Sammanfattning: En av fyra parfym oljor från Santa Barbara parfymör, Sharon Bolton, Sanning är en färsk, grön, citronsyra-blommig.
Du kommer att gilla detta om du vill: Citrus, lime, vit mysk, Pert schampo.
Pros: Utmärkt livslängd för en citrus-tema doft; enkel applicering; enkel men minnesvärd doft.
Nackdelar: Öppningen 3 min är lite fyllig, so give the highly concentrated oil a little time to settle on the skin; may remind some folks a little too much of shampoo.
Påminner mig om: This one definitely reminds me of a shampoo I used to use when I was younger (a time gone by, a time when I actually had hair). I think the shampoo I’m thinking of is Pert – it was a creamy green liquid in a green bottle…Or maybe it was Prell? I’ll have to head over to a CVS and sniff’em out; can’t actually think of another fragrance that it smells like; lots of lime and white musk here.
Antal gånger testade: 8 gånger
Antal sprayer tillämpas för denna översyn: 4 dabs from a roll-on sent to me by the perfumer.
Doft Styrka: Perfume Oil
Utveckling: (Linjär / Genomsnittlig / Komplexa) The oil begins with a powerful blast of citrus, as noted in the designer’s description above, a fizzy lemon-lime aroma. This quickly softens as a creamy white floral note opens. This note is quite tame and in no way shouts “I’m a flower, love me, smell me” but offers a slightly smoother vibe than the tangy opening. Paired with a very soft white musk note (not at all powdery), the floral quickly melts into the background. There is also something very green and dewy glimmering throughout the otherwise minimalistic composition.
Livslängd: (Kort / Genomsnittlig / Långvariga) Varar en bra 6 till 8 timmar på mig…och lite till.
Vakna: (A Little / Genomsnittlig / A Lot) When I wear it to class, those sitting nearest to me have complimented me on how good I smell – enough said? Let me add that though it does last on the skin, it softens and settles and doesn’t carry the same punch that it does in its opening stages.
Notera Om Packaging: Simple glass cylinder roll-on housed in a green printed paper box with white ribbon. Simple and stylish.
The Bottom Line: I’m the first to admit that I don’t do very well with scented oils. Believe me, I’ve tried hundreds of them and rarely do I find something that so captivates me. Sharon Bolton’s Truth has grabbed me, hooked me, and now I’m a kept man, a slave to the Sanning. Is it the quality of the oil? The packaging and concept? The simple aroma? The truth is that the scent is oddly nostalgic to me. It has that “I’ve smelled this somewhere before” känner. In most cases, that would kind of disappoint me. But here, and I am being completely biased, it just makes the scent that much more comforting.
I really had no idea what to expect when California perfumer Sharon Bolton sent me her fragrances to test. The other three – Luv, Dream and Soul – are all pleasant, but in no way got to me like Truth did. Dream is my second favorite and the most easily masculine with its warm oriental tones. The overall feel of Truth is a soapy green citrus. It’s sweet, a little warm, a little tangy (like drinking a limeade), and only slightly floral, though that may be because my skin tends to downplay florals and amp up musks. It could have a little more depth, say some added woods in the basenotes, a grassier green feeling, but that would take away from Truth’s straightforward playfulness.
I originally published this review in late 2006 when the scent first launched and here we are almost six years later and Truth is STILL a staple in my collection…a go-to green aroma that easily satisfies my craving for dewy, leafy and sweet! Ja, the roll-on perfume looks small, but I’ve been using this one with abandon and barely seem to have made a dent in my bottle…a fact that also speaks to the longevity & sillage of Truth – a little goes a long way! The pricepoint is also reasonable, though a little higher than most designer oils which seem to be 1/4 oz sizes as opposed to Truth’s 1/8 oz. While some designer scents have nearly doubled in price (ahem, Penhaligon’s and L’Artisan!), Truth has remained the same!
It’s an amazing thing when one has no expectations and suddenly, a surprise is lurking just around the scented corner. This spring I’ve kept Truth in my backpack at all times, hoping that at some point during one of my 12 hour days I’ll suddenly realize that whatever I had applied in the morning has disappeared and it’s time for some Sharon Bolton. It’s the Truth!
From SharonBoltonScents.com: “Sharon Bolton Scents gives back to the community through a number of causes close to their heart. The Muscular Dystrophy Association, Susan G. Komen, The Teddy Bear Foundation and the American Diabetes Association to name a few.“
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