40 Days and 40 Nights of Fragrance Notes: Mimosa
by Jessica M
It took me a long time to realize that I like the scent of mimosa. Actually, I’ve always been a little confused about mimosa, because the tree that we call “mimosa” in the northeastern United States, with its pink powder-puff flowers, is not the mimosa that shows up in perfume. The mimosas used in perfumery are the trees of the acacia genus, a different type altogether, with feathery leaves and clusters of yellow flowers that look like little pom-poms.
Here are a few fragrances that feature mimosa:
Annick Goutal Mimosa
L’Artisan Parfumeur Mimosa Pour Moi
Amouage Library Collection Opus III
Ayala Moriel Les Nuages de Joie Jaune
Calypso by Christianne Celle Mimosa
L’Occitane Mimosa (discontinued?)
Disclosure: The perfumes mentioned in this post were purchased (or sampled in stores) by the reviewer.
Reviewer: Jessica M
Photo Credits: Vintage mimosa soap label, via Art.com. Acacia dealbata, via Wikimedia Commons.
Graphic Credit: Melanie Parker