Product Type: Clinique fragrances
Newest Review: ... one I always love to have on my dressing table. This fragrance can be bought from Clinique counters, the Perfume Shop or online. Price... more
Clinique Happy Eau de Parfum
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Clinique Happy Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Lovely smell
I was at my friends house some years ago - we were all getting ready to go out for dinner or something like that, and she had this perfume on her dressing table. I remember another friend commenting on how nice this perfume was, so I went ahead, spraying a bit on myself and ended up really liking it after that occasion. Soon after I placed an order on Boots...
(Boots.com) Clinique happy. A hint of citrus. A wealth of flowers. A mix of emotions. A chic, modern, multi-layered sparkling floral. Discover Clinique Happy, with sparking, lingering fragrance of Ruby Red Grapefruit, Boysenberry Bush Flower, and Hawaiian Wedding Flower. These exotic notes have never been used before in a fragrance.
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One 100ml bottle of this perfume is selling at £50 on Boots.com. First created in 1997, this is Clinique's bestselling perfume.
The perfume is packaged in a medium-deep orange and is fairly simple with the brand on the front. On the back there are safety instructions, an ingredient list and a little bit about the perfume itself in French and English. The bottle is pretty tall for a perfume with the body being see-through to reveal the clear coloured perfume and the cap being large and silver. There is only 'clinique happy' written on the bottle. The size does not make it very portable - I feel fine putting my Vera Wang Princess perfume in one of the small pouches of my bag, especially since the bottle feels very sturdy. The bottle for Happy is too tall for me to do the same at around 14.5cm, with the lid taking up almost 4cm by my measurements (100ml bottle). The glass is not that thick and makes me feel that one knock would be the end of it!
I paid £46 for my perfume originally and despite really loving it when I smelled it for the first time, it's not been a perfume I've worn often if I'm truthful. I really think that they got the name perfect since it does strike me as a rather 'Happy' scent, but it's very musky with the bergamot and ruby red grapefruit top notes definitely being noticeable. (The other top notes being West Indian Mandarin Tree Blossom and High Altitude Laurel.) The scent smells very strongly of flowers with the middle notes and bottom notes being Boysenberry Bush Flower, Morning Dew Orchid, Melati Blossom and Hawaiian Wedding Flower, White Crinium Lily, Chinese Golden Magnolia, Spring Mimosa Blossoms respectively.
When I bought this perfume, I wanted to have it as my everyday scent, but quickly realised that it was a little bit too overpowering for constant wear - the smell is heavy and does remind me somewhat of liquorice! I think this scent is quite sophisticated and I like wearing it when I go out for a meal for example. Having sprayed it over an hour ago on my wrists and neck, it feels like all I can smell is Happy... and not necessarily in a good way.
(NB* I've heard that the shelf life of this perfume isn't long. I've had mine for a long time now but the smell hasn't changed - I store mine upright and in a dark cupboard. In fact, all of my perfumes are stored this way...pretty as some of them are...my only exception is Vera Wang Princess which I use so often that I can't be bothered going into the cupboard!)
I think it's a nice perfume; the smell is original and feminine in my opinion. Less is more though, and for me, one spray is more than enough. Two sprays and I don't think I can enjoy my food properly since it is strong! I would probably give it 4 stars and don't think it's to everyone's taste.
Summary: Overall, a nice perfume
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