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- - - - - - - - - - - The fragrance - - - - - - - - - - - Love her or hate her Paris Hilton is not going anywhere. Jail, DUI's, drugs, crotch flashing and having a new man on your arm every other week might kill almost every other celebrity's career, but Paris (and Charlie Sheen for that matter) is like a T-1000; She just gets back up and keeps on going seemingly unharmed after every new scandal is thrown at her. I neither love or hate Paris, but I'm interested in her different business ventures simply because she can afford to hire the best designers to work on her collections, using top quality materials. Her fragrance line [with Parlux] is her most successful and so far I've loved - or at the very least liked - her past releases, so when I saw TEASE on holiday I was confident enough to buy a bottle a minute after using the tester. On first application the perfume's strongest note is the apple. The official scent notes point out that it is actually Fuji apple, but I remember Fuji apples as being sweet whilst the apple here is not sweet; In fact it's sharp - but not sharp enough to be truly classed as sour - so while the peach isn't strong enough to separate on it's own merit it's there balancing out the tang of the apple, toning it down so that it doesn't overwhelm you. The citrussy bergamot blends in with the apple so thoroughly that the top notes don't seem to burn down, so as the floral notes in the heart notes develop they take a back seat. The notes are blended together very well, but I can detect what I'm quite sure is gardenia and lily. I also think that there is tuberose present, but am less sure about that because it is unusually subtle if it is. The base is close to the skin, so the fruit finally dies down with the florals. There is musk in the base too, so the amber and creamy woods don't really sweeten the fragrance up. The most interesting aspect to the fragrance [whilst always there in the background] does become more noticeable as the fruits and florals die down - and that is their version of hot sand. I can't fully describe this scent note; it's similar to how a cotton tee smells when it's just come out of the tumble dryer - the fibers smell 'heated'. Anyway that's the same scent note that is in this perfume; A organic heat. - - - - - - - - - - Scent notes - - - - - - - - - - Fuji apple, white peach, bergamot, white flowers, amber, blond wood and hot sand. - - - - - - - - - The bottle - - - - - - - - - It's a clear, heavy glass design, with a purple gradient fading to clear glass at the base. It's a nice blend of classical and more modern designs. The bottle, packaging, name and advertisement campaign is more 'grown up' then most of her previous perfumes - will it be a winner or will it not sell and disappear? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Other buying considerations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I was originally going to give this five stars, but I decided to remove a star due the staying power. After an hour, it goes close to the skin. After three to four hours I struggle to smell it. TEASE promises to be very versatile, so I think that it will make a good 'everyday' perfume to wear all year round; I like the icy jolt I get by wearing in the cold mornings [the effect reminds me of J.Lo's Live Platinum and Dior's Miss Dior Cherie L'eau]. I can also tell that the cool freshness provided by the apple and the light florals are going to provide a airy and light effect in the spring/summer months. It is fresh, clean and easy to wear, plus it is inoffensive to my work colleagues, so it is a good choice for an every day perfume as long as you don't mind 'freshening up' once or twice. I don't think it is a good choice for nights out; It's a bit too fresh and clean; And it goes close to the skin quickly so other peoples fragrances will drown it out. - - - - - - - - - My opinion - - - - - - - - - I can't wear a lot of floral-heavy fragrances as I suffer from migraines, but I haven't had a problem with this, so in that regard I do love TEASE and I would happily re-buy it, except for one detail... The staying power. Three hours average for a EDP? I found it to be a let-down, despite it's low price. I may pick up another bottle as it's different to other fragrances in my collection, but I will look elsewhere for alternatives first. It reminded me strongly of another perfume from the very first time I tried it and I 've just realised which perfume; Miss Dior Cherie L'eau. So if you like Dior but not the price tag, then this is a nice alternative. It's an easy fragrance for any woman to wear, regardless of age or job; my teenage sister and my mother both compliment me on it when I wear it, so I think that it would make a safe gift choice for someone as the fragrance is largely ageless, is easy to wear and none of the notes are strong enough to be disagreeable. - - - - - RRP - - - - - TEASE isn't available on the high street at the minute [Parlux fragrances left their old UK partners and so haven't had a UK distributor for a little while], so you'll have to order it online for now: A Few online retailers stock 50ml and 100ml bottles and prices vary between the £25 and £35 mark.