A scented love letter. That’s how the new Michael Bublé fragrance, By Invitation, is described.
I must admit I was rather sceptical, as I usually am of celebrity fragrances, but will say outright: I was very pleasantly surprised.
The bottle, a lovely glass circle suspended within a golden ring, with the top being a metal version of an atomiser, is just very elegant and looks amazing on the dressing table. However, I think if it was a real atomiser, it would give this perfume the luxury edge.
Packaging is also clever in the sense it hasn’t got his name all over the bottle; only his initials on the inside of the metal ring. Classy.
Bublé, a self confessed hopeless romantic, is through his perfume, inviting his female fans to experience “love in a bottle”, he says.
That’s a huge claim Michael, but I have to say I can feel the lovable warmth of this floral oriental fragrance.
It has top notes of red fruits and bergamot, while lily of the valley, wild jasmine and spicy inflections of peony are at its heart, on a base of sandalwood-musk and vanillas.
For me, it hits the spot as a deep, elegant and sensual scent, the way I like my perfumes to be. It has the initial allure, it develops well on the skin and it does stick.
Of course, Mr. Bublé is no perfumer and renowned French perfumier Karine Dubreil-Sereni is the expert behind it.
Karine says that there were no restriction to use the finest ingredients to create this dream perfume of his imagination; how he would like a woman to smell.
And the price, in my opinion is excellent for such a quality fragrance. By Invitation by Michael Bublé costs £55, £39 and £29 (100, 50 and 30ml respectively).
There’s also a Luxury Body Lotion (£14, 150ml) and a Shower Gel (£12, 150ml).
It can be purchased from michaelbubleperfume.com and from the 11 September you can get it from The Perfume Shop.