I’m not sure I’m the greatest person at following through on resolutions. Like most people, I like to take a look at where I could try a bit harder at the beginning of each year, but in the past I’ve been way too overenthusiastic, so now I make sure that all my goals are a little easier to follow through on.
One of mine for 2020 was to make sure I don’t get stuck in a rut. As a person, I’m a bit of a creature of habit, and that follows through to things like my makeup bag and most reached-for products. So, when I got the chance to try Kat von D’s Sinner Eau de Perfume, I absolutely jumped at the chance. As a rule, I tend to reach for fragrances which centre on orange blossom, gardenia or citrus, Sinner is a deeper, darker take on my usual. From the ornate, gothic-style bottle, I knew this wasn’t like my usual take on perfumes, and I’m so glad that I decided to try something new and a bit different!
An Oriental Floral, with top notes of mandarin orange, orange blossom and plum, this feels like a perfect winter scent. I’ve been wearing it in the evenings, or spritzed onto cashmere sweaters. As the fragrance wears, notes of white flowers, jasmine and cinnamon become more noticeable. There’s a real musky sweetness which comes from vanilla in the perfume’s base notes, and the mix of flowers with the base of vetiver and patchouli feels beautifully grown up. I was really surprised at how affordable Sinner is too – it wears like something far more expensive!