One of the perks of being a beauty blogger is that you get invited to launches of new and exciting products. Two weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the new Versace Eros perfume at Stuttafords in Sandton City.
There were numerous local celebrities, including singer Loyiso Bala, and TV and radio personality Liezel van der Westhuizen, amongst others. Champagne flowed and finger food was nibbled, while everyone greeted their friends and were introduced to new acquaintances.
The presentation on the new Versace Eros Pour Femme perfume was short and sweet, with just the right amount of detail and storytelling. I love Greek mythology, so I was excited to learn that Greek mythology was the basis for this perfume. In Greek mythology, Eros was the god of love, and this ties in closely with the seductive and sensual fragrance. According to Versace's website, this new perfume is "...a new legend from Versace, bursting with the passion of when Eros meets his true love, Pour Femme."
Versace Eros Pour Femme is for the strong, passionate, and mythical woman. It's a floral and addictive fragrance, and is part of the floral, woody, and musk family. It contains notes of Sicilian lemon, Calabrian bergamot, pomegranate, lemon flower, jasmine, peony, sandalwood, musk, and sensual woods. To me it almost smells like magnolias, and I've worn it every single day since that night. I spray it on before I leave the house in the mornings, and by 20:00 I can still smell it.
The bottle is just as exquisite and opulent as the fragrance: a gold glass bottle with the most beautiful golden embossing. Perfume (and packaging) fit for a Greek goddess! There was a competition where you could win prizes for sending the most tweets using the #fragrancestuttafords hashtag. I was shocked to learn that I had won third place, which was a humongous 100 ml bottle of Versace Eros!
Thank you to the lovely people at Stuttafords for having me and for making me smell like a million bucks.
Until next time!