Sparkly Days, Exaltatum Mimosa Gold

Over the last couple of years the arrival of September meant something exciting for me. Normally I should have my bags packed by now, living my summer holiday adventure (in Italy or somewhere else for a change) just like I used to do it over the last 5 years. But not this time. I’m still spending my days at home, thinking where to get some rest in Poland. But I lack the mood & inspiration for that. At the end of this week I should be travelling to Florence for Pitti but it’s not going to happen.

2020 is weird in so many ways because of Covid… Thank goodness that our passion for perfume transcends any borders. Can you imagine all of us being connected by an invisible thread and forming a fragrant net that wraps around the globe? Thanks to Elena, who I miss greatly, I was able to discover Mimosa Gold from Exaltatum – a brand that I didn’t know before. This composition starts with a sweet scent of mirabelle which takes me down the memory lane as in my home town there were wild mirabelle plum trees growing in many places & I remember the delicate scent of their flowers and the ripe aroma of their little pink-orange fruit. After a moment almond blossom joins in – it has a characteristic, slightly milky floral tone that I know mostly from cosmetic products.

Champaca flower introduces a yellow tinge to the perfume, at the same time bringing forth a creamy texture that feels like a sun tan lotion scented with gently tropical notes. Star anise adds a subtle spicy feeling to the perfume while lemon petitgrain make the opening feel more fresh. Mimosa Gold hides its true glory in its heart. A multidimensional mimosa accord starts with a layer of sweet, oozing golden honey that unrolls in front of you like a red carpet in Cannes during the film festival. Not overdone in any aspect, its luminosity with a back note of warm beeswax leads to a floral bouquet that is there to cheer you up. Millions of tiny yellow pom poms, each of them like a little sun.

Exaltatum Mimosa Gold marries the scent of mimosa dealbata – gently sweet & pollen-like, almost powdery with acacia farnesiana which is slightly more dense, waxy. They are blended so skillfully that all you want to do is sit back and inhale this sweet, flowery and very dreamy scent. This mimosa note is composed with a lot of finesse – it feels very different from other perfume that focus on this tiny golden flower, but there is certainly a room for various interpretations. Complexity of mimosa accord is followed here by creamy and summery scent of ylang-ylang. Milky and powdery, almost almondy heliotrope adds a delicious facet a’la pastry cream. Its flavor is quite unique.

All of you probably know that pleasant feeling when the rays of sun warms your skin. Mimosa Gold has a similar effect on the senses. For the next couple of hours it lets you enjoy the powdery & creamy nuances colored with yellow and gold streaks. Gradually the perfume dries down to a comforting, soft base of sandalwood. Its woodiness is supple & delicate, an equivalent of a hug from a loved one. Tonka adds a bit of creaminess and an aromatic vibe. Benzoin recalls the honeyed feel from the opening but with a more resinous feel to it. Hint of silky iris evolves into a rooty scent of dry vetiver with a bit of patchouli stained soil. This truly intricate perfume will charm you with its glowy facets. It’s a composition full of optimism and youthful joy. An actual burst of yellow happiness.

After trying Mimosa Gold from Exaltatum I’m glad that Elena introduced me to this indie house. The brand is owned and the fragrances are created by Eglija Vaitkevice – Lithuanian who honed her perfumery skills at Grasse Institute of Perfumery. She now lives in London where she composes according to her own vision. Isn’t she an excellent example that perfume knows no bounds? Mimosa Gold is an extract de parfum and comes in 50 ml bottles. The brand is also offering more perfumista-friendly sizes – 15 and 30 ml flacons. I look forward to finding out how her other scents smell like.

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10 thoughts on “Sparkly Days, Exaltatum Mimosa Gold

  1. Jillie says:

    A dreamy post, in many different ways. A lovely way to brighten up a gloomy day here, and so detailed that I think I can almost smell this liquid sunshine. A delightful review of a special perfume created by an imaginative person.

    • lucasai says:

      Thank you dear Jillie. Mimosa Gold is a finely composed perfume and knowing that you love to support local businesses, the fact that Exaltatum is based in London must give an extra plus in your eyes.

  2. hajusuuri says:

    This sounds very nice! It’s a new brand for me as well! I will have to find a stockist closer to home.

  3. rickyrebarco says:

    Wow, Mimosa Gold sounds beautiful. Mimosa, champaca, petitgrain, honey & acacia, mmmmm. This is a new brand for me also and I look forward to trying it . I love that they offer smaller bottles.
    I’m sad that there is no travel this year for sure. I would have been in Spain now, drinking wonderful wine, eating fabulous food and sniffing many perfumes! Hopefully by next year this time things will have improved enough for all of us to be able to travel again.
    I’m thankful to you, Lucas, and all my fragrant compadres, for keeping me interested and occupied with reading about and trying new fragrances!

    • lucasai says:

      It’s a complex composition and the mimosa note is realistic and built of many layers. If you’re into mimosa, it’s a must try I think.

      Yes, kudos to Eglija for offering the variety of sizes.

      Such a shame that you couldn’t go to Spain. But there will be next year and surely many wonderful travels in the future.

      Glad to have you around. If I didn’t have friendly readers around i would’ve stopped long ago.

  4. Undina says:

    Well… Just the fact that it was a full review for mimosa perfume immediately told me that you liked it, and I would probably like it too 🙂 And then you just sang a song about it! And I like the fact that the perfumer comes from Lithuania. I’ll be on a lookout for the brand.

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