Product Type: Kylie Minouge fragrances
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Kylie Minogue Couture Eau de Toilette
Member Name: angelboouk
Kylie Minogue Couture Eau de Toilette
Advantages: THE NOTES WORK WELL TOGETHER, CHEAP ONLINE
Disadvantages: PLAIN BOTTLE, SCENT DOESNT LAST
**The Perfume and Range**
Kylies range of perfumes isn't extensive. There is 5 in total.
Couture sways away from the sweet perfumes such as Darling that Kylie has produced. Kylie aimed for a modern and sophisticated scent which would suit those with a strong sense of style.
The EDT scent is described as being "a sparkling and stylish floral musky fragrance which embodies modernity and elegance".
The initial opening notes or top notes are a blend of amanda cherry, lemon flower and vintage violet. These are the notes that first hit you as you spray and settle quickly.
The middle notes are the 2nd longest lasting notes and combine ylang ylang, passion flower and jasmin.
The final notes or base notes are a mix of musk ribbons, vanilla sorbet and white cedarwood. These are the notes which should remain on your skin for the longest period of time.
The Couture bottle is very simple yet feminine. The glass bottle is oval shaped and curves with no sharp edges. The bottle is clear and the perfume is dispensed through a black spray. The spray head is hidden under the curved black lid. The lid is quite striking and adds an extra feminine touch to the ensemble. It depicts a corset style at one end with a silver backing. The Kylie Minogue name is in simple black with the Couture logo noticable in red writing on the front of the bottle.
**Availability and Price**
Offline, Kylie perfumes are generally stocked in Boots and Superdrug to name a few. It can be found on the highstreet but seems to becoming less available. I have checked online for prices and have gathered the following information.
www.boots.com 30ml @ £23.50
www.amazon.co.uk 30ml @ £9.40/75ml @ £15.70/30ml giftset inc body lotion @ £14.24
www.cheapsmells.co.uk 30ml @ £8.95/50ml @ £11.95/75ml @ £14.95
The shower gel and body lotion to match can also be purchased in 200ml sizes.
I have previously used Kylie Darling and loved it. I used the Sweet Darling and didn't like it so it is really a matter of preference with the Kylie perfumes in general. Couture isn't one that I had smelt until recently. I had spotted the gift set in the clearance section in Boots at only £9.50. I had a heap of bills to pay that day and couldn't justify buying it. My Mum spotting my dissappointment, went back and bought it for me and presented it to me the next day. I was so happy!
Like I said, before this I hadn't tried this perfume which is not something I would usually do as I like to know what it smells like on me but it was a generous gift and well received by myself! I have been using the perfume for about 2weeks now. I received a 30ml size and 150ml body lotion. Here are my views.
This is aimed at modern woman who embrace style. Personally I don't fall for these sort of claims with perfumes as you cannot really sterotype people based on a scent. I personally do occasionally like to get dressed up fancy but most of the time, I am comfortable in my Primark pjs or my tracky bottoms and trainers!
The bottle itself is very plain and simple..no fancing colours or images. The curviness and corset style lid add a sense of feminism to it and I like this. It isn't the nicest of bottles and in no way competes with the others in the Kylie range but it is the scent inside that counts.
I didn't research the notes before using this as I didn't want this to overshadow my initial judgement. This spray top dispenses the perfume quite harshly and the perfume doesn't appear to cover a large area. The initial scent is extremely strong so not one to be spraying with others in the vicinity!
Once the strong scent has subsided, there is a gorgeous, fruity burst combined with an undertone floral scent which sort of sits in the background. The scent has quite a sourness which tones down the fruitness and is quite pleasant. This scent doesn't last particularly long. I would estimate 3 to 4 minutes at the most.
We then discover the middle or heart notes. This is where I felt the scent changed quite dramatically. The floral notes really shine through here and despite me not liking floral perfumes, this scent is really gorgeous and not overpowering. It is still noticable though and delicate. I could still detect some form of fruitiness but the floral tones overshadowed it.
Once the scent had fully settled on my skin, I am treated to the base notes. Being the longest lasting of all the notes, you really want to appreciate them and enjoy them. The base notes are deliciously sweet with a musky undertone. I like vanilla scents but prefer them not to be sickly. This one is just right and the cedarwood and musk ribbons have clearly reduced the sweetness to an acceptable and inviting level to be thouroughly liked.
I would overall describe this scent as being very feminine. It is more floral than sweet or fruity so is not personally one I would choose to wear each day but the scent works well with the combined notes. I would say it is aimed at perhaps ladies in their 20s or 30s and would suit being an evening scent as it is quite sensual.
The one thing I would say lets it down is the staying power. I applied this in the morning and before noon the scent wasn't detecable on my skin. Its ok for the price though.
Scents smell differently on different people so I strongly urge you to try before buy!
I would recommend buying this online as the Boots price for 30ml is awful! Kylie perfumes seem to be disappearing from high street stores so online is the best option for availability and you can pick this and her others perfumes up very cheap.
Thanks for reading
Summary: A GORGEOUS SCENT LET DOWN BY STAYING POWER