I’m writing this review with buyer’s regret (the opposite kind, if there is one).
You see, the first Miu Miu perfume, out now, was SO hyped up – everyone’s been waiting for a Miu Miu perfume – that I actually contemplated “blind-buying” it at a Milan airport recently, although in the end I didn’t.
I so wish I did get it though, because fast forward a week or so later, and I’m at Sephora here in Singapore, with that hard-to-miss bottle staring at me from across the room, calling my name. I made a beeline for it, and…
A standing ovation to Miu Miu, please:)
All I can really say is that while it’s touted as a fresh, green, floral fragrance (and I suppose it is, with its notes of Lily of Valley, Rose, and the mysterious “green notes”), I can honestly say it’s a slightly more grown up, modern version of Britney Spears’ Curious.
And so I instantly fell in love because Curious was such a game-changer in the perfume industry – whether anyone wants to admit it or not – and a best-seller in its own right. (And one of my favorite fragrances of all time, ahem.)
Miu Miu’s perfume, however, is just as feminine, as playful and youthful as Britney’s – but a little fresher and thankfully less sickly-sweet like almost all celebrity fragrances.
I could’ve sworn Miu Miu had some white florals in it (magnolia, especially) because there’s a “balmy” edge about it that I can only describe as white flowers, but still, if you’re looking for a fresh, everyday scent, definitely check Miu Miu out. Also, how cute is the ad campaign with the sweet little cat?
If you’re interested, you can get the fragrance at Sephora island-wide, or online at Amazon.com where it’s actually much cheaper.