“ Brand: Anna Sui / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / Gender: for women „
Long before I received this for Christmas last year it had been sat waiting patiently and tempting me to spend the £24.32 but I held out knowing that Christmas was a few months away and a family member would willingly buy me this perfume.
Sure enough on Christmas morning I unwrapped a holographic type pink/purple box in a cellophane wrapper. On the box was a brief product description and a silver holgram in the middle with 'Anna Sui' written in it. The box is very fun and girly and would have definitely caught my eye if i'd have spotted it on the shelves.
The bottle itself is triangular and made from glass. The glass is slightly tinted to a light pinky rosy colour which adds to the girly, fairytale theme running alongside this perfume. The lid to the bottle is probably the most eyecatching, it's almost like a fairy is sat on a crystal ball. The detail is very intricate and delicate and again, really fits in with the fairy tale theme.
The scent is described as melon, Bergamot, Lemon, Orange Blossom, Tuberose and Jasmine which sounds like a mish-mash of scents but they really compliment each other. The scent is again very fresh, floral and girly which I find really pleasant and refreshing.
I have found that the scent is long lasting throughout the day and is still as strong as when I first applied it in the morning. The fact that the perfume is long lasting is very beneficial as it means I don't have to reapply it all day which can be a nuisace.
I have now has this perfume for just over 6 months and still have 3/4 of the bottle remaining which is great as it is a fab fragrance!
The price is £24.32 on Amazon for a 30ml bottle but if you shop around I assume you can get this cheaper. Overall, i would definitely recommend this product. I think a lot of people, whatever their age, would enjoy the mix of scents and the long lasting effects of Anna Sui's Secret Wish Magic Romance.
I have a bit of a thing for different fragrances and the bottles they come in. My daughter is well aware of this as she has bought me many lovely scents and she's given me endless perfumes that she no longer likes or wears. A couple of Christmas' ago, she really surprised me, she had managed to find me a fragrance that, not only did I like but I fell in love with the bottle, you see I have this passion for collecting fairies, I have quite a collection, and this particular bottle has a fairy sat on top, on the lid.
Secret Wish Magic Romance
This fragrance is pink to look at and it has a very fruity, floral scent, mixing the delightful scents of lemon, melon, orange blossom, jasmine, lotus blossom, coconut and amber. With a hint of musk making this fragrance irresistibly sensual.
The bottle is a transparent glass, in a triangular shape, the three flat sides of the bottle are decorated either side with a flower pattern etched into the glass. At the top of the bottle sits the beautiful sparkly, silvery colored fairy, on a dome, made so it's easily pulled off to reveal the pump spray underneath, made from plastic, this fairy finishes off this bottle of scent beautifully.
The box this scent is presented in, is equally beautiful, pink with lots of glittery, swirly silver patterns all over it, with a fairy sat on top of the perfumes name.
A 30 ml bottle of Secret Wish Magic Romance eau de toilette currently costs around £19.00 from Amazon.
This fragrance was originally blue in color and it was simply called Secret Wish, they created a similar fragrance in 2006 and called it Secret Wish Magic Romance and changed the color to pink. They called it the new version of Secret Wish, making this perfume much sweeter, and focusing on the younger female generation.
Personally I feel this scent would be better suited to a young women or teenage girl, I think they got it right, in hitting their target consumers with this fragrance, as it is very light and easy to wear during the day. I like the scent and have worn it on and off in the daytime. My main attraction to this perfume has to be the bottle, I'm sure that was the reason my daughter bought it for me. It is a very girly girl perfume and I don't know if I would have bought it for myself, however the bottle may have swayed my decision.
I could imagine younger women enjoying this soft and light fragrance, in my opinion it would work best with them, as it is, in no way over powering.
For me, I feel the scent wears away far to quickly, to get the full benefit of this perfume I had to keep spraying it on, which I don't really like to do. I wore it daily for a while, but felt I was using far to much of it at one time. So personally this fragrance is not really for me, although it's scent is very pleasant, I don't think I'll be buying it again. Besides I have the bottle, with the fairy on top now and that's enough for me, for this particular fragrance anyway.
I'm giving this fragrance 3 stars because it's plesent enough, it just wear away to quickly.
Thanks for reading my review which may also appear on Ciao
I have a 30ml bottle of this product whicxh also came supplied with a equally as gorgeous, rich and scented fabulous body moisturiser to complement and also layer up the scent for maximum punch.
The box for the perfume is beautiful and a pink and silver logoed number, ot looks fantastic and so very girly. The bottle was an absolute dream., I loved the shape of a soft triangle with a frosted fairy topper, right up my street, I absolutely loved it the moment I set eyes on it!!
