Freeway of Love
Made exclusively for Luckyscent, to celebrate their 15th anniversary. "The idea was to take the fresh, sugary brightness of orange blossom and sully it with a host of gritty, determinedly non-floral smells from an urban environment, making for a scent with a sexy kick in its tail: think flowers crushed under a rubber-soled sneaker. "
While this description sounds very “busy” (freeway style), after an initial “what the heck is going on here” (in a good way) opening, with what smells like fuel and rubber, a park, and everything but the kitchen sink, it settles into a rather cozy and comforting scent of sugary vanilla, soft florals and citrus on my skin, with a fresh but almost edible quality. But there is a slight earthiness that keeps it from going “too” fresh or gourmand. There is something about this fragrance that reminds me of something from my past. Not sure if it’s another perfume, a place or some type of food, but I immediately am transported into a memory. More of a feeling than any sort of visual. I love this fragrance, it’s one of Sarah McCartney’s best — in my top 5 from 4160Tuesdays.
Notes: mandarin petitgrain, orange blossom, tobacco, rum, brandy, cannabis, woods, vanilla.