Friday, July 27, 2012
So De La Renta
Pimento Leaves, Daffodil, Tuberose, Jasmine, Peony, Lotus.
Musk, Plum, Vanilla.
Recently, I found a 7.5ml. spray bottle of this perfume at a local store and picked it up unsniffed. To be more accurate, I found quite a few minis of rather interesting feminines and bought them all. I admit that I didn't expect much from this De La Renta and decided to try it yesterday. Like the listed accords, it is extremely foral with just enough fruit to give it a sense of balance. What So De La Renta doesn't do is subjugate you with old school overkill. It only takes this fragrance a few minutes to settle down into a comfortable wear.
The opening is a sparkling conglomeration of florals and subtle fruit with Freesia and a green leaf quality front and center. The leaf slowly becomes more prominent going into the heart accord and reminds me of a moist, young stem. The Freesia backs down rather quickly, making way for a very soft rendition of rose and jasmine to assimilate into the progression. The entire time these fast transitions are taking place, there's a subtle background of miscellaneous fruit and flowers augmenting the accord. It's here where So De La Renta convinces me that its quite the nice feminine fragrance.
This is one of the more easy-to-wear perfumes of this genre I have tried. It can be worn in casual settings to more serious ones and no one would bat an eye. It's always nice to stumble upon something versatile and uncomplicated.
Sillage is average after the first few minutes and longevity is approximately 4 hours ( max ) on my skin. The base and drydown never relinquish vanilla like I expected, but nothing is worse for the wear because of it. I do experience a resin-musk quality, but it's a little quirky yet very acceptable. Thumbs up from Aromi for So De La Renta.