In Greek Mythology, the Hesperides are nymphs that tend to the blissful garden where the golden apples of immortality grow. Drawing from its inspiration, fresh Hesperides Grapefruit Eau de Parfum bottles an eternally optimistic sentiment.The intended notes include: mandarin, Italian lemon, grapefruit, bergamot, lotus flower, transparent jasmine, rhubarb, musk, and peach. Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit opens with a burst of freshly washed and zested citrus. Sweet grapefruit seems to be the dominant scent. It is closely backed up by candied lemon rind and the juice of mandarin. The combinations of different citrus fruits add more depth than just one alone. The scent is rounded off with a hint of warmth, femininity, and smoothness from the jasmine and musk. Those who like Clinique Happy, will definitely be fans of fresh Hesperides Grapefruit; the two fragrances are similar, but the latter has a bit more sugar and complexity due to the mixed fruits and flowers. Like any top-heavy scent, fresh Hesperides grapefruit does have a relatively short life when worn, however you can take and reapply the rollerball wherever you go.
The fresh Hesperides Grapefruit Rollerball ornament would be a very sweet citrus surprise to pluck off a tree come Christmas morning. Hesperides grapefruit is a crisp and sugary scent that's sure to add a whiff of addictive optimism whenever worn. As an added plus, the holiday version of the protective cardboard packaging is a fun accent that can add some bright color to a purse year-round. Thanks for reading! Have you tried fresh Hesperides Grapefruit? Have you tried any other fresh scents? What are your favorite citrus scents?
P.S. For more Holiday 2012 offerings from fresh, check out my review of the fresh Sugar Addiction mini lip collection (reviewed here).
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.
OHHHHHHHHHH i LOVE FRESH scents !!! ack!! NEED this in my purse!!ReplyDelete
YAY!!! haha, the bright colors definitely make it easy to find and the scent is a definite pick me up in the middle of a sleepy dayDelete
This sounds divine! I am a sucker for anything with bergamot notes...ReplyDelete
Hi Sarah, bergamot is definitely a beautiful note :) I love my citruses too.Delete
I need to check out more products for fresh! I have only tried their lip balm, and I can only imagine how wonderful this must smell!ReplyDelete
Hi Bessie, I share the same sentiment--- I'll have to take a closer look or sniff next time I see a counter :)Delete
Was it just me or was there a Hesperides perfume without the grapefruit component? I was sort of trying to convince myself to like Fresh more than I actually do (everything is so pretty and... well, fresh, lol) but I'm starting to realize a lot of their products don't mesh well with me. Still, the holiday ornaments and rollerballs are adorable.ReplyDelete
I am recently discovering fresh, I already love their foundation and rose primer, also their lipbalm, can't wait to try their scent as well, thank you for this review Dovey :) / ClaireReplyDelete
uh oh. now you definitely made me want this! Shoot!ReplyDelete
That's such a sweet holiday item! I love Hesperides ... I may have to pick this one up!ReplyDelete