Bunch o’ fragrance ads 2014, part 2

A round up of new fragrance advertising (25 ads in all) — most of these are for fragrances recently released in stores or just about to be released. You can click on the Play Slideshow link below to see them all, or click on the arrows to scroll through the thumbnails, or click on the larger image to cycle through the whole list at your own pace.

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  1. galbanumgal says:

    mildly interested in Eau Tropicale…should be easy to test locally.

    • Robin says:

      I would say I’m mildly interested in that one too. The Bottega Veneta is probably the only one here I have big hopes for.

  2. smartylicious says:

    Tried Elie Saab L’Eau Couture, it’s lovely. Francis K. FTW!

    • Robin says:

      Is it very similar to the original?

      • smartylicious says:

        On my skin, not really. It’s different depending on chemistry. On me it starts off very green, but it’s natural smelling, not sharp, not loud. It’s like freshly cut flowers type of green. Like flower stems. It’s a bit unusual, because of the green almond note, I think. I wouldn’t say it’s generic. It’s not what I usually go for, and yet, I really like it, which says a lot I guess. Anyway, after the green opening, I am starting to get traces of the original, namely the orange blossom, mixed with a soft almond (but it’s a green almond, not a ‘gourmand’ one). Some people detect vanilla quite well in the dry down. It only shows barely on me, very softly. The whole thing is still light and easy to wear, but it has substance to it, does that make any sense? I also like that it changes so much from top to base, at least on my skin. It probably takes a genius perfumer like Francis K. to pull this whole thing off. You know, something easy to wear, that would fit a mass market crowd, while at the same time not being generic or synthetic. I do have to test it again (I usually test things about 3 times on different days), but overall I’m was very pleasantly surprised.

        • smartylicious says:

          Oh, forgot to mention, I applied it on my mom and it’s quite different on her skin (closer to the original with a sweeter dry down than on myself). I’m curious to see how you’ll feel about this one.

          • Robin says:

            Thank you! Hoping Angie will review it since she liked the original better than I did… I did think the original was very well done, but it isn’t “me”.

  3. annemarie says:

    Love these slideshows – thanks for doing them.

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