Since I’m heading to New York in a few days, I thought I’d review some of the perfumes I’m taking with me. I generally prefer to travel with sample-sized perfumes, especially if they are in plastic containers rather than glass. This way, I don’t need to worry about anything breaking during my trip and I can just slip them in my pocket and refresh my scent when needed.
Scent Name: L’eau de Opale
Manufacturer: Joan Vass
Scent Description and Notes: “You’re a woman who knows what you want—and you’ve got your eyes peeled for a rich, full fragrance that’s made for a night out, but brings a little something special when worn as a daytime scent. Well, seek and ye shall find. In L’eau de Opale, floral notes blend seamlessly with earthy bottom notes for a result that’s equal parts classic and romantic, with a hint of mystery.
This sultry scent blends top notes of valencia orange and pink pepper with a sweet combination of cinnamon leaf, jasmine sambac, and tuberose middle notes. These slowly unfold into woody base notes of creamy musk, vanilla absolute, and golden amber.” -Birchbox
Perfume Oil Color: Clear.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1.5ml sample vial. The vial is a pale pink plastic with silver writing featuring the scent name below a block od silver with the name of the company etched out in pink.
- ITV: It strikes me as a bit older and sophisticated, and for some reason, it reminds me of Macy’s perfume counters. I get jasmine sambac (but it’s very heavy), vanilla absolute, musk, and strong tuberose.
- Wet: It’s rather strong on my skin. The tuberose, Valencia orange, and jasmine sambac are rather dominant. Just below that, I can tease out the pink pepper (a nice addition to this scent) and a touch of the vanilla absolute, which warms the florals a little.
- Dry: Once dry, it verges on slightly powdery from the combination of jasmine sambac and vanilla absolute. I do still get musk, light orange, tuberose and amber very clearly, and light pepper. It is nice, but it does skew something slightly older (30s+).