By Invitation | The First Scent By Michael Bublé

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Oh boy, there's a new fragrance on the block guys, and I think you might want to take a few minutes to hear what all the fuss is about!

Newly launched; "By Invitation" is the first scent by the debonair Michael Bublé and it's not just any old perfume with a celebrity name slapped on the bottle.

Mr Bublé, the king of romance himself actually brought together a team of fragrance experts, including leading French perfumer Karine Dubreuil-Sereni  to come up with a beautiful perfume that he would be proud to put his name to.

Bublé was quoted as saying;
"It's no secret that I'm a hopeless romantic. It's in every note I sing and every song I write. The idea was to create a special 'invitation' to fans into my new world of fragrance. I'm inviting women to enjoy a beautiful scent that represents my personal taste and imagination. By Invitation is what I'd call 'love in a bottle'."

By Invitation* immediately grabbed my attention.  The packaging is sleek, elegant and stylishThe pull off cap is designed to look like an old style perfume atomizer and the gold bracelet effect bottle makes it feel very luxurious so I can see this bottle sitting pride of place on my dressing table.

The scent is described as;
"A crisp, glamorous floral oriental.  The fragrance starts with light, sparkling top notes of red fruits and bergamot then develops its heart notes of lily of the valley, elegant rose, a wild jasmine and the spicy inflexions of peony.  "By Invitation" then wraps you in a warm base of sandalwood-musks, blended with an addictive vanilla praline.

Top notes: Lemon, Red Fruits and Bergamot
Middle notes: Rose, Lily of the Valley, Wild Jasmine and Peony
Base notes: Cedarwood, White and Amber Musk, Indonesia Patchouli, Vanilla Praline and Sandalwood.

When I initially heard that Michael Bublé was creating a fragrance I honestly expected it to be a strong, heady masculine aroma but the outcome is very much the opposite.  On first spritz I got the hints of bergmot and lily of the valley but as it settled onto my skin and throughout the day the scent developed into something more sweet and indulgent. 

Most celeb fragrances have felt unappealing in the past.  They don't last the day and don't really excite me.  In fact it's been a long time since I ventured away from my faithful favourite; YSL Parisienne which surprisingly enough also has peony, patchouli and sandalwood so it seems I may have discovered my type.

By Invitation has been a very pleasant and surprising addition to my small perfume collection.  When Michael first released this perfume in USA it sold out in a matter of days and I can see this scent being a great hit over the the festive period this year.  I'd highly recommend popping to your local stockist soon and giving it a good sniff.

To find out what the professionals say about the fragrance, you can check out 

Fancy grabbing a bottle yourself?  "By Invitation" is available now from Gordons Chemists, Debenhams, Boots and Escentual and prices start at £29.00.

*Post contains PR sample

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