Thursday, February 10, 2011

Review: Jennifer Aniston - Signature Scent

Well I'm not a fan of "celebrity" scents, but now and again a few do get it right. Jennifer Aniston's signature scent is one I can live with, perhaps even love. Strangely enough, debuting first at Harrods in London, now through late March exclusive to Sephora.

I'm not particularly a "fan" of Jennifer's and her semi-nude sliding cover pic went quickly to the trash bin. Sorry. But the rest of the packaging is elegant. The box is a thick ivory cardboard presentation type case that opens along a wavy line to reveal the falcon. With its thick top resembling crystal it does look nice with the pale yellow juice and gold accents. Branding is only on the neck collar so the look is clean and minimalistic.

Now to the scent - I love violet scents. Make it a powdery violet, throw in some amber and musk and I'm in love. The addition of sandalwood keeps it soft. The jasmine is prominent on the drydown with the lily making a bit sweeter. Not detecting rose water nor am I sure where the citrus grove accord is. I don't detect citrus or fruit here, which is a good thing. It does have a beachy feel, but there's no coconut-suntan-lotion thing either, it's just clean and soapy.

As I said it's rare for me to endorse a celebrity scent, so if you love powdery, soapy and violets give this a whiff. If the top notes don't get you, the jasmine, amber, musk, sandalwood base just might.

Citrus Grove Accord, Rose Water, Jasmine, Violet, Amazon Lily, Musk, Amber, Sandalwood.

Available for now at: SEPHORA

Saturday, February 05, 2011

A New Beginning

Well I guess it's time I added a new post. Things have been busy and not busy, yet time flies. Since January I have stopped working, which still feels a bit surreal. Unfortunately I have a shoulder injury that is prohibiting me from really relaxing and enjoying my pursuits. Time spent on the computer is tiring and therefor I have withdrawn a bit. Quite ironic really as I had anticipated spending even more time here on my blog and on my Fragrance and Tea forums.

Time will tell what routine I settle into. For now it is feeling very much like an extended vacation. Not being a morning person at all, I have enjoyed the luxury of sleep, when my shoulder will allow.

One bit of news: I have been exploring journaling which has reignited my love of Fountain Pens. I have always loved them and feel so much more inspired when using one. J. Herbin has an incredible line of scented inks called Les Subtiles. I am using violet(of course) which is sweet violet scent as well as a divine color.

What else would you expect from a fragrance lover?