Every time I go to Walmart, I see it as kind of a mission. Most of the time I’m in a terrible hurry and I always seem to choose the worst times– usually a Sunday morning after church so there are probably an extra 7,526 people and they are all waiting in MY checkout line. This time I was strategic–I went on a beautiful early Saturday when everyone was watching their kids play soccer, mowing their lawns or gardening.
For this trip I gave myself time to peruse the aisles that DON’T have to do with food, taking care of babies or cleaning the house. I always stop to browse the makeup displays, I know you would be disappointed in me if I didn’t
THIS time though, I discovered an entirely new section of the store –an entire aisle devoted to my next favorite obsession—perfume!! I wasn’t expecting much, mostly those awful knock-off “imitation” scents that smell like raid. That’s why I was totally blown away when I started looking at the brands Walmart is carrying. Designer fragrances like Burberry, Versace, Dolce & Gabanna, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein and DKNY to name a few. These are real designer fragrances, not the “imitation” ones some drugstores sell. I live in a small town and am thrilled that I no longer have to drive 40 miles to get quality designer perfume. Imagine designer fragrances at Walmart prices! This is really exciting!
Jennifer Aniston‘s debut perfume stood out to me and I’ve heard such buzz about it that I decided as a good beauty blogger I was compelled to try it– in the name of research of course. The first thing I noticed was how different the bottle is from most celebrity fragrances. Apparently it was inspired by Jennifer’s love and appreciation of architecture and references the flow of a Frank Gehry building and the fluidity of a cresting wave. It’s very elegant and refined.
Notes: Citrus Grove Accord, Rose Water, Jasmine, Violet, Amazon Lily, Musk, Amber, Sandalwood. Upon first spray, the scent comes on strong in a burst of blooming jasmine and lily and I’m afraid it will overpower me. Soon enough though, the dry down appears and adds warm notes of musk, amber and sandalwood. This is what keeps the fragrance from being too sweet or cloying and adds some sophistication.
Jennifer Aniston is touted as a “beachy” scent but I don’t detect a beach scent at all. To me, beachy scents invoke tropical fruits and flowers; perhaps plumeria or hibiscus. I do get a light and airy jasmine/musk blend that I can smell for several hours. If you like clean, fresh floral scents (that last) with a warm base, Jennifer Aniston Eau de Parfum is for you!
Bottom Line: Jennifer Aniston is just one of the lovely designer fragrances available for a great price at Walmart. I can’t wait to try Dolce & Gabanna The One and Coach Poppy Flower too! Who knew Walmart would become my perfume destination?