Gucci Envy Me

A while back we discussed the concept of “pink sexy”. “Pink sexy” is undoubtedly the least threatening of the sexy schools of thought.

Why yes, there IS a school of sexy thought. Have you met our headmaster, Chris Pine?

“Pink sexy” is the breathy baby voice used by Paris Hilton and Marilyn Monroe. It’s Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, or Cher in Clueless. It’s a gaggle of giggling Victoria’s Secret models having a playful pillow fight. Those of you femme fatales who subscribe to a darker sort of sexy may be baffled by “pink sexy”, with its endless hair flipping and Bend-and-Snapping. It all seems a bit facile, a bit dumb blonde. It is also, I am sorry to report, lethally effective.

When used appropriately, the Bend and Snap has an 83% rate of return on a dinner invitation.

Gucci Envy Me is just the sort of perfume that a proponent of “pink sexy” would spray in her hair for occasions that demand especially mesmerizing hair flips. Envy Me features pink pepper, pink musk, and a predictably pink bottle- it don’t get much pinker than this. The pink pepper and peony notes dominate, making Envy Me a vivacious, if somewhat high-pitched, fragrance. Fruity-floral perfumes in pink bottles are in no short supply, but Envy Me blessedly skews tart, eschewing the overwhelming sweetness found in most of its counterparts. I wouldn’t complain a bit if the Pink Sugar crowd could be convinced to switch over to Envy Me.

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3 thoughts on “Gucci Envy Me

  1. Whoa… Chris Pine, you say? I’m not much susceptible to blue eyes, but, um,

    wait, I lost my train of thought. There must be mind-bending chemicals in his arm muscles.

    Pink Sexy is lost on me. Pink Girly, however, I still kind of enjoy. (I am thinking here of, say, the first Ines de la Fressange scent, a tart-sweet cocktail of apricot, rose, jasmine, and sandalwood. Or maybe one of the YSL Paris flankers. Those, I like. Notice, please: no pink berries are involved, and no caramel, vanilla or cotton candy…)

    1. So glad you enjoyed your meeting with Headmaster Pine. The School of Sexy Thought is now accepting applications 🙂

      Pink girly is totally legit (what other kind of girly could there be???), but an overlap between girly and sexy seems like an unnatural combination to me. I’ve never tried a Paris flanker- I hope they’ll still be making them, now that YSL seems to be phasing out Paris in favor of Parisienne.

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