Highland Lilac of Rochester is all about lilac, a classic that has been around for a long time that is one of the reference lilac perfumes if you want straight up lilac and nothing else! Created by Dan Morgan in 1967. He was a former horticultural student and wanted to develop a high quality lilac scent - the smell when they are at their peak. In consultation with IFF, he was very successful at doing exactly that..
Fragrantica - "A perfect realistic lilac scent, smooth edges and excellent performance in terms of both longevity and sillage. Romantic without being suggestive. Like the real flowers, the sprayed area smells better from a few inches away than right up close."
Basenotes - "I ordered a sample of Highland Lilac of Rochester before lilac season so I could actually compare the two. I was surprised with the result, Highland Lilac of Rochester really does smell like fresh blooming lilacs!"
Fragrantica - "It's like pressing your nose directly into one of those velvety fresh blooms on a crisp but comfortable twilight evenings,I can imagine in Rochester New York riding next to my favorite person in the whole world in a horse drawn carriage down a lane of lilacs arm in arm on my Birthday...a day reserved just for me...clouds of scent surrounding us and wistfully enjoying lilac colored scented macaroons...a lovely lilac cocktail."
Fragrantica - "When I was a little girl, I was in love with flowers, especially ones that had a great scent. Every spring I would wait anxiously until the lilacs bloomed, and then would gather huge bouquets of the flowers to be put in vases on the nightstand by my bed. I would lay in the dark and smell their sweet fragrance until I drifted off to sleep. (I confess. I still do this!) Highland Lilac is this scent. It is the most realistic, fresh, "spring like" lilac I have ever found. It is truly like fresh pressed flowers. No chemical overtone. No additional notes to dilute its' loveliness. Perfect sillage and longevity. This is lilac - pure and simple."