Event & [PERFUME] Review: CAROLINA HERRERA CH Sublime12:36:00 AM
It's been quite a long time since my last Event report post. I had to decline several events in the last two months due to my tight deadline freelance jobs, and also due to the sad family events in which 2 of my extended family members passed away during the last few weeks - this makes a total of 4 extended family members that has passed away for the last 6 months :( I really hope that there would be no more sad news in the family on the coming months, Amien.
So anyway, this event was one of the event that I could attend, and it was the media release event for the launching of the new Carolina Herrera CH Eau De Parfum Sublime. That's what's the name of the perfume that was stated on the invitation ;)
It was a small intimate event at one of the assembly room in Hotel Mulia, Senayan. And the presentation of the perfume was executed in a very unique way unlike previous perfume launching events that I've attended before.
The Casablanca room at Hotel Mulia was divided into 5 smaller areas that were already converted into "small rooms", each with a distinctive unique design to represent the elements of the perfume.
To start the story, the Carolina Herrera CH Eau De Parfum Sublime woman is the latest fragrance by the designer Caroline Herrera. Inspired by the allure of sophisticated, elegant and sensual woman she set out to discover 5 quintessential female traits that make a woman so irresistible and to capture them in fragrance.
There's the Press Dossier which is a collection of 5 books that brings together a selection of pieces/works that most inspired Carolina when she was identifying the 5 quintessential qualities of the perfume. Each book reveals one of these 5 essential traits that are captured in an essence of the fragrance.
Further on, these 5 essential traits were also represented by the 5 "small rooms/area" on the event that I was describing earlier. The 5 essentials traits are:
Witty - Bergamot
Eternal - Rose
Enigmatic - Orchid
Singular - Passionflower
Attractive - Patchouli and Leather
And here are the 5 rooms that represents the 5 traits:
Can you guess which room represent what traits? ;p
It was such a pretty unique exhibition / presentation which is very interesting for me. The 5 rooms are each very unique, and all the properties in each room were straightly brought down here from the original Carolina Herrera workshop room. How amazing is that?
So each room represent each of the 5 traits. We toured each room while being explained about what each room represents, and each time we enter a room we were also given a sample of the room's coordinated scent (bergamot / patchouli / rose / passionflower / orchid).
|(sample scents given to us every time we enter a room)|
After the fifth room we were then finally entered the final room which serves as the revelation. In the last room we can finally see what the perfume really looks like and what the scent of the perfume smells like, the scent of all of those five essentials combined together.
In this final room is a sitting area in which the representatives told us more about this Carolina Herrera CH Eau De Parfum Sublime woman (pfiuh, that was a long name ;p). We can also see the Press Dossier there, as well as experienced what the perfume really smells like and learn more detailed info about the perfume itself.
And here is the revelation of the perfume:
( I think it's super cute! )
The perfume bottle resemble a tiny purse, with purple color and gold accent. It's also covered with a lavish purple leather and a really cute purple bow with a gold insignia charm. Very sophisticated yet girly. Such a feminine bottle indeed. >> And, did I mention that I like the purple color of the bottle? ^__^
This perfume is the final result of the 5 essential traits combined together. The Bergamot represents the Ingenious side of a woman, and her refined sense of humour. The Rose, with its exquisite aroma and infinite beauty reminds us of eternal Femininity. Captivating and Enigmatic like an Orchid, the woman is irresistible mystery. The Singular presence and beauty of a woman can be perceived in the passion flower. Represented by the patchouli and leather, the Attractive side of the woman is a reflection of her inner world.
This perfume is created for a woman who is sophisticated, feminine, sensual, passionate, and with a sense of humour. Carolina has composed this new essence inspired by the quality and strong character and personality of the Chypre notes, while giving them a new twist.
Chypre-based perfumes have traditionally embodied the ideal of femininity, and this CH Eau De Parfum Sublime is a modern fragrance which reflects modern femininity with a touch of vintage.
CH Eau De Parfum Sublime embodies the magical blend of qualities that only a woman possesses. The fusion of sophistication and sensuality that turns heads on a busy street, stops traffic, or stirs the soul to write, paint, sculpt, photograph, or create a fragrance.
Carolina also noted that: Together, the 5 essentials would blend into an exquisite perfume, and an enchanting compendium on one of the world's greatest secrets: How a woman instinctively knows who she is but keeps the world around her guessing, and admiring her. ->> Awesome quote!
As I told you above, I really really adore the bottle and the whole packaging. I think it really represent femininity, sensuality, sophistication, as well as a little bit of fun. I would proudly display this on my vanity because it is such a very pretty bottle, and the color is a gorgeous purple shade. Very captivating and enigmatic indeed ;)
I also fell in love with the scent when I first sniffed it on the event. To me, it smells elegant yet girly, a very sweet sophisticated scent which is perfect for mature women as well as those in a younger age range (20 something).
I love the patchouli and rose in it. It's sweet but yet very elegant and sensual too. It's not overly sweet or overly floral which I would not like. This one just smells right.
The head note, the heart, as well as the base note, all left a captivating smell which I really adore. The light floral scent also makes this perfume applicable for both day and night use. One of my favorite perfume indeed!
You can get this perfume at big department stores near you. If you love pretty packaging then this bottle is definitely worth to collect ;)
This is an Eau De Parfum so the scent would lasts longer compared to Eau De Toilette. This comes in 2 bottle size options and you can find the price list below:
- CH Eau De Parfum Sublime 50ml is IDR 1.000.000,-
- CH Eau De Parfum Sublime 80ml is IDR 1.260.000,-