Thursday, July 19, 2007

Random Collection Selection: Creative Scentualization Perfect Nectar

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 A 1.7 fl. oz. bottle retails for $75.

Image sources: Passion fruit -; ripe tropical fruit -


Anonymous said...

I really like this one, too, T. But, I have the roll-on oil, rather than the spray. In fact, I like it so much that I also have the lotion, which is great. Have you tried her Peace Comes from Within? I have that one, too, and it's also nice and light for our hot desert days!


ForTheLoveOfPerfume said...

Hello Linda! The roll-on oil is such a great choice for this one. Thanks for reminding me! Her lotions are so true to scent as well. I haven't tried Peace yet but glad to hear it works for you. Have a great day!


Divina said...

Dearest T, this sounds positively scary with its abundant fruitiness, but your description is so wonderful that it makes me want to rush out and try it, in hopes that it'd work on me too! I am definitely going to be bold and try this!

ForTheLoveOfPerfume said...

Oh D., I'd be happy to send you some. My 1.7 fl. oz. bottle is still quite full! You definitely need to try it at least. ;-)


helg said...

I am not one for the too fruity ones either, but I have to say I was unaware of the Palette trio option which you linked, so thanks a lot for this!! Sounds very interesting!
(and btw, Perfect Veil is indeed a perfect scent, isn't it?)

E :-)

Noteworthy Fragrances said...

I'm a true raving fan of just about all of the Creative Scentualization fragrances. Love Comes From Within is a very lovely, romantic and exceptional fragrance. Very ethereal with that 'oh la la' sensuality from a very excellent blending of the Amber and Sandalwood. The carnation note lingers for hours.

Fragrant hugs to you!
Noteworthy Fragrances

ForTheLoveOfPerfume said...

E., yes Perfect Veil is quite perfect! I'm so glad the link to the Palette Trio was helpful to you. :-)

ForTheLoveOfPerfume said...

Hello Joyce,

So nice to see you! Now I must try Love Comes From Within. The way you describe it, it sounds like a winner for me. I haven't found one of Sarah's creations unwearable yet!

Fragrant hugs to you!

Divina said...

Aww, you're always so kind T... *big hugs*