The moment remains stamped in my mind like a fingerprint. I was sitting at a table surrounded by fellow (and I must say lovely) lovers of fragrance at the Los Angeles Sniffapalooza, listening to Sarah Horowitz-Thran describe her professional evolution and motto for fragrance creation. As the little "nectar" bottle was passed to me, I thought to myself, "Maybe I'll like this one." With one sniff I swooned so apparently that Sarah's apprentices noticed. That was the moment which sparked my fascination with Creative Scentualization Perfect Nectar and it continues each time I spray or dab it.
To call this fragrance juicy does not do it justice. It evokes the most succulent of peaches, the ripest of melons, the most colorful of mangos and the most tantalizing of passion fruits. It is ripeness in a bottle that awakens the senses. Offering a beautiful description is the box within which my coveted bottle sits:
Perfect Nectar is a fresh, sexy blend of tropical fruits, white flowers and oceanic musk that sets the wearer aglow with the dazzlingly lush fragrance of an island paradise. A scent that is at once succulent and clean, it transports the wearer to a place where crashing surf and trees dripping with exotic fruits are bathed in golden sunlight.
Those liking more complex fragrance may find this a little too ... well ... simple. However, for ridiculously and oppressively hot summer days like those of the last week, it offers refined refreshment and a very interesting, sexy twist on personal fragrance. The white flowers and oceanic musk, while not prominent, offer just enough balance to the tangy and juicy notes so that the wearer does not feel, for lack of a better description, like a majestic piece of fruit.
One of the aspects I love about Sarah's line is that none of her fragrances could be called unoriginal. Rather they offer a statement individualized to each person. In fact, with her Palette Trio you can experiment with various notes to create your own signature fragrance.
Creative Scentualization Perfect Nectar can be found at http://www.creativescent.com/. A 1.7 fl. oz. bottle retails for $75.
Image sources: Passion fruit - naturesflavors.com; ripe tropical fruit - familyfun.go.com