Product Type: Britney Spears fragrances
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Britney Spears Hidden Fantasy
Britney Spears Hidden Fantasy Eau de Parfum
Member Name: CosmicLove
Britney Spears Hidden Fantasy Eau de Parfum
Date: 09/04/13, updated on 09/04/13 (7 review reads)
Advantages: Not as sickly as some of the other fragrances in this range, versatile, fresh, full of fragrance
Disadvantages: Not keen on the base notes, diamantés sometimes fall off of bottle
~* An Old Favourite *~
I have had several bottles of this perfume over the last few years and my current bottle of it was given to me last Christmas. It is an all time favourite of mine and I have been using it pretty much since it first came out. It was launched around 2008/2009, so is one of the more recent perfumes in Britney's fantasy range, though not that recent and in the past four or so years I have gotten through about six bottles of it as I wear it most days. When I was younger I would spray about half a bottle on me at a time haha I really love the smell. Now I'm getting older I feel like I should move on to more mature and classy fragrances but for now I'm going to continue using it,
~* Price *~
When this perfume first came out I remember that it was quite pricy with it being celebrity endorsed - around the £40 mark for 30ml I think (this is an educated guess) but nowadays it can be picked up in drugstores, perfume shops etc for around £20 for 30ml. Whenever I need a new bottle of it, I tend to buy mine from Amazon whenever I have a gift voucher, as they sell the 100ml bottle for just £15 which I think is amazing value and whenever I am stuck for gift ideas when I am buying for friends who are around my age I tend to buy them a bottle of this as I know how lovely it is and it doesn't damage my purse too much!
~* Bottle Design *~
I love all of the bottles in the Fantasy range and they are all the same design, just different colours. This one is my favourite colour - it is a gorgeous deep shade of red, and has light pink diamanté style gemstones all over it, which when I was younger I thought looked amazing but now I am older I do think it looks slightly.. tacky, yet I still love the overall design.
The shape of the bottle is round, and it feels quite solid. It looks a little like plastic but it is made from solid glass which I assure you doesn't break easily, in fact I've never had a bottle that has broken and considering how accident prone I am the bottles have fell off of my shelf and onto the floor a few times! The bottle fits nicely in my hand and isn't too big and it sits amongst my other Fantasy perfumes on my shelf. I find that this colour of bottle stands out most as it is darker.
The spay nozzle is covered by a round piece of glass which just slots into the nozzle. The neck of the bottle has a detailed, raised band around it which is the same colour as the rest of the perfume bottle. The design isn't really that exciting, but I like it and I like how it looks on my shelf.
~* Fragrance Notes *~
The top notes are made up of sweet orange, grapefruit blossoms, French flowering verbena & tangerine. Now I don't know about you but I've never really heard of fresh flowering verbena, but it sounds expensive! The middle notes includes napolitana cake (again, I've never heard of this before - cake?!?!), clove, stargazer lily and sambac jasmin. The base notes are mexican vanilla bean, sandalwood, amber & jacaranda wood. This is a perfume packed full of fragrance, and it smells delicious. It is described as a 'seductive scent that is all about expressing the many mysterious sides of a woman' and is said to be ideal for both night and at wear,
~* My Opinion *~
This is one of my favourite fragrances in the Britney Spears - Fantasy range of perfumes. It has the usual trademark sweetness, but it has a little more depth which prevents it from smelling quite as sickly sweet. It is both fruity and floral with a little muskiness too and it is very fresh and girlie. Like all of Britney's fragrances in this range it is quite a youthful fragrance which reminds me of going to the park during the summer or getting ready for a night out. It is a relatively warm fragrance though, especially when ive been wearing it for about half an hour, so will suit any season.
In my opinion the main scent when I smell it is a zesty, almost candy like citrus fragrance which fades disappointingly quickly, and is soon almost completely masked by a strong, very sweet vanilla fragrance. After a while of wearing it this calms down a lot and becomes warmer and spicier, which reminds me a little of Christmas, though it seems a bit like a big mix of fragrances rather than me being able to take a whiff and instantly recognise what I am smelling.
By this point I usually reapply it as I find once the sweetness has worn off it can smell a bit too masculine for me, but as soon as I squirt another couple of sprays on my wrist it is back to being sweet and fresh, which is why I really like this fragrance - it is versatile. As for being a 'mysterious and seductive' scent, I disagree. It is just a floral, citrussy, sweet smelling perfume with a hint of musk and depth and it is not a perfume that I would wear for a night out with my fiance as it is a little too sweet and when it begins to fade the smell becomes a little un-feminine, which is odd considering the initial girly, youthful, fun smell. The lasting power from the minute I put it on to the minute I can barely smell it is around the five hour mark, however if I get it on my clothes it will linger for literally days.
One thing that I will mention is that the quality of the bottles can really vary. As I have already mentioned I have had several bottles of this over the years, and while most are good quality I've had a few which aren't, for example the diamantés will fall off and leave ugly indentments in the bottle. But, I am not going to complain too much because I like the smell a lot, so the bottle design and quality is rather irrelevant, and for the low price that I pay I am not too bothered about a slightly badly made bottle.
~* All in All *~
Though not without small faults, this is one of my favourite perfumes in the Fantasy range and I would definitely recommend it, unless of course after reading my review you don't like the sound of it!
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