Bed Perfume Oil ($70) is a limited edition, available only at her Web site. I'll tell you immediately that I like the fragrance. What surprised me - because I got swept away by the notes and didn't pay attention - is that the bottle is a teeny tiny little 0.21 fluid ounces. Actually, the Web site doesn't make that perfectly clear. If you can't visualize 0.21 ounces, it's like a deluxe sample.
Here's what enticed me.
Nothing says sexy like skin lightly scented with a warm fragrance oil. Rich and sensual without being overpowering, Bobbi's newest scent, Bed Perfume Oil combines notes of neroli, orange flower, and jasmine. Adding to its appeal is the precious glass perfume vial that it comes in-one inspired by Bobbi's love for antique bottles.
Here is the clue I should have investigated.
To apply: Pat lightly on pulse points and refresh as desired. Not intended for use as a bath oil or on bed linens.
Pulse points! That's because there's barely enough of it to do anything more than a couple of modest dabs on application. The little apothecary bottle is so small, it cannot be used like a traditional perfume oil - unless you are interested in a single-use try-out. The smallest perfume oil I own and use, the intoxicating Belle Lavande from Parfums de Nicolaï, is 3.4 ounces. I apply it liberally all over my chest and arms before sleep. It knocks me out in the divinely relaxing scent of lavender.
Bed Perfume Oil is more like a suggestion of scent. The neroli is a raw orange that dries into a soft one quickly. The orange flower and jasmine, two of my favorite notes, leave me in nocturnal bliss. Unfortunately, unless I apply it right under my nose, I can't smell it after application. I'm not into sleeping with my wrist at my face. I trained myself years ago to keep my hands off my face while sleeping. That causes blemishes.
Seriously, Bobbi Brown, what were you thinking? If an adequate amount of this Bed Perfume Oil had been packaged, the price would have been $280, a killer for an online exclusive. Sadly, I have to recommend you skip this one.
Photo courtesy of Bobbi Brown