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Brand: Kylie Minogue / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / Gender: for women

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      10.01.2011 22:18

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      Smell like a sweety!

      I haven't tried the Kylie 'Darling' perfume but this one has certainly made me want to! Just like the name of the perfume would suggest it is sweet and seductive. The smell actually reminds me of candy floss! It is very girly and feminine and perfect for a night out.

      The bottle is quite simple but has a nice sheen of lilac and looks frosted which i think gives it a bit of a festive look. My friends always comment on my perfume when ever i'm wearing this fragrance so it can clearly be smelled by others. I would say that the smell lasts on you for a long time as well, so it has good staying power. For a celebrity perfume, this fragrance is surprisingly nice! It is the first and only scent by Kylie that i've tried so far, but i'm definetely keen to try out the others now that i've tried this one.

      This perfume would suit all ages really and would be great for any girly girl! It is resonably priced and you can usually get a 75ml bottle for around £21.

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      06.10.2010 11:05
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      A great product!

      ** Sweet Darling ***
      I got this as a present as it was bought for someone else but they didn't like the smell so it was given to me , I love it when things like that happen!! and turns out this is my favourite perfume now!!

      * package / Design ?*
      This bottle is pretty cool and classy. The bottle is a pearly purple colour that shimmers with pink and white . It has a big bottle cap which is black. oh I forgot to say this is the 2nd perfume in the Kyle minogue range.

      * Price?*
      For a 50ml bottle it's around £25 and for 30ml it's around £17 for that one but it depends on where you buy it as all ways.

      * Scent ?*
      This is such a sweet smelling perfume with notes of cotton candy and juicy fruits , Australian sandalwood and vanilla , this may be too sweet for some.

      I wear this as a daily perfume as I think it's too sweet for night wear . I feel that this will be perfect for younger girls as it is such a sugary perfume.

      * thoughts?*
      This is a really long lasting perfume and I use it as everyday scent. Makes a great present for someone.

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      11.06.2010 16:14
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      The best out of a average bunch

      (The majority of my reviews are based around cosmetics and fragrances. It's been like that since I joined DooYoo though; I don't want to be seen as someone who is only doing it for the sake of getting more miles per review)


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      The fragrance
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      I can't pick up the individual floral or fruity notes in SWEET DARLING, just the overall impression they create. It's a nicely sweet/sour mix at first application (I can't place the sour note), but the scent can turn rather sickly when the jumble of fruity/florals notes develop and mix with the cotton candy accords.

      Once I got past the middle phase I found the warm base is very nice and comforting. The print ads are a perfect match for the feeling SWEET DARLING gives you. I can't usally wear perfumes with patchouli as I get migraines, but SWEET DARLING never gave me that problem.


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      Scent notes
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      Cotton candy accord, juicy passion fruit, freesia, boronia (an Australian flower), sandalwood, patchouli and vanilla.


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      The bottle
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      I love the classic bottle shape the Darling family has, and it looks extra feminine in frosted lilac. Shame about the black plastic lid - it looks so cheap and doesn't fit the bottle securely.


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      The staying power - while better than Darling - is still pretty bad, two hours max with a heavy application.

      It is a bit sickly in hotter weather and I wouldn't wear it for nights out either. This is strictly a casual fragrance.


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      My opinion
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      Overall, I have found SWEET DARLING to be my favourite out of the Darling range; it's not as weak and bland as the original Darling, and it didn't give me horrible migraines that Sexy Darling did.

      It's really a shame about the sickly middle phase, if it didn't turn sickly on me I might have re-purchased SWEET DARLING, as I'm a sucker for comforting, vanilla based fragrances.


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      30ml: £19.50
      50ml: £26
      75ml: £32.50

      I've noticed that many high street retailers have seemed to stop stocking Kylie perfumes. Not a good sign.

      Most online retailers stock it for between £10 - £20 per bottle.

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        10.01.2010 17:58
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        Sweet girly perfume with essence of Kylie!

