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I got a sample or travel sized bottle of Ghost in a gift set last Christmas. It's nice, but not the best perfume from the set.
According to theperfumeshop.com, Ghost is as follows:
'This understated and feminine fragrance was launched in 1999 from the British design house of Tanya Sarne. Light and fresh, Ghost is an avalanche of white flowers accented with the warm peachiness of ambrette seeds.
Our experts say:
Top notes: Ambrette Seeds, Rose
Heart notes: Jasmine, Hibiscus, Apricot
Base notes: Incense, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Musk, Amber
Launch date: 2000'
This is a very nice, designer label, perfume, with quite a following of its own. My sister-in-law adores it, and I quite enjoy the smell - which is very fresh. I have to admit though that I've had perfumes that are a damned site cheaper than the £25.00 for a measly 30ml that theperfumeshop.com is currently (31st Oct 2015) retailing this perfume for, that are a lot nicer than this.
This is a light and fresh perfume. It does wear off, but not *too* quickly. I do have to reapply more than I'd like though. Maybe I'm just too used to the industrial strength cheap stuff. Honestly, I can take or leave this - but there are days when it seems to perfectly match my mood, and then I'll splash it on with gusto, thank you very much. I don't think I'm making sense any more, but I honestly don't really care any more. I can see the finish line.
In short then, this is a lovely perfume. I'm just not sure that it's lovely enough for the price.
Ghost is an Eau de Toilette which is available in a 30ml bottle priced at £24.50, and 50ml bottle priced at £33.50, or a 100ml bottle priced at £45.50.
I've never really liked the bottle of this perfume, I find it really plain and boring. The colour is like a really pale grey blue and the shape is nothing to talk about, it just isn't interesting in any way to me.
The fragrance is described as a timeless, feminine and romantic, soft floral, which surrounds the wearer with an aura of sensuality and femininity. I think that is probably a good description of it to be fair, it's quite fitting.
The top notes are rose and jasmine, the mid notes are amber, vanilla and peach, and the base notes are sandalwood and musk. Personally I find it's the warmer notes in this scent that comes through the most - the vanilla, sandalwood and musk, while the lighter florals take a backseat, and the peach is not detectable at all.
I do quite like this scent, it's quite a light musky oriental feeling scent, but I wouldn't say there's anything special about it, or anything really to set it apart from other perfumes. It's quite similar to others I've used. It is, as described, quite a classic scent, which I don't think would be likely to appeal to anyone under the age of 30. Other than that though it would suit anyone really.
It's quite a versatile scent too, as it's light enough to be worn during the day without seeming out of place or over the top, but can also easily hold it's own on a night out. I use just a couple of sprays and it gives a nice amount of fragrance, any more than that and it becomes a little heavy and begins to give me a headache.
Aside from the fact that it's an easily forgettable scent, the main thing that lets this fragrance down is it's lack of staying power. I find it fades pretty quickly and after just a couple of hours I'm really struggling to detect any hint of it, so it needs topping up regularly.
No, I wouldn't recommend this scent as I find it's very similar to others out there which have better staying power.
Ghost Eau de Toilette
Personally I am big fan of 'Ghost', as far as I am aware a scent that has been around for years. The scent comes in a wonderful elegant looking bottle - It i tall, and slim, and it curves inwards in the middle. This detail gives the packaging a wonderful silhouette. The glass seems to be a pale blue colour, but this may just be down to the frosting on the bottle -overall this adds a lovely ephemeral look to the bottle, that does tie in well with its name sake.
The bottle has a simple pump dispenser, which is access by removing the top of the bottle - Personally I tend to use about 3 - 5 squirts (neck, elbows and wrists) - generally sprayed over pulse points, as I have been told this makes the scent more likely to last.
The top notes of the fragrance are rose and jasmine - the floral scents really do come through in the scent, and they are very evident when the perfume is first sprayed. This is I think what attracts me to the perfume, as they are wonderful and light, and to be honest I'm a big fan of all things that smell light and summery.
The heart notes of the scent are amber, vanilla and peach. This has surprised me, as I would have said that I don't like vanilla as a scent as I find it too sickly sweet. However after doing a bit of research into some of my favorite perfumes it seems to feature rather frequently. I find that there is a lovely sweet scent to this perfume, the peach to me is the predominant smell to me at this stage of the scent developing.
