Launched this year, the Fragrance from Bill Blass for women contains notes of neroli, galbanum, green mandarin, white hyacinth, lily of the valley, tuberose and jasmine. Interesting enough? Not.
This fragrance reminds me of so many that have gone before it, specifically Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole Black, Lancome Attraction, Dior Addict Eau Fraiche ... the list goes on and on. No offense to those who love the listed fragrances but launches such as this confirm my absolute inability to shop for fragrance in a department store these days. The clones are among us. As I delve deeper into the world of fragrance and learn about the reality of imitation, I have become more selective. I will stick with niche and boutique scents or those from houses like Annick Goutal, Chanel, Bond No. 9 and Molinard for my collection, to avoid smelling like everyone else.
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