Michael Kors Bermuda: Perfume Review
“The most exciting thing to say now is, 'Oh, she really looks pretty ,' ... That's not such a dirty word anymore.” Michael KorsI think that at some point in time, unnoticed by me, my jadedness transformed into a zen-like state of hating nothing, being head-over-heels in love with nothing and accepting all. Which is a round-about way of preparing you for my shocking admission that I like Bermuda, Kors's latest offering in his Island collection. That's right, I like the watery floral-fruity liquid that comes in a pink bottle. When I say, "like", I mean that I find it agreeable, easy-to-wear and pretty in a conventional and cheerful manner, and that if a bottle was to materialize in my cabinet, I would probably pick it up absentmindedly and spray once a year, in summer, and not regret it during the course of the day.
I am starting to realize that I must be a fan of freesia in perfume, something I never knew about myself before. I love Beige, I adore Kors's nouveau riche monster of a scent, Michael Kors, with its overdose of freesia and tuberose...There is quite a lot of freesia in Bermuda, rendered in a much more transparent way, despite the presence of other heavy-hitters like peonies, jasmine and tiare. The watery green accord, declared in the list of notes, must be responsible for this fresh translucency. I wouldn't call the scent fresh per se, but it does possess a certain breeziness. The contrast of floral and fresh/green is nothing new, but I did warn you right from the start that there was nothing groundbreaking about Bermuda....there is certainly nothing groundbreaking about its generic pale drydown of cedar and musk. But the overall effect is pretty, and that's what I'm in a mood for, I guess. Paraphrasing Kors's quote above, smelling pretty is not such a dirty word for me anymore.
Available at Sephora, $62.00 for 50ml.