Picked for SPRING! First day of spring on Monday. Why not try by Rosie Jane’s Leila Lou?
By Rosie Jane is a “An apothecary & lifestyle brand combing luxe and the perfection of simplicity. Environmentally friendly & sustainable. Made in California.” I imagine she’d appreciate my environmentally friendly but entirely unluxe unsimplistic unsustainable sample hoarding thing I have going on.
Inside the sample card it says it is inspired by spring. I know I’m already ready to be inspired by spring. It won’t take much after the bullshit-blizzard winter rained down on us all amiright?
I pulled the top off the micro-vial and noticed that it was not a spray but a dabber! I had a real live perfume oil sample on my hands. See? Seasons change and things are looking up. This stuff smells good, like a fancy produce stand, a laguna beach boutique princess, being outside in the spring when you catch a whiff of honeysuckle or lilac instead of pee on concrete, and like maybe what Kerrie Walsh Jennings smells like when she goes out partying after winning gold medals.
Text inside says:
a long lunch with friends.
a walk through fields of flowers.
lazy mornings in bed.
time spent with the people you love.
the perfect while t-shirt and great jeans.
I can tell this is a lifestyle brand product. Rosie Jane doesn’t need to use a bunch of adjectives + femininity. She just tells you the story you’re already living when you wear this.
You will never guess what I was wearing all day? Yeah, a white (not perfect) t-shirt and (almost great) jeans! “Lazy morning in bed” is a term that always annoys me because Mark Twain wrote entire novels sitting in bed in his pajamas. I don’t trust anyone from Los Angeles saying anything about the smell of fresh cut grass unless they work the grounds at Dodger Stadium, but it doesn’t stop me from liking the smell of this. Reminds me of Kai.
This truly irresistible perfume oil is made with essential oils. Leila Lou captures the alluring scent of freshness and innocence. This fragrance is light, refreshing and easy to wear.
Top Notes: Nectarine + Fresh Cut Grass
Middle Notes: Pear Blossom + Jasmine
Base Notes: Vanilla + Cotton Musk
I have to remember to includes notes about how easy or hard these things are to wear. Leila Lou was indeed easy. Hello spring.
Sixth Sample Breakdown
Terms learned: I may have to change this category to Fun Facts Learned. Like “The term Jasmine is probably derived from Persian word Yasmine meaning “fragrance,” which is adopted in Arabic as Yasym given to jasmine flowers.”
Did you know that the Fragrance Foundation awards are called the Jasmine Awards?
Still don’t know what cotton musk is.
Things to work on:
1) Look into natural vs synthetic fragrances. Most web searches turn up nonscientific ramblings from the antiparaben mafia so it’s hard to get real answers. Maybe the answers are in books.
2) Lifestyle fragrance stories to describe my perfect scent. Here’s one:
a bag of munchos
your favorite gemstone
a misunderstood text conversation
the right emoji
the wafting of your neighbors dinner
Magic, luck, or compliments this fragrance brought me:
Let’s just say I put this scent on in Memphis and wound up flying a kite on a beach in the Gulf of Mexico later that evening.