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I recently bought this perfume with a Boots giftcard. It was pretty cheap - it was on offer so the 30ml was only about £12. I wasn't sure about buying a pop star's perfume, even though I quite like Taylor Swift. I generally stay away from products like that but I was attracted to this by the pretty box and bottle. The bottle has a lovely shimmery quality that the photos don't really show well. I was really pleasantly surprised when I smelled the perfume, I had expected it to it be way too sweet and girly. It was nothing like that - not tacky or teenagery at all. The scent is a bit fruity, light but rich enough to give a lasting impression. The perfume lasts throughout the day, I'd say about 8 hours. I use this as an every day perfume as it's not so expensive that I feel I have to 'save' it for special occasions but nor is it cheap and body-spray like. The large bottle comes with a little metal charm which was cute but the 30ml doesn't have it which was a bit disappointing. I'd recommend this for teenagers who want something a bit classier than a lot of the pop star perfumes and for people in their twenties who aren't bothered about star endorsements but want a nice everyday perfume.
I am a huge fan of perfumes and so whenever it is my birthday or Christmas, my friends and family always buy me perfume as they know that I like to try out different ones. At present I have over 20 different bottles on my dressing table, one of which is this one. Wonderstruck is a perfume from American Pop Star Taylor Swift. The perfume comes in a lovely purple bottle with a gold lid. It's definitely very unique and is quite charming and so I am pleased to display it on my dressing table. Top Notes: Freesia, Tea, Blackberry, Raspberry & Apple Blossom Middle Notes: Vanilla, Honeysuckle & Hibiscus Bottom Notes: Musk, Sandalwood, Amber & Peach When I first spray the perfume, I can instantly identify the vanilla and raspberry which is quite pleasant. The perfume does contain peach too but couldn't really smell that, but in a way I think that's a good thing as I could imagine that it would be too sweet if the peach note was any stronger as the perfume is sweet enough as it is in my opinion. It is a very 'fresh' and 'clean' scent. There is something quite flirty and romantic about this scent, so it definitely puts you in a happy mood. I was expecting this perfume to be very teenager-y in a 'cheap body spray' kind of way, but I have to say that it is more mature than I expected it to be and so I would probably recommend it for those in their twenties too. The perfume is quite light and so I would say that it is best for daytime wear. The only downside of this perfume is that the lasting power isn't that great. It wears off within a couple of hours which is a shame as it means that you have to keep reapplying it every couple of hours. I would recommend this perfume. Thanks for reading! March 2014 Xd-o-n-z-x (CIAO & DOOYOO)
Taylor Swift 'Wonderstruck' eau de Parfum I am very enthusiastic about my freebies and samples and am forever filling in forms to get freebies. It is so exciting when I get them in the mail and I do get to try so many things that I otherwise would never have heard of or tried so it does the job for the company too as often I am then tempted to go out and buy the full sized product after trying it. This was one of my many perfume samples that I received through the mail. I have to say I wasn't expecting much as so many of these young pop stars feel the need to add their name to perfumes and create their own 'brand' and they are usually pleasant but often pretty forgettable in my view. My sample came in a cardboard folded 'book' with a small 1.5ml spray bottle of the perfume inside so it was enough for a two or three good uses. I love these little sample bottles as they are perfect for when we travel as I can put a few in my suitcase and a couple in my bag (the airport security doesn't seem to pick them up) and it means I get to smell nice and once the little sample is finished I throw away the bottle and as we come home I have none left so have plenty of room for buying things when we are away ( fat chance as my husband doesn't do shops). 'Who is Taylor Swift ?'I asked as I opened my sample and husband had no idea, step son said some girl singer from the USA - not his scene. So I had to find out for myself. She is a pretty young blonde singer song writer who achieved 'fame' in 2006, she appears to be more country style as she has been honored in the Nashville Hall of fame and has sold an astounding 26 million albums!! Her perfume 'Wonderstruck' was created as something she had always wanted to do since a young teen. "It's a line from my song 'Enchanted,' and the line says, 'I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home. I've always loved that line and that phrase, 'wonderstruck.' You don't hear it very often. So I just felt like if I ever got the chance to make a fragrance, which I've dreamed of doing since I was about 14 years old ... Ever since I wrote that song, I thought that would be the title. And I'd want to create a fragrance that smelled the way that word feels." Needless to say Taylor swift was not actually the creator the perfume was launched in cooperation with the Elizabeth Arden and the actual scent created by Olivier Gillotin of Givaudan. THE BOTTLE This is a fairly plain looking purple coloured rounded bottle with a gold lid. Around the lid is a chain with a few charms which does look a bit young teenager in my view and as such it probably would not have been attracted to buy myself as I