Friday, 28 March 2014
VERA WANG PRINCESS EDT REVIEW
Hi lovelies! Yes, I did just post a Perfume Collection post and no, it did not feature this one, which means that yes, I have just bought another perfume. It's becoming an issue. Perfume addiction problems aside, today I wanted to share with you a new love of mine. It's been on the market for a long time, since 2006 I believe, but I'd never gotten around to trying it, despite hearing lots about it and lusting after it for a long time. So, as you'll know by the title and photos, the perfume in question is Vera Wang's Princess.
I'd heard a lot about this perfume, and despite never having tested it on my skin, I decided to order it online as the 100ml was on offer on The Perfume Shop's website! I'm extremely guilting of buying blind when it comes to perfumes, I'll read reviews online, look up the notes in the scent and compare them to my other perfumes, then if I think I'll like it, I buy it. Not the most foolproof method and it definitely has failed me in the past, but luckily, this one was a definite hit.
As I've said in previous perfume posts, my taste in perfume is generally sweet, fruity florals, more on the sweet or fruity side than anything too floral. So many of my perfumes are very sweet and fruity or candy like. Princess has the sweet touch that I love, but is slightly softer and more sophisticated than many of my other scents. The notes listed are Apricot, Mandarin Orange, Green Apple, WaterLily, Tuberose, Guava, Dark Chocolate, Tiare Flower, Amber, Vanilla and Woodsy notes. From the reviews I've read and personal experience, I think this perfume develops very different on different people, so despite never taking this advice myself, I recommend testing this before buying if you're at all unsure.
It's definitely a sweet perfume and on first spray is quite fruity, the main fruit I pick up on is the Guava, which is an acquired taste for some, but I really love it. It then settles down to a gorgeous soft floral vanilla with a hint of dark chocolate. On me, the scent settles really quickly and after a just a few minutes, I can smell the guava, vanilla and chocolate with a hint of white floral and this is how it stays until it wears off about 5 or 6 hours later. It's pretty and powdery, without smelling like straight up baby powder or musk. However, my Mum tried this on and the Amber and Woody notes came out on her much more. It still had the chocolate, floral and vanilla notes, so it was still incredibly feminine and pretty but the scent smelt altogether more mature on her, which of course, she loved.
If I were to describe Princess in a word it would be 'feminine', not girly as such, as despite what many reviews say, I don't think this is a particularly young or juvenile scent, it's definitely pretty and it does make you feel girly when you wear it, but it's not that artificial Hollister Body Spray kind of girly (not knocking that, I have a couple of Hollister sprays myself!!). I wear this perfume to work a lot as it's light enough for the during the day, but also noticeable (it draws a lot of compliments!) and long lasting. I can see that this wouldn't be for everyone, as it is very fresh, but also slightly sweet, so if you like deeper musky or more night time scents, it may not be for you. However, I do think it's a very inoffensive scent as it's not too strong or overly sweet and headachy. This makes it a great everyday scent, as there's nothing worse than someone wearing a strong perfume that you absolutely cannot stand! It's a crowd pleaser for sure!
Overall, if you like sweet scents, but want something a little more subtle and gentle for every day, this is definitely one to check out.
What do you think? Have you tried Princess before? What did you think?