About two months ago I've had the chance to experience a "fragrance journey" with ADF, the Estée Lauder division for a lot of designer fragrances such as Michael Kors. We've spent a great evening learning how to tell the difference between certain essences and oils which are used to create beautiful scents just like the one I'm writing about today: Michael Kors' Sexy Blossom*.
The experience was absolutely amazing, I've learnt about ingredients and how to gain them, here's an example: There's a special rose, rosa centifolia, which is difficult to grow. The soil, the amount of light and water have to be just right. And as they bloom, they have to be picked by hand and transported to the perfume factory on the same day to get the right fragrance out of them. That's a very mundane description of the process compared to the poetic way the lovely presenter at the event described it. But I hope you got the idea. And did you know that vanilla takes 3.5 years to ripen? That's insane, right? Anyway, let's talk about Michael Kors now ;-)
Sexy Blossom is a scent that I find very easy to like. It's fruity but also flowery and fresh at the same time. (It's officially described as a floral-woody scent but I think the fruity part is quite obvious too) The scent is light and young, you might have guessed already: a great scent for spring and summer.
In the top note are litchi and rose petals, that's where the fruity part of the scent comes from, the one you smell first. The heart note is all floral, a combination of freesia and peony among others and it has a wooden base note with musk and sandalwood. Not sure if you noticed it over the last couple of posts about perfumes but I like my wooden base notes.
After a couple of minutes, the fruity scent is less obvious and the bloomy notes stand out. It still smells absolutely great and spreads a real summer vibe.
Sexy Blossom comes is a gorgeous pink packaging with a golden top which I find very stylish. It costs around CHF 85 for 50ml, not cheap but not an expensive scent either. How much do you usually spend on perfumes?
Have you tried any Michael Kors fragrances? Let me know in the comments if you like this scent.
Have a great day!
* press sample, all opinions are honest and my own.