This is a perfume review of a perfume I have NOT smelled! Ok, I'll admit it, I really could care less about the perfume. I've fallen for the superficial - the beautiful outside, not the inside that's supposed to be what you're supposed to love. The new VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Feerie Eau de Parfum is what has caught my fancy. And I mean fancy - the bottle is so gorgeous! It really seems more like an objet d'art rather than a the means by which to contain a fragrance. The base of the bottle is like a large blue sapphire and it is topped with a sleek silver "branch" upon which a tiny silver fairy is perched. And I'm not talking Tinkerbell here. Now, I have found memories of Tinkerbell, but I am no longer five years old and am over the fairy thing. But this fairy (or "Féerie") is an elegant bit of whimsy that is all grown up. This is one of those bottles that belongs front and center on a beautiful vanity, where a woman sits in a white satin robe and daintily applies her makeup (flawlessly, of course), and then as the last step in her beauty ritual, dabs a scent behind her ears from a stunning jewel-like flacon. Ah, how lovely - great fantasy, too bad that's not me, but I still would love to have this bottle on my dresser.
Now here's to hoping its scent is as winning as its bottle's design. Here's what the blend is:
• Top notes: Violet, Red Berries (Black Currant) Italian Mandarin.
• Middle notes: Bulgarian Rose and Egyptian Jasmine.
• Bottom Notes: Iris Butter and Vetiver.