Product Type: Ted Baker fragrances
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Ted Baker W Eau de Toilette
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Ted Baker W Eau de Toilette
Advantages: The packaging is sweet
Disadvantages: The strong smell, the price is too high
I was given Ted Baker W Eau de Toilette as a gift by my auntie two Christmases ago. I have said before that I am easy to buy perfume before as generally, most smells tend to suit my skin. This perfume was part of a gift set that included a body lotion and a shower gel and it was presented in a very nice presentation box.
Ted Baker W Eau de Toilette is a gentle, sophisticated fragrance created for the modern woman. It come sin an architect inspired symmetrical glass triangular bottle.
*About the Product*
Ted Baker W opens with a lush wet fig leaf accord, white peony and African violet. The middle notes are a fruit fusion of pink orchid, cassis and raspberry. Underneath, the base notes are a smooth combination of Cedar and Vanilla.
*Price and Availability*
Ted Baker W can be bought from a variety of different shops including Boots, The Perfume Shop and House of Fraser. You will also find it in Ted Baker stores. Additionally, it is available to buy online from www.boots.com if you prefer to buy perfume via the internet.
You can buy this perfume in 3 different size bottles. The prices for these average at around:
- 30ml bottle: £25
- 50ml bottle: £35
- 90ml bottle: £45
I actually thought that although Ted Baker is a well recognised brand for clothes, the perfume was priced as little too high. I felt it was too expensive as Ted Baker are not renowned for their perfume therefore they were pushing their luck a little with their prices. I guess this means I should be thanking my auntie even more now for spending so much money!
The packaging: The bottle shape is a triangle shaped glass bottle. It is also quite thick. The glass of this bottle is clear however the perfume is pink therefore initially this is the colour that the bottle appears until you start using it. The transparency of this bottle enables you to see the amount of perfume in the bottle all of the time.
The lid of this bottle is a clear with a slight shimmering pink, triangle shaped lid which easily pulls on and off of the bottle. On the whole, the style of this packaging is quite simple, effective yet not outstanding. I wasn't blown away by it; it was just nice.
The smell: Floral and feminine are definitely two key words that I would use to describe this perfume. It is an extremely strong scent which lasts for hours before settling. The combination of the floral and fruity scents in this perfume is strange in my opinion. There is something about the smell that just doesn't quite work for me. It is just too sweet and the violet aroma was too much.
Considering the fact that the fragrance is an Eau de Toliette, weaker than a parfum, I was surprised at its unbelievably powerful smell. It was actually so strong that on many occasions that I wore it, I would end up with a headache just hours after application, not a particularly desirable attribute.
The one other thing that bothers me regarding the smell of this perfume is that it somehow evolved over time and eventually smelt a little bit off. Perhaps this is because I have had the perfume for too long but I have never had this problem with any other perfumes before.
Staying power: As this perfume is very strong its staying power is fairly good (or not good as it is so strong and long lasting that it gives you a headache). When sprayed it lasts strongly for at least 7 or 8 hours without really fading in scent at all but after this the smell fades quite a lot (thankfully).
How many squirts of the perfume are required? Just one or two squirts of this perfume are necessary. If you spray anymore than this, you will smell like you have bathed it in. Two squirts of this perfume will easily last you 7-8 hours before it gets towards the end of the day, and the smell drops off significantly.
Longevity of the product: I have a 30ml bottle of this perfume. I am always alternating the perfumes that I have as I own quite a lot but this one now often gets skipped as I have so many other nice ones that I prefer. I have had this bottle for almost 3 years and I still have half of the bottle left and I very much doubt that I will get to the end of the bottle.
*Would I Recommend This Perfume?*
Ted Baker W Eau de Toilette is a perfume that I would suggest only to those that like strong and powerful fragrances. This one certainly isn't what you are searching for, should you desire a light, refreshing aroma.
This perfume certainly won't be to everyone's taste, it certainly isn't to mine. I don't think that age plays a part in whether or not you will like this perfume, but if you are a fan of floral, fruity smells that are on the stronger side then this perfume may well be for you.
I personally wouldn't recommend this perfume, not just for the reason that I don't particularly like it, but because I believe you can get one that is nicer for the same value.
Overall, I would say that I didn't think too much of this perfume. Ted Baker W, Eau de Toilette is definitely overpriced with an sickly sweet smell that is overly strong and ends up giving you headaches. Would I buy it again? Well I didn't by this in the first place as it was a gift and I am very grateful to my aunt for that but they is absolutely no chance on this earth that I will be spending my own money on Ted Baker W Eau de Toilette.
Summary: An overpriced and not great smelling perfume
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