The base notes of the perfume are sandalwood and musk. This allows the fragrance to 'mellow' out to something a little deeper, and longer lasting than the floral, fruity notes that come through at first.
Overall I feel the perfume lasts well, and it will usually last most of the working day for me. It definitely last all night if I have gone out for the evening. In circumstances such as an all day / night even such as a wedding I tend to reapply - but that is a personal preference rather than a need.
The 30ml bottle seems to be available widely (online - August 2013) at £20, and the 50ml for just under £30 - which to me is a great price. The perfume lasts well, and always gets me compliments when I have it on. It is one of my boyfriends favorites - which is definitely a positive thing, as he loves to tactfully call one of my perfumes 'eu da cat wee'...
I'd definitely recommend this perfume, as it is a wonderful scent. I fell it works well in the summer or the winter, although I personally prefer it as a day fragrance, rather than a night scent.
5 *'s from me.
I love the fragrances from the Ghost range, and the first one I discovered which drew me into this brand was the original Ghost Eau de Toilette. I seem to remember smelling this on a work colleague, and asking what she was wearing. That was a couple of years ago, and after I asked my parents for a bottle for my birthday not long after that, they very generously bought the biggest bottle available, so it has taken me a fair while to get through it!
The cheapest price I can source for this perfume is online at www.fragrancedirect.co.uk. I think in comparison to a lot of perfumes, this one is very reasonably priced.
The perfume is described as romantic on feminine on the Fragrance Direct product description, and the notes are listed below:
Top notes - hibiscus, rose petals and ambrette grains (no, I don't know what they are either!)
Heart notes - jasmine, sandalwood, frankincense tones
Base notes - vanilla, musk, ambergris and apricots
The bottle is a lovely simple and elegant design, which curves inwards in the middle giving a lovely shape to it. It has a frosted blue tint to it, and although it's not overly adventurous it's quite distinctive and I would recognise this anywhere. The lid covers the nozzle, but has a hole in the middle, so you can still see the top of the nozzle through the middle. I never feel that the lid is fully secure for some reason, although I have travelled with this perfume and never had any leakages.
I find this perfume incredibly distinctive, and I can immediately recognise it if someone else is wearing it. It isn't for the shy or faint hearted, as it's quite strong and not particularly subtle. It's a very difficult fragrance to describe, because looking at the list of notes above, I would find it very difficult to either recognise or pinpoint these notes in the fragrance. On first spray, it's very strong, and the overriding scent I can detect is musk, mixed in with roses. This is a little confusing because the musk is a base note and shouldn't be evident until the fragrance has settled, but personally, I can detect it immediately. It's a very fresh, summery fragrance, and also has a hint of spiciness about it. I tend to wear it for evenings rather than daytime, as it can be a bit heavy.
Once the perfume has settled a bit, the spiciness is dispersed and we're left with a distinctive mix of musk and florals. I must admit I can't detect vanilla or apricots, and I wouldn't know what ambergris or frankincense smell like, but I guess all these elements combine together to give it the distinctive fragrance which is unlike any other I've known. The perfume does change throughout the day, and although it's still evident several hours later, it is a muted version of itself, and calms down to a fainter fragrance by this time. Longevity is good with this perfume, although I fear if you tried to use it to freshen up once the scent begins to fade, you would potentially be risking overkill as this is such a strong fragrance.
This is a very difficult fragrance to describe, but I would recommend it to people who like musky, spicy fragrances, and also florals which aren't too girly or sickly. I wouldn't let the vanilla or apricots put you off because these are barely noticeable, although I'm sure all the elements combined are responsible for giving this fragrance its distinctive edge. Four stars from me, because I find it a bit heavy going to be wearing in the daytime, and I have to be in a certain mood to fancy wearing this one.
(Review also appears on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)
This is to me one of the original and best perfumes; it was first sold in 1999, and is a regular fixture in many of the miniature sets that are old at Christmas time.
The bottle reminds me at first of the art deco sector, of elegance and classic moments. The bottle is glass and is a very pale blue shade. The bottle almost reminds me of a body as you can see a nipped in waist shape, the base has a thicker texture to the bottle, but this doesn't detract from the bottle. It has the word Ghost wrote in silver at the bottom of the bottle. The lid is silver colour screw top; the top fits in line with shape and the art deco theme of bottle.
