Launched in 2015, Magnolys is dedicated to the magnolia, Andree’s favourite flower. As fresh as it is romantic, Magnolys brings to mind the sweet, eager energy of a 16 year old Liesl, excited for the responsibilities–and pleasures–of adulthood. Black currant provides a burst of dark, tangy juice which is contrasted by the dulcet, clean-smelling peach blossoms nearby. Magnolia is resplendent, a cream-colored star of scent, it’s mauve-ish center exhaling a unique fragrance that is slightly heady, yet intensely green, like linden blossom minus the lime/almond associations. Ylang-ylang is a tropical influence, a beam of banana-yellow light that is richly luxuriant. Nutmeg’s floral, nutty spice is almost entirely hidden by the prominent florals that it supports, yet it’s gritty heat is the candlelight by which these blooms shine all the brighter. Clary sage affords Magnolys a proverbial breath in the shade, it’s cool, fuzzy texture a lovely pause in this uptempo, luminous fragrance. Solar notes reinforce the general beam of positivity Magnolys projects. A scent that conveys the pure, unbridled optimism of youth–or seasonal rebirth–Magnolys is a joyous indulgence.
Blackcurrant, Peach Blossom, Magnolia, Ylang-Ylang, Nutmeg, Clary Sage, Solar Accord