Southern Mom Loves: Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia

Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

This post was sponsored by Vera Wang Fragrances as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary product to facilitate my review.

If you've been reading a while, you know I'm a fan of fragrances and changing up my perfumes according to season or mood. I've been a fan of the Vera Wang Embrace collection since Christmas when I received the first three fragrances as a gift. Let me tell you, I adore them and those three scents have replaced the rest of my collection for the past 6 months! I use one or other of them daily because the scent combinations are so unique and alluring, so I was more than thrilled to be able to try the newest scent in the Embrace collection, Marigold and Gardenia.

Keep reading to find out about their newest fragrance and enter to win one of 10 sets of the entire 4-bottle Vera Wang Embrace collection! [CLOSED]

As a Southern woman, I have a soft spot for Gardenia scents. When I heard about the new fragrance combination, I was dying to try it. 

Having been a fan of the previous perfumes, I was intensely curious. The Green Tea & Pear Blossom, Rose & Vanilla, and Periwinkle & Iris perfumes have been on my dressing table since Christmas and I use them daily. I think what I most like is the familiarity of a scent I love mixed with a dash of excitement from a combination that I haven't seen put together before. I have not been disappointed with their newest perfume.

Feel confident and beautiful in your own skin. That is the message Vera Wang wanted to convey with this scent and she hit it on the nose (so to speak.) It is intensely feminine, but not overpoweringly girly; It is a grown-up scent for a confident woman. The scent is so beautiful it's become my new favorite thing.

Each Embrace perfume is beautifully colored and the Marigold and Gardenia comes in a soft peach hue reminiscent of warm sunlight. It starts off fresh and feminine with melon, marigold, and gardenia and finishes with a soft musk that warms the scent to perfection. It wraps you in the most dreamy, gorgeous cloud of scent.

I also love that it is available at Kohl's (in-store and online) at an affordable $29.99 for a designer fragrance. I was gifted the previous scents, so when I found out, I was thrilled that I could replace them when they were gone without shelling out a bundle. It doesn't happen often, but once I fall in love with a scent this much, I need it forever.


I-C is hosting a contest for the Vera Wang Embrace fragrance collection pack! You can enter for a chance to win one of ten fragrance kits (ARV $75). This includes all 4 of the following fragrances:

  • Green Tea & Pear Blossom
  • Rose & Vanilla
  • Periwinkle & Iris
  • Marigold & Gardenia 

Contest opens on June 20, 2016, and closes July 12, 2016. Enter by choosing a social media sharing option from the social media tool below.

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