For someone who can be quite fussy about perfumes, I don’t half own a lot of them. When I say fussy, it’s not that my nose is generally fussy, it’s that sometimes perfumes can just give me a headache if they have certain scents in them. I’m not sure what in particular it is, but any which has a similar scent to Ralph Lauren ‘Ralph’ perfume generally triggers it. Even though I really do love the smell of it!
Perfumes which I tend to go for are quite fruity and fresh. If it has an underlying scent of cucumber and melons I’m sold. I also really like vanilla scents like The Body Shop Vanilla Brulee perfume and Korres Lychee, Freesia and Vanilla EDT – two of my favourite scents to wear, ever.
I was recently sent (or should I say SCENT, or maybe not) the rather sultry looking Agent Provocateur Fatale gift set from Fragrance Direct and at first I was concerned it might of had that weird ‘old lady’ smell from the 80’s about it. Do you know what I mean? Like Dior Poison, or Channel No5. It’s hard to explain what I mean, but something about those scents really reminds me of my Nan. Don’t get me wrong, my glamour nanna is quite savvy when it comes to trends, but I remember her perfumes from being a kid and I guess as a kid they smell even more potent to the unrefined nostril.
Alas, when I cracked out the Agent Provocateur Fatale perfume it was instant love. It’s a surprisingly fruity, light scent yet mature at the same time. As usual, explaining how something smells in the written word in very hard, but here’s how the Agent Provocateur website describes it:
”The outrageously bold and enticing top note is a striking blend of spicy Pink Pepper from Madagascar, juxtaposed with succulent Mango and exotic Blackcurrant for an indescribably mysterious opening sensation that scintillates the senses. The voluptuous floral heart seduces with uber-feminine, heavenly Gardenia, edged with elegant, woody, violet-scented Orris Absolute, and sweet yet dark and sophisticated, smoky touches of Indonesian Patchouli. An addictive base of sultry, sensual Skin Musk, creamy Vanilla Orchid, irresistible Chocolate Gourmand and leathery Spanish Labdanum deliver long-lasting power, depth and aphrodisiac qualities to complete the seduction.”
Now, I wouldn’t say it was a particularly seductive smell, which is quite good as the last thing you want when walking through town is to have the LYNX EFFECT on all the men who will catch a whiff. But it is a very nice perfume, it’s perfect for every day way and a night out. Although it doesn’t seem to be the longest lasting on me, maybe that just means my natural scent is seductive enough already? Oooh la la.