I rarely mention cosmetics and toiletries here, despite my having a serious weakness for wandering into places like Sephora and leaving with a bag of impulse purchases. So yes, going to start talking about them a bit here, if only so I can recall later on which ones worked and which ones didn’t. In fact, I think the only time I wrote about a perfume here was that one post when I was so offended by Angel that I had to get it off my chest. Well, you know what they say about how much easier it is to write a bad review. This, however, is not a bad review.
This pretty thing is what I’ve been using fairly regularly for the past year. I bought a bottle of Kenzo’s Flower Tag back in early 2012, when it was still new-ish, while passing through the airport. I didn’t get around to cracking it open until several months later, however, because I wanted to finish up the dregs of a few other bottles first. Which ended up working out well, since it is very suited to being a warm weather scent (though I used it all through this past winter too). It’s a light floral with bits of citrusy fruits, which is apparently a combination I am always drawn to, now that I think about it. With good reason, since it’s a scent category that works very well in perpetually warmish places like SoCal. It’s light enough that it doesn’t overwhelm in close quarters, but still sticks around until I get back home in the afternoon. I’d say that’s a pretty good performance.
According the linked site’s description, it “opens with energetic notes of juicy black currant, fresh mandarin and sour-sweet rhubarb. The heart is feminine and intensely floral, expressed with accords of peony, jasmine and lily of the valley. Notes of tea, musk and vanilla form the velvety and warm base of the perfume.” Wow, it’s like a who’s who list of all my favorite scents rolled into one. No wonder I snapped it up so fast. I like it much better than the original Flower, which I found a bit too heavy and powdery. One friend did remark that she thought I was wearing D&G’s Light Blue instead, which is a fair enough guess since it’s in the same family and was also made by the same perfumer. Who also made Angel. Hahahahahaha. Okay, I guess this means I’ve forgiven him.
Edited 4/6/2015: Now available in the VK Store!