As a dedicated equal-opportunity fragrance lover, nothing makes me more excited than test-driving a new fragrance! It’s been a few weeks since I received my box of Love2Love Eau de Toilettes and Body Mists from Coty’s marketing company (see Part 1), and I’ve had a chance to live with these beauties and get all up close and personal with them.
Here are my fragrant thoughts…
Orange Blossom + White Musk I have to say, perfumer Maurice Roucel did a phenomenal job creating the cleanest, most pristine orange blossom I’ve encountered – no doubt due to the veil of lovely white musk, creamy orris and smooth sandalwood running through it. This one screams ‘wedding’ to me… mine or someone else’s!
Freesia + Violet Petal I’ve always loved violets in perfume… to me they smell vintage yet modern and often remind me of the Choward’s violet candies my grandmother carried in her Chanel purse. Which can sometimes be too sugary-sweet… but perfumer Sophia Grojsman got it just right with a lush bouquet blend of Turkish rose, peach blossom, lily petals, sheer musk, heliotropene and freesia. This is the perfect potion for serious seduction, it’s unbelievably sensual in a very un-obvious way.
Jasmine + Sparkling Mimosa This cocktail of a fragrance by perfumer Richard Herpin is probably the most me of the collection – floral (but not too), fruity (just a touch of raspberry), with a burst of effervescence on top. It makes me want to dance on a table, which I suppose classifies it as the perfect date-night scent!
Fresh Rose + Peach Perfumer Calice Becker is one of those perfumers I collect – I want to own everything she creates! She has a marvelous way of interpreting emotions and imagery through smell – and her rendition of Fresh Rose Peach brings to mind the velvety softness of a rose petal melded with the juicy pulp of a ripe peach. You can both inhale and taste it! This is the one I gave my mother for Mother’s Day – it is so evocative of sensory things she loves.