New Stella Peony is a light , airy amber-y floral fragrance, almost a skinscent. Perfect for those who like the fragrances to be noticed only when you get really close.
The fragrance is pretty and soft but the base notes of amber and patchouli give it a little boost. Initially you get a pop of citrus ( mandarin) , then dewy florals ( freesia , pink peony and lotus flower) . As it goes along , the grounding notes of cedar, ambergris and patchouli are there . The amber is more pronounced to my nose than the patchouli but both make the fragrance better , warmer and add some depth.
As an EDT is has light to medium lasting power , but can be reapplied without worrying about overload and is easily wearable anytime.
I have read that Stella Peony is very similar to the now discontinued Stella Peony In Two. I never smelled that one so I can't say myself but it seems to be a popular opinion.
Stella McCartney is known for her environmental awareness and here according to the brand " the warm, masculine Amber note in the scent is derived from an innovative, modern and environmentally friendly substitute for Ambergris. The fragrance’s sensual skin-note is enhanced by polished Patchouli, extracted through molecular distillation and sustainably sourced by local farming projects in Java and Sumatra, Indonesia, ensuring greater revenues for the farmers and a more conscious product for the end consumer "
Stella Peony EDT is available at Sephora . $48 (30ml), $70 (50ml) and $89 (100ml)