I have to admit that when it comes to fragrance, I’m very difficult to please. I like what I like, and that tends to be heavier, warmer fragrances or a lively citrus. I’m not a fan of florals, for me that is. But now and again, a beautiful mix of a top note floral and citrus with a bottom note musk makes me a believer. That’s exactly what has happened with Oscar de la Renta’s Something Blue. I kept thinking that this fragrance is so positioned for brides with the name “Something Blue” that it must be light and sweet. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Here are the deets about Oscar de la Renta Something Blue:
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” was the guideline to Oscar de la Renta and his new creation—Something Blue, a fragrance aimed at women who will be connected with the beautiful wedding dresses designed by Oscar de la Renta, but who also go one step further with a hope to offer special style.
Something Blue has recently arrived for sale at Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue and was announced as a fragrance to enrich the aura with a floral rhapsody of notes. The fragrance was designed by Frank Vöelkl of Firmenich and Ann Gottlieb, as an echo to a wedding theme. The composition opens with luminous notes of linden blossom, neroli, bergamot and mandarin. The heart incorporates stephanotis, known as the eternal flower picked from Oscar de la Renta‘s garden in Punta Cana especially for this occasion, along with lily of the valley, narcisse and a touch of litchi. The base closes with musk, vanilla, ambrette seed, ambergris and warm cashmere wood.
Something Blue is available as 50 and 100 ml EDP. The bottles are made of transparent glass with a blue stopper shaped like a ball. What sets this edition apart from others is the ring on the neck of the bottle—it is silver and evokes the very act of wedding. Photos for the advertising campaign were taken by Craig McDean.Something Blue was launched in 2013. Something Blue was created by Frank Voelkl and Ann Gottlieb.
I typically wear a fragrance that I am testing the first time while I am at home working, so I can be sure I like it well enough to wear out in public. Which I did with Oscar de la Renta’s Something Blue. On first spritz I was feeling doubtful, as the strong top notes of made me think that it was a bit too much on the floral/citrus side for me. But when the dry down began, that’s why I started to appreciate this lovely scent.
Once the base notes of musk, vanilla and cashmere wood were apparent and lingering, I couldn’t stop smelling my wrist! Yes, there is a sweet sexiness to Something Blue, but there is also a depth that leaves you wanting more. The second time around I wore this fragrance, I kept having people ask me, “What are you wearing?” and making the comment, “I’ve never quite smelled a scent like that before.” Now, that second comment makes me happy. I like unique.
I love the simplicity of the bottle and the shape which fills my hand. It makes me feel like I have an old fashioned perfume bottle in hand. The thoughtful removable ring is so cute and the blue “marble”cap gives a visual nod to the name, Something Blue.
Both men and women are attracted to Something Blue which makes it a total winner. And I believe that all women, married, single, brides-to-be will love this fragrance just as much as I do.
Pro: Complex mix of floral, citrus and woods
Price: $115 for 3.4 oz
Buy Again: Yes
Packaging: 5 Blings
Overall: 5 Blings
Hero Ingredient: n/a
Cruelty Free: Yes