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I'm deeply impressed with ghost deep night!
Ghost Deep Night Eau de Toilette
Member Name: Jenny_Summers
Ghost Deep Night Eau de Toilette
Date: 18/10/12, updated on 19/10/12 (58 review reads)
Advantages: Lovely smell, very nice looking bottle
Disadvantages: as with all frangrances may not suit everyone
Last Christmas I took my husband trailing round the shops in search of a new perfume. He's never been that good at picking out pressies for me, I have to give him his dues he does try, but often misses the mark. Last year I decided to take matters into my own hands and pick out my own gift which he would then wrap up for me.
I wanted a new perfume, having found that post-baby my natural smell had changed and my old perfume (Moschino- cheap and chic) no longer suited me and now smelt 'tangy' when I used it.
The first stop on my hunt for a new fragrance was the perfume counter at Boots. I didn't intend to buy the perfume from there unless it was on offer as there was a discount perfumery just round the corner, but unfortunately they didn't let you sample the scents before you purchased. I walked around spritzing different perfumes onto the little sampler cards, smelling each one in turn and offering them to my very uninterested husband for his verdict. The response was usually something allong the lines of "mhmm thats nice" or "that smells good is that the one you want". Not only was he bad at gift picking, turns out he was pretty useless at helping me pick out a perfume too!
I was looking for something that was not overly floral, my mother wears Beautiful by Estée Lauder and on her it smells unbelievably feminine and very glamorous, on the odd occasion that I have stayed over and forgotten my own perfume and have pinched a bit it has not suited me at all. In fact I'd say Beautiful and almost all other very floral perfumes I have tried have smelt very cheap on me, my say-it-like-it-is sister even commented on one occasion that I smelt like a 'cheap hooker'. So with floral all but ruled out, I was looking for something with a deeper scent and knew from experience that something with a musky base note complimented my natural smell very well.
I narrowed it down to two fragrances that I particularly liked the smell of, one was a perfume called Alien the other was Ghost deep night. My husband liked both and so was very little help making a decision (typical). Both fragrances were very nice and having sprayed one on one wrist and the other on the other I knew both suited me, they also both shared a common smell which I have now found out to be the amber base note. Despite the subtle similarities, the two had very distinctly different smells however.
In the end it was the price that clinched the deal for Ghost deep night. At around 60 pounds for 60ml Alien was very pricey, while Ghost in comparison for 50ml was priced at a mere 25 pounds. Considering I liked them both equally it seemed silly to spend nearly twice as much on Alien.
My husband decided to take charge at this point and sent me away with my son to go get a coffee while he purchased the perfume. When I unwrapped it at Christmas I discovered that he'd sent me away so it would be a surprise when I opened it and found not just the perfume but the Deep Night gift set containing the 30ml eau de Toilette and a 50ml Body Lotion. I have since purchased a gift set for a friend's birthday so know it retails for around 20 pounds which is excellent value for money.
The bottle the perfume comes in is a wonderful shade of deep purple, and with it's crescent moon shape looks very nice sat on my dresser. The only gripe I have about the shape is that sometimes the tips can come a little sharp when I plunge my hand into my handbag forgetting that I have my perfume in there.
The smell is in my opinion beautiful, it has top notes of indian rose although this does fade quite quickly, heart notes of orange, white tree and apricot and base notes of vanilla, amber and the scent that suits me so well- musk.
When you initially spray the perfume it has quite a strong smell, and if applied a little over zealously can be overpowering. The initial strong smell fades quite quickly and leaves behind a very unique woody scent with a hint of the apricot and vanilla. It is a very feminine scent, and I have often been told I smell very nice whilst wearing it. I don't find it sickly unlike other vanilla based fragrances, but it does have a sweetness to it, whilst still being a very rich smell.
I don't tend to need to re-apply it frequently and find that it lasts very well all day or all night. It suits being worn at both day and night time, although I tend to use less of it during the day.
I would recommend it to someone who is looking for a musky perfume that's not too floral, and doesnt want to pay ridiculous prices. It is avaliable from all good perfumers and I have seen it as cheaply as 15 pounds for 30ml on some online perfume shops such as cheapsmells.com
Summary: A brilliant all round perfume with a fantastic smell, great for both day and night wear.
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