Hegoa by Teo Cabanel is a really nice, delicate, clean floral scent of the “white-rosey-greenish” family, with a juicy heart of rose and tea – really recognisable and well executed, a simple and graceful combo well blended with the cozy warmth of amber and vanilla. That’s it. It feels “small and cozy” like a small cottage in the countryside, with a feel of peace and unpretentious refinement all over. And also, quite “childlike” somehow: for some reasons – I guess its bright and gentle “white-roseness” together with the intimate sweetness of tea and amber – Hegoa smells really lively, carefree, “innocent” and slightly naif – like one of those vintage illustrations of country children playing with cats you see on tin cans for biscuits or coffee. “Arcadian”, if that makes sense. A bit dull and cutesy perhaps (and overall not that far from some designer scents playing the same chords), but really pleasant and nice to wear.
As soon as I opened the bottle, I knew this was going to be trouble... sure enough- the fruit notes in this fragrance somehow managed to smell sour and fermented at the same time- really disappointing
One me Julia opens with a vibrant fruity floral and dry downs to a slightly powdery fruity sweetness with a warm note of sandalwood and musk. Lovely for a warm evening out.
01st April, 2009 (last edited: 15th May, 2009)