Is Anna Sui's latest fragrance. It's quite a surprise seeing her 'goth' inspired take on fashion. Apparently rose is her favourite flower hence this sparkling, very feminine scent is primarily inspired by it.
I cannot go ahead without raving about the gorgeous bottle. It has such intricate detail on it that one can keep looking at it for ages. The miniature fairy placed so beautifully on the cap of the bottle is carved in the most detailed way possible. I usually find such over the top, chunky fragrance bottles a bit trashy but this is a perfect example of how it can be done in a tasteful manner.
The Eau De Toilette when initially sprayed, releases subtle fruity notes, not citrusy and sharp but rather delicious and fresh like that of raspberry, mango, tangerine and pink pepper. Mango and raspberry can be quite prominently sniffed and the others blend with these two quite well.
Give it a few seconds to settle on your skin and warm floral scents of rose and peony start to surround you and the entire room, so I've been told! I want to emphasise on warm as opposed to sugary sweet notes that most of us feel sickened by.
The dry down of this or the so called 'base notes' are a complimentary concoction of bamboo, sandalwood and vanilla, giving it a 'woody' kick and taking attention away from the fruity notes altogether, with the floral notes still prevailing lightly.
There couldn't be a better time for this to launch in the market than late summer/Autumn for those long summer nights and the feeling of freshly arrived Autumn as it seems made for that transition in particular. The gist of the perfume is playful yet magical, seductive yet fresh. Not overpowering at all but surely not one to go unnoticed either.