Just a few months ago, I was telling a friend that I was dying to find a new perfume to break me out of my recent fragrance rut. Well, wish granted! In the past few weeks, I’ve tried out a bunch of new fragrances that will be in my rotation for the foreseeable future.
When I first heard that Jennifer Aniston was creating a fragrance, I sort of rolled my eyes a little and wasn’t that excited because I tend to get disappointed by celebrity fragrances. I finally got a chance to try a sample this past weekend and I’m totally reversing my earlier position. Clean scents are my favorite fragrances and Jennifer’s scent (called simply Jennifer Aniston) definitely fits into that category. With notes including Citrus Grove, Blooming Jasmine, Amazon Lily, and Golden Amber, the perfume reminds me of the smells you notice when you take a walk on the beach. It’s sort of warm and tropical, but not at all heavy – I could see wearing this both day and night, which is a nice option to have. (And Jennifer looks stunning in the ad campaign, which was shot by Mario Sorrenti). The perfume is available exclusively at Sephora in three different sizes, ranging in price from $39-$70, so it’s affordable as well. Definitely my new surprise fragrance obsession!
For those of you floral lovers, Prada has introduced a new scene, Prada Infusion de Rose, that is their fourth exclusive fragrance to explore natural ingredients with a modern point of view. This one is a departure for me because I normally don’t like florals, but I decided to try and move out of my comfort zone a little by wearing it. It’s definitely very floral – the Rose note is strong, but it’s tempered by notes of Italian Mandarin, Peppermint and Beeswax, so there are interesting dimensions to it. I’m enjoying the different type of scent on myself – it’s a nice change of pace – but it’s definitely not for those who aren’t floral fans (or trying to become one).
I’ve been totally obsessed with all of the Harajuku Lovers fragrances, so it really comes as no surprise that I’ve fallen head over heels for the newest one, G of the Sea. First of all, the bottle is ridiculously adorable, and the scent itself is fun and unique. It’s described as a “citrusy woody-floral” and while that sounds kind of strange, it really does fit. With notes of Crisp Apple, Crushed Berries, Jasmine Petals, Sundrenched Woods, and Amberwood (among others) it’s flirty and upbeat, the sort of scent I want to spritz on in the morning when I know I’m going to have a long day. G will definitely take her place of honor with the other Harajuku Girls on top of my dresser, to be used frequently.
Love, Chloe is the new fragrance from Chloe and I think it’s my favorite one to date. It’s very light and clean smelling, but in a totally different way than other clean fragrances (like the actual CLEAN line) are. I think that’s due to its notes of Powdery Musks, Talc and Rice Powder. I know those three don’t sound like they’d smell so amazing together, but when you pair them with the other notes (Orange Blossom, Pink Pepper, Iris, Lilac, Hyacinth and Wisteria Blossom) it all combines for a scent that’s sort of soothing and warm. I can really smell the powdery musks note on myself and I love the way it lingers on my skin. I have a feeling this is the bottle my sister is going to zero in on next time she comes to visit and I’m going to have to pry it out of her hands because she’s definitely not taking it with her!