Sunday, March 16, 2014
True Star by Tommy Hilfiger
I ran across a bottle of this 10 year old fragrance recently in a thrift store. It was an almost full 50ml. Eau de Parfum. When I consider picking up a scent in a place like this, extremely cheap or not, I always spritz it first to ensure it hasn't gone rancid or turned. Surprisingly, most I buy from bargain stores are intact, however there are instances when they're not. True Star smelled good to go, so I tossed it in the cart. Places like this are a source for me to acquire numerous scents that were never really mainstream and an opportunity to try them for under $3.00. Some are surprisingly good, some are very forgettable while others are downright unwearable.
True Star is a citric-floral that wears like an aquatic, but isn't one. I've worn this a few times now and have come to the conclusion that it's a nice choice for spring and summer. It always smells clean on my skin and although I never experience a genuine musk or sensual tone, it doesn't take away from the fragrance. It also doesn't possess the depth of a conventional EDP, but it achieves longevity more as a skin scent after 2 hours. I'm always glad when I stumble upon fragrances that I would never be interested in trying at retail prices and they perform well. Sillage is average at best, with longevity approximately 4 hours on my skin with 50% of that being a skin scent. Thumbs up from Aromi for Hilfiger's versatile and pleasantly fresh True Star. You may have other ides, so a sample wear is highly recommended.