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Summer scentsation: Clinique Happy In Bloom

The hotter it gets, the lighter your perfume should be. Your normal musky and woodsy fragrances will just smell off in the middle of the day - when the heat is the most intense - so it's best to spray on something fresh and light-hearted! Something floral, fruity, with a generous sprinkle of aqua. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? ;)

The Clinique Happy In Bloom for 2013 is a great summer pal. It's designed for spring in the US but even if we don't have that season, it works just as well for our summer. The cult favorite Clinique Happy now comes in this limited edition version, with new packaging to celebrate the special release.

It smells wonderful. It's not overly girly due to the touch of aqua, but it is feminine enough with top notes of yellow plum, a cocktail of frozen fruit, and watery green notes. The heart is floral with muguet, white freesia, and mimosa, which is the signature combination of the original Happy. The base is amber and white wood but I observed that they don't stick as well as the florals do.

Wear time is decent at three to four hours, but you'll still catch a whiff of it during the day, even without retouching. The bottle is slim enough to bring around though so no worries in that department.

Fresh and cheery would best describe Clinique Happy In Bloom, I think! If you're looking for something that would lift your mood and keep you feeling put together during an especially hot day, then I highly recommend this scent. :) 

Happy in Bloom will be available for a limited time at all Clinique counters nationwide starting April 2013. SRP P1,950 / 30ml and P2,750 / 50ml

Launch and product information: MAC Archie's Girls Collection

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