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I got this wonderful Soap and Glory perfume in last years Soap and Glory set. I hadn't actually smelt the fragrance before but I wasn't disappointed as usual up to Soap and Glorys very high standard. The bottle is a round silver fancy bottle with a ribbon tie and size is 50ml. Compared to previous perfumes I have bought, this is a right bargain as only approx £15 per bottle. The smell is very light not overpowering in any way. The fragrance does last some time as well, not like some more popular perfumes. Now the fragrance is very fresh fruity citrus with strawberries, jasmine and summer bloom just to name a few of the scents in this wonderful bottle. This is a total must on cold damp winters day, summer in a bottle I like to call it. With it being a 50ml bottle this is another product that can easily fit into any handbag. I think this is more of a day spray rather than a heavy evening perfume, although whichever you prefer. I have had a couple of comments on this perfume, when told they didn't believe me especially the cost.
Buy today or even better get someone to treat you to this wonderful spray you won't regret it.
I received this set for my birthday back in August but I never actually opened the set until during December so I have been using this for a few weeks now so about time I reviewed it I think. The set I received was the Soap and Glory body butter and the perfume together in a box set however this review will focus only on the perfume.
The perfume bottle firstly is nothing fancy as you can see from the image above. The bottle is a generic shape and the brand name over the bottle doesn't fit in with the brand image I don't feel, Apart from the pinkness there is nothing else to link into the image of Soap and Glory I feel. I also don't like that there is no cap on this bottle for the reason that it has the ability to go off in your bag as well as getting all ikky, I don't think it would have been hard to make a cap that fits on and that's a huge disadvantage for me. The bottle is actually glass despite the cheap look that it's made from plastic. It's not very heavy and I do think from the feel of it that it wouldn't take too hard a drop for it to shatter into a million pieces which is a further downside for me, having a 4 year old around who is very much into copying my make up and perfume I like to be sure that the things I have are durable and I really don't think this one is.
Just a couple of pushes of the top gives out plenty of the perfume I think. The perfume is slightly soapy and almost has a tinge of that old lady perfume to it, like the really really old perfumes that your Granny has had for years laying around which isn't very appealing. There is a hint of flowers in there but overall it's just a flowery, soapy jumble. In the first instance the perfume is rather strong but this quickly disappears without going through the layers as a lot of perfumes do. I would say that within about 2 or so hours there is no scent left which is very disappointing. It goes on fine but there is no longevity which is a must in a perfume for me, even if I can't detect it as long as other people can is no problem but there is definitely nothing left of this one after such a short while.
Although mine was a gift a quick search shows a price tag of around £16 which I feel is far too expensive for this, I would much rather get a smaller sized bottle of a decent perfume for the same price, considering you have to reapply so often it does work out as a false economy anyway. My perfumes last me months on end but I have went through half a bottle of this in just a few weeks.
Overall I am a fan of some of the Soap and Glory products, this however alongside the plum facewash is not for me I'm afraid and I wouldn't recommend it either.
Sat in pride of place on my daughter dressing table is her bottle of Soap & Glory, Eau De Soap & Glory Original Pink Perfume. She received this as a Christmas present last year, so out of curiosity I picked it up to see how much was left and had a little spray myself.
The first thing I noticed was that the rather tacky, plastic looking silver bottle is actually a glass bottle, printed on the bottle is the name Soap & Glory, the letters are in the wrong order but a quick look on the Boots.com website confirms that this is correct and not a printing mistake. Unusually for Soap & Glory there is no other information, no pictures or poetic saying on the bottle. Underneath the bottle I can see that it is a 50ml bottle and is produced in Poland for Soap & Glory.
The bottle should have a little ribbon tie and clip around the neck to stop the spray being accidentally pressed, but this is missing presumed lost from my daughters' bottle.
The spray is easy to press and delivers a generous spray of the clear Soap & Glory EDT. The perfume is not very strong and feels as though it would have no staying power. To me the EDT smells soapy and warm with a hint of Rose and Jasmine. There are no layers to this EDT; it just slowly fades into nothingness within a couple of hours.
The official description of the scent is fresh fruity citrus with notes of bergamot, summer rose, peach, strawberry, gardenia blooms, and jasmine, and patchouli, warm amber and lush musks.
I really can not smell any citrus or fruits in this scent, just a warm floral scent.
I was very disappointed by the scent, it goes on nicely but has no staying power, and I could not smell the scent when I was moving around, I normally enjoy wearing perfume but I forgot I was wearing this one.
The instructions for using this perfume are to mist on and mist again when it fades. You definitely will need to keep applying this scent throughout the day if you want a lasting effect.
I assume that if I had of showered and moisturised with Soap & Glory products then this would have been a longer lasting scent.
In conclusion, I am disappointed by this Soap & Glory EDT, as I have been with most Soap & Glory products. I personally feel Soap & Glory are overcharging for this scent as it is essentially a body spray. The bottle is nice and 50ml is a good amount but the rrp of £16.50 is just way too much.
I adore the majority of the soap and glory original pink range because I love the fragrance of it. When I discovered there was a soap and glory eau de toilette I added it to the list of things I might like for Christmas and was lucky that my mum bought it for me in part of a set.
The fragrance comes in a shiny silver bottle which has a circular front. The bottle is almost like a mirror and so I guess if you were desperate you could use the back of it as one! You cannot see through the bottle anywhere which I personally don't like much as I would like to be able to see when I was running out of it. On the front of the bottle it has the soap and glory name in a pink coloured lettering which is slightly jumbled so it looks quite fun I think. The bottle doesn't come with a lid, only a silver clip with some ribbon tied to it which I have already managed to lose so I do think a lid would be a better option and would make the bottle look more complete on a dresser in my opinion.
Now as I mentioned earlier this perfume is intended to replicate the original pink fragrance which I really do love and I have to say it will not let you down at all on that front. I am a bit rubbish at picking out individual notes and such like and so had a quick look online and can advise that the fragrance is a sweet and fruity fragrance which has notes including peach, summer rose, strawberry, patchouli and jasmine as well as a few others. All those scents mean very little to me written down like that but what I smell as a complete unprofessional when I spray this fragrance is a very fruity, sweet and girly fragrance. It is not too strong and overbearing and it settles nicely on the skin to leave a subtle and fresh scent.
I find that if I use this fragrance the scent is noticeable for perhaps a couple of hours after application but it is much lighter than when originally sprayed. I have taken to also using soap and glory's righteous body butter before using the eau de toilette which does make the fragrance last a little but longer as it is layered up. I have had lots of compliments whilst wearing this fragrance with people asking me what it is so it is perhaps more noticeable than I think.
A 50ml bottle of soap and glory eau de toilette costs £15.83 from boots currently. This sits in line with the price of some of the celebrity fragrances on the market and I think is about right really considering the quality of them and this particular product. I would recommend this product as a perfect day time scent for spring and summer as it is so fresh and fruity but I would say that you need to expect to reapply a few times.
Thank you for reading my review!