Top notes: Bergamot, Sicilian lemon and melon.
Heart notes: Orange blossom, tuberose, jasmine and lotus blossom.
Base notes: Rosewood, coconut and amber.
I found the initial burst of top notes to be lovely and sparkling, sweet and tender, it is so so fresh and sweet, the lemon and melon working very well together with the slightly detectable bergamot. After it settled down the florals smell was absolutely delightful, refreshing, crisp and completely delicious, yet very calming. It is pretty and romantic, not too light on the skin and quite a long lasting smell. The jasmine in particular sticks out for me when I am wearing this, as it is also one of my favourite florals.
The base notes are again delicious, and very warming, I particularly like coconut and when with amber it smells sublime and stays on the skin for hours to come.
When used with the body lotion it does work creating a base for the perfume to adhere to, if you have got time it is worth doing as the body lotion is just divine as well.
The perume was launched in 2006 and top be honest I have not really seen it available to buy in the shops but then again I've not been looking as I still have some of the perfume left!! It is however widely available on the internet if searched for to buy.
It would make a beautiful gift for a younger woman as it is a very girly sweet and pink type of scent. The packaging and presentation as beautiful, it is not overly expensive, and is a luscious, evocative and romantic fragrance.
As soon as I saw the pink packaging I knew I wanted it. It's a very girly box, even the bottle is very girly, with the little fairy on the top. This is ideal for most girls who dream of being a princess. It gives you a nice feeling by just looking at it. I'd never heard of it before as I don't think it's a well known perfume (even though it should be!)
It has quite a sweet smell, but it's very unique as I've never smelt any perfume like it before. It's quite strong too which is good as you don't have to use a lot of it but even though you don't need a lot of it to smell beautiful, I still don't think it lasts very long. This would differ on your personal usage, and of course the size of the bottle you purchase.
In my opinion it's a perfume for any use. It's good for everyday use, but also for going out.
I think the smell is suited for the younger generation and I would definitely recommend it. I had this perfume as a present from my fiancee for Christmas, and it is ideal for a present for any time of the year.
I honestly think that this perfume deserves a 5/5.
Anna Sui Secret Wish- Magic Romance
The box itself is pink, so girls, you need to get your hands on it! With a fairy and heart style on the font, i know this perfume is available in 30ml, but i am not sure what other sizes it comes in.
The price of this perfume is not too bad and it ranges from around forty pounds for the 30ml bottle. This perfume can be purchased at all leading health and perfume stores such as boots, just for perfume, the fragrance shop, super drug and asda!
This perfume is fairly sweet but it has a completely awesome twist to it that smells so fresh and clean like linen just come out of the wash! It smells as good as all the other Anna Sui perfumes which is exiting, modern and girly!
This perfume stays on your clothes, skin for hours! You don't have to top it up unless it is really needed obviously you get used to the smells, and it lingers on your clothes making other clothes smell just as good!!
Hope you buy this product it is definitely worth it!!!
Anna Sui ~ Secret Wish Magic Romance ~ Eau De Toilette
I really like the Anna Sui perfumes because they have very unusual scents. I also really like the creative and decorative bottles which the perfumes are supplied in. I have 8 different Anna Sui fragrances in my perfume collection but my favourite one has to be Sui Love mainly because I love the look of the butterfly bottle. I treated my self to a 30 ml bottle of Secret Wish Magic Romance a few months ago; you can also buy Secret Wish Magic Romance beauty products to compliment and layer the scent. The 30 ml bottle of Secret Wish Magic Romance Eau De Toilette cost me £18 from Debenhams.
As you can see from the picture at the top of this review, the bottle of perfume has a lovely curvy shape to it. The lid of the bottle has got to be the most decorative and creative aspect of the perfume bottle because it has what looks like a small fairy or Angel sitting on top of it. The fairy lid combined with the gorgeous candy floss colour of the perfume liquid gives the whole design of the perfume bottle a very feminine and girly appearance.
As soon as I sprayed the scent onto my wrist I could immediately smell the sweet fruity aroma of Melons and Lemons. The Lemon and Melon fragrance notes weren't overpowering or too fruity they had more of a light summery refreshing aroma. Usually I'm not too keen on fruity scents because if find them to be too heavy and sickly sweet, but this wasn't the case with Secret Wish Magic Romance. The fruitiness of this perfume was really refreshing and subtle. The initial fruity top notes of Lemon and Melon seemed to last for quite a while before the middle notes of the scent became more visible. .
