Fragrance Week! SJP NYC

Ok, so I know it’s Wednesday so Fragrance Week is coming a little bit late in the day but that’s just tough luck. I have a bunch of new perfumes I love and you’re just going to have to sit there and listen. Ha. No! Don’t go! Sorry. Thanks. Now, where was I? Oh yeah, Fragrance (half) Week.

Now that I’m over my Sex and the City 2 shock (check out my review in this week’s Grazia, no, really. Someone cares what I think, sniff) I feel that I can fairly judge SJP’s newest venture into the world of fragrance, SJP NYC. According to Ms Parker, this scent was supposed to have ‘a sense of fun and whimsy’ and according to the press release that accompanied it, it was inspired by our beloved Carrie Bradshaw walking for her favourite New York streets. Happily, I am pleased to report that it is far more Sex and the City seasons one through six than SATC: The Movie Years. Against all the odds, I LOVE this.


I’m not sure what I was trying to achieve with this picture. It is a New York city skyline but yeah, the perfume is perched on a cardboard box. I never said I was a photographer.

Mummy BeautyMecca was given SJP’s Lovely scent for Christmas a couple of years ago and we did not get along (not me and Mummy BeautyMecca, we get along famously. Ish. Most of the time. Now I live in another country.) too sweet and cloying for me, but this bad boy is something altogether different. It’s a fruity floral, as is my preference, but it dries down into something altogether rounder and richer and almost hot. I’m not a perfume expert so I’m not going to pretend to understand the notes but it reminds me of summer holidays when I was wee and wandering around markets in Spain in the midsummer sun.

I can’t say I’m totally bowled over by the packaging but given that my favourite is the Coco Mademoiselle Chanel eau de parfum bottle, you can probably tell I’m a little more low key in my design aesthetics. And I’m devastated that the solid scent is hidden this cuff as it’s just something I wouldn’t wear. I’m not big with the wrist adornment but I’m huge with solid scents. Mummy BeautyMecca maybe. And I think she’ll love this scent too so I’ll be picking up a bottle to go on her birthday present pile.

So I’ll be happily stashing this away in my handbag for summer spritzes, while I waltz around New York City, pretending to be Carrie Bradshaw (seasons one through six).

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  1. I got a sample of SJP’s NYC just as the SATC2 film came out and love love loved it — it’s one of the best perfumes I’ve had in ages 🙂 xx

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