Delightful Surprises: A is for Aldo

As a woman of options, I’m a firm believer in having my cake and eating it too. If I want something but can’t decide in what color, hell, I get them ALL (or as many as my bank account would allow me) simply because. Why limit myself!?! Anyone who tells you to pick one is in cahoots with the devil, and you know what they say — the devil is a liar.

Perhaps this is a tab bit dramatic but I’m trying to get a point across, mmkay?

When I found out that Aldo was releasing it’s own fragrance, I must say I was surprised. What, pray tell, would this guy smell like? Would they go uber obvious with notes of leather or suede (see what I did there)? Or would they smack you in the face and yell “SURPRISE!” in the other direction with notes of gardenia and hyacinth? Looks like Aldo is a fan of options as well because not only did they release a new scent but they released THREE for women and TWO for dudes. You’re bound to find a scent (or two) you like.

A is for Aldo

The five-piece fragrance collection is set around different personalities (Red, Blue and Yellow) we exude and you’re encouraged to find your own. Made by fragrance houses Givaudan (creator of a few of my favorite scents) and Robertet, they come packed in block-shaped bottles that are — wait for it — stackable.

Upon first sniff, I swore I was a Blue — a.k.a what the most popular girl on campus smelled like. Now this is far from true since I was campus nerd but fragrance gives us the chance to reinvent ourselves. With notes of bergamot, jasmin and sandalwood it had almost everything I loved about a fragrance. As time went on, I figured out that I also loved Red, a scent filled with vanilla, sandalwood, and musk. It’s the perfect scent for me, though I wish it was just a tad bit more intense. Yellow, is for the girly girl who probably picks flowers on her way to work. My favorite game is to mix and match both Red and Blue for a delightful little surprise depending on which note I smell.

A is for Aldo is available in three different sizes, 10ml ($15), 30ml ($25), 75ml ($45) on

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  1. Shari B Tuesday, December 6, 2011 / 6:57 am

    I was wondering what their scents smelt like. I think I’m a Red.

  2. Eileen D. Wednesday, December 7, 2011 / 12:38 am

    I love Red! You should definitely try it out if you like warmer scents.


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