Perfumed Alphabet: M is for Mimosa



At the mention of mimosa,

I might first think of champagne, but

Upon some scrutiny closer,

I might recall acacia,

Or cassie, which are other names.

By any, it should smell the same.


A yellow pom-pom in wild form,

Its extract smells quite comforting.

Even when not a soliflore,

It plays well in mixed floral things.

Mine has a warm, “cooked” quality.

I’ve heard it’s “green” and “powdery.”



My mimosa absolute (Acacia mearnsii, or “black wattle”) is a greenish, amorphous, gel-like material in a metal container, that’s very hard for me to describe, except with the adjectives above. In a way, Paco Rabanne Crazy Me was “one that got away,” as I liked it much more than the others that the algorithm recommended based on my personality quiz, but I’d already spent a lot on perfume that week and wasn’t entirely sold on the “indestructible” Capri-Sun–reminiscent packaging of the Pacollection series. Is it the wasabi or the mimosa note I regret? I’m not sure…

What are your favorite mimosa perfumes?






4 thoughts on “Perfumed Alphabet: M is for Mimosa

  1. Sadly, I don’t have one. I like mimosa as an accent, but as the main player, I’ve been unable to appreciate it properly because I always pick up an oily odor that throws me off. It is the note I’m still trying to come to terms with. It’s like an olfactory life goal for me. To like mimosa, and understand it. Ironically, the street I live at is named after mimosas.


      1. Well, my interest in perfumes does make me want to experience and understand as many notes as possible. But mimosas are indeed something special to me. One of my grandmas liked them a lot. It’s both an academic and emotional desire

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  2. I might be mistaken, but I think that what is known as mimosa is Acacia dealbata (silver wattle, blue wattle).
    Mimosa is one of my favorite scents in nature, and I have several perfumes with that dominant note – Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom, Frederick Malle Une Fleur de Cassie, Prada Infusion de Mimosa and Givenchy Amarige Harvest Mimosa

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