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~ Bargain Hunter ~
Recently I've been browsing Amazon a lot more often after realising just how many bargains are on there! I came across this perfume a few weeks ago and bought mainly it due to the price to be honest, but also because I used to love the So..? body sprays when I was a little younger so I was curious about what a perfume from this brand would be like.
~ Kiss Me ~
So..? Offer a generous range of different fragrances including Sinful, Superstar, Rocking Diva and Eternal, as well as a few others. I chose the 'Kiss Me' fragrance, mainly because I remember using this fragrance in the body spray form and I remembered it smelling really nice.
~ Price ~
I've got quite a lot of perfumes now after building my collection up with bargain fragrances from amazon, so although this is cheap I didn't really want really want to to buy the larger 50ml bottle which is £5 on amazon and £10 in boots & tesco, however the smaller 30ml bottle was actually more expensive for some reason so in the end I bought the 50ml (from amazon). At £5 this is excellent value and very cheap. The price made me question how nice the perfume would be, but I figured if I didn't like it I wouldn't have wasted very much money and it would make a cheap gift for someone! (as it is I do like it, and I will definitely be buying some other of the fragrances on offer from So..?
~ The Bottle ~
This perfume comes boxed in a cute but relatively basic box which is covered in lipstick kisses. The bottle itself is a very simple design and it looks quite cool and funky, it isn't the most expensive or unique looking bottle but its nice enough and it is easy to get the perfume out. The spray nozzle is covered by a very dark pink coloured plastic dome shaped lid which I find easy to pull off and when pressed the pump dispenses quite a lot of the perfume.
~ Fragrance Notes ~
This perfume has got very fruity top notes of black currant, citron and pineapple. Citron, to be honest is not a fruit that I'd ever heard of previously but it is a citrus fruit. It is also worth mentioning that blueberries are listed as being in the top notes on the amazon description, which they aren't. The heart notes in this perfume are vanilla and 'flowers' - the name of the flowers are not listed. Musk and natural wood are the base notes. So..? Describe this fragrance as 'fresh and clean - ideal for everyday wear.'
~ What Does It Actually Smell Like & Do I Like It? ~
This is exactly what I expected - a very sweet, fresh, feminine fragrance with a nice mix of floral notes to help balance out the fragrance. The fruity fragrance is lovely, however the vanilla is a little overpowering which I find makes the fragrance smell a bit heavier and quite cheap and generic, however I do find that the sweetness settles down after around ten minutes. The smell is a very refreshing one and it makes me feel uplifted and fresh.
This is definitely a summery fragrance and I have been wearing it for the past few days as it has been very warm where I live and I find the scent perfect for this type of weather. The fragrance is nice and light but I do find that the vanilla makes it smell a little heavier and so do the musky base notes, but the overall fragrance is fresh and sweet. The only disadvantage in my opinion is that this is a very girly, young fragrance best suited to young teenagers, and at 20 I feel slightly too old to be wearing it, however I do still wear it as I like the freshness and sweetness.
The perfume doesn't have the best lasting power, and I find that after a few hours the scent has faded away and I am only able to slightly smell the musky base notes, so after a while it doesn't smell anywhere near as nice as it does when it is first sprayed onto my skin. The smell lingers on clothing for a lot longer though, and I am often easily able to still smell it on clothing a day or two after initially spraying it on.
~ Overall ~
This is a cheap and basic fragrance. It is nothing special and I wouldn't pay more for it, but its nice enough. It is a shame that the sweet and fruity notes fade after a while though and it is not very long lasting, however I do recommend this perfume. It will not be to everyone's taste as like I have mentioned it is probably best suited to young teenagers.
~ Star Rating ~
I am going to give this perfume four out of five stars. I have knocked one star off for two reasons, the first reason being that it does smell quite cheap and generic because of the heavy vanilla and the second being the lasting power.
As a teenager I would buy this all the time in the body spray form, as I got older I wanted to keep the same scent but I wanted it in a stronger form here are my thoughts.
