Stash SJP Unspoken Sarah Jessica Parker 2018

Heya Posse Crew, Stash SJP Unspoken Sarah Jessica Parker (forevermore called Unspoken) was on the shelf at the chemist on Tuesday when I was out and about and 100ml for under AUD$30 (>US$20) spoke my language even though there wasn’t a tester. The original Stash had been such a success on my skin that I decided to plunge blind. A very rare occurrence nowadays. Ever since Lovely I have tried every SJP frag release.

Unspoken Stash Sarah Jessica Parker 2018

Stash SJP Unspoken Sarah Jessica Parker 2018Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Pink pepper, Quince
Heart: Wisteria, Honeysuckle, Peony
Base: Musk, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Frankincense

The packaging and bottle were my first excitement. Rose gold is my gold. Whenever I see it something warm and magical happens in my heart. Jin has bought us rose gold pave set diamond earrings for our wedding, one each. He could not have chosen better even if he’d tried.

How does Unspoken smell? Familiar. It feels like the amalgamation of a bunch of my favourite scents. The opening zings a little like my great love the long DCd Cacharel Liberté, not the same but reminiscent. The peony is dewy and soft, like rubbing petals against your cheek on a cool morning. The dewy wetness reminds me of Calvin Klein Contradiction with peony instead of rose but the sense doesn’t last very long because the base is already in the house.

Here we have a vaguely tonka sweetness with a creamy woodsiness. It’s not super outstanding, groundbreaking or intensely luxurious but it is harmoniously blended, smells wonderful and lasts for hours and hours. The whole fragrance could fit into the Guerlain Elixir Charnel portfolio and not stand out like dogs balls as a cheap interloper.

Will I ever use my 100ml? Probably not. Will it see some action? Definitely. Especially as Australia cools down for winter I think Unspoken will become an easy wear, spritz ands go staple for 2018. Up in the Northern Hemisphere it will wear beautifully for evening adventures, even to your AC cooled office.

Which is your favourite SJP scent?
Portia xx

 

 

 

 

 

25 Comments

  1. I am a forever fan of Lovely, but I still have not gotten around to trying the original Stash, but the way you describe Stash Unspoken makes me want to try them ASAP!

    • Hey Nelle,
      They are punching well above their price point. Maybe you’ll love them or hate them but it’s always fun to go try new stuff.
      Portia xx

    • Hi there Rprichpot,
      Yes, it’s wonderful. So unexpected for a celebuscent. Wears great on the guys and girls.
      Unspoken is a little safer but very nice.
      Portia xx

  2. You captured my flinty heart with ‘dogs balls’ – and I do love that Jin-man. He is just so damb FAB! xoxoxo

  3. How funny! I love Stash and got Unspoken when it was just released. I hated it. Scrubber. I sold it to someone in Australia last year! LOL

    • Hey Gina,
      WOW! I find that really interesting. A scrubber! What a shame.
      Yep, mark it down, move it on.
      Portia xx

    • Same. I have a lifetime supply of Stash (except for the hair mist, dammit) and adore it. Got this one and promptly returned it to Ulta. Glad it works for you, Portia!

  4. Despite the fact that Stash initially smelled like pickles to me I really liked it…so much so that I literally plowed through the 30 ml gifted to me in about two weeks with liberally sprays on my scent eating skin. I never tried Lovely but really should. I am going to test drive Unspoken next time I see it in the wild as the notes intrigue me. And please tell me when APJ is back up and running!!!!!!!!

    • Hi Brigitte,
      HA! Really PICKLES? That is amazing. It smells nothing like pickles on me. Loving that you still wore it like crazy. Excellent.
      APJ has hit another minor glitch. We were hoping to have it back up by the end of June and it still could happen. Cleaning up the hack damage, full host & server change has proved more difficult than anyone expected. It’s CLOSE but not quite there yet. Fingers crossed.
      Portia xx

  5. I wanted to love Lovely but couldn’t smell it. Almost completely anosmic to it. So I tried. Stash, and, I know I don’t smell it in its entirety because of he musk-anosmia thing, but I like it better, and for some reason get more out of the hair scent than the actual fragrance. I use the hair scent as a perfume. Perhaps it disperses the molecules in a way that my nose can pick up. This one is probably a pass though.

    • Hey Shiva-Woman,
      Nice to see you.
      Such a shame about Lovely. Do you find your musk anosmia cuts the Elie Saab and Narcisoi Rodriguez perfumes from your list too? Original Gucci Guilty?
      Portia xx

  6. You keep reminding me I REALLY need to try these, as I think I’d like them — if I can smell them and am not anosmic! xo

    • Hey there March,
      SJP brings out the best of the celebs. Not all of them work for me but most are at least wearable and a couple are true love.
      Portia x

  7. I’m so glad for this review as I have wanted to sample Unspoken and forget every time I’m at Ulta. Love Stash and the oil elixir, they get lots of wear in the winter but I’ve been enjoying a spritz in our freakishly rainy hot to cold to hot weather here in the lower Great Lakes. Honestly I can’t recall what Lovely smells like and should try it again, I know I liked Covet but swapped it years ago.
    Those earrings sound fabulous 🙂

    • Covet was excellent, so weird wasn’t it Rosarita? It always smells to me like it should have been in the CdG range.
      Oh yes. the earrings are beautiful. He did right.
      Portia xx

  8. Glad you liked Pink Stash as I call it. It had no one thing to do with the original so it was a cruel disappointment.

    • Hi AnnieA,
      Yes, it is very different but it still has that milky woods background I liked so much in the original. That’s what sold me on both of them I think.
      Portia xx

  9. Haven’t smelled this yet but I love Stash. It deserves all the hype it got when it came out, but unlike a lot of reviewers I don’t find it subversive or difficult, in fact it’s my number one easy reach for everyday wear.

    • Hi there JenBat,
      There seem to be two unrelated camps in Stash wearers. It has quite different smells on different people. I’m surprised that something so mainstream can wear so differently across the board. When it works though Stash smells beautiful. You’re one of the lucky ones (Me too).
      Portia xx

  10. Hi Portia, it is wonderful to read your words and hear your voice.

    The first Stash is huge, simply BIG when I wear it. I tried a few times but had to back away. Love how it smells on others though. Unspoken is quieter to my nose, lives up to it’s name that way. I haven’t made friends with it yet, but I do sniff whenever I see a tester. It’s a winner for sure, punching above its price point as you put it, that is the perfect summing up. Everyone should try it once or more.

    • Hey Tiffanie,
      YAY! Nice to see you too.
      Isn’t it funny how everyone has very different reactions to both Stash and Unspoken. Like it morphs completely depending on who YOU are. Love reading all these different takes on how it wears.
      Hopefully Unspoken will become a big love.
      Portia xx

  11. Howdy, dear!! I’ve yet to try this (big-time road paving — down to 1 (one!) lane from four outside my Ulta store) but am looking forward to it. I enjoy Stash in the winter and thought Covet was very cool; a little odd, especially that bottle, but it deserved some love. Lovely is nice but I’d already gotten a hold of some Narciso Rodriguez which filled that bill for me. Those earrings sound lovely — Jin is a keeper!!

    • Hey there Ann!
      Lovely to have you drop by.
      Jin is definitely a keeper, he chose so well with the earrings but he’s also an everyday good guy. We like hanging out together.
      Portia xx

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