So it’s been absolutely ages since I’ve posted a ‘Fragrance Friday’. I’ve been feeling a little uninspired on the fragrance front recently, I’ve been reaching for some of my old favourite scents rather than lusting after new releases, but the launch of this rather special scent has gotten me so excited, I couldn’t wait to share it with you all.
Reem Acra is most famous for her beautiful bridal gowns, but also dresses countless celebrities for the red-carpet in her stunning couture designs including Taylor Swift, Kristen Stewart, Olivia Wilde and Zooey Deschanel.
The release of Ms. Acra’s debut fragrance actually coincided with a personal visit to her bridal boutique in New York City for me, so I got to try the fragrance first hand while viewing her stunning collection of gowns (on a rather exciting side note, I did actually choose one for my wedding day – but of course can’t share any more details with you… yet!)
The fragrance is simply entitled ‘Eau de Parfum’. The simple gold packaging with Reem Acra’s classic floral design and signature doves is utterly decadent in yet suitably sophisticated, and the rectangular bottle has a clear window showing the beautiful amber liquid.
The scent itself is equally as sophisticated with top notes of bergamot, peach and orange blossom, and distinct heart notes of jasmine, lily of the valley and ginger giving it a unique twist. It has a warm base of amber, musk, patchouli and cedar which gives it a slight hint of masculinity in my opinion. It’s an undeniably unique scent that Ms. Acra worked closely with perfumer Pierre Negrin to create, naming the finished product “classically elegant and uniquely contemporary” and designed to inspire confidence and make women feel beautiful, like Ms. Acra’s gowns.
It’s definitely a more mature scent, but a modern one, and one that I think would make a perfect Christmas gift (let’s face it, the packaging is simply perfect for Christmas!)