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Paris Hilton Passport Tokyo Eau de Toillete

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Brand: Paris Hilton / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / Type: Oil Fragrance

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      10.01.2012 11:02
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      Nice, but not wow...

      "My fragrances are doing really well at the moment. They've produced more than $1.3 billion in revenue since 2005" - Paris Hilton


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      TOKYO is almost pure citrus for the first five to ten minutes. As well as the starring lemon note, there is enough apple here to soften the tart over-bite to the long top note. The lemon note lasted for almost as long as the fragrance does, so energises the whole fragrance. I can't pick out the apple note on it's own, but there is a hint of something sweeter hiding behind the lemon.

      The floral scent notes used in TOKYO are all slightly watery, but I read on a site somewhere that watery floral perfumes are the most popular on Asian markets, so it makes sense that they're all watered down here. Weirdly enough, it is the delicate orange blossom note that is the strongest note on me and this is followed quickly by the frangipani - which combines with both the watery orange blossom and remaining lemon note perfectly. I'm only familiar with iris through Prada's Infusion d'Iris, but there is definitely a similarity here - maybe the two perfumes also share some other scent notes too? Most of the Paris Hilton perfumes contain jasmine, but it is so mild here I can hardly detect it.


      The sandalwood and cedar notes combine develop quickly [within 30 minutes] and combined together and with the remaining lemon, I'm faintly reminded of the lemon tea-bags my Mum used to buy when I was young. The mild breeze of musk becomes noticeable at the same time as the woods develop, but remains mild and takes a back seat to everything else.


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      It's in the details
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      Lemon, red apple, frangipani, iris, orange blossom, jasmine, golden cedar, clear musk and sandalwood.


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      Presentation counts
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      The perfume bottles in the Passport collection share the same plastic capped cylinder shape as Paris Hilton For Women and Just Me. However, though the bottle shape is the same as her first adult releases, the bottle and outer packaging for the Passport collection seems to be aimed towards younger customers; the bottle labels feature a anime rendition of Paris Hilton.

      The label for TOKYO features a anime version of Paris, clad in stripy stockings, and the bottle has a pale pink cap.


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      When, where and for how long?
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      The best thing about the Passport collection has been the great lasting power and TOKYO is no exception; It burns down in between four to six hours. It does go fairly close to the skin quicker then the other fragrances in the Passport collection [within two hours], but other people still notice it.

      TOKYO is quite a versatile fragrance, perhaps the most versatile in the Passport collection. It is fresh, airy and light for spring/summer, but I also like the icy jolt I get by wearing in the cool autumn/winter mornings. The cedar note is also something I like in colder weather fragrances, so that's a bonus.

      I've found that I wear TOKYO in the daytime, rather then for evening. The long lemon note is so fresh and energizing, so it's great for a "get up and go" work perfume, but it's certainly not something to look for in a evening fragrance.


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      Worth a spritz?
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      I bought a new set containing the complete collection of the Passport collection last year and I wasn't expecting much from TOKYO, as based on the list of scent notes, it sounded cold. And whilst it does have a similar icy effect that reminds me of other perfumes [Paris' Tease and St Moritz perfumes, Christian Dior's Miss Cherie L'eau and J.Lo's Live Platinum], the fragrance itself is fairly different to the above mentioned perfumes. So I've come to appreciate how TOKYO is separate from the other two UK Passport collection releases, in that it doesn't remind me strongly of another perfume.

      If you do like any of the perfumes I mentioned above, then I still recommend giving TOKYO a try as it may leave a different impression on you.


      I don't honestly know if I'll replace my bottle of TOKYO when I finish my bottle, as it does have the weakest floral notes out of the Passport releases and there's nothing original about it. I have received compliments on it from different people and I do like the cedar note, so I may indeed give it anther go as it's cheap to buy. For the price it is well made and it isn't too young a fragrance, so if you dislike sweet or overly floral releases then TOKYO is well worth a spritz.


      The Paris Hilton Passport Collection also includes the other 2010 releases of Passport South Beach [fruity/woody/floral] and Passport Paris [fruity/floral], as well as the 2011 release Passport St Moritz [green/floral] - this isn't available in the UK yet, but it is worth looking out for as it is the most unique fragrance in the Passport collection overall.


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      How much?
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      100ml: £20 [The Perfume Shop]
      * Currently £10 in the January sale

      The small sizes don't seem to be officially sold over here, but I've seen 30ml bottles in TK Maxx for £13. Very.co.uk also stocks the 30ml for £10.

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