True Star Gold begins with an odd citrusy scent that tiptoes on the fine line of offensively strange and exotically interesting. The other fruits--kiwi, melon, and currants--take a backseat to the linden blossom. Nice, but not worth the price of the bottle.
What makes this scent truly fabulous is the heart and the drydown. Though the linden blossom is a heart note, it arrives early and is quite mutable, allowing the lily to come forth in the loveliest manner. Not too long after the juniper settles in and does so in the softest way, making TSG a keeper. The lily and the juniper are simply and adorably whimsical and so much fun to wear.
This is the antithesis of a 'power fragrance'; where power fragrances of the 1990s made a statement about how strong, fierce, and confident the wearer was, this fruity-floral quietly whispers to the world how sweetly innocent and carefree the wearer is. (And age is completely irrelevant here--remember, the face/muse of TSG, Beyonce, is thirty). I would never wear this to work if I wanted to be taken seriously. However, this is a wonderful 't-shirt and jeans' fragrance.
It is nice, but I think the silver version is better. Smells citrusy and milky at the same time, lemon + sweet pea + milk.
I checked this fragrance several times in the perfume shop comparing to other best fragrances that I found interesting. It had paid my attention from the very beginning and definitely won afterwards.
It's sparkling like a shampagne, it's fresh like a spring water, aromatic, softly sweet, joyful, young and most of all - absolutely original. It brings a lot of pleasure to my senses :)
Smelled a magazine sample of this and thought it was worthy of a real test run. I don't find it remarkable in any way. There are so many GREAT modern scents available, I don't see any reason to waste time with this sort of blase' concoction. Maybe someone else will find something worthwhile about True Star Gold.
This reminds me of a cheaper made EL Instuition with a hint of Clinque Happy haphazardly thrown in. I haven't even bothered to look up the notes to this. Smells like pollen, lilies and some badly done orange. Along with something that smells very similar to a blooming weed found in the midwest called moon weed or gympson weed. True Star Gold isn't overtly strong and doesn't produce much sillage. This lasts a long time on my skin. Tho, I really cannot enjoy this. Not really orginial at all.