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Review of India Hicks Island Night

Fragrance Review: India Hicks Island Night

If you're not familiar with India Hicks, she was a famous model back in the '80s and '90s and she currently resides in the Bahamas. Ahh, island living. How amazing does that sound? You might also recognize her from her role as host of the interior design reality program, Top Design. (Check out Casa's interview with her here.)

Inspired by her serene home environment, Hicks is the founder of India Hicks Island Living Collection, sold through Crabtree & Evelyn. And recently, she's added to her home/natural body care line with India Hicks Island Night Collection, which aims to capture the feel of twilight on the islands. To see what I thought of the new Island Night Eau De Toilette ($50),

Island Night is encased in a mysterious looking black glass bottle that sort of resembles a flask. As the name might suggest, this hearty fragrance is probably a little heavy for the day, as it's very deep, rich, and musky. With floral notes of purple and white orchids, green island palms, orange blossom nectar, and night blooming jasmine, the scent is feminine without the frou-frou factor. I think it's the citrus that gives it a little extra edge. A woody musk finishes it off and provides depth. While all fragrance preferences are subjective, this juice is not for me. It's a little too intense on the body for my liking, and I prefer it more as a scent for home instead. I'll stick to the Island Night Scented Candle ($42) for now.

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