Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker

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

Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker

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.

Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker

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?
Portia xx

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.

  • Tatiana says:

    I’ve never sniffed this one. It sounds very interesting. Went looking for a sample or decant and came up with nothing. Will have to see if I can find an inexpensive bottle somewhere.

    • Portia says:

      Hi tatiana,
      I see it in drugstores in Oz for about $15. Not really a safe blind buy but it is an interesting perfume.
      Portia XX

  • Musette says:

    do you know… I’ve never smelled it! I’mo rectify that error asap (we’re having WINTER STORM WARNINGS! so driving 30 miles to sniff a perfume seems a bit … silly? Yeth. silly. so I’ll wait for better weather)
    but that Better Weather had better come soon – because the idea of a Tropical Lavender is too intriguing! xoxoxo

    • Portia says:

      I seriously think you could rock this Musette,
      The added fact that’s it’s also basically free means it can be a go to spritz for whenever.
      Portia XX

  • Kathybirdtribe says:

    I do. Love it. It’s so wonderfully quirky can’t help but smile when I see someone smell it and try and make sense of it. ?

  • Ann says:

    Howdy, Portia! Read this great post and kept nodding my head, “Yes, yes, yes!” I’ve always been fond of it, especially since it reminded me of one of my beloved Must de Cartiers. Enjoy the wedding! Hugs!

  • Diana says:

    I do! Covet is unique and smells like a niche perfume. The only thing that prevents me from wearing it more often is that it is TOO long-lasting, but it’s not an unusual reaction for me.

    • Portia says:

      Hey there Diana,
      HA! Yes, it is seriously tenacious. Best wear for long workdays and nights that lead into mornings.
      Portia XX

  • AnnieA says:

    I too only have Stash, but maybe one day Winners/Marshalls will come through for me for Covet.

  • Matty1649 says:

    I’ve got half a bottle of Lovely and the Covet flankers, gifted by a friend.

  • VerbenaLuvvr says:

    Of the SJP fragrances, my favorite is Stash.

  • MMKinPA says:

    I’m so excited to see your review of this! With my no buy this year I expect I will be wearing Covet more often. It’s one of the few perfumes that my husband has ever commented on (he has a terrible nose). I think he likes it ?. I love its weirdness. My bottle has also gone yellow but smells just as good and the longevity is great. I even have a backup (rare in my collection, but it was cheap as chips at TJ Maxx!)

    • Portia says:

      WOO HOO MMKinPA,
      No Buys are hard, you’re doing amazing.
      HA! Husbands have no idea. Even mine is perfume clueless most of the time.
      Glad we snap on this beauty.
      Portia XX

  • cassieflower says:

    Have Covet, and loveit ?? It’s definitely a strange little animal. I bought mine for less than the price of coffee and a sandwich a couple of years ago. Mine is still green.