2020 was a year unlike any other, and it was incredibly hard for so many people for a myriad of reasons. However, despite all of its hardships, for many, lockdown brought an opportunity to slow down, to reflect, and to pause. And that’s exactly what Miller Harris’ latest fragrance evokes; Reverie de Bergamote Eau de Parfum is a unisex citrus-celebration that captures the peaceful tranquility of optimistic hope. Read on to find out what I think of this soothing yet uplifting fragrance…
This Fragrance Smells Like…
Like sweet juice running down the bright green peel of a bergamot, the Miller Harris Eau de Parfum is a crisp and refreshing ode to tranquil mornings and bright, uplifting energy. It starts with a sweet zestiness as tart bergamot from the Calabria region blends with juicy orange and honeyed tangerine. This sweetness is balanced by the herbal bitterness of artemisia, with summer basil offering a fresh and aromatic edge. This medley is then made even more aromatic in the heart as soothing lavender and geranium collide with leather and rosemary, taking you on a fragrant trail from the orchard and into the herb garden. The elegant base of vetiver adds a dry and woody tone, enhanced by the earthiness of moss and patchouli, before a final flourish of cosy sandalwood adds a warming woodiness.
What’s The Story Behind This Scent?
From the nose of Emilie Bouge, this bright and uplifting scent is Miller Harris’ first new fragrance in 18 months; it’s about finding the joy in the simple things in life that matter most to us. It’s been inspired by the lazy mornings when lockdown halted the hecticness and busyness of our everyday lives.
We turned to fresh air, gardens and long walks, seeking optimism in the everyday – music, art, podcasts and more – allowing us to take moments for ourselves that we might not have found the time for before. I love that the grounding green notes have been added to represent the sanctity of green spaces that many of us relied upon when all we could do was go for walks and take comfort in nature. The optimistic blend of citrus and earthy greenery mixed with balancing woods is calming, soothing and joyful, evoking the quiet feeling of hope that got us all through the pandemic.
You Will Love This If…
If you love unique and sparkling scents that will put a spring in your step and evoke a feeling of tranquil optimism, then you’ll love Reverie de Bergamote. It’s one that would be loved by all ages too; when I was wearing Reverie de Bergamote, my grandad complimented me on it and said how elegant and interesting the fragrance was.
Is Reverie de Bergamote Unisex?
Yes – the Miller Harris perfume is suitable for (and I think, will be loved by) all genders.
What’s The Longevity Like?
This perfume lasts well; as with many Eau de Parfums, it lasts for around 6 hours. The initial rush of citrus smooths into a sweet and aromatic earthiness that lingers beautifully
What’s Special About The Bottle?
The matte square bottle is dressed in a sunshine-yellow that immediately lifts your mood and adds a touch of optimism to your dresser. The letters are embossed in gold, while the golden lid offers a sense of luxurious elegance, which we’ve come to expect from Miller Harris. I love the finer details too, such as the MH initials at the very crown of the bottle.