I tried this today in my local House of Fraser just after the school run. The bottle cried out, “own me!” so loudly that I nearly got whiplash. Like Snow White with a Bag for Life, I was rendered unable to pass such a beautiful tempting apple.
Luna is intended as the night time opposite to Nina Ricci Nina, which I have reviewed here. Now although Nina isn’t my thing, I love it because my wonderful niece Liz wears it and she is very special to me. I decided to give Luna a chance. I fell headlong for its looks.
On first spray, this is all synthetic citrus: not invigorating like lemon or grapefruit, more like Haribo Party Mix. The pear note burst forth and was rudely dominant, and then the vanilla and caramel poured in and rounded everything off.
In among the vanilla and pear is tiny bit of jasmine, sandalwood and musk, but all was indistinct and vague.
This is a fruity vanilla scent and is neither too strong nor too weak. It’s almost a confused gourmand. Many Fragrantica readers say that it is almost exactly like YSL Manifesto, so if you like that, you’ll like this too.
I can’t dislike Luna as it’s bang on trend right now, but I will politely sit this one out since overly vanilla fruity scents are not my scene, man.
The bottle, though- oh my days, that bottle! Who wouldn’t want a beautiful blue glass apple on their dressing table? With a tiny vapo spray that’s part of a gold apple stalk? It almost nudges Marc Jacobs Decadence off my list of favourites. Throw all the packaging medals at this one, but not too hard, because that beautiful glass is a work of art
I found this in House of Fraser, but it’s widely available. I used a tester (very thoroughly) and opinions are my own.