It seems that the ingredient du jour for trendy perfumes is oud. It’s the mysterious bad boy to the fragrance world—John Cusack in Grosse Pointe Blank. It's somewhat masculine, strong, dark, etc. But in terms of both the ‘80s hunk and preferred scents, I’m a subscriber to the Say Anything version: a nice and trustworthy companion that I can rely on time and time again to treat me right. And Fresh’s Pink Jasmine Eau de Parfum has been my Lloyd Dobler since high school.
I’m fond of the feminine fragrance—something light, fresh (no pun intended), and floral without feeling dated. I don’t want to smell like a grandma, but I don’t want to smell like I borrowed my boyfriend’s cologne either—I’m a lady and I want to smell like one. Between the flowery top and middle notes (including freesia, lilac, peony, and jasmine) and the warmer base notes of precious wood and marshmallow (amazing), the perfume is the ideal delicate fragrance fit for a non-geriatric counter-counter culture woman. I’ve probably gone through four bottles in my lifetime—about to spritz my fifth—and any perfume lover should know that that's commitment at its realest.