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I WAS CAPTIVATED BY THIS GIFT
Ghost Captivating Eau de Toilette
Member Name: lak11
Ghost Captivating Eau de Toilette
Date: 24/06/11, updated on 10/07/12 (130 review reads)
Advantages: Reasonably priced, fresh fragrance, suitable for all ages.
Disadvantages: None really
On my birthday in May, I was lucky enough to receive, as a gift, not one, but two, 'Ghost Captivating' fragrance sprays; one as an individual 30ml eau de toilette spray and the other was part of a boxed gift set given to me by my brother and sister-in-law.
Although the first fragrance I received was part of several items presented to me by three of my four children (My eldest had another gift idea) it was chosen by my youngest daughter. I know she had been out present shopping with her friend, another eighteen year old, and they had both had a good try of perfume testers in Boots and had eventually picked out this one with me in mind.
I hadn't tried this fragrance until being presented with it, twice in one day, as a gift. In case you're wondering, I didn't let on to my sister-in-law that it was a case of 'snap' when I opened her gift. My daughter was present when I opened the second spray, but I truthfully told her later that I really don't mind having two of the same, and in this case, I did like it. But, although I hadn't sampled it, I had heard some good things about it and so was interested to try it for myself.
Since May, I have worn Ghost Captivating several times. If my daughter happens to be around whilst I'm preparing to go out she will often enquire as to which perfume I'll be wearing. I know that what she really means is; do I like the one she bought enough to be wearing it. And so, partly for this reason, I will often choose to wear this particular aroma and also will sometimes select it because it seems to me suitable for many occasions.
Ghost Captivating was introduced in 2010. It is said by the manufacturer to be a fruity and a floral fragrance.
Ghost fragrances are manufactured by P&G (Procter & Gamble) Prestige Beaute and made in the United Kingdom.
Top notes are of bergamot, mandarin, freesia and guava.
~ Heart notes:
The heart notes are of jasmine, soft peony, classic rose and magnolia.
~Base notes: These are of sandalwood, musk and orris.
~My OPINION OF THE FRAGRANCE~
On first applying this fragrance, I feel it has a refreshing, fairly light and rather fruity smell. Once the middle notes take effect, I then feel that a deeper fragrance can be detected and this means it becomes more floral than before. After wearing for around twenty minutes or so, I then consider the smell to be much more subtle and gentle but still with an interesting undertone, which I feel must be the more exotic smell of the base notes. I would say that generally the smell is light and gentle, but as said, something slightly stronger in essence.
When I have been out wearing Ghost Captivating, I have felt that it doesn't last too well but, for the purpose of this review (I have actually been indoors for most of the day) I sprayed a small amount of this EDT spray on my inner wrist in the morning, after showering. I kept sniffing to see if the aroma was still in evidence and actually, although the smell altered throughout the day, the fragrance was still noticeable for many hours. True, it wasn't that strong, yet a pleasant fragrance, did last quite well. I would say that it isn't the strongest smell and so will probably need topping up to be at its nicest, but the fragrance will remain for several hours, although only in a fairly subtle way.
~WHEN TO WEAR~
I honestly think that this fragrance will not be out of place for wearing on most occasions and is suitable for evening wear BUT I do feel that if the occasion is particularly special then this would probably not be the best perfume for this purpose. I would be more inclined to use this as a daytime fragrance or for early evening. It would however be suitable to apply if going out for a meal as, at these times, I personally like, if wearing perfume at all, to wear something light.
~WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR? ~
In my opinion this really is one suitable for women of all ages. It is great for younger girls right through to the more mature female.
The box is an attractive green/turquoise colour with red and white lettering on it.
The bottle is tall and slim. I would think the design started from a drawing of a spirit- like female form, as seen in tiny silhouette form on the box lid.
This bottle is easy to hold; attractive in a fairly plain and simple way. It is quite modern in appearance and wouldn't look at all out of place either on a minimalist dressing table or one of a more traditional type.
This fragrance is available in different sizes in EDT sprays as well as gift sets. Other fragranced toiletries are available from this range.
It is a reasonably priced fragrance making it popular with many.
Ghost Captivating can be purchased from many high street chemists and fragrance stores, as well as online.
Here is a selection of prices:
EDT 30ml spray: £21
EDT 50ml spray: £28
EDT 75ml spray: £40
EDT 30ml spray: £24.00
EDT 50ml spray: £21.66 (sale price-was £32.50)
EDT 75 ml spray: £44.50
Summary: A very welcome gift