Product Type: Britney Spears fragrances
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Curious No More..
Britney Spears Curious Eau de Parfum
Member Name: angelboouk
Britney Spears Curious Eau de Parfum
Advantages: some may like the bottle, nice enough day time scent, price
Disadvantages: magnolia! staying power, cheap smelling
Curious was the debut fragrance release from Britney Spears courtesy of Elizabeth Arden. This fragrance was released in 2004 and is available as an eau de parfum, a solid perfume stick and a body souffle. Curious is classed as a floral scent and is described as being 'both irresistible and flirtatious'.
*Top notes - lotus flower, anjou pear and Louisiana magnolia
*Heart notes - star jasmine, pink cyclamen and tuberose
*Base notes - sandalwood, blonde woods and vanilla infused musk
There are a few variations of the Curious bottle. One has an old fashioned atomiser type spray which to me, looks quite cheap and tacky. The other bottle is less garish but still nothing really special to look at. The glass bottle is a green/blue shade and adopts an unusual shape which reminds me of two, flat bottomed gem stones joined together and complete with a flat base and round lid. It is is quite difficult to describe. The regular sized bottles are complete with pink heart charms around the neck.
~Price and Availability~
Despite being released 8 years ago, Curious EDP is still widely available in 30ml. 50ml and 100ml sized bottles. Current online prices are as follows :
*Feel Unique : £19.00-£32.50
*Amazon : £11.53-£16.90 (gift set available for £12.99)
In my teens, a took a shine to a lot of celebrity endorsed fragrances. I first received a bottle of Curious EDP when it was originally release but if I remember correctly, I wasn't very keen. I went on to buy every Fantasy fragrance released by Britney and loved them all. I have recently been re-introduced to Curious by way of a miniature bottle. I thought it was only fair that I gave it another try to see if my feelings had changed towards this fragrance in the 8 years that have passed.
I can't say that Curious EDP has grown on me at all. It seems to be a popular fragrance so it is clearly a matter of choice. Only a small amount of this EDP is needed as it is quite a strong smelling fragrance at first. From the moment I apply this to my skin, I can tell it is a really cheap made scent due to the overpowering alcohol aroma that greets my nose.
The scent settles down a little and a cool, fresh burst of scent rushes in. Curious is definitely a floral scent and this is very evident from the moment the alcohol scent dissipates. Whilst I favour sweet or fruity fragrances, I can handle floral based scents providing they aren't too heavy. The inital scent of Curious reminded me of an older ladies perfume which I can only assume is down to the magnolia in the top notes. I found there to be a little too much magnolia for the fragrance to appeal to me personally.
Curious offers a fairly light floral heart which comes across as being refreshing and feminine but really non descript. Those looking for a complex floral heart will be disappointed as there really isn't much to it. I didn't get the impression that any of the floral notes took the lead. Curious quickly settles down on the skin to reveal the base notes which are a little more appealing but still lack strength and substance. The floral heart makes way for a slightly sweet, woody aroma which is simply 'fine' rather than outstanding or sought after.
I found that Curious EDP was quite a mixed scent which would appeal more to those who are fond of run of the mill, light floral scents. The lightness of the fragrance makes it more suited for day time use and the refreshing aspect would lead me to recommend for warmer days.
Curious EDP isn't what I would call a special fragrance. It is cheap and cheerful but doesn't last longer than 6 hours on my skin without requiring a top up. I have used my miniature bottle up but won't be repurchasing this fragrance as I simply don't like the old fashioned, magnolia that comes through in the top notes. I find Curious to be quite a boring, non-descript scent though I'm sure many would disagree. It is super cheap though if you want to give it a blast.
Thanks for reading x
Summary: I'm not longer curious...