        Sweet Darling from Kylie Minogue is one of my favourite perfumes because it is light and fresh and lasts throughout the whole day.
        This was given to me by my sister and my first impressions were that it was going to be a girly, sweet fragrance. And I was right! I loved it from the start.
        It comes in a lovley pearlescent pink bottle with black cap and looks pretty on the dressing table. The scent is subtle with notes of vanilla and sandalwood, I find that it is not overpowering at all and a couple of squirtsin the morning will last till evening.

        Pricewise it is very reasonable, I have seen it in the shops for around £15 for 70mls, and also comes in a box set with a shower gel too.

        Everything about this perfume is feminine and girly, essence of Kylie's personality through and through. This playful perfume is a welcome addition to any perfume collection!

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          07.01.2010 12:53

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          Beautiful, sweet smelling and cheap!

          I was given this perfume as a present from my lovely brother for Christmas. I believe it costs around £18 and I think this is an absolute bargain for what you get.

          The perfume is called "Sweet Darling" which is a follow on fragrance from her previous perfume called "Darling".

          I like bottles that look good to go on my dressing table and I think this matters, as well as what the box looks like. The box is square and the edges are black, with a pink shimmery colour with white flowers on the front and back and there is a photo of Kylie on the back.

          The bottle is lovely and has a sort of pearlescent colour, with pinks and purples. It is slightly frosted but you can still see the level of perfume left and the whole bottle ties in with the box.

          The shape of the bottle is good for fitting in to your hand and is a flattened style which means it doesn't take up too much room in your make up bag and it has a large black topper.

          The design of the box and the bottle signals what the smell is like, which is very pretty adn girly.

          The spray is powerful which I appreciate as I sometimes find that the sprays can be quite weak to push.

          The scent is lovely and it has been commented on many times when I have worn it. The scent is sweet and very girly and feminine and lasts a long time.

          Here are the fragrance notes that I have taken from the website:

          Top notes - passion fruit, freesia and lychee - These
          Heart notes - boronia and cotton candy
          Base notes - Australian sandalwood, patchouli and vanilla.

          I never usually like perfumes that have a celebrity's name to them but this is one that I will be buying again - and that next purchase will be soon at the rate I am using it at!

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          26.11.2009 12:15
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          Ideal gift for christmas

          I bought the Kylie Minogue Sweet Darling perfume in a gift set along with the body lotion from shopping channel Price Drop TV. I got the set along with a Kate Moss perfume set for a ridiculous price, something like £8. However, the Kylie gift set is currently on sale online at a more realistic price of around £19.

          I have previously used Kylie's 'Darling' perfume which I absolutely loved so was expecting something similar from this, and at the price I saw it for, couldn't resist the bargain.

          The perfume comes in a very cute little purple glittery glass bottle. Obviously, I got mine as a gift set so it was just in plastic packaging inside a purple coloured box. The size of my perfume was 75ml, though it is also available in other sizes (30ml and 50ml).

          As you would gather from the name, the smell of this perfume is much sweeter than the original 'Darling' perfume. In fact, I really disliked the perfume when I first sprayed it. However, the smell does settle down after a short period of time leaving a light fragrance, just the right strength. This isn't a scent which lasts a long time, a few hours max, whereas other perfumes I own can last a full day with no problems.

          With Christmas coming up, in my opinion this perfume would make an ideal gift for a young woman, perhaps under the age of 30. I am not sure if anyone older would appreciate this perfume as much as it is quite a young scent. I do prefer 'Darling' to this perfume, but I would buy it again if I saw the same deal, though I think that is unlikely.

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          08.11.2009 23:16

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          Is a very good perfume.

          I bought this perfume earlier this year; I found that it was probably one off the best perfumes I have ever bought. The fragrance is so sweet. I can't wear all perfumes as some are to strong, on the other hand some can some times be to week, and the fragrance seems to be gone within half an hour. With this perfume though I found that, it was just right for me, and I'm sure will be rite for many other people out there. I cannot think off a bad quality of this perfume. Mine has almost gone now, and I will continue to buy it in the future. I have recommended it to many off my family members and friends; also I love how the bottle looks with a sort off rainbow tint to the bottle. The packaging is also very convenient and not wasteful like many off the perfumes these days. I hope this has given you a good idea off what this perfume is like.

