Sarah Jessica Parker introduced a new fragrance in the fall of 2016 that she called the “naughty, subversive sibling” to her most popular scent, Lovely. Fragrance preferences are completely personal, and since Lovely didn’t suit me at all, I was curious about Stash SJP in spite of the fact that I’m seldom interested in celebrity scents. I tried out the tester just after it launched at Ulta Beauty where it’s an exclusive, and it seemed like it might work for me.
Stash SJP is a gender-neutral scent, and I often gravitate to those gender-benders. It’s described as “aromatic and woody”, plus it has some notes that I look for in fragrances that might be a good fit for my body chemistry: patchouli and musk. More specifically, here’s how the scent is constructed:
- Top notes: fresh grapefruit, black pepper and aromatic sage
- Middle notes: Atlas cedar, patchouli, ginger lily and pistachios
- Base notes: olibanum, massoia wood, vetiver and musk.
The scent was developed in collaboration with IFF.
For me, the top notes, i.e. the opening of the scent, is more masculine than feminine. The sage and grapefruit are rather strong, and I get a woodiness right from the get-go. But the heart of the scent and the incredible dry down are so wonderful that I can get through the opening of the scent.
I love the old-fashioned apothecary bottle that the full size scents come in. And I am always drawn to the darker rum-colored fragrances like this.
I had been thinking about Stash SJP since I first saw it in October. I discovered that there’s a rollerball for $25 in addition to 30 ($50), 50 ($75) and 100 ml ($85) sizes. There’s also a Hair & Body Oil Elixir that I’m curious about because oils tend to be longer lasting on me. During the recent Ulta Beauty 20% off coupon event, I bought the rollerball, and so far, I’m pleased with it. I like the scent, and it seems long-lasting. If you’re a fan, check out the amazing deal on Shopstyle below for a set of 3 of the products for a low, low $42.50!
Have you tried out Stash SJP yet? Is it the kind of scent you’d like?