Nanette Lepore Shanghai Butterfly. Ok, That is it. The one that put me over the edge. I am now officially a fruity floral complainer. I would say hater, but I do have many (too many) that I own and love. I am tired of smelling the new releases only to find they are the same as the rest. Or maybe I am becoming a snob, a niche snob? Am I?
Yes, it smells nice. Of course. It's fragrance. Stranded on a desert Island I would worship the little Shanghai Butterfly bottle that washed ashore. Make a shrine to it. Wear it sparingly and with much joy.
But this is the real world and in the real world we are islands surrounded by a sea of fruity florals. So, now where are we to take solace? From the flowers and vines of course! Jasmine, plumeria, frangipani, osmanthus, pikake, orange blossom, honeysuckle and maile to name a few. I really can't seem to get enough. Sweet and delicate, peaceful and serene. Their single notes pure and simple. Ah yes, I have most definitely arrived at soliflore island. And I see no need to leave. At least for the time being.
Today I am wearing - Malie Plumeria. What are you wearing?