The fragrance of Ghost to me is light and fresh, it is a very feminine smell, but for those who like a heavy based perfume I would say this is not the one for you.
Back to the perfume, the base notes of Ghost include incense, sandalwood, vanilla, musk and amber, these produce a sweet smell but with the undertones of the musk and sandalwood this also gives a woody smell, so you do get a good range of smells from the base notes. The heart notes, I find this is the fruity layer of the perfume this has jasmine, apricot and hibiscus, whilst the top notes has a rose and a ambrette seeds, although I found the rose to be the stronger of the two elements.
Overall all elements of the perfume come together very well, as from the moment you spray you soon smell the roses and as the time goes on the perfume develops the different layers to the perfume.
Although this is a good mix of tones the perfume overall is a light fragrance, and for me is a day fragrance, when you something light, but almost understated. I tend to spray my wrists but also put a spot on to my cuffs if I have a shirt or jumper on, to bring an added depth to the perfume.
As well as the small bottles that come on the gift sets, Ghost is also available in a 30ml EDT and 50EDT with prices ranging from £24 to £38 depending on the size of the bottle, the shop and whether you buy the gift set, which includes the Body Lotion, Which is equally as beautiful.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this perfume, it is a fresh fragrance, light for a day time use, and this would suit most age groups as it could equally be carried off by a person in their 20s or equally someone on their 60s.
I love perfumes and had received this one as a gift. I loved the design of the bottle and even more the smell. It smells even better when you use the body lotion and then the perfume. This also makes the smell last longer. I love the fact that people comment on how nice you smell and ask what you have on. It is a floral fragrance which includes Jasmine, Rose petals and vanilla, sandal wood and hibiscus with a hint of musk. It is a long lasting perfume (the smell), but the bottle didn't last me long, so really would recommend the bigger size bottle. Ghost has a really fresh smell, it is not an expensive perfume either, so it is a great price as well. If i had to summarize this product into one sentence would be fresh and good value for money. (Online prices seem cheaper than the actual shops)
This is a great little scent that will not break the bank, I paid £38.99 for a 100ml bottle so you get a lot of perfume for your money, you can also get this in a 50ml and 30ml bottle as well but these while cheaper do not work out as such good value.
I like the sleek design of this eau de toilette bottle, nice curved lines that taper in from a wide base to then flare out again towards the top of the bottle, it is a slim but tall bottle and is made from frosted glass to give it a ghostly feel. The silver lettering is a nice touch as well, the spray button is contained within the silver lid as is the dispensing nozzle that emits a nice fine spray.
For those who are not a fan of vanilla in a fragrance then this may not be for them, I'm not a massive fan but I find that it does work in some combinations and this is one of them. The top notes in this scent are primarily jasmine and rose which give it a slightly exotiv flowery burst when first applied to my skin. The middle notes are where the vanilla comes through and there is also peach and amber and then the base notes are sandalwood and musk. There is a definate woody base to this fragrance that is quite rich and distinctive and these work well with the jasmine and vanilla that give it a floral feel along with the rose and overall they combine to provide quite a mature and lovely fragrance.
This is an excellent fragrance as it has really good staying power and was still going strong after eight hours and was still detectable after ten hours of wear which is pretty good in my opinion. There is a nice warmth to this fragarnce and it is very feminine despite the woody over tones that the sandalwood and musk provide. I prefer it is a day scent but it is very versatile and I do wear it out of an evening as well. This is certainly an affordable fragrance with good staying power especially for an eau de toilette.
My sister spoilt me this Christmas (as usual) and one of the gifts that she bought me was a Ghost fragrance gift set, which has a body lotion and a 30ml bottle of the eau de toilette in it.
I was aware of the fragrance and had seen it in the shops, but had never tried it before.
~ Bottle ~
The bottle is instantly recognisable as Ghost.
It is made from frosted glass and is cylindrical, but it tapers near the bottom of the bottle and then gets wider at the base.
The word 'GHOST' is written in silver lettering at the very bottom of the bottle. The fragrance is a clear liquid and colourless, not how some websites show it as a blue liquid.
