Afterthought: Alaïa Sample Review

(c) JuleChu Lifestyle

(c) JuleChu Lifestyle

I love collecting perfumes, but I’m very selective about the scents I wear. Since I hate having perfume go to waste, I only buy perfumes I really love and will wear frequently.  This is why I usually take a sample to try for a week or so before making a decision.  One of the recent samples I’ve obtained is the new fragrance, Alaïa. It is the first fragrance under the signature of Azzedine Alaïa, the Tunisian-born couture master. I first saw this perfume on a twitter announcement of its UK release in July. I thought the bottle design beautifully intriguing, but I couldn’t find the fragrance in Canada. But last week, Holt Renfrew announced its exclusive launch in Canada. I hurried over to try it in-person and ask for a sample. The fragrance has notes of pink pepper, freesia, peony and musk. I find it to be very elegant and distinct from other brands. I’ve already chosen Narciso Rodriquez eau de parfum (review to come) as my autumn scent, but this fragrance by Alaïa will definitely be on my Christmas wish list. Hopefully by that time, Holt’s will carry it in a gift set or at least have a miniature as a gift with purchase. Currently, Holt Renfrew is selling the 50ml bottles for $120 and 100 ml for $160.

Below are the other samples I was able to grab this week. The first is Aveda’s “be curly” intensive detangling masque (15ml), which you can pick up in-store at Aveda. The rest of the samples are from Sephora: Glamglow Supercleanse (15g), Bobbi Brown face oil (3ml) and fragrances- Versace Bright Crystal mini rollerball (3ml), Clean Warm Cotton (1ml), Prada Sport Luna Rossa (1.5 ml), Escada Joyful (2ml).

This is not a sponsored post. The thoughts expressed are honest and my own.