Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Secret Wish description
All of us have a secret side to our personalities. We are born with a younger, more hopeful side that still believes in magic, and endless wishes granted to us by a thankful genie sprung from the cramped prison of a dusty and mysterious bottle. And even though we grow older, and that magic starts to fade a little, there are still the true believers out there who never stop wishing and hoping their wishes come true, and it’s for them that Anna Sui’s Secret Wish was made.
Secret Wish is the captured scent of every youthful dream. It opens with glowing lemon and melon notes that hover like a child’s bedside whisper, before surrendering to a mouth-wateringly sweet tandem of black currant and chunky pineapple. The pineapple is tinged with freshly-cut facets of powdered vanilla, and the black currant is soft, not spiky – offering just enough spice so the sugary fruit notes stay in acidic, fizzy focus. Secret Wish begins with the same sticky, sugary fun that eating fresh fruit with your hands does, with the bright juice drying thick on the edges of your fingers.
This is a perfume that is as simple as a child’s wish: to simply remain in its lemony-pineapple playland for Eternity, with melon-colored clouds scudding by in a warm vanilla sky, without a care in the world. All the citrus notes slowly eddy and swirl into each other without a destination or a need for one, until hours later they suddenly bump into a tall cedar tree and fade away.
Secret Wish gently lowers the wearer back down out of the tropical taffy clouds with woody cedar and sandalwood, like Little Nemo returning to his bed at the end of a long night’s dream. The faint, sweet amber and tangy musk pull at your senses from a distance, making it hard to decide if you’re awake or still gently reclining under a smiling, orange and yellow sun