Thursday, August 30, 2012
Jessica McClintock Number 3
I suppose the most surprising thing to me about Jessica McClintock's Number 3 is what I've seen it selling for at auction. Don't get me wrong. Number 3 isn't a malevolent scent by any means. I actually find it rather nice, but the price point being asked is a little rich. It seems it would be more appropriate if it were selling for about half of what it's going for, but that's just one mans opinion.
That aside, Number 3 opens with a predictable floral array. It's pleasant, clean and lucid. The undercurrent tilts slightly green and reminds me ( once again ) of a freshly snapped stem. There's also a subtle ozonic quality in the opening.
The Magnolia and Cyclamen aren't tuned aggressively, but they succeed in suggesting something, ripe, young and green. I rather admire how Muguet is segued into the transition. The soft, ozonic quality I mentioned slowly dissipates, leaving a triumvirate of floral notes mixed with a leaf aroma. Others may not experience an ozone note, but I do.
Number 3 is very uncomplicated and straightforward. It opens politely and ends that way. Owning a "safe" fragrance is no crime that I know of. They have their place, especially if you wear scent in places that need a deft touch. Sillage is moderate and so is longevity. I experience approximately 3 hours before reapplication is necessary. A positive-neutral rating from Aromi for Jessica McClintock's Number 3.