Product Type: Banana Republic fragrances
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Banana Republic W Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Gorgeous scent, long lasting, feminine, fresh, uplifting
Disadvantages: Not the nicest bottle, but not knocking any stars off
Banana Republic W is probably the first perfume I have reviewed that I actually bought for myself! Most of my perfume is bought for me by friends and family as I don't often treat myself to fragrances. W was released back in 1995.
I bought this about a year ago. Mine is a 50ml bottle of the eau de parfum. It comes in a fairly simple white box with Banana Republic W written across the front.
~ Price and availability ~
This perfume is available online at Amazon.co.uk for £9.33 for a 50ml bottle with free postage and packing and fragrancedirect.co.uk for £9.95 for a 50ml bottle (plus £1.99 postage and packing).
~ Bottle ~
The bottle itself is also rather simple. It is a rectangular shape which curves towards the front of the bottle. 'Banana Republic' is written across the front in black lettering, with a large silver 'W' behind this lettering. The lid is a dulled silver coloured cylinder which fits nicely over the spray button.
The bottle is very plain and simple and is not very feminine. It looks as though it could easily be a fragrance for men.
~ Scent ~
I really love this perfume. It smells light, fresh and floral. An uplifting scent.
It is described on Fragrantica.com, 'Banana Republic is a fragrance of white flowers with neighbouring green notes. This fresh, unintrusive fragrance for romantic mood is appropriate for daily use.' It is described on google shopping, 'This feminine scent posesses a blend of fresh leafy tones partnered with honeysuckle, waterlily and a woody, musky base.'
I can definitely identify the green notes, but the white flowers dominate this scent. It is really unique and different to any other perfume I have used. It is very feminine, unlike it's fairly bland box and bottle.
I think it smells quite expensive.
It strikes me as a summery day time scent. It is really light and I can imagine women of all ages wearing this scent. I think uplifting would be the best word to describe it.
I have found that it is long lasting as well so it really does tick all of the boxes!
~ Overall ~
I really love this perfume! It is so light, fresh and is really uplifting as well - that sounds like a daft thing to say about a perfume, but if you smell it you'll know what I mean - there is a positivity in it's scent! I strongly recommend that you sample this perfume. I can't imagine that anyone could find this scent offensive. It is reasonably priced, but smells expensive. It is the perfect feminine day time scent!
Summary: A wonderful scent in a boring bottle