It feels a little like this week has been all about fragrances for me… I think it’s because it’s ‘Christmas in July’ season, where I feel like everyone is wishing the Summer away so we can eat mince pies and curl up in front of the fire and fragrance is pretty much as important to Christmas as Santa is.
To be honest, I don’t love the whole ‘Christmas’ thing in the middle of Summer… I’m still catching up with emails from two weeks ago – let alone thinking six months in advance. But that’s a whole other thing.
So that being said, I’m quite happy with a couple of the discoveries I have made this week.
Firstly, Estee Lauder’s latest fragrance in the ‘Sensuous’ collection – ‘Sensuous Nude’. It’s best described as a clean, fresh fragrance, it’s a fragrance that captures the whole romanticised image of slipping on a man’s clean shirt and looking all sexy and tousled but smelling good at the same time. It has something powdery and fresh, but also really feminine. It’s grown up without being old and I really, really, like it.
Next up I spotted a couple of fragrance gift sets from Coty that I think are worth a mention…
Firstly, the Marc Jacobs Daisy Oh So Fresh Xmas Set. I beyond adore this fragrance, it’s definitely my current number one perfume love. The Christmas gift set has the added bonus of a teeny tiny bottle of Daisy Oh So Fresh… and yes, simple as that, I’m won over. I like tiny things, especially if they smell good. Look at it, it’s so cute!
At the Coty event I also got the chance to have a whiff of Vera Wang Lovestruck for the first time – the fragrance fronted by Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl (my favourite guilty pleasure).
I expected to smell something young, sweet and sickly. But instead I smelt something a little more grown up, not predictable and really nice. It’s another fresh, but floral fragrance, I like it and want to give it another sniff to see if I like it as much as I think I do. It doesn’t hurt that the bottle is really pretty too.
Anyone else as easily won over by tiny things as me? Or have you smelt any of these fragrances, what did you think?
Sample of Sensuous Nude provided for PR purposes. Other products were previewed/sniffed at events.