I was unable to attend the event, but the team behind the launch of Charriol Paris’ latest young lady fragrance, Show-Off, were kind enough to send me my press package. I’m honestly not particularly fond of the name and the hyphen in the middle is peeving me to pieces, but the fragrance is not at all what I expected and it’s way better than I thought it would be. If you lean towards clean, non-complex scents like Cool Water Woman or Victoria’s Secret Bombshell (like me for instance) this scent isn’t far away from the youthful, clean, kissable scent stories those fragrances tell. What struck me about this is that Show-Off reminds me in a really good way of something I already own.
CHARRIOL Paris Show-Off, Fragrance Creators: Michel Almairac & Sidonie Lancesseur
TOP: The fragrance opens with fresh blackcurrant and bergamot enveloped in the delicate and elegant caress of peach. MIDDLE: At its core are elegant floral essences of Violet absolute and lotus blossom with the subtle blush of rose petals. BASE: Amber, musk and cedar leave a deeper sensual note at the end.
The scent has the soft creamy warmth of musk but is fragrant with blackcurrants. The woodsy notes from the cedar I discovered are what Show-Off and my body lotion have in common, and the light peach notes from Show-off give a bit of brightness to its sophistication. Read more to get the full post and see what lotion it is I’m comparing Charriol Show-off to.