As far as I’m concerned, Charlotte Tilbury can do no wrong.
Her products don’t just look amazing, they ARE amazing and as for her debut fragrance, Scent of a Dream, it’s everything I hoped it would be!
It is a beautiful, sophisticated, sexy and complicatedly-unique scent which screams glamour and elegance.
In Charlotte’s own words;
Darlings, I have created a one-of-a-kind ‘floral chypre' perfume harmony that IGNITES a mind-altering fleurotic frequency. Featuring a blend of JOY top notes including Lemon, Peach and Black Pepper, ‘FLEUROTIC’ heart notes of Jasmine, Frankincense, Tuberose and Violet, plus MAGIC MOLECULE base notes of Fire Tree, Iso E Super, Patchouli and Ambroxan. It attracts LOVE, LIGHT, POWER, POSITIVITY and SEX to the wearer!
I must say that she describes it rather perfectly!
Before I go into the complicated and decadent scent can we take a moment to appreciate the beauty that is the bottle.
It screams old school 1920’s Hollywood glamour and the spritz features her iconic rose gold hue as seen throughout her collection.
The bottle is the perfect reflection of the scent within.
Charlotte labels the top notes as Positivity: Fresh and invigorating, this confidence-boosting aura develops over 15 minutes and features Lemon, Peach, Black Pepper, Saffron, Mandarin, Bergamot.
Heart notes become Love & Light: Intoxicating floral extracts trigger desire and resonate over 5 hours and contain notes of Tuberose, Jasmine, Frankincense, Hedione, Violet, Muguet, Orange Flower, Rose Oil, Tea Rose, Green Ivy, Magnolia.
Finally base notes are Power & Sex: The ‘pheromone’ notes are activated by body heat, lasting up to 9 hours. Fire Tree, ISO E Super, Patchouli, Ambroxan, Precious Woods, Cistus, Amber, Castoreum, Musks.
I’ve never come across such a complex scent before and it’s clear that Charlotte has put her heart and soul into creating this intoxicating fragrance.
You all know I’m not a big fan of floral fragrances, but every now and then something which is just a little bit special comes along and completely changes my opinion and Scent of a Dream has done just that.
It is a rich, heady, feminine and seductive fragrance which I could easily imagine Hollywood Starlets from the Golden age of cinema wearing.
Everything about it from its exquisite bottle to its nectar reminds me of vintage glamour.
Charlotte Tilbury’s Scent of a Dream is available now and costs £68 for 50ml.