UR for Women ~ a fruity floral with peach nectar, white freesia, osmanthus, jasmine, honeysuckle, pink peonies, soft woods…
Usher will be making a personal appearance at Macy's Herald Square in conjunction with the release of his new fragrances, Usher She & Usher He. The event takes place this Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 pm:
Be one of the first 250 people to purchase USHER's men's or women's fragrance gift set for $91 and we'll take your picture with Usher (one photo per purchase). The first 75 people to purchase USHER's exclusive men's or women's VIP fragrance gift set for $146 will join USHER at a private reception (one person per purchase) at Macy's! For more information , call 212-494-4566.
Or..."meet Jane Hendler, the artisan parfumeur behind Ajne", at the beauty department at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Thursday, September 27-Saturday, September 29, 12-4 pm. (Usher news via AM New York, Ajne news via Bergdorf Goodman, with thanks to Jessica for passing along both items!)
Last week I sat down to try Usher She and Sean John Unforgivable Woman. She went on one arm; Unforgivable Woman on the other. Within an hour I’d forgotten which was which and had to put them on again, but pretty soon I forgot all over again. It isn’t that they smell exactly the same, but they feel the same, that is, it is pretty clear that they’re reaching for the same audience.
So, a face-off. First, the facts. Usher She is designated for “a woman of mystery and confidence”, and was created by perfumers Honorine Blanc and Richard Herpin. The notes: red currant, pink freesia, apple blossom, frangipani, apricot nectar, jasmine, passion rose, amber wood, musk, cashmere wood, vanilla orchid and incense. Sean John Unforgivable Woman is a “sensual, creamy floral” by perfumer David Apel, with notes of bergamot, orange, neroli, cassis, grapefruit, apple, cucumber, piña colada, orange flower, jasmine, violet, muguet, freesia, cyclamen, amber, tonka beans, coco de mer, vanilla tears, cedar, sandalwood, oak moss, patchouli, vetiver and iris.
Freshly applied: Usher She is juicy and fruity and sweet, with just a touch of tartness. It has a slightly creamy feel right from the outset. Unforgivable Woman is also fruity and juicy, but it is not nearly as sweet, and it has a nice warmth to it…