Top notes- Sicilian Lemon, Orange
Middle notes- Lotus, Egyptian Jasmine, Lilac
Base notes- Driftwood, Amber, Musk
Kirk's notes- Gahhhh- it's lovely! So lovely that I'm scared of it running out...so lovely that I'll be REALLY upset if it's ever discontinued. It reminds me of a discontinued (thus breaking my heart) Marc Jacobs fragrance called Blush- the perfect balance between floral and citrus. It's one of my go-to day fragrances at the moment, & it gets major thumbs up for how long the scent lasts.
Top notes- Raspberry
Middle notes- Raspberry
Base notes- Uh, raspberry
Kirk's notes- Probably the only, ONLY raspberry fragrance that actually smells like proper raspberries. It's not at all synthetic or overbearing, just sweet, crisp, and yum. Guys love this. Kids love it too. If you don't mind being swarmed by men or small children, I advise that you zip into your closest Body Shop to check it out...because it IS limited edition, & has sold out overseas. Honestly, it's delicious.
Top notes- Mandarin Orange, Pear, White Tea
Middle notes- Lily of the Valley, Orange Blossom, Freesia
Base notes- Vetiver, Musk, Cashmere Wood
Kirk's notes- If you're anything like me, and missing the warmer months like crazy, you need to smell this new fragrance from Elizabeth Arden- it's spring at first sniff! Untold Eau Fraiche is crisp, fresh & happiness in a bottle- it's virtually impossible to feel gloomy while wearing this. I know it seems like these sort of fragrances (green/citrus) should be relegated to summer- but I'm a fan of anything that is this uplifting- I'll happily wear it all year round.
Top notes- Nutmeg, Cardamon, Calabrian Bergamot, Pink Pepper
Middle notes- Damask Rose, Coriander
Base notes- Patchouli, Sandalwood
Kirk's notes- Being a real citrus/floral fragrance kind of human, I've never really veered into the the spicy/woody arena- I FEAR CHANGE. Serenitude is a wee winner though, and I'm glad that I can feature it in this post, because diversity is a great thing. The Valeur Absolue perfume range has an awesome difference- the scents promote feelings of well-being...as well as smelling ridiculously good. They also each contain different semi-precious stones; Serenitude's stones are amazonite, which are meant to ward off negative energy. I don't know if it works or not, but I'm not complaining, because I smell fantastic.
Top notes- Mandarin Orange, Bergamot, Lemon
Middle notes- Orange Blossom, Jasmine Sambac
Base notes- Tahitian Vanilla, Indian Vanilla, White Musk
Kirk's notes- When I first read that this was part of the Shalimar family, I thought, "Uh oh"- because the original Shalimar was far too heavy for my tastes when I first smelt it (admittedly years ago). Shalimar Souffle is like the O.G. Shamilar's little sister though- sweet, fresh & delicate. I was pleasantly surprised at the prominent citrus notes, and SUPER impressed by how long it lasted- from morning until well into the evening. There's nothing worse than buying a $$ fragrance and having to constantly reapply, watching those precious mls slowly disappear...ahhh, it breaks my heart. I don't have to worry about that with this though, and it's just BEAUTIFUL.
Top notes- Orange, Lime, Mandarin Orange, Bergamot
Middle notes- Ginger, Basil, Neroli
Base notes- Violet Leaf
Kirk's notes- While not normally a fan of gourmand scents- the fact that this little guy is positively bursting with citrus sold me at the get-go. I love the cute, macaroon packaging, and I love that the fragrances (there are two others) were inspired by recipes for creamy cupcakes. I love how fresh and crisp it is, and I've never wanted to take bites out of myself more. It didn't last terribly long (4 hours or so), but the packaging is perfect for my bag, so I can't complain. Now I can't stop thinking about the other two available from this range, and, I want a cupcake.