Fragrance Review: Jennifer Aniston

Beauty, Reviews, Skin Care

by Cheryl Johnson

In the creation of her debut fragrance, Jennifer Aniston called to mind her earliest and most beloved recollections of scent. Evoking memories of sunny days at the beach and happy summer nights, this captivating composition includes light, blooming floral notes set against a sensual base of musk and woods.

“I wanted this fragrance to be a personal library of scent memories. For example, my love of night blooming jasmine has lasted a lifetime. Growing up in California, I distinctly remember the scent of jasmine on summer evenings. I consider the scent of the ocean to be one of life’s most uplifting sensual experiences. No aroma is quite so purifying, humbling and exhilarating. The combination of the salty air and tropical oils reminds me of long sunny days on the beach-pure happiness.” —Jennifer Aniston

The bottle, inspired by Jennifer’s love and appreciation of architecture, references the flow of a Frank Gehry building and the fluidity of a cresting wave.

Certainly a household name from her time on Friends to her many movies, her marriage to Brad Pitt, etc, Jennifer Aniston is one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses. If you don’t know who she is you probably have been living in a cave! There is something very appealing about Jennifer; you sort of get the feeling through her TV and film roles and public appearances that she is not so different a person than that of her public persona- someone you could see yourself being friends with- a girl next door sort of appeal to her beauty but of course she’s a knockout girl next door! Her style seems to be sexy but real- not pretentious in any way and the scent she created comes across in much the same way.

Citrus Grove Accord, Rose Water, Jasmine, Violet, Amazon Lily, Musk, Amber, Sandalwood.

Sensual. Floral. Clean

Jasmine, a bloom that opens at night.

Most prevalent to my nose is the Jasmine in the top of this scent; widely cultivated for its flowers, jasmine is enjoyed in the garden, as a house plant, and as cut flowers. The flowers are worn by women in their hair in southern and Southeast Asia. The delicate jasmine flower opens only at night and may be plucked in the morning when the tiny petals are tightly closed, then stored in a cool place until night. The petals begin to open between six and eight in the evening, as the temperature lowers. Its fragrance is tropical and sensual. In the mix are also violet and lily- hard to detect individually but they combine to come across as a soft, exotic floral. The finish is the woody, sweet and slight muskiness of the amber and sandalwood which are known to have a calming and warming effect.

The combination of the citrus and water scents as the top notes in this sexy, clean and very wearable scent combine to form a soft floral scent. The anchoring, earthy notes of amber and sandalwood in the finish help to round out the scent and give it a sexy finish- it’s ever so slightly musky.

(Sandalwood- is the name of a class of fragrant woods from trees)

This fragrance has a lot going for it; it is a very light scent- not overpowering at all- very balanced in it’s composition which makes it very wearable for day or night, I think its scent is very reminiscent of warm weather so perhaps it is best suited to be worn in Summer but you could certainly pull this out in the bitter cold of Winter, and spritz it on to remind you of the warm weather to come. This wonderful perfume comes across as a more expensive perfume than it actually is – very affordable and accessible, you can pick it up at Target while doing the rest of your shopping- which is nice- a great find at $55.00 for 1.7 oz eau de parfum spray.

The one negative I found to this scent is its lack of staying power- and unfortunately it is a big one- the scent is undetectable within two hours of wear time for me and that was very disappointing because I thoroughly enjoyed the scent.

Apply perfume before dressing. Although your pressure points may then be covered by clothing, the perfume will last longer when sprayed directly on your skin instead of over clothing.


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