A Charlotte Tilbury fragrance was always going to be interesting. I never know what to expect from a fragrance that doesn’t come from a traditional ‘nose’, but this is beautiful.
The Tilbury machine is able to stir up more frenzy around launches than any other I know, bar maybe Chanel – and this has been no different. Kate Moss is the face and honestly, I think this is the best I’ve seen her look.
Not gonna lie – it helps that they use one of my favourite songs in the video.
As to the fragrance itself? It didn’t disappoint. The Mr walked in just after it had arrived and said ‘OOH something smells nice in there…!’. That says it all. This is not a fragrance for days I’m doing facials. It’s far too strong. This is a date night fragrance. Not for the faint-hearted. It would not be out of place in Guerlain. It’s old-fashioned, but not dated. The bottle is classical, heavy.
Scent of a Dream sits in the Floral Chypre category:
Top Notes include:
LEMON, PEACH, BLACK PEPPER
Saffron, Mandarin, Bergamot
TUBEROSE, JASMINE, FRANKINCENSE, HEDIONE, VIOLET
Muguet, Orange Flower, Rose Oil, Tea Rose, Green Ivy, Magnolia
‘Psychoactive’ base Notes:
The ‘pheromone’ notes are activated by body heat, lasting up to 9 hours –
FIRE TREE, ISO E SUPER, PATCHOULI, AMBROXAN
Precious Woods, Cistus, Amber, Castoreum, Musks
I don’t know about the pheromone story, I’ve heard it before. Molecule and Philosophy in particular, have been at it for years. Fragrance and your olfactory system incite memories, that’s the joy of them for me.
Scent of a Dream is sexy. It’s heavy-hitting. It’s bold. Whether or not it makes someone fancy you or not I don’t know. Unless you look like Kate Moss obvs.