Saturday, February 14, 2009

Perfume Review: Ageless Fantasy


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!

Photo by StevenKrause, Elle.com

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.

Photo by Esther Kirby

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!

Sources:
Ageless Fantasy website
Economist
NY Daily News
Cosmetics Design

Related Posts:
Beauty News First Ever Anti-Aging Perfume
Strange Fragrances of 2008

Feel like shopping?
You can buy Ageless Fantasy online at agelessfantasy.com or buy Ageless Fantasy on Amazon.


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17 comments:

My Fashion Frenzy said...

Love your blog! Great resources :)

BeautyTalk said...

Thanks a lot for the comment and your nice words! :-D

Neil said...

hmmm sounds like it smells good and works, i will need to check it out.

Alison said...

Enjoyed reading your blog!
I use Ageless daily & now each & every day has become a Valentine day for me.

BeautyTalk said...

@Alison Isn't this fragrance amazing :-) I love the way you put it!!! ... Each day is special and full of romance and passion...

Jess said...

I think this perfume is such a smart idea! I mean sense of smell and smell associations do play a very important role in our lives. I also like that Ageless Fantasy is based on research and tests! I will definately be checking it out!

80Sammy08 said...

Mama used to feel depressed for being getting old, always looking into her skin, extra fats, diet & odour....But after using Ageless she looks happy. She is in party mood always...I like it!

Anonymous said...

The perfume reminds me of the sweet childhood days, when I used to go far away with my grandma to pick aromatic flowers & blue berries....

BeautyTalk said...

@80Sammy08 Nice! I am actually planning to give Ageless Fantasy as a present to my mum! Not sure if i should wait for a special occasion to do this...
@Anonymous Nice childhood memories!

Iamthebest said...

Hey, is it the same Ageless perfume I saw with Jackie Silver in Youtube?
I m a little selfish buddy, will try first then give to my mama. Lol!

BeautyTalk said...

Hi The Best!!! Thanks for stopping by! Yes! That's exactly The Perfume! It's really a wonderful scent so, yes, I can understand why you want to try it first :-)

Ridhi said...

Hello BeautyTalk, you don't need 2 wait 4 any occasion. It's an excellent gift & the earlier is always better.

Anonymous said...

this sounds great! I had no idea this product existed. What amazes me is that no one thought of this till Harvey Prince introduced AGELESS FANTASY

BeautyTalk said...

@Ridi Maybe you are right! Maybe spring is already a great occasion for such a present!
@ Anonymous, Yes it is an amazingly logical and obvious idea, right? Yet, nobody used scents for the purpose of feeling and appearing younger... At the same time, perfume has been used for a long time to attract and seduce the opposite sex... or to improve one's mood, for example...

beautyqueen said...

Don’t cry for what you haven’t discovered earlier. Enjoy what you have today!
The perfume is with us now, so be an ageless beauty!

Helen Hudson said...

Both mom & me are absolute Ageless fans.

BeautyTalk said...

Hi Helen!
You know I gave my mum a sample of Ageless Fantasy and in a week I got an sms that read smth like this: "Think am addicted to perfume.Great mood. Shopping. Got new shoes, lipstick and mascara." I have to say my mum doesn't shop that often for makeup! So, I was so glad she is happy and enjoying herself! Was it just perfume - i dunno... but it definately has influence on my mood!

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