3 Scents. 3 Girls. All Beverly Hills!
Hey guys! Happy Fragrance Friday! (This won’t be every Friday, but when I post about fragrance, it’ll be on Fridays! How fun!?) (loosely inspired from FleurDeForce!) Today I have 3 perfume samples to show you. As you may know, I go to FIDM for Beauty Industry Merchandising and Marketing. In school we get to hear a lot of amazing people in the industry and this week was no different!
This week, we had a guest speaker from JT Brands (who owns Love Beverly Hills XX), Irena Kojouharova, who kindly gave us these adorable little samples! These fragrances are inspired by the Beverly Hills lifestyle, and they actually are licensed to use “Beverly Hills” from the city itself!
Because I got these in school, right after my fragrance class, so I wanted to do a fragrance test! In my fragrance class, we smell essential oils (dotted on some paper towel) and layer our own notes. Then, we write down our thoughts from smelling our custom scent. So, I wanted to write down my first thoughts from my first smell of these little guys! And then you can see if I was right or wrong!
This line has 3 fragrances, eXXpressive, teXXt me, and seXXy. I sprayed as close to an even and equal amount of fragrance on each towel (without mixing or touching. Then, I smelled it as they dried down and recorded my observations. Also, I did this without looking at what notes were in the fragrances (except I read one on seXXy when I went to their website on my phone, that’s why it says “cheater!” on that one)
Now, My Results!
1. eXXpressive: I called this one as “fresh, mature, and smells clean.” According to the website it describes the eXXpressive girl as a career driven girl who likes a light and fresh scent. I’d say I was dead on! It includes notes of CA Ruby Red Grapefruit and Yuzu, with CA White Jasmine, Lotus Flower, and Blonde CA Woods. This one is my least favorite, because I don’t like fresh scents that much, but if you do, I am sure you will love it!
2. teXXt me: I thought this one smelled really yummy! I thought I smelled apple at first, but when it dried down I got more florals. I was close with this one, but not dead on! The teXXt me girl is a flirt, who is “2 parts chic, 1 part rebel, and 1 part Beverly Hills.” The scent is CA Fresh Peach and Kiwi give way to flirty CA Honeysuckle, Freesia and Sandalwood. Peach is one of my favorite scents so I liked this one right away. I believe the Peach and Kiwi, when mixed, confused my nose into thinking it was apple! If you like sweet and fruity like I do, this is your scent!
3.seXXy: I didn’t think I would like this one at all, but I was pleasantly surprised! I thought it was a sweet musky scent, with a hint of licorice (I read it had anise somewhere) and got a vanilla or sugar vibe. It reminded me of Aquolina Pink Sugar’s grown up sister, who isn’t as overbearing as that scent tends to be! It is described as a mischievous girl who is “mostly nice!” She wants her fragrance to rock her (and his) worlds! The scent includes CA Mirabelle Plum, Cassis, CA Frangipani and Carmel Mountain Lilac, Praline Milk and Cashmere woods. If you are a sulty girl, this is your perfect scent! I think anyone would like to wear it as a night fragrance though, I know I did!
My Final Thoughts
Tell me in the comments which BH girl you are (or would want to be!)
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