3 PERFUMES ON MY BEAUTY RADAR
As an avid beauty posts reader, wishlists and anti-hauls are my current favourites. Hearing about somebody’s opinion about a product he or she doesn’t actually hold in his or her hands is captivating, just because it is all guesses and hopes. Instead of the usual beauty tips, these posts also try to address the question we are all trying to answer: how to wisely -is it ever wise?- spend our money on beauty products?. Often gifted, perfumes are a little bit different, but I think this post might be a great reminder that we don’t have to buy them all just because they smell lovely.
It is really difficult for me to choose only one of the Aerin Lauder fragrances because, with the exception of one bottle too rich for my liking, I truly love them all. Aerin really knows how to make simple -and most of the time overused- notes feel more intricate and sophisticated than usual, all of which in a beautiful chic yet simple bottle. Waterlily Sun, on the other hand, is the promise of a summer fragrance which strays away from the usual orange flower, coconut water and other beach scents. Instead of those, Waterlily Sun is a mixture of Bergamot, Musk and Jasmine which cleverly make the summery scent more exotic than usual without loosing the feminine side of it.
I’ve actually had a rather substantial mini of this one and I’ve made the mistake of getting used to it. Santal Blush is a strong fragrance, but one of the few I can wear. It is mainly thanks to the contrast between the spicy and woody notes and the lighter, flowery ones which works beautifully. It isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, yet as someone who usually prefers light and shimmery scents, I believe it is a great introduction to deeper, and therefore sexier fragrances.
This one is rather risky as I’ve never tried it, but it actually goes to show the power of a good fragrance and brand’s description. Just by browsing on Cult Beauty, I got stuck into the idea of a ‘travel-inspired’ fragrance range and then very much fell in love with the idea of Liliana, a fragrance which is supposed to work as a reminder of the 20’s endless jazz garden parties. I obviously wasn’t there, but I like the sound of Neroli, Muguet, Gardenia, White Peony and Bergamot blended together to offer a fragrance which is, I am guessing, very feminine , light and happy at the same time, just like a glass of Champagne!