On a recent retail expedition, I was kind of looking around, doing some investigative shopping; you know, before the holiday crush descends on us with a vengeance. And I noticed that there was a plethora of rollerballs out there.
I didn’t even begin to count the ones I saw, but I did look on the Internet, out of curiosity. On the Ulta site, there are 92 listed. On Nordstrom, around 50, taking into account gift set duplicates. And, drumroll please: No less than 374 on Sephora’s Web site. Whew — that’s a lot of rollerballs!
In my own personal collection, I only have a few. Mostly the cute little Tom Ford ones that Neiman Marcus gave out as GWPs years ago when the line was pretty new (Noir de Noir, Japon Noir, White Suede, etc.) and an Aerin Lauder Mediterranean Honeysuckle one. Also a couple of others that I can’t think of right now. Oh, wait — I do have one of Aya Blu, the Soft Surroundings scent that I tend to think of as Tom Ford Black Orchid Lite.
I really like this fragrance format: In the interest of more intimate sillage, non-spillage and portability, it’s hard to beat a rollerball. Especially for those powerhouse frags that tend to have way too much oomph when sprayed. The roll-on application makes it considerably less overwhelming and takes the scent down a notch or two in intensity. An added bonus: as they tend to be less spendy, they make great gifts or stocking stuffers without breaking the bank as much.
I know it might be hard to find your particular scent love in this format, so I was so glad to see that Surrender to Chance offers a 5 ml rollerball size on most of its sample offerings.
Are you a rollerball fan? If so, what are your faves?