Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sensi By Giorgio Armani

Sensi by Giorgio Armani is a floriental scent created by perfumer Alberto Morillas & Harry Fremont that was released in 2002. This perfume has been discontinued for many years, but luckily I was able to get this miniature bottle of Sensi from a perfume enthusiast who's clearing off some of her miniature collection.

Top Notes
  • Farnesi Acacia, 
  • Kaffir lime
  1. Heart Notes
    • Cape jasmine, Almond, Wheat
  2. Base Notes
    • Palisander wood, 
    • Benzoin

    • I love non-linear scents that goes through layers of notes over time, and this is one of those scent. Sensi has a classic, old school vibe to it, the way perfumes used to smell in the 90s and early 2000s, the style of perfume that they rarely make these days. It starts off with a crisp, refreshing scent of lime that dissipate quickly as the floral heart notes came out. Then it slowly turns into a creamy, almondy jasmine scent. Jasmine do tend to get a little sharp and heavy at times, but on Sensi, it's a little softer and subtle. It slowly dries down to a powdery, soft, warm vanilla-like scent from the resinous benzoin note. 

    • A refined and sophisticated scent, it's the best perfume to wear during colder, rainy days as it gives you a cozy feel with it's warmth enveloping you like a soft blanket. It melts with you skin and gives you a sensual, luxurious delight.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Taylor By Taylor Swift

  1. Taylor by Taylor Swift was released in 2013 and this perfume reflects more of her own personal style, unlike her 2 previous fairytale inspired releases Wonderstruck & Wonderstruck Enchanted, which I personally think are more sweeter and more youthful.

My all time favourite scent has always been Jessica Simpson's Fancy Love , but it doesn't last as long as it used to ever since they reformulated it. Prior to this, I'd tried out Burberry Women, which shares the same peaches & cream drydown as Fancy Love. Though I do love it, the lasting power is even weaker than Fancy Love, which then leads to me trying out Taylor which is said to share the same drydown as Fancy Love & Burberry Women. 

  1. I love the bottle design for Taylor. It's vintage inspired with a psychedelic design, complete with a classic string of faux pearl at the neck of the spray nozzle.

  1. Top Notes
    • Lychee, 
    • Tangerine, 
    • Magnolia
  2. Heart Notes
    • Peony, 
    • Hydrangea, 
    • Vanilla orchid
  3. Base notes
    • Sandalwood, 
    • Apricot, 
    • Cashmere musk, 
    • Woods

        • Apricot is the main star for this scent. It's light and airy. Instead of feeling like you're being drenched head to toes in sticky sweet apricot jam, it feels like you're walking in a fruit orchard filled with the scent of fresh and juicy apricots. Lurking quietly in the background, you'll catch whiffs of magnolia, peony and vanilla orchid, which gives this scent the perfect balanced between fresh and floral. The musky drydown of cashmere musk and sandalwood gives it a more mature vibe, away from the crowds of sweet teeny booper scents.

It's a lively, bright, uplifting scent. It does shares some similarities to Fancy Love and Burberry due to it's apricot notes. Out of the 3 scents, I would describe this as the playful youngest sister, while Fancy Love is the romantic middle sister and finaly Burberry Women as the classic, oldest one.

No matter what your preference, any of these 3 deserves a spot on everyone's dressing table, for they're an uplifting scent that will surely brings a smile to your day!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Givenchy Very Irrésistible Sensual

Very Irrésistible Sensual by Givenchy was first launched in 2005 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Dominique Ropion. The muse behind Givenchy Very Irrésistible Sensual perfume line is the charmingly beautiful Liv Tyler.

Top Notes

Heart Notes
Rose, Star Anise

Base Notes
Patchouli, Vanilla

Givenchy Very Irrésistible Sensual includes a mixture of centofolia rose, peony rose, fantasia rose, passion rose, emotion rose, verbena leaf, star anise, vanilla and patchouli. 

To be honest, I have never been attracted to the scent of roses. I find them to be a bit too mature, a little too soapy, a little too powdery, and most of the time they're also a bit headache inducing. But I wanted to try this as perfumes between late 90s - early 2000s tend to be more well blended and never quite as sweet as today's scent.

When I first tried this, I was expecting the harsh dry opening of roses. But instead I get a soft whift of peony and roses, a slightly sugary sweet floral with a hint of musk. It' s sensual and intoxicating, I find it to be mysterious and very irresistable. I actually wore this during the day and never find it to be cloying, it also has a great staying power. It dries down to a musky vanilla base with hints of woody notes from the earthy patchouli.

It also has the perfect sillage, people get a whiff of this intoxicating scent when you walk pass. It's subtle and doesn't scream from across the room, hello La Vie Est Belle, lol. 

Givenchy Very Irrésistible Sensual is a sophisticated and distintive scent as I haven't smell anything quite as similar as this. A unique and inviting scent that will set you apart from the current mass of sticky sweet smelling crowds.