Giving perfume is a tricky business, unless you happen to know the preferred brand of your target. But for those brave enough to take a risk (or looking to fill a gift basket) Mary Kay’s ‘Thinking of You’ is a good compromise.
The perfume comes in an attractive and understated rounded bottle that fits smoothly in the hand. The fragrance comes out punching from the bottle — it’s very strong. But no fear for those of us who shy away from strong scents. The perfume lingers in the location it’s sprayed, but doesn’t cling as fiercely to the body. Instead, you get a pleasant scent that trails lightly after you.
Mary Kay suggests the presence of a lot of fruity notes (mandarin, white peach, and plum), however I mostly smelled the lower notes — vanilla and musk, and lily of the valley. These smells are pleasant winter scents and Mary Kay does them richly. So if you know a vanilla girl, this perfume will be right up her alley.
At $30 for a 1 oz bottle, it’s a bit expensive for a ‘just because’ gift, and a little pricey for me to want to take a risk. These drawbacks are countered by the attractive packaging, which includes a place for a personalized note, and a keepsake charm the recipient could add to a bracelet or necklace. So if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a perfume-wearing friend — or yourself — call up your local Mary Kay representative and give it a whiff for yourself.
The perfume is exclusively available through Mary Kay. To learn more about Mary Kay or find a Mary Kay representative near you, log onto www.marykay.com or call 1-800-MARYKAY.