Basenote Bitch

Happy by Clinique

If you had a mom that wore Clinique products in the 90s then you’ve probably smelled or wore this perfume at some point in high school. This kind of smells like a teen group date to a miniature golf course. Pleasant, but you are left wanting more. I.e. a location to give a handy to your teen partner and maybe not a light citrus floral, but a deeper, animalic beauty in your perfume. It’s essentially the girl next door of scents. By that I mean the patriarchal idea that “sweet, ordinary,” girls exist for you to think about in your mid-life crisis, men! Spoiler alert: they don’t. This is a cute bottle if you're graduating from the world of Bath and Body Works and want a passive fragrance that will make you smell like you’re not going through puberty. However, think about that higher education and the wealth of possibilities when you graduate from Happy, and enter Disaffected.

Notes include: lime, mandarin orange, and lemon, freesia, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and rose. In real life you will smell like a chewable Flintstone vitamin. Sweet but NOT actually beneficial! Sorry bb.



Happy by Clinique