I’d say I have about 8 fragrances that I absolutely LOVE. They are my go-to scents and I never tire of them. Sisley Eau Tropicale (R1700 for a 100ml EDT) is one. It launched two years ago, and I instantly fell in love with its elegant blend of citrus, florals and musk. The atmosphere of a tropical rain forest after a downpour is the inspiration behind this scent, and one really gets that hit of freshness from Eau Tropicale.
Now, because I love this scent so very much (and I use it sparingly), I try reserve it for use only during the spring and summer months. And it really is such a lovely warm weather scent.
Eau Tropicale opens with exotic floral accords of frangipani, hibiscus and passion flower and spicy hints of ginger and bergamot. Heart notes of tuberose, Turkish Rose and violet leaf really become evident after about 20 minutes, but you can still smell hints of the frangipani. The dry down is warm and sensual with sexy patchouli and comforting cedar wood.
I adore the zesty, fruity tropical top notes that work so, so well with the bold floral accord in the opening. While there is a hint of sweetness, it’s not cloying at all – I think this is due to the spicy ginger note. Usually I despise any sweet notes in a scent, but with Eau Tropicale, they just work.
As the fragrance develops, the alluring tuberose notes starts coming through – but it’s really light and is softened with Turkish rose and delicate violet leaf.
This is a scent that will work for any occasion – day or evening, work or play. It’s light, sexy, chic and not overpowering. It’s a sure bet if you’re looking to gift a special someone in your life with fragrance.
I’ve got one 100ml bottle to give away, valued at R1700. To enter, leave a comment below this post, in the comments section, telling me why you want to win this scent. Please ensure you include your e-mail address (only I can see it), so I can contact you, should you be the winner. I’ll announce the winner next week Thursday 2 February.