am a touch older than the age I feel this is aimed towards. The bottle reminds me of Britney Spears and other teen aimed scents with a simple rounded shape and the rather bling like charms which look like ones you might buy a child to wear for dressing up. I think it would appeal to young teens because of this. Strangely the 'book' cover my sample came in is quite classy with gold highlights and a deep and blue design a bit like wall paper. I think the cardboard cover is similar in design to the box the bottle comes in. THE SCENT Top notes: Raspberry, dewberry, green tea, freesia, apple blossom, Middle notes: vanilla, honeysuckle, white hibiscus, Base notes: amber, musk and sandalwood. And peach I used to absolutely love Body Shop's Dewberry fragrance and this does have a very fruity initial blast with both raspberry and dewberry and it does remind me a bit of the old Bodyshop scent at first. The fruity scent stays as the peachiness comes in strongly as well despite being listed as a base note. I am a huge fan of the creaminess of vanilla and in this it brings a creamy quality to the fruitiness. The hibiscus listed I can't detect but hibiscus doesn't smell, or at least all those I have ever grown have never smelled of much really. The green tea note is also not easily detectable as the fruity sweet notes develop with the base notes on amber and sandalwood and musk to just become deeper, warmer and more creamy fruity sweet scents. To me it is a fruity sweet rather young although quite uplifting and pleasant sort of scent. It isn't offensive yet is also not one that I will be rushing to but as it is a young smell. I think it must be the tea note that lifts it above sickly and cloying as it could become that very easily. This is definitely in the fruity and youthful and feminine group of perfumes. It was happy enough to wear it for the few days my sample lasted and did quite like the fragrance but not enough to make me want to buy a larger bottle. This is a young and very feminine scent make no mistake. It will not appeal to those who favour more masculine smells. I find it quite light and refreshing though and one that suits summery sort of weather. I found it lasted well on me a good few hours on my skin and longer on my clothes as I could still detect it the next day on my top. Looking around on line I find that prices vary as always but the price seem to be around 30ml costing £20 ,50ml for £29 and if you are really keen then 100ml will set you back about £38 . This is not too expensive and possibly because it is aimed at a younger market or maybe because it has rather more synthetic ingredients as these tend to be cheaper. This is a pleasant enough light fruity scent that I would be perfectly happy to wear during the day when out and about. I don't think it is one I would choose for a special night out. It is the kind of perfume I like to use on the plane as it is quite strong enough to stay with me and yet light enough not to be sickly. I hate smelling of plane so do always have some perfume with me to try and counter the plane smell and this one is the kind that works well. I usually lather myself from the Duty free and then take some samples with me to spray on after a few hours to freshen up. Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same username. ©Catsholiday
~*~ Awkward! ~*~ Opening this on Christmas Day and having to pretend that I loved it and was really grateful must of been one of the most awkward things ever! I'm not a fan of Taylor Swift at all so why my Uncle decided to buy me it is a bit of a mystery - it must of been on offer or something! ~*~ Price ~*~ I received this as a Christmas gift so I am unsure how much my bottle of it was, however after having a quick look online I can see that a 30ml bottle (the size that I have) retails at around £20.00, which for a popular celebrity perfume is a reasonable price in my opinion. ~*~ The Bottle ~*~ In my opinion, the bottle is a bit of a Britney Spears Fantasy clone, as it's the same shape and very similar in design minus the gemstones - this is just a plain purple glass bottle with the perfume name written on the front in golden writing and Taylor Swift's name written underneath it in handwriting style font. The bottle has a chain around the lid, which is quite tacky looking in my opinion. The chain is golden and it has several charms attached to it including a bird and a bird cage. The lid itself is also golden and it has a raised pattern on it. I personally don't like the design of the bottle, at 21 i think it is a bit childish and it reminds me a bit of the Disney princess perfume bottles. I think a younger girl would really like it, although my mum said that she thought the bottle was pretty so some people might love it and some might hate it. ~*~ The Smell & My Opinion ~*~ I was expecting this perfume to smell very sweet and girly, almost overpoweringly so. I also thought that it would be a very young fragrance as well as generic. However, I was pleasantly surprised upon having a sniff - its actually really nice and not at all candy-like or overly sweet. It's not the most unique of perfumes, but the fragrance is nice. It's a fruity sort of smell with lots of different scents crammed into it - the fresh, summery smelling raspberry is the most prominent fragrance and the vanilla tones add some extra sweetness while the base notes of sandalwood and amber add a slightly more mature and warm edge, preventing it from smelling too sweet. There's also a slight hint of musk and peach, and I think that the scent is well balanced. I was surprised that this doesn't smell too young - I was