Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Tory Burch has a really cohesive preppy-chic aesthetic that I find it extremely frustrating that the perfume is so generic.The fashion brand is a mash-up of preppy Hampton-ish meets Palm Beach elements throughout the decades; the brand could have fun with this perfume. But, instead they played it safe and boring, giving us what could easily be a flanker of well, anything launched in the past 15 years.
Tory Burch is a one of those all too familiar “high pitched” citrus and florals. For the most part, Tory Burch is a synth citrus and peony that makes my eyes water. It’s rather linear too. Once the citrus burns off, it’s a familiar white floral that eventually dries down to an even more familiar clean white musk.
I’m trying to be diplomatic here and I’ve typed and then backspaced some really harsh things because they just sounded mean for mean’s sake. So, I think this is the best way I can put it. I’m frustrated by this fragrance because it’s redundant. It reminds me too much of Clinique Happy and to top it off, it’s also in an orange bottle (OK, that’s the brand’s “color” but it is also Hermès’ color but you know what I’m saying – it’s orange). There is nothing wrong with smelling like this (for me, it will always remind me of high school which I hated), but if you want to smell like this at least buy the Happy during Clinique gift with purchase time and get some nice little travel sizes that you can take with you during your next vacation.
Bottom line, I’m sick of people/brands/designers feeling the need to launch a perfume just because they can and then giving us something that is so boring and generic that you know it’ll be discontinued in two years. I’m sick of stuff taking up the shelves that frankly shouldn’t be there.We have new stuff like this pushing old, good stuff off of the retailers’ shelves. It’s annoying.
Notes listed include grapefruit, pink pepper, currant buds and leaves, mandarin, neroli, peony, tuberose, mimosa, jasmine, carrot seed, sweet alyssum, vetiver, sandalwood, cedar, sandalwood and white musk. Launched in 2013. PERFUMER – Karyn Khoury
Give Tory Burch a try if you like citrus florals. Or if you like Clinique Happy and for some reason don’t want to buy Happy instead.
Tory Burch comes in 3 sizes (1 oz, 1.7 oz and 3.4 oz) with prices ranging from $65-$115 at Nordstrom.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A crappy version of Clinique Happy. OK, I’m being harsh again. It’s a familiar citrus floral. Doesn’t add anything to the perfume world.
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