Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Darling Clandestine Kendraberry perfume oil - Review

I am always on the lookout for green tea scents. So when I had an opportunity to pick up Darling Clandestine's Kendraberry from a destash (it is normally sold in the winter months) I made sure to pick it up! I'm still fairly new to Darling Clandestine fragrances (a destashed r/Hug of Death was my first foray) so not having to wait for a seasonal catalog change is always ideal for me. Kendraberry has a lot of notes that I love - green tea, fizz, and fruit. I am growing to love the depth of Darling Clandestine fragrances, and this one is no exception. Since Kendraberry isn't available right at this moment, pricing information for my bitsy vial is going with current DC pricing schemes.

I mentioned some of the notes before, but the list for Kendraberry is a bright, effervescent honeysuckle spritzer, tempered with fresh fruits and juniper and green tea and amber and ozone. Opening the vial, the initial sniff is fizz and light berries. It's funny how fizz is a discernible scent. Behind the fizz is a slight hint of tea. Wet on the skin, the scent is a bit more earthy - juniper and ozone combining with the green tea, but falling back into a fizzy background so it isn't totally earthy. There's a slight hint of fruit and flowers as well.

After the oil dries, the juniper comes forward and combines with the fruit. The scent leaves a minty aftertaste (you know, nose and throat and all that - I didn't drink it!) but nothing overwhelming. There's a very light top floral note that keeps the scent light. The throw on this isn't enormous, and it does hug close to the skin, but the scent lasts. I noticed this still sticking around 9 hours and a spin class into my day, and that wasn't with huffing my wrist obsessively.

So far with Darling Clandestine, I've been pretty impressed. I am looking forward to experiencing the rest of the seasonal catalog!


  • Fruit! Tea! Fizz! 
  • Great longevity
  • Throw isn't huge, hugs close to the skin
Darling Clandestine Kendraberry perfume oil - $5 for 3.7 mL (1 dram "bitsy" vial)
Review - 4.5/5

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, this sounds interesting! And I like that it's so long lasting.