Monday, 11 September 2017

Capturing Ruth Mastenbroek's Latest Release - Firedance

Ruth Mastenbroek Firedance Fragrance
Photo above from Ruth Mastenbroek

Ruth Mastenbroek Firedance Fragrance

I've discovered some super fragrances during the course of this Summer, and have managed to gain some vials either through online or whilst shopping at the dept store. But it's always particularly lovely when you discover a niche brand as they tend to bring something a little different to the table. One that I've particularly enjoyed recently is Ruth Mastenbroek's Firedance.* 

Unless you're a real fragrance connoisseur or share a love of niche brands, Ruth Mastenbroek may not be a familiar name to you. However, after starting her long career in perfume as an assistant manager in London's prestigious department store Selfridges, she then became the nose behind the many scents created for big names such as Kenneth Turner, fashion brand Jigsaw and of course, not forgetting the highly successful Jo Malone Grapefruit, which was loved so much by Jennifer Lopez, she ordered 300 candles for her hotel room. Ruth is also a former president for the British Perfumers Society, and if that wasn't enough under her belt, she has now created her her own signature line. 

The inspiration behind Firedance is a story of celebration and rejoicing in each moment of contentment in life, which made this a very fitting discovery what with just celebrating my daughter's 16th birthday.  

The fragrance...

Ingredients & fragrance family
Top: Apple, lemon
Heart: Damask rose, leather, cashmere
Base: Oudh, patchouli
Fragrance type: Rose

The main character from this fragrance is Damask Rose. Upon opening, it wasn't the usual flowery waft I was expecting but in a good way. The rich blends of apple and lemon along with its hearty oudh and patchouli base took me by surprise, leaving me to really appreciate this powerful blend. I'm not normally one for these deeper, richer scents but this really does ooze luxury and sophistication. It's exquisite.

Once settled, leather and cashmere is detected along with the Rose. It really is a beautiful combination. As they say, fragrances evoke different memories or capture different meanings to each person, and for me, the release of Firedance couldn't have come at a better time now we're heading into Autumn. Not one that likes to say goodbye to Summer, the amber notes provide that late Summer feel, whilst also promoting a rich, warm, deeper flavour that I like switch to during the Winter months. I love it! 

The design of the bottle is elegant and luxurious and would be happily placed on  my dressing table. But I particularly love the teardrop feature that captures a lovely enchanting theme Every Drop Tells A Story. I'm just drawn in!

Prices start at £90 for 50ml, although there is a 2ml sample for £5 for those of you who wish to discover more before buying the full size. Also in a sample size, you can purchase the entire collection featuring 3 further  more fragrances, which I think is great way to discover before putting together your Christmas wish list (yes, already!) 

You can purchase the range direct from the Ruth Mastenbroek website, Fenwicks of Bond Street or from selected independent retailers. 

Have you tried any fragrances from Ruth Mastenbroek?

Toni. xoxo

(*) Pr sample : This sample was kindly sent to me from a family member of Ruth Mastenbroek. All opinions are my own. 


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