Hi Crew, This is another blind buy decant from Surrender To Chance. Suceabeille seems new to the STC site but Beekeeper’s Daughter was released in 2019. On looking up Parfumo there seem to be dozens of perfumes by Sucreabeille and this fragrance is so affordable, especially for its being vegan and cruelty free. Extra plus is that it’s woman owned, Andrea. Based in Washington state USA. Also it comes in oil or EdP. Sucreabeille site sends to most of the world except the EU
Beekeeper’s Daughter by Sucreabeille
Sucreabeille gives these featured accords:
Pure honeycomb, freshly harvested from the hive; a blooming herb garden full of clary sage, fennel, and thyme; peach blossoms and a touch of medicinal camphor.
O M G! Rich honey, funky and herbal. We get our honey from friends who get it directly from their hives. It is so tapestried and flavoursome that it doesn’t even compare to the stuff in the shops. Every batch is slightly different. Sometimes it has a green tinge, exactly like this. Honey from the shops is much cleaner, sweeter and far less animal.
I can smell the garden through the heart but it’s still honey in the forefront. There is also a reference to the smell of dogs paws, well my beautiful dog’s paws smell like it. Also, the super sweet smell of men’s urinals from outside the block. Not that disgusting foulness from inside, up close. It’s one of my favourite animalics and honey quite often reflects it.
This is not for the faint of heart. Absolutely unisex and delightfully feral. From wrist length it smells much less confrontational but bring it up to my nose and it’s all the growly honey. Amazing. I seriously can’t recommend this highly enough if off the charts honey is your jam.
Does vegan and cruelty free make you more interested?
Your writing makes this sound delicious. As a female led company I’m surprised it wasn’t just named “The Beekeeper” though adding the daughter bit does make is a prettier name.
I’m not mad about honey unless it’s the really dark Greek honey that tastes almost burnt.
Honey in perfumery? Not for me either.
Playing devil’s advocate here but my vegan friends don’t eat honey. So would this appeal to vegans?
Cruelty free, vegan, clean, natural etc as descriptors are just so much noise to me. Unless objective, measurable descriptors are used such as “ingredients & fragrance not tested on animals in the last 50 years” then cruelty free is just an inference.
Ok scientists rant over.
In short Sucreabeille Beekeeper’s Daughter doesn’t appeal to me as I dislike honey
Ahhh, I did not even think of these questions (obvs). I got excited that people are finally starting to think of this at all. Being a non-veg person they’re not so important to me and not being a scientist it didn’t even occur to me. Thanks for the extra info.
Jin is not a fan of honey either but I can lick it straight from a spoon.
I was somehow expecting a darker colored liquid but if it’s vegan it wouldn’t have any bee-produced components so there’s the magic of perfumery again! I think I’m more of a “honeyed floral” than a “honey” admirer in perfumes, but I’d give it a sniff.
Hey Nose Prose,
The super magic of perfumery.
I’d love to hear if you enjoyed Beekeepers Daughter.
I do like honey, but feral is not something I actively seek out. My favorite honey scent is Slowdive by Hiram Green. I’m not particular about vegan/cruelty-free advertising as a lot of that is just greenwashing or meaningless claims. I love a beeswax note and since the bees are not harmed by harvesting some of it I don’t feel bad. I am an ovo/lacto vegetarian who wears leather so that’s my personal stance.
I find Slowdive really animalic and funky too, so maybe this could be for you.
The only place I could be a vegetarian is in India, even then I’d be with you on the ovo/lacto vegetarianism and I like that the leather is used if an animal is going to be killed anyway. Use everything.
While I like eating honey, and in my childhood I was lucky to have a relative who supplied a homemade honey to us, in most perfumes I tried, I strongly dislike that note. Floris Honey Oud is the only perfume with honey I can think of liking.
Most of the modern labels (fat-free, sugar-free, non-GMO, vegan, clean, cruelly free, all-natural, etc.) annoy me, but I try my best to stay open-minded and not judge the product just by them.
Perfume you described would not be my cup of tea, but without your description I would’ve never known that because I usually don’t try at a store perfumes that look like Tokyo Milk, Imaginary Authors, etc. – not my esthetics.
Oh, this sounds just gorgeous! I love feral perfumes, and honey as a note, and bee motifs. I’m going to have to try this one.
I just read a book today (well, over the course of the last few days, but I devoured 80% of it today in one sitting) called The Bees by Laline Paull. It’s such a gorgeous fiction book about a hive of bees, from the perspective of one of them, and I actually hadn’t expected to do this but I think I may review it on my blog later this week, since it is what I’d consider an olfactory novel — so much of what the bees use to get around and communicate is encoded in scent. It’s a fascinating perspective, a gripping book, and it plays with scent as communication in ways I’d scarcely considered before.
Anyway, all this is to say that bees have been on my mind a lot lately, and I just read a very good book about them, and seeing this looks like fate. I’m going to have to try it next time I order from Surrender to Chance. Thanks for this review!
I am a Sucreabeille addict. For honey lover’s my fav is their Imperial Queen: Creamy honey nectar, pink peonies, real ylang ylang, and peach blossoms. Delicious!
OOOH! Good to know. Thanks Sue.
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