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Vera Wang “Embrace” Periwinkle and Iris

Periwinkle & Iris by Vera Wang is an Oriental Floral fragrance for women. Periwinkle & Iris was launched in 2015 and a perfect addition to the Vera Wang family of fragrances. Top notes are bergamot and mandarin orange; middle notes are violet, iris, jasmine and periwinkle; base notes are vanilla, benzoin, whipped cream and sugar.

I’m well into my staycation two weeks off so I thought what better time to give myself a break from the world by spritzing on a new fragrance. I’m spending my time walking through museums, galleries, hanging out at High Park and eating at some yummy restaurants that I have been meaning to check out.  Why not make some holiday memories with a new scent?

With Vera Wang “Embrace” Periwinkle and Iris fragrance I felt instantly soothed, replenished but also invigorated to make good use of my time off and check in with myself. The bergamot and mandarin orange scents remind me of a steeping cup of tea and the violet, iris, jasmine and periwinkle; base notes are vanilla, benzoin makes me feel like I’m in a perpetual garden even though the Fall is all around me.

Try out Vera Wang “Embrace” Periwinkle and Iris the next time you are your local cosmetic counter. It is well worth the investment in a quality fragrance to take you into the holidays on the right note.


Marc Jacobs ‘Daisy’

Marc Jacobs ‘Daisy’

Marc Jacobs ‘Daisy’

I love finding a cool perfume to ring in a new season.  When I was Sephora a few months back I was looking for a thank you gift for my friend Alix who welcomed my stay at her place in NYC in November.  I tried a few scents and happened upon Marc Jacobs ‘Daisy’.  Done.

I knew Alix used Ralph Lauren ‘Romance’ and thought that Marc Jacobs ‘Daisy’ would make a nice bosom buddy to her collection.

Alix can definitely be described as youthful, charming and effortlessly chic which made her a perfect match to ‘Daisy’.

I liked the notes of wild strawberry, violet leaves, ruby grapefruit, gardenia, violet petals and jasmine petals.  They would compliment her from work to play.  The dry notes hint of a musk and vanilla infusion white woods was subtle and soothing.

Now Marc Jacobs ‘Daisy’ is pricey.   Eau de Toilette 50 mL $79.00, 100 mL $100.00, Eau de Parfum 50 mL $85.00.  But is it worth it? Yes!  I like my perfume to last all day but without getting stale.  ‘Daisy’ won’t let you down.

Pick this one up for your mom, your girlfriend, your sister, daughter or even a great mate like I did for Alix.  She was worth it.  Not only did it make a great thank you gift but it could make for a Happy New Year treat to start your year off right.