Product Type: Katy Perry fragrances
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Katy Perry Purr Eau de Parfum
Member Name: walsha11
Katy Perry Purr Eau de Parfum
Advantages: fresh, fruity, uplifting
Disadvantages: a little over complicated, too many chords
I don't really go in for these celebrity branded perfumes because I often find they lack the quality you get from more established brands. I also find that a lot of what you pay for is the gimmick and the branding rather than a decent perfume.
That said, when I find a celeb perfume on the cheap I'm always intrigued because they tend to be pretty light and not too strong smelling so they make good day scents. I like a bargain so when I found this Katy Perry fragrance discounted to £10 I knew I had to try it out.
I have tried the other Perry scent, Meow, and reviewed it on dooyoo previously. I liked the other perfume as a day scent but did find it both a little lacking in quality and in parts overly sweet and a little cloying. I bought this at the same time so I didn't know much about it before I tried it.
This perfume comes in a very strange kitsch looking little cat shaped bottle. This one is a lovely dark purple colour and every bit as weird and perhaps wonderful as Katy Perry herself. I find the bottle at once completely naff and then at the same time quite quirky and fun. I can't totally make up my mind but I think it probably falls into the category of so hideous it almost becomes quite nice.
The fragrance is another light fruity scent with floral and musky undertones. Though I prefer floral scents I do like fruit fragrances for the day time and find them very young and fresh generally.
The top notes in this perfume are gardenia, bamboo, peach and red apple. I like this mix of tart fruit smells and the floral gardenia as it gives an instant freshness which is very light, summery and definitely uplifting. I think bamboo is a very unusual perfume scent and one I haven't come across before. That said, you can't really pick it up in this perfume anyway.
The middle notes are jasmine, freesia and rose which are a lovely floral combination that still manages to smell very young and fresh. I like the way these more classics scents mix with some of the more exotic scents in this perfume to creates what almost becomes like a fusion between two cultures.
The base notes are musk, sandalwood, amber, vanilla, coconut and orchid. So quite a few then! I personally think the perfume could do with reducing the number of different scents in it because it becomes a little confusing and so many of these great chords are completely lost. I love that the coconut adds another exotic feel whilst the floral orchid and lovely musky/woody smells combine to give a sweetness and an earthiness that deepens the scent.
This perfume is best suited to day time because all of the chords come together to create a very light, fresh and summery smelling scent. I would still use this in winter though it is definitely best suited to summer/spring.
This perfume retails at around £15-£40 depending on whether you go for the 30ml, 50ml or 100ml bottle. I got my 50ml for £10 which is an absolute bargain but if you shop around I'm sure there are deals to be had.
Overall, this is a nice day perfume that has lovely fresh uplifting smells.
Summary: A nice day scent but perhaps too many notes.
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