Product Type: Paris Hilton fragrances
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Cheap and Fussy, Just Like Paris
Paris Hilton Eau de Parfum
Member Name: Butterfly-Wings
Paris Hilton Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Cheap, smells OK
Disadvantages: Staying power isn't too good. Cheap and fussy
I was in Boots shopping for toiletries last week and decided to take a trip over to the perfume counter to see if there were any nice fragrances which had been reduced in the January sales. I spotted a Paris Hilton perfume gift set right at the front of the display which had been reduced from £30 down to £17 and decided to buy it mainly because it was bright pink and looked nice. I'm not a fan of Paris Hilton's in fact I find her quite annoying, but I feel the same about Britney Spears and I have bought a few of her perfumes before and they have had a really nice scent, so I decided to give this one a try.
The presentation box in which the contents of the gift set are supplied in is a rather large and sturdy cardboard one. It is bright pink in colour with thin black wavy lines running across it and has Paris Hiltons name printed in large silver lettering near the bottom of it. The presentation box looks really pretty and feminine because of its bright pink appearance.
The perfume bottle is quite tall and cylindrical and has the same brightly pink and black coloured wavy lines on it to match the appearance of the presentation box. I think that the bottle looks nice because of the pink colouring but the continued use of the wavy lines makes the bottle look too cluttered and trashy (a bit like Miss Hilton).
The neck of the fragrance bottle has a silver chrome effect band around it which has Paris Hilton etched onto it, so we can't forget this particular scent was inspired by the "ever so classy" Miss Hilton. The silver chrome effect which was used on the band on the perfume bottle is continued and used again on the spray pump so that the top half of the bottle is matching and in keeping.
The lid of the bottle has the same design and colouring as the rest of the bottle and is also made of glass. The lid clicks on and off of the bottle at first, but after I used the perfume a few times the lid never seemed to stay in place when I put it back onto the bottle, so now it's in the bin because it annoyed me so much.
When I first applied the perfume I to my wrist it had an extremely strong and overpowering scent which almost choked me to death. I was almost tempted to wash the scent off my wrist and throw the perfume in the bin because the initial first impressions weren't great. But I decided not to wash it off, because I had to give the scent time to blend into my skin, which meant wearing it for a good few hours before I decided whether it was a scent for me or not.
About 10 minutes after I applied the scent to my wrist I gave it another smell and the scent hadn't died down it still smelled as strong and overpowering as it had when I applied it ten minutes previous. So this time I waited another 10 minutes and had another sniff at my wrist and the scent had died down an awful lot and smelled much lighter and less in your face than it had 20 minutes earlier. So I was pleased that It had died down and didn't smell as cheap and trashy.
The scent smells really fruity and sharp when it is first applied and after about an hour or so the scent really dies down. This is because the scent has top notes of frozen apple, peach nectar, muguet and a splash of wet ozone. The top notes of a scent usually disperse within about 10-20 minutes of wearing the scent and then the middle and base notes kick in.
After the top notes have dispersed the scent becomes more mellow and subtle to wear. It doesn't smell sharp or fruity; it begins to smell very light and floral. This is because the scent has Middle or Heart notes of mimosa blossoms, freesia, night blooming jasmines, white heady and tuberose.
The base notes of the scent are quite musky, and these last the longest on the skin. The base notes of the scent are sandal wood, oak moss, ylang-ylang and musk.
The top notes of this perfume are extremely strong an overpowering, but once these have died down the perfume begins to fade rather quickly and doesn't have very good staying power. The perfume is described as being a sophisticated, head turning scent which can be worn during the day as well as an evening wear perfume. I totally agree about the head turning statement because the scent is sure to turn quite a few heads because it is really strong for the first 20 minutes.
As for the scent being sophisticated I have to disagree, I think that the scent is too fussy because of the fruity, musky floral blends. There are too many blends going on in this scent and there's certainly nothing sophisticated about it. So I wouldn't wear the scent going out for a night on the town, I do however wear the scent as a casual perfume for when I'm going out shopping, but I make sure I spray it about 30 minutes before I leave the house in case the strong scent knocks people out.
It is a good perfume to wear if you fancy something different, but it doesn't have very good staying power and has to be applied quite frequently. The scent lasts about 3 or 4 hours before I need to apply it again, so you really need to carry the perfume about with you so as you can reapply it as and when you need to.
With the gist set I also got a 90 ml tube of Paris Hilton Body Lotion. The body lotion is supplied in a black plastic tube which has bright pink lettering on it. The body lotion is white in colour and is absorbed quite quickly into my skin. The body lotion has the same scent as the perfume but it isn't as strong and overpowering. When I used the body lotion it didn't make my skin feel any softer or moisturised, the only thing it did to my skin was leave it with a light subtle fragrance similar to that of the perfume.
The bath and shower gel which was also included in the gift set was a 90 ml tube which was also in the form of black tube with the pink lettering on it. The gel inside the tube has quite a thin and runny consistency and doesn't really have the thick gel like consistency of which you might expect from a shower gel.
When I used the shower gel for the first time it ran through my fingers and into the water because of this runny consistency. The shower gel doesn't really lather up on my skin and I think that this is mainly because it is thin and runny. The only good thing I can say about the shower gel is that it left a light fragrance on my skin which blended in well with the moisturiser and made the scent a little stronger.
The shimmer stick looks a little like a lip stick, but it is used on your skin to give it a shimmery appearance. I found that when I used the shimmer stick that it left my skin feeling greasy and sticky so I haven't used it again. The shimmer stick is slightly fragranced so again this can be used to compliment and layer the perfume and the other products include in the gift set.
The perfume smells OK when I am wearing it, but I find that it is a little too fussy and over done. It is probably amore suited to a casual wear perfume rather that an evening wear one because it doesn't have good staying power. Apart from that it was good value for money because of the inclusion of the other bath and body products which compliment the scent.
If you like the sound of this perfume and think that it would smell nice on you then the gift set can be bought from boots at a reduced price of £17. The gift set includes~
* Paris Hilton Eau de Parfum 50ml
* Paris Hilton Body Lotion 90ml
* Paris Hilton Bath & Shower Gel 90ml
* Paris Hilton Shimmer Stick 7g
Thanks for reading
:o) Lisa x
Summary: A cheap perfume which has ok staying power and a not so nice scent
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