Opens summer bright with bunches of wet greens, more lily-of-the-valley in the rain than water lotus. And appropriately, This Moment lasts only a few of them, soon settling to the skin with orange flower honey and gone in an hour.
A safe blind buy gift for tweens on up, and pretty on the vanity.
Vanilla amber and marshmallow-y musk. Maybe there’s some almonds in there, too.
It’s okay, but not anything that can’t be found at Victoria’s Secret or Bath and Body Works.
I’ve sort of fallen in love with Pomplamoose. They’re a husband and wife team who’ve made a name for their transparent (what you see is what you get–no post production mixing) cover works online. Here’s another less quiet Another Day.
Matronly green apples and roses on top, sweet florals and wicker furniture on the bottom.
Doesn’t last long–I reach for this one when I want a splash of rose that’s more comforting and less business than Tea Rose–both the fragrance and the packaging has a maternal cottage-chic vibe, but sometimes one is in the mood for that, y’know?
Edit – 6/7/21
Pulled this one out of a box in the back of my closet today. I’d forgotten how much I like it–there’s a clear sweetness that seems really refreshing when compared to so many of the muddy caramel stuff that’s out lately.
The roses I planted this spring actually managed a few blooms–and I had fun comparing the raw materials to the bottled fragrance. Believe definitely captures the softer, apple-ish aspect of the cabbage rose (named for the appearance, not the scent!) versus the sharper lemony quality of the hybrid tea rose.