Hello everyone! Today I'm going to be reviewing the Ikat Jasmine perfume by Aerin (who is the granddaughter of Estee Lauder and has now launched her own line). This perfume was generously sent to me by Dave Lackie who is basically the king of beauty giveaways on twitter but more importantly owns the best online beauty magazine that I've come across yet. You can find the most recent edition at http://beautytheguide.com/magazine/ or just the website itself at http://beautytheguide.com It is the best most well though out (and FREE - my favorite four letter word) magazine online and is so easily accessible. Anyways this generous magazine editor gifted me this GORGEOUS perfume and I can't get enough of it. I can't stop smelling myself.
Look at that packaging. Can we pause just for a moment to stare at the beauty that is this perfume bottle. Each different perfume has a different gemstone on top depending on what it was inspired by. There are 5 perfumes in the line (this one, Lilac Path, Evening Rose, Amber Musk, and Gardenia Rattan)
"Ikat Jasmine personifies a modern woman – effortless style and intriguing femininity." - Aerin The impeccable pairing of Jasmine Sambac and Jasmine Egypt Infusion is enhanced with exotic Tuberose Fleur in a fragrance rich with velvety body and soft freshness. A delicate touch of Honeysuckle invigorates the senses, while Tuberose Infusion and Sandalwood add subtle intensity and luminous depth as captivating as the woman who wears it.
The scent is beautiful. At first you smell the strong Jasmine (very floral), and then it dries down to where you can smell more of the tuberose with some warmth and sweetness (which must come from the sandalwood and honeysuckle). This fragrance is simple yet beautiful, and if you like Jasmine you will adore this perfume. It is very versatile. It can either be dressed up or down; I currently wear it every day (gasp I've ditched my Chanel Coco Mademoiselle), but it wouldn't be out of place at any event.
I adore this perfume (if you can't already tell) and have worn it every day since receiving it. The wear time is INCREDIBLE but it isn't extremely overpowering. It doesn't have a super strong silage, which is nice because you don't want people to smell you before they see you, even if it is a good smell. Thank you Dave so much and I encourage you all to go check out his magazine http://beautytheguide.com/magazine/ because it is beautiful and the March edition is coming out extremely soon.
I really want to try more of the Aerin fragrances, I think Evening Rose will be the next one I set my sights on.