Blogdorf Goodman is a mishmash of beauty product reviews, musings on fashion and swooning over fragrances.
Friday, February 15, 2008
All Roads Lead to Youngstown....(quote from Jackie from Jack and Hil)
The city of Youngstown is a scrappy city with tons of character and moxie. It has been in dire economic straits for years and the streets are often rough and dangerous. I will be the first to admit all its faults. I will also be the first to tear your head off if you mock the people or dismiss it as a horrible place. This is my hometown and current city. This is also the hometown of Nanette Lepore.
Mafia Town USA (a nickname given to us from the media) is also the hometown of the woman who oozes girly and flirtatious charm.
Youngstown is tough and often produces prized boxers or street smart lawyers.
It also produced a delightful and colorful fashion designer.
Nanette Lepore's clothes are always whimisical and fun. There are pretty prints, ruffles and bows. The Lepore runway is always high spirited, girly and bubbly.
So when they decided to create a fragrance they had a daunting task.
Could they bottle her charm?
The perfume is a mixture of floral and fruits.
There is a cornucopia of fruits. There is white peach and white cranberry juices. It also contains blackcurrant, orange jasmine and persian lime juice. The floral notes of rose and crushed violet keep it from going into "fruit punch" territory. It ends with amber and indian sandalwood.
I think they managed to capture what Nanette Lepore is all about. This is just uncomplicated fun.
It is girlish, flirty, and kinda pretty.
This is available at Nordstorm. The line includes a parfum version(have never tried it),body lotion, body and hand cream and a shower gel. The packaging is beyond adorable on all.
The fragrance bottle is pink with a floral and polka dot pattern. There is a girl resting on a bed of flowers.
Initially it reminded me of the Lulu Guinness bottle.
The pure parfum bottle is black with a single rose on the front.
Credit: Blogdorf Goodman and Nanette Lepore