The lid is a matte silver colour and it is cylindrical. It has a hole in the middle and it sits around the spray button on the top of the bottle rather than going over the top of it and completely covering it.
The top of the lid and the spray button are made from shiny silver metal.
~ Scent ~
This scent is gorgeous.
The top notes are rose and jasmine.
The heart notes are amber, vanilla and peach.
The base notes are sandalwood and musk.
I find this a very difficult scent to describe. I can pick out the rose, vanilla and sandalwood. It has a fresh fruitiness that I wouldn't be able to pick out as peach in particular.
The woody base is actually one of the most easily detected woody notes that I have been able to pick out in any fragrance, but the floral note of rose is very present in the fragrance as well.
It is a really interesting combination of notes and I really love it!
Although it is quite a woody scent, it is still very feminine with its pretty floral notes.
I have only worn this fragrance once as I received 5 perfumes for Christmas this year and was eager to try them all.
I found that it is very long lasting and has good sillage, even though it is an eau de toilette rather than an eau de parfum. It was still evident a good 12 hours after application.
I don't think you can get this as an eau de parfum, but this eau de toilette does the job well enough.
I am absolutely thrilled with this fragrance and I am considering promoting it to being my signature scent.
~ Price and availability ~
A quick check online tells me that a 30ml bottle of Ghost eau de toilette will cost you £21.94 with a recommended retail price of £25.00 from www.cheapsmells.com.
A 50ml bottle is £26.30 (RRP £32.50) on cheapsmells.com.
A 100ml bottle is £35.95 (RRP £44.50) on cheapsmells.com.
The fragrance is also available from Boots, Superdrug, Amazon, The Perfume Shop, Argos, Debenhams and many more stores and online shops.
~ Conclusion ~
I really love this scent. It is absolutely gorgeous.
I will definitely buy another bottle of this fragrance once I have used mine up, but until then I will savour every drop.
It has great sillage and is very long lasting.
I would definitely recommend it either for yourself or as a gift. I was certainly thrilled to receive this.
I urge anyone who has not tried this to try it out. There would be no harm in trying out one of the testers next time you're in Boots.
I received a set of 'mini' fragrances for Christmas that contained 5 different perfumes/eau de toilettes. One of those contained within the set was Ghost The Fragrance by Ghost. The bottle was essentially a mini version of the one that you can buy - made of cloudy glass and shaped in the same way - a kind of 'indented' bottle with the sides curving in - meant to mirror a woman's body. A 50ml bottle costs around £25.
I find the scent of this really fresh and original. It is light enough to wear in the day but also good for evening wear, although not as 'dramatic' as I like for a full blown night out. The top notes are Ambrette seeds and rose, middle notes are jasmine, hibiscus and apricot. The base notes are sandalwood, vanilla, musk and amber. I would describe the scent as fresh and floral rather than fruity. I definitely cannot detect the vanilla in this (I am not a fan of vanilla so if this was obvious, it would put me off). The fragrance is very unique and identifiable - you can tell instantly if someone else is wearing this - but it is hard to describe exactly what the scent is. I do not find it to have any one dominant scent, just a unique blend.
For me, the scent does not last as long as I would like. I find that, when first applied, it is quite strong (although, importantly, it is not overbearing or overpowering) but this soon fades into a very delicate fragrance. I usually feel the need to reapply after 3-4 hours though, so a bottle wouldn't last me that long, especially as it's a great everyday perfume. For the price it retails at, this could work out expensive - I usually squirt 3 or 4 times per application to get a decent level of scent.
Overall, this is a really unique scent that I do really like. It has become my favourite scents and the one I now wear most frequently (I have since purchased a full bottle having been impressed with my trial sized version). I do think that it is a scent I may become sick of in time but, for now, it is my scent of choice and, as such, I recommend it highly.
Perfume and I...a love story x
My name is Anna Louise. My favourite of my senses is smell... I know-what a curious and verging on the ridiculous thing to say I hear some doubters saying! ...But if you do understand me, you know what a thrill a fragrance can be. Its really inexplicable to me how just a concoction of fragrant notes can create hugely different and amazing fragrances to suit every occasion, mood, and create or add to memories, but ohhhhh they can! Hey I'll tell you now I know nothing technical about perfume, its creation nor production I only know what I like...
