If we could even take off on this Flight of Fancy, that is.
I love the look of the stopper of the Anna Sui Flight of Fancy perfume bottle. It would be better of as glass of course. Plastic doesn’t cut it, sorry! But the fanciful stopper looks a little odd against the square block of glass that forms the bottle. Perhaps they were trying to anchor the fancy stopper with the heavy base. Who knows eh? One doesn’t anchor a flight of fancy – one lets go and flies!
So with a name like Flight of Fancy, when I unstoppered the bottle and spritzed on the fragrance by Anna Sui, I expected to be transported into a fanciful world. What I was transported to was a mango orchard.
Kahani and Plue described the scent as lychees. I like the smell of lychees so I was eagerly anticipating that. However, what my nose detected was not lychees but mangoes. Not the cloying sweet scent of over ripe mangoes, but a light fizzy scent of fresh mango ripened in the sun.
You read it right. I smelt a fizzy mango. To my untrained nose, if you blend fresh mango with a fizzy drink like Sprite or 7-Up, you’d get the fragrance of Flight of Fancy. I’m not too far wrong – the top notes are supposed to be yuzu and citrus. I don’t quite get that, just a light fizzy mango scent.
I actually rather liked it 🙂 For all of 2 hours.
Entering the 3rd hour, there was nothing left. Hello? Where did my scent go?
I believe that since the notes are so citrusy and light, it dissipated faster than if it had a heavier muskier scent to anchor it down, like the heavy base of the bottle.
This is the Anna Sui Flight of Fancy – a fanciful scent that is fleeting and light like a fanciful dream. Perhaps nice for a young girl curled up on a chaise longue dreaming of bigger things to come; but for the older me, I prefer something a little stronger and heavier. Perhaps its because I no longer indulge in fleeting flights of fancy 🙂
Anna Sui Flight of Fancy is an Eau de Toilette (EdT) and retails at RM150/30ml, RM205/50ml, RM264/75ml and is also available as a Bath & Shower Gel RM91/200ml and Body Lotion RM95/200ml at Anna Sui counters