Hello, and Happy Monday to you !
So, everyone has been talking about something called Shadescents and its all over on the instagram, facebook, blogs, everywhere!
3….2…..1, here we go !
“Fragrance and “MAC Cosmetics” may not be two beauty keywords frequently associated together, but MAC appears to be trying to change that with Shadescents, a range of six fragrances inspired by and named after six of its most iconic Lipstick shades.
Brand fanatics will know that this isn’t actually MAC’s first foray into fragrance! Turquatic, a classic ocean – inspired scent, and the company’s take on floral, Air of style, launched in 2005 and 2007, respectively. However shadescents goes in a completely different direction and is the first range that takes direct inspiration from a makeup product.
This entire collection was launched during the holiday season ( I am already late, I know !!!)
The shadescents collection comes with six perfumes inspired by six of their most iconic lip colors.
They re-launched the lipsticks with special limited-edition packaging in tinted caps to match the lipsticks themselves along with color-coordinated fragrances.
The scents are all EAU DE PARFUMS and they are priced at $57 / AED 295 each for 50ml / 1.7 fl oz. The lipsticks are $17 each / AED 104 for 3g/0.1 oz with special edition packaging.
The six options include
- Heroine (purple, matte),
- Ruby Woo (deep red, retro matte),
- Lady Danger (bright coral red, matte),
- Candy Yum-Yum (bright neon pink,matte),
- Velvet Teddy (neutral nude, matte) and
- Crème d’Nude (pale beige, cremesheen).
Crème d’Nude – The Scent is described as an amber velvet musk which I find accurate.
Velvet Teddy – The scent is described as oriental amber with wild honey and creamy musk. This is definitely a sweet honey like scent with a bit of spice. If you like honey scents this will be right up your alley. The spice notes are prominent giving it a velvety feel.
Candy Yum Yum – The scent is extremely sweet described as fruity floral gourmand with pink guava
Lady Danger – The scent is described as a woody oriental floral with patchouli. It’s very spicy and masculine with a strong incense kind of vibe.
Ruby Woo – The scent is described as a woody floral. This has leather notes that makes it even deeper and more dramatic than Lady Danger.
Heroine – The scent is described as woody leather with a primal feel. It’s the most masculine scent out of the lineup.
Overall a really interesting concept. I do think the creators of this collection managed to capture the lipstick in a scent that made sense. Scents are so personal and everyone has different tastes so I do not think these will be everyone’s cup of tea. My favorite is Ruby Woo but my husband is not a fan of it on me. If you’re near a MAC Store I’d recommend you definitely give these a look. They’re worth checking out and it’s always fun to play at the freestanding stores. If anything I love the special edition packaging of the lip colors – I’m tempted to buy velvet teddy .The color-coordinated caps and black base are so sleek and pretty!