14 days ago
If I have a signature scent, it would be this. I adore this perfume. I walked into an Ulta to purchase something completely unrelated, I smelled this wafting in the store and bee-lined to the Gucci perfumes where I picked up and smelled every one until I realized this was what I was smelling. I've never been grabbed by a perfume in a department store in that way before. I sat on not buying this for almost another year. I grabbed a test spray whenever I went into a store or counter, and felt like maybe this was too similar to what I already own and my other favorites: Stella, jm velvet rose and oud.... I first picked up the rollerball and as I tore through that I got a full size bottle. So this isn't like Stella, stella is a patchouli rose, but the rose in Stella is fresher than this one. Stella always reminded me of doll heads or baby doll diapers (in a good way). Then where Gucci has a more uplifting blackberry note, the jo Malone has heavier notes of prailine and to my nose, sandalwood, and obviously oud. It's not decidedly much like the jm at all.... I think in my head it's a mashup of those two and maybe blackberry and bay. The blackberry almost makes this a tad masculine. I think Gucci absolute could pass as a unisex perfume for sure. Because of the freshness, I love how this reacts with body heat. It smells great at the gym. But it also smells great on a cold winter night out, or day to day. The patchouli is refined. It makes the Rose a deep and dark, sexy rose, but doesn't steal the show. The patch itself is pretty quiet. In all, this makes me feel sexy, but in an understated way. I feel like it goes with every occasion, every day, every outfit. It doesn't give me a headache! My daily go to has been rose jam shower gel, the rose deodorant from native and this perfume. And it's a combo that is tdf I hope they never dc this.
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