Product Type: Christina Aguilera fragrances
Newest Review: ... fashion style. Aguilera's public persona is sexy, sultry and sensual. The bottle design captures all of this. The glass itself it sha... more
Secrets Of The Night
Christina Aguilera by Night Eau de Parfum
Member Name: cyberem78
Christina Aguilera by Night Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Beautiful fragrance.
Disadvantages: Wish it would last a bit longer.
I have never liked the idea of buying perfumes that certain celebrities have created. I think creating a signature perfume has become an increasingly popular way for well known famous people to cash in on their status. However, the degree of celebrity now means that we are seeing perfumes of questionable quality from little known reality stars and short-lived pop stars. There are stars with such bad reputations that I often wonder who it is that dare buy their perfume. I am not really a fan of Christina Aguilera. I am familiar with some of her music and have a lasting image of her performing the sassy hit 'Lady Marmalade'. I was given this perfume as a gift and would never have thought of buying it myself. Before using this I would have put Aguilera's perfume making venture down as a marketing ploy aimed at exploiting impressionable little girls and I wouldn't have thought the perfume was going to be any good at all.
The perfume comes boxed and as a 30ml or 1.0 fl. Oz. sized bottle. The box is pink and embossed with black flowers. The design of the bottle is exactly as I would have imagined when thinking about Aguilera's fashion style. Aguilera's public persona is sexy, sultry and sensual. The bottle design captures all of this. The glass itself it shaped like a woman's body with a apple-hipped bottom and a thinner curve where a woman's waist might be. The neck of the bottle is fitted with a black rose ribbon and band. You can actually remove this elastic band and possibly use it as a hair band. The bottle is shaded black at the top and becomes transparent at the bottom but there is an etching of black flowers over this part. The perfume liquid is also slightly red in colour so the whole thing looks very dark and mysterious. The bottle of the perfume is also a dark colour of grey and the plastic is shaped to look like a crystal. It's a very beautiful design which not only fully represents Aguilera but also fits with the name of the perfume 'By Night'.
The dispensing button is a standard one and is formed with black plastic to keep in with the night time theme. The spray pattern is quite limp and a fine cloud of mist is ejected. It's best to hold at about 9 inches away from where you want to apply. The mist is applied across a section of skin unless you hold the bottle closer.
The perfume is described as having heart notes of "vanilla flower, peach [and] may blossom" with top notes of "tangerine, apple, freesia [and] almond". Base notes include black vanilla. I would firstly describe the mood of the perfume as being very sensual and passionate. It embodies the essence of romance and sexuality. It makes you think of special nights with a loved one. The scent has an intoxicating effect on the brain. It makes me feel dreamy and full of desire. As for the particular notes it's hard to describe the blend as it is so unique and there is nothing comparable. There is a heavy veil of dark, earthy scents that make this feel very adult and enigmatic. Beneath that there is a sweet, alluring fruit and floral blend that identifies the most basic traits of femininity. I would say that peach and apple are the most detectable notes of this lively mix but they seem to be enhanced with a spicy potion that changes their potency.
I really love this perfume. It makes me feel like a woman when I wear it and it gives me confidence to walk down the street and feel sexy even if I'm wearing the perfume along with dirty old jeans and a baggy t-shirt! The perfume, like a lot of perfumes, changes in tone from when it's first applied to after it's been on for a few hours. Generally I like to re-apply this again through the day as it's not as long lasting as I would like it to be.
Other people have noticed me wearing this perfume and commented that it smells lovely, which pleases me and reassures me that it is powerful enough to make an impact on others. This is a perfume that I'm happy to have represent my character.
I was completely wrong about what I thought this perfume would be and I think the Aguilera team have done a great job in creating a high quality perfume for women. I would say that this perfume could appeal to any age but that perhaps it might be a little too heady for some younger teens. I think older women (late teens and older) will be able to appreciate the meaning and aura of the perfume better than younger teens who might ordinarily be the target consumer. I would definitely recommend this as a perfume to add to your collection as it is certainly unique and it is perfect for confidence boosting and for when you want to feel romantic.
You can buy this at perfume stores and places like chemist stores (including Boots). It's around £20 for 30mls and you can also buy a 50ml version.
Summary: Alluring and seductive fragrance.