A great fragrance can be a girl's best accessory, and I think I've found a favorite in Sarah Jessica Parker's latest perfume, SJP NYC. I love the way wearing it allows me to feel flirty, feminine, and confident. I totally have my Carrie Bradshaw moment as I walk down the streets of NYC (and really, who could ask for more?) The scent combines the best of both worlds - the floral and the fresh and fruity.
The scent itself was created to reflect the vibe of NYC, the fashion and the freedom, and was, in fact, inspired by the character Sarah Jessica made so famous in the Sex and the City series (side note: who else is looking forward to Sex and the City 2??) The packaging is cute and features a glass bottled nestled within a bright pink plastic cylinder covered in some fun graphics. The illustrations are colorful and the patterns are intended to mirror the interior of SJP's own closet. I definitely dig the colors and the theme of the designs, but I would have preferred a slightly more polished presentation. I am not the biggest fan of the plastic casing and the designs are displayed on paper wrapped around the bottle. I am afraid if I traveled with this bottle the paper might start peeling off. Regardless, though, I would not be deterred from purchasing this perfume. The scent is just divine (literally, upon receipt, I sat in my room with the most stupid grin on my face, inhaling the sweet goodness!) In SJP's own words, she says that she "wanted to create a fragrance with a great sense of fun and whimsy." For her, the perfume was to reflect her love of "mixing things up and breaking rules" a philosophy to which she subscribes in her fashion style.
Available in department stores around the country, the SJP NYC Eau de Toilette comes in three sizes - 60 ml ($49), 30 ml ($35), and 15 ml ($25). There is a body lotion ($25) as well.
For those perfume enthusiasts, here's a rundown of the fragrance notes:
Top: Italian Mandarin, White Osmanthus, Wild Red Strawberries
Heart: Gardenia, Honeysuckle, Mimosa, Red Rose Damascenia
Base: Sandalwood, Vanilla Absolute, Rum Flavor, Creamy Musks
SJP NYC makes me feel like strapping on those Manolos (that I don't have!) and strutting down Fifth Avenue! If a fragrance can make you feel that way, I suppose it's not a bad thing, right? ;-)
NB: This product was sent to me by a PR representative for my consideration. Though I did not purchase it myself, my review was in no way influenced by my receipt of a sample. I am dedicated to providing reviews that are 100% my own opinions, bias-free. If I ever feel that I cannot give my readers honest feedback on a product, I will not present a review for it. I am here to inform, and publishing untruthful thoughts is neither beneficial to those who visit my blog nor to me.