Product Type: Anna Sui fragrances
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Smells like a dream!
Anna Sui Sui Dreams Eau de Toilette
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Anna Sui Sui Dreams Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Absolutly gorgeous scent + very low price + makes lovely gift for someone
Anna Sui is an American clothes designer with Chinese heritage. As well as her fashion range she is popular for products in cosmetics, eye-wear, accessories and perfumes. Her perfume line started in 1999 and she released Sui Dreams in 2000 - which is the perfume I will be reviewing today.
Anna Sui : Sui Dreams was one of the first perfumes I can remember trying and sticking with - I was about 13 years old - as a birthday present from my parents. My mum has great taste in purfumes but mainly I think she bought me this as she knew I would love the appearance of the bottle.
The bottle itself is shaped like a handbag - there is a silver plastic handbag handle at the top - which is engraved with the perfume name - Anna Sui - and the perfume contents are stored in the engraved glass container under this. The glass section is transparent which then gives you the colour of the purfume which is electric blue.
The spray nozzle is hiden between the top and bottom of the "handbag handle" and there is no protective lid like you see on other perfumes. However from the way the purfume packaging has been designed it is very well protected and it would spoil the appearance of the bottle in my opinion. The spray nozzle isn't particually large and is quite firm which will not cause any leakages.
Although the perfume itself it a really bright blue colour, when I first tried it I was worried it would stain my clothes this colour! However the colour seems to go clear when it leaves the bottle.
Away from the appearance of the attractive bottle lets move on to the actual perfume scent itself : It is absolutly devine! Very sweet girly - non overpowering scent which in my opinion would suit a young girl / teenager / young adult. You don't need to use a lot and you can tend to smell it continiously throughout the day or a night out and you do get a lot of compliments on the scent. In my opinion it is more of a day perfume - something to use to the office or a day out, I prefer muskier perfumes for nights out... But I have on occasion used this as a night time perfume.
For those interested in the notes, the top notes are : nectarine, mandarin orange, bergamot and bitter orange - middle notes are freesia, peach, chinese peony and rose - base notes are nutmeg, sandalwood, musk, tahitian vanilla, cedar and anise ... Base notes to me however mean nothing I never think they give a true reflection of what the scent is like. If I was looking at these notes I would imagine the perfume to be very fruity and musky, which in my opinion doesn't reflect it.
At 25 years old now, I still love the Sui Dreams perfume and I was to pick a favourite this would be in my top 10. I still buy this for myself every couple of months and do still recieve it as a gift for my birthday or Christmas. Sui Dreams can also be bought as part of gift sets where you get matching blue toilet bags and bath and shower products. Over the years I have recieved a few of these and the toilet bags are very useful! I also love the bath and shower products which do linger on the skin for a couple of hours and smell just like the perfumes.
One thing I love about this perfume is that you can pick it up reasonably cheap - last year I picked up a 30ml bottle on special offer from the Perfume Shop at just £10 - so as you would imagine I stocked up as normally you would expect to buy 30ml for between £20-£30.
In my opinion this is a great gift for any young lady - and I will tell you from personal experiance boys love it - not on theirselves obviously but they love the scent... drives them mad! If you have not smelled this before I would recommend you go into a Perfume Shop or department store and ask for a tester I guarentee your will also be addicted!
Summary: Love this!