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          16.08.2009 21:54
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          Sensual and seductive scent.

          I bought this perfume in Boots on offer for about £18 because it had a really nice scent and was good value for money. This is a gorgeous twist to the original Darling perfume with Australian sandalwood, vanilla and patchouli combined with the original's cotton candy accord, passion fruit, freesia and boronia. For an eau de toilette it is strong and quite long lasting. I tend to wear this fragrance in the evening, as it is quite a strong and sensual scent so is much more appropriate to wear in the evenings. I would say that the perfume is aimed towards teenagers and should be worn on a night out with friends or on a date.
          The bottle is simple but nice and the lilac colour looks nice on my dressing table. The black lettering and bottle top stand out against the lilac bottle. The packaging is the same lilac colour and the black edges make it stand out.

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            19.02.2009 12:53
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            Good perfume good value for money

            Sweet Darling is a fragrance which is from Kylie Minogue I bought this for £19.50 and I have to say I am pleased with this.

            I dont usually go for celebrity fragrances as I tend to find they always smell rather cheap, however this perfume is not like that at all!

            Even the box and bottle have a very elegant and sophisticated look about them. The box is a lovely lilac colour which has black edging, this makes the perfume look very bold when n the shelves and which is why I first picked it up! The bottle is also a very lilac colour which has a sort of shimmer over it, but you can see the perfume in it which is great as I'll know exactly when I need to go and get another bottle of this!

            The smell of this perfume is one that is quite sweet and at first strong because of this I think the perfume may be aimed at the slightly younger women. However after a while the strong smell dies down and it becomes a lot more subtle however it is still very sweet and fruity.

            However I found that the perfume lasted a while and only need to apply it again by the end of work so it's lasting a good 8 hours for me which for a perfume which isn't that expensive is rather good value for money as I believe it is going to last me a while!

            This is definatly a perfume for those who like the fruity fragrance of a perfume.

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            31.01.2009 23:55
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            Buy it

            I am what can be called a perfume addict. I have tried many and disgarded many. Because I am well known by friends and family for this, most birthdays and christmases tend to be fragrance gift sets.

            This year I received Kylie Sweet Darling. I was disapointed because I have never quite grasped the celebrity name on a perfume bottle thing, and I have already smelt Sexy Darling and found it quite overpowering.

            But... Sweet Darling is actually gorgeous. Its light, fresh, and is ideal as a daytime perfume to wear for work. The gift set I received came with body lotion and under general circumstances I avoid body lotion like the plague because it can get greasy and sit on your skin, but the Kylie one does sink in. Using a Body lotion and fragrance is the same range is also recommended because it "layers" the fragrance and ensures it lasts longer.

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              13.01.2009 23:05
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              pleasent perfume and not very expensive

              I got this bought or me as gift for xmas of my dad it is very light and would make a good daytime perfume. You only need to use a little of the spray as to much could be a bit overpowering and we don't want that do we girls. It's quite a sweet smell so not using alot makes it last longer which is what we want . I know its different for all us ladies but a few of my mates have it and we all agree that the smell stays with you all day which is good as its value for money. I also got a body lotion in the gift set as well which is lovely it has a real subtle smell to it and makes your skin feel lovely when applied the smell remains with you all day which is great. The bottle the perfume is in is quite pretty and very feminine i have an idea how muchit costs and i think it is real value for money.

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                30.12.2008 22:12
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                I love the perfume but im not a Kylie fan

                Sweet Darling is a fragrance which was launched by Kylie Minogue in August 2007; following the success of her first perfume which was named Darling. As well as the Sweet Darling perfume you can also purchase the complimentary bath and body products such as the shower gel and shimmering body lotion which both have the same gorgeous sweet scent as the perfume. The complimentary bath and body products help to layer the scent of the perfume upon your skin therefore increasing the longevity of the scent. People who have dry or oily skin and find that the scent of perfumes don't really last on their skin may benefit from using the complimentary bath and body products before applying the perfume; as this would give the scent a base to layer itself upon therefore increasing the longevity of the scent. Everyone's skin types are different and each individual may experience a different reaction in the staying power or the actual scent of the perfume on their skin because everyone's skin is different.

