A Love Letter to Glossier You Solid

DEAR GLOSSIER YOU…

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For a second there I almost wanted to write this post in letter format, but I decided it might be easier to just get to the point and talk about why I love this product so much. When this was first released I was a little skeptical. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a huge perfume fan, its one of those beauty products that I always forget about. It’s also one of those products that I can’t justify spending $100+ on. So when this was first released and had a decent price tag I was intrigued but concerned. What was it going to smell like? Was it going to be to heavy or smell cheap? These were my main concerns at first so I immediately went to the Glossier website to check it out, and heres what I found:

*please be advised that the formula comes incomplete; You are the first ingredient*

Now here is where I was confused, I had never before heard of a perfume that actually reacted to your own scent. I was super intrigued by this and almost bought right there on the spot. But unfortunately I had to be an adult and not spend the extra money at that time so I waited out the hype for a little bit.

With in a month or so I had pretty much forgotten about wanting it so badly, that is until I ran out of my Super Pure and had to immediately place an order. One of the options at check out was a sample of You so I decided I might as well give it a try! And that my friends was were truth love began (okay that might be dramatic….but I seriously love this product).

After receiving the sample I went back and forth with whether or not to buy the full bottle. When Glossier released the solid I knew it was fate that I had to buy it. For only $22 you get a pretty good amount of product and its a great way to try it out for longer before I ultimately break down and buy the full bottle.

So you might be asking yourself at this point, What is so great about this product? well where do I begin?? It basically hits all of my (at the time unknown) requirements for a perfume.

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~It lasts all day, I can smell it even after a long day of work or running around

~it is warm but not heavy, a lot of time warm scents tend to be super over powering on my skin

~and as an added bonus the packaging is amazing, its heavy and fits perfectly in the palm of your hand.

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Lets dive into the longevity of the product first. When I apply this in the morning I am immediately engulfed in its beautiful scent. Through out the day I can continuously smell it whether I am just sitting around working or running around doing errands. I will point out that the scent isn’t as strong in the solid version as it is in the spray but I still find that I can smell it on my skin for the entire day. Some days when I want it to be really intense I will layer the solid over the spray. Its perfect for one of those days where you are going out with friends right after work and you still want to smell good. Also because it is so compact I like to bring it along with me so that if need be I can reapply at anytime (but this rarely needs to be down).

On to my second point, the scent is very cozy and warm through out the day but doesn’t get overwhelming. Sometimes with warm perfumes they can get very heavy on my skin and actually give me a wicked headache. I was so happy to finally find a warm scent that doesn’t do that! Because I suck at actually describing scents I decided to head over to the Glossier website to check out what the base notes were of this perfume.

There are three base notes:
_ambrette: comfy, warm
_ambrox: smooth, salty, animalistic
_musk: long-lasting, addictive

And two top notes that won’t overpower the base:
_iris root: earthy, green, woody
_pink pepper: spice, sparkling

Looking at the description now it is easy for me to see why I love this product so much, it’s a combination of all of the scents that I am drawn to.

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And finally one of the things that swayed my decision on this product a little to much is the beautiful packaging.  When it arrived at my doorstep it came in this beautiful red foam box which I thought was really unique. Then when I finally allowed my self to open the product itself I was amazed at how heavy and luxurious the little pink pebble felt. It fits perfectly into the curve of your hand so that you can slide it open with ease. The weight of the packaging also gives it this sophisticated feel that makes me want to display it for everyone to see. Obviously packaging is something I put a lot of consideration into when purchasing a product so I am always excited when a brand hits it out of the park with something unique and functional at the same time.

Overall I am officially obsessed with all things Glossier You and I will probably end up purchasing the full size spray with my next pay check!

I hope you guys enjoyed my little love note to Glossier You. Let me know if you guys have tried this product out and what your thoughts are.

xo Mel

 

 

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