Wednesday, December 9, 2009

"Pretty woman, walkin' down the street..."

"Pretty woman, the kind I like to meet, pretty woman...
I don't believe you, you're not the truth
No one could look as good as you...Mercy!" ~Roy Orbison

Can you believe it's been 20 years since Pretty Woman was released? Never have patent black thigh-high boots, a mini-skirt, and a midriff baring top looked as good as they did on Julia Roberts. How many of us wanted to be her (before we realized what exactly it was that she did for a living!) and get swept off our feet by a millionaire businessman that looked like Richard Gere? I know I certainly did.

And, let's be real here, who didn't want to take someone else's credit card to Rodeo Drive and have all the salespeople at their beck and call? Gah... How awesome would that be? Le sigh. I guess it's just not meant to be... Unless somebody wants to volunteer their card? No? Not so much? Alright. Moving on.

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the modern day fairytale, the lovely widow of Roy Orbison (singer and composer of the movie's title song), Barbara, is releasing a new fragrance of the same name. Pretty Woman Perfume sounds like a scent right up my alley.

Here's the note description: A crisp, luminous bergamot top note reveals a complex melody of floras, spices and woods. Its crisp, luminous bergamot top note evolves to reveal a full, vivacious middle note accord of stargazer lily, red rose and carnation. The base note combines fresh amber, patchouli, vanilla, atlas cedar and sacred incense.

Okay, so as I've mentioned more than once before... I know nothing about notes. I don't really understand the whole changing scent idea... All I know is whether I like a fragrance or not and I'm really interested in trying this one.

From what I've heard the lasting power on this one is pretty awesome, too. One of my biggest pet peeves is when I put on perfume and a few hours later I can't smell it on myself at all. I know the most likely reason for this is that I have gotten used to the scent and just don't notice it anymore, but I usually just assume that it has worn off and then I'm really annoyed. Supposedly that's not the case with this fragrance and that's definitely a huge plus for me.

Also, for anyone who lives close enough to New York City to take a quick trip this weekend there will be a special event at Henri Bendel - a little place I like to call the Makeup Mecca. I could seriously spend hours upon hours in this store!

Here are the event details:

Henri Bendel Trunk Show in NYC featuring Pretty Woman Perfume

Henri Bendel
712 Fifth Ave (between 55th & 56th)
New York, NY 10019

Event Times:
Friday, 12/10: 10 AM - 8 PM (Barbara Orbison will be there to personally introduce the fragrance!)
Saturday, 12/11: 10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday, 12/12: 11 AM - 7 PM
Monday, 12/13: 10 AM - 8 PM

I'm going to try to make it down there either Friday, so I can meet Barbara, or Saturday so if you happen to head down there give me a shout! Or if you head down yourself on any of the other days let me know how it goes - I always love hearing your reviews!

P.S. Was anybody else ever annoyed by the fact that Julia's outfit on the movie poster was a different color than the one she wore in the movie? I can't be the only one bothered by this...??

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