AERIN Beauty : Waterlily Sun

Truth be told, finding a fragrance that works for me can be a tricky endeavor. I am sensitive to strong smells, so I steer clear of overbearingly powerful scents. On the flip side, I adore finding that perfect scent, as the sense of smell is a powerful sense. A scent can change our mood, awaken certain feelings, and even transport us back to wonderful memories.

This summer, AERIN Beauty introduced a new collection of fragrances. Knowing that everything Aerin Lauder does is done with the utmost style and sophistication, I knew I had to try the fragrances. There are seven distinct scents in the collection, but I quickly honed in on my favorite: waterlily sun.

Waterlily Sun is inspired by Aerin’s visits as a young girl Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny, France – one of my favorite places in the world. Monet’s garden, filled with lily ponds and flowers, evokes such a sense of calmness, serenity, peacefulness, and beauty. And the AERIN Beauty scent does the same. It is a wonderfully delicate, fresh fragrance filled with soft florals and dewy greens.

I encourage you to check out this lovely line of scents and find your favorite.

Details of My Look

Mary Katrantzou dress (on deep sale here) | Christian Louboutin nude heels (here) | Hermes enamel bracelet (similar here) | Giuseppe Zanotti necklace | Jennifer Fisher ring (here) | Chloe bag (here) | OPI nail polish (here) | Aerin Lauder book (here) | Yangyang Pan painting (print here)


Photos by Ashley Cardoza;

Painting titled “Waterlily” by Yangyang Pan – one of my favorite artists; prints of her paintings available for purchase here


  1. Merritt says:

    gorgeous! I love Aerin’s fragrances.. I have five of them so far! The next on my list is Rose de Grasse. Such a wonderful scent!

    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Merritt! Aerin home products, frangrances, beauty… I love it all. I’ll have to try that scent.

      Hope you’re having a great week!

  2. Vanessa says:

    Great review! Never heard of AERIN before! Thanks for sharing!
    Sending you much love & I hope your Wednesday is as beautiful like you!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Vanessa! You’re such an encourager.

      AERIN is by Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of Estee Lauder. A wonderful line of home products, beauty products, and more…

  3. Diana says:

    Such gorgeous pictures, love your outfit! I completely agree that a scent has such a strong effect on your mood and what you want it to say about you x

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you so much, Diana. So nice of you to say. Thanks fork stopping by.

  4. Ashley says:

    I just love Aerin — the label is so fresh and fun! Gorgeous photos, styling and prose, as always Carrie! I always get so excited whenever I see you doing these collaborations too because you’re always so authentic and creative about them.


    Sed Bona

    1. Carrie says:

      Ashley – I really appreciate that comment. I try to choose collaborations very carefully so that I can be authentic and have fun creatively. It means a lot that you notice that.

      Hope you’re having a great week! Hugs –

  5. Sheri says:

    Beautiful paintings, Carrie. The colours of everything in this post are so soft and pretty.

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Sheri. These are certainly colors that make me happy.

      Hope you’re having a great week! Xo –

  6. Pam says:

    These pictures are beautiful! I love how you matched the story to the painting. Loved it! xoxo


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much for that, Pam. “Waterlily” automatically made me think of this favorite painting of mine.

  7. Lili says:

    Lovely pics Carrie! I love her makeup line!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Lili. Yes – isn’t it great? I’m a fan of the home decor pieces too.

  8. Lauren says:

    This sounds amazing!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Lauren. You should give it a try!

  9. Amy says:

    Gorgeous, Carrie!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Amy. 🙂

  10. Alex says:

    Love Aerin fragrances! I’m also quite partial to her home decor. Will have to check out this scent!

    1. Carrie says:

      Yes, I love her home decor! Thanks for stopping by, Alex. 🙂

  11. Yasmin says:

    Wow! What beautiful photos! They really capture the essence of the perfume 🙂

    xx Yasmin

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Yasmin! I really appreciate that.

  12. beautiful post! Xo

    ig: @stylemelauren

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you so much, Lauren. Have a great weekend!

  13. That necklace is really and truly to die for!

    1. Carrie says:

      Isn’t it lovely? Thanks, Sarah. It was a birthday gift to me from GZ. 🙂

  14. Terrie says:

    Love this look, Carrie! You look great as always.. Have been thinkin about you for awhile. We should get together soon and catch up! Hit me up Houston!

    1. Carrie says:

      Terrie!!! Thanks so much for commenting, but more importantly thanks for checking in. Yes – we should definitely get together. Email me! Xo –

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