Y’know, the candy necklaces with the beads? I went through a phase where I wore ‘em 24/7 (that was many moons ago).
The first time I tried Heartbreaker ($18), Smashbox’s first perfume, it hit me like a candy necklace in the face!
Luckily, it dries down quickly, (30 minutes or so) first into a dessert-worthy mix of vanilla wafers and warm caramel, and ending as a whisper-light gardenia and musk. For an eau de parfum, it really doesn’t last too long (about four hours total), but sweet is definitely the theme all the way.
What’s weird and slightly “heartbreaking” about it? My affection for the bottle (Urk! LOVE the pink ombre and cute little kiss) exceeds my affection for the scent. I think it’s just a little too sweet for me.
You never know about fragrances, though, and how they’ll smell to you. Scent is such a personal thing, and Heartbreaker might play better with your chemistry than I think it does with mine. Keep me posted if you decide to give it a try (maybe on your next trip to Sephora). I’d really like to hear what you think.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. So how was your Tuesday? Did yours feel as long as mine did? I would have to characterize myself today as having been mentally useless after 3, LOL! I think I need to chill tonight and hit the haaay early.
Have you been watching anything good on TV? I’m on the market for a new show.