I'm wearing Aqaba
today and remembered that the ever so generous and Queen and protector of all animals
sent me a sample of Jewels of Blu which is part of the new Aqaba Jewels collection.
Described on the site as:For the Eyes of Blu of YouIn Seas of Days Gone ByWith You in Love Am IQueen of Sheba and King SolomonAncient LoveLost in the Sands of AQABA
I was drawn to this one the most because of the notes which are:
Top: Peach, Apricot, Rose de Mai.
Middle: Ylang Ylang and Egyptian Jasmine.
Bottom: Vanilla Bourbon, Patchouli, Tibetian Musk
I think the only fragrances I own which have apricot notes are Floret
and Maybe Baby
, both of which I adore so I was very anxious to try this fragrance.
In all honestly I wasn't crazy about it with the initial spray. It seemed a bit harsh but as it clings to my skin it starts to smell a bit like a sorbet. This fragrance has a bit of a melon note to it, which turns me off a bit but as my skin warms up the note slowly of dissipates.
The floral notes in here are soft and a bit buried under the fruity notes which are further sweetened by the vanilla. The patchouli in here is incredibly beautiful, very soft and very different from other patchoulis.
A very nice fragrance but I think I tested it at the wrong time of the year as this is more of a warm weather fragrance and I think I'd appreciate it much more at that time.
Jewels of Blu retails for $125/3.4 oz.
, $85/1.7 oz.
or $55/1 oz.
The 1.7 oz bottles are also available through B-glowing