Wellbeing || Narciso Rodriguez L'Absolu For Her

It's nearing the end of 2017 and I realise I've not blogged much over 2017 about specific products or added many reviews. So, to kick off the start of me returning to my older bloggy ways I wanted to show you my favourite perfume. 

I'Absolu For Her by Narciso Rodriguez isn't a new perfume by any means, it actually launched in 2015 after the success of its predecessor Narciso Rodriguez For Her which launched in 2003. Unlike the original I'Absolu was marketed as being more sophisticated, feminine and graceful - that alone was a head turner for me as many perfumes are aimed quite young, there doesn't seem to be any middle ground in my opinion. 

Looking more into this scent I was absolutely over the moon to find it was blended with some of my ultimate and favourite notes - amber, patchouli and musk. 

While it was made with these notes that didn't guarantee that it would fulfil its sophisticated promise. Many female scents with these notes are not full bodied enough for the wearer to really smell them until the dry down and even then they are packed with white florals so the dry down results in a long-lasting talc scent. While I ''like'' those scents, they're not my favourite and have led me on a long road to finding the perfect scent. 

When I wear a perfume, I definitely see it as an extension of my own wardrobe and personality. When I feel girlie and feminine I'll wear a perfume that is equally the same in an olfactory sense. When I want to feel strong I'll wear more of a unisex scent with resins and wooded notes and when I want to feel like a girl boss, I opt for scents such as I'Absolu. 

These notes make me feel sophisticated, strong, womanly and confident. That's important for me as typically I don't feel like that, I can regress quite easily and internalise things and scent for me helps to stop that. It reminds me ''hell you got this'' 

Notes include: Top: Tuberose, jasmine - Middle: Musk - Bottom: Amber, patchouli, sandalwood

Unlike the other scents that are sandwiched between white florals, this isn't one of them. You initially get hit with the strong musk and patchouli, the dry down comes with the tuberose and jasmine although they're built up with the amber which gives this a powerful and sexy dry down that is super long lasting (a little goes a really long way) and far-reaching sillage. 

Not only does it smell great, but it looks great too. I am proud to have this out on my beauty shelves, it's made from a solid deep purple glass with a cubic shape. Nothing overly glitzy, fancy or crazy but it is solid, its beautiful in colour and very sophisticated. Much like the scent it houses. 

So if you're looking for something a bit more unisex, sexier, and long lasting then I fully recommend L'Absolu. You can currently pick this up from Feel Unique, Superdrug and Fragrance Direct. This wasn't a PR Sample or a collaboration, this was genuinely a product I purchased and wanted to show you. I plan to show you more of my faves (and hates) from non-pr products guys so if you want me to cover a specific type of product just let me know. 

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* Not a PR Sample * 

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