expecting it to be best suited to say a typical twelve year olds taste in perfume (strong and sweet) but I think it has a nice mix of young and mature and it would suit a woman of any age. I actually got complimented on this today by one of my mums friends who must be around fifty and she said that she thought it smelt gorgeous. Although I do like the smell, it's nothing special and it doesn't really stand out from any of the other celeb perfumes available. Considering that Taylor describes this perfume as being full of her favourite scents and memories, there isn't any fragrance that stands out as being unusual or unique. I'm glad that the vanilla isn't too strong though as I have found that a lot of celeb perfumes are really vanillary which I'm not keen on at all. As for the lasting power, it's pretty good - I can usually still detect it after wearing it all day and it lingers subtly on clothing. ~*~ Overall ~*~ I'm quite impressed with this perfume as it doesn't smell like I expected it would. It's a nice, versatile fragrance but nothing special. It is affordable and I do like it but the tacky bottle design lets it down so I've knocked one star off. Four our of five stars.
"It's a line from my song 'Enchanted (...) I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home. I've always loved that line and that phrase, 'wonderstruck.' You don't hear it very often. So I just felt like if I ever got the chance to make a fragrance, which I've dreamed of doing since I was about 14 years old ... Ever since I wrote that song, I thought that would be the title. And I'd want to create a fragrance that smelled the way that word feels." Taylor Swift I've bought this eau de parfum a few months ago, and I really like it for daywear. I can really scent the berry notes, it's not overpowering and it lasts reasonably on my skin. The only negative point that I can think about it, is the cheap packaging. I've Got it in The Perfume Shop, and I got a free weekend bag with it (I love a good freebie).
Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck is a fragrance I have in the form of a small sample vial. I actually got this by sending away for it online (offer sadly expired I believe) but although I enjoy sampling different perfumes, I didn't expect much from this, just because of the celebrity link. I know that's very judgemental of me, but generally speaking celebrity perfumes don't appeal to me - although I have found some nice ones in the form of Katy Perry's Purr and the original Kate Moss scent. Another reservation was that Taylor Swift's target audience I would assume is teenagers and I'm in my late twenties, so I hoped this wouldn't be too young for me. I'll touch quickly on the bottle, as I think rightly or wrongly the bottle is quite an important factor in choosing a perfume (I'm shallow!). The bottle is purple in colour with a gold coloured embossed lid and a sort of charm bracelet effect draped around the neck. It's not really my sort of thing - I like something a bit more elegant and I would never have chosen this had I seen the bottle before smelling the perfume. The top notes of the scent are freesia, tea, raspberry, blackberry and apple blossom. I was surprised to read that it's raspberry, not strawberry which is what I thought I could smell. I was also surprised to read tea, but having just re-applied the fragrance as a reminder to myself for the purposes of this review, I can definitely smell the tea in there which gives a slightly deeper, muskier edge and takes away any sharpness from the fruit. Middle notes are vanilla, hibiscus and honeysuckle. I think the vanilla is the strongest with perhaps a hint of the honeysuckle coming through. The florals aren't strong here, the fruity scents are the dominant ones with the floral/sweet heart notes just adding a sort of background depth. The base notes are peach, amber, sandalwood and musk. I can detect peach and I think sandalwood, but these are quite subtle and I think the scent retains its fruitiness until the end. The staying power of this fragrance is very good. I applied it this morning at 5am before going to work and I'm typing this at 6pm and I could still smell it on my skin before I topped it up, just 10 minutes or so ago. I only have a small vial of this, but it has lasted me ages so far as only a dab of the scent on my wrist is needed per use, and I find that's strong enough for me. I'd say that this scent is suitable for all ages from teens to older women looking for something light and fruity. I usually tend to save fruity fragrances for the summer, but this is so nice I'd happily wear it all year round! That said, I do think it's a day time fragrance, I personally wouldn't wear it on a night out. Also, it very much reminds me of the Soap and Glory products, so if you like some of their original products like the Righteous Butter, Clean on Me or Calm One Calm All, then I would recommend this perfume to you. Having just looked this perfume up online I have found the following prices, but as with all fragrances, prices will vary depending on where you shop. 30ml - £18.46 - Cheapsmells.com 50ml - £25.91 - Amazon.co.uk 100ml - £30.94 - Cheapsmells.com Overall, I really don't think I could recommend this highly enough. It has to be said I'm not the biggest fan of the bottle and I was a little bit embarrassed to admit this was Taylor Swift when one of my colleagues asked what my perfume was this morning! That aside, it's a beautiful fragrance - light, fruity, innocent, uplifting and sweet and I have a very strong feeling that the full sized version will be making its way onto my dressing table soon!
