Falling in love again....
Autumn arrives today.
Usually around this time of year, I'm eager to set aside my light, warm-weather fragrances, and I start thinking of spices, woods,and rich floral perfumes. These are the ones I tend to set aside when the hot weather comes, reaching into my fragrance collection for citrusy, effervescent, breezy-light florals and fizzy fruits. When cooler weather begins, I'm happy to rediscover all thebigger, deeper scents that I have not used for months.
But not now, not today. I don't mind cooler Fall weather and the wardrobe change it brings, in terms of pretty sweatersand scarves and jackets, but I am also painfully aware that Winter is not far behind. I don't want it. I'm rebelling against the official change of season today. And I'm wearing a beautiful Summer scent, the new Tresor In Love Eau De Parfum, recently launched by Lancome.
When I read that this new Tresor In Love would have rose and violet notes, I had to get to the Lancome counter as quickly as I could. Anything with rose and violet together is usually a big hit with me. It's my favorite note combo. I didn't have much feeling for the fruit notes(peach, pear, mandarin and bergamot) in the top notes, I was only interested in how the rose and violet would smell. I found the beautiful tall, slender bottle at the Lancome counter, and I sprayed my wrist. The peach note was the first and most dominant of the fruits, fun and juicy, easy to take, smelling more like the skin of the fruit than the pulp itself. This could be the best peach note in a fragrance since I Profumidi Firenze Florentia #22, which up until now has been my favorite peachy scent. I never did get the peach note that so many people say they find in Mitsouko. It took about a half hour on my wrist for the peach to fade and the rose-violet to appear, and when it did, I was buying. I prefer my rose-violet to be on the sweet side, rather than the green-stemmy type, and this is exactly how they appeared. The woodsy base notes balance perfectly with the florals, and lasting power is amazing! Here is a fruity-floral with real staying power, depth, and dimension. It's beautiful from top to bottom.
I had to wonder, for a moment or two, why Lancome would launch a fruity floral scent at the end of the Summer season, when most of the other fragrance launches tend to head toward the smoky, woodsy, incensey notes. And I love them, don't get me wrong. It'll be time soon enough to start wearing them, but I'm just not ready. I'm clinging to warm weather and sandals and striped tees for as long as I can, and loving a new fragrance to ease the transition. Maybe Lancome had this in mind when they decided to launch Tresor In Love at the end of Summer. I'll be reaching for Tresor In Love until the first snowflake flies. I hope that won't be for a very, very long time.
Disclosure: This perfume was purchased by the reviewer!