I stumbled across Intimately Beckham in my local chemist today- it was on special offer and there was a tester at the till. Otherwise I probably wouldn’t have sought this out. I had a few squirts on skin, and one on the coat sleeve for good measure (my coat sleeves always smell great even if I say so myself).
A little while later I found myself sniffing my wrist admiringly and thinking “Hmm. £9.99 eh? Not bad at all” And it really is rather good. Intimately Beckham is a light, pretty and feminine floral fragrance that manages to dodge several clichés.
It opens with refreshing bergamot and white flowers and beds down into freesia and roses. The white flowers (including tuberose) are present but not in the foreground, making this a lightweight in a good way. In fact I would say the emphasis is on the rose. The base note holds its own and for a scent in this price range I was relieved to find that the finish doesn’t all cheap on me, and most refreshingly of all- no vanilla overkill.
Now vanilla in small soupcons ain’t half bad, especially in Orientals, but in my opinion, many modern launches have been bludgeoned to bits by a sledgehammer of synthetic vanilla and this has brought me to the brink of dislike. I am therefore delighted to find no vanilla overkill and no candyfloss or cupcakes or red fruit in Intimately Beckham For Her.
As a light, everyday floral that passes the commuter test and the office test, I recommend Intimately Beckham wholeheartedly for the bargain price of 9.95 on allbeauty.com or even more cheaply on Amazon UK. In the USA and Canada you can get this on Amazon.com.
PS Just one more thing, as Colombo would say. The use of the word Intimately should not be used in fragrance as it smacks of euphemistic feminine hygiene products. Apart from that, it’s all good. As you were. Don’t mind me.