I remember coming back to Manila after half a year of galivanting in Europe and finding a bottle of the most delicious smelling Anna Sui lotion in my bathroom. Different guests had used my bedroom and bathroom while I was away, and someone had left this behind. I loved the scent and always thought of seeking out the perfume but never got around to it. Well, I also became a Beauty Editor and subsequently got buried in perfume samples so the scent just slipped away from my senses.
Or so I thought. Last Monday, I was at the Duty Free in Heathrow, mulling over the difference of the scent between Sarah Jessica Parker's Lovely and Narciso Rodriguez For Her when I saw the bottle of Anna Sui's Dolly Girl.The smell I so loved came back to me, and just like that I forgot about Lovely and Narciso Rodriguez. I just adore the scent of Dolly Girl. It's very fresh but also sweet and sexy. The topnotes are crisp apple and melon, effervescent bergamot and dash of cinnamon. But the base is a very feminine magnolia and jasmine. It's lighthearted but flirtatious. Best of all, it cost me all of £18. What's not to love?