Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
White Luminous Gold description
Michael Kors White Luminous Gold is a striking, memorable fragrance, and one that will keep your nose returning obsessively to your wrists. The clue to what makes this fragrance so distinctive lies in its name.
The gold part of the equation is the slinky, buttery amber accord that wraps around your body as sensuously as a cat. It features both the light warm glow of burning amber resin and the warm, kitty belly softness of vanilla.
The “white” and the “luminous” parts of the composition also soon click into place. A juicy, dazzling pear note is the white element, exploding through a topnote that feels bright and metallic, like light bouncing off water.
The pear note is what floods the fragrance with a blaze of white light. It smells as sharp and as dangerous as a shot of Pear William poured over shards of ice and metal.
Luminous is exactly the right word to describe the heart of this fragrance. Fans of bright, airy white jasmine will have a field day here, because White Luminous Gold pairs a crisp, clean jasmine petal accord with a hint of spice. The aromatic heat of the spice renders the florals warm and powdery.
What makes White Luminous Gold so special is the way that it slides almost imperceptibly between the fresh, almost biting juiciness of pear (White) to the radiant, spicy cleanliness of white jasmine (Luminous) to the warm, buttery sweetness of amber (Gold), and all without missing a step. It is seamlessly constructed.
The spicy, powdery florals and amber conjure up an elegant retro vibe that wouldn’t be out of place on the glamorous starlets of 1940’s Hollywood. The warmth of the amber plays wonderfully against the shiny sharpness of the pear, their differences allowing us to better see the beauty of each. We can see a young woman with a sense of mischief and elegance pulling off this warm/cool contrast to great effect.