I can see here that the packaging is shown as square but mine is a taller bottle that is thinner at the bottom and thicker at the top. This is in a glass bottle that is see through with the words so...kiss me written in bottle near the top in black. The top is a small, round, plastic click lid and is a dark pink (almost red) at the top and a paler pink at the bottom.
The font user on the packaging is a little tacky but take that away and this is quite a nice bottle, this may not be as elaborate looking as some other perfumes but it really doesn't need to be.
I am not very good with scents and I cannot tell you what the various notes in the fragrance are. This is unite strong and does have a mix of vanilla and some light floral scents. I think this is more a younger persons perfume but worn sparingly could suit all ages. This isn't much more concentrated than the body spray but once on it does last all day.
One of the best ways to use it is on top of deodorant under the arms on a very hot day and when you sweat that is all anyone will be able to smell.
This is a great scent and I adore it. Once it is dry almost instantly.
Price and Availability
This is sold more and more around Christmas time when it can be seen in most chemists and supermarkets. I tend to buy a couple then as I quite like the lotion that comes with it. This sells for anything between £2 and £6 dependant on whether it is in a asset or alone and I find that one bottle used everyday will last about six weeks.
This is a great buy that I will recommend again and again.
Ive tried many of the SO...? over the years but I think that the kiss me is the best of the lot
The box it colourful and stands out of the shelf, when I look at the So...? its always the first one I notice. The larger 50 ml bottle is tall in a simple clear bottle with the name on the front, the smaller bottle is a square shape but still simple.
I brought this perfume just before Xmas 2012 from Boots as it was on offer, however it is available at Superdrug, as well as online retailers. I paid £5.24 for 50ml (half price offer) so its worth shopping around for the best deal.
The scent -
The colour of the fragrance is slightly pink, it sprays well onto the skin. It is a very good day summer perfume because it is sweet, floral and light without being over powering. I apply it quite liberally and it does last several hours but I do reapply again if needed. I would say this is a "younger" perfume, I am 26 so no spring chicken but its definitely something a teenager or young adult would like to wear, or indeed those who like the sweet floral perfumes. I would definitely recommend it as a gift for a young female friend or relative, Ive given it to my sister as a gift and she loved it, it is available in a gift set as well as on its own.
My Daughter has a small collection of So... EDT's that I will occasionally go and have a spray of when I am tidying her room up. This morning I gave So... Kiss Me a go.
The bottle is made of clear glass with a red plastic mushroom shaped lid. The bottle and cap are very simple but appealing. The slightly pink clear perfume can be seen through the bottle, the bottle is simple but feminine. On the bottle is printed the name of the perfume in what looks like black graffiti style handwriting.
I sprayed a shot on each wrist and a couple of sprays on my chest. To me the scent initially smelt of Orange and Vanilla. The scent was sharp but soon settled, after around ten minutes there was a nice floral scent that reminded me of fresh Freesias, in the background there was still the warmth from the Vanilla. After 4 hours all I could smell the vanilla, it was powdery and warm. After 10 hours I can no longer smell the EDT on my wrists but I can still smell it on my chest, it is now sweet and powdery and the vanilla is still hanging in there.
There is nothing complex about this scent, it is fresh and sweet. The So... range is made to appeal to teenage girls and young adults but I can see no reason why women of any age could enjoy wearing this as an everyday perfume. . I am happy for my daughter to wear this scent as it is light, simple and feminine; some scents can be to complex for a young (12 year old) girl to wear.
So... Kiss Me is widely available from Boots, Amazon, eBay, Superdrug etc priced rather cheaply at £5 for a 50ml bottle. There are also complementary products like Body Lotion, Shower Gel and Lip Balm available.
Thank you for reading.
I love finding a bargain and like to buy cheaper perfumes to try them out like the So..? Explanation Mark and Charlie brands, I have bought the So..? Kiss me perfume plenty of times in the past because it is a good every day perfume and it saves me from using up my more expensive perfumes every day.
