Saturday, July 01, 2006

- Arrogance is Bliss - Review

Summer cocktails anyone?

Arrogance Mix - Lime Zucchero (Lime Sugar) is a sweet summer cocktail to freshen up a hot day. The key to making lime feminine and not masculine, as in so many men's colognes, is SUGAR. The opening of this sweet lime concoction reminds me of a lime version of Aqualina's Pink Sugar, but only the first blast. Unlike Pink Sugar, this is simple and less complex; notably so with fewer notes. The lime blast is sweet, juicy and a bit tart. I don't detect the anise note (that's a good thing), this scent is mouth watering and delicious enough to be served with a tiny umbrella. The drydown is a very subtle soft floral musk that lays close to the skin, but is sexy, in a clean sort of way.

Notes: Lime, Star Anise, Rose, Hazelnut, Sugar, Musk.

These EDT's are not long lasting, but fun nonetheless. My favorite by far of the line is the Lime Sugar but Sephora also offers:

Litchi, Mandorla
Notes: Litchi, Coriander Leaves, Peony, Milk, Almonds, Musk.

Muschio Blanco, Mela
Notes: Pink Grapefruit, Kumquat, Apple, Osmanthus, Vanilla, White Musk.

99Perfume.Com offers these additional scents:
Basil Mandarin, Vanilla Papaya

Interesting note: The Arrogance Mix line is made in Italy by Schiapparelli Pinkenz, the perfumer behind Shocking de Schiaparelli, Blu Bluemarine, Zut and others.

Photos and notes from Sephora, Photo from


Anonymous said...

Nice review Vic. I have never heard of this line. The one you are wearing sounds refreshing.


Anonymous said...

Basil Mandarin, Vanilla Papaya
are also available at the Perfume Store.

Anonymous said...


I received a small sample of the Arrogance Mix Litchi, Almond with an order from Sephora. I usually don't care for the "sweet" scents but this one is really delightful. It's light and clean. Strangely enough, Sephora doesn't carry it.