Victorinox is one of my most beloved of brands. It’s definitely not a typical beauty one, but I can’t tell you how many times their luggage has saved me from packing disasters, and no matter how hard the baggage handlers try, my suitcases from the brand come out looking like brand new, with their contents safe and dry inside. So, when I learned about their new eLLa fragrance, I couldn’t wait to try it!
Packaged in a bottle that looks like a cross between a hip flask and travel accessory, it’s a lovely subtle nod to the brand’s heritage, and bonus points for never getting lost in the depths of my handbag! The design is pretty flawless to be honest – the round disc is actually a makeup mirror which is just perfect for on-the-go touch ups!
To be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect from eLLa, but thankfully, I was happily surprised. It’s a lightweight scent which mixes notes of Kumquat, Fig Leaves and Ginger, with heart notes of Vanilla, Amber and Rosewood. This mix of fruity with almost gourmand notes gives the perfume a really unusual feel which is both wonderfully easy to wear as well feeling incredibly special. I easily got 4-6 hours wear before I felt the need to refresh with a light mist.