Friday, December 18, 2009

Leslie Blodgett Bare Skin Perfume Diaries Review

Hi Bellas,

Some of you may not recognize Leslie Blodgett’s name immediately, but if you saw her picture or have heard her company’s name, you’d recognize her immediately. She is the CEO of Bare Escentuals makeup…her infomercials have convinced many women (including me) to first step into mineral makeup. She’s expanded her line into fragrances exclusively for Sephora. The Bare Skin fragrance is a timeline of her life…from family vacations to faraway places…the inspiration comes from pages of her own diary. I love the idea that a smell can evoke memories of times past. I was excited to test out this product.

I was sent a few samples of the vial from Leslie Blodgett’s team to test out, here are my thoughts:

Packaging: I didn’t receive a full sized bottle, but from glancing at pictures online, it has a very romantic feel. It’s a pretty amber colored bottle decorated with cursive script…almost like the writings from her diary. The fragrance is also offered in a body cream and solid perfume.

Scent: Let me preface this by saying that I am very sensitive to perfumes. I have a history of allergies and asthma so I can’t take certain scents. As soon as I opened the package containing the samples, I immediately caught a strong whiff of the scent. It was a strong, floral, powdery smell.  Honestly, I couldn’t even put it on because it was overwhelming.  Many women seem to like this but I prefer something a bit more sweet and citrusy.  To me, it’s a more mature scent that I can picture someone like my mother  wearing…but not for someone in their 20’s like me. I’ve seen other reviews where they say the scent abides and transforms over time. 

Price: Ranges from $30-$55 on, which is actually pretty reasonable.

Customer Service: I will say that I received excellent customer service from Leslie Blodgett’s team. This is something I’ve known to not take for granted these days.

In sum, this fragrance wasn't for me.  If you are more tolerable to fragrances though, I would still recommend trying this out and see how you like it. 

Till next time, Ciao Bellas!

FTC Disclosure:  Samples of this product were provided to me by the company.  I was not paid to write this review and am not affiliated with the company.

Atlanta Makeup Artist


Kate Gene said...

I'm like you; I prefer citrusy or sweet scents. Anything powdery or amber is not for me. That said, I really do like Bare Escentuals and Buxom products. They're amazing! I wish Leslie luck with her new venture! :)

Louzee said...

Wow. The mineral makeup queen is starting her own fragrance line. She's gone a long way from late night infomercials. I'd fall asleep watching them, but they have convinced me to start using Bare Naturals.

Charlene said...

i'm the same way with those powdery scents...can't stand em! But i still want to try those Buxom lippies!

Sara Reid said...

I was a bit hesitant at first because these days it seems like everyone has a perfume out. But this is different. She really knows what she is doing. Leslie teamed up with Givaudan perfumer Stephen Nilsen and together they made one of the best smelling perfumes out there. My husband has a nose like a pregnant woman. He can smell anything and everything. Not even kidding. He absolutely loves it.


Sandy said...

I do love it. Purchased it yesterday and I keep smelling my wrist because it just keeps smelling better and better. I am a 55 year old woman and agree that this is not a little girl's scent. It is more for a mature woman (not saying old here, heaven forbid!) Just my opinion but I really love it and it's...different!