Howdy, dear Posse folks!! Some of you may relate to this: We were snowed/iced in for two days (school out for three) here in my neck of the woods in the Deep South. Going stir-crazy much? But a lot of household chores got done. And one bright spot on my wrist: I sampled Hibiscus Flower, the newest fragrance from Aerin Lauder.
Growing up in Florida, I’ve always had a soft spot for hibiscus flowers, although I can’t really recall them being terribly fragrant (or perhaps not distinctly enough for my young, inexperienced nose). But they were pretty and just seeing them brings a fond smile. So I was eager to give this a test run.
Its notes are listed as lotus flower, ylang, ginger, hibiscus flower, frangipani, white blossoms, coconut milk, vanilla and musk.
Hibiscus Flower ticks many of the boxes as does my beloved Mediterranean Honeysuckle: a pretty scent with a nice tropical-ish getaway vibe, resort-ready. Although the Hibiscus Flower is warmer, more subdued and not nearly as bright and refreshing as the Mediterranean Honeysuckle. I can already see that it won’t have enough oomph to cut the summer heat the way the MH does for me.
Here in the States, this is at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue, but yikes! It doesn’t come cheap: $120 for a 1.7-ounce spray; $170 for a 3.4-ounce spray; and a 5-ounce tube of body cream for $60. The only thing that might fit my budget is the rollerball at $30.
It’s a nice scent, and it gave me a bit of sunshine to cut through the snow crazies. But after a day’s wearibng, I found it not as long-lasting as I’d like, and at those price points, I think I’ll just enjoy my sample and be quite content.
So what scent has been lifting your wintry (or hot weather, as the case may be) spirits?