Thursday, May 03, 2007

L'Aromarine Flowers

***This is my 200th post on Sweet Diva! Yea!

I love hidden treasure, and as far as I'm concerned, L'Aromarine Flowers EDT is a hidden treasure for the following reasons:

A) The scent is a simple, elegant, and refreshing blend of jasmine, gardenia, honeysuckle, and lily. To be honest, what I get from Flowers is more of what I expected and wanted to get from Creed's Spring Flower. Now, mind you, there's no complex development here, no late-stage mind-blowing whiff of jasmine. Actually, there's no development at all: It goes on as a lovely bouquet and pretty much stays that way. This would be another option (La Chasse being another..My bottle is on backorder. Grr.) for people who want to try white florals but fear the overwhelming power and possible headaches that can accompany some of these scents. For an EDT, it has pretty good lasting power as well--it stayed with me through the work day on both days I've worn it.

B) The bottles are precious. They have nifty art deco style labels and would look lovely on any dressing table. The first picture here is the 1.6 oz. bottle. The second one is the 3.3 oz.

C) The price is unbelievably right, at $18.00 for 1.6 oz. or $23.00 for 3.3 oz. Your wallet won't shriek when you go to pay for this one!

L'Aromarine is out of Paris, and the story is that they're able to produce quality products at fair prices because they don't spend a lot of money on marketing and advertising. Lucky for us! At these prices, and with those adorable labels, it's hard not to buy more than one. I'm intrigued by the Cherry Blossom scent in particular. Has anyone out there tried it?

This might not be a special occasion perfume, but it would be wonderful for summer. It wears off enough that you could easily spritz yourself again with it after work, if you're heading out to dinner or just need a refreshing lift after a tough day. And the price is right, so you don't need to worry about waste. It's always good to have some fun fragrances around (another favorite of mine is Jovan Pink Musk), and this one's quite elegant, as fun goes.

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