Marie, the Danish champion for finding great mainstream scents, was kind enough to send me a large spray sample of With Love, by American Disney Star/Pop Star/ Actress/all-around Celebrity, Hilary Duff. Celeb-U-Scents do NOT get much love in the blogoshphere, and for good reason: most of them are dreck, the juice being secondary to the peddeling of the star’s identity.
I’m not wholly opposed to celebrity scents, or to mainstream scents; it’s just that the very few I’ve tried haven’t given me a reason to doggedly try more. However, the voice of reason(able spending practices), our lovely commenter Marie, decided to take action, and introduce me to some of the best mainstream stuff out there. And I’m grateful.
With Love is surprisingly good. It’s what I hoped Estée Lauder Sensuous would be, but I am, alas, anosmic to that particular wonder.
Sweet, but not too sweet, a little creamy, a little exotic, a little spicy, and I smell what the Estée Lauder copy-writers would call “molten woods”. A low, rumbling smolder, sexy, yet perky. Kinda like Ms. Duff herself.
It’s the Disney princess all grown up, and I’m a fan.
Available almost everywhere, for around $30