Hello delicious Olfactoria’s Travelers,
Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse and I’ve been thinking about some of the fragrances in my collection that I got for a song that I think smell really lovely. Celebuscents can be pretty hit and miss but one of the people I always give a little skin time to is Sarah Jessica Parker. Not all of her fragrances have been winners for me. Lovely and Covet are both mainstays in my collection but everything else has been pretty yuck on me, until this one grabbed my fancy.
Twilight by Laurent Le Guernec and Clement Gavarry for Sarah Jessica Parker 2009
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, galbanum, mandarin, pink pepper
Heart: Peony, jasmine
Base: Amber, sandalwood, incense, musk
OK, so if you are looking for edgy, freaky or over the top then Twilight won’t be for you. There has been no boundary pushing going on in the creation of Twilight. If though, you are looking for a soft focus, lightly floral amber the you may have your dream. Also if you are looking to smell beautiful on a budget then Twilight is practically free.
Twilight has a fizzy opening of pink pepper and citrus paired with galbanum. A lovely light and breezy opening that remains cool and pretty into its heart of amorphous floral bouquet. It really is like being outside in spring as the warmth of day cools and the fresh breeze or lack of direct sun changes the mood. It’s the packing up of things and going home.
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As Sarah Jessica Parker’s Twilight moves through to dry down it remains remarkably cool on my skin for an amber and I think incense and peony keep it that way. I love the way the musks create a lived in, end of a beautiful day smell and after a couple of hours the amber/woods warm through slightly like an amber necklace warming up as it sits on your skin. This is as comfortable as your favourite T-Shirt, as wearable as slippers and as comforting as a hug.
Sillage and longevity are quite good, you’ll need a respritz at lunch if you’re wearing it for work but at these prices you can spritz every half hour. I love Twilight for mid seasons, it’s a perfect warm fragrance for cool mornings and evenings.
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What is your fave cheapy? Is it celebuscent or other?
I like Lovely and Covet, and wasn’t so keen on this one, but am blowed if I could tell you why. 😉 And I might feel quite differently about it now.
Fave cheapies include Sonia Rykiel Women Not for Men, a spicy Dita von Teese I never knew the name of – and as of yesterday, the original Moschino. It’s a dead ringer for PD Antonia when it hits its stride!
WOW! How hilarious that the original Moschino (at around $3/gallon) is similar to Antonia. HA HA HA HA! That makes me so happy.
Thanks Vanessa. Your kitty is looking so cute. Can’t wait for the name unveiling. I’m still backing Ruby Nougat Bonkers-Musson.
If you want to see pics of Vanessa’s new baby
Ruby Nougat definitely has all the ‘ooo’ sounds covered, hehe. Thanks for the linkage to my new furry squeeze. 😉
You make this seem very appealing, Portia. A galbanum opening is always welcomed by me and I like the sound of a cool amber.
Love the way you liken it to packing up your things at the end of the day and an amber necklace warming on your skin. Plus this is excellent “…so if you are looking to smell beautiful on a budget then Twilight is practically free.”
I enjoy Dita Von Teese as a summer cheapie.
My original Dita von Tease emptied so quickly but I never did repurchase. How cute is the little black flaccon? She does OTT simple very nicely.
Twilight will be a lovely safe wear. I think bringing out the set of 3 worked against her in this set. It just didn’t feel important or special, but more like a desperate money hungry grab.
Hi Portia. I like Lovely quite a bit but don’t own a bottle as it reminds me of somebody Unpleasant. Haha. Lovely review. Sandra xo
Ha Ha ha and bum. It’s sad that you can’t wear something nice because of some crap person but it is good to be able to strike something off your To Buy List.
Sounds interesting. I’ll give Twilight a sniff!
Good luck, I hope it wears as well on you rickyrebarco as it does for me.
not a celebuscent but loving Kenzo Jungle (by Dominique Ropion, need I say more?) about $40 for a giagantic and beautiful flacon, still plenty available all over the internet. Tropical/vanilla, amber woods, smooth as silk. I have been trying the inexpensives as recommended too, that’s how I found Courtesan and Casimir and it’s been affordable wonderfulness
Hey there Lucy! You mention three full bottles from my collection. Kenzo Jungle was by an APJ writer Chairman Meow, Courtesan by Natalie from Another Perfume Blog and we had Casmir in the house with either Mum or my sister in our teen years. All super yum. You’ve inspired me to spritz Courtesan for bed. Sweet Pineapple Amber Musk, unbeatable!
I am always up for a new cheap thrill that really works! Thanks for this very helpful review. My absolute favorite and cheapest of all my cheapies (and I have literally lots) is Liz Claiborne’s Curve Kicks. I like/love this one so much that I am, right now, writing about it 🙂
YAY! we are the cheapie queens I think Azar. As long as it smells good I’m in, and it doesn’t need to be high art or haiku to smell lovely.
I’ve never tried a Liz Claiborne yet but one day I’ll come across one in a store and spritz in honour of you.
You should be getting a little sprtizer of Kicks, among others, very soon. Even now it should be wafting its way to you…unless some disaster overtook it.
ARRIVED!! ARRIVED ARRIVED!
Nice. No essence of the delicious Robert Pattison in the base?
HA! Have I missed something? Are they having an affair? Doing a movie together?
GAK! Don’t tell me I’ve missed some juicy gossip……..
Facepalm, of course, from the movie. I AM AN IDIOT! Ha Ha Ha ha ha
Sorry love, my mind was elsewhere and I’ve not seen the Twilight series of films. Robert Pattinson will always be from Harry Potter for me.
No no no he is the dirty, unshaven billionaire in Cosmopolis for me, getting down with Juliette Binoche. Gorgeous.
I freaking love the way you write. It’s completely immersive.
Thankyou. Fortunately/unfortunately I have no other way.
Thank you for sharing. I’d like to try it. Hope to hear more from you.