Perfume, Reviews - January 19th, 2012
I’m probably going to loose coolness points over this, but I really like Taylor Swift and her music. It’s catchy and I can relate to her song lyrics. So… I had to try Wonderstruck, her new perfume. I’ll admit I wasn’t expecting to be blown away by it – she’s young, she’s a celebrity… this is a recipe for yet another fruity-floral! On the other hand, it’s done by Elizabeth Arden, the people who brought us the Britney perfumes that I like so much. The verdict? It’s nicely done, a pleasant and pretty fragrance that will appeal to a younger crowd, but that doesn’t come off too cutesy for older chicks like me.
First, let’s talk about the bottle. You’re probably either going to love it or think it’s ridiculous. I love ridiculous, so I think it’s adorable! It’s purple with a cool iridescence going on, the lid is embossed with a pretty pattern, and the charms are cute. The glass is heavy too, so it feels nice and substantial in your hand. I’m a sucker for good packaging and Wonderstruck’s bottle is pretty.
The fragrance is light, sweet, and floral. The notes are freesia, apple blossom, raspberry, vanilla, honeysuckle, white hibiscus, amber, sandalwood, and peach. The opening is fresh and floral, and then it settles down into a vanilla-peach thing on my skin. It’s not cloyingly sweet, however, but remains light and sparkling and pretty. Lasting power isn’t great, but you can’t have everything.
Overall, I think this is really well done. If you aren’t a Taylor Swift fan, it’s probably not going to jump to the top of your must-have list. But if you are in the market for something fresh and pretty for spring, it’s worth a sniff. It would also be perfect for Valentine’s, which is the focus of this month’s fragrance reviews. I give Wonderstruck two thumbs up for a good girly perfume.