I grew up with the sounds of Jim Reeves crooning away in the car with my Dad on long trips. For some reason, when I laid eyes on the Lanvin Marry Me! fragrance, I heard the sound of “Distant Drums”. Its an oldie but much much a goodie. If you are of the MTV generation, and have never heard this, I’ve got the song from Youtube below.
I told you about the Lanvin Marry Me! fragrance before and if you view the ad campaign for it which I uploaded in that post, its got nothing to do with Jim Reeves. It is instead a story about young lovers meeting and falling in love, which is all sorts of beautiful. Jim Reeves’ song is more sad.
Somehow, I expected a perfumed called “Marry Me” to be warm and sultry. Instead, I was surprised to find a light fresh scent in the bottle.
There is a nice citrus top note which I swear is grapefruit and which my friend says isn’t but they could be right, because the press release said it was Tunisian bitter orange. I’ll stick to my grapefruit theory 😛
Underlying that light citrus note is a faint floral fruity scent with a hint of jasmine, that comes into its own after about an hour on my skin. Its pretty, light and delicate. A perfume you can easily wear everyday. Its a young sort of perfume.
I’d wear this in the day, on my day off, with a pretty dress and go walking hand in hand in a garden with a loved one in the Summer sun 😉 Or failing that, I’d day dream about it, by wearing this fragrance for the day but always, with a pretty dress. Its a perfume that calls for a pretty dress
You know what the hardest part about wearing this perfume is? Telling people who ask you what perfume you are wearing.
When wearing it, I’ve actually had 2 people ask me what perfume I was wearing. And both times, I had to pause, go “Err.. ermmm” and say “Lanvin, Marry Me”. It was important to say “Lanvin” because one of the persons asking was a guy and it would have just been too awkward 😛
And as promised, here is Jim Reeves with “Distant Drums”
Take a sniff the next time you pass by a fragrance counter. The bottle with the pink bow is eye catching as is the name. And tell me if you don’t feel like going to take a walk with your loved one in a summer garden… while wearing a pretty dress
Lanvin Marry Me! Eau de Parfum spray retails at RM186/30ml, RM263/50ml and RM332/75ml