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I am a big fan of Britney Spears' perfumes especially her fantasy ones. I saw this one, but everywhere I looked, it was either too expensive or could not find a tester, so i would not have to risk about wasting money or not, but I came across this product in TX Maxx, a 100 ml bottle for only £10. I thought I would be crazy not to buy this product at such a cheap price. At first, I thought why it was £10 because the product was damaged. But when I took it the till, both the product and box were still fantastic condition.
The box it is presented in, is circus theme and based on Britney Spears' song circus. The colors are red, yellow and light blue. But the presentation of the bottle is my favorite. It is the same bottle how other fantasy perfumes, round with little gems spaced out over the bottle, with a small rounded lid with a decoration around the neckline of the bottle. This one is light blue and red gems. This is probably my favorite decoration out of all the Britney Spears fantasy bottles.
The smell is actually gorgeous. It is kind of a sweet and fruity smell, but it is weaker than the other fantasy perfumes. But the good thing is that it is not too strong but still has a nice scent to it. Due to the weakness of the perfume, it will need to re-apply every couple of hours or so. Which is a different from other fantasy perfumes which have a musky and flowery smells. I personally think this perfume is more ideal for summer time because of it's scent and presentation. But you can wear it in winter if you like! But this perfume is excellent for both day and evening wear.
Due to the size of having a 100 ml bottle, it took a lot space in my bag or had to leave it at home most of the time because it took up too much space in my bag. It's great to have more value of product at a good price, like this perfume, but having a 100 ml size bottle is not always ideal and sometimes better to go for a smaller one like 30 ml or 50 ml.
But it is long lasting for value-wise, even though I used this perfume nearly everyday because I loved it so much!
I would buy this perfume again, and that was a great £10 well spent! But I think I will go for a smaller one, so I can carry it around in my handbag, but if I ever did see this again (100 ml at £10 price) I would still buy it, to keep as a spare! So sometimes it is worth taking that risk when you want to try something new!
~ Why I Bought It ~
This is a perfume that I have been buying for several years now. I love it! It smells delicious and is very affordable and it is suitable for everyday wear. I bought my current bottle of it the Christmas before last as it was on offer at the time.
~ Price ~
This perfume is very cheap, though it definitely doesn't smell cheap. It has been out since 2009 so the price simply reflects that it is not a recent must-have perfume. I currently have the 30ml bottle which I got on sale for around £10, but I believe it currently retails at around £15. A 100ml bottle retails at £35 but can be found for much less on discount perfume websites.
~ Bottle Design ~
Like all of the other perfumes in the 'Fantasy' range, the perfume bottle is round with gemstones all over it. The only difference is the colour - Circus is blue, with red gemstones. I am not particularly keen on this colour scheme and I find that it looks a little cheaper than the others, but nevertheless it is a nice, pretty design and it doesn't look out of place amongst my other perfumes. The spray nozzle on the top of the bottle is covered by a small round plastic lid which is easy to remove and the nozzle itself is blue and it is easy to use.
~ Fragrance Notes ~
Sugar coated raspberry and apricot blossom are the top notes while blue peony, waterlily and red sweetheart orchid are the middle notes. Vanilla, musk and violet candy are the base notes. The scent is described as being 'a colourful illusion of fun, sexiness & glamour.'
~ My Opinion ~
I really like this perfume and it is one of my favourites in the 'Fantasy' range. I wear it almost daily and tend to wear it instead of body spray as it is actually a lot stronger and lasts for quite a bit longer than any of my body sprays. I love the design of the bottle and the box that it came in when I first got it was adorable. The spray nozzle is very easy to used and when pressed a lot of the perfume comes out. Rather than coming out in a mist, the perfume tends to come of a little like water would come out of a water gun, meaning it is easy to use too much.
The fragrance as I said is very strong. Once I've sprayed it on to my wrists, the smell is extremely sweet with a noticeable hint of citrus and a sugary, candy-like scent. It doesn't take long for the smell to become stronger and it is then that floral, almost exotic fragrances begin to emerge and before long I am able to smell an unrecognisable but peasant fragrance which I would describe as smelling like pear mixed with vanilla.
After a few hours of wearing the perfume, the musk becomes apparent but the sweetness is maintained by the warming scent of vanilla mixed with a citrus kind of edge. The candy-like smell at this point is almost gone. The fragrance is not as long lasting as the the others in the 'Fantasy' range, and I find that after around four hours it has almost completely faded and it doesn't tend to linger on my clothes for very long.
~ All in All ~
This is a nice fragrance but a little heavier than the others in the Fantasy range. It is not too young but it is not a mature fragrance either. It is one of the slightly more mature fragrances in the Fantasy range in my opinion as the sweetness is not as overpowering. It smells lovely and though it doesn't last for a massive amount of time, the lasting power is reasonably good. I would definitely recommend this perfume!
Luscious fruits tempting florals and creamy musks capture the magical atmosphere of the show with a colorful illusion of fun sexiness and glamour / Welcome the RingleaderThe spectacle opens with juicy accords of sugar coated raspberry and apricot blossom reminiscent of tempting candy / Uncover the IllusionThe magic continues as blue peony waterlily and addictive red sweetheart orchid take the limelight with delicious sensations and exhilarating temptations / Steal the SpotlightThe grand finale is a captivating sense of seductive sensuality blending sweet vanilla wood creamy musks and violet candy /