Friday, 1 August 2014

First impressions: Glowing EDP by Jennifer Lopez...

Glowing is such a clean fragrance. That’s what I’ve always been about. I like soapy, clean smells. This is a very woodsy scent. So it’s not exactly what I created 10 years ago — it’s the evolution of that. At the essence, it’s still natural, earthy, clean and real, but a little different side of that. It’s the woodsy side of it, which I think is kind of New York-y, darker and sexier”  --- Jennifer Lopez

The floral - woody - ambery composition is created by Calice Becker and Caroline Sabas of Givaudan. The top notes are fresh due to bergamot, mandarin and cypress. The heart includes accords of orange blossom, lily of the valley and cassia flower. Woody notes of sandalwood, vetiver and patchouli in the base are fused with tones of cashmere musk, vanilla and sultan amber. Lopez explained the slightly lavender color of the fragrant liquid by the fact that the fragrance contains a trace of violet in it.
The advertising campaign was shot by Solve Sundsbø. The fragrance is available as 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum with 200 ml body lotion. Atomizers of the 50 and 75 ml bottles light up for 15 seconds after pressing.

I do understand why the makers of Glowing are holding it up as a "evolution of Glow" - both fragrances are what I'd describe as fresh & clean - but don't confuse that as meaning that the two fragrances are going to be the same. They aren't - Glow is bolder and is 'clean' as in meaning soapy, whereas Glowing is closer to the skin and is 'clean' as in meaning uncluttered.

Glowing is great for when I don't want to wear overwhelmingly sweet, spicy, smoky or powerful floral perfume, but still want to wear a nicely structured, long lasting fragrance. Glowing avoids the fruit punch aspects that are common in the J.Lo perfumes so comes of as more adult in comparison, and makes me feel more put-together and polished but not overdone.

As far as I'm aware you can't buy Forever Glowing in-store in the UK, but Amazon sells the 30ml and 50ml bottles, as well as the body lotion;

Body Lotion [150ml] - £7.99

30ml Eau De Parfum Spray - £8.00
50ml Eau De Parfum Spray - £12.45

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