The other day the sweet peeps at African Sales Co sent me a bottle of Christina Aguilera’s newest perfume, Secret Potion, and went all out in regards to the press release. Just take a look at all the shizz it came with:
Naturally, I was thrilled ‘cos a) I’m a slet for free swag and b) I’ve always felt a bit of an affinity with Mevrou Aguilera. Poor girl’s been stepping on my style toes for years now. (Xtina – if you’re reading this, PLEASE invest in a stylist… as much as I love you the whole ‘copying my look’ thing is getting a little old…) Let me illustrate my point…
And here’s moi at the launch of the Petticoat Parlour last year:
Oooh and it doesn’t stop there girls…
…girl sooo got that from me:
Anyhoo, as ASCO had sent me all sorts of glam Christina-style accessories I thought I’d play her at her own game by dressing up just like her to emulate her Secret Potion ad. (Clearly, I have waaay too much time on my hands… viva le retrenchment…)
…and Secret Potion Take 2:
Clearly my ad is like sooo much hotter. I owe all this to my shit hot stylist i.e. my make-up artist friend Tam who curled my air and snapped the pic. (She also applied the falsies, but I’m loath to credit her for that after she glued my right eye shut. If you look carefully, you’ll see its kinda drooping a la Paris Hilton…)
Anyway, let’s get down to talking about the fragrance itself shall we?
Secret Potion is a sweet floriental that celebrates the confidence women feel when they feel beautiful in their own skin. Christina reckons just one spritz will help bring out your ‘secret sexy side’ and act as the finishing touch to any glamorous night time look. The scent opens with fruity top notes like passionfruit and mandarin. It’s heart, however, is all flowers (think jasmin orange flower and white lotus) that rests on a woody, musky amber and tonka bean-infused base.
It also comes with a cutesy little locket that you add to a chain and wear around your neck:
Personally, I find it a bit too sweet for my taste (and that’s despite the fact that I’ve started to appreciate Thierry Mugler’s Angel…) Still, if you like attention-getting juicy fruity florals, it’ll be right up your street. Something about it reminds me a lot of Cacharel’s Amor Amor, but with better staying power; you’ll be able to smell it on your skin even after you shower or bath!
Want to give it a sniff? Look out for Christina Aguilera Secret Potion at selected perfume counters as of the 20th of February. A 15ml bottle will set you back just R170 while the biggest bottle, 100mls, is R475.
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