I definitely wouldn’t call myself a fragrance snob, as some of my all-time favourites are from high street brands, but I do get a bit funny about celebrity fragrances – in fact I’m like that with all celebrity beauty ranges, there’s just something about them that gets my back up and I can’t really explain it! The original By Invitation fragrance from Michael Buble launched fairly recently and was very well received, so it was quickly followed-up by the By Invitation Rose Gold take, which is a fruity/floral on a spicy/gourmand base. If you’re like me and a bit quick to judge a celebrity fragrance, it’s worth noting that the fragrance was created by Karine Dubreuil, the nose behind almost all L’Occitane fragrances, as well as Gucci’s Envy Me, YSL’s Vice Versa, and a couple of Cavalli scents too.
By Invitation Rose Gold by Michael Buble comes presented in a gorgeously understated bottle, that appears to mimic the original in every way other than colour, which is, of course, a rose gold; they’ve actually got the rose gold colour just right, as I think people can often interpret it into too much of a coppery colour, whereas this one is definitely more pink. The scent itself opens with red fruits, magnolia and pear, which quickly introduce the more floral rose and peony alongside plum. The base notes of cinnamon, praline and vanilla give the scent that lovely, creamy gourmand finish that stops the overall fragrance becoming too sweet or overly floral. It’s a pretty fragrance that’s perfect for everyday wear. I don’t think it’s something I’ll be reaching for too regularly, but that’s mainly because I have soooo many scents that I’m head-over-heels in love with at the mo. If you like a fruity floral that isn’t too overbearing and sits on a very appealing, creamy base, this is a lovely one to try. It’s £55 for 100ml here – link.