When I was eight years old, my crush was invited to my birthday party. This was huge for me because although he lived in my neighborhood, he went to another school, so I rarely saw him. People, this was love truly! I remember he used to play basketball in the park with his friend Ryan and every day they’d walk up the hill past my house to go home, and I’d stare longingly out my bedroom window at him while I was working on my homework.
Anyway, he was the first boy to gift me a doll, Rose Petals. I’m telling you this because Aerin Evening Rose smells like Roses Petals, not the flower, the doll! I remember smelling that doll for the first time. It smelled like young love! Ha..I’m kidding. She smells sweet of roses with a slight smokiness. It was a very pretty smell for a doll, and I promise there was no weird plastic fragrance going on.
Aerin Evening Rose smells exactly like the doll! I went to dinner last night with my sister, and we did a little Lord & Taylor Friends and Family damage. While I was browsing fragrances, I misted myself with Aerin Evening Rose. I always forget how much this evokes the memory of being eight and madly in love with the boy from the house around the corner that went to different school.
If you like rose fragrances, this is for you. It contains notes of blackberry which gives it a little bit of a sweet jammy note. This is combined with a gorgeous Bulgarian rose followed by a sultry cognac note. I’ve always been a fond fan of rose fragrances especially ones done right and Aerin gets it all right. This is sexy, sultry, but also flirty and sweet
After I got home, I changed my clothes and jumped into bed with my friend Mattie to watch some TV, and he said, “What are you wearing!?” I was stunned that after changing clothes that the scent was still so evident. It turns into a rather warm, comforting rose at the dry down which obviously lingers on skin well if he could still smell it after I changed my clothes.
I love fragrances like this one. Ones that not only evoke memories but ones that create conversation and have people asking you what it is you smell like because they obviously like what they are smelling!
I wouldn’t say go out and buy a big old bottle of Aerin Evening Rose just yet but try out the Aerin Matchbox Gift Set for $20 at Sephora.com and you can experience almost all of the Aerin fragrances before committing to a big buy!
Who knows maybe one will evoke memories of being 8 and being in love for the first time.