“Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” – Alice through the looking glass.
Pop singer Kylie Mingoue launched Darling as her first perfume in 2006.
The perfume was created Thierry Wasser.
Here is Kylie with a demure gamine style, her dress colour reflecting that of the perfume bottle, and looking every inch a darling. The launch adverts are fairly simply, one spotlight shines on the bottle, and another on Kylie herself, with a dark background. Her dress resembles a rosebud unfurling, and she strokes her cheek as if to echo that softness.
The box is a shimmering pink, with solid black outlines. The bottle is rainbow tinted, and then a pearlised sheen is over that giving a pretty effect. The lid is solid plastic and chunky in black.
Opening notes: Passion fruit, lychee and freesia.
Middle notes: Lily and boronia.
Base notes: Vanilla, sandalwood and amber.
This opens with sweet fruits, but doesn’t really give any bright impressions. It is kind of one dimensional, smells inexpensive, and never really reaches are great depths. Sadly with this celebrity fragrance, you get what you pay for. I am sure it is fun for fans to wear, and nice for young girls who cannot afford costly scents. This won’t offend anyone.
Suited to: Can be worn for work, college or school. Ideal for a teen’s first perfume.
Rating: Bronze medal, try before you buy.