As anyone who reads my reviews now knows I'm totally addicted to perfumes!
I recently wrote a review detailing how an ex partner of mine was a total metro-man spending most of his 'quality time' browsing in Boots and buying anything and everything and he constantly treated me and surprised me all the time with all sorts of stuff. Hence this review of Ted Baker Woman Eau De Toilette.
He'd been to Boots and got himself some aftershave and thought he should treat me as well and bought me the gift set with this in it, shower gel and the body lotion! Not bad eh! lol
What The Product Says About Itself....
As with the Ted Baker woman herself, layers of personality make up this fragrance. The overall effect is light, fresh and easy to wear with a lasting impression. Sensational!
My perfume is the 50ml frosted glass bottle with a light blue velvet cover around it's centre with holes in it. Silver Sprayer and a silver lid with engraved branding on the top. Small black writing on the front of the bottle saying Ted Baker, London on the front.
It's an ok bottle if not a little butch and clumsy. I do love fancy bottles with lots of detail on them in which look pretty and girly on my dressing table. This is a bit plain for my liking and just by it's appearance, first time I saw it I knew it was going to be a daytime fragrance!
The Fragrance Properties....
Bergamot, Tangerine, Lemon, Apple, Peach, Rum, Jasmine, Freesia, Lily, Ylang-Ylang, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Vetiver, Musk.
I don't know if anyone remembers a fragrance called Smitty? It reminds of that on first sniff! Anyhow if you don't what I mean, I'm saying that on first spray it does smell rather old fashioned and strong and dare I say cheap! I do like the fact that one squirt is enough for an arm so 5 squirts and your done kind of thing, its very measured and it lasts ages in the bottle.
To my nose, (I'm sat here wearing it) I can't smell any of the ingredients mentioned apart from Jasmine and an undertone of Musk. It smells very sweet and girly and although it's very layered still remains very light and airy. It calms down almost immediately on contact with the skin and settles down. Once it's calmed down it really is very pretty indeed and underrated because if you you were to try it on and judge it immediately I'm sure you wouldn't like it! Give it a few minutes and then decide!
It's not that long lasting on the skin, I would like say about 4 hours and therefore I have it down as a daytime fragrance.
Its not in your face, it doesn't scream 'I'm here' and neither does it make a statement. I've never had anyone comment on it, apart from the ex who bought it. However no one has turned their nose up and said what the hell you ponging of?!
I like it. I feel its a nice, fresh, clean, unoffensive whiff. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it but I wouldn't not use it if someone bought it for me. I don't think anyone could hate it so if you need to buy a gift for a woman say in her 30's this is a good choice and after all it is Ted Baker lol
A Couple of prices for you....
Ted Baker Woman 50 ml Eau De Toilette £25.00 Boots
100ml £35.00 Boots
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
A fresh sparkling top note of citrus with a multi-faceted heart of floral and spice whilst the base note is a voluptuous dry down with warm sensual undertones / The overall effect is light and fresh /