Friday, March 16, 2007

Geir Ness Laila

Produced by Geir Ness, a Norwegian fragrance model turned perfumer, Laila captures the essence of fresh mountain wildflowers of Norway. Mr. Ness’s story is truly inspiring, for he poured his heart and soul into creating this fragrance to appropriately represent his country and his mother. In fact, the fragrance takes his mother’s namesake with her signature silk screened on the bottle.

The notes, according to include Norwegian lilies, hints of watermelon and Norwegian snowflower. Having never smelled Norwegian lilies or Norwegian sunflower, I am reluctant to comment on those. “A hint of watermelon” seems quite accurate since the scent is not overly sweet or juicy, but watermelon is there nonetheless. The effect is fresh and soft, like newly laundered sheets dried by pure spring air.

Laila would be appropriate for a first date, an afternoon tea or an outdoor party. Mr. TMH says it smells like the fourth of July! What an American connotation for a Norwegian fragrance but I’ll take it. The fourth of July implies outdoor parties, lounging in wicker chairs, and eating fresh watermelon for certain. What a perfect fit for such a breezy, innocently feminine fragrance. I would add some flowers in my hair to accompany Laila on my skin, fourth of July or not.

Laila is available at and A 1.7 oz. bottle retails for $49 and the line includes many accessories, such as candles, hand and body cream and deodorant.
Image source:, Norwegian lily


Victoria said...

Laila is a favorite of mine. Some find it a little sharp, but I don't mind that in a crisp Spring floral. It's love;y.

chayaruchama said...

This is a very lovely Spring floral.
I agree with you girls...

Have a good w/e, all !

ForTheLoveOfPerfume said...

Hello Vic,

Sharp? Wow. I don't get that at all. It's fresh, soft, pure. Glad you like it also!


ForTheLoveOfPerfume said...

Hello Chaya,

That was my first thought when I dabbed - what a perfect scent to review for spring! Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs to you!