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24K Brilliant Gold description
Michael Kors 24K Brilliant Gold proves once again that Michael Kors really is the master of the white floral. The floral notes aren’t listed, but we can tell you that this is a warm, beachy white floral with armfuls of tropical gardenias. In fact, if you put this on and don’t immediately feel that you are in Hawaii and having leis placed around your neck, then see a doctor!
There is a brief hint of orange and pepper in the opening notes, but these register merely as little pin-pricks of something juicy and aromatic to pave our way to those warm, buttery tropical flowers. Wear this and slip into a warm seawater pool whose surface is completely covered with pikake, tiare, jasmine, and gardenia petals. Creamy, tropical bliss in a bottle!
There is a faint saltwater edge to the florals that makes us think there must be some Casablanca lilies in here somewhere. But it’s merely an accent to the main show, which is that nutty, buttery gardenia, with support provided by syrupy, humid jasmine. It’s rich enough to make your head swim, so apply with caution.
Warm, dry woods in the base help the citrus notes up top frame the white florals to perfection. The supporting notes act as buttresses, holding together the building made entirely out of white petals – if they weren’t there, the whole thing might collapse into a pool of salty, nutty yellow butter. Their presence means that our enjoyment of the tropical white flowers lasts all day long.
Yes, 24K Brilliant Gold lives up to its name by being a massive, shimmering thing of beauty that will send shivers of awe up and down your spine. This is no shy, retiring white floral that can be worn politely and in close quarters with others – apply in dabs to remain discreetly scented in your own personal bubble of tropical bliss all day long, but be aware that anything more will act as a mating call! This is some seriously sexy stuff.