Last month I made a couple limited edition blends for a pop-up shop during Austin Fashion Week. Here's what inspired the perfume Poolside Mimosa.
Once I smelled it, I knew I was going to create a luxurious perfume. Mimosa Absolute has a very floral, fresh, and soft quality, which unfortunately can be lost if paired with bossy loud oils. So I kept it present by using a few other florals like jasmine, ylang ylang, and phenyl ethyl alcohol (a woody and rose-y isolate). It's amazing how quickly this formula became cloyingly sweet, so I tempered it with drier aromas like blood cedarwood and sandalwood. The final formula? An absolutely gorgeous floral and woody fragrance perfect for lounging poolside.
Interesting Fact: Though extremely beautiful and fragrant, Mimosa trees are considered an invasive, non-native, pest of a plant in certain areas. Learn more from The University of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.