I recently tried the Derek Lam 10 Crosby fragrance set. You guys know I love to try out anything in a set! I had seen these full sized fragrances, and wondered, are they worth $95? The first 5 are lighter, more floral/fruity, white musk scents. The other 5 are stronger, more spicy/woodsy scents. The contrast between the 2 groups reminds me of Elizabeth and James Nirvana White/Black.
Fragrances are a highly subjective thing, and therefore hard to review.
My personal preference in scent leans toward the first 5. Although they were nice, in my opinion they weren’t anything all that different or special, than many other fragrances on the market. The packaging is fun, and is even nicer in the full sized version. The cool thing about the set is that you can mix and match, making them a little more unique. The other issue I had with these is their lack of staying power, I really expected more, prior the trying them.
My personal favorite is Looking Glass, a scent Derek Lam says was inspired by a woman checking her reflection in a storefront window. It’s a light floral with a touch of vanilla. Drunk on Youth was my second favorite, but it just faded way too quickly.
Below is the official description of each fragrance:
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Silent St.: White Musks.
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Looking Glass: Chinese Magnolia, Tonka Bean Madagascar
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Hi-Fi: Pink Peony, French Narcisse
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Drunk On Youth: Crisp Apple, Honeysuckle
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Afloat: White Mimosa, Orris
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Rain Day: Neroli Tunisia, Vetiver Haiti
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Something Wild: Cedarwood, Vanilla Bean Madagascar
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Ellipsis: Australian Sandalwood, Jasmine
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Blackout: Osmanthus, Chai Tea Essence
Derek Lam 10 Crosby 2am Kiss: Salty Wood, Crystalized Amber