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Another perfume in my ever growing collection is another from the So range, this time So Super Star eau de toilette, again bought for me as a present for my birthday. The So? Perfumes come from the So? Body spray range, being a fan of the body spray when I was younger I just had to try the perfume range when I discovered. As with the rest of fragrances from this range I have been very impressed with this perfume.
The perfume comes in a narrow clear glass bottle which starts off narrower at the bottom getting wider towards the top, the clear glass allows the light yellow/ gold perfume to be seen. The Bottle has the words So? Super Star written in gold lettering with a matching large round gold lid. The bottle is quite plain compared to some other perfumes I have, however it is not unattractive at all and with its over sized gold lid and unusual shape it is a nice bottle to have stood out. The bottle came in a black box with pink and silver light flashes over it. In the centre of the box are the words So? Super Star as with the bottle, this too is written in gold and white writing. The words eau de toilette are written in very small writing at the bottom of the box. The name of the fragrance is repeated on the back of the box along with the ingredients and usually warnings such as the liquid is flammable, there is also a silhouette of some girls dancing.
As with most of the So? Perfumes the fragrance of So? Super Star is quite sweet, it is quite a hard perfume to describe but it is said to be a combination of pomegranate, fresh oranges and passion fruit, making the fragrance of So? Super Star very feminine and it is certainly a perfume that could be worn for any occasion. I have worn this perfume for both work and evenings out and have found it to be very long lasting, it easily lasts for a full days work or an evening in the pub. You do not need a lot of this perfume just 2 or 3 squirts is plenty meaning that it is very long lasting. The small spray top under the gold lid means that you can spray just the right amount without wasting any, however this is not an over powering or harsh fragrance in any way. Personally I always think of this perfume being a younger woman's fragrance, however that is just in my opinion I'm sure there are plenty of older woman that would quite happily wear this perfume.
So? Super Star can be bought in several shops such as Boots and Superdrug, am I not sure of the exact price because it was bought as a present. I was bought a 30ml bottle but I do know that you can get a 100ml bottle for just under £10 meaning that this perfume is very reasonably priced.
Overall I have been very impressed with this perfume. It is a lovely sweet feminine fragrance which is very long lasting, and being so reasonably priced it is a bargain.
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So...?, yet again delivers a fantastic girly scent.The packaging consists of a black square box with pink/white star circles acting as the motif and So...? superstar scrawled along the front of the box in gold and white writing. The actual bottle is a chunky square with roundish corners and made from clear glass where the fragrance is just visible, and a gold half sphere shape acts as the lid covering the gold dispenser. The fragrance is quite fruity and energetic with top notes of passion fruit, fresh orange and pomegranate, and heart notes of Lilly of the valley and freesia and then subtle base notes of almond and musk. When sprayed you can instantly smell the fruits and then it mellows out into a girly floral scent, it isn't sticky when sprayed and it nicely blends into the skin and a few sprays will last you all day and i believe its an everyday scent. A great thing about this fragrance is that it doesn't cost a lot a 50 ml bottle can be purchased for around £6-8, and then gift sets are also available including a 50ml bottle of fragrance, a 75ml bottle of body spray and a 100ml bottle of perfumed body lotion. Both the individual bottles and gift sets can be purchased at major retailers such as boots and superdrug and online at amazon and eBay. On a whole i would describe this fragrance as a girly scent with a fruity twist.
I had always assumed this was a young perfume that was aimed at teenagers and young ladies so previously I had never thought to try anything from the So...? range. My daughter picked up a couple of gift sets in the Boots sale that contained this perfume for an amazing price so naturally I decided I should give it a try.
It usually costs around £6 or £7 for a 50ml bottle which I think is very reasonable. In the Boots post-Christmas sale my daughter purchased gift sets that contained 50ml of the perfume along with a small 75ml body spray, a glittery bag and a nice blusher brush for £2.44 each. Yes really!
