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Welcome to the world, Glossier You Eau de Parfum. Formulated by the perfumers behind Le Labo Santal 33, Glossier You is a “skin smell enhancer” that smells like your skin, but better. What exactly does Glossier You smell like? How do I get a Glossier perfume sample for free? Read more for a complete guide to Glossier’s new fragrance launch + a discount code.
Glossier You is described as the ultimate personal fragrance. According to Frank and Dora, the perfume industry veterans who created You, the scent is closest to skin. The idea behind Glossier You is that it is a perfume with a scent that becomes part of you.
It’s not a typical structure where you have a clear top, mid and back note. Glossier You is very back note driven, making it long lasting and close to the skin. According to Frank and Dora, the scent gives the sensation of intimacy. It’s not screaming or overtly expressive, it’s a more intimate way to fragrance yourself.
The top notes are more subtle; the base notes are definitely the emphasis of the perfume. It’s an ambiguous scent that’s hard to describe but easily appreciated. Creamy, sparkling, clean, warm.
The bottle was custom made. Designer Laura Yeh cast and carved plaster molds by hand to get the perfect form. There is an indentation in the bottle where a thumb fits perfectly.
The red cap, the pink to glass gradient, the Glossier logo, it is seriously everything I imagined the Glossier perfume to look like.
For a limited time, every Glossier order will come with a Glossier You sample. These samples are tiny little glass vials (my favorite) with a red spritzer and have enough use for at least a week so you can see how the scent interacts with your personal chemistry.
The limited edition seasonal stickers are also scratch and sniff (!) and smell like Glossier You. Honestly my favorite sticker that Glossier has ever released. So clever. These come with every Glossier order as well.
Emily Weiss described Glossier You as smelling “like your boyfriend’s neck after he has been wearing cologne for eight hours.” I love that her philosophy is that it’s the woman, not the fragrance that should be recognizable. The scent is subtle but lasting and slightly different on everyone. Every time there are big life changes, I usually change to a new scent. I have a scent for middle school, a scent for high school and a scent for college. My perfumes kind of document different time periods of my life. I’ve been looking for a new scent to welcome in my 20s and post-college adult life and this is it.