I haven't tried this fragrance yet, but I am very excited to, because I love the idea behind it. Called Beauty Comes From Within ($95) and created by Sarah Horowitz, this electrifying perfume is designed to make you feel beautiful, both inside and out. Horowitz's intention was to capture the anticipation of a first kiss.
It uses notes of red plum, fresh-cut grass, gardenia, pink peony, watery musk, sandalwood, white amber, cedar, and incense. Its most pungent and important ingredient, however, is stargazer lily.
In an interview I read in the Barney's New York catalog, Horowitz explained:
"Stargazers are a luscious, bold, extremely fragrant yet still delicate flower. They fill a room with their presence, and this to me is the essence of Beauty Comes From Within."
Based on my experience, I can attest that stargazers really do dominate a room in a lovely way. Still, the perfume sounds light and floral with a little bit of a hippie edge.