I’m a good shopper, except when it comes to finding a new perfume. I have the hardest time finding a scent that’s fresh and not too sweet but still girly. This is why I wore Cool Water by Davidoff for a solid 10 years; nothing else seemed as good on my skin.
For the last few years, I’ve worn perfumes that I’ve bought and that were given to me, but none have been amazing. And I can’t go back to Cool Water, because wearing the same scent for a decade was pushing it. Time to move on! Grow up! Smell different!
On Monday, I meandered over to Murale on Stephen Avenue to solve this scent dilemma. I told the woman helping me about my mild obsession with Cool Water, a fragrance she described as “clean” and “flirty.” Yes, that sounded about right. Knowing what I was after, she suggested I try a D&G fragrance called 3 L’Imperatrice.
Here’s how the Sephora website describes the perfume:
“3 L’Imperatrice is a confident, charismatic, boundary-shattering blend with a top of rhubarb, kiwi accord, and red currant; a heart of pink cyclamen, watermelon, and jasmine; and a base of musk, sandalwood, and grapefruit wood. The impression channels a successful, compelling character that is neither male, nor female, nor unisex, moving with dynamism to the free, edgy style that marks the D&G fashion empire.”
Here’s how I describe it: nice.
Okay, here’s a bit more: at first sniff, it seemed clean, feminine and not overly strong. I tested some others and, in the end, decided to give 3 L’Imperatrice a try.
Now that I’ve worn it for a couple of days, I find it comes off a touch more fruity than I’d planned on, but I’m liking it more and more. Besides, I don’t expect my Cool Water habit to be broken overnight.