Fragrance

Lumira Paradisium Collection

November 24, 2014

Lumira Paradisium Collection c/o, Scarf by Nordstrom, Bracelet by Tiffany T, Clutch by Truffle c/o, Chanel Card Case

Australian-based home fragrance candle designer Lumira has just released new fragrance and body items in their Paradisium Collection. There is an Eau de Parfum ($90 AUD, 50ml/1.7fl.oz), Candle ($40 AUD, 180g/6.3oz) and Hand & Body Cream ($30 AUD, 100ml/3.3oz), each are exquisite and unlike anything else I’ve ever tried. Lumira kindly sent me samples to try and I’m head over heels in love with the Eau de Parfum. Description from Lumira:

“The Paradisium signature eau de parfum opens with the freshness of Bergamot, Grapefruit and Lemon,
developing into a luscious heart of Fig Nectar and Guava before settling with Vetiver, Sea Moss and Cedarwood. Lumira’s Paradisium Collection pays homage to Earth’s natural abundance, seducing with notes of luscious green fig intertwined with fresh bergamot to produce a light, sophisticated fragrance for man or woman, evocative of a verdant Mediterranean nirvana.”

The Eau de Parfum is a wonderful refreshing and bright scent. The mix of all the notes is really incredible. There is a hint of fig which I adore in candles and shower gels but have never been able to wear in a perfume until now. I’ve found scents like fig to be good for the home, but not wearable. Lumira Paradisum is perfect. The mix of cedar wood and vetiver helps tone down the sweetness and gives it depth and edge. There are bursts of citrus with the Grapefruit and Lemon which make this a fresh lightweight scent. It’s not too youthful nor is it too mature, it’s right in between and although I do believe picking a fragrance is an extremely personal depending on tastes, mood, age, gender, Lumira Paradisium seems to be a fragrance that I feel can suit many. 

I would have never thought the mix of Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Fig Nectar, Guava, Vetiver, Sea Moss and Cedarwood would be a good mix. It seems extremely complex and complicated with so many different notes combined. Paradisium is a complex scent but it’s blended perfectly in a way that it’s not overpowering at all. The strength of the Eau de Parfum is really really good, lasting all day and into the evening.

I found the scent of the Body Cream and Candle to be identical to the Eau de Parfum. The Hand and Body Cream is luxuriously moisturizing but not greasy. It has Shea Butter and Macadamia Seed Oil. It makes the hands feel very smooth. I haven’t used it on the body yet, mainly because it’s so incredible on the hands and I want to make it last.

The Paradisium Candle comes cased in a matte ebony black jar with a gold interior. It’s quite luxe. I found it took about 10 minutes of burn time for the initial burn before I could smell the scent fill the room. There’s something classic about the black jar and subtle glossy embossed lettering that makes this very elegant looking. It makes a good decorative accent to the home without being distracting.
Paradisium is more of a spring fragrance for me, but I still think it’s perfect for right now. In Southern California we are wondering if winter will ever arrive. Our summer came very late, it seems winter is stalling here as well – not that I’m complaining. All three items in the new collection are winners. I hope they are not limited-edition because I know I will be burning through the candle very soon and need to replenish. 
You can find Lumira products on atelierlumira.com (they do ship internationally). Additional stockiest listed here. Have you tried Lumira before? If so, what are your favorites?
Many thanks to Lumira for sending me samples for review.

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  • It sounds very nice indeed. I also love fig for the home but have never worn it as a perfume. When I was reading the description, I immediately imagined something unisex and quite fresh and earthy! I also love the packaging!

    Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

    • Glad to know I'm not the only one, I've always wanted to wear fig too 🙂 Finally I can!

  • It sounds wonderful! Especially loving the look of that candle. SO chic!

  • michelle

    I'm just going to say..what they said ^ ^ ^ exactly my thoughts:)

  • Oh wow I love the packaging..

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
    xoxo

  • I love how it's black I feel like most candles are either clear or white. Black is just so mysterious and edgy.

    Fancy Nancy’s YouTube

  • Lumira candles are just perfect
    Lots of love, xx

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  • Anonymous

    I can't seem to determine which colour the Norstrom scarf is… Could you please let me know? Much appreciated, V.

    • Hi V. – I looked at my order and the scarf color is "Grey Medium Heather." Looking at the website indicates many of the colors have since sold out. I was just at the store yesterday looking to buy an ivory and another grey like the one I have for gifts – the sales associate said they are being replaced by a new version that has a more open weave for a lighter feel. It looks like the new version has a color called MEDIUM GREY HEATHER, but it's not the same weave and it's also not on sale.

      Here it is for reference:

      http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nordstrom-tissue-weight-wool-cashmere-wrap/3835216

  • I travel to Oz often as I have family there. On my trip at Christmas, I purchased two of the Lumira "Cuban Tobacco" candle which is absolutely fabulous. I've burned through one and half way down on the second. I'm obsessed.