Seeing summer in rose tints
October 28, 2016
In my quest to be up to date with the latest in fabulous fragrances, these two new launches quite honestly blew me away and I wear them all the time. Like accessories, any plain outfit can be dressed up and make a statement with the right fragrance. It is such a personal epitomization of the wearer that getting it right is so essential. Knowing how your skin will react with certain blends and ingredients comes with time and after years of testing and trying out new scents you get to know if you’ll like it and more importantly if it works with your skin, the moment you try it for the first time. These two new fragrances are my absolute favorite when it comes to day time and night time wear and I’m wracking in the compliments every time I wear it. They work with my skin, lift my mood and I ‘feel’ the fragrance all day. Funny enough, both these fragrances are new launches in their line and they are my best so far from each range. Let’s take a look…
BULGARI ROSE GOLDEA – This eau de parfum is the second in the Goldea line, the first being simply called ‘Goldea’. Where the fist launch was all about lush gold and warm nuances, this new rendition is about rose tints, rose gold, petal pink bottle top and rose scents. Rose and musks are passionately combined to create a bold weapon of seduction. I have noticed how men around me tend to react more towards rose scented fragrances which enforces the fact that this fragrance is ultimately feminine. Mother of seduction, Cleopatra, called Superbia (meaning superb) by her subjects is a long standing inspiration for the designer at Bulgari and this fragrance is ‘superbly’ one with the image it portrays. At the top of this olfactory pyramid pomegranate, rose petals and musk creates a sparkling and fresh nuance. At the heart of the scent rose damask absolute and jasmine absolute give the juice a majestic and almost milky scent, leading the way to base notes of musk, sandalwood milk and musk essence that is positively spellbinding. This fragrance comes in 25ml (R830), 50ml (R1660) and 90ml (R2880). Looking for the perfect new day fragrance – this is definitely it.
GIORGIO ARMANI SI LE PARFUM – I’m putting it out there – this is THE fragrance for night time wear at the moment for me. This new offering in the Si eau de parfum line-up is just so special, I’m completely in love with it. Amber and blackcurrant seem to me the stars in this show and with great success makes this a fragrance to be reckoned with. The contrast between shadow and light makes it lightly modern in it’s dark sensuality. The ambery-pink juice is again bottled in the heavy square flacon and the top shows a solid drop of onyx resting in the clear glass stopper – reiterating the contrast between light and dark. Available in a 40ml bottle for R1905 you are taken through notes of black currant and bergamot as top notes that lead to the heart of incense, osmanthus and jasmine that give it that floral feminine feel. Base notes of benzion, amber, vanilla and patchouli leaf ground this scent perfectly in it’s seductive warmth and which also makes the longevity levels go through the roof. It is truly one of the fragrances I’ve found that lasts the longest and develops with your body warmth over the hours of wear. Absolutely receives a huge thumbs up from me.
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