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I’M LOVING Loving by Sharon, Eau de Toilette for ZEN ZEST – Tenderly clean, light, and lovely…

I spotted this at a ZEN ZEST kiosk after an event in Megamall and had no idea beforehand that it existed and it just so happened that it wasn’t part of the Zen Zest launch I had previously attended.  I spritzed the tester out of curiosity and fell head first in love with this eau de toilette fragrance personalized for the local brand Zen Zest by our one and only Megastar, and my affectionate aunt, Sharon Cuneta.

Upon discovering that I absolutely liked this scent I sent Tita Sharon a text message expressing how much I appreciated it and this was her reply: “Thank you sooooo much, Jules!  I really singled out that scent and it comes from Phillipe Collette (? spelling) perfumers in Grasse, France pa!  Lovely noh?!…and I wanted something light that you could make halos “paligo”  Not like a perfume na wrists and neck ok na…”

She answered the ultimate question I had: why was something that smelt so nice made light in fragrance intensity?  I must’ve sprayed the tester 3x and inhaled till the saleslady was “asar” just because I liked the smell so much.  So as it turns it out the mildness of the fragrance was a personal touch.  At first you may get the impression that it’s too much of a low sillage fragrance to appreciate but the scent, I’ve found, does linger and beautifully so.  I’m not an expert in identifying fragrance notes but to me it reminded me of an eau de toilette I once had which was Burberry BABY Touch which I think was a limited edition child’s fragrance.  It was absolutely beautiful to breathe in.  This ever so slightly reminds me of the goodness also of that blue Johnson’s baby cologne lots of us grew up with BUT taken a couple more levels up and given a creamy/powdery note that sighs “baby”.  I’m not sure if I can make out any floral notes but if you’re a sweet fruity scent sort of person this isn’t for you because it isn’t like that at all, it’s clean and huggable.

This is also a great product to start off young teens with when it comes to fragrances.  I know for a fact that it lingers in such a nice way because I sprayed it on myself and my T-shirt 3 days ago and instead of chucking that shirt into the laundry I hung up that shirt because it was still clean.  Two days later when I put on the shirt to wear it again it still had that lovely “hug” me aroma of Loving left on it.  Loving by Sharon for Zen Zest cost me Php250.00 from a Zen Zest kiosk in Megamall and should be available via all Zen Zest counters nationwide.  I currently gave this bottle to my cousin Hannah for her 13th birthday but will quickly repurchase one for myself as soon as I can.  :)

 

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Charriol Paris Parfums Show-Off Eau de Toilette – Similar to My Bath & Body Works Night Time Tea Lotion

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.

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