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DESCRIPTION I must admit I'm not really that big on celebrity perfumes usually but whilst waiting for somebody to come out of a very long Boots queue last Christmas I ended up having a few cheeky sprays of the perfume on offer. I spotted that at the time this Beyonce one was on offer and fell in love with the scent, I then went home and asked Mom if she could buy it me for Christmas which she did. The fragrance is supposed to match Beyonce's energy and strength and so they attempt to bring this into a smell. I was told that the Bluebird Orchid in this fragrance is the first time it has been used within a perfume which was pretty cool. The perfume has top notes of citrus and warm notes of vanilla. PACKAGING I must admit the packaging of this perfume is pretty snazzy. The box was of a metallic design with the basic information but it's the actual perfume bottle that's the show stopper, it looks more like an ornament. The bottle I can only describe as a rectangle but with a bulging centre. The bottle is glass and see through meaning you can see exactly how much perfume you have left. On the front of the bottle it says "Beyonce Pulse" The top of the bottle is a simple silver spray button which releases the perfume. The bottle then sits inside a silver case which is made to look like the leaves of a flower, the perfume top is actually clicked into the bottom of this silver base making an overall aesthetically pleasing display. PRICE You can currently purchase this perfume from Boots for £30 for 50ml. Beyonce has since released newer perfumes though and so if you shop around you may be able to find a better price! WHAT'S IT LIKE? Like I said I fell in love with the fragrance when I first tested it. I'm not an expert in describing perfumes but you can certainly smell the citrus top notes which are very pleasing, the citrus immediately makes you feel vibrant and whilst I can't strongly smell it you can also pick out the vanilla. I'm not sure what a "Bluebird Orchid" is but the adding in of this extract certainly gives something different to the perfume I often favour citrus perfumes and this one is different to any others I have tried. Whilst the smell is very nice I would say it doesn't quite reach the strength of a perfume to wear for a night out or a date. It's a lovely perfume but more of a day to day wear really. LONGEVITY The smell lasts all day but definitely weakens throughout it. For the price of the perfume though I feel the longevity is about right. I don't expect my perfume to be strong/long lasting if it's based in this price bracket. OVERALL Overall I really like this product but I've knocked off a star because I've purchased slightly better citrus based perfumes. However if you get a chance to test the perfume I would highly recommend it because it's a very universal smell that would suit most ladies.
THE PRODUCT ____________ This purfume is the third one in the series from Beyonce Knowles and was first relesed in 2011. Her inspiration for this perfumewas her fans. Beyonce said 'Women always tell me that my music makes them feel strong and confident, and Pulse is about finding that inner power' The main ingredient in this is Beyonce's favorite flower- the orchid. It can be found in most perfume shops and supermarkets and ranges in price from around £15-£35 THE PACKAGING AND INGREDIENTS ________________________________ The perfume comes in a glass regtangular bottle, which gets bigger in the middle. It stands upside down in a chrome top which was inspired by her stage costume designs. It has a blue liquid inside. The bottle comes in a blue and silver holigraphic carton/box that shimmers and shines,Which Beyonce says in advertisments, represents the power and light in the universe. The perfumes main ingredients are pear blossom, peony, midnight blooming jasmine, Madagascar vanilla, and bluebird orchid. MY EXPERIENCE _____________ Well I was actually bought this as a gift last christmasannd mine also came with a shower gel of the same scent. The packaging itself was easy to open and the bottle stands upside down, which I thought was a bit werid! like other perfumes it has a spray top and the liquid is evenly disburshed into the air. It has quiet a strong smell when first sprayed but does fade and lasts for hours. It smells a bit like musky vanilla with a hint of fruit and I find it to be sweet and light. MY OPINION ___________ I really like the unique design of the bottle, although for the first week I kept putting it round the wrong way! The packaging makes it look very expensive I think and the perfume itself lasts a long time so you dont have to keep reappling which makes it good value for money. Now I love the smell, its nice and sweet and the vanilla stands out, but the fruit also makes it smell fresh. I will be buying it again and im always getting compliments while wearing it so would recommend. Thanks for reading and rating. AmyBoo
