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I'm like a lot of women and have an extensive perfume collection. They range from being expensive, exclusive and high quality to perfumes I picked up at 'everything for a pound' stores. I also have many perfumes that I was given as gifts and that is how I came to acquire my bottle of 'So Eternal'. It's not a perfume I would have necessarily have chosen for myself although I am familiar with the So range of body sprays. I would have normally associated this perfume with young girls. I also would have thought that this was a 'low end' perfume because the perfume is inexpensive and widely available on the shelves of chemists and supermarkets.
I have the 30ml sized eau de toilette although you can get this in various sizes including 50ml and 100ml. The perfume comes in a glitzy, girly box that is designed to look like a pink diamond. It is pretty and inspires a sense of glamour. The transparent heavy glass bottle inside has a unique shape with a square, tapered end that it sits on. The bottle gets larger towards the top. The top is pink and purple and is a dome shape. The top isn't all that secure and comes off at the slightest knock. I would describe the overall packaging design of this perfume as being just a step above basic. It's not a perfume that I'd particularly want to show off to girlfriends and revel in the glamour of the design. The perfume is light and compact enough to carry in a handbag.
I already know that the So range of fragrances is popular with young girls and this perfume is formulated to be sweet smelling and light, which would suggest to me that it is aimed at younger women, teens or kids. The perfume is described as having hints of lemon, clementine, orchid, pink peony, violet, amber, vanilla and sandalwood. It's a very sugary, cheerful scent that suggests day time wear and youthful gaiety. The overall blend seems quite fruity and vibrant and it's effect is mood boosting and enjoyable. Wearing this perfume makes me feel carefree and casual. It evokes memories of summertime. I do think the overall composition of the perfume means it's more suitable for teens and girls rather than older women though. I would also say that this probably would appeal to girls who celebrate their femininity and are soft-centred 'girly girls' rather than those with more edgier characters.
There is a simplicity about the perfume that makes me recall my high school days when we would buy these plain fruity body spritzers and swap them during break times. When we females are younger I think we generally like more basic, light-hearted scents. This So Eternal fits that description. That's not to say I don't like it and don't wear it though. I'm in my thirties and I like wearing this when I'm at home or just doing something casual. It's not something I'd apply to go any kind of formal occasion or when I'm trying to impress or make a statement though.
As far as the name of the perfume goes I don't really think the term 'eternal' has any relationship to the actual character of the fragrance. I think they just chose a name that sounded epic and romantic. I think it would be more honest to call the fragrance something like "Joy" or "Young Love". The name makes it sound a bit more sophisticated and mature than it actually is.
The perfume is available to buy in stores like Boots and Superdrug and the prices vary although I believe the 30ml bottle is quite cheap and around £5. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a gift for a teenager. I would also recommend it to older ladies who perhaps are just looking for a very simple perfume for casual occasions.
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So...? has several frangrances, there main market is 16-30years old, all of their frangrances are similar in price and very afforable, you can also get their frangrances in body sprays and lotions.
I would say that their So...? Eternal fragrance is very versitile and can be used for anyone, it is a very feminine fragrance and one of my favourites, it is strong in smell yet still quite fresh and floral, brilliant for the summer and daytime use.
PACKAGING AND SIZE
The fragrance comes in a pink and white decorative box, with a black rectangle with the products name clearly displayed, simple - yet attractive.
The actual perfume bottle, that the perfume comes in is also very simple, but clearly displays the pink frangrance and how much is left. It is a sleek glass bottle with a hot pink rounded lid which you pull off to reveal the spray top style lid, which sprays easily with the perfect amount.
It comes a few sizes which include 30ml and 50ml. They also come in multipacks with their other So...? products.
HOW TO USE
Perfume is better applied before applying clothing or jewellery.
- Pull off the pink rounded lid.
- Face the spray nozzle away from face and eyes and point into the direction of use.
- Spray the following areas:
Apply to 'pulse points' such as the neck and wrists (pulse points are areas where the blood vessles are closer to the skin, these attract more heat and help to spread and expose the scent out of your skin into the air)
Applying a light spritz through your hair is also a great way to keep smelling good throughout the day. - apply sparingly from a distance as the alcohol can dry out your hair.
AVAILABILITY AND PRICE
This frangrance used to be widely available and I bought it regularly from Boots pharmacy for around £8 but recently it has been harder to find. Now a days you are mainly able to find this through online retailers such as Amazon and eBay sellers from £6-£10.
I would definately recommend this product when you can find it, I usually have quite senitive skin and this doesn't irritate at all and the bottles last me for quite some time, the frangrance itself also lasts a long time once applied.
