Sunday, 30 September 2012

Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift Review

Hi dolls,

Firstly sorry if I end up rambling through this blog post been feeling under the weather for the past couple of days which has sucked! Just trying to get myself better before the end of the week with pyjama days, plenty of rest and hot water bottles.

Anywhoo I realised when looking through my review goodies that I don't review perfumes enough, I have quite a vast collection of them yet rarely review them (I believe the last review was Love Struck - yes it was that long ago). With that being said I wanted to share my thoughts with you on Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck. 



Now I know I am a bit late on the bandwagon as this fragrance was released back in July and the second one is set to be released soon (Wonderstruck Enchanted - yes I will be quicker with that one), but saying that I wanted to wait until I went on holiday to get it as I was quite tempted by the rollerball option that was available in Sephora but after some thinking I had decided that I would get the bottle due to it's prettiness.

I am quite a big fan of Taylor Swift and I wasn't too sure what to expect from her debut perfume - as we all know not all the celebrity fragrances are the best. However saying that everything from the packaging to the smell is very Taylor-esque!

Packaging

This is probably one of the prettiest perfume bottles in my collection - from it's purple holographic bottle to the charms that dangle from the neck. You may not know this and I only found this out through research, but the charms that are on the bottle were picked by the lady herself and were reminiscent of her stye. The charms also appear within the design of the cap which reflects her love of hidden messages. It does remind me of when J.Lo did it with her perfume but I know which I prefer!

One thing I really loved was reading about how the packaging was created from the many fabrics that Taylor picked up on her travels and I love that it will have a meaning to her. Fans of the singer will also notice the '13' embossed on the top of the box, which is recognised as her favourite number (and also making an appearance in Valentines Day). 

Even though it may make the perfume a little tacky - it would be lovely if there was a way to transform the charms into a little bracelet - that way it would make the bottle a little easier to pop into your handbag. 

Smell

Aimed at a younger market (so don't go expecting a mature husky scent) the scent is sweet yet fruity with extracts of vanilla, raspberry, apple and sandlewood - and reminds me a lot of fragrances by Britney Spears. Even with its summery smell I will continue to wear this through the Autumn and has quickly become a favourite everyday scent.

According to Taylor the scent is supposed to reflect the 'feeling that you get when you first meet someone you like' the theme which surrounds her song 'Enchanted' and really plays on the girly romantic side to her persona. 

As much as I love this scent I will warn you that the staying power isn't the best, considering it applies quite strongly in the beginning. Something that is a little shocking considering its 'Eau de Parfum' title on the packaging. So this is where the rollerball may come in use for re-applying during the day. 

Price

Price wise this perfume will not break the bank, so you won't feel bad if you choose to re-apply during the day. The biggest bottle will set you back around £36-£38 which to me is a great price as you can pay that for the smallest bottle of some scents. 

Depending where you choose to buy the perfume from will determine the price you pay for it as I have seen the price vary from place to place. 

30ml - £18-£20
50ml - £27-£29
100ml - £36-38

I did a bit of hunting around online and have also found a gift set has been released which comes with a 30ml bottle, a travel sized 5ml and scented body lotion which retails at £23 on the Boots website. 

Overall

Despite the couple of negatives with this product, I think they are outweighed by the positives - and by which I mean the lovely fruity smell, the packaging and price. It's not the most intricate smell that you will come across but it's lovely enough to be worn either day or night, and not too overpowering which can sometimes be off putting.

I love how she has tied this fragrance with her song 'Enchanted' I think it really helps the perfume stand out, and gives it that 'fairytale' feel that I get with the song. Following my love for this I will more than likely be purchasing Taylor's second scent once it is released. 

I hope you enjoyed the review, have you tried this fragrance out yet?


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