Bill Blass Spring 2007 Ready To Wear collection has made quite a favorable impression on me. If I had to use one word to charecterize it, I’d say Elegance. I’ve always valued elegance and have often bemoaned its absence in today’s fashion trends as well as what I see women wear. Elegance to me is tasteful simplicity. It doesn’t require posh fabrics, fancy hairdos or diamonds. It’s just that – simple and effective, tastefully. Bill Blass fragrance is all about elegance. It caught me by surprise as, to be honest, I was expecting to smell yet another fruity floral (I know, I know, I complain about them enough). Its restrained beauty is very much in line with the Bill Blass spring collection – effortless, graceful, and polished.
Bill Blass renders elegance in a seemingly simple interplay of galbanum, hyacinth, and lily of the valley. Apart from the initial sparkle of neroli, the scent is quite linear and a touch aldehydic. It’s the resurrection of the 70s or their modern interpretation, bringing to mind such scents as Fidji by Guy Laroche, Ivoire by Balmain, Silences by Jacomo. It is the scent of sheer, glossy fabrics and pastel colors. Bill Blass is a perfect scent to welcome spring – its luminous character makes you think happy thoughts. I don’t see myself wearing it yet, simply because I have not developed a strong enough taste for galbanum and hyacinth based scents. I do recommend trying it, however. It might be an instant love for you.
Bill Blass features the notes of neroli, galbanum, green mandarin, white hyacinth, lily of the valley, tuberose, jasmine. It can be purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue.
To illustrate the perfect outfit for Bill Blass, here’s one from their Spring collection:
14 comments February 19th, 2007