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I CAN STILL SMELL FLOWERS AFTER SOOO MANY HOURS!
Marks & Spencer Florentyna Eau de Toilette
Member Name: lak11
Marks & Spencer Florentyna Eau de Toilette
Date: 27/06/11, updated on 10/07/12 (227 review reads)
Advantages: Very reasonably priced. Long lasting.
Disadvantages: None for me although not my favourite
FLORENTYNA EAU DE TOILETTE
One of my Christmas presents last year was a gift bag with items chosen and placed inside it from the Marks and Spencer Florentyna range. One of the items that I found inside was the one that I am now reviewing, the Florentyna Eau De Toilette spray.
First of all, I admit that this isn't a fragrance I would have purchased for myself. One reason for this is that I am not a regular shopper at Marks and Spencer. On the rare occasions that I shop in this store it will probably be for underwear or night wear but not often for toiletries. Another reason would be that, although I am no longer in my youth, (but in my 'prime') I still somehow thinks of Marks and spencer toiletries as 'old fashioned.' I suppose this is because the older generation, when I was a youngster, used M&S products. But, now that I've tried and tested this range, I have to say, that it is a pleasant surprise and of good quality, in my opinion, although admittedly still not one of my very favourite perfumes.
But seeing how reasonably priced this fragrance is I really do have to say that it is excellent value and superior to other fragrances costing around this price or double the price.
MY OPINION ON THE FRAGRANCE
On first spraying this I thought it had a dry very powdery smell and, not surprising, if going by the name, very flowery.
After twenty minutes or so I think the powdery effect disappears leaving, in its place, a strong yet still flowery aroma.
It's definitely floral and has a strong, powerful smell, although not too heady. I would say that it is slightly on the strong side for me and, although I like floral fragrances, I really prefer them to be more subtle so that the fragrance is interesting. I like to smell and wonder if I can detect the different notes; is it an aroma of flowers or spice, or perhaps fruit? Well, to me this one isn't particularly subtle. But saying that it IS nice and pleasant and I do like to wear it. When remembering its extremely reasonable price I find it impressive, although it doesn't quite compare to my favourites.
Marks and Spencer say that Florentyna is:
'A classic floral fragrance with sophisticated top notes of gardenia blended with a harmony of jasmine, lily of the valley, orange blossom and subtle musk undertones.'
HOW WELL DOES IT LAST?
As I have already mentioned, when first applying Florentyna, it has a powdery smell, soon replaced by a stronger and more lingering effect. This lasts exceptionally well. I was in fact, most surprised at its longevity.
I found that, even after wearing this perfume for several hours, it could still be detected easily. It has to be well up there with the long lasting fragrances which usually would cost far more than Florentyna.
Florentyna does make a welcome addition to my fragrance selection. It also would, in my opinion, be a lovely gift for women of all ages. I believe it would be popular with most females, young through to mature.
WHEN TO WEAR
I would wear this on most occasions but, as it is fairly powerful and long lasting, it would be good for evening, or perhaps if going out for the day. I have worn this for both day and evenings, but wouldn't use it for VERY special occasions purely for the reason that I have other fragrances which I think are that little bit better. But it wouldn't be out of place if worn for a special occasion. I would say again though, that when taking into account the low cost of this, it really does exceed expectations.
Packaging varies slightly according to which size is purchased. I have the 30ml size and this comes in a white box with pretty flowers on it.
The bottle itself is pretty and feminine and has a white flower design lid.
The 10ml size is plainer and is ideal to carry around in a small handbag.
The Florentyna range is available from Marks and Spencer, either in store or online.
The range includes Eau de Toilette in various sizes, as well as Eau de Parfum, soaps, body spray and more.
Here is a selection of some of the available products by Florentyna:
Florentyna Eau de Toilette 100ml- £12.00
Eau de Toilette 30ml - £6.50
Eau de Toilette 10 ml- £3.50
Florentyna Eau De Parfum 70ml - £19.50
Florentyna Body Spray 100ml - £3.00
Florentyna Shower Crème 200ml - £4.00
Florentyna Body Lotion 250ml - £4.00
Florentyna Body Powder 150g - £4.00
Florentyna Classic Fragrance Soaps - £3.50
Summary: Makes a great reasonable priced gift