Stella McCartney’s New Fragrance: Sheer Stella 2007

by PJ on Sunday, April 15, 2007

in -Stella McCartney, fragrance, stash focus

(pictured: from left to right —
Sheer Stella 2004, 2005, 2006)

Stella by Stella McCartney is one of my favorite fragrances. I just adore the feminine and sophisticated rose notes and the calming amber base note. Apart from Stella, since 2004, Stella McCartney releases a Sheer Stella each summer, which is a lighter take on the original scent.

I am happy to announce that my three Sheer Stella fragrances have just got a new sibling yesterday:

It features the consistently wonderful rose note with a lemony zest as do all the previous Sheer Stella fragrances. The bottle is pretty as always, this time also with exquisite prints like the last two years.

A closer look at each of the previous versions:

Sheer Stella 2004:

I bought this on-line after I bought and fell in love with Sheer Stella 2005. It features a simple frosted exterior. A very minimal and structured look.
Stella Sheer 2005:

This is the first ever Stella McCartney fragrance I bought. I discovered this in her beautiful boutique in London. With floral patterns on frosted glass, the bottle looks so pretty and delicate, and I love the fresh and romantic scent. This kick-started my whole Stella collection.

Stella Sheer 2006:

By the time this was out, I had already collected quite a few Stella fragrances and I simply couldn’t miss out on this one. The clear glass bottle features prints of flowers, hummingbirds, and butterflies.

To my rather amateur nose, all the Sheer Stella fragrances smell virtually identical, even though one website indicates that they feature different top notes (green mandarin orange for 2004, and Granny Smith apple for 2005). I still think they are more or less the same. (Maybe someone can help me here…)

But that’s absolutely fine, since I love the scent anyway and I love collecting the bottles.

Apart from these, I also have the original Stella, Stella Rose Absolute, Stella Pure Parfum (I didn’t actually pay for it…thanks to my Boots loyalty points), a limited-edition Stella candle, and some body products.

Ummm…I seem to have a bit too much of Stella! But I remain unexcited about 2006’s Stella in Two. They smell just as nice (all the same notes are there) but the packaging doesn’t do anything for me.

I like the freshness of Sheer Stella, and I love the sensitively somber touch of Rose Absolute. One is great for daytime and the other is surprisingly calming for bedtime (I tend to think any fragrance can be distracting for bedtime). I’ll come back to talk more about Stella McCartney’s fragrances later on.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Teri Monday, April 16, 2007

Her bottles are absolutely gorgeous! What a collection you have.


PJ Monday, April 16, 2007

Thanks for your comment again, Teri!

I love the design of the Sheer Stella bottles so much. I think it is a great example of masculinity meeting femininity. If you only look at the shape of the bottle, there are no curves (apart from the cap). All the straight lines create sharp angles and everything is symmetric and clean-cut (Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb is perhaps another example). But the plum color scheme and the floral prints are just ultra-feminine and beautiful. I think it is a great combination and it works seamlessly.

Loving your blog, by the way!!


lyn Wednesday, May 16, 2007

i tried to find high and low for more information abot the difference in the different stella sheer bottles and smells and you did it for me!
thanku so much
i love the bottle this year…
i’m a stella addict like you. sometimes i wonder why i bother beacuse they really do smell more or less the same but i can’t stop.
i bought the roll ons etc and hope to get the night and day purse spray soon :)


PJ Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hello there Lyn,

I know, I can’t stopped either. I bought this current Sheer Stella as soon as it was available in the UK (even though I am supposed to cut down on my cosmetics spending…).

I just love all the bottles. But my sentimental favorite is still Sheer Stella 2005. Such a beautiful bottle! It is my first Stella McCartney fragrance as well.


Srta. Anjos Sunday, April 19, 2009

Nice collection you have. I love the Stella´s rose scent, as well its fabulous bottles. Thank you for sharing your collection view with the world.


PJ Monday, April 20, 2009

Hi Srta. Anjos,

I certainly love Stella’s rose scent as well.

Thank you very much for posting your comment. I am glad that you enjoyed reading this post! :)


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