Ghost The Fragrance Eau de Toilette Spray for Women
My love affair with Ghost is a long one- I have loved it for some 10 years or more. It was the first fragrance I really recognised-its fairly populist and sometimes you smell it on people around the place- and appealed to me so much that I always wanted some in the house. I associate Ghost with so many of my happy memories of the past. I discovered it prior to my A levels and it became a friend to me who I would meet with daily through my formative years at university-probably wore it too much! My friends may not have known it as Ghost but knew the scent of it was me and mine.My room in halls became synonomous with it, sometimes when I was particularly homesick (which wasnt often admittedly) I would spritz it. I'm not a stylish gal- it perhaps seemed a little strange to some that I went around in jeans and scruffy practical jumpers but smelt positively angelic! It has always been so reassuring a scent for me, and its difficult to know why. Now it evokes such memories, I find it difficult to be objective about what it is thats so special about it-to me it is about memories, my first love and special moments.
The scent-well I suppose I would describe it as musky, a subtle floral combination, lightly fruited and vanilley. lt doesn't sound particulalry special but it thrills me as an everyday, or a really special occasion perfume. Ive just looked into its website-it has Top notes of Rose Petal and Ambrette Seed, Heart notes of white flowers, jasmine,sandalwod and incense, and Base notes of Vanilla, Musk, Amber and Apricot. Delicious. If i was going to a wedding it would be Ghost I'd wear every time-to me its love in a scent. It's so romantic and for me nostalgic. The bottle is elegant- a classic hourglass shape but slim tall and slender,like a female figure I suppose. It sparkles and it is a subtle blue/silvery colour. I like that its not overstated, its simple demure. The EDT is sold in different sizes-30ml,50ml, and 100ml, and you can also get a gift set which I oft try and source at Christmas. That tends to contain either a 200ml body lotion or shower gel. The body lotion too is divine, so sumptuous and luxurious on the skin-to be convered in the scent is lush. Its a decent enough price as it is, but I recommend Superdrug for more competitive prices, great staff and beauty points ;p.
The website refers to it as being about the 'Sublime moments between dreaming and awakening'. This gives me an element of understanding about why it appeals to me and my personality so much. It is sublime, and I have always been a bit of a dreamer, I daydream and I rumenate in and out of obscure and unsusual ideas, romantic hopes and dreams. Its not for everyone but give it a go if youre a daydreamer I'd say.
I first tried Ghost 3 years ago when my sister badgered me into getting her some for Christmas (we alway get each other perfume at Christmas so we have the one we like for the coming year).
I'd see it before at Duty Free, but I can't say it ever stood out. Maybe because I tend to get over excited in the Duty Free and come out smelling like a whores-handbag!
Anyway little sis was raving about it so I had a cheeky sniff when I went to buy it....WOW!
It's sweet, It's musty, It's floral...It's amazing! Needless-to-say I quickly changed last years order with my Sis (much to her disgust!).
Since I've been wearing it (literally as I spray it on my clothes rather than my skin, due to allergies) I have had maybe 30 people comment on it - which is the important thing. Yes, the packaging is pretty (as it ought to be if the rumors of it costing more than the perfume are true), but for me if other people (mainly men) like it (and I don't have to keep re-applying) then it's a winner.
Any bad points?
I guess so...I've nearly finished the Christmas bottle, I'm shopping around for more, but it seems to be at Christmas prices for the whole year! Ouch. My friends keeping nicking it every time they come around my house. My little sis has the hump with me for smelling the same as her (all is fair in love, war and perfume!)
Overall a great (as perfume can be) buy! My order for next year is already in!
I'm not the best at choosing perfumes, never quite know what ones will "suit" me or if they smell good to start with but just get a bit sickly and horrible after a while. I was given this perfume as a christmas gift from my auntie last year, she has a good nose for things and has bough me perfumes before and they have always been lovely.
