I really don’t get why the Shelley Kyle line isn’t more popular than it is. The line does sheer and “pretty” so well. Those that like Annick Goutal, Tocca or Jo Malone London perfumes, should really try this line.
Annabelle opens with a “bright” peach and grapefruit with a hint of cucumber. Like many of the other Shelley Kyle perfumes that I’ve tried, Annabelle is sheer and delicate. The heart wears as a soapy and fresh with sweet but tangy fruits and honeyed florals. The dry-down is like the sheerest veil of tuberose with a light “clean skin” musk.
Annabelle is like one of those “my clean skin but better” scents. It reminds me of Japanese peach-scented bubble bath on warm, clean skin just covered with a satin robe.
Notes listed include honeysuckle, pamplemousse (grapefruit), blue peony, lily of the valley, Italian tuberose and lime blossom.
Give Anna Belle a try if you like sheer, clean florals. Or if you like perfumes like Tocca Liliana, Benefit Maybe Baby, Bath & Body Works Sparkling Peach, Demeter Clean Skin and/or Annick Goutal Petite Cherie EDT. Anna Belle is a feminine fragrance that is light and fresh making it a good choice for “daily” wear or warmer weather wear.
Projection and longevity are below average. It wears more like an EDT on me.
Annabelle comes in two EDP sizes (1oz and 2oz) with prices ranging from $37 – $72 at Shelley Kyle. This scent is also available in other products like hand soaps, candles and dusting powder.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Sheer, clean peachy floral. Anna Belle is “tangy sweet”. It’s not my favorite from the line, but I can see it appealing to people – especially people that aren’t really into perfume. That’s not me throwing shade (the reality is that the majority of people in the world aren’t perfume obsessive). What I’m trying to say is that this is one of those light, pleasant scents and it really should be more popular than it is. Plus, I think it’s priced fairly.