The first time I visited Trove was when they had a soft launch around the end of October. I heard the news about them having Etat Libre D’Orange and I RAAAAN straight there to smell the popular scents. Needless to say, I was very happy that I did because they smelled so much more different from the ‘samples’ that I got online. The authenticity smelled soooooo good and it gave me a new layer of refreshing discovery.
TROVE was born from the never-ending pursuit of self-exploration and personal curiosity. Allowing yourself the thrill of adventure and self-discovery, as you hold the key to unlocking a treasure TROVE of sensual pleasure, most delightful and rare.
At TROVE, you will find a curated collection of luxurious finds. Each trinket offers a glimpse into a most enchanting journey. Avant-garde fragrance to awaken lost memories. Modern elixirs to reinvigorate vitality ravaged by time. Multi-sensorial creations that let you be free to express your most true self.
Our journey starts and ends with you. Reveal a sense of wonder and joie de vivre as you dive into uncharted terrain, what will you unlock on your TROVE voyage?
The current collections in TROVE are Marchal Dessins et Créations Indépendantes (MDCI), Moresque, The House of Oud (THoO), Lesquendieu, and Etat Libre D’Orange. These are French and Italian brands that are the first to appear in Malaysia.
I’ve tried a handful of perfumes (even documented some in this list). The ones I’ve tried are namely: I Am Trash, You or Someone Like You, Exit the King, Remarkable People, Putain des Palaces, She was an Anamoly, Jasmin Et Cigarette, Dangerous Complicity, and “Don’t Get Me Wrong Baby, Yes I Do”. I think I’ve tried Soul of my Soul too but I can’t remember. Eventually, it came down to these four as my utmost favorite from this brand:
I Am Trash - Les Fleurs du Déchet
50-100ml | Unisex
Created in partnership with the award-winning creative network Ogilvy Paris, ‘I Am Trash’ (or in French Les Fleurs Du Dechet) is the first luxury perfume created by Upcycling; by using the trashed ingredients to create something truly beautiful. More specifically, by using exhausted Rose petals, already distilled Sandalwood chips, and even leftover Apples from the food industry to create the most beautiful fruity, floral, and woody blend.
Apple Essence Upcycling, Rose Absolute Upcycling, Cedarwood Atlas Upcycling, Bitter Orange, Gariguette Strawberry
When I first sniffed it, it was a quick surprise to me. I thought this perfume was about something edgy, something about being in a dumpster and smelling dirty (in a good way; yknow like Dirty from Lush). Then the floral scent hit me like flowers falling out of the skies with slices of apple and sandalwood (potpourri? HAHHA). It was pleasant, but it was also sad. It smelled like a rose with resiliency and determination to bloom in a sea of mundanity, a misfit. Someone with potential but buried amongst the dull. A lonely beauty who would eventually reach the desired life she’s been looking for. Unconditional love and full of trust. A warm embrace from genuine love and care.
Interestingly, the ingredients are sustainably obtained. They are upcycled. These unwanted materials ended up creating a wonderful blend that complements each other. Perhaps it can be even called a miracle. Who would’ve known that they bring such a harmonious scent?
This is my utmost favorite scent from Etat Libre D’Orange.
Ghost in the Shell
50-100ml | Unisex
From the bottom of the matter, rise up.
Top notes: Aqual™, Yuzu HE, Hexyl Acetate (MANE Biotech)
Heart notes: Jasmin absolute, Mugane™, Milky Skin Accord
Base notes: Moss Accord, Vinyl Gaiacol (MANE Biotech), Orcanox™
Ghost in the Shell is really syncing well with its name. It smelled so futuristic somehow. The main notes that people usually picked up would be milky and personally, I didn’t detect that. I should probably try it again but my impression of it is like a second-skin scent. It enhances your body scent but it does not smell like Le Labo Another 13 or Juliet Has A Gun Not A Perfume. Overall, I still enjoyed it.
It just reminds me of a quiet and observant lady hiding behind a pillar, observing someone to determine their next step.
You or Someone Like You
50-100ml | Unisex
Los Angeles. In this, the city of fallen angels, fantasy rules.
“The raw materials are completely irrelevant. The work is the work. If you need to know what it’s made of, don’t wear it; You is not for you.” — Chandler Burr
Top notes: Mint, Grapefruit, Bergamot, and Anise
Middle notes: Green Notes, Cassis, Rose, and Hedione
Base note: White Musk.
It feels like the warm yellow bright sunlight shining gently onto me with the air filled with a powdery scent that comes with a hint of soapy. Do you know what it reminds me of? Someone warm and familiar. Someone I used to care for and love with my full heart. Someone who’s right for me but came at the wrong time. We’ve parted ways but on good terms. We still love each other but not in the same way anymore. When we meet, I would greet them and wish them the best.
The musk sets in stronger later on but it’s not overwhelmingly unbearable. It’s a pleasant scent and I enjoyed it when it lingered around. It’s like, it feels great when it lasts, I wouldn’t mind having it again but I don’t need to have it all the time.
Don't Get Me Wrong Baby, Yes I Do
50-100ml | More Feminine
Do you know this adorable mademoiselle? She’s a girly-girl, clutching a bouquet of orange blossom and lily-of-the-valley, all sweetness and light and delicate grace.
Top notes: Aldehyde, Lily of the Valley, Pear
Heart notes: Peony, Jasmine, Orange Blossom
Base notes: Cedarwood, Cocoa Absolute, Musk
Think flower garden. You, holding a flower bouquet in a white dress and a long train attached to your head. You’re waiting for your cue to walk down the aisle. It’s the most memorable and enchanting day of your life and you’re so giddy, you just want to say “I DO!” right away. It’s a sweet scent but not overwhelming.
There’s a slight musk but it’s not strong. It’s really great for people who are into gently sweet scents.
If you are interested and you are heading to KL someday, do drop by Starhill KL for a quick look at TROVE along with their full collections! You might even see exclusive sets available in the store, waiting to go home with their new owner!
Shop Lot Number:UG-22
The content in this blog post is based on authentic and genuine personal experience and it is written with full honesty. The item mentioned in this blog post are sponsored (I am Trash) and this review is not monetarily compensated. As usual, all of my reviews, verdicts and opinions are truthful and will not be influenced by the sponsors/collaborators.