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?