Go Ask Alice by EnVoyage Perfumes receives Martha’s Vineyard Islander’s Choice Award
Go Ask Alice by EnVoyage Perfumes ~ review by Monica Miller
On Pajama Island (Martha’s Vineyard) Islanders aged 18-65 chose Go Ask Alice by EnVoyage Perfumes as thier #1 perfume from the Summer of Patchouli LOVE 2011 Perfume Pharmer project.
Alice is a well structured perfume from beginning to end with a flamboyant attitude and a playful spirit. Vanilla beans and mimosa flowers flick their bohemian skirts at you while the pricey little ambergris note reminds you of the beauty of the ocean as it meets sparkling sand crystals.
Pros: Go Ask Alice is a Fabulous scent loved by die hard Patch Haters as well as true blue Rainbow Flower Girls and Boys. It is unisexy, well constructed, grown-up, sophisticated, playful, Cover Girl Boho luxury…
Cons: Can’t think of any.
Notes: Unisex Oriental-Amber
Top Notes: California orange peel, bitter orange Caribe, bergamot from Calabria, Sri Lankan black pepper, and orange flower laced with fresh raspberry and strawberry
Heart Notes: Patchouli leaf tincture, mimosa blossoms, and rose absolute
Base Notes: Vintage patchouli Sumatra, sandalwood deux, cocoa, vanille, tonka, labdanum Spain, balsam Peru France, and beach-washed ambergris
Reminds me of: Saturdays, (all the wonderful things about)
Designer’s Description: Mood: Joyous adventure. “Go Ask Alice con-temporizes the theme of the 1967 Summer of Love, a time when young Americans protested the Vietnam War, sold flowers, smoked pot, and trailed clouds of patchouli, and raises it to the level of a classy, wearable, and versatile perfume.”
Number of times tested: Many, over months.
Fragrance Strength: EDP 15%
Sillage: (A Little / Average / A Lot): Perfectly acceptable sillage and longevity for a natural perfume. the ingredient quality is well reflected in this (real ambergris, vintage patchouli and vanilla/cocoa base notes)
Note About the Packaging: EnVoyage’s practical stylish sprays are great, easy no-spill. I would love to see GAA in …the Boho chick she deserves. I imagine the future may bring some surprises in presentation.
The Bottom Line: What’s not to like? At least a sample!
“Seriously gorgeous work.” Marlen Elliot Harrison, The Perfume Critic