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Baby Phat Fabulosity Eau de Parfum

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Brand: Baby Phat / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Parfum / Gender: for women

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      18.05.2012 01:56

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      Just like kimora lee simmons this perfume is extremely over the top. Even though it does decide to eventually calm down there is no doubt that the initial notes slap you right in the face. BAM! Your engulfed in vanilla mixed with hints of fruits. The notes included in the perfume (plum, orange blossom, tiger lily, "mysterious forbidden fruit", damask plum skin, Chinese osmanthus, coconut milk, purple violet, Tasmanian honey, vanilla absolute, patchouli and amber) in theory should work quite nicely to give a clean, floral scent. The fruit explosion does calm down fairly quickly however, leaving subtle vanilla and coconut smells balanced of with beautiful floral smells winding down to a nice subtle woody tone, the vanilla calms down all the way through the perfume getting softer and softer. Even though the perfumes not that bad you could probably do a lot better in the same budget. The diamond shaped bottle for me is also somewhat tacky.

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      25.09.2010 00:37
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      What does bling smell like?

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      As you can tell by my reviews I'm obsessed with perfume and am always on the look out something that's not wildly expensive, after all - why buy one expensive perfume when you could buy two or three for the same price? My bottle of FABULOSITY is a hand-me-down from my sister who bought it in Florida, so it had the added appeal of not being sold in-store in the UK. I was excited to get my hands on it as I assumed that I would be getting something unique to what everyone else has...


      Are you a fan of Britney Spears' Midnight Fantasy? The strong plum notes to FABULOSITY are extremely similar. I can't smell any of the floral notes but there is a hint of grape. I've looked on several sites, but didn't find out what Baby Phat's version of "forbidden fruit" actually is, but yeah, I'm definitely picking up grape notes.

      I hope you like plum because there's a heck of a lot more to come. Luckily I do like plum, but I have to admit that it's a bit too heavy as it continues to drown out the florals and makes the fragrance a tad one dimensional. I do detect the coconut though - it's light but there. What I don't like is the 'honey' note. It's basically just a pile of sugar - it's not needed when you already have a ton of sweet fruit.

      The sweetness does not stop. As the plum wears down, the vanilla and amber in the base develop and mingle in with the 'honey'. I don't usually like patchouli, but I really appreciate the depth it adds here.


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      Plum, orange blossom, tiger lily, 'forbidden fruit', damask plum skin, Chinese osmanthus, coconut milk, purple violet, Tasmanian honey, vanilla absolute, patchouli and amber.


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      The bottle is a case of marmite - you either love it or hate it. Although it is tackily blingtastic I think that it adds a fun, decorative touch to a dressing table.


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      For an EDP that is so busy it does burn down and dissipate quite quickly; It goes close to my skin in little over an hour and is gone within three to four.

      Ordinarily I'd wear something so fruity during the summer but as this is also very sweet I prefer to wear this now it's colder, as I find it sickly and cloying in the heat.

      I use mine for myself - on weekends and days off work, because I find it "full on", so I worry that if I wear it in the office it'll be too invasive to my colleagues. Ditto for intimate evenings ;)


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      I'm on the fence with this one. FABULOSITY is perfectly pleasant and wearable and I don't like to go for perfumes that are too quiet. But there's nothing that makes me desperate to re-buy a bottle for myself. It feels like a summer scent to me, but it too heavy to wear in the heat, plus it is similar to Escada summer LE fragrances [pick one, any one]. There's nothing unique here.

      FABULOSITY was never officially released in the UK, so you won't be able to test it, which makes buying it risky as you'd have to do it blind.


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      There are 50 ml and 100ml bottles on various sites. The prices vary slightly, but [as a rough guide] the 50ml edition is usually only around the £15 mark, whilst the 100ml can set you back up to £45.

      There is also a body souffle drifting around in LE packaging, but the price is insane - between £40 to £50!!

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