Miu Miu is the debut fragrance from the Miu Miu fashion house, and it’s a very good starting point! It’s fresh, pretty, young, a little bit of a crowd-pleaser, but very, very likeable. It took me a while to warm to it, which is strange really as it’s a floral fragrance and I love a floral scent, but I think I was expecting something quite different, especially since the bottle is quite retro and unusual, so I think I may have been expecting something similar from the scent itself.
The fragrance notes for Miu Miu are relatively simple yet effective, with a top note of Lily of the Valley, a beautiful trio of rose, jasmine and green notes at the heart and Akigalawood (a derivative of patchouli oil) at the base. With such an abundance of prettiness, this fragrance could very easily veer off into sickly territory, but thankfully the green notes sharpen it up a little and the Akigalawood adds an ever so slightly woody finish. I had put this aside as one to give away but having sniffed it quite a bit once the dry down had settled, I’m actually really liking it, so I think it’ll go into rotation for fragrances to work my way through this Autumn. Prices start at £48 for 30ml and go up to £92 for 100ml here – link.