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I bought John Galliano eau de toilette after watching a youtube video where the eau de parfum was recommended.
I managed to find a 40ml bottle of the eau de toilette on allbeauty.com for £14.00.
There was a 40ml bottle of the eau de parfum on another website, fragrancedirect.com, but it was £36.50 and I didn't think it would be worth forking out an extra £20.00+ just to get the eau de parfum version so I ordered the eau de toilette.
I later found that they do have different notes and were released 2 years apart so I may buy the eau de parfum in the future as it has now appeared on allbeauty.com for £21.00 and the eau de toilette has disappeared.
~ Bottle ~
The bottle is tall and thin. It is a nice design with creases in the glass, which look like some sort of dress that seems to be sweeping around the bottle.
The neck of the bottle has a gold metal rose attached to it and there is a black bow, which comes down onto the clear glass of the main bottle.
The top of the bottle is made from black plastic and there is a gothic letter 'G' on the top of the dispenser.
There is no lid needed for this fragrance and it doesn't look incomplete without one, having the 'G' on the top of the bottle.
The liquid itself has a light pink tinge to it.
~ Scent ~
It has a very clean, floral scent.
It is very light and it smells like it could just be soap on my skin.
The notes of the fragrance are rose, iris and cedar.
The note of rose dominates. It is clean and soft. I really like this scent and I feel that it is very different to anything else in my perfume collection.
The projection isn't great, but I do notice it on myself when I wear it and I think if someone was close enough to you they would notice it as well.
It does have a slight woodiness as it wears down, but it is quite soft and it isn't harsh at all.
I imagine this is something that my grandmother would wear although I'm not sure that the bottle design would be to her taste. I don't think it is necessarily an old woman's scent though. I am in my mid twenties and I really like it and I imagine it would appeal to women of all ages. It is so soft and inoffensive.
It lasts on my skin for about 6 hours before wearing off, which I wasn't expecting for such a subtle scent.
I would definitely consider buying this again and I think it would make a nice gift as well.
It has been a great purchase. It was a good price and I am very happy with it.
John Galliano introduce the Eau de Toilette version of their debut scent / The Eau de toilette is a lighter and fresher interpretation with notes of lavender and bergamot, iris-rose accord and green notes / Top notes: Aldehydes, angelica and bergamot / Heart notes: Rose, violet, peony, iris and lavender / Base notes: Amber, musk, patchouli, incense and virginia cedar /