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The Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Girl Eau de Toilette is available for GBP 30.00.
The Eau de Toilette is described as follows. "Tommy Girl by Tommy Hilfiger is a floral, fruity fragrance for women. Tommy Girl portrays today's young woman: lively, independent and natural. Fresh top notes are black currant, camelia, mandarin orange and apple tree blossom; young, energizing middle notes are honeysuckle, lily, violet, mint, grapefruit, citruses and rose. The sensual base note is created with magnolia, rose, sandalwood, jasmine and cedarwood."
The fragrance notes may be a floral-fruity "pink" fragrance expect more surprised I was almost biting citrus notes, which rose after the first spraying me in the nose. The ferocity of the opener flies but quite fast, but the citrus notes over many hours is so present that it is difficult for me, with his description of the fragrance to give the manufacturer as "flowery" law - rose, violet and jasmine I perceive though, they but for my nose anything but character essential for the fragrance. For me he is a citrusy-fresh scent with Sauber for an eau de toilette incredibly good durability (especially in this scent, I know a few perfumes with as much perseverance). The scent does not change during this time great, is only a little softer. A Masterpiece I smell here honestly do not, however, a very pleasing fragrance that refreshes and never offend. Those who like to smell clean and citrusy-dynamically here gets an absolute test recommendation from me. Tommy Girl is a stimulant in the morning - because he is not sugared, I find him very acceptable also for women who have already celebrated their anniversary so many teenage years.
As others remarked, I too was astonished to be keen on this... straightforward, cheap and thoroughly out of my stiyle... tender, clean, tame aroma I can wear anyplace ... it is amusing to be "out of my skin" while wearing it... Eau de Prep is zesty without being extraordinary or confused...
Since wearing this very much a couple times, I must say that I can see why a few individuals are baffled and/or firmly despise it. It is very "crude" aroma as it were, not the most refined or most tasteful one. It's a touch like a presumptuous and self-assured young lady in her 20's not apprehensive about communicating her conclusions firmly and supposing she as of now has a considerable amount of involvement in life however who still has a long way to go. However, despite the fact that, I like it. It's not a genuine fragrance and I like the fun loving impression of it.
I attempted it today and promptly became hopelessly enamored, which was extremely shocking. I verging on avoided this on the grounds that I don't care for the jug at all and it expressed in the short depiction that its planned to "young ladies" which means high schoolers in my psyche.
At first its all that much about green pieces of fruit and at this stage I thought "gee golly, excessively juvenile", yet fortunately I wasn't right, on the grounds that then it turns a touch fiery and winds up exceptionally calming, somewhat sweet aroma however not exhausting at all despite the fact that its not confused. Doesn't smell as well "old" or as well "youthful", I think.
On my skin its exceptionally least flower however, yet from my perspective that is not a terrible thing since I'm not a major aficionado of customary florals.
A few things come to mind when smelling this. Spending time in the garden on a perfect summer day. Laundry drying in the crisp breeze. Sitting on a sun porch with a cup of coffee, watching the rain. Tommy Girl is clean, fresh and an uplifting fragrance that is ideal for the summer season and during the day. I found that I didn't warm to this straight away: it smelt pungent and quite overpowering, sort of like it didn't know where to go or which notes to release first. But it's become a bit of a staple between me and my sisters now, and we always make sure we're stocked up on it. It is regularly on for £16.99 in Boots for a 100ml bottle and it's apparently a huge saving because it has a recommended retail price of £50.55, so it's great value for money. I have a pretty good sense of smell (thank you mother) and its notes are as follows:
Top: blackcurrant, camelia and orange blossom
Middle (heart): Lemon, honeysuckle, grapefruit, mint, rose, lily and violet
Base: sandalwood, jasmine and magnolia
Of these I find that the most prominent notes are that of the lemon, honeysuckle and rose, and the least noticeable notes are the sandalwood, violet and blackcurrant. Overall it has a refreshing citrus and white floral scent that is synonymous with an early, crisp spring or the lazy summer nights. Its longevity is surprisingly long-lasting, whilst its sillage is moderate: you wouldn't really notice somebody was wearing it unless they were of close proximity of you. It is a perfume that I would highly recommend to many people, having done so to the majority of my friends. Perhaps, if it is not cheeky of me to say, it is more suited for younger women? It does not have that elegance (such as Cinema by YSL) and spiciness which exudes glamour, but rather, it has a fragrance that you could equate with the girl next door.
