If you've been stalking me on my social you'll know that I just got back from the most amazing trip to New York. I was there for the launch of the brand new Michael Buble Perfume called By Invitation. It was honestly a dream come true to be invited to go and I couldn't wait to share some snaps with you of the launch and the perfume itself.
In the run up to the launch event we were treated to a private workshop with the lovely team responsible for creating By Invitation The Michael Buble Perfume alongside Michael himself. The lead perfumer Karine Dubreuil-Sereni took us through each of the scents used to create the brand new and unique perfume. Firstly the base notes which feature soft tones of vanilla and praline and woody tones of cedar wood and patchouli oil. I loved how slightly masculine the base notes were, with a kind of aftershave feel from the musk and woody tones. The heart notes of the fragrance come from floral scents like rose and peony as well as lily of the valley and the top notes are fresh and fruity from the lemon and cassis. I really enjoyed this unique view into how the perfume was constructed and the best thing was finally smelling the Michael Buble perfume at the end and understanding all the different and delicate notes within it. It smells gorgeous too! I love how sweet and fruity it is, but with a lot of depth and warmth too so not too sickly.
TOP NOTES OF LEMON & RED FRUIT
HEART NOTES OF ROSE, LILY & PEONY
BASE NOTES OF MUSK
The launch itself was being held at the Edison Ballroom in the heart of Times Square so of course we stopped for pics in this iconic location (thank you to my new blogger bestie Paula for the smokin snaps!!)
I'd chosen to wear this beautiful silver pleated dress which has the prettiest rose gold belt so I accessorized with rose gold heels, bag and jewellery. My gorgeous bangle is another beauty from Lola and Grace and my pretty twist ring is from the rose gold collection at Pandora. I rarely get to wear rose gold so was so excited to wear lots of pieces together. They also stock this dress in a similar long version too which is so pretty too, plus I found a blue version for those who fancy a different colourway and its under £25. The silver one is on sale at the mo so definitely grab a bargain. I chose a size 8 as I find the sizes come up a little big sometimes, and it fits perfect. I reckon this will look fabulous at Christmas too.
The launch set up inside the Edison Ballroom was beautiful. From the By Invitation perfume scented candles on the tables to the event wristbands also being scented with the fragrance the whole room smelled delicious. A really intimate affair, Michael Buble was interviewed onstage with lots of questions sent in by tweets etc and then performed three songs including his new single! It was such a treat. The whole thing was broadcast live on Michael Buble's Facebook page and had over 100,000 people watching live. So incredible. And of course it was our chance to see the perfume itself, its packaging, its name and the supporting products like the candles and body lotion.
The bottle really is gorgeous. I love the faux atomiser look of the cap and the floating glass bottle really is stunning. The whole range looks very luxe and very expensive especially the box and logo. The fragrance actually retails for £29 for 30ml and £39 for 50ml which I think is a great price point! By Invitation The Michael Buble Perfume is available to shop right now on michaelbubleperfume.com and from the 11th September it will be available exclusively at The Perfume Shop. After the 25th September it will be available at lots more retailers and I will update this post with links!! I'm also hoping to be able to do a bit of a giveaway on the blog so fingers crossed that works out and do let me know if that would be something you guys would love.
Sadly as Michael was poorly on the evening of the launch he didn't have time to have photos with all the guests at the launch but if you check out the hashtag #michaelbubleperfume you can see loads of snaps from the event.
Thank you so much to Hayley for choosing me to go on this phenomenal trip and special thanks to Charlotte too from the fabulous Harmonic team both of whom made our trip amazing. Here's the links of the other girls from the trip too so you can check out their posts.
I'll have some more posts featuring what else I got up to in NYC over the 5 days plus a vlog coming too!!