First Impressions, Perfume

Xtina-Mas Perfume Advent Calendar Day 2: Inspire, the Inspired-in-Name-Only One

On the second day of Xtina-mas, Xtina gave to me tuberose, gardenia, the illusion of mango, and  DISAPPOINTMENT. Okay, okay, Inspire is your basic, wearable florals-and-gardenia fragrance, so it’s not that bad, but there’s no denying that the great irony of Christina Aguilera’s 2008 fragrance is that it’s a bit, well, uninspired. As before, though, let’s first have some context, shall…

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First Impressions, Perfume

Xtina-mas Perfume Advent Calendar Day 1: Christina Aguilera, the Pretty Base(ic) One

Well, well, well. Color me surprised like Christina Aguilera colors her lips: aggressively. On the first day of Xtina-mas, Xtina gave to me an unexpectedly fresh and fruity floral with delicate, softly sweetened base. And while I’d love to jump right into Christina Aguilera’s eponymous 2007 perfume, let’s take a moment to add some context, shall we? 2007 was a…

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