This week you are going to pelted with mermaid-related posts, specifically Ariel Collection posts! The entire collection was released last week and I snatched up everything I wanted so fast, it was insane! Some part of me thought that if I didn't get the things I wanted within a matter of seconds that it'd all sell out. Originally I wasn't planning on buying the rollerball perfume, just because I didn't know what it would smell like, but the packaging was too gorgeous to pass up! I figured if anything I would return it because Sephora has an amazing return policy. No need for that, as it turns out! When I opened the packaging (which is as intricately detailed as the Storylook Palette packaging, review can be found here) and pulled out the small bottle I was in awe. The rollerball bottle is like any standard rollerball. It's made of glass and made to look frosted with blue. The glass feels rubberized, sort of reminiscent of NARS packaging, and I love that feeling so it was quickly racking up points! On the bottle, painted in silver, is a delicate filigree sort of design. I'm not exactly sure if it's meant to look like seaweed or not, but that's what I'm going to pretend it is, haha. On one side (do cylindrical bottles have sides?!) it says 'true love is beyond words' which, this is going to sound like cheese on a stick, but makes my heart flutter every time I read it.
So after I stopped oggling the packaging it was time to take a whiff. In those mere seconds of opening the cap and applying it to me wrist I was having an internal debate on wether or not I'd still keep it if I didn't particularly like it. Suffice to say, I love the scent! It's me wrapped up in frosted glass. I feel like you guys will just think I'm going ga-ga over it because it's Ariel and mermaids and yeah, which is okay, but it's seriously such a gorgeous scent. My sister hates it, but I really love it. Sephora's website says that the notes are "Bergamot, Wet Cucumber, Ozonic Accord, Water Notes, Wild Lilac, Starfruit, White Musk, Sandalwood, Ambergris. " It's described as "Alluring. Romantic. Confident". It's a floral scent but not overly floral like you'd imagine when hearing 'floral'. It's quite soft and makes me think of the beach at dusk or dew on grass. How those are remotely related, I don't know, but I'm trying to give you a feel of it since no one has created smell-o-vision just yet! It starts off quite strong on the skin and then fades into a very light and airy scent in about 4 hours. For $19, I'm absolutely in love. If I finish the rollerball and the perfume is still being sold, I might just buy the big bottle! Luckily, the perfumes never sell as quickly as the palette's and compact so it's up on the Sephora's website and should be in stores in the first week of August (or so I was told!) if I've managed to tickle your fancy ;)