At some point we all turn into our mothers, don’t we. You say something one day and wonder when your mother inhabited your body; you put an outfit on, look in the mirror and cringe; you answer the phone and your Aunty launches into some random conversation thinking she’s speaking to your Mum. Sigh. For me, the turning point was perfume.
My Mother has a beautiful collection of perfume, but they all come from the same fragrance family. Different brands, similar notes. She definitely has a signature scent family – green, floral and a bit of soft floral for good measure. Me? I have always worn sweet perfumes – anything woody oriental, with the odd floral thrown in (I’m fussy about my florals though – tropical beach flowers only). Until now.
I recently started wearing Juicy Couture’s newbie Peace, Love & Juicy Couture, and suddenly I was like ‘hang on…I smell like my ma…and I like it…’ Up until this point in my life our tastes have always been very different, but I actually found myself liking something that my mother would like (and wear – she sniffed, she approved and she tried to steal). Not sure if this is my tastes changing or whether Juicy have produced a scent that just appeals to a broad audience.
This fragrance is firmly within the green perfume family – earthy floral to the power of ten with lots of citrus rind, and some wood thrown in for balance. Top notes of lemon tree blossom, blackcurrant bud, sweet apple, hyacinth – middle notes of jasmine (YUM), magnolia, poppy, honeysuckle – base notes of patchouli and musk. The bottle is super cute – a heavy (faux) crystal stopper, a string of turquoise beads wrapped around the top, tassels in various shades of pink, and the Juicy Couture crest in gold. Very Malibu hippy and California cool.
|Me, my Mama and my Sister|
I’m not quite ready to give up my sweet perfumes just yet (I just bought another bottle of Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess even though my first one is only half empty) but I am definitely happy to add this new fragrance into my repertoire. As for smelling like my Mother, well, I’m turning into her more and more every day, so it was inevitable, right?
Juicy Couture – Peace, Love & Juicy Couture
Price: $79/30ml, $99/50ml, $145/100ml
From: Myer and David Jones
Why you need it: If you love free-spirited, floral fragrances, then this is for you. Try it if you like Private Collection by Estee Lauder or Virgilio by Diptyque.
Product image courtesy of Juicy Couture
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