About two years ago, I came across Terry de Gunzburg perfumes and since then they have remained among my favorite scents ever. First, I absolutely fell in love with the most amazing scent, Lumiere d’Epices, which to me seems like the embodiment of Spring. Then, I discovered the sophisticated floral Parti Pris. And lastly, the playful Bleu Paradis that reminds me of a tropical vacation has successfully landed in my collection. Ever since I have first experienced Terry de Gunzburg perfumes, the sweet and girly Reve Opulent was at the top of my perfume shopping list. And finally, when the Limited Edition set, called “Love Edition”, was launched for 2015 Valentine’s Day, I decided it was time for me to get it. The set is available exclusively at Barneys.
The presentation of Reve Opulent Love Edition Terry de Gunzburg is simply amazing and the set makes a perfect gift. The fuchsia pink box with gold lettering holds two items (the full size (100 ml) bottle of Reve Opulent and a full size fuchsia pink Rouge Terribly lipstick). The heavy glass perfume bottle has the same shape and design as regular Reve Opulent bottle, however the repetitive pattern made of words Love and Amour, that was etched in gold lettering all over the bottle, makes it a unique, limited edition item. According to the brand, this limited edition creation is dedicated to all the romantic women in the world. In this sensual set, the designer tried to unite the two most passionate and carnal expressions of ultimate femininity: the eau de parfum, Reve Opulent and the Rouge Terribly lipstick in vibrant fuchsia pink color.
Launched in 2012, the Reve Opulent scent was created by a group of perfumers from Robertet Grasse: Jacques Fleury, Karine Vinchon, Arthur Le Tourneur d’Ison and Sidonie Lancesseur. The enchanting floral bouquet of Reve Opulent opens with tenacious floral ensemble of Gardenia, Egyptian Jasmin and Indian Sambac Jasmin together with essence of rose and its absolute lingering in the background, all wrapped up in warm and soft Vanilla. The middle notes of Orange Blossom, Mandarin Orange, White Peach and Musk add a delicious girly touch to this scent. The final accord of Ylang Ylang, Turkish Rose, Sri Lanka Cinnamon and Plum round up this perfume adding a touch of feminine sophistication. This is by all means a very beautiful and sensual scent, which I will enjoy wearing and can definitely recommend it to anyone who loves gardenia, sweet floral and sophisticated girly scents.