Beyonce Pulse is the third fragrance from American pop star and actress Beyonce. The fragrance was released in 2011. The fragrance is available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml bottles. The 50ml bottle is available from Boots for £30 which I do think is quite expensive. The top notes of this fragrance are: Bergamor, Curacao and Pear Blossom. The middle notes are: Jasmine, Orchid and Peony. The base notes are: Musk, Vanille and Woodsy Notes. When its first sprayed, the scent starts off as being lovely and fresh with a clean citrusy smell. The citrusy-ness then turns to musk. The main 'citrus ingredient' which stands out the most for me is oranges. I can also smell vanilla too. The different notes tend to shine through at different times. I would like it if the citrus scent lasted longer as this is my favourite part of the fragrance. It sounds strange but there is something 'powdery' about this fragrance, although it is hard to explain how/why I think that. The scent is quite sweet and is quite exotic. It's a gentle and subtle scent which reminds me of a summery cocktail. When I smell this, it makes me think of the beach (there is something quite dreamy about it), and so I would definitely say that this perfume is for the summer as it is quite light and fresh. It is great for every-day use and daytime wear as it isn't too 'heavy'. The scent is very 'pretty'. It's very girlie and feminine. There is something very 'young' about it and so I would say that it is for teenagers and people in their twenties, as opposed to older ladies. The packaging is very attractive. It consists of black with various shades of blue. It's very exciting and energetic looking. I love the bottle. It's very attractive looking. I think it represents Beyonce very well. It's quite 'strong' and 'confident' looking and stands proudly on my dressing table. One thing which is annoying about this scent is it's lasting power. It just does not want to last which is a shame. I also think that because of this you get through the bottle much quicker than you would with a 'longer lasting fragrance' and so I do think that in a way this perfume is not good value for money as it does not last. I would describe this scent as being 'happy' as there is something quite positive about it. When wearing this I feel confident, powerful and strong...so in a way it makes me feel like Beyonce. It is a lovely romantic scent. All in all, I would recommend this scent, especially if you are looking for a 'light' and 'summery' scent which will put you in a good mood. Whatsmore you don't need to like Beyonce to like this scent! Thanks for reading! October 2012 Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x
I received a 2ml sample vial of Beyonce's Pulse perfume from a friend and as a fan of Beyonce musically I was intrigued by this perfume. I am not normally a fan of perfumes with a celeb name stamped all over it and besides the Fergie outspoken from Avon (which I was greatly disappointed with!) I do not actually own any celeb scents. The Perfume comprises of the following notes: Top notes: Pear Blossom, Frosted Bergamot. This allows the perfume to come through with a gentle burst of quite a spicy and solid smell which reminds me a lot of a woody scent and mixture musk smell. For me this isn't a horrible smell just something I don't particularly like to smell like as I am more a floral, light and vanilla-ish scent. Heart notes: Delicate Peony, Midnight Blooming Jasmine, Bluebird Orchid. These combined do leave the perfume much more sweeter and not as harsh as it first comes across and at this point I much more appreciated the smell of this perfume and it grew on me a bit more. Base notes: Sapphire Wood, Vanilla Infusion, Intoxicating Musk which are warm and gentle and so after a good hour or so once it has seeped into my skin the smell isn't as powerful but a lot more subtle and aromatic to allow the perfume to be vivacious yet not overpowering. This is is a nice perfume and the name Pulse really does apply, as it is quite a powerful vibe and I think it matches Beyonce's diva personality and her women-who-run-the-world-attitude! It's filled with vibrancy and is definitely for women who know what they want and are strong and people walking by will smell this and run for cover! A 30ml bottle of the Eau de Parfum can be puchased for £22.99 from the Perfume Shop and as a general is around this price bracket in other retailers. I do like the scent, but for my own personal preference I don't see it suiting my aura and personality so won't be looking to buy it but nevertheless it does smell nice and so I would recommend to others to give it a try.
Beyonce described her perfume as a reflection of her "incredible energy and powerful femininity". Pulse, just like beyonces previous two perfumes is a fruity and floral concoction. It begins by quite literally overpowering your senses with a very heavy dose of pear. This pear note is combined with hints of tropical fruit and a slight alcoholic tone which only lasts for the smallest of time periods. The pear however continues to linger in the background as a cascade of light, floaty florals come along. They are one hundred percent very welcome, it is most certainly my favorite part of the perfume. Mixed with a very creamy and light vanilla the smell is heaven and very intoxicating. The notes of the perfume are pear blossom, curaçao, bergamot, bluebird orchid, peony, night blooming jasmine, vanilla, musk and woods, although I didn't quite detect any woods in the perfume. The bottle of the perfume is a very light blue, which I think is perfect for the serene wind down of the perfume. It is oblong in shape with jagged ends towards the bottom. Its avalible in 10, 30, 50 and 100 ml and to be honest if the pear notes at the start were toned down slightly it will be a flawless perfume.
