When the hell did niche perfumes get so expensive?? I started getting into perfume in 2006, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and had to walk 5 miles uphill in the snow to get to dinosaur school. Back then, nobody was charging above $200 for 50 ml of perfume; today, several brands charge as much as $250. I don’t know about y’all, but a $250 perfume is completely out of the question for me. $250 is 2.5 bottles of Après l’Ondée! 3.57 kittens! 25.025 Tupac bobbleheads!
At least we still have Anné Pliska, an incredible bargain at $55 for 50 ml (5.5 Tupac bobbleheads). Is everyone familiar with L de Lolita Lempicka, the happy-go-lucky orange creamsicle perfume? Anné Pliska is best described as its sophisticated older sister. It’s deeper, richer, with a spiced orange topnote and a positively delicious amber base. (The official notes say bergamot, but I smell orange, dammit!)
If L de Lolita Lempicka is a sundress, Anné Pliska is your most touchable cashmere sweater. It’s warm and sweet, but much more sheer than the typical heavy amber fragrance. There’s really not much to say about Anné Pliska. It’s very simple, and very satisfying. The bottle is… unfortunate, but at these prices, who could complain? Anné Pliska is one of the last great perfumes that comes with an equally great price.