The bottle that this perfume comes in is really simply, it is square shaped and it has the perfumes name So...? Kiss Me on it in quite bubbly writing. It has a pink lid that is curved and looks quite bubbly in shape too. I think this perfume bottle looks quite nice, it isn't really posh or over the top looking, but it still looks quite well sitting on my shelf.
This perfume features the following scents:
Lily of Valley, Fressia
What I Thought
I think that this perfume smells fresh and pretty, it has quite a floral scent to it, though there is also quite a citrusy scent to it as well, when I have been wearing it for a while and it has dried into my skin, I do sometime catch a little bit of a sweet, vanilla scent from it too. This perfume has a really feminine scent to it and it reminds me of the perfumes I use to buy as a teenager.
I think that this is a lovely scent that can be wore as an everyday perfume, I don't think it is strong enough or lovely enough to wear on a night out or a special occasion.
One thing I really like about this perfume is that it is not too overpowering, I found that it is really easy to wear and doesn't smell to strong or off putting. There isn't really an acidic or alcoholic smell off this perfume that is sometimes present in cheaper perfumes, it just smells nice and fresh and floral.
I have found that after wearing this perfume countless times, it lingers for a while, but it doesn't have great staying power, this is kind of annoying, but because it is quite cheap to buy, I can re apply it throughout the day and be a bit more generous with it when I am applying it.
I think that this perfume is more of a younger scent, I think it would be more suited the a teenage kind of market as it smells nice, but isn't too expensive.
Price and Availability
You can buy this perfume in most chemists for around £5-7 for a 50ml bottle. I think that this isn't a bad price for a bottle of perfume, however I wouldn't spend much more than this for it as it isn't the best quality perfume I have bought.
I think that this is a nice little perfume, but it isn't really my favourite. It does smell very nice, and does the job for work and saves me from using my more expensive perfumes. Overall I would give this perfume 3 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
hI ave used a few different fragrances in the So... range of perfumes, and whilst I think they are possibly aimed at the younger end of the market, I think I can still just about getting away with wearing them - at least for a little while, yet! So... Kiss me is one of the nicest fragrances in this range and I first started off wearing the body spray, before I moved onto the fragrance.
The bottle is fairly unremarkable looking. It's squarish in shape and rather plain, with the words "So ....kiss me", across the front. My husband thimks it looks slightyl tacky. The fragrance itself is just simply gorgeous. It has top notes of citron, pineapple and blueberries and middle notes of vanilla and base notes of musk and amber. The whole combination sounds pretty grim, but actually, the overall fragrance is simply wonderful.
This is incredibly cheap to buy perfume and for a 50ml-sized bottle, expect to pay about a fiver. It doesn't last for long on your skin, but it's just a nice fresh fragrance, which is suitable to wear for work or doing the shopping, etc. It's what I'd class as an everyday type of perfume.
It's a very feminine sort of smell and though it's marketed towards teenagers and women in their early twenties, I do feel that it's suitable for us slightly older ladies too. It's fresh and very feminine and definitely a 'girlie' sort of smell. It's easy to wear and inoffensive and has a lovely light floral fresh fragrance.
I like to layer this perfume with the body spray I also use in this range, and this really helps to make the fragrance last a little bit longer. It's not the most sophisticated smell on the market, but it's a nice everyday soft and fresh smell that I like to wear from time to time and for the price, it's really good value for money too.
Review also posted on Ciao! as basketofbuttons.
==So...? Kiss Me Eau De Toilette Spray==
I am a sucker for some money off or a special offer and Boots always seem to have a ton of offers on which is when I picked up this fragrance. It isn't a particularly expensive price when not on offer and you can get quite a lot of perfume for your money compared to most. You can find it on the shelves in Boots rather than being in one of those locked cabinets which means that its obviously not a high shoplifted product!
The RRP of the bottle of 50 ml is £10.16 p and I think the offer that was on at the time was save 1/3rd of the sale price and of course I have a 10% discount card I always use in Boots which means that for a nice large bottle I paid a really good price.
