Katy Perry Indi (EDP natural spray) 50 ml
This blur of creamy wood is not quite a dupe for Le Labo’s cult Santal 33 — but the overall effect is the same. Indi’s milky tone is sweeter and lacks a cucumber bite, but it’s similarly swaddling with several musks and white cedar (rather than sandalwood). Wait an hour and it’s exactly the same. And it will be at the end of the day. Remarkable in its consistency, if not originality. 3 out of 4
White musk. Black musk. Island musk. Egyptian Musk. And those are just the predominant musks in Perry’s creamy Indi scent for her. There could be more minor musk notes in this floral-woody-musk eau de parfum for all I know. With such a high percentage of musk, you need some brisk notes to give the scent a proper balance. Bergamot with its zesty character is a good idea but I don’t smell it here. Plum has a juicy effect but it is too smooth like the musk so it isn’t really a benefit. Lily-of-the-valley, a note that usually adds a floral kick is sidelined by the layers of musk. This was a good idea on paper but the execution doesn’t live up to the dream. 2 out of 4.
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