Pros: smells really good on my wife, it's light & floral
Cons: none that I can think of - other than it has been discontinued
Get your mind out of the gutter, I'm talking about the lady's perfume called "Nude" by Bill Blass. Not to be confused with Nude perfumes by Bijan or Estee Lauder. When my wife sprays it on herself in the morning, the floral bouquet of Nude seems to linger around the house, and I have to tell you - I like it a lot!
This moderate scent has a life of about six to ten hours per application. It contains contains bergamot, rose, narcissus and is accented with jasmine, ylang-ylang and musk. It's classified as a "flowery" scent and has a recommended age of "mature." Does that mean it can't be work by a teen or 20-something? That's for you to decide.
It's a light floral scent that I like to call, "Scentual" because it really is a sensual and sexy scent. While this particular perfume is designated for "daily casual wear," I can't see why a woman couldn't wear it for a formal situation as well. I don't mind telling you that my wife can wear it all day long and I'm never bothered by the aroma at all.
While "Nude" by Bill Blass has been around since 1990, my wife has been wearing it for about eight years and she says she gets compliments everywhere she goes. The fact that she has been wearing it that long means something - especially if you knew my ultra picky wife. Nude's manual describes the fragrance as, "a striking floral composition" and "creating a mental state of near undress."
Fragrance Notes (Ingredients):
Top notes: Aldehydes, Rosemary and Galbanum
Middle notes: Oakmoss, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Rose and Narcissus
Base notes: Sandalwood, Musk, Orris Root and Vetiver
It's sexy, seductive and alluring... and my wife and I love it! Is there a downside? After 20 years, "Nude" has been discontinued so you'll need to stock up on the reserves at the various fragrance boutiques or e-tailers.
There was an online poll taken about Nude, and one of the questions was when the best season is to wear it. And the results were...
Winter - 18%
Fall - 23%
Summer - 27%
Spring - 32%
The scent is quite intimate with an intensive musk nuance which makes it very scentual. "Nude" was created in 1990 by Polish/Russian Sophia Grojsman. Her resume is quite impressive as the list includes, Yves Saint Laurent Paris, Yves Saint Laurent Yvresse, Calvin Klein Eternity for Women, Lancome Tresor, Perry Ellis 360, Laura Biagotti Sotto Voce, Sun Moon Stars Karl Lagerfeld, Elizabeth Taylor Black Pearls, Boucheron Jaipur, Prescriptives Calyx, Estee Lauder White Linen, Vanderbilt and Bill Blass Nude. Her latest fragrance is S-Perfume 100% Love.
When asked about how she creates a new fragrance, her reply was, “I usually create the main accord with only 4-7 ingredients, which give the character of this accord. This is the core and then I can take it in whatever direction I choose. It is like drawing a flower—at first, you draw a heart and then you start by painting petals.”
Stay fragrant, my friends