"What are you wearing today? It's lovely."
"Why, this morning I spritzed on a bit of Liz Earle Botanical Essence Eau de Parfum No. 1. Thank you!"
This is natural skincare wizard Liz Earle's first bespoke fragrance. "Bespoke" is a word that's all over the press release and it irritated the hell out of me until I realized it's the British way of saying "custom-made". Here I was thinking it was all hoity-toity and annoyingly antiquated, but it's just a British thing. Or is it? That's what Wikipedia told me. I haven't ever heard a Brit say "bespoke," but then again I hardly hang around a lot of Brits who can afford to have something "bespoke" for them. ;)
PS: One Brit I know who could use some bespoking is Britney Spears. She needs a bespoke wig!
At any rate, this is one of those fragrance reviews where you may think I've bumped my head. Hard. Or you may agree wholeheartedly. It's difficult to predict!
I was curious what other people were saying about this scent, and I found quite a few people PANNING it. I saw comparisons to cat pee and old ladies (and sometimes both). It was really interesting!
Read on to see what I thought...