Recently I had decided that it was time to find a new signature scent. I had been wearing Miracle by Lancome for several years and, while I still like it, I wanted something different. During the Summer months I often wear Beach by Bobbi Brown which while delicious and beachy and coconutty, is not an every day fragrance. One of my girlfriends and I have befriended the hilarious fragrance salesmen in Nordstrom and they always give us the scoop (as well as a gay male perspective) on all of the latest and most fabulous perfumes. This is a synopsis of my current favorites:
#4. Michael Kors Very Pretty--I don't know if I was blinded by the Swarovski crystals on this Limited Edition bottle, but I found this scent attractive. Intense sparkling citrus top notes bring sophistication while a heart of sheer white florals add a touch of femininity.
#3. Tom Ford White Patchouli--I was pleasantly surprised by this one! I think it is the first perfume that succeeds in blending Bohemian influences with a modern finish. I want to buy this one next! Bergamot, White Peony, Coriander, Rose Absolute, Jasmine, Ambrette, and of course a touch of Patchouli.
#2. Versace Bright Crystal--This may be my new favorite daytime scent! Inspired by a mixture of Donatella's favorite floral fragrances--this is a fresh, sensual blend of yuzu, pomegranate, peony, magnolia, lotus flower, musk, & amber. Delicious, beautiful pink crystal bottle, and I am wearing it every day! Nordstrom salesman even gave me the cutest little gift set of the perfume, lotion & gel.
#1. Versace Crystal Noir--I've saved the best for last! Oooh--we laughed and laughed about this one with our "friends" at Nordstrom! I sprayed some on my wrist and was intrigued. This one is special. We were told that this is known as "sex in a bottle"! I can see why! This is the one that men will notice. I bought my bottle about a month ago and tragically dropped it on my bathroom floor last week. (My bathroom still smells delicious!) In the process a lot of the perfume spilled all over me, but I was late for a hair appointment! I ran out of the house after cleaning up the mess, and all day people asked what perfume I was wearing. One lady said that her husband would love it. My husband loves it, and sweetly told me to go right back to Nordstrom and purchase myself another beautiful violet crystal bottle.
P.S. I received samples of Lilly's 3 new perfumes in the mail last week (Wink, Squeeze, & Beachy) and was sadly disappointed. Bobbi Brown's Beach is far superior, and I prefer other citrus and floral scents to these as well. Of course fragrance is a very personal issue and everyone has their own opinion. I am loyal to a designer to a point, and I guess that point stops at fragrance!