I'm going to be honest and say that I really don't like any perfumes that are made by these "teen stars." I think that they don't take it seriously, because they know that they have a lot of fans that are willing to buy their perfume whether or not it smells good. So, at first I just kind of shrugged at Wonderstuck without really giving it a try. After a while I noticed that everyone was buying this perfume. Weather they were 15 or 25. So, I thought to myself I should really smell it for myself and see what the hype is all about. When I went to the Macy's counter and sniffed it, you can imagine my shock when actually I was amazed. It had a sweet, floral, kind of girly smell to it. What really shocked me about this perfume though was that it didn't smell like a 14 year old's room. It felt appropriate for adults in their early 20's also. Whats really great about this product its the price. It doesn't cost you over a $100 to buy. I only bought this perfume for about $50, and its definitely worth that price. It's not to overbearing, but it does have this fresh smell that's perfect for everyday use. Another plus to this perfume is that it lasts all day! One of the things that really bothered me about this product was the cheesy packaging. I know that Taylor Swift is all glitter and unicorns, but its really not my thing. If she had a bit more sophisticated packaging and bottle then I'd probably be head over heels over this perfume.
~*~*~ Taylor Swift - Wonderstruck ~*~*~ ~*~*~ What is it? ~*~*~ Wonderstruck is another celebrity endorsed fragrance, I really love the name and the bottle too is very pretty. It was released in 2011. The fragrance got it's name from the song Enchanted which of course is one of Taylor Swifts songs. ~*~*~ The Bottle ~*~*~ When it comes to perfumes I am all about the bottle! I initially choose a perfume by the bottle and sometimes this does not work out to be a great choice! Other times the fragrance is as good as the bottle and this is one of those times sort of! The bottle is really spectacular to look at, it is an enchanting pearly purple colour with golden writing and a golden lid and neck, around the bottle is a charming little charm set of a bursting star, a dove and a bird cage, it really is very pretty to look at and looks good on my dressing table. The bottle really is very pretty. ~*~*~ The Price ~*~*~ This is available online and also at Boots and Superdrug. Superdrugs prices are - 30ml - £18.99 50ml - £27.99 100ml - £29.59 I do feel that this is a bit on the expensive side for a celeb endorsed fragrance but the bottle makes the price worth it! The scent is good too, but as you can tell I am rather taken with the beauty of the bottle! ~*~*~ The Scent ~*~*~ The initial hit I got was a raspberry fruity hit, followed by a vanilla scent mingled with a nice aroma of peaches. I do like this scent. The notes of this scent are ~ Top Notes - Apple Blossom, Raspberry, Blackberry, Tea, Freesia. Middle Notes - Vanilla, Hibiscus, Honeysuckle. Base Notes - Musk, Peach, Amber, Sandalwood. So as you can see from the scents above this is a warm fruity scent. It is strange that the peach is so apparant to me as this is a base note and should therefore come through in the dry down at the end, yet after the initial berry hit I do get a soft vanilla yet peachy scent coming through, it may just be the way it wears on me, however I do like this scent and I like how it lasts. ~*~*~ Overall ~*~*~ As you can already tell, I am a fan of this fragrance. I love the scent and how they all mingle in a delicious way that I feel really suit me, what I don't like so much is that it doesn't seem to have a very good staying power, within three hours or so of wearing it, I can detect very little of the scent and feel the need for a re-spray. However it does last longer if I spritz it over my clothing, but I don't feel then that the scent reacts in the same way, it smells more floral and creamier that way, but it is still really good. I would recommend it for the beauty of the bottle alone but the scent is good too. Thanks for reading :o) x
