In the next twelve months, we'll see the launch of some pretty amazing fragrance launches which of course, I'll be covering here in my little bloggy abode. Next month Nivea launches its first perfume in it's iconic Nivea scent that we've all come to love which is so exciting. Forget celebrity scents and forget your top designers because this launch is going to be hot. Expect this to sell out in many local stores as there's already a huge buzz around the launch.
Growing up the little blue pot of cream was used in our house for everything from dry skin, toes, cleanser, acne and everything in between see this wasn't just a cream - it was a cold cream and I'm sure it was sprinkled with magic because funnily enough the cream worked. It soothed my skin woes, softened my hardened body parts and enveloped me in a scent that made me feel comforted and loved - I linked this scent to my mum because she was the original user of it in our house. I know others link the scent to their past and also their parents too and if you were a child of the eighties and beyond I'm sure you'll also describe it as being ''iconic''
The perfume will come in a simple disc-shaped glossy white bottle with the Nivea typography in the centre. It won't look out of place on a dressing table and it won't look crass or tacky unlike many other random perfume launches do. As far as I'm aware it will also initially launch into a 30ml sized bottle with talks of other sizes coming available at a later date.
So will this smell like the cream?
Here's what makes up the Nivea Eau de Toilette. Top notes include mandarin orange, bergamot, and lavender; middle notes include lily-of-the-valley, rose, freesia and ylang-ylang and finally base notes of sandalwood with a powdery dry down. It's described as being a clean and citrus scent but everyone and anyone who's ever used Nivea might disagree with that description. It's so iconic it should have a scent description category of its own - childhood, fresh, home or powdery I feel are more suited to this scent.
The typical blue Nivea cream is made up of the same notes with the exception of a violet note. I'm guessing that it's possibly been altered through the years or that violet wasn't a financially suitable addition to the perfume. Either way I'm sure this fragrance smells nearly [or exactly] the same as the cream and I for one am super excited about this fragrance launch!
Will this be a blind buy or will you be steering clear? Did you use the blue Nivea cream when you were younger?