It’s a good news day!
Good news if you hate Lady Million: I’ve just stopped you wasting your money on this!
Flash “evokes the promise, excitement and high octane atmosphere of going out”. In other words, it’s meant for a younger flashier crowd rather than the kind of tiny crowd I hang around in. Clearly aimed at the late teen/twenty something market, this is keeping in step with current modes and with its glittery box, it will do well, no doubt.
However, it is, like Lady Million, a huge bunch of fake, synthetic white flowers, so synthetic that it borders on sour. Tuberose, Jasmine, Pink Pepper and Strawberry are all listed, but all I get is fake, fake, fake, with a sour, hollow ending.
The biggest shock for me is that the Nose behind this scent is none other than the great Christine Nagel, creator of one of my favourite ever scents: Eau de Cartier. Since I love Eau de Cartier so much, I can forgive her anything. I guess the revered Ms Nagel can certainly turn her hand to current market demands, but current market demands are not to my taste.
In fact, next on my list of FBs is a bottle of Je Reviens, created in 1932 and still going strong. On matters of fragrance, I was born in the wrong decade.