If you have little kids, you’ll be all too familiar with this statement: “I don’t know where you got that, but get it out of your mouth!”
My little brother is good for many things, including (but not limited to) throwing a ball against his door repeatedly when I’m trying to fall asleep, blasting his video games while I try to film a video, and eating everything he can get his hands on (half of it, anyway). But additionally, he’s good at finding perfume samples. One weekend afternoon he came into my room, dropped a vial on my desk, and said, “I got this for you.” Now, I don’t know about you, but I’d be cautious in such a situation. “Wha… what is it???” He shrugged. “They had a bowl of them at the mall. I grabbed one for you.” Well played, brother. Well played.
On closer inspection, I found I was holding a vial of Edition by Swarovski, which, oddly enough, my brother didn’t get from the Swarovski store in the mall (but rather at Sears). At that point I was pretty much oblivious to the fact that Swarovski even has perfumes – aren’t they the crystal guys? I mean, hadn’t I seen their ridiculously small but expensive figurines in a million Costco displays? Was I going nuts? I went to the computer in search of answers, and sure enough, Fragrantica lists their earliest fragrance, Aura, from 2011, with Edition being a stand-alone in their otherwise Aura line (consisting of four individual flankers).
The sample is 1.2 mL, opaque white in colour with hot pink font.
A 2012 release, this perfume was created by Sonia Constant, who has done other compositions such as Burberry Sport for Men and L’Eau 2 Kenzo pour Homme. This EDT concentration opens with a strong gardenia note, giving the composition a first impression of a typical old-lady white floral. If you hang tight, the fragrance heats up on the skin, taking on a feverish heat until it blossoms into a red rose and something apple-y. I’m washing this off before it goes any further, because I’ve had too good a day to bring me down with a floral. Reminiscent of Avril Lavigne Forbidden Rose, and not in any good way. Do not recommend, unless you’re into old-lady floral perfumes and wallpaper.
Collective thoughts about what I’ve sniffed today: no, no, no, no, no, no. Nauseating. If you want a floral, check out Vive la Marièe.
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