Hey Posse! Today we are talking BARGAIN BUY! Yep. Since Agent Provocateur tanked I’ve suddenly had an urge to buy them ALL! What the hell is wrong with me? Sure, I loved the original but the rest seemed kinda lame until the possibility of never having them. BOOM! Needed every damn one I could get my hands on. Working on the historic use of the word blue in fragrance I figured Blue Silk would be an aquatic riff on the original Agent Provocateur EdP. That sounded kinda good to me too. Spoiler Alert! It’s not.
Blue Silk by Agent Provocateur
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Pink pepper, Lemon, Mandarin orange, Juniper
Heart: Rose, Jasmine, Nectarine, Cinnamon
Base: Musk, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Tonka bean
First can we take a moment to appreciate the gorgeous blue colour of the bottle. It’s simple but makes the whole thing look so much more luxurious than the pink. It’s probably glass but feels cool and heavy in the hand like a very fine ceramic.
OK, so how does Blue Silk smell? The opening is so much smoother than the notes list would leave you expecting. I’m definitely getting a luscious hit of effervescent gin and squash. That sounds terribly sweet and fizzy but it isn’t. It is sweet but not like candy, it’s booze. An excellent opening worthy of a much more niche house. In fact, if this cost $300 you’d hear rapturous swoons from the scentrbloggosphere.
Here’s the problem though. The heart is not nearly so interesting. It smells fine. Lightly spiced bouquet with a little bit juicy undercurrent. Actually, it’s lovely but it smells so safe compared to the opening theatrics. Also, the volume drops noticeable after about 15 minutes.
Once we head towards dry down Blue Silk starts to feel a little less every-perfume. The slightly salty vetiver gives a lovely lift to the fruit/bouquet and then it wears very comfortably for another couple of hours as a soft wash.
Blue Silk is surprisingly unisex. In fact, it could easily have been marketed towards men.
Lately I’ve been wearing Blue Silk as my go-to from the range.
Does it sound like you might like it too?
P.S. I blind bought my bottle from FragranceNet for next to nothing. Not affiliated but LOVE to share a super bargain.