[unpaid/sample] I’ve always liked Michael Kors fragrances – it hits the right spot of being everyday wearable while being distinctive and elegant. This brand has undergone quite the journey recently – to re-cap, the Michael Kors fragrance license was owned by LVMH until 2003 where it was bought by Estee Lauder Companies. As of 2023, the licence goes to EuroItalia which owns the licenses for fragrances such as Missoni, Versace and Moschino). I always feel there is a bit of a Lauder signature in Michael Kors – it’s always felt like a Lauder fragrance with iterations slotting into the sweet and floral with the catnip scent of jasmine running through.
Super Gorgeous is a good stayer – if you like longevity in your perfume, this works! I wore it all of yesterday and there was almost no fade by the evening. I could tell it had settled but it was still very much in olfactory evidence and on that vein, a little goes a long way. You don’t really need to spritz it all over.
I had a little olfactory flash back when I spritzed Michael Kors Super Gorgeous – it was of opening the Estee Lauder Blockbuster make up set that my parents bought me when I was about 14 or 15. There’s that kind of sweet, new lipstick nuance to this which is probably why I love it so much. In terms of notes, it’s jasmine, tuberose, ylang ylang and orange flower with a base of amber and tobacco. I’m trying to say there is a sharpness to the sweetness on first spritz but can’t find the right words to express that in another way – but once the tuberose and amber kick in it becomes smooth and creamy. If you don’t like sweet florals you won’t like it, but if you’ve been a fan of Estee Lauder fragrances in the past (before the disaster that was Modern Muse) I think this will take you right back into a place of happiness when fragrance wasn’t as complicated as it is now. Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and that’s often a trigger for a new scent – think of Michael Kors Super Gorgeous as the new friend you feel you’ve always known which seems a good fit for the occasion. The Perfume Shop has this exclusively at the moment HERE (£49, 30ml).
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