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Michael Kors Michael is signature scent worthy. A Big White Floral that smells very natural and expensive, Michael comes pouring out of the bottle like a bombshell blonde ready for her close-up in high heels, a gold lamé dress, and a glossy lip. There’s a dressed-up quality to this fragrance that snaps us to attention.
Tuberose can be powerfully sweet and rubbery – but not here. In Michael, the tuberose is lush, humid, and soft, its natural richness emphasized by a creamy banana note, a slightly salty lily, and a spicy, sourish tamarind note that gives the scent an exotic timbre. Sultry island bliss!
On the skin, Michael is a sensation, melting into your own skin’s scent to form a “your skin but better” kind of aroma – sweet, buttery, musky, but also subtle. Tuberose can often be quite loud, but Michael is no sledgehammer, making it the perfect choice for women who value restraint and good taste. Freesia, iris, and peony in particular are notes that keep the scent feeling fresh, peppery, and slightly powdery.
Yes, although Michael is rich and bold, it deftly manages to avoid heavy sweetness – the equivalent of a flourless chocolate torte that won’t weigh you down. In particular, we love the touches of fresh apricot and peaches that dart through the buttery florals, and the vein of almost green fruity tea that appears later on, all thanks to the Chinese osmanthus flower. A touch of vetiver root adds an earthy, smoky nuance that grounds the scent.
Texture-wise, Michael is buttery and soft, but musky woods and vetiver inject a sense of airiness and light into the composition. Wear it when you simply want to feel like the most beautiful woman in any room.