Hi there Posse. Of all the celebrities that put out fragrance Sarah Jessica Parker seems to have the most perfumista cred. That she wore three fragrances layered as her daily ritual for years has always spoken to the heart of us. Add to it that two of them were quite masculine leaning and we all swooned for her. Covet seemed to be the scent she wanted to make the first go round but was sent in another direction because sales ands marketing.
Lovely is lovely. I still wear it regularly to this day but Covet is happily weird, a strange, interesting, awkward fragrance. It feels like it should be in some high faluting niche lineup rather than drugstore shelves. That it’s still in production 13 years later speaks volumes. This week I noticed on my Instagram that MMKinPA was wearing it, a flurry of searching ensued till I found my own bottle and spritzed with gay abandon.
Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker 2007
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Dark chocolate, Lavender, Pelargonium leaf, Sicilian lemon
Heart: Honeysuckle, Magnolia, Lily-of-the-valley
Base: Amber, Cashmere wood, Musk, Teakwood, Vetiver
I’d also like to mention how cute and funky the Covet bottle is. Nothing else quite like it on the perfume scene. A space age crystal flower over a rounded squat square bulb. The juice turns yellow over time, which is a bit of a bummer because the green was so crisp and fresh looking. I bought my bottle full price at the department store, as you can see by my bottle below it gets worn, but not a lot.
Lavender, lemon, honeysuckle and plastic flowers open on first spritz. A tropical lavender! It’s not something you expect from a fragrance and makes me smile every time. Done in the early 21st century radiant style Covet manages to be sheer and hefty at the same time, as well as being fabulously diffusive. A couple of good spritzes will have you quite noticeable fragrant but not overpowering or annoyingly so. The notes that I notice the most through the heart are lavender, a bouquet that tends towards the high pitched whine of honeysuckle and a very masculine leaning laundry musk, all undercut by an amorphous, non specific woodiness.
A totally unisex release with moderate to low projection after the first half hour. Covet does keep pumping out its lavender/musk/woods story at lower and lower registers through my whole day. Hours and hours later I am surprised by people asking what my fragrance is, long after I can’t smell it at all.
Do you Covet?
PS: Jin and I will be away this week in Thailand for my cousin’s wedding. I may take a while to get back to your comments. Not ignoring you. Busy having a blast. Pictures and story next week, promise.