I have two collections that contain some of my most prized possessions...a collection of Shakespeare's plays that I add to nearly every time I go to a book sale and an ever-growing collection of perfume. Every Christmas I get a new fragrance. Last year I got the Satin fragrance from Victoria's Secret, which I love as my all-around, soft-smelling perfume. The year before that, I got Love Rocks from Valentino, which I save for special occasions. And three years ago, I got Pleasures from Estée Lauder, which is my fresh-feeling perfume that keeps me relaxed. In addition to those, I have numerous body sprays and mini-perfumes from Victoria's Secret, a mini bottle of Coach's Legacy, and a couple random fragrances. Needless to say, I sort of like perfume!
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This Christmas, I got a perfume I've been wanting to try for a long time. I must admit, when it comes to perfume, I usually judge it by its bottle...and when I first saw an advertisement for Very Hollywood by Michael Kors in one of my magazines, I was immediately drawn to it's glimmering, pink, shiny bottle! I couldn't help wanting to know what was inside this gorgeously designed glass that looked good enough for a 1950s movie star! Then, I imagined how cute it would look with all my other perfumes sitting on my vanity. On Sephora you can get a 1.7oz. bottle of the fragrance, as well as a body lotion, all in a fabulous box for the same price of $65 for just the bottle of perfume. Plus, sephora.com always ships orders over $50 for free! Quite the bargain for all that yummy smelling goodness!
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But now, for the most important aspect of the perfume--the smell itself! Commercially, it is described as a sparkling mandarin, gardenia, and vetiver scent "suited to a silver screen siren," but in all honesty, I've never been able to identify notes of certain fragrances or identify flower scents other than roses, lilacs, and violet. For me, it's the combination of everything that counts. At first, the scent reminds me of something my grandmother would wear (which isn't a bad thing because she has always worn very classy perfume), but as it warms up on my skin it lets out a younger, more playful aroma. It's not only girly and floral, but it also brings out a flirtier scent that I really like. Overall, this perfume gets my stamp of approval and I'm glad it gets to be a part of my collection!
One more great thing about this perfume...it was made it the US! Imagine that--Americans still have jobs because of designer perfumes! This not only gives a little piece of mind, but it also adds to Michael Kor's all-American style and authenticity of his label. If you don't have the money to buy designer clothing, buying your favorite designer's fragrance is the next best thing. There is nothing like the quality you get with handmade, designer clothing and perfume is no different. You don't need to break your bank account to feel a little luxurious every day...just a spritz of a great perfume will make you feel like a movie star!
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(I have no affilliation with any of the brands or companies I have mentioned in
this post and all the opinions and views I have expressed are purely mine.)