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