I had this entire post written in my head because I am — how you say? — a zjheeeenyus with wards — and then I woke up at 4am with one of my infamous sinus/migraine (snigraine?) situations and it all went to hell. Sinuses are the devil’s work. Sinuses need to evolve right on out of our bodies, like appendixes (appendices?) and wisdom teeth and whatnot.
OK so HERE is my brief, poorly written review of the new Tiffany scent, which I think rolled out in fall 2017 but didn’t show up at our Macy’s until a few weeks ago.
I love Tiffany. Don’t you? We actually have one near us and I like to go in there and smudge the glass with my nose, looking at the sparklies while the security guard follows me around. It’s just a block from the Saks where I also pretty much never buy anything — they must really look forward to my visits…. where was I?
Oh yeah, Tiffany. Which btw I always say just like that because somewhere in the dim recesses of my mind I have the message that calling it “Tiffany’s” is wrong… ugh, stay on track, March! Anyway, I like the store, their boxes are a lovely shade of blue, the whole shebang is synonymous with luxe. So how’d they do on the scent?
It’s …. pretty grand, actually, and I didn’t think I’d be writing that. If it had come out five years ago I assume it would be bigger news, but everything sinks into the endless river of new releases, so. Notes are mandarin orange, bergamot and lemon; iris, blackcurrant, peach and rose; patchouli and musk.
Yes, it’s technically a fruitchouli, and also I think clearly an effort to keep Tiffany relevant to the younger, post-recession set. The opening is delightful, all citrusy sparkle, and the patch is pretty discreet. Really the focus is on the iris, and overall the scent reminded me of another one… hmmmm…. what is it?
Then I went on Fragrantica and realized that, derp, the nose is Daniela Andrier, who was behind Prada Infusion d’Iris, which this conjures up, the iris part. The Prada Iris is much more of a background scent, but Tiffany could easily be worn in the office, in my opinion. And Andrier is also behind some other scents I love — like the Maison Margiela Untitled and Marni, which has the same kind of playfulness. Those scents all have an overlap on the Venn diagram in my head — not too strong, not too serious, interesting to boot. Good job, Tiffany. My only quibble is the “for women” designation. Anyone would smell good in this.