Product Type: Britney Spears fragrances
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Britney Spears In Control
Britney Spears Curious in Control Eau de Parfum
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Britney Spears Curious in Control Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Cute Bottle, Smells Great, Will Suit All Ages, Great Staying Power
Disadvantages: Been Discontinued BUT It Is Widely Available
As Ive been sorting out my make-up collection over the weekend Ive also been sorting out my extensive perfume collection and believe me it was no easy task. But while I was doing that I found about 20 that I havent reviewed yet and good or bad Im going to be doing them over the next few days so I can either throw them out, gove them away or display them properly and as Ive only been writing about scents I dont like lately I thought Id write about a perfume that falls into the last category "Britney Spears Curious In Control" which a friend bought for me last Christmas but Ive only just started using properly. Ive been using the original Britney scent (Curious) pretty much since it came out and Im never without a bottle of it so I hoped that this one would live up to her original effort and now I have to say I think it might be even nicer!
Ive just read that this has actually been discontinued but that confuses me slightly as I see it being sold in shops all the time. If you cant find it in shops however it is still very widely available online from places like amazon, ebay & fragrancenet so you can still buy this should you want to and its still easy as anything to get hold of. Prices of this do vary greatly as on Ebay a 100ml spary bottle will cost you just £20.99 yet on amazon a 50ml bottle will cost you £26 without P&P so keep your eyes peeled with this one or you could end up paying a lot more than you need to. I do recommend getting the larger bottle though as it comes with the atomizer which is super cute!
The shape of this people will recognise immediately whether you use/own any other Britney fragrances or not as this is the classic and original shape that is common in this range and I dont think any Britney perfume is in a different shaped bottle - although dont take my word for it. This design is miles apart from her others though as they are more girly and cute this has a sophisticated grown up edge to it as the colours are darker making it much more dramatic. I think the two colours of dark black and fuschia although they are very contrasting go really together and definately make for an interesting bottle. The shape is the usual shell design with a spary nozzle if you have a smaller bottle or if you own the 100ml bottle a really pretty, bright pink atomizer which just adds to the sophistcation of the bottle design. A bit more grown up that we are used to from Britney but still has a really girly, cute edge to it.
After a peek online I found that the ingredients in this perfume are as follows: Creme Brulee, Black Vanilla Bean, Musk, Sugared Sandlewood, Tonka Crystals, Orchid & Loquat Fruits and if your anything like me you wont know what half of those even are let alone what they smell like so Ill do my best to try and describe the scent overall. Well its definately a much heavier fragrance that the original and that is definately down to the musk, vanilla and creme brulee as while it is quite a heavy scent its also really creamy and proper sweet so it has a lot of different elements to it. Although it is a very sweet scent I wouldnt say it is overpowering at all and the sweetness even lasts when it has died right down and the smell kind of reminds me of burnt sugar it does smell lovely. The sandlewood does offer a slight masculine note to the perfume but it is only when everything else had died down to more or less nothing so either the main vanilla, musk and creme brulee notes are very strong or the others simply arent strong enough but either way its a pretty lovely scent exactly how it is. I think everyone would like this perfume as I cant think of anything someone wouldnt like about it it smells simply gorgeous. This lasts around 5-6 hours on your skin which isnt amazing but thats what I find to be pretty average so you wont need to keep reapplying all the time.
I think this is a scent for all ages as even though it is a bit more grown up than her previous offerings I still think young people will enjoy it as its not too old if that makes sense. I think everyone will really like this and it would make a great addition to any womans perfume collection - unless they dont want a creamy, musky, swete perfume if they do then this is the best one Ive found! Id recommend this as a night fragrance if anything because although the sweetness does run through the whole scent even when its faded the musk is slightly too heavy for daywear but brilliant for the nightime. If you can get hold of it I highly recommend it.
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Summary: A Great Britney Scent
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