Welcome to BBJ series, Fictitious Fragrance Fans. Fragrance is one of the most difficult areas of beauty to discuss and I find myself trying to convey a scent to you, more often than not, by the pop culture character it embodies to me. So why not make it a thing?
Gals, yesterday I got back from a trip to Washington, D.C. to take in the cherry blossoms courtesy of Escada, in celebration of their new limited edition Cherry in the Air fragrance. The scent is young, fruity and fun thanks to its notes of black cherry and raspberry at the top, marshmallow, coconut and orchid at the heart and base notes of musk, oak and white suede accord. It even comes with a cherry ring charm placed on the cap you can wear as jewelry.
I racked my brain all throughout our luncheon during the launch presentation to come up with exactly the right FFF. I knew it was someone young, fun and a little innocent, but not TOO. First I thought of Daisy Duke, but had to veto her because this is too sophisticated a scent for her. Cosmopolitan.com’s Carly Cardellino suggested an older Eloise (of The Plaza fame), who seemed right in theory, but wasn’t it. I need to feel absolutely certain with the choice for FFFs. It’s vital. My mind drifted to cherry enthusiast Betty Boop, but it’s not quite sexy enough for her. I thought about cherries and characters from movies who seemed to embody a springlike vibe, rocked pink and were perhaps teens or in their early twenties. And then, my whole inner monologue was interrupted by a clip of Grease. Specifically when Marty introduces herself as “Marty Maraschino. You know, like the cherry.” And I was like, Oh, it is ON. This is such a Marty scent. Basically, I had chills. And they were multiplying.
Rizzo may have been the bad girl, and Sandy was too much of a goody goody, even for me. My favorite Pink Lady was always Marty Maraschino. She’s sassy, she successfully chats up celebrity Vince Fontaine at the very pivotal dance contest and who DOESN’T remember when Marty Maraschino unfurls her photo holder of male pen pals in the military? She rocks pink perfectly (another requirement of this FFF) AND she’s even a good friend. She comes up with fantastic beauty solutions on a moment’s notice when Frenchie is trying to numb Sandy’s ear pre-piercing. “Why don’t you let the cold water run and stick her ear under the faucet,” she says, while painting her nails. Marty even pantomimes to Sandy exactly how to put out her cigarette with her stiletto in that moment of cinematic history at the end of the flick. I envision that Marty picked up the scent at a boutique she frequents for pink clothing when skipping class at Rydell High with Rizzo.
Escada Cherry In The Air retails at sephora.com at a price range of $20 for the rollerball to $74 for the larger EDT. Are you going to try this one out? Already hopelessly devoted to it? Tell me about it. Stud.
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