Here’s the thing about Bronze Goddess: it’s like finding out that triple-chocolate cheesecake has no calories, and there’s a service that will deliver it to your front door every day for the cost of a Diet Coke.
Because, at $55 (full retail!) for a 100mL bottle, they’re practically giving the stuff away. And it feels so indulgent—in smell, yes, but also in my newly adopted application method. Since Robin assures us,
you’ll want to use it as a body spray, not dab it on pulse points, and it is light enough that you could just about bathe in it without creating more sillage than those around you could stand.
—from Robin’s review of the original, Azurée Soleil
I have taken her sage advice quite literally, and have been bathing in the stuff with absolute abandon. Hairspray? Check. Body spray? Check. On my clothes? Sure! Is ten spritzes three times a day too much? Naahhh. That’s just about right.
It’s an Eau Fraiche Skinscent—which I admit, I have no idea what that means. It actually has pretty good lasting power, even if the projection is minimal. It lasts better than a cologne, and beats the hell out of some of Chanel’s Les Exclusifs line EDT’s. After each dousing, I feel sufficiently decadent for about four hours afterward, and since the application is fun, I don’t mind doing it morning, noon, and night.
Because it smells good.
Bronze Goddess smells like frolicking in a perfectly fitting bikini (because in this dream all bikinis fit perfectly) on a deserted tropical island beach with your Adonis-bodied lover; cheese-cake and margaritas flow like milk and honey in the promised land, your skin naturally repels harmful UVA/UVB rays, and your armpits are naturally hairless.
This is the ultimate summer comfort skin-scent—snap one up while the getting is good!