I had a major craving for Bronze Goddess long before I ever smelled it.
Dee enticed me first with this post and talk on Twitter did the rest – I needed Bronze Goddess. Although I am more of a white-as-the-wall mortal than resembling the title of this perfume, I was sure nontheless – I would love Bronze Goddess.
With some scents you just know. Unsniffed, I was already certain of it would work with the two of us. And – for once – I was right.
Bronze Goddess has a bit of a history. Azurée Soleil by Tom Ford for Estée Lauder (a body oil) came out in the year 2006. The next year it appeared again as a skin scent (Eau fraiche) and when Tom Ford got his own brand Azurée Soleil came back the following year in new clothes as Bronze Goddess and reappears with slight alterations in scent and bottle every April or so. Thank Goodness!
I did not find it here in Austria, because the five bottles we probably got were sold out quickly, but thankfully the perfume community stepped in and offered me decants from their own supplies. The lovely Ines promised some, and Dee did as well (her package was almost thought lost, but it finally made its way to me). I used up that decant so fast, you’d think I drank it (do not try this at home!). I used the Howe method of application which involves practically taking a shower in the fragrance. It is so light, that is necessary to create some good waft, but it is also extremely pleasurable to drench myself in refreshing, great-smelling coconutty summer juice. Thankfully my favorite SA rustled a bottle up for me, and – Embargo temporarily loosened – I bought it. I cannot stop using it, I do not want to be without it this summer.
Notes include coconut milk, sandalwood, vanilla, vetiver, myrrh, amber, mandarin, bergamot, lemon, orange, tiare flower, jasmine, magnolia, orange blossom and lavender.
Bronze Goddess smells of summer like nothing else can. There is that carefree, feel-good vibe to it that instantly spells summer the minute it is applied (lavishly, remember!) It is very well blended and the mix of exotic flowers, coconut and citrus is seamless.