I was given this as a birthday present last month, and I’ve been wearing it nonstop ever since. I love this fragrance. This particular offering from Vivienne Westwood costs £53 for the 50ml bottle and I will say I like the bottle itself. It’s simple, understated and the chain with the charm round the neck actually has a clasp and doubles as a cute bracelet.
Reviewing perfume is difficult. I can show you a picture of a swatch or colour but I can’t get you to sniff what I’m talking about. I’m going to try my best to describe the scent to you. The sort of fragrances I prefer are dark, heady almost masculine fragrances. But during the day in a small stuffy office I tend to wear lighter, innocuous florals to avoid upsetting any one. This is the perfect medium for me. It’s light enough to wear at work and interesting enough for me to really enjoy it.
It’s described as a ‘luminous floriental’ which I assume means a floral oriental fragrance ;) There certainly is a floral element, rose and violet, to it but it’s softened by a sweet warmth. It is by no means sickly. It starts off powdery and floral and dries down to a warmer scent with ylang ylang and to me a little vanilla.
This lasts really well on me. I can still smell it on myself at the end of a work day which I approve of! One thing I will say is as always make sure you try this on yourself! On a tester card this smelled awful to me. It smelled too powdery and a bit sour to me. On my skin though I adore this. x