Celebrate with Vera Wang Anniversary
When I think of Vera Wang, I mostly think of wedding dresses. After all, that’s how she got her start in the fashion world and what she still makes today.
20 years after starting in fashion, Vera Wang also makes runway couture clothing, lovely fragrances and more. And to commemorate those 20 years, she recently released a new scent: Vera Wang Anniversary.
What does the bottle look like?
The only real adornments are a purple hue where the perfume is stored, and a small shiny metal piece near the top.
This bottle is really simple. No frills. And since it’s shorter and wider at the base, there’s a much smaller chance of it falling over and breaking.
How does it smell?
My first impressing of Vera Wang Anniversary:
It smells like flowers. It’s sophisticated. And for adults.
It reminds me of the kind of perfume that a business woman would wear to work. She smells good, but she also means business.
- Sicilian bergamot, red apple leaves, mandarin oil, cool dew drops
- White gardenia, rose absolute, orange flowers
- Silky musks, orris, amber crystals, cedarwood
Of these, I smell the gardenia and orange flowers the most.
In fact, Vera Wang Anniversary reminds me of my many trips to Arizona when I was a kid because of the orange flowers blooming in all of the trees. I like that.
It also smelled like there was a tiny bit of lilac thrown in.
In all, I like the scent, although I wish it was a little fruitier and a little more whimsical. But if you like sophisticated and flowery scents, you’ll love this.
How well does it work?
The pump sprays out a fine mist.
Unfortunately, the scent faded after about 4 hours. I could barely smell it at all, even if I smelled it directly off my skin or clothes. So if you want to smell like this all day, you would either have to use more (but then you would smell like you’re drowning in it) or you’d have to bring it with you so you could reapply.
The Final Verdict
As I review this, I can only go by my own reaction to this. Since the scent was a bit more ‘adult’ and sophisticated than I normally go for, I didn’t like it as much as other fragrances I’ve tried. Then again, I can’t ignore the fact that it did smell really good for what it was, and many other women would like it a lot. It does get points marked down for not lasting very long as a scent. Otherwise, this was a pretty good fragrance, and I do intend on using it when I want to smell like an adult or want to look and smell professional. I give Vera Wang Anniversary a…
Purchase Vera Wang Anniversary at fine department stores or at Sephora’s online store. The 1.7fl oz bottle (which I used) sells for $72 while the 3.4fl oz bottle sells for $92. You can also pick up a shimmer rollerball version for $25.