Back in April, I was browsing around the duty-free shop while waiting for a flight and I felt myself drawn to this beautiful new, pink eau de parfum bottle from Estee Lauder called Bali Dream ($42). I love the bottle's bubble-gum color, and the scent inside is so light, pleasant and tropical, I couldn't believe that I hadn't heard any buzz about its launch.
The reason is that this fragrance is considered a travel exclusive, meaning that it's only available in duty free stores (in airports and some train stations) around the world. Funny enough, I always think that airport shops are over-priced traps for the thoughtless few who don't make time to buy gifts before they arrive at their destination. Now I love that there is an entirely new section of exclusive products to check out while in transit.
Bali is a place where smiling is part of the culture and if you've ever been lucky enough to visit, it's nothing short of paradise. The people are happy, the lifestyle is relaxed and the landscape is breathtaking. The fragrance somehow manages to capture the elegant essence by combining notes of orchid, magnolia, honeysuckle, jasmine, ginger, ylang ylang, gardenia, cassia, pepper, tagete, muguet, tuberose, apple, pago pago, coconut, vetiver, vanilla, cedar wood and Bali temple wood.
I can't wait to get back to the airport to stock up on another bottle — and hopefully this time I'll be on my way to Bali!