With any perfumes or fragrances, leave out of direct sunlight as this can weaken the scent.
***Dreamy, glam yet chic and adored.***
I had quite a large judgment about buying So..? Products as I thought they were aimed at a much younger age to myself, maybe 15 year olds and above, but as I brought this as part of 3 for 2 during Christmas shopping at Boots, and thought I'd treat myself to a little gift, and choose So..? Eternal Eau de Toilette to give a go.
The packaging of the Eau de Toilette is slightly un-attractive to me, as it consists of different shades of pink triangles, with a purple box, which says "So...? Eternal" I feel for me the packaging is too fussy and bit to child like. The bottle on the other hand, I think is really attractive, it is a slim bottle, with a pink lid, but it is a simple bottle and looks nice enough, especially for a gift. The So? Eternal comes in a 50ml bottle, but also in So? Gift packs, the Eau de Toilette comes in 30ml bottle.
The application of the Eau de Toilette is exactly the same as other brands, which I did expect, but when I sprayed it, I was surprised with the way ti sprayed, as I felt I got a more even, light spray that covered a much larger areas then most perfumes and Eau de Toilettes, which I was really amazed by this and loved it! As I spray on my neck, it gave me a much more even spray, but if someone sprays on their wrists, then it might be a problem, but still massive bonus.
I thought, before using the Eau de Toilette, I thought it would be a really soft scent, almost like a body spray, but I was actually surprised, it was really strong, which I personally like, but if you hate strong smelling perfumes, I would avoid. The smell is hard to describe, but I would say it smells of really sweet things, like vanilla, violets and maybe lemon, but I would say that the smell is really OTT sweet smelling, and I'm not sure I would enjoy this smell completely, and if you don't like too sweet Eau de Toilettes, then I would also avoid. Defiantly a good fragrance for the summer.
So...? Eternal Eau de Toilette is available at both Superdrug and Boots, some supermarkets and online on a range of websites and costs around £10 for 50ml, I would recommend you try a sample before you buy as won't suit everyone's tastes.
As you may have seen from previous reviews some of my regular perfumes are from the So...? Range, my most recent one I have tried I think has to be one of my favourites in the range and is called So...? Eternal it helps that it is very girl and comes in a pink bottle and box, but it also has a lovely fragrance to it and is an ideal perfume for any occasion.
The perfume bottle comes in a very pink and very girly box, the whole box is covered in pink and white star shaped patterns overlapping to cover the entire box, really making it stand out from some of the others. In the centre of the front of the box is a dark purple rectangle with the word So...? written in pale pink writing and below this is the word Eternal written in an even lighter pink colour, both words are written in what I would call handwriting style, this is also repeated on the top of the box as well. The only other information on the front of the box are the words "eau de toilette" written in smaller black lettering right at the bottom of the box along with the volume of perfume inside, the actual design of the box is really quite plain and simple, but the pink and white pattern does make it stand out. The back of the box is plain pink in colour and has the words So...? Eternal written in dark purple handwriting style right at the top, below this is the phrase "fragrance with attitude", the rest of the information on the back of the box (all written in dark purple writing) consists of the ingredients, cautions and the address and website of the product, along with the picture of the silhouette of some girls dancing. The bottle inside continues the girly pink theme, the bottle itself is again of a simple design, being quite tall, starting off thin towards the bottom and getting wider towards the top. The bottle has quite a thick glass bottom and is totally clear displaying the light transparent pink perfume inside giving the whole bottle the appearance of being light pink in colour. The lid is dome shaped and again pink in colour (but purple on the underside) it simply pulls off and pushes back on again. The only information on the bottle itself is the name of the perfume (So...? Eternal) printed directly onto the bottle in slightly raised bright pink handwriting style letters. There is a very small clear sticker on the bottom of the bottle with the companies address on it but this cannot be seen unless the bottle is turned upside down. The bottle has a silver spray top which you simply press easily to distribute a fine mist of the perfume.
The feature I particularly like about this perfume (which I have only just found out) is that inside every bottle there is a small pale pink crystal floating around, the only way to get to this would be to break the bottle open but it does look pretty and makes it a bit different to all the other perfumes I have.
Top Notes - Lemon, Clemontine and Pink Pepper
Middle Notes - Violet, Orchid and Peony
Base Notes - Sandalwood, Vanilla and Amber
As with most of the So...? perfumes I have tried this one too has quite a sweet fragrance to it which is what I like about this range of perfumes. When I first sprayed the perfume the first thing I noticed was a very slight floral fragrance although it was not strong enough for me to determine which particular fragrance it was, I could detect no hint of the top notes lemon or clemontine, and I have to admit I have no idea what Pink pepper is so cannot comment on whether that fragrance is present or not. I think the strongest fragrances which really do stand out are the sandalwood, but more prominent is the vanilla this comes through very quickly and personally I feel this is the most noticeable and is what gives it its sweet fragrance. Personally I feel that this perfume would be suitable for any occasion, so far I have only worn it during the day for every day activities but what has stood out with this perfume is the excellent way in which it lasts, I apply my perfume first thing in the morning after getting dressed, and although the fragrance has faded slightly by the end of the day it still is very noticeable, by this time the floral fragrance that were detectable have totally faded and it really is only the base notes that stand out, personally for me this is not a problem as it is the sweet vanilla fragrance that I particularly like. Personally I feel that this fragrance would be more suited to younger people even the packaging seems to be aimed at the younger generations, I cannot see older people being drawn to this perfume, although there may be older people out there who like this range.
These are pretty much standard and appear on all perfume packages but include -
Flammable until dry
Do not use near heat or flame
The So..? Eternal perfume comes in a 50ml bottle and cost approximately £9.00 which I feel is an excellent price for this perfume especially compared to the price of some other perfumes I have bought in the past. With the other perfumes in this range I have found them to be very long lasting as you only need 2 or 3 squirts of perfume at a time, making it very economical. Also the fact that the fragrance last all day also means that the perfume will last longer than others which have to be reapplied during the day due to them fading.
Overall I would definitely recommend this perfume as with the other So...? perfumes in the range, it is a lovely everyday perfume, it may not be to everybody's taste but if you like your perfumes to be sweet smelling this would be ideal and would be suitable for all occasions. It is not only sold at a very affordable price but is also very long lasting. This is definitely a perfume I would recommend.
Eternal is a fragrance by the company named So...? I have a feeling they're an Australian company since the their facebook page lists the Australian site. Their catchphrase is Fragrance With Attitude and their perfumes are targeted for women and young girls. I think younger women would like the perfume more. The recommended retail price for the gift-set is £5.99. Fragrance direct has them at £4.99 and fragrancemad £7.99. For the fragrance by itself a 30ml would be £3.97 in boots and 50ml has been reduced to £4.97. On the official website, the 100ml bottle is £15.00, £6.00 for the 30ml, and £10.00 for the 50ml bottle. So regardless of weather you've chosen to buy the perfume on it's own or in a gift set, it's a decent price.
I received this as a Christmas present from one of my mother. I love all shades of pink and it's my favourite colour and I'm often associated with the colour pink by my close peers. The set is packaged in medium sized white and pink box. The perfume was carefully wrapped in bubblegum wrap and like the rest of the items held high by plastic and cardboard. The presentation and packaging were quite nice thought they could have used a bit less packaging.
Other then the perfume there is a 50ml body lotion named touch me, and a 50 ml of shower gel called tease me. Both presented in similar colours of the box only the shower gel has a more darker hue. The body lotion is white like a lot of lotions out there whilst the shower gel is transparent with a hint of pink. They have a somewhat fruity smell to them and a milky texture when applied. I think both have done the job as my skin felt a lot smoother afterwards.
The bottle is quite simple. The bottom of the bottle is straight and shaped as a square, then it gradually gets more curvier at the top until the side is a round circle shape. The bottle top goes well with it and very easy to pull off. I think it's a very slick and sophisticated bottle although some might might the design a little bit boring.
The liquid is pale orange, although it is very often described and advertised as pink. I think that's to lure costumers in with the packaging. I really like how they've added a pink diamond (not real, of course) inside the bottle because it shows that it can be a very special perfume.
It is described by the site and on their facebook page to be a love potion and an essential romance fragrance and describes is as "a passionate combination of pink pepper, lemon and Clementine, which then releases orchid, pink peony & violet for the ultimate affair."
I could smell the lemon and peony from the moment I squirted. After it settled on the skin the rest of the ingredients began to show. The sweet floral ingredients mixed with the even more sweeter pink pepper, lemon and Clementine create an powerful sweet smell that sweets. I mean that in a good way. The pleasant aroma has always lasted for no more than five hours for me. After a while the smell begins to fade away and start to smell a little bit sour and stale.
Overall I think it's a great fragrance for a small price. It would make a lovely present for girls. I would suggest this product to a friend because it's quite stylish and quite cheap and the smell is very nice despite it not being as eternal as it's name. It certainly is a fragrance with attitude.