Now, you know I’m a die-hard Tom Ford Black Orchid fan and that it is pretty much the only perfume I wear.
Last week I was invited to the Estee Lauder Companies press day in Glasgow (Blythswood Hotel Penthouse Suite, nonetheless!) and met some of the lovely girls at Aramis, Ojon, Origins and Clinique, among others. The lovely (and very chic) Dafna at Bobbi Brown kindly gave me a sample of Bobbi Brown’s new fragrance, Party, and I love it. There’s just one problem: it doesn’t suit me.
In the bottle, the fragrance is divine; violet leaves, rose petals and sandalwood means it’s very rich, but in a good way. It’s a romantic, feminine fragrance that really does last all day. Bobbi Brown’s Party is a very pretty scent, warm and floral (probably the rose) but unfortunately, I think that the rose is the problem for me. Quite simply, it doesn’t sit nicely on my skin which I am so disappointed about because I was so excited to have found an alternative perfume, which could be worn throughout the day or in the evening. It’s a brilliant all-rounder, but it’s special too. Party contains sandalwood, which is also found in Black Orchid and I think this is what drew me to Party so strongly. I love the violet scent as well and I am just so disappointed that my skin doesn’t work with Bobbi’s newest fragrance, because as I said before – I LOVE IT!
I’ve tried forcing myself to wear it, but it just won’t work. The thing is, on someone else it will smell amazing, exactly the way it is supposed to smell. I imagine this is a fragrance Carrie Bradshaw would choose to wear when sipping red wine in front of an open fire, cosied up in a woolly jumper and suede, berry coloured boots while chatting with Miranda. Some lucky girls will have the delightful treat of wearing Party every day and smelling absolutely beautiful, but sadly, that girl is not me.
So, I am going to send one of you lucky readers the sample that Dafna gave me. It’s so pretty that I can’t let it go to waste. All you have to do is follow The Daydreamer, like the Facebook page and leave your answer to the following question in the comments below this post. Remember to check back, because I’ll leave a comment to announce the winner! Deadline is 12 noon on Friday 4th November.
What is the name of Bobbi Brown’s newest fragrance?
Above: Bobbi Brown Party. Get yours here.
With thanks to Dafna at Bobbi Brown.