The bottle much have been updated a little since the picture in dooyoo as mine is taller and thinner and far easier to knock off the dressing table but perhaps a little more elegant. Other than this is bottle is not really anything special although because So...? has been around for so long, the bottle is instantly recognisable as this brand. Under the plastic lid is the spray pump and the general design doesn't its job okay.
I find that one or two sprays of the bottle is more than enough to get a good amount of the perfume on the skin as the mist that comes from the bottle is far thicker than a lot of my other (more expensive) perfumes so two is really all you need or else you will be saturated! The fragrance itself is really quite nice and on first spraying comes across as being rather strong. The deep fruit scents that are packed in can be instantly recognised and the blackberry's that are used give a sweet yet still slightly sensual aroma. The citrus scents of pineapple mixed with the berry aroma works well but is soon is fade and the strong vanilla fragrance appears and lingers the most working alongside the base notes of woods and musk's and trying to lighten this up a little.
The mix of berries, citrus and sweet vanilla and deeper musk wood work really well together and give the fragrance a good deal of balance. The fragrance works well with me and although doesn't' stay very well on the skin or clothes and by half way through the day will really need reapplication to be noticed by anyone who isn't wearing my shirt with me!
I like the scent although I perhaps feel now that I am a little older it is still aimed at a younger audience and doesn't have that mature sophisticated feel to it that you want when you leave your teens behind. For the price I really didn't expect too much more than what I got from this scent. The mix of ingredients in this perfume work well together to create a nice perfume which doesn't last long and does seem a little cheap. But it is what it is and I think a good score of 4 out of 5 stars is very much deserved!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
many thanks for taking the time to read.
This perfume has to be one of the best fragrances I have ever smelt.
When I was around 13, I went into hospital and my auntie bought me in some of this to cheer me up, I remember being in hospital and feeling down and depressed, one spray of this and my mood perked up so much.
Years later, I bought myself some more.
I can't remember exactly how much it contained, I think it was 20ml.
After looking online I can tell you that this is sold in 5ml ( this is if you get a gift set containing four of these ) 20ml, 50ml and 100ml.
The bottle I had years ago was just like the one above, square with a red lid, I am pretty sure the one I had maybe a year ago was the same, very pretty anyway.
I don't think this would appeal to many people though as I think the packaging looks quite cheap and for little girls and you wouldn't expect anything great from it.
I am sure the larger bottles are completely different in shape.
After looking online I have found the notes this perfume contains:
(sourced from http://www.fragrantica.com)
This perfume is actually very cheap to get hold of which is a bonus because it is gorgeous.
The perfume to me is very sweet smelling, a little bit floral and makes you feel very playful and sexy whilst wearing it.
I loved wearing this perfume because I was forever getting complimented on, everybody was shocked to find out how cheap it was and that the brand wasn't bigger.
I also found this perfume would really cheer up my mood, it would always make me feel more awake whenever I sprayed it.
Me and the OH got his sister this as a present for Christmas and she loved it, she used it everyday and you could always smell when she was coming because the smell is quite strong when on.
The lasting power of this perfume isn't long at all, 1 or 2 hours which is a shame because its such a lovely fragrance, 20ml didn't last me long at all!
I think any girl would love this who loves a sweet smelling perfume, wants to feel playful and lighten up their moods.
The So... range of fragrances are aimed at teenagers/young adults, and it is a range I remember wearing as a teenage girl myself, my favourite at the time being so...inspired. As far as I remember the bottle of So...kiss me I have was won in a competition - either that or I got it in a gift set. The fact I don't remember shows that this is one I have owned for a while, and I must admit it's not one I use very often - in fact I'd completely forgotten I had it.
The bottle of the perfume is short and square with a rounded pink and yellow lid. There are also larger bottles available now which are tall and taper outwards at the top. All of the fragrances made by So... come in identical bottles, with only the colour of the lid differing. It's a basic perfume bottle and not really special in any way, but fine for the young market which it is aimed at.
According to the so...website this is an award winning fragrance (which award it doesn't specify - for all we know it could be the 'worst perfume of the year' award!!) and it would be suitable for Kylie, Beyonce or Cameron Diaz! Another nod to the teen market there!
The top notes of the fragrance are blueberries, pineapple and citron. When I read that I thought that it sounded a terrible combination on paper. Thankfully when it's actually sprayed, I think it is surprisingly nice. The blueberry scent really comes out the most but there is a rather sharp tone to it which I think must be from the citron. As for pineapple, I can't really detect that one personally.
I find the fragrance settles on the skin very quickly, and the heart notes begin to reveal themselves. I believe there is only one heart note which is vanilla, and I must say this is the fragrance that comes out. It's incredibly sweet as you would expect vanilla to be, and it's a very soft and feminine scent. As it had been a while since I'd worn this scent I'd forgotten just how nice it is - light, sweet and very girly!
The base notes are a mix of 'musks and natural woods' apparently, and I find these will start to emerge after around 2-3 hours of wear. The vanilla still lingers slightly even at this point, just with a slightly woody undertone.
The strength of the perfume is just right, being neither too strong and overpowering nor so weak that it's not detectable as I can detect this very lightly on my skin when wearing it. The staying power of this particular fragrance is not really very good, but given the price and the market it's aimed at this didn't really surprise me. I'd say it lasts around 3-4 hours before needing a top up. You can get a matching body spray, so it may be worth trying to layer the fragrance with that to make it last longer.
Of course this product is aimed at teenagers, and I'd say this does smell a little young, but even I, at 26 don't really feel too old to wear it - although if anyone asked I'm not sure I'd admit what I was wearing! It's not something I'd choose to wear for evenings or special occasions, but as a light, sweet fragrance to wear throughout the day it's really surprisingly nice.
The 50ml size of this is currently available in Boots for just £5.08 which is a pocket money price really. It also comes in a 30ml and 100ml size and these are available on the so website costing £6 and £15 respectively. Visit www.sofragrance.com
Overall, I'd say this is quite a surprising fragrance. It is definitely aimed at the younger market and this is reflected in the light sweet smell. It's not the most special or exciting scent ever, but it's pleasant enough and fantastic for the market it's aimed at - and a brilliant price too!
i thought id write my first review on my favourite perfume now bare with me im new to reviews lol. I first started wearing so..? kiss me when i recieved it as a christmas presant quite a few years ago, its definately to my taste.
so..?kiss me is quite a sweet smelling perfume but not too sickly or over powering. It consists of blueberries.pineapple and citron with layers of sweet vanilla and natural woods. i absolutely love the smell of this perfume i like how its quite a subtle smell to and not over powering.
the packaging can come in different shapes and sizes but the most common is a square glass bottle with a pink tinge to it and a big red top on it. the bottle has the logo so..? kiss me in black letters sometimes they also have red lipstick marks on it too. I quite like the packing as its fairly simple but it stands out and is quite cute. The box is usually a plain white box with some red lipstick marks on and the usual so..? kiss me black lettering.
so kiss me is reasonably cheap i think in price with prices ranging from £4-8 depending on where you shop so its not too expensive.
having wearing so kiss me for so long i dont think another perfume would do it for me. i love the smell i love the packaging and i definately love the price. i think this is a perfect present to give your partners or mams. its a very girlie gift.just for fun after doing a little reseearch i also found out that so..kiss me? is perfect for celebs like kylie minogue,beyonce and Cameron Diaz so if its good enough for them then its definately good enough for me.
thank you for reading my review
This is another Perfume that I used to use years ago, probably around the same time that I used Charlie and Exclamation. This was often sold in sets at Christmas Time and I used to get it, which was great since when I was 14 my income was certainly limited.
I got a bottle of this the same time I picked up Charlie Silver. Not sure if this is still getting made anywhere or if this is stock from long ago.
I got a 50ml bottle of this for £4. I think back in the day this used to cost around £10-£12 for the same size.
The box and bottle for this is alright. It is like the Dooyoo picture. The bottle is quite square and has a large ish dome kind of lid on the top. This reminds me of a kind of gameshow button. the lid is red and the glass is clear with the light pink liquid showing through the glass. The box has a large Kiss mark on it, and although it doesn't all look very grown up, it's nice enough in a young girl kind of way.
So how does this smell? It smells exactly how I remember it to smell. It isn't as gaudy as a lot of the young teenage scents, but there isn't much going on in here either. It is a musky scent in here so I was surprised to hear that some of the notes in here is Vanilla, Pineapple, and Blackcurrant. So to read the notes it all sound fresh and fruity, instead of musky. I would say the scent in here I could smell was the Blackcurrant, but it wasn't really recognaisable as Blackcurrant, just more as a Red Berry scent.
This is quite a nice scent and after I sprayed this and it settled down it didn't last all that long. I would say after 3 hours I could only smell the slightest hint.
Nice enough, but not quite to my "more sophisticated" scent thesedays. I will use the bottle up but won't buy again.
My favourite type of fragrance is sweet, fruity and busy! So when i smelt so..? Kiss me, i fell in love!
The price varies depending on where you buy it. I bought mine for £6 from their website. Their now doing a 2 for £9 offer, so it's worth the buy. And there's also gift sets you can buy, which look pretty promising! I've seen some good sales in Boots and Superdrug, so best to browse around if your looking for the cheapest deal.
The appearance of so..? Products are always girly and cute. There are a variety of shapes depending on the ml of perfume you purchase. I bought the 30ml, as it was the only one left. It came in a rectangular box, decorated with red lips around the cardboard. The actual perfume bottle is an unusual cone shape, with a dome-shaped, red lid. It has 'so..? kiss me' on the front, then the rest is clear. The smaller ml bottle was a square shape. The lid comes off without much effort, so it would be advisable to tae precautions when transporting, you don't want it to start spraying all over your bag, like it done with me. It's a clear bottle, so you can see how much perfume is inside, which is pretty handy to know when to refill. Very cute and girly, yet practical.
It's a very distinctive scent. It's quite girly and fruity, but it has a busy side to it, you can definetely tell theres a cocktail of fragrances in there! It says on their website that the perfume is 'fresh blackcurrant, pineapple & citron before revealing layers of kissably sweet vanilla and a floral heart rounded by musks and woods.' You can definetely smell the vanilla, it's very overpowering, strong and sometimes a little sickly. And the musk and woods are definetely prominent in the perfume. Pineapple and citron can also be smelt, but as for the blackcurrant it claims, i couldnt smell it that much, maybe it was just me. But blended together, it makes a promising, girly fragrance! Very sweet and chaotic!
To be honest, the scent can be very overpowering and sometimes even sickly, but it calms to a nice, sweet fragrance after a few mintues. And also the lid comes off very easily, so it can be a bit of a hazard for transport or if theirs kids about.
Although i love this fragrance, i would not favour it over my usual perfume. It's more of an everyday sort of perfume, rather than for a night out. The best thing for me about this perfume is definetely the price, at under £10, it's pretty much a bargain, especially for stocking fillers at christmas, or birthday presents throught out the year!
When I was at high school my friends and myself always bought each other a So...? perfume set for christmas and this was always my favourite one of them all. You can buy a 50ml bottle for £9.95 from boots but I would imagine you can get it cheaper than this in other shops.
The shape of the bottle changes depending on the size which you buy and also if it is in a gift set. As if it is a small bottle and within a gift set I have found that the bottle is a clear cube shape with the perfume inside a light red/pink shade. The lid is red and pulls off to reveal a silver spray. Larger bottles are shaped more like a cone and the colours are the colours are the same. Clear bottle with red/pink perfume inside with a red lid.
This perfume I think is an ideal gift for any young female relatives or friends that you may have. It is very fruity which is my favourite type of scents so I guess that's why this was always my favourite of the so..? scents. It has top notes of blueberries, pineapple and citron which help emphasis the lovely fruity aroma. Middle and bases notes include vanilla and soft musk and woody scents.
I think it is more suitable for day wear and for the younger generations such as young teenagers due to the very fruity and youthful scents. I would definitely recommend it as it is a lovely perfume and a good price. Also at christmas time there is always gift sets of it which are always great value for money and contain body lotions as well.
The first ever perfume that I bought was So... Kiss me? when I had just started high school. The scent is characterised by really fruity and vanilla notes, and is a lovely and light fragrance. If it is possible to describe a fragrance as light hearted, then that is what this fragrance is. I always thought that I would have to grow out of this perfume, but years on I still have it as my guilty pleasure. It is a really good quality, sweet and long lasting fragrance that is perfect for wearing day to day. The perfume is long lasting on your skin during the day, but also long lasting in the bottle as you do not need to use many squirts of this perfume to get a nice fragrance.
At about £10 for a 100ml bottle, it really is a cheap perfume, and I think that is because it's technically classed as an Eau de toilette. But this perfume is testament to the idea that expensive isn't always better and I would definitely recommend that people test this perfume. It also comes in a body spray, which actually does manage to smell pretty much like the perfume! The packaging for this perfume is great considering the price, as it comes in a basic but nice and functional glass bottle, with a pretty design on the outer box. Basically, this product comes highly recommended! If sweet or vanilla-y perfumes are your thing then definitely make your way down to Boots...
Two years ago I bought 2 of the So...?: Kiss Me git sets in a well known store, which I bought at the amazing reduced price of £2.50 each in their 75% off sale. I have used one set which took ages for me to finish and having just stumbled upon the other tucked away, I thought it was worth reviewing.
My set had a different bottle to the one shown here. In fact its a tall and rather sleek shaped bottle with a similar red lid to it that pops on and off easily. The bottle is glass with a smooth and rounded appearance that is narrow at the bottom and gets wider at the top. The whole effect is quite nice but does have a budget look to it.
My gift set had 30mls of the SO scent, plus a body spray and body lotion. I liked that as it meant I could layer the scent to be as strong or as soft as I wanted it to be. The bottle I have has a simple spray top applicator that you press down on to release the EDT. I find that I end up spraying on a small amount of the SO EDT even though it has a very short life span on my skin.
With some scents I can spray into the air in front of me and then walk into it, to give a nice light soft effect. With this scent I tend to NOT do that, as it makes me cough. The reason for that is that the top notes are so strong that they engulf me and even make me sneeze. Its worse if I use that method. With the SO EDT, I now tend to just spray it away from my neck and face and use it on my pulse points. That way I can avoid the coughing and spluttering to some extent and allow the scent to dry down.
The aroma of SO is very fruity, girly and sweet with the first spray to my mind. Had I not purchased it on a very good offer I would not have bought it. I consider it to be a cheap every day scent that you don't mind using up as it doesn't cost much to buy. I find after a few days of wearing the EDT I want to give it a rest as that initial over powering scent makes me cough too much.
Once you let SO settle on your skin, it does soften and the scent is more bearable. Its quite pretty but I find it sickly if I over do it. The mix of ingredients include blackcurrant and pineapple, which must be what cause me to cough and sneeze, as they are very strong at first. After a while you notice vanilla, which tends to remain for sometime and tones it all down thank goodness.
The base notes of SO do include some woody notes and it smells like there is also some kind of musk in there too. I find that over the course of a few hours the SO EDT just wafts away on my skin and I am left being able to sense nothing at all. I feel that is very disappointing considering the scent smells very strong when you first spritz it on and I have fought my way through coughing and spluttering to wear it.
I have to say that the SO EDT is not a scent I really love and at times I have thought I don't much like it either. I do wonder if its something to do with all the SO scents, as this is not the only one I have bought cheaply and not reacted to well. As such I have decided that I probably will not buy from the range of EDTs again in future, although I do find that some of the body sprays smell nice they still make me cough and sneeze.
Trying to give an impartial rating for So is nigh on impossible for me as I have had such mixed results from it. I feel that its a cheap smelling scent that lasts a short while and is initially very strong smelling. I do not feel it has much real power behind that first heavy and over powering scent that you get from it, so it only gets 2 stars from me.