Hiya Posse Peeps, Lovely came out 10 years ago and when I spritz it there is still a sense of wonder and excitement every time. I don’t know what it is that speaks to me so much about this very simple feeling fragrance. The moment I put it on it’s like my brain clicks into this other mode of operation that covers up my internal monologue which is basically repeating, “OMG! This smells great. I smell amazing. How does she do this for the price? Amazing! SJP is clever, wow, I smell so good. Why don’t I wear this every day!” So now you know what goes on in my head…..
Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker 2005
Lovely by Laurent Le Guernec and Clement Gavarry
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Nectarine, bergamot, rosewood, lavender, apple martini
Heart: White daffodil, pepper, patchouli, orchid
Base: White amber, cedar, woody notes, white musk, salt
Sarah Jessica Parker. I love her. Part of it is that she is so perfectly imperfect. That awkward looking girl with the horsey face and perfect body. She can act and has a warmth that comes through the screen and grabs me in everything I’ve seen her in. To be honest I don’t remember her in anything until Steve Martin’s 1991 L A Story where she plays a SO LA drip and where I fell madly in love with her. She had me laughing and squirming in equal measure and I think helped to deflate my delusions of anti grandeur. Then she turns up in Bette Midler’s 1993 Hocus Pocus and I was lost eternally. Interestingly I was not a huge fan of Sex and the City till Jin came along and made me watch the whole series over about 3 months, actually I think we stopped halway through the last year because of moving etc. Oh, and I also can’t ever forget that she married the heart throb of my dreams who I met filmicly in Torch Song Trilogy, Matthew Broderick. Another reason to adore her.
Photo Stolen Wikipedia
So, Lovely. So Lovely. Lovely is one of the fragrances I can always spritz and go with. It’s lovely creamy florals and patchouli that are there and not there, that it seems really calm and soft until you realise that the whole house smells Lovely. The egg bottle, the pretty pink, the plush sparkling opening and the super cuddly multi-musk dry down sprinkled with resins. That I can spritz Lovely in the morning and still smell Lovely when I come home after meetings and lunches before I get glammed up and go to work. Because Lovely fits every outfit and almost every mood perfectly.
Lovely is a modern classic for me. It’s a symbol of how Lovely fragrance can be and is still available to buy everywhere for nearly nothing. Lovely is lovely.
What constitutes a Modern Classic for you? Do you ever wear Lovely?
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