Product Type: Britney Spears fragrances
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Cheap... in terms of its appearance only!
Britney Spears Radiance Eau de Parfum
Member Name: strawberry123
Britney Spears Radiance Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Nice feminine scent...
Disadvantages: Expensive, tacky bottle design, strong and somewhat overpowering scent...
I must admit, I am not Britney Spears' biggest fan. In fact, the idea of wearing something she designed herself doesn't leave me with many positive thoughts! I find her bottle designs quite tacky and thus, I have never been interested in sampling the perfume inside. I received her 'Radiance' perfume as a gift on my last birthday and here's my thoroughly honest review!
== Packaging and Bottle Design ==
The bottle comes in a simple rectangular box. It is mirror like in appearance with pictures of the jewels (featured on the bottle) on the outside. I think it fits with the style of the bottle, but it wouldn't stand out on the shelf. Compared to the other packaging styles in her series, this one is pretty dull in appearance.
The bottle itself is thick glass, which means it is quite heavy and not something you want to carry around in your handbag. I would imagine it would cause a huge mess should you drop it! The colour is mainly tints of blue and pink, and it is designed to look like it is jewel encrusted. Personally, this makes it look really cheap and as I mentioned in my introduction, quite tacky! It is not something you want standing next to your Chanel no. 5!
== The Scent ==
The scent is exactly what I would expect from a Britney perfume. I was quite surprised by how much I liked the scent, when the bottle it came in was so awful. The scent is very feminine and floral, and extremely sweet when you first spray it, but it mellows over time. I would not recommend this to someone who likes their perfume a bit edgy!
According to the producers, the top notes (the ones you smell instantly) are wild berries and dewy petals. I would agree that you can smell the floral scents of the petals and the sweet addition of the berries give it a summer feel. I would use the perfume during the day. It would not be wrong to use it at night but the scent just doesn't feel right.
The heart notes (the ones that come after the initial top notes) are tuberose, jasmine, orange flower and iris. My friends that have tried my perfume say it can feel overpowering at first, and I guess that is because there is so many floral scents packed into it. Other scents include cashmere woods, luminous amber and musk. They are not particularly easy to smell among the other ingredients and therefore wasted in my opinion.
You only need to spray the perfume a couple of times to get a lasting scent. I usually top up during the day, but never need to with this one, which is a great benefit. The bottle is quite large as well, so the liquid lasts forever!
== Price ==
The perfume came out last year so it is still a relatively new perfume. However, everyone seems to only remember her 'Fantasy' and 'Curious' perfumes. I guess that says something about its popularity! The perfume comes in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml sizes, and gift sets featuring miniature versions of her range are also available. Here's a quick guide to prices (taken from the perfume shop):
30ml - £22.50
50ml - £28.50
100ml - £37.50
I don't think it offers great value for money if I'm honest. £22 for a small bottle of perfume is quite steep. Especially for someone young that may look up to Britney Spears and want to buy her merchandise.
== Conclusion ===
I wouldn't recommend this perfume. The actual scent is quite nice, but the bottle is pretty tragic, and not something I would have bought for myself. I think you can find a much better perfume for the same price, for instance, Jennifer Lopez' 'Glow' range starts at a mere £14. If you like a strong, sweet and floral perfume then this would be perfect, but otherwise I would stay clear.
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Summary: Not for me!