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