Killing time one evening while waiting to pick my son up from church camp, I popped into an Ulta in the mall, just to browse and putz around. I saw lots of fun nail polishes (although that’s for another day), and ended up parked in front of the rollerball display.
There was a plethora of choices, but most I had already seen/sniffed. But one caught my eye: Kate Spade Walk on Air Sunshine. I like the original WoA and have written about it before, but wasn’t aware of this flanker.
The Kate Spade Web site calls it “a lighter weight, extra-refreshing edition of walk on air by kate spade new york, a fragrance that celebrates the graceful confidence of its wearer. sweet and tender layers of lily of the valley–the flower of happiness and joy–magnolia and crinum lily are a breath of fresh air. the fragrance exudes delight; it’s an invitation to seize the day and envelop yourself in the promise of something wonderful.”
Notes (from Kate Spade site) Top notes: clementine, linden blossom, sicilian lemon; heart: violet leaf, cyclamen, jasmine sambac; base: lentisque, vetiver, white peach
It is a bit lighter and brighter (and obviously more citrus-y than the original), but WoA wasn’t exactly a sledgehammer of scent to begin with. But still, it’s very pleasant and refreshing, and I’m looking forward to spending a bit more time with Sunshine.
Although it’s ironic that its lightness would make me more inclined to spritz with abandon, rather than roll it on, so I think I might be happier with a small spray or decant, for lasting power alone. But in the interest of creating very close sillage, portability and non-spillage, it’s hard to beat a rollerball. Especially for scents that have way too much oomph when sprayed, the roll-on application takes it down a notch or two.
Are you a rollerball fan? If so, what are your faves?