It’s getting closer by the minute. Yesterday I noticed a tree on my street, which doesn’t usually bloom until April, already has flowers on its branches, and this morning on the Today Show the hosts were saying that much of the country has been having an unseasonably warm winter.
But it’s not all good. They say it’s confusing some crops and bird migrations.
I think it’s also confusing my sense of smell. This winter, I’ve been reaching for the heavier perfumes I tend to wear this time of year less often than usual, and opting for lighter, fresher fragrances like the new Burberry Body Mist ($50) more often instead.
I almost wore out the original Burberry Body last fall, and I like this new, limited edition spin on the scent just as much.
It seems more dainty and delicate than its sibling, yet still retains the rosy, feminine feel that made the original Burberry Body a hit with me.
Burberry Body Mist
“Dive into a sensation of green freshness with the fruity accents of peach and the sensuality of freesia. This fragrance blooms with light floral notes of rose petals and iris, gently combined with the captivating signature of sandalwood. The cashmeran base blends with soothing vanilla, amber, and musk to reveal the unique character of this seductive woman. A new way to experience Burberry Body, this mist is formulated without alcohol and can be used all over the body and hair.” – Sephora.com
- Top notes: fresh green absinthe, peach and freesia
- Middle notes: Rose absolute, iris and sandalwood
- Base notes: wood cashmere, creamy vanilla, amber and musk
It reminds me of a lighter version of Lancome’s rosy Tresor, but with stronger notes of iris and freesia, and I think it’s just so girly and sweet that it compels me to don a pink dress, pearls and heels.
For a body mist, the scent also lasts a surprisingly long time. I can still detect a single spritz on my wrist six hours later.
It’s also human male approved. Yesterday I sprayed some in my ‘do, and when El Hub and I hugged when he got home from work, he so eloquently said, “You smell good.”
I doubt that Tabs, the other male in my life, appreciates the scent as much as he should, but since he does have a taste for the finer things, you never know. I’ll ask him the next time he’s making biscuits on my tum.
PRICE: $50 for a 2.8-ounce bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available now at department stores, Sephora and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Better Valentine’s Day gift for a dude: electronics or zombies?
Those are two of El Hub’s favorite things, but neither one makes an ideal gift for Valentine’s Day.
Hmm… I go through this every year. After 10 years together, you’d think it would be easier than this.
What do you think? What’s a good Valentine’s Day gift for a dude?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,