Lancome Miracle – this has the most perfect name and it suits it so well. It is such a positive uplifting scent, makes you energized and happy. It is categorized as floral scent but when I read more trough description it has spice, powdery musk, fruity florals… which surprised me since it is so lightweight, clean and soft. I wore it during my pregnancy and trust me it’s the time when your nose is super sensitive to everything. It has been around for 14 years now and still sells well. Great choice for a gift if you do not know what she likes.
If you are Mugler fan like me and especially Alien fan you probably are excited about any new Alien release. Although lately they have been terribly overdoing it. Since Clarins took over Mugler fragrances they try to release 25 limited editions a year. It makes me sad that they go for quantity over quality. That is not what Mugler is about. Fragrance industry with this kind of approach is slowly but surely going down the drain. So far Alien aqua chic 2013 summer edition has been my favorite of all the summer ones, it is really unique. This year again they made lighter softer version for all Alien haters out there. If you are fan of the original Alien which is a powerhouse fragrance do not expect the same from Alien eau extraordinaire. It is watered down version with more of a clean, soft, light, barely there Alien scent. It reminds me of white clean powder, just out of the shower clean skin…Even though it’s so light I still like it and I am glad I bought it. My only complaint is longevity – barely 2 hours and very close to skin. I showered myself in it and after 2 hours I couldn’t smell anything. Compared to original Alien edp this is poor. Alien you can smell on your clothes for days (or weeks?). Bottle is real work of art as with any Mugler fragrance.
My biggest surprise of the year so far is See By Chloe eau fraiche. I have been testing original See by Chloe, I had so many little samples and it never worked for me. There is something so irritating in it especially when it sits on the skin for an hour or two, it would just give me headache. But Fraiche is totally different story. It has the same idea of the original one but it is significantly toned down. Lighter, smoother, easier to wear and with much better wear time. How weird is that EDT and lighter version stays on longer? It is very long lasting. The first day I’ve tried it I had 6 different new fragrances on me – I was testing them all at the same time – do not recommend doing it because you will get sick just as I did. I could not stop smelling my arm where I sprayed See by chloe eau fraiche. Instant love. I love the idea of apple blossom in the top. This scent will be the bomb this spring. It is selling like cupcakes. Every single woman who came in looking for something new, young, fresh, different I would show her this and she would buy it. I admire Chloe for being different. They are not afraid to stand out in the sea of fragrances that all smell alike.
Let’s talk about two very underrated scents. I know Tresor in love did not follow success of original Tresor edp but it was made for younger audience, lighter, softer version of sometimes overpowering Tresor. I personally do like it but I know some that can’t stand it and again most that have no impression about it. That’s the worst when it comes to fragrance. If it does not leave impression, if you do not remember how it smells after 5 minutes that fragrance is doomed for disaster. Looking at the ingredients – nectarine, peach, bergamot, jasmine it promises pretty delicious composition. I think that Turkish rose gives it a little bit of “older lady” vibe but not as much as in original Tresor edp.
Tresor midnight rose is one of the best scents out there on the market. I have no problem saying that. It is also very underrated and does not get enough attention. This beauty is how DELICIOUS should smell. Raspberries in top make it so special, so yummy and quite different. If you wear it you will not go unnoticed especially among men. It is young, sexy and sweet. I get great time with it probably over 8 hours. It stayed on my jacket for days. Try it and you won’t be disappointed if you are looking for something different this spring , something not so light and something that is not worn by every other girl.