Product Type: Ghost fragrances
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Not for me
Ghost Whisper Eau de Toilette
Member Name: helenc72
Ghost Whisper Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Nice for those who like sweet and musky scents, cheap
Disadvantages: Scent disappears very quickly, I find it a bit sickly
I received this Ghost Whisper eau de toilette recently and although it's probably not one which I would have chosen to purchase for myself I love to try out new perfumes so I eagerly gave it a go. Unfortunately this is a fragrance which really hasn't blown me away.
It comes in a simple glass bottle which is tapered in the middle. I am neutral on the look of this - it is perfectly fine and doesn't look tacky but neither could I really claim to find it special at all. I have to admit I quite dislike the name "ghost whisper" as it just makes me think of the ghost whisperer! However I do see where they were coming from with the name as whisper does make me expect a soft, delicate and gentle scent, which could be quite appealing.
On first spray I was quite curious about how this would smell as I couldn't remember what I had previously heard about it, so had no idea what type of perfume it was really. I was expecting a fairly generic soft floral, but that's not really exactly what it is. I was first hit by the strong alcohol smell of it. As well as the alcohol, which makes it smell a bit chemically to me, there is just a general strong sweetness which I find a bit plasticky. According to fragrantica the top notes are mandarin, star fruit and almond. I dont think that's what I would have guessed at all, but once I read it I was not that surprised. The almond will be what is making it so sweet, but it doesn't smell recognisably almondy to me at all. I normally love almonds. There is a citrus fruitiness to it which smells a bit "fruit salad". The description claims it has sparkling topnnotes but I would really beg to differ. Sparkling to me means light and gentle but pretty, whereas this was an overbearing assault on the senses which then calmed down. Once the alcohol disappears I find it does smell better but I just dont love it. After a while the musk can be clearly detected and then it meshes into a generic sweet musk scent for me. This I am not keen on. I'm not adverse to some musk (for example I love Narciso Rodrigues For Her, a very musky scent) but here it just doesn't work for me and feels cloying.
I felt a bit self conscious while wearing it as I slightly disliked the scent and felt it really wasn't very "me" and hoped it wasn't that noticeable. It did not seem to be,as no one made any comments about it and I did not catch any hints of it on myself during the day, which I often do especially with a new perfume as I would be more sensitive to the scent. Normally when I have a new perfume on I feel the urge to sniff my wrists every now and again enjoying it. However with this one I was just sniffing to see if it was gone yet!
Luckily it did not last long on my skin and was gone or much much less noticeable after a couple of hours.
I would not go so far as to say I hate it, but personally I didn't like it as I think it smells too artificial to begin with and I dislike the sweet musk which it then becomes. The muskiness makes it seems wintry to me but I would expect a winter perfume to have much better staying power. I'm sure some will love it as fragrance is a personal thing but it is not one which appeals to me.
It is a relatively cheap fragrance as Ghost is one of the cheaper perfumes brands, but still not dirt cheap. Whisper eau de toilette can be bought for £24.90 for 30 ml from Debenhams, £33.90 for 50 ml or £46.50 for 75 ml. You can probably find it cheaper online if you shop around.
Summary: Not one for me
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