Friday, October 4, 2013

REVIEW: AURA by Swarovski

It is with such great enthusiasm that I proudly introduce to you the very first fragrance created by the fabulous and distinctive Swarovski! It is appropriately named AURA, which is a perfect name to characterize this dreamy, deliciously fascinating, sensational fragrance! It smells so incredible, amazingly beautiful, you have to read on to learn more about AURA:

{Adapted from the AURA by Swarovski Fact Sheet}

A luminous fragrance that surrounds every woman’s beauty in a dazzling, unique aura.

Aura by Swarovski - the first Swarovski fragrance - allies contemporary fragrance of exceptional quality with the extraordinary raw materials that are the hallmark of France’s long tradition of fine fragrances. It is an incandescent, fruity, floral creation.

At the heart of the fragrance is a prism of energy, a fusion of amber, benzoin, and white musk.

Three pure and noble olfactory vibrations become charged with energy, transforming into more intense, luminous rays of clear light.

A fruity ray – juicy lychee
A floral ray – pure white tuberose
A spicy ray – subtly vibrant pink pepper

The perfumers: Jean-Pierre Bethouart and Olivier Cresp (Firmenich)

Through crystal Swarovski creates an AURA of Light…Aura by Swarovski: a luminescent fragrance.

The starting point: the crystal, cut and faceted with Swarovski’s exclusive know-how, captures light, diffracts it and sheds it in a thousand and one luminous vibrations. The signature scent of Aura by Swarovski is directly inspired by this magic.

At the heart of the fragrance is a prism of energy, a fusion of amber, benzoin, and white musk. Three pure and noble olfactory vibrations become charged with energy, transforming into more intense, luminous rays of clear light.

Gwenaƫl NICOLAS, Designer of the Aura by Swarovski bottle, Curiosity Agency, Japan

I wanted to create an object that is timeless, something which could have been in a palace in Vienna at the beginning of the last century, or could be the focal point in a modern loft in New York, or could be featured in a futuristic movie. This creation had to represent these types of simplicity, of obviousness, as well as a strong character that is unique and immediately recognizable.


The always gracious folks over at Clarins sent me a stunning, I mean breathtakingly gorgeous bottle of AURA Eau de Parfum to review. Upon opening the AURA box, I literally "gasp" when I first saw the magnificent bottle ~ seriously, look at the pictures of it and then multiply your impression times 100 to grasp the immense splendicity of it! There are no words to express or convey the brilliant design of the bottle, you have to behold it to truly appreciate it! But the excitement did not stop there! I had my Mother and 2 girlfriends present with me when I opened the AURA and the real joy happened when we all sprayed ourselves with it!! It was sheer delight and magic! We were ooohing and ahhhhing and in complete frenzy over the glorious fragrance of AURA! A truly enchanting scent, on so many levels!

It is hard to convey and express a scent, because we all experience different emotions and preferences when it comes to our own likes and dislikes when it comes to perfumes and colognes. But my friends, Mom and I were unanimously in agreement that all women will be drawn to this ultra divine fragrance, it is so alluring and pretty, perfectionism at its finest!

The Collection:

Aura by Swarovski 1.0 Fl. Oz. Eau de Parfum - PRICE: $65

Aura by Swarovski 1.7 Fl. Oz. Eau de Parfum - PRICE: $80

Aura by Swarovski 2.6 Fl. Oz. Eau de Parfum - PRICE: $100

Crystal Gloss Jewel No. 1 - PRICE: $75

Crystal Gloss Jewel No. 2 - PRICE: $75

Crystal Touch Jewel - PRICE: $85

Available March 30, 2012 exclusively in Swarovski Boutiques in the US

MY FINAL THOUGHTS: With a mix of fruity, floral and spicy fragrance notes, AURA encompasses all of my favorite scents into one exceptional luxurious couture creation. It is a breeze of fresh air, a wisp of sexiness, a dollop of exoticness and a graceful freshness all in one! That is my description.

The fragrance is described by their creators as an incandescence Chypre, dixit Pierre Aulas, the Olfactive director of the Brand. Aura evokes the idea of crystals in a state of fusion. Lychee melds with tuberose and a ‘prism of energy’ accord blending amber, benzoin and musk, and a lush, woodsy trail.

Women of all ages will immediately fall in love with the scent. It is ageless and timeless, and just as we've all become mesmerized by the Swarovski Crystals, soon all will be equally enticed by AURA, the first fragrance from Swarovski.


This concludes my review.

A very special thank you to CLARINS for providing me with AURA by Swarovski to use for this review.

Disclosure: I received AURA by Swarovski from CLARINS for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ. I am not employed nor affiliated with CLARINS in any manner. Registered & Protected

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