Be Mine: Slightly different from the 2011 version, but essentially the same- It's a spicy/fruity/vanilla smell, definitely on the feminine side, but I don't see why the right male couldn't pull this off. It's got florals and greens but not a ton- just enough to move it out of the "I smell like food" category. Be Mine is the smell of a thousand heart-shaped cinnamon red-hots sprinkled liberally on buttercream-frosted cupcakes, accompanied by a bowl of punch, cups of coffee and tea; all served at an antique wooden table laden with roses, jasmine and orange blossoms; the perfect Valentine's Day afternoon teatime treat.
Be True: New for 2012, Be True is a romance-inducing blend of bouquets of Baby Roses, gifts of White Chocolate, luscious Raspberries and a hint of Sandalwood to hold it all together. A floral scent tempered by sweet berries and soft chocolate notes.
I knew going into this purchase last year that I was not a cinnamon girl, but I was also (let's be real- I still am) a perfume noob and was willing to try new things. I smell cinnamon and tea upon initial application- and the combination is actually quite charming! I am a huge tea fan, whether it's in my perfume or my tea cup. After about 5 minutes, I smell what I think is the wooden table this Valentine Tea Party is hosted on. I love wood notes, so that is not a bad thing! I have a hard time pinpointing certain notes in this one. I like the description and premise of it, but this scent was never really my favorite and unfortunately, never received much love from my wrists. Now that I'm wearing it, however, I like it a lot more than I remember. The tea comes back strong after awhile, which I love! You can't have a tea party without tea!
I recall liking this one a lot more than Be Mine, but now I am finding the opposite is true. I really want to like this one, but it smells really artificial on me. It calms down during the dry down and becomes a lot more likeable, like roses and white chocolate! It is very pretty and romantic. I know some perfumes need some time to calm down on the skin before they start behaving nicely, and I think this is one of them. At least, it is on me! This one smells like a romantic Valentines Day date with roses, white chocolates, and fresh fruit all playing nicely. Perhaps the artificial smell at the beginning was a brisk lover's quarrel before things settled down and the date began, haha! ;)
I'm pleasantly surprised with both Be Mine and Be True. I never remember liking either one of them enough to click my heels together, but they're actually both really nice. They're not my favorite scents in my perfume hoard, but they're both very pretty in my opinion :)
I hope you all have a very wonderful weekend! Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday. Though I am not big on football, my dad is an ex-football player so it's a big deal in their household. My parents are having us over, so it should be fun!
Until next time, take care of yourselves, and smell pretty!
DISCLAIMER- All items mentioned were purchased by me for my own personal usage. I am not affiliated with or compensated by any of the companies mentioned. All opinions are my own and honest!