Achoimre: A clean, éadrom, bán musk aroma as California perfumer Terri Weitzman go raibh aon uair amháin mar chuid de na Scents úra ag teacht Terri, roimhe ainmnithe “Breathe”.
Feicfidh tú mar seo más mian leat: Bán musk; bog, fragrances powdery; fragrances go boladh gallúnach glan nó mar / aromas softener fabraic.
Son: Fad saoil den scoth; unisex; líne coimhdeacha iomlán de folctha, body and home products; the best rendition of this type of aroma I’ve yet found; check out the company’s Green Promise.
Cons: By no means a groundbreaking scent, this one will undoubtedly smell familiar to you (in a good way); the flowery packaging might put some guys off.
Nótaí: Bergamot, White Lily, Bán Musk, Freesia, Lotus, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood. TerriMicheleFragrances.com
Gcuimhne dom: Comptoir Sud Pacifique’s Musc Alize; Gendarme; Bonnie Bell Skin Musk; Dove soap.
Cur Síos Dearthóir ar: “The signature scent of Terri Michele Fragrances, Shenandoah is fresh, glan, and aquatic, with classic appeal and superb staying power. An inviting combination of floral notes, the fragrance is at once soft, subtle, and alluring. The singular, utterly feminine scent is said by some to be purity and light captured in a bottle. Artisanal in concept, Shenandoah is custom-blended and worn by company founder Michele Kaplan.” TerriMicheleFragrances.com
Líon na n-amanna a tástáladh: 10 times from a bottle sent to me by Terri Michele Fragrances.
Líon na n-iarratas ar an athbhreithniú seo spraeanna: 2 sprays from the bottle pictured below (agus é sin i ndáiríre gach ceann riachtanais!).
Neart cumhráin: Eau de Parfum
Forbairt: (Líneach / Meán / Coimpléasc) There really isn’t any development with Shenandoah. As the name so aptly evokes, this is truly a caress of summer mountain air, singular and simple in its delivery.
Longevity: (Gearr- / Meán / Fada buan) Maireann maith 6 go 8 uair an chloig orm…agus ansin roinnt. At times it seemed to disappear altogether, only to re-surface in full bloom moments later.
Wake: (A Little / Meán / A Lot) One friend, upon my getting into her car, asked me if I had just showered. Another hugged me goodbye one summer afternoon and announced that I smelled like Dove soap. This one doesn’t overwhelm me, but doesn’t totally fade away from being noticable either, even after 6 go 8 uair an chloig.
An féidir liom a Ceannaigh sé? $68 US for 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray; $30 US for 8.8ml roll-on Perfume Oil TerriMicheleFragrances.com
Nóta Maidir leis an Pacáistiú: The Eau de Parfum is housed in a simple rectangular glass bottle with transparent label and matching turquoise & black paper box. The image on the label is of tigerlilies and on newer bottles, the flowers are colored yellow. The Perfume Oil is housed in a typical glass roll-on with similar label.
An Bun Líne: The moment I found Comptoir Sud Pacifique’s Cristalle de Musc (the old name and the old formula), I knew there and then I was a white musk fan. Now Comtpoir has re-named their scent to Musc Alize and there is something that just seems different about it, not nearly as incredible as my old bottle of Cristalle. Sin á rá, I was terribly disheartened to realize that one of my favorite aromas had been changed and no longer called out to be worn as it once had.
Enter Terri Weitzman, with an aptly named fragrance line whose title began with the word “Fresh”. Tá a fhios agam, I rolled my eyes at that as well. But the surprising thing was that Terri’s little magic potion, Breathe, immediately grabbed me! This was what I had wanted so many white musk aromas to smell like. This is what I had hoped so many scents claiming to smell like freshly washed linens or cotton would smell like (and lordy lordy oh how they DON’T!). This is what I had hoped every scent from Clean would smell like. Breathe was exactly what I had been waiting for (insert smiley face). And then it disappeared (insert sad face). Thank goodness, Terri herself reached out to me back in the days of the first PerfumeCritic site and told me all about her new line co-created with business partner Michele Kaplan. The signature scent? Breathe…repackaged and renamed Shenandoah. Having lived in the Blue Ridge mountains on the borders of North Carolina and Virginia, and having driven through the Shenandoah mountains and valleys on numerous vacations, the scent evokes happy memories of warm, samhradh, mountain air after rainstorms…patches of fog rolling in and orange and yellow tigerlilies growing alongside…just about everything!
Cad smell sé cosúil le? It truly does smell soapy, but without the overly-fruity or detergent-ish overtones. I’m happy to report that although this Eau de Parfum does offer the aesthetic of a fragrance oil, there is definitely none of that odd cardboard-like drydown that so many oils seem to have. I haven’t tried the Perfume Oil version of Shenandoah yet; I’m saving it for some European travel later this year. And though I mentioned Skin Musk, Breathe stays away from vanilla, heliotrope, almond, and animalic territory altogether. It does seem to fit into the same category as Gendarme, but without the citrusy opening, though just as unisex.