Product Type: Britney Spears fragrances
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Britney Spears Radiance Eau de Parfum
Member Name: Elaineee
Britney Spears Radiance Eau de Parfum
Date: 29/04/13, updated on 30/04/13 (80 review reads)
Advantages: Smells light and fruity
Disadvantages: poor staying power
I had birthday money left and was looking 'round for a nice perfume. After spotting Britney Spears 'Radiance' EDP and 'Cosmic Radiance' EDP selling at only £10 each in TK Maxx for a large 100ml bottle I bought them both. I'm not a Britney fan by any means but my daughter has had a few different perfumes of her's that where nice so I just grabbed them. The RRP is £38 on the label and I'm certainly glad I didn't pay that.
The boxes where sealed so I couldn't see the bottle or smell them first, if I had I wouldn't have bought them.
Radiance comes in a nice silver box with mainly pink and blue gem stones around the edge. The writing just says 'radiance Britney Spears' on the front with a very chemical sounding ingredients list on the back. I could see no indication of how the perfume may smell, I just took a chance.
The bottle is horrid, a chunky glass rectangle with glass gem stones all over it. I feel this makes the perfume quite awkward to hold. The lid is a fake glass gemstone housing a good sized silver spray nozzle. It's slightly less horrible than it's sister 'Cosmic Radiance' which is the same but themed in black.
I've no clue about notes so looked them up online, these are them apparently:
Tuberose, Jasmine, Orange Flower, Iris
Wild Berries, Dewy Petals
Cashmere Woods, Luminous Amber, Musk
Alluring, Sensual, Captivating
Being disappointed by Cosmic Radiance I hoped Radiance would be better. On first application I'm blasted with a very alcoholic smell, followed immediately by a strong floral- they smelt the same but maybe this one isn't as strong. I'm not really sure why they're so similar as the 'notes' are very different. This perfume hasn't got Gardenia at it's heart like Cosmic which was it's over riding scent for me.
After a few minutes though the difference is fortunately clear, Radiance settles into a more fruity scent which I much prefer to floral. I can't pick out any of the above notes. All I can smell is a powdery peach hand cream smell- which isn't even on the list. I can't smell oranges, berries or any woody scents but I can faintly pick up petals and musk as it wears on. It's not unpleasant and has a rather nice light fruity fragrance. This is definitely 'young' and would be more suited to my daughter (who will be having them both by the way).
After the initial strong scent I thought it would have good staying power but no I can hardly smell it on me now after a couple of hours, I don't think it's because I'm used to it either- I've given my self a good sniff and there is definitely hardly any scent left. Strangely though after I've worn it I can still smell it on my coat the next day- maybe it's down to the material, I dunno. I put this on about 2 hours ago for this review and it's almost gone, it's more like a body spray than a perfume.
I wouldn't bother with it
only 3 stars from me as even though it's pleasant enough the longevity is poor- on me anyway.
Summary: Would make a nice body spray
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