Jan 10, 2012

Fragrance - CLEAN provence

This fresh, understated yet attention-grabbing fragrance is my current favorite "clean" scent. :)

Being in the middle of New York winter, I should be rocking heavier scents like Agent Provocateur and Hanae Mori.
Instead, I find myself wearing this summer-appropriate scent most often lately.

Like the other CLEAN scents, this is also described as "fine milled French soap".
However, unlike the other CLEAN scents which I never really liked (maybe the exception of CLEAN ultimate which is pleasant smelling and almost identical to Philosophy Amazing Grace), CLEAN provence is a stand-out to me.
(And she is probably envied by her countless sisters in my perfume cabinet since I tend to reach for her even without thinking..)

According to Sephora website..

The soft, fresh beautiful scent captured for centuries by the fine milled soaps of France is now a very special perfume by Clean.
Reminiscent of pure soap and wather, freshly laundered linen, and open blue skies, Clean Provence will pamper you with its inviting, just-lathered, delicate fragrance.

Provencal Lemom, Cotton Blossom, Rose Geranium, Sweet Lime, Violet Musk.

Delicate, Airy, Fresh

To me, this interprets as a delicate light scent that is so feminine and complex.
There is a light and even sharp citrus top note and it warms up with rather round florals and musk, then disappears without leaving any unpleasant aftertaste!
Although this is Eau de Parfum, the staying power is not that great, and it is not meant to be.
I personally think it stays better than other CLEAN scents, though.
There is a musk element after all. ;)

What I love most about this scent is that it is still a head-turner while being a quiet (almost prim) scent!
Isn't that refreshing that you don't have to crowd air to be memorable? ;-)
I have gotten tons of compliments for this scent and people say "oh, you smell so good", not "your perfume smells nice" ;p

I recommend this to anyone since it is a very easy-to-wear and never offensive.
It would be great for someone who just started wearing perfume as well. :)

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  1. You are amazing at reviewing fragrances! It's something that you can't show with pictures and people tend to visualize things better but you have a way with words, missy!

  2. Itssa BandicootJanuary 10, 2012

    it look like it smells really good (:


  3. Hey Lena! I love it. I'm such a big fan of clean scents. If you like that you would LOVE "wish" by Lollia and also "pure grace" by Philosophy. :)


  4. thanks for the recommendation, Kim! :)
    i love pure grace. i haven't tried the one from Lollia, but i wanna smell it soon! ;p

  5. yes. it is definitely fresh smelling without being too sharp or cold. ;)

  6. awww your compliment means so much to me, Feelo. ;)
    i love fragrance and all things smelling pretty! i am a recovered scent junky..
    i try not to be too poetic when i talk about perfume, though (those poetic reviews are annoying. ;p)
    writing in english is still hard for me sometimes and i am sure i make tons of mistakes, but thanks so much for the encouragement!

  7. oooh that sounds like the perfect fragrance! I love lemon undertones to scents. I really prefer clean smelling fragrances over overpowering ones ><

  8. hi Rachel! :) thanks for visiting.
    this one doesn't particularly smell like lemon prolly because it also has lime and other florals well mixed in together. it just smells very FRESH! lol
    if you like lemon, check out mark lemon sugar. this one is more prominently lemon and sweet! my other favorite. ;)

  9. ooh thank you for the recommendation! :) I do love fresh smelling scents anyways. I'll check both out if I get the chance! I'm always on the search for the perfect scent :)

  10. sure!
    let me know later how you like them. ;)

  11. i am a huge fan of "clean" scents. nothing that screams "i'm wearing perfume" kind of smell.l glad you recommend this--sounds lights and very wearable.

  12. you'd rock a very intimate skin musk, i can imagine. ;)
    this one is more of a "fresh out of shower" kind of scent. i think it's universally flattering.

  13. I have never been a perfume wearer unless they are the free sample ones. I guess it is because I can never pick "the one" it's so hard to choose from so many!

  14. i know! there are so many, right? ;)
    now i don't buy as much but i used to collect perfume. i still have a cabinet full of them and prolly won't be able to use up in decades. lol


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