Celebrity Fragrance Find - Halle Berry Closer

*Under $20 Holiday Gift Pick! 

Halle Berry's new women's fragrance, Closer, smells like a man. 

And guess what? 

That's a GOOD thing in this case... 

Let me explain. 

I'm a women like me who really enjoys men's fragrances (wearing them - and smelling them on men of course). By the way, If you haven't seen it, I'm quoted in this Los Angeles Times article on women who love men's fragrance. (Scroll down the page to read about mine, Colonia, by Acqua Di Parma). 

As far as bottle design, I think Closer is the best one in her series of fragrances, it has a sharper, more modern edge to it, and a bit of a sexy, retro-70's feel, which I love. I also love the ad and package imagery with her medium length hair, slightly opened men's shirt and tie in front of the hunky guy holding her! 

The fragrance has opening notes which are definitely ones used in men's fragrances. Woods, cedar and just a bit of fruit (raspberry) came through for me for the first few minutes after spraying. I loved how light, fresh and still woody/green the scent was. The dry down was a bit softer with the vanilla, mahogany and cashmere musk melding together nicely for me. Closer really gave me the feeling of getting a wonderful hug from a man who smells amazing - hence the perfect name/image choice for this scent. 

This is a scent that doesn't have tremendous staying power on me (about 4-5 hours max), but I enjoyed refreshing it after work and sometimes again before going out for the evening. It's very versatile for office, weekends, a night out. 

Add this to your fragrance collection (or buy for the fragrance lover in your life) for a sexy, fresh unique fragrance that's not floral, fruity or super sweet. - RLB 

P.S. Since these notes are much more masculine in style, of course this would also technically work for the man in your life too. 

Fragrance Notes: raspberry, water lily, ozone fougère accord, violet, mimosa, cedar vanilla bean, mahogany and cashmere musk 

Go--> Halle Berry Closer  Closer available at Target, Sears, Walmart, Kohls and other mass retailers in gift sets and single perfume bottles.

*This product was provided courtesy of Halle Berry Closer PR for reviewing purposes.

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