“ Brand: Marks & Spencer / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / Gender: for women / Type: Infusion „
Recently I wrote about a perfume that I'd bought as part of a set from a Marks and Spencer's outlet store at Cheshire Oaks. The bottles all only contain 25ml of perfume but I personally think this is a perfect size to carry around in my handbags in case I want to freshen up during the day or night. The fragrance that I'm reviewing this time is called Infusion Eau de Toilette which is still available to buy in Marks and Spencer stores across the country.
The Infusion Eau de Toilette comes in a small glass bottle which has a flat bottom and can therefore stand upright on any flat surface. The bottle design is clear glass with a lilac flower creeping around the bottle giving it quite a girly look. The brand and product name are both inscribed in lilac on the bottle. It has a clear glass cap lid which is easily pulled off and pushed back on, it does come off quite easily when at the bottom of my bag though!
The perfume is advertised as being an "exotic floral" mix which contains freesia, gardenia and "mysterious" orchid (I'm not quite sure what the difference is between mysterious orchid and normal orchid). It's quite a light fragrance that does seem to have heavier undertones and I can smell vanilla under the floral tones. It's certainly what you'd call a floral fragrance, it's also one that I wouldn't say is necessarily a very young fragrance either.
Overall it's not what I'd call an unpleasant fragrance at all and I do like it, but I also feel that it smells a little like a really nice air freshener! I personally think it's best suited for daytime wear as I prefer a heavier and stronger fragrance for the evenings. The scent is quite noticeable when you first spray it, with strong floral notes, but within about an hour it fades quite quickly and after a couple of hours it's really not evident at all on my wrists.
The best thing about this perfume is the price I paid for it (£4.00 for a bag containing four perfumes) and the size of it (as it's ideal to carry around in a handbag without it weighing me down). A 25ml of the bottle bought from a Marks and Spencer's store will costs you £6.00 while a 100ml bottle costs only £12.00 which is a lot cheaper than other bottles of perfume found on the shelves in Boots. I'm giving this three stars, okay but not a great smell.
Thanks for reading.
This my favourite perfume at the moment - I got it for Christmas after trying it out and dropping hints for a few months (!!) and it it is really nice.
The fragrance isn't too strong and doesn't have a bitter edge like some perfumes do when you first try them - it is very delicate. It's a floral scent and as well as smelling absolutely goregous, I also find the smell quite calming too which is always a bonus because i'm stressed 98% of the time...!
The bottle is a strange kind of shape so I won't try to describe the shape (I wouldn't know how!) but I will say that it's a very nice bottle and looks great on your dressing table! Unlike some "own brand" fragrance the bottle doesn't look cheap at all and you would never guess it was from MS as it looks quite posh! The box that the bottle comes in is quite simple and elegant - it is white with some simple purple flowers and the name.
I really wish that M&S would introduce some bath products in the same range so that you could "layer" the gorgeous scent with bath foam or shower gel, moisturiser and body spray but at the moment the perfume is on it's own.
I think this perfume is great value at £12 for a large bottle and I will definately be buying again.