Fragrance Review: Swarovski Edition

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Talk about arm candy! The house of Swarovski has introduced a new fragrance, Swarovski Edition, which was inspired by its celebrity-adored (and very sparkly) evening bags, specifically the ones created for stars to tote at the Cannes Film Festival, the Academy Awards, and the Toronto International Film Festival.

And since the crystal giant is not one to do anything that doesn’t really shine, the perfume’s bottle is shaped like — what else? — a glistening clutch. Made of leather and croc-embossed, gem-adorned metal, the scent’s packaging makes for an elegant addition to any vanity (or red carpet, really). (InStyle.com)

 Notes

fruity

rose

musky

citrus

woody

white floral

Swarovski Edition Analysis

swarovski-clementine

Clementine, part of the mandarin orange family, gives a floral perfume an energizing fruity zing.

What an elegant bottle for a very captivating scent. Swarovski Edition is the follow up to its premier perfume Swarovski Aura.

This scent has what it takes, what I have been longing for in a floral scent to make it stand out from the crowds of floral-based perfumes seemingly stamped out in some factory — all very much the same. Not so here, I am happy to report.

I think it’s the opening notes of Clementine and red currant that help to make this perfume stand apart. Clementine and Redcurrant are energizing fruity notes — giving a zing to the top of this scent.

swarovski-red-currant

Red currant, a member of the gooseberry family, is both sweet and tart and the other half of the fruity notes.

But the mid range of the perfume comes sensually and softly, blending gardenia and wild rose blossoms — floral yes, and sexy too!

In the bottom of this very well-composed scent are cedar wood and white musk — which ground the scent in an earthy way. I detect the fruity notes of the top even in the dry down: sparkling Clementine and tart red currant throughout the wear. Again, I think this is what makes this floral stand apart. I love the combination of the fruity zing and smooth floral anchored by the woody cedar and white musk.

Bottom Line

This is a light scent overall, and although it’s bottle is designed to resemble a clutch- typically an evening bag — I feel because it does come across subtly that it can be worn as a daytime fragrance as well. Wear time was approximately 5 hours.

Did You Know?

Who was the first female to produce a designer perfume?

Coco Chanel with the introduction of Chanel No. 5. Jeanne Lanvin of LanvinPerfumes, whose initial perfume offering in 1927 was named Arpege, followed her. After those two came Arden and Lauder.

 

by Cheryl Johnson

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