On Friday I am attending the BBC Good Food Show with The Blogger Programme and I am so excited about it. I can't think of a nicer day out, or something which I would enjoy more. There is something called a "Lindt Tasting Experince" which I do believe has my name written all over it. There is also something called a Cakes & Bakes Village which sounds utterly wonderful. I'm so happy to have been asked to attend and I will definitely be posting about it on here, twitter and snapchat throughout the day so if you want to watch me eat copious amounts of baked goods then do check back on Friday for an update or two!
Because of this, I was sent the MiN New York Chef's Table Eau de Parfum* in the little sample sized bottles. The scent is derived around food, hence the name and the involvement with the BBC Good Food Show. The perfume is exclusive to Selfridges and whilst I had never heard of the brand before, I was interested to find out what it smelt like, considering the scent is supposed to 'evoke a tableside gazpacho'.
About the MiN New York Chef's Table Eau de Parfum:
"Lose yourself in MiN New York's conceptual storytelling, Chapter Three, Chef's Table eau de parfum evokes a tableside gazpacho prepared with fresh fruits and herbs al fresco en Provence. The Recipe: Peel and muddle a bergamot with fresh sprigs of basil and clary sage from the garden. Pour a generous dose of the most precious Turkish rose oil in the world into a gazpacho of tomato and cassis. Garnish with a tonka bean pod. Serve in a chilled glass bowl."
Chef's Table is Chapter Three within Volume Two of MiN New York's Scent Stories, which from what I gather is a conceptual storytelling within each of its perfumes which is supposed to evoke memories within its scents. I really love this idea as it does make each perfume, each scent, each chapter and each volume a real well thought out masterpiece.
Top: Tomato Leaf, Bergamot & Basil
Heart: Turkish Rose, Iris & Clary Sage
Base: Tonka Bean, Ambergris & Musk
I recieved the little sample sized bottles so I can't comment on packaging, although the full sized 75 ml bottle is black, clean and sleek. One thing I can comment on is the scent which I have been thinking about how to put into words for hours. I have never smelt anything like it. There is nothing to compare it to. It is incredibly unique and once again, I really could not describe it no matter how hard I tried. I would say it smells quite herby and high-end. It reminds me of going into Jo Malone and layering some of their fragrances up to create a unique smell just for you. Do I like it? I am really not sure. When I first applied it I found it to be rather overwhelming whereas my Mum really liked it when it was first applied. Towards the end of the day when it had faded slightly, I then started to like it as it smelt a lot lighter but as someone who likes light, clean, floral scents, I am really unsure about this one.
I think if you love herby, unique scents then you will love this perfume. It's fairly light but completely unique - there is literally no other fragrance I could compare this to. I would really like to try another perfume within Volume Two, which is made up of five fragrances, although they are high-end. A 75 ml bottle of Chef's Table costs £200, with Selfridges holding exclusivity.
(*Product sent for an honest review via The Blogger Programme)