The story behind the Queen of Hungary Mist is really well known and frankly quite obvious when looking at the name: the mist is inspired by Queen Elizabeth of Hungary’s perfume, a perfume which, according to the myth, was responsible of the Queen’s charms, even at a very advanced age. If the latter part doesn’t interest me much, I’ve always liked the idea of a mist inspired by a fragrance, and it only took me one use to understand how crucial it was, not just when it comes to this specific product, but rather when dealing with mists and toners in general.

Dotted with small, silver stars, the sturdy glass container doesn’t bring shame upon Omorovicza’s reputation, the mist neither: it is so fine that I sometimes find myself using it very close to my face. Very curated and edited, the ingredient list does both the usual, highly required and requested mist ingredients and rarer, more sophisticated ones -at least to me- whilst of course avoiding anything too irritating or/and drying. Pretty impressive considering how vibrant a scent which entirely relies on these same ingredients is.

Neroli and Rose are the stars of the scent. The Neroli is very present and the roses shouldn’t afraid anyone who usually doesn’t really like them as these notes only come from the rosewater and are therefore very discrete, at least in my opinion. More importantly, both of these notes work together and release a blend which successfully mixes natural fragrance with sophistication and, dare I say it, feminity. Nothing about it is too green and not luxurious enough to meet the customer’s expectations. The same could be said about the skin’s benefits: it is a mist, so nothing too outstanding should be requested, it is refreshing, hydrating and soothing, yet as most mists are, only in a subtle way. In fact, it doesn’t leave any sticky or oily residues on the skin, but rather transforms it into a more energized version of itself.

Borrowing as much from skincare as it does from the perfume industry, the Queen of Hungary mist really shows that the post-cleanse mist -how I’m using it- needs to bring back the skin to its normal self and uplift the mood of its user at the same time. Quite a lot to do, but Omorovicza does it beautifully here.