So many perfumes and only one nose! I’m actually quite selective about the fragrances I review; there always needs to be something different or interesting about them, even if it’s just a gorgeous bottle or something very new. I’m not great at transporting the scent to thoughts then on to words – something always goes missing and I worry that I’m not making it clear enough. I am very much over super-complicated fragrances and can’t help feeling that more is not always more.
But, little Stella here is just a lighter version of the original Stella EDP with an updated central rose note that’s a bit fresher and more bright. The main impression I have is of the airiest rose, followed on by fruit and flowers – I guess you might say it’s a rose sorbet version, quite sparkly and refreshing.
Unusually for many fragrances, Stella EDT is understated, both in packaging and scent – in fact, if you are able to translate colours to smells, then the colour of the box does match the scent with its nude pink wrapping. Quiet, and rather still, but just making its own impression as it settles to a warm and pretty skin scent thanks to ambergris. It’s a fragrance I could wear every single day.
It’s also, at the 30ml size, an ideal handbag fit. I can see that this is being positioned as a ‘younger’ fragrance – because it’s a fresher version? Rude! But really, I would say this is for anyone who likes to be subtle and quietly confident. Sometimes you just don’t need very much of a thing to say a lot about yourself. I like the little detail signature on the inside of the box that sums things up really – discreet, delicate and elegant. It’s £41.50 HERE.
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