This post was sponsored by Vera Wang Fragrances as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
Summer's officially here which means lighter makeup, lighter clothes, and of course a lighter fragrance. Since I'm a huge fragrance fan, I was excited to test out the new Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia fragrance. This is actually my first time trying out a fragrance from Vera Wang but I've always heard such great things about their line of fragrances (and who isn't a fan of the iconic wedding dress label?!) so I had a feeling I wouldn't be disappointed. When I read the description, I was immediately drawn to the idea of a fragrance that's light and airy and most importantly, doesn't give me a headache. Plus I was running low on perfume and needed something new for the summertime. Every season has it's scent am I right?
If I had to describe the fragrance in one word it would be: warm. I know that sounds strange but it's such a comforting scent that you can wear year-round (but I think works during the summertime the best!) and now I understand why this is a part of the Embrace fragrance collection from Vera Wang. It's such an intimate scent that works for so many occasions such as date night, family reunions (in my case), or even just for everyday. I can even see it being a beautiful fragrance to wear on your wedding day and would make a great gift for a bride-to-be!
While I'm usually not a huge fan of marigold because it can come across as a bit "granny", in this case it didn't bother me at all. Also I'm in love with the simple yet sleek bottle that's completely expected from a brand such as Vera Wang and looks gorgeous on a vanity. Oh and the small bottle size? Yes please! Totally works if you like to carry around your fragrance for a quick touch-up like I do.
While I was testing out this fragrance, I was on vacation in Istanbul visiting my family and doing tons of sightseeing in ridiculously hot weather so I needed something that would be long lasting and makes me feel confident and put together at all times. I was pleased to find that this fragrance lasted from 9am all the way until late at night! Impressive. I'm glad it was so long-lasting because I was constantly hugging family members and no one wants to hug someone that smells awful haha. The best part is I received tons of compliments on the fragrance and there's nothing like a good old compliment to turn your day around and make you feel you're best again.
In case you feel like purchasing the fragrance, the Vera Wang Embrace collection is available at Kohl's stores and online. Before you do that though, make sure to enter to win one of ten fragrance kits which includes all four of the Vera Wang Embrace collection fragrances such as Green Tea & Pear Blossom, Rose & Vanilla, Perwinkle & Iris, and of course Marigold & Gardenia. The contest ends on July 12 so make sure to enter before it's too late! All you have to do is choose a social media sharing option and you're good to go: