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I'm incredibly fussy when it comes to perfume. I travel quite often and spend forever at airports sniffing the various offerings but rarely buy anything, and have more than once settled on a perfume and bought it, only to go off it when I get home. What smells fine in the shop just seems artificial and over the top on my skin, or else it fades within an hour or so or morphs into something quite different.
I first got a waft of Michael when I was working and a customer I was talking too was wearing it. I felt really quite self-concious asking a stranger what perfume she was wearing but she smelled so amazing I knew I'd regret it if I didnt ask! I went out and bought a bottle straight away and it's been my evening/special occasion scent ever since (about six years). For someone so pernickerty about perfume this is quite an acheivement!
Michael smells to me like fresh jasmine flowers. That's it. No claggy artificial pong in the background, no underlying sharpness, no fading into a generic talcy wiff, just pure sweet fresh jasmine which lasts for hours and hours without changing or fading. A bottle lasts absolutely ages because you only need to use a tiny bit - it's very good value compared to other perfumes because you only use a little bit at a time.
The bottle is chunky and practical - nothing fancy or fiddly, just classic and functional. A little heavy for travelling with or carrying around all day in a handbag perhaps - but I've really had to search around for a disadvantage to find that one!
Wearing this perfume always puts a smile on my face - it's like liquid sunshine and so feminine and natural. Perfume is such a personal thing but if you love the smell of jasmine and like sweet, floral fragrances you must add this to your 'to sniff' list!
This perfume is sensual and attention grabbing. It screams exotic classy glamour in a very powerfull way.
The most obvious notes are creamy florals, exotic spices and wood. Also included are freesia,Moroccan incense ,Tuberose, blue orris, white wings peony,arum lilies ,musk, and vetiver.
The perfume bottle is simple, clean cut but has that expensive look featuring platinum-finished metal spray caps. The box in which it coems in is Platinum on the outside and sandy faux suede on the inner.
I would expect to smell this on a classy lady with a feirce attitude, wealth and buisness minded. More suited for special occasions or night time because of the alluring message it gives off.
Price wise this will set you back around £50 for 100ml. Rather expensive but Michael Kors is renowned for being classic, chic, and luxurious and that is what you would be investing in!
A perfume well worth investingating into.
The description on the Michael Kors website is as follows:
"From designer Michael Kors, a chic, luxurious, sexy fragrance for women. Creamy florals explode into exotic spices, tamed by Moroccan incense. A fragrant creation with a wealth of personality that will capture the heart of every woman."
It's described as "sophisticated, sensual, warm and wearable" and I would confirm the whole description. It's one of those perfumes you can't help but want. The scent is far from overpowering and it is definitely a "grown up" sort of fragrance, moving away from the almost sickly sweet fragrances that often attract younger audiences - it is far more subtle, and definitely a fragrance you would not tire of easily. I find it quite an enticing scent, and have tested it on some male friends, all of whom have given it a big thumbs up (I realise many will want to purchase perfume for themselves, but its often nice to know the feelings of the opposite sex!). The scent is long lasting which is a definite plus, as I have lost count of the number of fragrances where the smell has all but disappeared five minutes after application.
It's not stocked in major chemists such as Boots, which can be a downside on the convenience front, and if you're looking to use things like Advantage Card points which many people often save up for special purchases like perfume. It's stocked in the major department stores such as Debenhams and House of Fraser, and 50ml retails at around £35-40 - when I purchased it a few weeks ago, Debenhams were also giving away a rather chic Michael Kors weekend bag, which was a big bonus.
In conclusion therefore, it smells gorgeous and the scent really, really lasts. If you're looking for a perfume which is distinguishable from the mainstream perfumes which are stoked in all major chemists and department stores, this perfume is a great alternative - few have heard of the name, and therefore this gives wearers a certain individuality. For those who aren't a fan of mainstream labels, I'd definitely recommend it. The icing on the cake, so to speak, is that the perfume comes in a gorgeous, sleek bottle which looks perfect on your dressing table - the golden colour of the fragrance contrasts perfectly with the silver top of the bottle. Considering that perfume is often an impulse buy, appearance is important and therefore the bottle is imperative in catching the eye when scanning perfume shelves.
The bottle is a little difficult to use as there is no raised button to press, so to speak - rather, it is in line with the level of the "lid" of the bottle and you depress a triangular section of this lid to release the perfume. This makes it a little difficult to aim the perfume to a precise area as well, as you have to grasp and maneouver the whole bottle, which is fairly wide and can be a little awkward.