Thursday, July 05, 2007

Rich Hippie Psychedelic

Rich Hippie says: Sensual, lush, mysterious and romantic with extracts of organic Madagascan vanilla bean, organic Madagascan ginger root and organic sweet orange peel.

This is the Rich Hippie fragrance for Gourmand lovers--if you like sweet orange vanilla creamsicles. I can do the orange thing once in awhile, although I'll admit vanilla with orange has never been a personal favorite flavor-odor combination. However, I like the combination better than chocolate with orange, and if I were to pick another Rich Hippie scent to buy, Psychedelic would be it. The lasting power is so-so (the most tenacious one seems to be Marrakech so far, and it's a very musky honeyed rose, the "Schiaparelli Shocking!" of the line) but as far as creamsicles go, it is the Rolls Royce among them all. It's a perfectly balanced blend from top to bottom and the sweetness is just right, scrumptious and mild, overall a fragrance that's sunshiney bright without being brassy. It's nice to know that a natural perfumery was able to create something that reminds me of The Exact Friction of Stars. Psychedelic gets a resounding "yum"!