It's not often you get a male celebrity launching a female only fragrance, but that's exactly what Michael Bublé has done with his brand new launch, By Invitation.
By Invitation is Michael’s first ever scent and is aimed at creating a fragrance that he both loved and the women in his life would love wearing. It mingles top notes of bergamot, lemon and red fruits; heart notes of lily of the valley, rose, peony and wild jasmine; and base notes of patchouli, vanilla, praline, white amber, musk and cedar wood. It's a warm, oriental floral scent that's not too heavy and doesn't have the overly sweet scent that so many celebrity fragrances can have (yay!).
Michael was heavily involved in the creation of the fragrance, working with leading French perfumer Karine Dubreuil-Sereni. He says that ‘the idea was to create a special ‘invitation’ to fans into my new world of fragrance. I’m inviting women to enjoy a beautiful scent that represents my personal taste and imagination. By Invitation is what I’d call ‘love in a bottle’.
I have to say, I am loving this fragrance. It feels perfect for autumn and winter as the slightly spicy, oriental notes add a warm finish, but the bergamot and red fruits help to keep it nice and light. I’ve worn it as both a day and night scent and it works just as well as either.
The bottle feels very luxurious with its heavy glass and gold details around the top and outside. The pull off cap reminds me a lot of traditional style perfume atomisers, which I love (I still have some of my mum’s). I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the price; a 30ml EDP retails at £29, 50ml £39 and a 100ml £55. It’s more affordable than I thought it would be, but it’s nice to see a scent that’s bridging that gap between traditional celebrity scent and high end luxury.
Whether you’re a Michael Bublé music fan or not, I’d definitely recommend giving By Invitation a try next time you’re near a stockist. And if you’re on the hunt for a gift idea for a Bublé lover, then you DEFINITELY need to add this to your shopping list. They will adore it!
By Invitation is available via Michael Bublé Perfume (online) and The Perfume Shop.
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*written in collaboration with Michael Bublé Perfume