Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Years and years ago, damaged by Y2K drama, I turned to sweet, musky, fruity mainstream fragrances. I was young. I wanted to smell “red” and not “pink”. I avoided light and “pink” fruity-florals and turned to syrupy, heavy “red” fruity-ambery things. Like drinking coconut rum until you vomit or eating a platter of shellfish only to find out later that you have a shellfish allergy, I can’t wear fruity-musky-ambery things. I over did it. I had to go to fruity-musky-ambery thing rehab.
Years later, I’m able to look back at these. I don’t want them. It’s not like quitting smoking and finding yourself at a red light with the windows down smelling the cigarette smoke from a car next to you. I am not tempted. Instead, I get the coconut rum over indulgence or shellfish allergy feel. These types of scents make me slightly ill. They aren’t bad but just bad for me now. Years from now, I’m sure I’ll be able to wear them again…
When I first sniff Red for Women, I think “Oh, a little Cacharel Amor Amor“. It’s sweet, woodsy, musky with juicy fruits on top. As you can imagine from my long intro, I’m having flashbacks. The fragrance grows sweeter and muskier with sweet florals adding to the sweetness. And amber. It’s a sweet vanilla amber musk.
A is for Aldo Red for Women reminds me of those popular “red” perfumes from the beginning of the millinium. People like these. And the good thing about A is for Aldo Red is that it is affordable at $18 an ounce. (For example, Cacharel Amor Amor is $35 an ounce). If you want to smell fruity-musky-ambery, then try this because the price is right.
Notes listed include icy peach, bergamot, sandalwood, amber wood and musk.
Give Red for Women a try if you like sweet, musky scents or perfume like Cacharel Amor Amor, Burberry Brit EDP, Escada Magnetism, Taylor Swift Wonderstruck, Diesel Zero Plus Feminine, and/or Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy. The thing that makes A is for Aldo Red for Women slightly different is that the florals are not as loud. They are subdued.
This has above average projection and average longevity.
A 2.5 oz bottle retails for $45. You can also get a $15 roll-on at Aldo. Here’s the A is for Aldo quiz so that you can see which one is for you 🙂 I took it and it said Red for Women. And it was right, Red should be for me based on my “red” over indulgent history.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Sweet, fruity musky amber. A mini Amor Amor without the florals.
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