I’m not really sure why it’s taken me so long to write a review of this perfume because, just so we’re clear, this is the most amazing perfume in the world. This is my signature scent, my holy grail, my soulmate in fragrance form and I’m not even being deliberately dramatic here. This perfume is simply amazing. If you’re not a fan of sweet or vanilla based fragrances this won’t be for you. But if you are, this is a niche vanilla scent that is an absolute delight to wear. The lasting power on this bad boy is second to none, and the smell. MY GOD THE SMELL. The Mecca Cosmetica website describes the fragrance better than I can, so here you go: “This sumptuous, all embracing parfum is composed with Mexican black vanilla absolute, Sandalwood, Black Liquorice and Coconut milk. This mysterious fragrance will have you feeling vibrant and luminous immediately.” Mmm, sumptuous. I tend to wear this perfume more during the cooler months of the year and occasionally at night during the warmer months, due to it being quite a heavy fragrance. The fancy ass notes feature sandalwood, black licorice, coconut milk, bitter almond, musk, vanilla, benzoin, guaiac wood, and tonka bean. Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille retails for $148 AUD and is available for purchase from Mecca Cosmetica (currently out of stock online).
My favourite products for June were: OPI for Sephora “Meet For Drinks” Polish, Urban Decay Naked Palette, The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner, NARS Matte Lipstick in Carthage & Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille Fragrance.
I’m not sure if it’s temporary insanity or the fact that I’m on Project 10 Pan at the moment (perhaps a bit of both?), but I’ve not really been inspired by much in the way of cosmetics lately. There are a few things still lingering on my wishlist that I’ve not gotten around to purchasing as of yet, but nothing new has popped up that I have the urge to buy ASAP. Having said that, there are four products that are still happily sitting at my “Do Want” list right now, and they are:
01: NARS Lipstick in Carthage – I have lusted after this lipstick ever since seeing it on the gorgeous Emma Stone at the Met Gala Ball earlier this year. It’s bright, it’s pink and I need it in my life. (confession: I ordered this on the weekend, oops.) 02: Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille Fragrance – This is my all time favourite fragrance, and my must-have scent for Winter so the fact that I am currently without a bottle is almost a crime. (Almost.)
03: MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick – Keeping on trend with my current obsession with bright coloured lipsticks, this cult and must-have red lipstick is definitely one I have my eye on for future purchase. 04: Deborah Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers Nail Polish – Do I really have to explain this one? I don’t think so. Look how pretty it is!