"It's a line from my song 'Enchanted,' and the line says, 'I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home. I've always loved that line and that phrase, 'wonderstruck.' You don't hear it very often. So I just felt like if I ever got the chance to make a fragrance, which I've dreamed of doing since I was about 14 years old ... Ever since I wrote that song, I thought that would be the title. And I'd want to create a fragrance that smelled the way that word feels." *** I think that most berry notes tend to smell similar when used in perfumes, so I give bonus points to WONDERSTRUCK right away, as it uses slightly more distinctive notes of raspberry. Though after having said that, I wonder if dewberry the same as blackberry? Because that is what I think is actually alongside the raspberry. After the berries the peach is the next strongest fruit - which surprised me as it's meant to be a base note, yet it develops soon after being applied to skin. The soft vanilla is present through all of the fragrance, with adds a creamy sweetness and warmth to the mix. The heart of WONDERSTUCK is meant to contain thirteen different floral notes as thirteen is meant to be Swift's lucky number, but the tea note develops in under ten minutes and is stronger then most of the floral notes, so hides nearly all of them. I can separate the listed honeysuckle, and sometimes I also pick up on a light hint of the hibiscus, but can't begin to guess at anything else - it all becomes one long powdered note underneath the tea. The tea is the only note that is really able to stand out from the fruits and vanilla. This is definitely a fruity perfume. There is no strong indication between the heart notes and the base, thanks to the constant trickle of raspberry, peach and vanilla. The sandalwood and musk are mingled closely together so it is a warm and creamy mix - nice, but it is a blend that is used in many fragrances today. The lingering tea note does give WONDERSTRUCK a bit more umph, but I was still disappointed by how linear the blend seemed on me. Scent notes: Raspberry, dewberry, green tea, freesia, apple blossom, vanilla, honeysuckle, white hibiscus, amber, musk and sandalwood. *** WONDERSTRUCK is richer with the fruits then it is with the florals, so the lasting power is good but not great: I can still detect berries, creamy vanilla and sandalwood four to five hours after first applying the perfume, but it is close to the skin. I think that this is nice for daywear - I mainly used it as casual wear, but would occasionally wear it for work. Some people may think that it's too sweet for work [even I didn't feel very comfortable], but as it's non-invasive it won't bother your colleagues. As it's mild and not very long lasting I did think of it as too gentle for evening wear, but if you don't wear perfume whilst out for a statement and to be noticed then I think WONDERSTRUCK is perfectly adaptable. WONDERSTRUCK was released in America this time last year, which is when I bought a bottle [it was the bottle design that sold me], so I've had the chance to wear it during every season - this is a winner in the wearability stakes. In the spring/summer I found that the fruits and tea were refreshing and didn't seem so sweet, whilst in autumn/winter the vanilla and wood seemed stronger and added warmth and boasted the sweetness of the fruits. Although I think WONDERSTRUCK is pleasant, very wearable and wears quite well for the price, I won't be replacing my bottle. I don't really regret buying it, but after a year I have to admit that I've become bored with it, as there is nothing unique about it and the fragrance is a bit too linear for my tastes. I don't like putting perfumes into different age groups, but I have to admit that this does seem rather youthful. There's nothing wrong with that, but I personally didn't feel very confident wearing it. I think that I'm going to pass my bottle on to someone else. Lots of people compare this to either Britney Spears Fantasy or Midnight Fantasy [also Elizabeth Arden releases], but I don't get the comparisons at all. I'd say this is more along the lines of a Harajuku Lovers release; Music. The first flanker for WONDERSTRUCK has already been released in America, but no word on it getting released over here yet. Wonderstruck Enchanted is a oriental - gourmand. It opens with notes of wild berries, pink poppy and passion fruit. Heart notes include peony blossoms, sugar-glazed champaca petals and white freesia. White musk, hypnotic vanilla and blonde woods are the main base notes. *** 30ml - £20 50ml - £29 100ml - £38 It's that time of year again - Christmas gift set time! This year WONDERSTRUCK has a gift set containing both a 30ml bottle and a 5ml bottle of EDP, plus a 50ml tube of perfumed body lotion.
