Ahhh… Youth… to what lengths don’t we go to look younger… All the sophisticated creams we religiously use, all the lifting, light reflecting, contouring makeup we apply, even the plastic surgery we resort to in despair… In our endeavors to reverse the time we overlook something very obvious that’s right under our noses – figuratively and literally speaking. The way we smell! That’s right, the essence of youth is not limited to the way we look…it is not only how young we feel and act… it’s also how young we smell. How is that you ask? Smell is a very important sense of perception. Any smell is a message which immediately gets deciphered by the brain (on conscious or unconscious level) and can trigger a certain reaction or emotion. As we age, the body starts to produce a chemical known as "noneal", “which occurs as a result of the chemical breakdown of a fatty acid known as palmitoleic in the skin.” As a result of the complicated chemical process triggered by "noneal" skin emits an unpleasant greasy odor that experts say is the natural "body odor" scent of aging. Armed with this information and research findings on scents associations, Harvey Prince set out on a search for a formula for the Fountain of Youth. As a result Ageless Fantasy was born, the first anti-aging perfume ever.
So what is the secret of Ageless Fantasy? How does it manage to rewind the years and make you seem younger? To turn back time Ageless Fantasy had not only to “mask” the “scent of aging” but also to send the brain a message of youth, vitality and joy. Several studies, including the one conducted by Harvey Prince, showed that citrus fragrances effectively counteract the “scent of aging” and are strongly associated with youth, energy and vitality. While rose and lavender, for example, are on the contrary associated with the scent of an “old lady”. Other findings proved that tropical flavors of pineapple, mango and leafy greens bring a "feeling of comfort often associated with positive childhood memories, thus giving a sense of coziness, youth and joy". Pink grapefruit combined with antioxidant rich pomegranate achieves "powerful euphoric properties, sets off a feeling of youth and excitement". Based on these findings Harvey Prince developed the first anti-aging perfume Ageless Fantasy. Research proves that women wearing the perfume are perceived on an average 8 years younger!
I was looking forward to experiencing this fragrance since its launch at the end of 2008 and to prevent any influence on my perception I tried to stay away from reading reviews on Ageless Fantasy. But whatever information I did consume made me expect a cool fragrance with cold leading citrus notes. So my first thought when I breathed in Ageless Fantasy was that it is not at all cold… it is quite hot! With the first breath your senses are hit with a wave of tropical cocktail - the Top Notes of mango, apple, pink grapefruit, pomegranate, and pineapple. When you breathe it in again, you feel some lightly spicy notes that refresh your senses, seem to tease you and make you want breathe it in again to feel those tropicals again. These are the Base Notes of precious woods and musk. You also feel florals which become more obvious and seductive on your skin with some time. The floral Heart Notes include cherry blossom, pink jasmine lily of the valley & peony.
Note, all of the compounds have their special mission: tropical notes bring the positive childhood associations and give the feeling of youth and joy. Cherry blossom and pink jasmine have a calming, relaxing effect. Lily of the valley & peony trigger happy emotions, heighten feelings of life satisfaction and excitement. The feeling of euphoria comes from the combination of pink grapefruit and pomegranate. Even though Ageless Fantasy is a very complicated scent, has many floral compounds it is not too sweet, too heavy or overwhelming… it is light and warm. I love this combination!
I liked the fragrance a lot. My husband told me I smelt yummi ;-) (read “sexy”). And tonight, is the night to use the charms and powers of Ageless Fantasy to the full! ;-) Happy (and passionate) St.Valentine’s Day!
Ageless Fantasy website
NY Daily News
Beauty News First Ever Anti-Aging Perfume
Strange Fragrances of 2008
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