If there’s one thing I love more than perfume, its a newly launched perfume that I’ve been delighted to have an early sniff at! Such was the case with the NEW Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Blue for Women EDP that’s just come out at the end of July.
I’ve been wearing this charismatically woody, fruity scent frequently over the last month and have been equally as impressed with it as I was its predecessor, First Instinct, which was launched last year.
You might remember my review in this post. If not, give it a read as its another beautiful scent from the brand that really took me by surprise! I say that because I was expecting the first scent to be either too fresh and sporty or overtly sweet and sickly but it wasn’t at all and neither is the second release. These are seriously fragrances that you need to check out!
The concept behind the NEW Abercrombie & Fitch fragrance is really beautiful; First Instinct Blue Women captures the brilliant personality of those who know how to make their dreams come true. Those kinds of women really need to have a steely determination and positive outlook on life; they have a vibrancy about them and an ability to always see the blue in the sky, no matter what life throws at them. Just like the Abercrombie & Fitch woman, this is the persona of a spirited and bright gal with a beautiful energy to live for the moment and always embrace her First Instinct. Quite romantic really!
The concept of the fragrance is reflected beautifully in the scent itself. The perfumer who created the scent, Gabriela Chelariu, drew inspiration from the essence of the Abercrombie & Fitch brand, whose name conjured up ideas of the adventure that is to be found in the outdoors along with the morning blue skies and waters. This translated into an effortlessly feminine and naturally fresh fragrance that expresses a woman’s lust for life in a way that is modern and timeless.
First Instinct Blue for Women is a layered fragrance of contrasts, playing the shimmering accord of sea salted air and fruits with a sensual trail of sandalwood. This scent has a fresh opening with top notes of salted sea air, crisp bergamot and blackberries and a velvety, warm and feminine heart of jasmine, peonies and apricot. The alluring trail follows with a woody and creamy base featuring notes of patchouli, vanilla and sandalwood.
While the scent as a whole isn’t incredibly long lasting, the base does linger which I love; that creamy, woody base gets me every time I spray it; I just can’t get enough!
One of the things that I really love about Abercrombie & Fitch female fragrances are the way that they take hints of fresh and fruity but create a scent that has warmth, depth and a creaminess to it which takes it from being a scent that wouldn’t generally be for me and makes it something that I want to wear daily.
For me, this scent is ideal for daytime wear when I’m out at work, shopping or catching up with my friends. I generally prefer something heavier and more sensual and strong in the evenings but I think those who don’t think the same would find this scent ideal for both day and night.
Just like the packaging of the original First Instinct fragrance that combined feminine characteristics with masculinity, Blue has a multi-sensorial bottle that curls up in the hand and is free from sharply defined edges with a solid sense of individuality about it, as though each one were bespoke and different to the other. Coordinating with its namesake, Blue is in a fresh and shimmering light blue with a shiny silver cap and a metal plaque etched with the Abercrombie & Fitch logo on the front.
The Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Blue for Women EDP is available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml bottles, nationwide now!
If you’re looking for an online stockist, check out Boots, Debenhams, Fragrance Direct, Escentual and The Fragrance Shop where you’ll usually find some fabulous discounts and/or gifts with purchase too!
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How does this scent sound to you? Which fragrance notes are your fave?