Fruity is definitely not my favorite group of fragrances. But as all perfumistas like a little change every now and then, there are days when I actually crave for some fruity composition to wear. Fragrance such as Neela Vermeire Creations Bombay Bling is an instant fruity mood-lifter. Another one that I recently revisited and found particularly interesting among fruity blends available on niche market is Lovely Day, a perfume from Spanish line – Ramon Monegal Barcelona.
This perfume opens on my skin with brisky and tart aroma of black currant. It has bright and luminous smell that is reminiscent of the rays of light sparkling on a berry surface like a beam of light on a disco ball. The flavor this black currant emanates is so realistic and true that you might feel almost like you were taking a stroll around a berry garden. It also makes me salivate. After 15-20 minutes I begin to detect some delicate spicy tones composed of unprecise spices.
Then Lovely Day unveils a charming floral bouquet made of carefully selected flowers of fresh flowers with beautiful petals. First you can smell a slightly indolic jasmine that is blended with a big accord of white flowers. Despite some indol being present there I have an overal feeling of freshness and tidiness coming from the jasmine note. A while later the perfume releases a rosy tone. It’s sheer pink, rather feminine and delicate. When combined with jasmine it kind of smells like an exquisite fabric softener. In fact Lovely Days smells really great when sprayed on t-shirt.
When you wear this perfume for a couple of hours this fruity & floral mixture of black currant, rose and jasmine will start to develop more powdery impression created thanks to the iris note. It brings soft and silky vibe that in some hard to explain way the fragrance feels slippery, like an actual piece of silk fabric. As the drydown slowly starts to commence you might notice some dark sweetness of licorice which is combined with mentholated crispiness and freshness of cassis. There is also some cedar wood to add more substance to the final stage of Lovely Day.
Ramon Monegal created Lovely Day as happy and optimistic perfume which suits early spring best. It’s tart and slightly bitter-sweet aroma of black currant is like a reminder of ending winter while crispy and floral notes announce spring. The composition of this eau de parfum stays relatively close to the skin but the lasting power is really good, between 6 and 8 hours.