Okay, I'll admit it, I kind of like Jessica Simpson. I mean, she's not my favorite celebrity or anything, but the girl makes a damn fine shoe and I feel like if we hung out together we'd probably get along really well because of our mutual love for makeup. I might even be holding on to one random chocolate scrub from her now defunct Dessert line because it smells SO good and I just can't bring myself to use it and not have any left. Sad, I know. I also own most of her perfumes, so of course I was going to want to get my hands on the new one, Vintage Bloom, even though I'm not normally in love with floral scents.
I have to say though, after smelling it, I almost think the name is a little misleading because it definitely doesn't seem like a true floral to me. It opens with notes of Calabrese lemon and Caipirinha lime zest and since that's exactly up my fragrance alley, I kind of loved it at first sniff. The mid notes include raspberry bloom, a floral accord and stardust peony, and the base notes are crisp cotton musk and Indian sandalwood. I have to be honest, I kind of thought I would hate this one based on the name and it's turned out to actually be my favorite Jessica Simpson scent so far. It's really light and fruity, but it does have a hint of freshness and warmth to it too. (Also, on a totally shallow note, the bottle's really cute, right?) I would definitely wear this one a lot - it's a nice change from the purely fresh scents I usually wear without being too strong or flowery. Nice work, Jess!
Note: A sample of this product was sent to me by a PR representative working with Vintage Blooms