Pretty often, a fragrance is based around a gorgeous smell from nature. But sometimes, it’s about a vibe, and listing the ingredients doesn’t capture the magical genie-in-a-bottle experience of being transported somewhere else by a scent. Created by novelist and fragrance critic Chandler Burr, You or Someone Like You smells like early summer in L.A.
It’s minty fresh and breezy, like the scent of eucalyptus rushing in fast through a car window.
It’s got a beautiful-people pale rose thing going on, but it’s a rose that’s had a little work done, it’s almost too perfectly refined, a little like the contrived world of Burr’s book characters.
And there’s a hazy, aquatic quality to the whole thing, a lazy hand dipped into a bright blue pool, dappled by the shade of palm trees, under a wide sky.
Refreshing and super-cool, this is a scent with its shades on.