I think what initially attracted me to this perfume was the light, clean, fruity scent that I found to be very young without being childish or underdeveloped. I thought this had a bit of a pear and flower scent to it and on checking the internet, I find it actually contains orange, pomegranate and passion fruit along with freesia and lily of the valley.
The base is almond and musk which is probably why I find that this is a suitable scent for more mature women. That said, the packaging and the brand are definetely aimed at the younger generations so I am not sure how I would feel about having this on my dressing table as a permenant fixture. I would definetely recommend it to younger ladies though and I am happy to make occasional use of my daughter's for a bit of daytime glamour.
With all the other products in the So...? range neatly all arranged, for the moment at least all on my dressing table one was missing until I popped out and got it last week! This one. I have been using the body spray along with my other perfumes and using it as an all over body fragrance for quite a while now and it simply didn't make sense that I didn't own the proper perfume so I nipped out purposely to get this and then I'd be safe in the knowledge that for now (at least) I own the complete range of So...? products and it bothered me I didn't lol
I make no secret of my love of So..? products. I absolutely love the fragrances of all of them and I love the fact that not only do they smell that way when applied but that they also remain that way for a good few hours after application and the prices of what you do get is really cheap indeed. I love the range so much that I was going on a date last week and instead of spraying myself with something like Jean Paul Gaultier out came my So...? Sinful! Massive price difference in products and a more preferable smell to my nostrils as well!
Well the bottle that is shown on the review photograph as far as I can make out is the one that was being sold in this Christmas gift sets. Larger in size than mine and a different shaped bottle. Mine never came in a gift set I purchased it in a box on it's own which now makes me think I should have waited for the sales and got a bargain lol
Mine came in a black box on it and has a few pink stars drawn on . In white and gold writing I'm told it is So...? Superstar, Eau De Toilette and the size is stated (in this case it's a 20ml bottle). On the back I'm told it's a 'fragrance with attitude', ingredients are listed, cautions are given including being told it is flammable, the recycle symbol is on there and finally contact details for So...? are given. The bottle is chunky see through glass of which I can see a pale goldish colour liquid through it and on the front I'm told it's So...? Superstar and on the bottom of the bottle on a sticky label I'm told it's Eau De Toilette and the size is once again stated. It is dispensed via a small gold sprayer situated at the top of the bottle and and has a matching gold plastic lid. It's not the most exciting perfume bottle it has to be said but it is nice enough and again I must stress it is available in different sizes and shapes as well.
Is a a well blended mix of pomegranate, fresh oranges, passion fruit & lily of the valley. With a base of Almond musk. When first sprayed onto the skin you can really whiff the zesty oranges but give it a few minutes to calm down and melt into the skin the top note is the lily of the valley. Although lily of the valley this isn't an old fashioned, oldy worldy fragrance due to the other ingredients it's mixed with. Over the top of that flowery smell wafts over sweet (but not too sweet) fruity smells with that zestiness I mentioned really just making it more pungent. Wrapping all them ingredients up nicely and finishing it off really well is the deep, feminine musky aroma. It really is very rich, deep and layered and just when you think ok this is a floral fragrance you'll take another sniff at it and be convinced that this is a fruity little number. It's not one dimensional in smell it's multi-faceted.
The matching body spray to this really does match it note for note and therefore you can also layer the scent to your little hearts desire!
Once the perfume is on the skin it dries immediately leaving no residue or stickiness to the skin. Once it's on you expect the fragrance to smell from dusk till to dawn and it does seep into clothes although it washes out of said clothes and off the body when you choose it to very easily.
For me this is really an evening fragrance due to it's rich aroma, musky aroma though it isn't an in your face one. The fellas seem to like this as well and above and beyond that, the warmer your skin gets the more it works for you!
This one is a really excellent buy. It's flirty, sexy and feminine. I'd say that this is a slightly older fragrance (late 20's and upwards) rather than a very young smell. I'm really keen on this one!
I purchased mine for £6.33 in Boots but it can be found in all good chemists and some supermarkets but it's worth searching out online at discount stores as well to grab a bargain.
Recommended to sniff, try and buy!