Out of the three SJP perfumes that I have tried recently (NYC and Lovely), the newest fragrance, Stash*, is the most unique. It’s different to me because it isn’t an obvious choice of perfume that I’d normally go for but after researching some information about Stash, I’ve come to appreciate it on a whole new level.
Stash by Sarah Jessica Parker | A Genderless Perfume
It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone that I prefer something with a floral aroma blended with a hint of zing and sweetness. Having said that, YSL Black Opium has been my go-to perfume since I got it in December (and it’s almost half gone!! I’ve never gone through a bottle of perfume as quickly as that!). But I also adore the likes of Roses De Chloe and Miss Dior.
But SJP’s Stash is different. It’s unusual. It’s grown up, and I like it. I saw a lot of promotional activity on social media at end of last year and I (wrongly) made the assumption that SJP’s new launch would be as feminine as the others within her brand but it has taken me by surprise.
Stash took 7 long years to develop and Sarah Jessica Parker describes is as ‘unapologetically sexy and addictive’. She wanted Stash to be a genderless scent and trying to get that balance right must’ve been challenge, but I think it’s fair to say that it is perfectly suited to both sexes. It’s a perfume for everyone. The simplistic apothecary-inspired bottle design houses a rich, strong, powerful scent which is made up the following notes:
- Top notes: Grapefruit zest, black pepper, sage.
- Heart notes: Cedarwood, patchouli , ginger lily, pistachio.
- Base notes: Massoia wood, vetiver, musk.
I wish that my nose could pick up the note of pistachio - but it’s lost on me! To me, it is an extremely woody, leathery, and peppery when freshly sprayed but don’t be put off by that, the dry down is surprisingly subtle, it’s really nice. There are some perfumes that I spray all over (I am particularly heavy handed with YSL Black Opium as mentioned above) but I only apply Stash on the back of my wrists and if it’s my fragrance of choice for the evening, then a single spritz on the neck.
Stash by SJP Eau de Parfum Elixir comes in 30ml, 50ml, and 100ml - prices start from £28 for the 30ml which comes packaged black drawstring pouch and a glossy black box with gold accents.