When Glossier first launched ‘Glossier You‘ the new EDP, I have to admit I wasn’t that interested. I saw various reviews with mixed feedback on the brands first scent, and decided I’d get round to trying it at some point but it wasn’t at the forefront of my attention. Forward several weeks after its release and I ordered some more Generation G Lipsticks for my pro kit, and with my order came a sample of the perfume.
With the first spritz I was reminded of familiar scents, scents I liked but couldn’t place straight away. I walked past Dave who instantly commented on how good I smelt, then meeting with a friend later on, she again asked what I was wearing scent wise. To start with I felt in different, neither loving nor disliking the scent, but after wearing it a couple of days in a row I started to feel a bit naked without it.
The thing I noticed most, is how it lasts and it smells even better as the day goes on. I like that theres a little musk that comes through but it’s grown up without being too over powering. There’s a sweetness, but it’s not sickly or heavily floral either. I can only sum it up as a well balanced perfume that I like equally for day and night and summer and winter. It’s been a while since I have been this excited by a perfume launch, up till now I had been on a long romance with perfume oils. (You can see my fragrance wardrobe here)
Calling a perfume ‘You’ is interesting, but after wearing it, I understand why. It really adapts to each person wearing it and it feels like me, despite knowing thousands of others are probably wearing the exact same perfume too. It really doesn’t make it feel any less special. It’s a scent that feels effortless and easy going.
Glossier describe ‘you’ as the first ingredient, the other base notes include ambrette (comfy, warm), ambrox (smooth and salty), and musk which gives it the longevity on the skin. The top notes include Iris root (green, earthy, woody) and pink pepper (sparking and spice). When I first spritz it I definitely get the salty and spice (in a good way), it feels like the freshness of the ocean with a warmth that lingers on the skin. It reminds me of holiday skin, but all year round.
The concept of ‘you’ as the first ingredient is key to how the scent will change depending on who is wearing it. So far I’ve had two friends smell this on me and purchase it for themselves, to find that despite loving it, it does smell different on each of them. While it’s fair to say to some extent this is true of all perfume, Glossier You really becomes your personal scent, maybe more than any other perfume I’ve worn before, and the magic happens when its in contact with the skin, so if you’re thinking of trying it make sure you actually try it on your skin, as opposed to just spring it into the air. It’s definitley a grower. Let me know if you’ve tried Glossier You and what you thought of it?
Photos by Kayla Varley
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