How important is packaging to you when it comes to perfumes? I've seen really expensive ones that come in simple bottles - I guess in those cases, the scent is queen. But I do like having beautiful mini-sculptures to have as a keepsake. Someday, when I have my dream dresser, I'm going to keep my favorite bottles there just to look at. ^_^
Anyhoo, I recently received the new Anna Sui La Vie De Boheme Eau de Toilette to review. The box and bottle alone immediately made my day (it doesn't take a lot, really!) because they look so striking. I don't have anything like it!
This scent is inspired by the modern bohemian woman. She lives an unconventional lifestyle. She's an adventurer who loves to travel, an artist with a romantic streak. She prefers to be herself and to express herself, sometimes against what is considered acceptable in today's society. The ruffled, printed skirt and floppy hats are just optional!
The fragrance itself is energetic, opening with a burst of Turkish Rose and Sparkling pear, mixed with burgundy berries and dragonfruit accord. This settles down into a happy floral middle layer, with peony as the main note. The base is composed of black vanilla and sandalwood to bring all those airy upper layers together.
The glass bottle's surface has molded, textured roses, while the gold plastic cap has that dainty butterfly design. I love the packaging, but I'm always careful when I open and close the bottle since I'm scared of cracking the cap.
Staying power of the scent is average for an EDT - around 4-5 hours.
Overall, I enjoy the Anna Sui La Vie De Boheme Eau de Toilette and will wear it with my more girly, feminine outfits. It's just so happy and carefree! If you're into fruit-floral notes and beautiful bottles, this is worth checking out. ^_^
The Anna Sui La Vie De Boheme Eau de Toilette retails for P2,600/30ml, P3,450/50ml, and P4,200/75 ml. You can find it in leading department stores nationwide.