2017 Holiday Fragrance Gift Pick - KKW Crystal Gardenia Citrus

KKW Crystal Gardenia Citrus
KKW Crystal Gardenia Citrus 

Reality Star- turned beauty mogul Kim Kardashian is probably most well known for her makeup contouring and highlighting skills.  Now she's also dipping her toe into the fragrance world with her own independent fragrance, KKW Crystal Gardenia Citrus which launched just in time for 2017 Holiday season.

I was very pleased with Kim's first solo perfume.  KKW Crystal Gardenia Citrus is classified as a Floral Woody Musk.  Overall, it's a tarte and slightly sweet with balanced floral notes drying down to a warm, fresh, soap-y feel.

KKW Crystal Gardenia Citrus

It's has a dewy, fresh and a true floral feel, with the perfect amount of citrus to round it out. For me, this is a perfect sunny/warm weather scent and I could see myself wearing this even more in the summer.   

On my skin the florals, the Tuberose, in particular, really stood out and warmed up very fast, but the Orange, Lemon and Pink Pepper created the perfect balance to keep it fresh and clean for me throughout the day. 

The longevity on my skin was very good (over 6+ hours) and the projection was average. I got many compliments from men and women on this scent, (which is always another good sign for me).

Most importantly, this fragrance avoids any artificial or synthetic notes, which can be common among Celebrity Scents.  Kim thought this Crystal Gardenia fragrance release out very well. Note: There are also two other versions: Crystal Gardenia and Crystal Gardenia Oud (shown, above).

KKW Crystal Gardenia Citrus
If you're thinking about treating yourself or gifting KKW Crystal Gardenia Citrus, the packaging is lovely.  The crystal shaped bottle has been created so that it gives an authentic feel, and in box was a small envelope of real light pink Rose Quartz Crystals in the same shape as the bottle, along with a small card listing their healing properties which make a great keep sake or small gift for friends.(I actually have been a longtime fan of the Rose Quartz stone!).

Even if you're not a Kardashian fan or a buyer of "celebrity scents", if you love fragrance, this is a very well done, clean floral/citrus fragrance that will stay with you.

There are two sizes, both priced reasonably under $50. This is a limited release, and Kim has indicated she will release completely different scents in the future, so get this one while you can! - RLB

Purchase: KKW Crystal Gardenia Citrus 

Fragrance Notes:
Top Notes: Orange Oil Pomelo, Lemon, Passionfruit, Pink Pepper
Middle Notes: Gardenia, Tiare Flower and Tuberose
Base Notes: Musk, White Cedar extract, Amber, Australian Sandalwood

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