Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NEW Wild Essence by Halle Berry

Of all the celebrity fragrances at the drugstore, I have to tell you that Halle Berry's are always my favorites. If you're a longtime reader of this blog, then you know that I adore the original Halle by Halle Berry fragrance (if you're a real old-school reader, then you might remember my after-Christmas score back in 2009). I've also quite enjoyed Halle Berry's Pure Orchid, Reveal, Closer and Exotic Jasmine (Exotic Jasmine is probably my favorite after the original Halle).

Today I received press info for the newest Halle Berry fragrance, so you know I had to share:

NEW Wild Essence by Halle Berry

Keep reading for fragrance notes, products details and more...


Halle's inspiration:

"The essence of a woman is in body and soul and becomes more sensual in nature, so with my newest fragrance I wanted to go deep into the rainforest where I could capture the primal richness of nature in an effortless scent."

(There's a video you can watch here.)

Fragrance description and notes:

A very sexy, sultry fragrance bursting with the freshness of citrus notes combined with a bright floral heart bouquet then wrapped in a sophisticated light softness of sandalwood and patchouli.

HEAD NOTES
Sicilian Begramot
Juicy Black Currant
Mandarin Zest
ORPUR™

HEART NOTES
Freesia in Bloom
Linden Blossom
White Rose
Cotton Flower

BASE NOTES
Silk Musk
White Patchouli
Crystal Amber
Sandalwood Bark


I don't know what "Orpur" is, but I will try to find out and get back to you. I looked this fragrance up on Fragrantica where there are already a handful of user reviews. One user described this as a "clean floral, pure lily of the valley scent from start to finish" which makes me extremely excited to try it (you know I love my LotV). I don't see LotV listed in the fragrance notes but I do see linden, which is another clean floral that always appeals to me.

As with all Halle Berry fragrances, when they first launch they're available for $28, but it should only be a matter a time before we start to see it go on sale at all of the drugstores (and I'm almost positive there will be fragrance value sets for the holidays).

Do you own any Halle Berry fragrances? What do you think of her newest offering? Have you already spotted the display at your local drugstores? If so, did you give the tester a whirl? I'd love to hear from you!
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  1. On a somewhat related note, I spotted (sorry no pics) the entire new line of Flower by Drew Barrymore frags at Walmart over the wknd. Fyi- it was at a Long Island, NY location. They had the rollerball for about $10, the smaller bottle at $20 and biggest $25. Kinda weird pricing, why bother w/ the smaller bottle for $20, when for just $5 you get nearly twice the amt?? No available testers either. I do not care for roll-on (unless it is an oil) so kinda feel the only option is to go full force w/ the largest size.

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    1. Aaaah, thank you SO much for this, girlie! I kept meaning to put this on my "to investigate" list when you first mentioned it but things have been so crazy as of late, I completely forgot. I'm officially on the hunt, but no testers really sucks. I mean, who is going to commit to even $10 without a sniff first? And I agree about the jump from $20 to $25...I would also be inclined to just by the large bottle for $5 more.

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  2. Oh, yvmw! I came to this post to let you know I saw a gift set at cvs with 4 HB frags, pretty sure it included this one. They appeared to be small spray bottles,, but I was in a rush and could be wrong...maybe dab on type? It retailed @ $19.99! I'll try to get better deets when I go back to pick up a prescription for my mom.

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    1. Ok, so I went back and yes they are small spray bottles. They also had a gift set of this Wild Essence with the perfume, shower gel and lotion, also for $19.99. You can see them on the cvs website when you search "Halle Berry". You just need to scroll down a bit, and as of now the 3 piece is sold out online, but I did spot it at the store. :)

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