I’ve been looking for a cheaper daytime fragrance to wear to work, since I don’t want to use the nicer ones daily. I was interested in Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire, but to me it smells exactly like Pink Sugar Sensual (the one in the black bottle), so Guerlain was off. Anyway, this fragrance came with a free Giordani Gold Jewell lipstick, so I took the deal.
The fragrance comes in a 50 ml bottle and retails for $45 ($25 on the sale).
It comes in a glass bottle – the front and the back size are opaque gold colour, while the sides are transparent (so you can see how much you have left). The cap is made of gold coloured plastic and it is a bit difficult to take off or put on.
As for the fragrance itself – it is a floral with a hint of oriental on my skin. The opening is a fruity floral bouquet – I can smell peach and citruses, but the floral part is undetermined. As the fruit wanes, jasmine and ylang ylang come in the front. Recently, I’ve fallen in love with ylang ylang, so I can detect this note really well. As it dries down, floral part is still present, but it is creamier, grounded by spicy sandalwood.
One thing I can unmistakeably smell is an Oriflame note – a note which I cannot describe, but which I can smell in the opening of the 90% of Oriflame fragrances.
As for its lasting power – it lasts for ages – even better than some of By Kilian fragrances. I can still smell it on my hair and clothes the next day.
While I’m not the fan of the top notes, the dry-down is appealing enough to me.I’m really glad that this fragrance wasn’t a miss.