Liz Claiborne

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A bright, citrus tinged freesia, tuberose and carnation are sweetened by sensuous peach in the opening of Liz Claiborne (Liz Claiborne 1986).  Then pretty and mysterious florals emerge in a soft and tender cloud of sweet, warm and musky base notes.  Liz Claiborne is a loud 80’s floral, but it sings well…

 

Top notes: bergamot, freesia, mandarin orange, carnation, green notes, lily, marigold and peach.  Middle notes: jasmine, lilac, rose, lily-of-the-valley, violet, narcissus, ylang-ylang, and tuberose.  Base notes: oakmoss, musk, amber and sandalwood.  

Realities

2015-03-03 09.34.28 (2)Sweet is the word that comes to mind at the opening of Realities by Liz Claiborne (Liz Claiborne 1990).  Sweet, green, earthy and sophisticated in a late 80’s/early 90’s way, Realities is a pleasant fragrance.  Chamomile makes a strong appearance and in combination with florals, sage and bergamot it produces a scent that almost reminds me of green grass…

Realities is also quite warm, especially in the drydown when notes of peach, amber and sandalwood drift together to create a very elegant glow.  And still in the drydown, that green grass lingers and becomes a bit romantic, whimsical and dew drenched.  This is far from a linear fragrance…

Top notes:  chamomile, osmanthus, sage and bergamot.  Middle notes:  lily, carnation, freesia, jasmine and bulgarian rose. Base notes: sandalwood, amber, vanilla and peach.

I thought after yesterday’s post that a fragrance called Realities would be appropriate…  🙂   I hope, depending on when you read this, that you’re having a good start to your weekend or a decent Friday dear reader.