Category: Floral Fruity Gourmand
Notes: Pomegranate, freesia, wild strawberry, lily, peony, heliotrope, lily of the valley, patchouli, vanilla, marshmallow, rose and caramel.
The Bottle:Classic pink and silver, a truly ladylike silhouette (read: just a little boring). But then, Estée Lauder has never been one to take design risks. ***
The Fragrance: Liquid Valentine’s Day (hence the timing of this review). Candy-coated floral giddiness that lays it on just a little thick. Even as a fan of some intensely sweet perfumes (and, um, sweets) this still strikes me as a little over the top in terms of its potential to rot your teeth on contact. The caramel and marshmallow lead the charge, with the pomegranate and strawberry hard on their heels. The syrupy grenade of the first ten minutes eventually reduces to a burningly sugary vanilla with a hesitant floral halo floating around its edges. Spray away, extra-girly Darlings, but sparingly, please. ***