A pretty, light floral? This is it. Aquaflore (Carolina Herrera 1997) is slightly fruity (citrus, peach and melon) airy and unassuming. Actually though, it’s very “clean” and in the drydown it smells like a rainy day… But it’s a “clean and rainy” done by Carolina Herrera of course, and it’s a (late) 90’s fragrance so it has the inherent joyful optimism of that time (i.e. the same feeling given by some of the Aqua Allegoria fragrances, Jean Patou Sublime, Lancôme Trésor or Estée Lauder Pleasures). I like it a lot and it works well with my chemistry. I want a bigger bottle!

Top notes: mandarin, peach, violet, and melon. Middle notes: lily of the valley, jasmine, cyclamen, and rose. Base notes: sandalwood, musk, amber and iris.

Carolina Herrara

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(Please note that even though the bottle says CH, I believe this to definitely be Carolina Herrera, Carolina Herrera and not her later CH fragrance released in the late 1990’s)

Carolina Herrera, Carolina Herrera (Carolina Herrera 1988) is a strong floral with particularly stand out notes of daffodil (narcissus), tuberose, jasmine, honeysuckle and lily-of-the-valley.   Held at a distance I find it to be somewhat pretty on my skin but overall this super sweet and creamy 1980’s powerhouse is a bit overwhelming at first sniff.   However, it starts to grow on one after a while…

Carolina Herrera is bright and very cheerful and it conjures up memories of vacations to the tropics with a certain sensual glow.  And, to add a bit of drama it has an unexpected and mysterious edginess.  In fact, it’s rumored to be (or was) a favorite scent of Angelina Jolie and I think most of the elements of this perfume suit the public perception of her well.


Carolina Herrera reminds me of tropical breezes…

And so ends a week I’m glad to be done with.  Sigh.  My husband is studying for an actuarial exam and I’m on mom duty almost constantly.  Combined with a bunch of nonesense this week I’m glad it’s Friday (although the studying will continue for about a month longer, but eh).

Have a nice end of your week and start to your weekend.  🙂