Friday, 27 January 2012

Fragrance Friday: L.I.L.Y by Stella McCartney


Stella McCartney’s latest fragrance L.I.L.Y had it’s worldwide launch in Selfridges yesterday. I absolutely love the thought behind the fragrance, created to represent Spring.

The packaging is very unique: an oval bottle held inside a metal square with an angular, mixed metal cap. I especially love the name, which was taken from Paul McCartney’s nickname for his late wife Linda… L.I.L.Y stands for “Linda I Love You”



The heart note is Lily of the Valley (hence the name is so fitting) with a subtle hint of Truffle and a warm base of Oak Moss. It sounds lovely, warm and light.

I am a fan of Stella McCartney’s Original fragrance ‘Stella’ (especially the ‘Sheer’ version) and I wanted to like this fragrance so badly, but I just don’t. To me it’s an overpowering floral that smells of grannies and dries down to a nauseatingly floral concoction that seems to betray the sentiment behind the marketing.

If you like florals you might like this, but for me? It’s far too overpowering.

Oh, and the staying power is pretty good (on this occasion, not good thing!)

L.I.L.Y Eau de Parfum is available now, in 30ml, 50ml and 75ml sizes.
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26 comments

  1. This sounds lovely xxx

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  2. The names sooo cute! I'm not too much of a floral fragrance fan, I like the bottle thou! x

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  3. I hear all Stella McCartney perfumes are amazing, I need to someday give at least one of them a try!

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  4. Hi,

    I did a blog post about about this last week, check it out.

    http://allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.com/2012/01/stella-mccartney-lily-new-fragrance.html

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  5. Love the bottle!
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  6. I love the bottle. Very unique and unusual looking which I love

    x

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  7. I'm not a huge fan of florals, yet the bottle is stunning!
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  8. Not a big fan of floral but the bottle is beautiful!
    And the reason for the name is so sweet aww
    Thanks for sharing Fleur!
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  9. Always a fan of Stella McCartney's designs and the bottle's so exception! Will have to go and give it a good sniff.

    Also, I'm having a HUGE blog sale at the mo with brands like Bobbi Brown, Stila and Lush. Prices start from £1.

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  10. Unique bottle design. It stands out from other perfumes on the market. Will have to try it for myself, though, since I'm very picky with perfumes. :)
    nena.

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  11. Such a beautiful bottle and the L.I.L.Y meaning is so cute!


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  12. haha 'smells of grannies', love that you just said it as it is. I love Stella and Stella Sheer too and I hate overly floral scents so it doesn't sound like I'll like this. Will still give a sniff though!!

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  13. I'll have to try this but I sure it won't replace my fave Flowerbomb!
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  14. I love the bottle!

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  15. I love the bottle! And the name is really sweet xx

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  16. Lovely bottle. Can't wait to try this. I really liked Stella so have high hopes for this one.

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  17. That looks great :)

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  18. The bottle's gorgeous but I'm not sure the scent would be for me....

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  19. The name is so sweet! whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.com x

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  20. I love the bottle, it looks gorgeous! The name is lovely too.

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    xo

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  21. ahahahahaha smells of grannies! :p
    thx for the heads up x

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  22. The bottle is so unique and the sentiment behind the name is wonderful; its such a shame that the scent isn't up to par with Stella's 'Stella' :(!

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  23. the bottles cute xx

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  24. The bottle is lovely, shame about the smell! x

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  25. The Bottle is truly a work of art :)

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