The ghost perfume comes in a glass bottle around 5 inches tall and contains 30ml of perfume. The glass has a slightly blueish tinge and the bottle looks very stylish. The shape of the bottle is a sort of hourglass figure and has a silver lid with a typical perfume squirty top. The bottle itself comes packaged in a blueish cardboard rectangular box which has "Ghost" written on the front of it. The bottle has "Ghost" written in silver letters at the bottom of the bottle. Although it was a gift I did have a quick look at prices for all you dooyooers, expect to pay around £20-25 for a bottle which I feel is a very reasonable price.
Now comes the hard part, how does it smell, a very difficult thing to describe.....to me it smells lovely and to my auntie I'm sure it smelt lovely too or else she wouldn't have bought it! But I think with any perfume you should smell it before you buy it because something that smells lovely to one person might smell horrible to someone else there's no way to tell if your going to like it without giving it a sniff!
Ok here goes.... I would say the scent of the Ghost perfume is very light and musky, it is not an overpowering smell and as long as you don't put too much on people wont be able to smell you somewhere long after you have been there. The smell seems to have a hint of flowers too it without being too sweet, sickly or cheap smelling. Id say this isnt a very "young" smelling perfume, I'm 26 and it is fine for me, but it might not be to the taste of teenagers or younger people than me, its a tough thing to judge though as everyone has different tastes. The scent lasts well also, if I am wearing it all day I just need one spray of it in the morning and that lasts me the day, if I'm using it for a night out I tend to put a bit more on. I don't were perfume all that often so I reckon this bottle will last me a couple of years but its such a reasonable price that if you are a more heavy user then it is not too expensive to get some more.
I would definitely recommend this perfume, or at least recommend you go out and have a smell of it and see if you like it. It has a great smell, has a nice stylish bottle and is a great price as welll!
I've mentioned in many of my toiletries and perfume reviews of my love of pampering myself as I adore beautiful fragrances. Over the past twelve months or so I have grown to love many of the fragrances within the Ghost range and this review discusses the original Ghost Eau De Toilette.
The first points that will attract me to a fragrance is either witnessing the scent on another woman or catching a glimpse of the bottle in store. I cannot describe Ghost as offering an eye-catching appearance and it was the fact that my sister has worn it for years that made me want to try it out for myself. Many years ago I would simply purchase a fragrance based on its initial scent and as a result, wasted a lot of money because as the three tiers of notes developed on my skin I would sometimes find that the aroma was not to my liking. Consequently, a few squirts from my sister's bottle made up my mind for me to make my own purchase.
Ghost is presented in a tall and slim frosted glass bottle, which offers a slight pale blue tint. Whilst I would not consider the bottle to be the best fragrance bottle I've owned I quite like the way in which it tapers slightly and then blossoms out to create fullness in the upper section. The lid is rather unusual with its matt silver appearance and I initially believed that I simply needed to gently press on the dispenser located within the centre. However, the lid needs to be removed and resembles that of an oversized Polo mint and it conveniently clicks into place when the bottle is not in use.
The fragrance is released in a fine mist and I must admit that I find the top notes a little confusing, as I simply cannot pick out any specific aroma. Following a little research I learned that they contain ambrette seed and rose, but I am still unable to identify either of these aromas and I cannot state that I am impressed with the scent, which although delicate, is considerably evident. Thankfully, the hearts notes, which follow some minutes later, are favourable where I am able to recognise a delicate hint of jasmine accompanied by hibiscus, white flowers and the calming aroma of sandalwood. I discovered that the eau de toilette contains the aroma of incense, but I am not able to witness its aroma, which I find pleasing as I cannot bear its smell. These floral tones deliver a fresh summery aroma to this fragrance, which I find very uplifting and satisfying.
The final notes, namely the base notes become apparent some sixty minutes or so later when I immediately recognise as white musk, which is one of my favourite scents, particularly as it delivers a sensual and romantic tone to most fragrances. I was intrigued to discover that the final notes also contain vanilla, which is an aroma I cannot abide in toiletries and fragrances as I find it sickly, but thankfully, I was unable to recognise its scent. The aroma of apricot is also present in the base notes and offers a slight sweetness to what I can only describe as a beautiful combination of interesting fragrances.
