I've been going back and forth with this scent for quite awhile and didn't notice I haven't talked about it on here yet. I might have mentioned it once or twice in passing on twitter but now I shall give it a post of it's own.
Ever since I was gifted the Paul Smith Rose fragrance by my boy almost 2 years back, I've then been suckered into the world of perfumes. I used to think one scent is enough, as that's how people coin it your 'signature scent' and while there's nothing wrong with that, there's nothing wrong in having more either!
I was provided a 30ml bottle of the Crabtree & Evelyn Lily Fragrance (also available in 100ml) and I'm quite glad for being introduced to this. If I were sampling this in stores, I might have passed on it as it doesn't quite sit in the range of scents I normally check out.
This scent was launched with their Floral Fragrances collection sometime mid-march. Aside from the Lily fragrance the other scents available within this collection are Rosewater, Iris and Lavender.
Now about this scent:
It's a refreshing scent, very floral but yet still quite a light scent that's appropriate for daytime wear. It's something you can spritz on on a hot day and instantly feel refreshed by the smell of. Initially I found it a little too light and floral for my liking but as you wear it, the scent morphs into a slightly woody scent yet still fresh. It's not as 'airy' as it initially was and became something that I came to really like.
"Our eau de toilette features a perfect single accord of lily of the valley blended with dewy greens, velvety woodland mosses, musk, and hints of hyacinth and ylang ylang.”
Upon first use I found myself really liking it and have been reaching for it more often then I had expected. It does last well on me, ranging from 6-8 hours on some days and even up to 10 on others, it depends.
In terms of packaging, if you were to consider comparing, it's not as fancy as some bottles out there in the market but something about the clean and simplistic approach is nice though I wish the bottle shape was somehow easier to grip. It's quite large around the top and square-ish so I always fear dropping it, being the klutz that I am.
30ml - S$28
100ml - S$65
Don't want to make this a lengthy post to just give mention to a perfume that I'm currently loving and using in this crazy Singapore heat so I shall end it here!
What perfumes are you currently into? Did you have to change up your favorite perfume due to the sweltering heat (in Singapore)?