New Fragrance for 2012 – Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang

Last week I had a sneak preview of new fragrances for Valentine’s Day – the two stand out ones for me being Cheeky Alice from Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang’s Princess Night.

Cheeky Alice is a follow-on from Naughty Alice and although is made of lily of the valley, rose and peony has a definite undercurrent of something altogether sexier and heavier. Perfect for Spring.
Prices start at £32.00 and it is on counter 1st February 2012.
I was working in Harvey Nichols when the original Westwood fragrance launched. Amongst the madness of queues a lovely Japanese gentleman approached me and said ‘Excuse me – you have Vagina Westwing?!’ Haven’t looked at her the same way since.

Being unable to afford a Vera Wang dress I’ll have to settle for a fragrance – which on reflection, is what clever marketing teams hope we all do with every launch. And also why famous faces make more money from fragrance than anything else.
That aside, I LOVE this fragrance. Its like a spicy fruit compote (and you thought I couldn’t review fragrance! Pah!) with raspberry, watermelon, jasmine, spicy orange and the two killers – musk and vanilla. And a word about the bottle – completely encrusted and heavyheavyheavy. Love.
Prices start at £32.00 and it’s on counter from 11th January.