After approximately an hour the Melon and Lemon scent had faded quite a lot and were barely identifiable. The scent began to smell more floral after the Lemon and Melon had faded. The fragrance had a slight fruity scent but it was mostly masked with a sweet floral aroma which gave the scent more depth. The floral notes which I could detect were that of Jasmine and Tuberose. Most of the Anna Sui fragrances contain a Jasmine middle note, but the Jasmine notes in the Anna Sui Perfumes are really subtle and light. Sometimes Jasmine can be a rather heavy and overpowering scent if there is too much of it used in a perfume, but in this instance there is just a subtle hint of jasmine which gives the whole scent a much richer aroma without making it smell too floral and heavy.
The Jasmine and Tuberose aroma seemed to last for approximately 3 hours before they started to blend with the base notes and the whole fragrance took on a sweeter lighter floral aroma. The sweet note which I could smell was the creamy sweetness of coconuts and amber. I think that the coconut and amber work perfectly together because they compliment the fruity floral top and middle notes perfectly, without making the scent too heavy overpowering or cloying.
Secret Wish Magic Romance is described as having ~
Top Notes of Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon and Melon.
The top notes are the first phase of the perfume; they are usually the most volatile and evaporate from the skin very quickly. The top notes are usually very light and refreshing and their scent usually lasts for anything between five and ninety minutes.
Middle or Heart notes of Orange Blossom, Tuberose, Jasmine and Lotus Blossom.
The middle notes of a scent are therapeutic and balancing oils, sometimes the middle notes are often referred to as the heart notes of a scent. The middle notes are not always evident and can take between thirty and sixty minutes to develop on your skin, and they last for anything between two to four hours.
Base Notes of Rosewood, Coconut, Amber
The base notes are the longest lasting notes in a fragrance, most perfumes use the same base notes. This is because they give the perfume more staying power and stop the top and middle notes from evaporating from your skin as quickly.
Secret Wish Magic Romance has good staying power considering it is an Eau De Toilette fragrance. Usually Eau De Toilette fragrances only last for about 4 hours on your skin because they're more dilute than Eau De Parfum.
I found that Secret Wish Magic Romance lased for about 5 hours on my skin before I needed to reapply it. I think that the scent only lasts for a few hours on my skin because the fragrance notes are really light and airy. If the fragrance notes were heavier then the scent would probably have lasted a few hours more but then again this would have ruined the perfume and made it too heavy and floral. The blends of the fragrance notes are perfect because the fruitiness is complimented with subtle floral notes and then the floral fruitiness is complimented with light and delicate sweet notes. I think that the scent is really unusual because it has a wide a range of different fragrance notes.
All perfumes smell slightly different on different people, and this is due to us having different oils in our skin. The staying power of a scent also differs from person to person because we have different types of skin oils too. I said in the review that this perfume lasts for about three or four hours on me, but it could last a longer or shorter amount of time on you.
If you like the sound of this perfume then I advise that you go into your local perfume store and test it before you buy it. When testing the scent spray it onto your wrist and wear it for a few hours before you decide whether you like it or not, because the scent changes the longer you wear it due to the different notes which make up the fragrance.
When testing a perfume don't smell the scent on a perfume card because it might smell lovely on the card and when you buy it and wear it at home it might smell totally different and you might not like the scent you are wearing. I made this mistake a few times in the past and wasted £30 on a fragrance which I didn't wear again and put in the bin.
Secret Wish Magic Romance is a 30ml Eau De Toilette perfume which means that it contains between 4-10% perfume oils. An Eau De Toilette perfume is most commonly bought because it is cheaper than an Eau De Parfum, an eau de toilette scent usually lasts for about 3-4 hours on your skin although some others do last a lot longer it just depends on the different oils in your skin.
Price And Availability
I got this perfume from Debenhams and paid £18 for a 30ml bottle of it, I have also seen the perfume for sale in Boots as well. You can also buy the perfume from online retailers, I usually find that some online retailers offer perfumes at a discounted rate compared to larger department stores.
FragranceDirect.com is currently selling a 75ml bottle of Secret Wish Magic Romance perfume for £17.50. Usually a 75ml bottle of the fragrance retails for £39 in most department stores and online retailers.
I really like the scent of Secret Wish Magic Romance. I think it is a mysterious and full bodied scent because of all the different notes in the scent. The best way to describe the scent is by saying that it is a fruity floral sweet fragrance and is really light and airy. I think that this perfume is most suited to those who like delicate fruity scents.
Secret Wish Magic Romance is probably best worn as a casual scent because of its light and delicate aroma. I think that the scent is perfect to use as a summery scent or to take with you on holiday to use as your casual perfume. I will definitely buy another bottle of this perfume when I run out, but I think ill be buying it online because I can get a bigger bottle for the same price as a small bottle.
**review written my me and also posted on Ciao**