If you love fragrances, whether it'd be for the bottles or for the scent, you can understand how hard it is to choose JUST ONE sometimes especially when there is a collection to be had! What I love about So...Fragrance? is that you can indeed have them all because of how incredibly affordable the fragrances are. I found a few favourites in my previous reviews, but with the release of the new So...? Couture range I may have to make room amongst my 80 displayed fragrance bottles for: So...Paris?* (50mL/$9.99 CDN each), So...London?*, So...NYC?* and So...Rio?*
Each ombred bottle is emblazoned with an iconic symbol of each city and what do you think of when you think of New York? The Statue of Liberty! So...? NYC was the sweetest of the quartet with top notes of lychee and peach, followed by a floral heart middle note and a patchouli and praline base. What was interesting about So...? NYC was that at the beginning I didn't think I would enjoy how sweet the scent was, but the dry down is just perfect. Lasting an impressive 6 hours on my skin, I could really pick up on the floral and praline once the top notes dissapated.
This was my favourite scent of the group! London is the home of the great bell clock, Big Ben which is what we see on the red ombred bottle of So...London? Fruity at the beginning like So...NYC?, with top notes of grapefruit, mandarin and apricot, but then dries down to something more musky with base notes of sandalwood, vanilla and musk. This fragrance wore beautifully from begnning to end.
So...? Paris was probably my least liked scent because of its powdery finish. In a way it IS very classically French, but I can't jump on board with it at this point in my life. The top notes are rose and plum with underlying notes of vetyver and patchouli. The bottle colour was my favourite though.
So...? Rio was actually the first scent I tried on because it just LOOKED like a party in a bottle. Immediately, when I detected a tartness to this fragance which I found out later was because of top notes of pineapple, mango and melon and a base of hibiscus. I do feel like the sun has to be shining for me to wear this as it is quite reminiscent of summer weather.
Final verdict: This new range of fragrances has much more depth that the previous So...Fragrances? I have tried. All four scents are quite different from each other and smell a bit more mature than the classic So...? scents. Though these were full sizes, there are currently some uber cute gift sets at Shoppers with the So...Couture? EDTs so if you are looking for some stocking stuffers at a reasonable price, grab a set! My recommendations are So...London? and So...NYC?!
So...Fragrance? is found at Shoppers Drug Mart and Wal-Mart