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An uplifting and refreshing fragrance
Ghost Eau de Toilette
Member Name: alyson29
Ghost Eau de Toilette
Date: 29/04/12, updated on 31/12/12 (111 review reads)
Advantages: A beautiful uplifting and happy fragrance
Disadvantages: Unrecognisable top notes
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.
Summary: An uplifting and refreshing fragrance with superb staying power