Glossier You Review

Glossier You has been out for a couple of years.  Glossier is a little makeup/skincare company. I was pretty oblivious to it for the longest time, but we had it at STC as a sample, and we kept re-ordering it all the time.  Literally every couple of weeks we were going through a couple of bottles.   WTH?

I had some sent to me last year when I was still settling in, and promptly lost it. It is still selling like hotcakes, though a little slower, so I had more Glossier You sent to me.

What does it smell like?  You know, it’s okay, kinda soapy and clean smelling. It’s good if you don’t really want to smell like anything too fussy or strong. It’s supposed to be like your skin, and, yeah, your own soapy skin, which all of our hands smell like soap and/or Lysol right now. I have put this on probably eight times over the last two weeks, trying to come up with something to say about it.  Yeah, nothing much at all.  Nothing bad!

Glossier You has notes of ambrette, ambrox, musk. I get how it is sorta comforting and a little addicting, in that you can just keep reapplying it all day and not worry about offending anyone.  Reviews, like the one in Vogue, say they get tons of compliments.  Makes sense, there is something appealing in its almost innocence.  They did borrow the perfumer that created Le Labo Santal – the other weirdly huge selling perfume.  And looking at them side by side, that makes more sense.  I liked Santal more as a room spray, to be honest.

Maybe in the time we are in, this is what sells – something that would offend no one, seems innocent enough, smells appealing as you walk by, so gets compliments.  But it says absolutely nothing.

I assume we will sell a bazillion more bottles of Glossier You, as will Glossier. I don’t get it, but I don’t hate it.  The price point is nice – $60 for 50 mls, so it’s about free, and you can buy it here.

Is that the best we can hope for?  I mean, I don’t think I’ll get any compliments if I go sashaying out of the house in my Zoologist Tyrannosaurus Rex and Bee. I should!  But, well, I won’t.   I’ll probably get weird looks.

diamond art paitingSo what are you finding comforting in this time of hibernation?  I’m spending a lot of time with some Serges, like de Profundis (Holy Week!) and Sarrasins, playing around in all my favorite Ormonde Jaynes – I’ve missed Woman, I found a little travel spray of it yesterday and just was happy as could be the rest of the day.  So are you taking this time to wear something old and loved or try something new?  And what ARE you doing to entertain yourself? I’m doing diamond art painting, and I’ve made three, working on a fourth, and it’s starting to wear thin, so need something else to wedge in to amuse myself.  That over on the right is the last one I finished.

  • Angel says:

    Holy moly, that diamond art is stunning! Keep it up, it sounds fun to me, even though I’d need my readers on to accomplish it. I’m continuing to be comforted by Etro Heliotrope. It’s like a safe marshmallow cocoon. But I’m also wearing all my patchoulis as I can’t get away with them at work. I revisited Borneo 1834 for the first time in several years. And lots of Mugler Aura. I really like it, I can just never figure out the right time and place to wear. Home in pj’s seems to be working fine and makes me feel quite fabulous LOL!

  • Maggiecat says:

    In an FB group for teachers and processors newly transitioned to online teaching (aka all of us), one woman asked “Is it weird that I put on perfume before Zoom conferences?” We had a nice little chat. ?
    I’ve been all over with scents the last few weeks. Chanel Deauville, Venise, and Riviera have been in steady rotation, and I’ve played with a Henry Rose sample set. Ellis Brooklyn Myth satisfies my need for clean scents for now.
    Wishing everyone peace and comfort.

  • Musette says:

    that is gorgeous, Patty! (the art, not the perfume)

    I’ve been wearing Not a Lot, since I’ve been working in the garden and the wasps are out. But at night…. I …. oh, I know! I’ve been revisiting some violets! CBIHP Violet Empire (courtesy Surrender to Chance) is gorgeous!!!


  • cinnamon says:

    That sounds a bit of the ‘what’s the point in wearing perfume then?’ vibe. In my perfume experience the best close skin scent I ever wore was L’Artisan Mure et Musc. But it definitely wasn’t wan and soapy even though it didn’t have huge sillage.

    • Patty says:

      Oh, I like Mure et Musc. have not worn it in forever. Now I want to go hunt it down! I also like Serge Clair de Musc for that lighter musk that isn’t intrusive.

  • Bee says:

    Personally I am not tempted at all by the ‘your skin but better’ school of perfumery – I prefer something much more positively not me. Amusing myself by re arranging my perfume stash has led me to try lots of old favourites in the last few days. Currently I reek of Kenzo Poppy because I had an accident and broke the bottle – sigh. That is one I won’t be replacing. It’s nice but too powdery for my mood nowadays. I prefer Habanita and other
    spicy classics. Btw I had never heard of ‘diamond painting’ but now I am thinking it looks like enormous fun! I did something similar decades ago with little glass balls but this looks much better – those tiny little balls rolled everywhere !!!! Still finding them in odd places. lol.

    • Patty says:

      The only “your skin but better” scent I can think of I like is along the line of Serge Muscs Koublai Khan. 🙂 The diamond painting is a huge amount of fun, and it’s very relaxing. I’m trying to pick things that won’t be very dogs playing poker. 🙂

  • Kathleen says:

    I am with you Holly, wearing the beautiful scents that carry special memories of our loved ones. The comfort and connection they provide is incredibly significant during these days of uncertainty and anxiety. How blessed we are to feel our loved ones with us. You smell incredible!
    Sending love to all!

    • Patty says:

      I think we all found out how much people mean to us – the ones we have close to us, the ones we are missing that are far away. I know I miss my mom like crazy, I just can’t visit her until I know I won’t pass anything on to her, i can get tested before I visit her. I miss the personal connection with my friends. I have family local that I haven’t seen in over a month. I have two new babies in the family I haven’t met. Maybe at the end, we will have have a better understanding – at least for a time – about what is important as a human.

  • Holly says:

    These days the only scents I can wear are my truly comfort scents, which are the fragrances deliberately chosen to remind me of loved ones who are no longer here physically- Coromandel, Bois des Iles, LDDM, Duality, Bengale Rouge, Fath de Fath. Each scent carries both scent memories of them while still living and has carried me through rough and beautiful times after they transitioned. Now these special fragrances remind me my loved ones are still with me, and that we are all connected. I have hundreds of samples, I can only seem to wear these tried and true personal comfort scents now. (Many courtesy of a beautiful dear friend who I think will read this comment as she turned me on to PP years ago.) Sending love to all!

  • MMKinPA says:

    Glossier You got a lot of love from beauty YouTubers when it released; that’s a pretty big market. Everything I read about it convinced me that I would not be into it. I am wearing all of my big perfumes because I can. Today it’s Tauer Maroc pour Elle.

    • Patty says:

      Oh, yeah, I”m sure it would not work for you. I mean, it’s really okay, I just don’t get the over the top love for it, but I couldn’t figure that out for Santal either.

  • Gina T. says:

    I think a good Saturday question would be: “What do you consider expensive?” I thought of that from this post when you said $60 for 50 ml is practically free. I paid that for my Boadicea, Byredo and others about three or four years ago. My niche stuff. I consider $20 or less a bargain. So, it’s all relative but I would love to know what others think!!!!

    • Patty says:

      Wow, Byredo was that cheap? They are almost $300 for 100 mls now, which is bleah! That is a good Saturday question!