The staying power of Ghost is pretty good for an eau de toilette and I find that the aroma is evident for a good four hours before I need to reapply to my pulse points. I would describe Ghost as uplifting, summery and happy and it is well suited to women of all ages. The eau de toilette is available in two sizes and at the time of writing Boots are offering the 50ml bottle for £33.90 and the 100ml bottle for £46.50. This is an affordable fragrance due to its superb staying power as only a small spritz is needed for each application. It has been necessary for me to remove a star due to the rather confusing and unfavourable top notes, but Ghost still receives a recommendation from me.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
I love this perfume and don't know what i will do if they ever discontinue it (often happens when you find something thats just perfect for you!).
This perfume comes in a simple bottle, a nice 'ghostly' colour and i do think the packaging suits the name and i think the name suits the fragrance.
The perfume has a light and fresh smell that i find is really good for day wear. It is non sticky to wear (a definate plus i kid you not having worn some perfumes that do actually make me sticky!). Its really hard to describe how a perfume actually smells when it is a light one, but this is a clean, fresh smelling scent that is not too heavy. Even though i say it is light, everybody, and i mean everybody comments on how nice i smell! They ask me what i'm wearing, and some even say 'are you wearing ghost?'. So it is definately distinctive as a fragrance, but loved by all who smell me! To test this theory, i have changed perfume and nobody says a word. I don't know if this is just so very perfect with my particular Ph level (as we are all different and it does actually change they way things smell on you), or just an all round winner. I think it is also reasonably priced and never have to juggle my finances to purchase a new bottle when i run out.
I received this as a gift from my boyfriend for Christmas - he chose it because (I may be paraphrasing) 'You have pale skin like a ghost'. In fact he didn't even test it in the store, so he really was basing it on the name. You can imagine my delight - I kid, for him to even go into a store that sells beauty products is so far removed from his comfort zone that I was relatively impressed. Oh, and the perfume hasn't disappointed either.
Ghost comes in a very elegant looking box with the name written across the from. The bottle is an hourglass shape made from frosted glass. It has the name across the bottom in tiny silver letters and a silver plastic circular lid. The pump is silver metal which works exactly as it should - dispensing an even amount of perfume which disperses to cover a large area of skin. The bottle is quite narrow looking and I initially thought it was a relatively small perfume but at 30ml it is quite average. The frosted glass gives a lovely elegant look and is also very useful for seeing how much perfume you have left. The liquid inside is clear so overall the colour palette is mainly silver and white/translucent - fitting in with the name.
The fragrance is not something I would typically purchase for myself. I like really fresh, feminine floral scents which smell quite classic. This is quite an alternative and distinctive smell but yet still quite subtle. It is described as 'a timeless, feminine and romantic soft floral', but honestly I don't really pick up on any floral notes - it mostly smells lightly musky. This isn't a criticism, I think the smell is very distinctive and pleasant and it makes a nice change to have something a little alternative to my other fragrances. Even nicer to have something my boyfriend has specifically chosen (not that he smelt it before purchase) and whenever I wear it he always picks up on it. The core notes are hibiscus, rose petals, and musk with undertones of jasmine, spicy sandalwood, and warm incense. There are overtones of vanilla, musk, ambergris, and apricot which finish off the scent. I think having read the notes in the perfume I do recognise some of these smells - it is certainly musky but in a very mellow way. It does always smell fruity and has the warmth of vanilla and spices which gives it the distinctive smell I really like. Overall, the smell is very feminine but with an edge that sets it apart from my standard floral fragrance.
This is a relatively cheap perfume for a designer brand - 30 ml retails roughly at £25.00. I have been using the perfume for 2/3 months and am probably a quarter of the way through (although it can be tricky to tell because of the tapering of the bottle in the middle). I am not sure whether I would purchase this for myself but I would certainly be happy to receive it as a gift. It is never going to be my signature scent but it gives my regular perfumes a break and adds something a little different to the mix.
Ultimately it is a very lovely perfume with a distinctive and yet subtle smell which sets it apart.
Created in 1999, Ghost is a floral fragrance that combines jasmine with rose petals and blends soft vanilla and earthy sandalwood, hibiscus with a hint of musk / This fabulous scent will surround you in a pleasurable wisk of freshness, ideal for every day wear / Lure in your love with GhoSt. Top Notes: Peach, ambrette seed and rose / Heart Notes: Jasmine, apricot and hibiscus / Base Notes: Sandalwood, vanilla musk and incense /