I’m always searching for that perfect perfume–the one that will become my all-time favorite fragrance and never have me sniffing another scent. When I recently tested Joya FvsS Composition No.1 (the white bottle) and Joya FvsS Composition No.6 (the black bottle), I wasn’t quite ready to throw out every other perfume I own, but these two beauties have certainly found a permanent spot in my fragrance collection. In fact, they’re holding steady as my two favorites at the moment.
No. 6 is an intriguing, rich scent–It’s top notes are Fujian cypress, juniper berries, and grapefruit. Middle notes are lotus leaves and blossoms. The dry down is green meadowgrass, cedarwood, Haitian vetiver, and amber
No. 1 is a lighter fragrance. It reminds me of a French perfume with bright citrus and floral notes as well as musk and sandalwood. The top notes are sparkling Italian mandarin, Brazilian orange, and fresh quince. Middle notes are heliotrope petals, tuberose, jasmin, camellia, and Damask rose. And the dry down is creamy sandalwood, pale musk and a hint of tonka bean.
Honestly, when I first smelled both of these oils in the bottle, I wasn’t so sure about them, but after I applied them on my skin, I couldn’t get enough. I love both of them and have been alternating my use of No. 6 and No. 1. They are so unique and wear beautifully. Perfume oils usually disappear immediately on me, but both of these truly last throughout the day.
Joya No. 1 and No. 6 come in handcrafted white/black porcelain bottles with 22k gold dipped wands. Price: $112.00/75ml. They’re also available in travel sized roll-ons, which I tested. Price: $28.00/10ml. They can be found at Barneys New York, Opening Ceremony, and Scent Bar. You can also check out Joya’s capsule site at joyastudio.com.
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