Hmmm … now something about Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream is putting me in the wayback machine. Does it recall the original Paloma Picasso or something else? It’s billed as a floral chypre; here are its notes, from Fragrantica:
Top notes of lemon, peach, mandarin, bergamot, saffron and black pepper; heart notes of tuberose, violet, jasmine, patchouli and incense. Base notes: ambroxan, hedione and ISO-E Super molecules, and note poinciana tree (Delonix regia) known as “fire tree.”
I’m not that familiar with celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, although a lot of you probably are, and have tried some of her cosmetics. (I do have to admit that some of her lip colors look enticing, but right now in holiday mode, I’m watching my budget.)
My initial sniff of Scent of a Dream was via a pull-off scent sheet, but would like to try in the full flesh. It was interesting enough that I’d like to sniff it again fully applied on a day with a bit of chill in the air.
UPDATE: Got an actual spray sample as a GWP with a Nordstrom order. Am liking this even more sprayed. It does have a fruity-floral chypre-ish feel to it, and later in its development I detect a creamy sweetness. Which might be the little echo of coconut I got at one point. It has a slightly retro feel to it, like something from the ‘80s; I might even go so far as to say it reminds me of a sweeter, gentler, less-fierce Paloma Picasso, (with a wee touch of Ysatis thrown in?), but that’s on my crazy skin. As always, it might do something completely different on someone else.
I was hoping the vintage ride might go on longer, but alas, it didn’t stay terribly long on me, and dried down fairly quickly to a barely perceptible mossy-woody base that hinted at the Iso E Super and Ambrox within. I will enjoy using the rest of my sample but when the scent goes into drydown mode, think I’ll just put my wrist on “Ignore.” (I do like the bottle; it’s very pretty — would love a mini of this!)
The fragrance’s page on Nordstrom’s site reads: “Scent of a Dream is infused with three “magic molecules”—Hedione, Iso E Super and Ambrox—to mimic the pheromones that trigger desire.”
I don’t know about that, but I will say the scent did seem to give off a bit of a sexy, sultry vibe to my nose during the height of its wear. So I will have to give this a spin with the DH and see what he says.
He rarely comments on anything I have on, except to offer the generic “Oh, it’s nice.” With one exception: On a recent chilly, windy day, I got into the car wearing a spray of Chanel’s Coromandel. From the back seat my son asked, “Mmm … are you wearing perfume?” I nodded, and then let my hubby sniff my wrist. Imagine my shock when he said, “That really IS nice.” So onto the date night list goes Coromandel, tee-hee!
Scent of a Dream is available at Nordstrom (and possibly other doors) in standard sizes ranging from 1 oz. to 3.4 oz; priced $75-$130.
Have any of you tried this? Or do you use any of the other Charlotte Tilbury products?
P.S. Happy Thanksgiving week to those who celebrate it! And wishing a happy, safe and blessed week to all!