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A very distinctive fragrance
Ghost Eau de Toilette
Member Name: Holland1
Ghost Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Spicy not sickly, lovely elegant bottle, reasonably priced
Disadvantages: Can be a bit heavy for daytime wear
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)
Summary: The original Ghost fragrance