Review of Wonderstruck Taylor Swift Eau de Parfum I always say that I never win anything and was born under an unlucky star. This year has proved me wrong though as I have won several rather nice prizes including a beauty hamper and a £50 voucher to spend on shoes. I attended a local coffee morning held for Cancer Awareness recently, it is a yearly event in my area and I always try to attend. I bought a couple of tombola tickets during the morning and quite expected to win either nothing or a tin of baked beans, as is the norm for me. To my absolute amazement, I won this bottle of fragrance! ==The Fragrance== I don't actually go for celebrity endorsed fragrances that often and to be perfectly honest I didn't even know who Taylor Swift was until I asked my 13 year old granddaughter! However my ignorance of modern singers does not detract from my perfume! According to the blurb on the back of the box, Wonderstruck was created for Taylor Swift by perfumer Olivier Gillotin of Givaudan. Wonderstruck is presented in a beautifully over the top bottle and this in turn is in a pretty purple and gold cardboard box. The colour of the glass bottle is a rich deep purple, which is embellished with a gold coloured font. The gold coloured lid is enhanced with a chain bedecked with little charms. My granddaughter has already purloined this! The bottle is a pretty shape too, it is vaguely egg shaped with a flattened base which means it sits securely on a flat surface. Wonderstruck is an interesting fragrance in my opinion, at first sniff it is a floral, fruity scent with a slightly mossy background, but it soon matures into something more sensual and sophisticated. The fragrance top notes are Freesia, Green Tea, Apple Blossom, Raspberry, and Dewberry. The heart notes are White Hibiscus, Honeysuckle, Mimosa Flowers and Vanilla. The deeper base notes are Amber, Sandalwood, Musk, and Peach. I have always favoured fragrances with an amber/sandalwood/musk base, so no wonder I like this! The fragrance has an easy 'push to spray' mechanism which works well, allowing just the right amount of fragrance to escape when depressed. I have noticed no problems with this. Being an Eau de Parfum as opposed to an Eau de Toilette, this fragrance has a pretty good staying power. On my skin, it lasts for a good 4 or 5 hours and even the following day I can still detect it on the clothing I have worn the previous day. As with all fragrances, staying power is a personal thing as everyone's skin is different and as a result fragrances can vary in both scent and lasting abilities. This is why it is always best to try a fragrance sample in store before buying. I think this fragrance is a good all-rounder in that it could be worn both during the day and for evenings. ==Price and Availability== As mentioned, I won this fragrance so did not purchase it myself. I have looked on line for pricing information and have discovered that the size I have (50ml) is available in High Street stores such as Boots for around £29.00 and from various on line retailers at similar prices. The Wonderstruck fragrance is also available in a smaller 30ml size at around £20.00 and as an Eau de Toilette which is cheaper. Boots also stock Wonderstruck gift sets with fragrances and body lotion for around £20-£25. ==My Thoughts and Conclusion== For a fragrance that I didn't really hold out a great deal of hope for, this has surprised me. I fully appreciate that it was designed to appeal to the younger end of the fragrance market, but I am enjoying using it even though I am in my 50's. The design of the packaging is pretty, feminine and modern while the fragrance is a fairly traditional scent with a modern twist. The fruity floral is a delightful scent and the rich heady amber and sandalwood base notes give a really deep fragrance hit to the wearer's nose. It is one of those fragrances that I feel one needs to take care not to overdo, as it could easily become overpowering. I consider this fragrance to be a really lovely scent and a far nicer prize than a tin of beans! Seriously, I think Wonderstruck would appeal to all age ranges and might make a good Christmas gift for a fan of Taylor Swift. Incidentally, I still haven't heard this singers music, but I love her fragrance and am happy to award it a 5* rating. I would recommend this fragrance to others. Thank you for reading ©brittle1906 October 2012. N.B. My reviews may appear on other sites under the same user name.