Talk about a blast from the past, friends!
I distinctly remember when Glow by JLo first launched in Singapore – I was passing by in a department store right after school (I think I must’ve been 16) and remember thinking the ad looked really… peachy. There was peach, everywhere!
I took a whiff and I remember it smelling nice, but thought it to be too feminine for me (this was when I was in my skater punk phase, even more embarrassing than my secret curiosity of celeb scents).
Fast forward many years later, and I am walking around in Copenhagen, in a Matas (equivalent to Sasa in Singapore, Boots in UK…) and I spot Glow by JLo. It caught my eye because I have been on a “soap” fragrance hunt the last few months. I’ve always loved clean, fresh scents, but rather than the usual citrus mix, I’ve been looking for one that smells truly clean, like I just got out of the shower (i.e, soap).
And after reading countless reviews online, a lot of them pointed to Glow, so it had been on my mind. Yet I still hesitated when I saw it.
There was no tester with it; it was just one lonely Glow bottle on clearance. To buy or not to buy? I deliberated for a week or two, kept passing it by when I’d pop into Matas, until my sweet husband said me: “I know you want it. I’ll get it for you. What’s it called again?”
And I’m so glad!
Glow was everything I expected from the glowing reviews, heh. It is a soapy, fresh scent – very clean smelling – but there is a hint of floral which makes it seem grown up, feminine. Like a scent for a classy woman who means business. I like it a lot.
That being said, it’s very synthetic. I’m leaning more into natural smelling scents these days so I wish it wasn’t, but no choice I guess. Still, the scent is undeniably gorgeous: the initial blast is a burst of rose, jasmine and musk, but there is a sweetness to it, which I believe is the vanilla base.
The longevity of the scent is a bit too short (2 hours and I can barely smell it on my skin), but the scent is just that lovely and lasts much longer on clothes. It really stood out in Copenhagen when it was winter – coupled with the crisp cold air, it was almost magical – but it stills smells great here in hot humid Singapore.
A true blast from the past and a delightful one at that!
If you’re interested, you can get it for very low prices on Amazon.com.