                As you can see from the picture at the top of this review the bottle of perfume is supplied in a lovely lilac pearlescent effect box which has black edging around it which sort of adds a somewhat classy and feminine appearance to the design of the packaging. The pearlescent effect on the box is carried onto the colouring of the perfume bottle, even although the perfume bottle is a pearlescent colour and looks somewhat smoky and cloudy in appearance you can still easily see the amount of perfume which remains inside the bottle; this in my opinion is particularly useful as you can easily identify how much of the perfume you are using and how much is remaining inside the bottle at a glance. The lid in the bottle is a nice size and is made from a sturdy black plastic material; the lid also fits snugly on top of the bottle and doesn't come off if you are carrying the perfume around in your handbag. Sometimes with some perfumes I find that the lids come off when I have them in my handbag, but with this particular perfume I don't find this problem.

                ==FRAGRANCE NOTES==

                Kylie Minogue Sweet Darling Eau De Toilette is described as having the following fragrance notes -

                _Top Notes of Passion Fruit, Freesia and Lychee_
                The top notes are the first phase of the perfume; they are usually the most volatile and evaporate from the skin very quickly. The top notes are usually very light and refreshing and their scent usually lasts for anything between five seconds and ninety minutes.

                _Heart Notes of Boronia, and Cotton Candy_
                The middle notes of a scent are therapeutic and balancing oils, sometimes the middle notes are often referred to as the heart notes of a scent. The middle notes are not always evident and can take between thirty and sixty minutes to develop on your skin, and they last for anything between two to four hours

                _Base Notes of Australian Sandalwood, Patchouli and Vanilla_
                The base notes are the longest lasting notes in a fragrance, most perfumes use the same base notes. This is because they give the perfume more staying power and stop the top and middle notes from evaporating from your skin as quickly

                ==THE SCENT==

                As soon as Kylie Minogue Sweet Darling Eau De Toilette is first sprayed onto your skin you will immediately detect an extremely sweet and slightly strong fruity aroma. Approximately two to three minutes after the fragrance is first sprayed onto your skin the scent of the perfume settles down an awful lot and now smells a lot lighter and sweeter than it previously did. I was really surprised by how quickly the scent of the perfume settled down considering it was as strong smelling a first. However this scent is absolutely gorgeous and when it is completely settled it has a gorgeous light and airy composition which I'm sure most women would love the scent of.

                The strong fruity top notes which you can smell as soon as the perfume is sprayed onto your skin are that of Passion Fruit and Lychee, the Passion Fruit and Lychee have a really natural scent which isn't at all synthetic or fake smelling. I think that the scent of both the Passion Fruit and Lychee complement each other perfectly as they are both very sweet and juicy smelling, and the Passion Fruit adds a somewhat tropical twist to the aroma of the perfume. The fruity top notes are also complimented nicely by the addition of sweet Freesia which adds an ever so slight floral twist to the fruity cocktail of top notes, the floral top note of the Freesia also detracts from the fruitiness somewhat giving the scent a little more depth and warmth.

                The top notes of Kylie Minogue Sweet Darling last for quite some time on my skin, I would say that they last on my skin for approximately 2 hours or so before they are completely faded away and blended in with the base notes of the fragrance. Even although this perfume is an Eau De Toilette fragrance I would say that the top notes lingered on my skin for the same length of time as an Eau De Parfum fragrance. The top notes which lingered on my skin for the longest length of time were that of the Passion Fruit and the sweet Freesia.

