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Ghostly not ghastly
Ghost Eau de Toilette
Member Name: walsha11
Ghost Eau de Toilette
Advantages: warmth, scent, elegant bottle, glass bottle, good pump, fruity
Disadvantages: tapering makes it unclear how much it left
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.
Summary: A lovely distinctive smell which is still subtle.