Oh what a cute little fragrance this is. A burst of sweetness, a swirl of colour and you’re back to being sixteen again. Not that Love Etc … is an immature fragrance – it is simply a youthful one, lighthearted and fun with a hint of warmth; all the things one is supposed to be at sixteen (apart from angst-ridden, spotty and self involved). Opening with the pleasant tartness of neroli and bergamot, tempered by sweet pear, Love Etc … develops into a floral heart, with lily of the valley (a youthful favourite of mine) the heavier heliotrope and an explosion of jasmine. The dry down is sweet, with a base of vanilla, sandalwood and musk cream – it gives the fragrance its overall weight and warmth. Love Etc … was created by perfumer Dominique Ropion and when you consider his previous fragrances – Armani Code, Givenchy’s Amarige and Calvin Klein’s Euphoria, it’s not hard to see where Love Etc … comes from. The theme of sweet, feminine sensuality – aided by jasmine, creamy musk and vanilla –  is a common one in Ropion’s body of work, and has been given a carefree, colourful spin in Love Etc…

50 mL EDT $37.95

50 mL EDP $53.95