                The middle notes of Sweet Darling are completely different to the sweet fruity top notes of the scent; the middle notes have more of a sweet, floral and slightly spicy aroma. Even although the middle notes of the fragrance are slightly floral it doesn't make the perfume have an overly floral aroma which is a good thing for those whom aren't particularly fond of floral aromas. The middle note which adds the floral aroma with a spicy undertone is that of Boronia, which has a slightly spicy floral aroma with slightly sweet undertones. The Boronia is complimented perfectly with the addition of Cotton Candy which adds a sugary sweet tone to the composition of the middle notes of the scent. I think that the spicy sweet combination adds depth and richness to the scent giving it more body. The middle note which is the most prominent is that of the Cotton Candy as the sugary sweet nature of this aroma seems to somewhat overpower the aroma of the Boronia. Some people who don't really like sickly sweet perfumes certainly won't like this scent as the Cotton Candy note is really sweet smelling and quite strong. Again the middle notes of this scent last for quite some length of time considering this perfume is an Eau De Toilette, I would say that on average the middle notes linger for almost 4 hours before they start to fade away and blend in with the base notes of the fragrance.

                Again after the middle notes of the fragrance have faded away the scent smells slightly different again which is a good thing for those who don't particularly like floral or sweet scents. The scent changes from being sickly sweet to more of a musky/sweet composition. The sweet musky scent which is most prominent in this phase of the perfume is that of Sandalwood combined with that of Vanilla. I would say that it is definitely the vanilla which adds the sweetness to that of the musky aroma from the Sandalwood. The Sandalwood and Vanilla combination is complimented nicely with the earthy scent of Patchouli which adds depth and richness to the sweet musky scent.

                The base notes of this scent linger for the longest length of time in comparison to the middle and top notes of the fragrance. I would say that the base note which lingers for the longest length of time is that of the Sandal wood and Vanilla. On average I would say that the Base notes linger for approximately 5 hours or so before they are completely faded away and the perfume needs to be reapplied again.


                ==PERFUME INFORMATION==

                All perfumes smell slightly different on different people, and this is due to us having different oils in our skin. The staying power of a scent also differs from person to person because we have different types of skin oils too. I said in the review that this perfume lasts for about three or four hours on me, but it could last a longer or shorter amount of time on you.

                People who have dry skin types will notice that perfumes don't last long on their skin. If you have dry skin and have this problem you should try layering the scent of a perfume by using the matching body lotion or shower gel before applying the perfume. By doing this you are layering the scent and applying a base for the perfume to layer itself upon, so you should notice that the fragrance will last a lot longer on your skin.

                If you like the sound of this perfume then I advise that you go into your local perfume store and test it before you buy it. When testing the scent spray it onto your wrist and wear it for a few hours before you decide whether you like it or not, because the scent changes the longer you wear it due to the different notes which make up the fragrance.

                When testing a perfume don't smell the scent on a perfume card because it might smell lovely on the card and when you buy it and wear it at home it might smell totally different and you might not like the scent you are wearing. I made this mistake a few times in the past and wasted £30 on a fragrance which I didn't wear again and put in the bin.

                ==STAYING POWER==

                Kylie Minogue Sweet Darling Eau De Toilette has excellent staying power considering it is an Eau De Toilette scent. I would say that this scent has the same length of staying power as an Eau De Parfum scent does; saying that I have some Eau De Parfum scents which have a shorter staying power than this scent does. This scent lingers on my skin for between 9-10 hours before it needs reapplied again, this is a good thing as you can easily spray a few squirts of this in the morning before you go to work and you can be certain that the scent of the perfume will linger on your skin throughout the whole day. You also have the added benefit of not needing to carry it around with you so as you can top the scent up through the day resulting in you using less perfume and the bottle lasting you twice as long.

                When I am using the perfume I find that three or four sprays at any one given time is more than enough; as if you use too much of this fragrance it has a somewhat cloying almost powdery aroma which is quite intoxicating and overpowering. Less is definitely more with this perfume as it can also smell sort of cheap if you are wearing too much of it.

                ==PRINCE AND AVAILABILITY==

                Kylie Minogue Sweet Darling Eau De Toilette is available to purchase in larger department stores such as Boots and Debenhams; although you can also purchase it online from some perfume retailers and also EBay at a slightly cheaper price. The price you pay for the perfume will differ greatly depending on where you purchase it from; so I would advise having a look around and finding the cheapest deal possible. Most of the time I usually purchase my perfumes online as they are substantially cheaper compared to shopping in store.

