New Fragrance Launch: Vera Wang’s Embrace Collection: Enter 2 Win! #AD

I was offered an opportunity to review the newest fragrance collection from Vera Wang: Vera Wang Embrace . This is a 3 fragrance collection and you really should check it out.

Disclosure: I was given a set of the fragrances to review for this post. This “gift” of fragrances in no way impairs my ability to be fair and unbiased in this review!

I love the packaging of these bottles. Each scent is a different color and the bottle is very classically clean but still very sleek and sexy. Even the individual fragrance boxes are cool.

Right from the packing box.

This is the advertising photos you would see in stores and in magazines!

Vera Wang Embrace:
Vera Wang Embrace Rosebuds & Vanilla (Pink)


Embrace Rosebuds & Vanilla is a romantic floral oriental fragrance. It opens with a rich blend of Damascene Rose and Mandarin Oil which balance out the Sweet Magnolia heart. Vanilla and creamy sandalwood intertwine to create a warm finishing touch on the skin.
· Top: Rose Buds, Mandarin Oil, Damascene Rose
· Heart: Cyclamen, Blue Iris, Sweet Magnolia
· Base: Musk, Vanilla, Sandalwood

I liked this fragrance quite a bit. I found it had less rose than I expected and for me that was good. The vanilla provided a warm base for the rose which was both floral and a touch of fresh green notes. Think of it as a clean green floral with sweet base notes. I found the rose sparkled a bit on first spray!

Vera Wang Embrace Green Tea & Pear Blossom (Green)


Embrace Green Tea & Pear Blossom is a modern fresh floral fragrance that opens with crisp earthy notes that bloom into a radiant heart of Peony and Orange Blossom. At the base, fresh comfort is felt as Sandalwood mingles with notes of Skin Musk for a confident finish.
· Top: Pear Blossom, Bergamot, Green Tea
· Heart: Freesia, Peony, Orange Blossom
· Base: Skin Musk, Cedarwood, Sandalwood

I LOVE this scent. Of the three, this is my favorite scent. The green tea notes makes this subtle yet still very clean. The pear blossom notes aren’t overwhelmingly floral but help create a place for the low-key scent of the pear blossom and the tea to rest on. I found that the skin musk, cedar and sandalwood made this the perfect skin for my personal chemistry. I had compliments all day.

Vera Wang Embrace Periwinkle & Iris (Blue)


Embrace Periwinkle & Iris’s floral gourmand opens with a radiant entrance as Bergamot and Violet Petals mix with the tender, floral heart of Periwinkle and Iris. Vanilla and Benzoin create a sense of comfort and addiction at the base of the fragrance.
· Top: Bergamot, Mandarin, Violet Petals
· Heart: Iris, Blue Jasmine, Periwinkle
· Base: Vanilla, Benzoin, Whipped Sugar

This scent didn’t particularly like me when I tried it. However let’s chalk that up to it being 95+ degrees outside and annoyingly hot and humid. This scent is an attention-getter. It’s like that most popular girl who gets all the attention when she walks in the room. The citrus-y notes on opening are balanced with a bit of violet. The heart is distinctly iris which is definitely an interesting note, particularly when balanced with the periwinkle in the same equation. The vanilla, benzoin and whipped sugar give you a soft, sweet dry-down. Think feminine with a pop of sugar. It’s definitely got its place in the collection.

Enter to win all three fragrances in this rafflecopter contest. This contest prize is worth $90!!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

One extra requirement for the winner of this fabulous prize! You must be willing to tweet to me @lastory with the #hashtag #VWEmbrace when you receive your prize package!

READ these RULES and Release of Liability
1) For this prize, you must provide a US-BASED address only. No PO Boxes or FPO boxes. (sorry!).
2) It must have a street address. You must provide a primary email address and a phone number.
3) Contest is open to men and women over the age of 18.
4) Winners must reply within 3 business days with complete name, address, phone number (for USPS tracking) and email (also for USPS tracking)
5)The package will be mailed by the PR firm or by the brand.
6)It is not not the responsibility of the brand, or Stevie Wilson for lost, stolen or damaged packages– particularly packages damaged due to weather.
7) They are packed as best and safely as possible.
8) Vera Wang Embrace, and/or Stevie Wilson are not responsible for any incorrect or useage of this prize that might cause harm.
9)Do not allow children to use cosmetics- particularly fragrances. They are not toys.
10)Winner is responsible for all taxes or other fees.
11)There is no liability via Vera Wang Embrace, or Stevie Wilson for this product or how you use it.
12)Winner will be required to post either a comment on the blog post about the contest OR post a tweet to acknowledging receipt and how much you like the prize!
13) Winner will notify Stevie Wilson/LA-Story of receipt of prize package.


In case you want immediate gratification, you can buy the fragrances at two different stores:
Walmart and are carrying “Rosebud and Vanilla” as well as the “Green Tea and Pear Blossom”.
Target is carrying the Iris and Periwinkle scent!

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Good luck to everyone who enters. The more you enter, the more points you get to win. The winner is selected by points!

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