Product Type: Britney Spears fragrances
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THE CIRCUS HAS ARRIVED!
Britney Spears Circus Fantasy Eau de Parfum
Member Name: angelboouk
Britney Spears Circus Fantasy Eau de Parfum
Advantages: SMELL, BOTTLE, PRICE
Disadvantages: DOESN'T LAST LONG
Beauty giant, Elizabeth Arden have released a range of fragrances endorsed by Britney. In 2004, her first release was named Curious and other followed including Fantasy and the most recent, Radiance.
The Fantasy range includes 4 different fragrances which blend together to create one sweet collection.
*Fantasy - the original with the cupcake aroma.
*Hidden Fantasy - a seductive and mysterious scent with dessert notes.
*Midnight Fantasy - a romantic sweet ensemble.
*Circus Fantasy - see my thoughts!
Circus Fantasy is the fourth and final fragrance release in the Fantasy range. It was released in 2009 to coincide with Britneys Circus album and tour. The fragrance is described as being a combination of "luscious fruits, tempting florals and creamy musks" which help capture the illusion of a circus show.
Circus Fantasy has been created with 3 sets of scent notes. Each set comes through in different stages to progress the fragrance until it disappears.
*Top notes give the initial impression and are shortlived. The show begins with an exciting concoction of sugar coated raspberry and apricot blossom for a candy illusion.
*Middle notes make up the heart of the fragrance and can last for a few hours. The show continues with blue peony, red sweetheart orchid and waterlily for the tempting florals.
*Base notes leave the final trace and the longest scent on the skin. The grande finale of Circus Fantasy includes a seductive and sweet combination of vanilla woods, creamy musks and violet candy.
The design of the bottle for Circus Fantasy keeps intone with the others in the range. The rounded, heavy glass offering is a transparent blue colour and is adorned with shiny, red gemstones. The clear, blue lid sits neatly on a swirly blue neck and covers a blue sprayer.
The box containing the bottle is a bright and noticeable affair. It keeps the blue and red theme and captures a playful design which is ideal for a Circus theme! On opening the box, we are greeted with a rather, ecstatic looking Britney ready to perform..ok then!
***Availability and Price***
Circus Fantasy is an Eau De Parfum and can be purchased online or on the high street. Boots are currently offering the 30ml at half price (£10.00) and the 50ml at £25.00.
Following on from my recent review of Midnight Fantasy, my sister decided to treat me to a bottle of the Circus Fantasy. I was drawn to it in Boots as it was bright and attractive in appearance and my sister picked up on this! I am a fan on many celebrity endorsed fragrances and moreso Britneys range as I trust Elizabeth Arden to bring me good quality products.
The bottle is beautiful and the blue and red blend together perfectly to create something sweet and fun in appearance. It looks pleasant sitting next to my other fragrances and stands out well. On spraying the fragrance out, I use one spray on each wrist and either side of my neck for optimum coverage. I occasionally spray a little around my jacket to emphasise the scent.
Normally I don't know which notes make up my chosen scent until I come to review it. With Circus Fantasy, I was aware of the combination used as I had spotted the list whilst researching Midnight Fantasy, I believe this is what initial encouraged me to be attracted to this fragrance. I expected and anticipated a fragrance that would be lively and playful.
The initial treat for my nose was undoubtedly sweet. It gives of the initial impression of Midnight Fantasy as both contain a form of raspberry in the top notes. The raspberry on this occasion was rather succulent and oozed a delightful sweetness. I find raspberry notes can be quite sour but in this fragrance, it was simple sweet and a desirable treat for my nose. There was a juicy undertone which freshened up the overall initial scent and allowed it to be gorgeously sweet but not overpowering that it was sickly. The opening was playful and fun. It didn't take itself too seriously.
The opening notes gradually gave way over the space of a couple of minutes and gently blended in to reveal the star of the show. Give it up for the florals! I am not a fan of overly floral fragrances and Circus Fantasy didn't go crazy with the middle notes. At first, the sweet notes from the opening, blended with the lightness of waterlily to give a refreshing and delicate aroma. The waterlily became more prominent soon after and the other floral notes didn't overtake and sat in the background barely detectable to the senses.
After around 90mins, the subtle florals make way for the finale and the warmth of the base notes comes through very quickly. Luckily I adore the notes used to finish Circus Fantasy and appreciated them greatly. The vanilla was most detectable in its sweet and warming state of existence. Whilst the vanilla came through first, the sweet edge was taking off slightly by the musky aroma which I have come to desire. Musks were never my thing but in the right blend, they work well. The overall base was tempting and perfectly sweet and simply perfect.
The overall fragrance of Circus Fantasy lasted on my skin for only a few short hours. Considering it is an EDP, I would have preferred it to last longer. Once the finale of the base notes takes hold, it is quite subtle and close to the skin. After around 3hours, the sweet trace is barely detectable and I need a top up. This means I need to carry the bottle around in my bag.
Circus Fantasy is a light scent and although opens with a mouth watering offering, everything else from thereon in is subtle and not visible to those around you unless very close by. With this being said, I can smell it and believe the combination works well and is a treat to sniff..just wished it lasted that little bit longer at a slightly higher concentration.
This playful fragrance would likely suit a young female, perhaps teens to mid twenties and more for day use as it is very light. It couldn't withstand evening use if looking to make a major impression and there are other Britney fragrances that could be applicable for this occasion. I have so far tried 3 out of 4 of the Fantasy range and this is probably the least favourite of mine but I would still recommend it.
Thanks for attending the show!
Summary: DELIGHTFUL BUT SHORTLIVED
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