                As well as the Kylie Minogue Eau De Toilette perfume you can also purchase the fragranced shower gel and body lotion which will layer the scent of the perfume increasing the longevity a little. People whom find that the perfume doesn't last long on their skin would benefit from using the body lotion and shower gel before applying the perfume as this acts as a base for the perfume to layer itself upon therefore increasing the longevity of the fragrance on your skin.

                The prices for Kylie Minogue Eau De Toilette as well as the complimentary bath and body products are as follows -

                30ml EDT - £19.09
                50ml EDT - £25.45
                150ml Body Lotion - £12.23
                200ml Shower Gel - £15.86

                ==MY OPINION==

                I think that Kylie Minogue Sweet Darling is a gorgeous fragrance which I'm sure will be quite popular with a lot of people of all ages. As the name of the perfume suggests this scent is a very sexy and sweet smelling scent, so if you aren't particularly fond of sweet scents then I would stay well clear of this one. The only bad thing about this perfume is the fact that it can smell too cheap and cloying if you spray too much of it onto yourself; apart from that I think that it is a fantastic scent which is very flexible and can be worn for any occasion as well as your casual wear scent.

                If you like sweet fragrances which are slightly musky then I'm sure that you will be a fan of this one too. If you like the sound of this but don't like the sweet aspect of it then you could try Darling which isn't as sweet as this one.

                © Butterfly-Wings
                2008

                review written by me and also posted on Ciao

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                  21.11.2008 00:30
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                  Sweet, gentle and adorable. you have to try this perfume girls.

                  I got a bottle of Sweet Darling in a set from my other half for my birthday. I must be honest here, i wasn't over the moon. Of course i smiled and said thank you, but im a bit of a rocker. Kylie isn't my cup of tea with music, so i presumed i wouldn't like the perfume either.

                  However, i was very pleasantly surprised by this perfume. So much so it is now top of my christmas pressies list! I have never had a perfume that i loved before, but this one really is special.

                  The packaging
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                  We all know we shouldn't just a book by its cover, but i know im not the only one guilty of this with perfumes! the colours, the designs... all there to sway us!

                  The 50ml version comes in a lovely little box. The front has a beautiful pearlescent sheen which glows rainbow when caught in the light. There is a light lilac background and a sweet pattern which looks like flower stalks. 'Sweet Darling' is written in a handwriting style text. Above, 'Kylie Minogue' is written in a standard text.

                  On the back, there is a picture of Kylie sitting crossed legged on the floor, barefoot, wearing black leggings and a furry white jumper. Im not a fan of her music, but she is so beautiful. She has her elfin short hair and is looking too the sky on the picture. She looks amazing, and like a 'sweet darling!' In the bottom corner is 'Darling, with love, Kylie' in a signature style.

                  The ingredients are on the side, and a lovely purple star in on the top of the package. There is a full list of ingredients on the side, i would recommend you check for allergies before using, however i have very sensitive skin and have been fine with this perfume.

                  The bottle
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                  The bottle is slightly more simple than many others on the market, but this is more of a feature than a denigration. The bottle is a U shape with a flat bottom and again has a pearlescent finish. The fonts are the same as the box, and has 'Kylie Minogue - Sweet Darling' written along it.

                  The lid is a bulky black rectangle with a slimmer neck. Underneath is a standard pump spray.

                  Simple, but lovely. Just like the scent.

                  The perfume
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                  I thought about googling what is actually in the perfume, but instead thought id try and explain what it smells like to me... you have been warned!

                  The perfume has a slight musk to it, but is also very light and gentle. Ideal for day wear and a special edition for a night out.

                  Its so hard to eloquent, but the smell is slightly fruity. it does actually smell sweet and wouldnt be right for people who like heavy or strong perfumes. It leaves a lovely, delicate and wonderful smell behind. The biggest hint i get is vanilla, but not overwhelming, just a gentle and lingering sweet smell.

