As a longtime beauty editor with an unyielding passion for all things fragrance, I couldn’t contain my excitement when I first caught wind of the Barbie Eau de Parfum by DefineMe Creative Studio. As a longtime fragrance lover (I’m talking early tweens!), I’ve been anticipating its release. Over the years, I have covered many (and I mean MANY) celebrity scents and if there ever was a more iconic superstar to launch a fragrance, I think Barbie most definitely fits the bill. Yep, it’s the summer of Barbie and her world officially smells freaking delicious. It’s feminine, it’s flirty, it’s fruity…it’s everything I dreamed it would be.
The epitome of timeless glamour and empowerment, Barbie has always been close to my heart. So, when I heard that DefineMe Creative Studio collaborated with leading global toy company Mattel, and the prestigious fragrance house Givaudan to craft this scent, I knew it was going to be something extraordinary.
Upon experiencing the fragrance, I was immediately transported back to those childhood days when Barbie represented all our dreams and possibilities. The opening notes are a symphony of fruity delights – juicy pomelo, strawberry nectar, red cherry, and dragon fruit, all dancing in perfect harmony. It’s an invitation to embrace playfulness and curiosity – just like Barbie herself.
Barbie Fragrance Notes
- Top: Pomelo, Strawberry Nectar, Red Cherry, and Dragon Fruit
- Middle: Dahlia Rose, Gardenia, Peony, and Pink Magnolia
- Base: Sandalwood, Whipped Cream, and Soft Musk
As the fragrance evolves, a delicate and enchanting garden of blooms emerges – dahlia rose, gardenia, peony, and pink magnolia. This heart of the fragrance exudes sophistication and femininity, reminiscent of Barbie’s timeless elegance. It’s like being enveloped in the allure of a fairy tale, where dreams and aspirations know no bounds.
The dry-down, oh, the dry-down! It’s a heavenly blend of creamy sandalwood and a hint of whipped cream. This exquisite combination of sophistication and nostalgia is simply magical, evoking delightful memories of carefree moments. The soft musk undertones leave a lingering trail of confidence and allure that I can’t help but fall in love with every time I spray it on. I even indulged in a little spritz before I went to bed last night. Talk about sweet dreams…
For me, this fragrance is more than just a scent; it’s a tribute to the embodiment of empowerment and self-expression that Barbie has represented for generations. It celebrates embracing one’s unique self and breaking free from limitations to create our own narratives.
The elegant 100ml / 3.4 fl oz bottle with its chic design is the perfect addition to any fragrance collection. It proudly displays Barbie’s iconic silhouette, serving as a constant reminder of the timeless inspiration she continues to be.