"Women always tell me that my music makes them feel strong and confident, and Pulse is about finding that inner power. Pulse represents the woman I am on stage. When I think about excitement, it makes me think about my heart racing and a pulsating beat--it's my stage persona" - Beyonce - - - - - - - - - - - Smells like... - - - - - - - - - - - I've never tried Curacao liqueur, so I don't know anything about it, apart from the fact that it is flavoured with laraha fruit; which I'm also unfamiliar with. To me the alcoholic note is rich and creamy and Baileys-like [I have sophisticated tastes - just be thankful that I'm not comparing it to Babycham :P]. The soft fruits combine with the creaminess and overall the resulting effect smells just somewhat similar to a Pina colada. I'm not sure if there are notes of pineapple and coconut in PULSE or if that is laraha. The boozey note does last for most of the perfume's wear, so turn back now if you don't like alcohlic notes in your perfume. I can also catch a watery pear note, but the bergamot remains undetectable to me. Bluebird orchid has apparently never been used in perfume before, so I'm not sure what to look out for, but PULSE does become a slightly bit spicy after twenty minutes or so. Most orchids in perfume are vanilla, chocolate or spice based, so I think that I'm on the right track. The only floral note that I can place with any kind of certainty is the jasmine note, but it does seem a bit watery and underdeveloped - the reminder of the pear note does dilute everything. I think that I can get a bit of peony too, but I don't know if that's meant to be the orchid or not, so it is a bit of a guessing game. The base is a bit dull compared to the first few hours of PULSE, as it's the standard vanilla, sandalwood and breeze of musk mix. A bit of the Baileys/Pina Colada does stick around for a bit, so there is a bit more life for most of PULSE's wear. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - It's in the details - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Pear blossom, bergamot, Blue Curacao liqueur, Bluebird orchid, peony, midnight blooming jasmine, Madagascar vanilla, musk and precious woods - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Presentation counts - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The clear glass of the bottle shows off the bright blue coloured juice and the design of the silver cap means that the actual bottle stands upside down. It is a unique design [it was inspired by one of her stage costumes], but the cap has a small base, so it's best to store the bottle in a drawer, otherwise you'll be forever chasing your bottle when it tips over and rolls away. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - When, where and for how long? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - As the floral notes are largely underdeveloped, its no shock that the lasting power of PULSE isn't the best around five hours, on average. Not great, but it's a step up from Heat and Heat Rush. I think that this is best suited to use for day wear, as the notes are fairly mild. To me it is too soft for evening/special occasions, but you could wear pretty much anywhere, anytime; it's not too floral or fruity and the sweetness is creamy, not syrupy. As this isn't overly fruity, syrupy and the floral notes are mild, there isn't anything in PULSE that screams spring, summer, autumn or winter. I suspect that the creamy undertones may be too heavy in very hot weather, but other then that PULSE is pretty much a all-rounder. - - - - - - - - - - - - - Worth a spritz? - - - - - - - - - - - - - I was underwhelmed by Heat and Heat Rush, so I wasn't expecting much from PULSE as a result and wasn't going to bother trying it. But, after receiving a bottle for my birthday, I can admit that I've been pleasantly surprised. The alcohol note gives this fragrance a uniqueness and kick that the two Heat releases lack. Admittedly, it is a bit reminiscent of the Heat perfumes when it comes to the largely underdeveloped florals so I can't really give PULSE five stars, but this problem is common in most Coty perfumes, so I wasn't surprised. I think I'm highly likely to buy myself a bottle of PULSE when this one runs out as I like that I'm not familiar with some of the scent notes - it keeps things interesting. In fact I may just go ahead and buy a gift set while I still can, so I can layer all of the products together to improve the staying power. When I was wearing PULSE during a shopping trip, I sprayed Diesel Loverdose [almost £60] on one wrist and found them somewhat similar. I'd been counting down the release for Loverdose like a kid waiting for Christmas, as most of the listed scent notes used in it are amongst my favourites, but I honestly prefer PULSE over it and won't bother buying Loverdose now. - - - - - - - - - How much? - - - - - - - - - 30ml: £23.50 50ml: £30 Gift set: £23.50 [30ml bottle and 75ml tubes of body lotion and shower gel]