                  Honestly, you have to try it to believe it. I love this smell, and im very much not a perfume fan. There are many i can take or leave, but Kylie's sweet Darling really is sweet. I can honestly imagine Kylie actually smelling like this, she is gentle and cute - just like the smell.

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                    31.10.2008 18:03
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                    Kylie Minogue Sweet Darling

                    If you've ever had the desire to smell like one of your favourite pop stars then I can highly recommend Sweet Darling by Kylie Minogue.

                    I've been a Kylie fan for a long time and although I really don't have a desire to smell just like her I thought I would give her perfume a try as to be honest, it was the bottle that first attracted me as I thought it would look nice in my cabinet.
                    Sweet Darling is the second perfume from Kylie, the first being Darling. The perfume is described as a fragrance that embraces all the qualities and irresistible facets of Miss Minogue herself - seduction, strength, glamour, sensuality, warmth and sweetness. It also promises to reflect her softest side!! Wow, all that from a perfume, it has a lot to live up to!!

                    Like I said, I was first attracted to the look and appeal of the bottle. Firstly the box it comes in is quite glitzy and glamorous. It is a lovely light purple colour and the front has a shimmery, almost glitter look to it. This to me says it's going to be very girly, very pop princess like Kylie herself. It looks very young, hip and trendy and just like her live shows!! There is also a pattern on the box, swirls that make it look quite decadent and like a vintage box from a boutique.

                    The bottle it also the same lovely purple colour and has an iridescent shimmer to it which is nice. The bottom bit which houses the perfume is a sort of rectangle shape but it goes in a bit at the bottom so it is not entirely a rectangle. On the front is written Kylie Minogue, Sweet Darling in delicate black writing. The top of the bottle has a black stopper on it which comes off in order to spray the perfume.

                    So, we have established that the product is atheistically good, what does it actually smell like. When applied it is said to unleash a break taking essence of femininity and sensuality. There is no mistaking that this is definitely a very feminine fragrance, very sweet and girly, in my opinion. It could definitely not be described as a uni fragrance, such as CK one or the like.

                    The fragrance is said to be a complex blend of Australian sandalwood (probably as a tribute to Kylie's homeland!), rich patchouli and voluptuous vanilla as well as containing sweet cotton candy accord, juicy passion fruit, opulent freesia and boronia. I love the way some of the fragrances are portrayed, I think this adds to the air of femininity and sweetness of it.

                    The smell of this perfume is definitely very very sweet and possibly a little too sweet for some people's tastes. I find that you do have to spray on quite a bit of the perfume to get the fragrance to stick but once you have the fragrance does last all day. I can't say that one smell outweighs another but they all blend well to give quite a fruity, sticky, sweet smell.

                    This is definitely a day fragrance as it would be a bit too heavy for a delicate evening smell. I feel it is not as good and of the same quality as perfumes brands that have been established for many years but for something a bit different it is good. It is fairly cheap compared to other fragrances as well which is always nice. For example a 50ml bottle costs £24.99 and a 30ml bottle costs £18.99 and can be found in most high street and speciality perfume shops.

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                      31.10.2008 10:02
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                      Brilliant product, what more can i say!!!

                      I was given Kylie Minogue Sweet Darling as a birthday present. I was a little unsure about it at first, as I am not really in to celebrity perfumes, as I have found alot of them to be not very nice!! But I was very surprised to find that I like this one from Kylie.

                      It comes in a lovely pink bottle - always a winning point for me as I love pink!! And the smell is lovely too. It has a very sweet, fruity and floral smell to it, which is what I like in a perfume. So this one ticked all of the boxes for me - lovely packaging and great smell, what more does a girl want from a perfume.......

                      I am terrible at using too much perfume and am nearing the end of my bottle now. After looking around I have found this perfume to be a reasonable price too - which is always a bonus. Once my first bottle has ran out, I shall be going out and getting another bottle.

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                      A complex blend of Australian sandalwood, rich patchouli and volutuous vanilla offers a subtle undertone of the original Darling / An exciting new scent to go with your evening wear /