I don’t really know the history of this fragrance that has just launched at Selfridges other than that it was in Sephora last year, so it isn’t new exactly.
First off, the packaging – well, Karl does love a bit of Karl, lets face it, and inside the black and gold tube that holds the bottle is a little soft plastic head of Karl. At one end of the tube is a kaleidoscope so you can gaze through it at the Karl head to see…. many Karl heads. Hilarious.
On first spritz, I was a bit horrified.. it made me cough, BUT, it has settled down into a really very pretty floral scent that is completely easy to wear. It’s warm, gentle and very feminine and while I don’t go so far as to say I’d rush to buy another bottle, compared the brazen bottle and packaging the scent was a surprise!
My big bug-bear with all the fragrance launches I have been to recently is that they all smell exactly the same. It’s like someone bottled a generic, crowd-pleasing, vanilla based perfume and then just rebottled it in various guises. It can’t have escaped anyone else’s notice either.. they’re just random, sweet-vanilla loaded smells with no real variation. The only one I have smelled recently that is different is a new Elizabeth Arden that is very fresh and stylish.