I knew about Vero Kern for years and was always fascinated by her story. The fact that she followed her dream rather late in life, is very encouraging and shows that it is really worth pursuing what you want. I didn’t try her perfumes though, chiefly for financial reasons, but also because I thought, they would not suit me, that they were not my kind of thing (where do I get those ideas anyway?).
My love affair with Vero’s creations started with Onda, so of course, I needed to try the others as well.
I’ll say it up front – they are amazing.
Rubj (pronounced Ruby, that was the intended name, although there were trademark issues) is the most lively of those three entirely different perfumes. All three have distinct personalities, but strangely enough I can identify with each of them. Each represents a facet of my character.
Onda the brooding, introverted, but deeply sensual one. Kiki is the intellectual, easygoing one. Rubj is the happy, go lucky party girl.
Rubj is round and inviting, she smells like warm orange blossoms and jasmine with not a little bit of tuberose (not listed, I’m quite sure it is there though) on a soft musky bed. The perfume is almost linear to me, it blooms and envelops me in an orange-pink haze of happiness lasting for hours on end.
Rubj smells like the warmth of the setting sun on skin. Like an exotic drink, deliciously sweet and tart, intoxicating, but stealthily so.
Rubj wants to dance, wants to laugh, wants to be admired and talk the night away. She knows how beautiful she is, and she wants to have fun tonight, wants to break the rules for once, but she never goes too far.
Rubj is a night to remember.