Sixteen92 Mellifera is from an indie brand and is inspired by the Ray Bradbury quote from Dandelion Wine "“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” Notes of wildflower honey accord (not vegan), violet, jasmine sambac, vanilla-infused sugar and sandalwood.
Basenotes - "Oooey-Gooey honey opening with a steady dose of jasmine. Violet is nice and soft, reminds me of candied violet petals used as garnishes. There is natural beeswax absolute in this perfume keeping the scent of the comb and honey true to form. Impressive honey perfume that manages to be just the right amount of sweet without going over the syrupy or sickly edge."
Basenotes - "Beautiful floral. Dried honey, at times. This comes off to me, as dry, dusty, and at times, "stale", in a good way. It reminds me of something from my past. A powder or drawer liner or something. It screams Victorian or Edwardian. Well-mixed and blended. Not overly sweet vanilla. browned honey. Earthy, green bits. It's a dainty, youthful floral, bordering on gourmand, with its honey variations. A wildflower vibe and violet overtone, not to be ignored. Kudos!"