Beauty Summer Scent

I say I like to change up my fragrance with the season, but actually I just have a light scent & a muskier scent on hand & replace as necessary. It just happens the season has changed when I repurchase because that’s how time works.

This summer I’ve went with a classic pick of Marc Jacobs Daisy & a new venture of Elizabeth & James Nirvana Rose.

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Let’s talk about E&J Nirvana Rose. Sephora says Rose is a seductive floral blend of rose de mai, geranium, & vetiver. It’s meant to embody the contemporary yet timeless aesthetic E&J is known for with a confident, refined, seductive scent.

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Now the reviews are a different story. Lots of negativity indicating an “old lady” musk. I saw lots of stuff about a weird spice scent.

Mostly I what noticed is people thought they were in for a sweeter smelling rose, but it’s right there in the description, “sultry heart of a dark rose.” Rose de mai is a Moroccan flower, you know, musky & spicy. Vetiver is a grass so that adds a freshness to the scent. Oh & geraniums smell a bit like rose & are used along with rose to extend the scent.

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My opinion is Nirvana Rose has an initial aggressive scent that is very musky, but dries down into something smoother. I’m guessing it’s the vetiver that smooths it out cause I think most rose perfumes start off too strong. I’m not getting old lady so much as jazz. Like, this is what all the cocktail waitresses at Seb’s wear.

-Cassy

 

5 thoughts on “Beauty Summer Scent

  1. Sounds great! I am still looking for a great rose perfume, but I’m thinking Stella McCarthy’s Stella will be my pick for that. Currently loving Daisy as well for the summer time! I wear that every year. Love how light and fresh that is.

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