Tommy Girl was the first perfume I ever owned and was a very popular perfume in the '90's. My first bottle was a gift for my birthday in my early teens and I have continued to use this perfume on and off for the last 12 years.
Tommy Girl is made by the brand Tommy Hilfiger a well loved American brand, it describes itself as: 'It's classic American cool - timeless, preppy Americana, updated, re-imagined and always changing.' I would say the description sums up the brand nicely with it's focus on preppy, American style.
Tommy Girl is described by the brand as: 'Tommy Girl by Tommy Hilfiger is a floral, fruity fragrance for women. Tommy Girl portrays today's young woman: lively, independent and natural.' I would say that the description sums up the fragrance well, it is designed for young women with a mix of fruity and floral notes. I remember when I received my first bottle all those years ago I felt very grown up, in my friendship group almost a rite of passage to receive your first bottle of Tommy Girl as everyone wore the fragrance at the time.
Tommy Girl is one of the cheapest perfumes around, I think the fact it has been around for so many years and has become quite a dated fragrance has pushed the price down further. There are 2 size bottles available a smaller 30ml bottle and a larger 100ml bottle. I have found that the prices vary wildly, it can be as high as £30 directly from Tommy Hilfiger, or as cheap as £16.99 for the 100ml version. A lot of places sell Tommy Girl, including supermarkets where the fragrance can be picked up for very little money. I once bought the 30ml version from Superdrug for £5 and this perfume is often on offer at Boots and Superdrug so it's good to wait and see if any deals come up.
Aside from high street store and supermarkets you can buy this perfume online from places such as Amazon, The Perfume Shop and The Fragrance Shop, the online prices are very good and I would not hesitate to purchase this fragrance online.
The packaging, is fresh and clean looking, the perfume comes in a white box with the Tommy Hilfiger logo on the top. All the writing is embossed in silver with the words 'tommy girl' written on the front, the lower case font of Tommy Girls gives a casual, youthful feel about the fragrance.
The perfume comes in a glass bottle, I consider the bottle to be quite iconic looking, but perhaps that's just because i remember it so well from my teens. I like the fact the bottle is made out of glass, it gives the perfume a more expensive feel. the bottle is triangular in shape with 3 walls of glass and a silver lid. Whilst it is handy that the perfume bottle has a lid, I would avoid travelling with a bottle of Tommy Girl incase the glass bottle smashed in my bag.
Tommy describe the fragrance as:
Fresh top notes are black currant, camelia, mandarin orange and apple tree blossom; young, energizing middle notes are honeysuckle, lily, violet, mint, grapefruit, citruses and rose. The sensual base note is created with magnolia, rose, sandalwood, jasmine and cedarwood.
I find the smell youthful and fresh, it smells fruity and floral without being sickly sweet. I can definitely pick out the grapefruit and orange tones with a slight minty edge along with the floral scents of rose and violet. I like the fact it is a feminine fragrance and to me the scent is very clean and fresh. This is an everyday fresh fragrance that is completely inoffensive and would be work/school appropriate as it does not have a heavy or overpowering smell.
I really love this perfume, it remind me of my youth and whilst it's not my favourite perfume any more it will always be one the I repurchase due to the low price point and the memories evoked by smelling it.
Dusting the tops of my perfume bottles over the weekend, I came across a bottle of Tommy Girl, the contents of which I hadn't worn for a few years. I have fond memories of this perfume, the bottle having been given to me when I was a young teen due to my best friend at the time being an avid wearer and me, always thinking that she smelt lovely. Now, a decade later, the same bottle has been in my collection ever since and its sturdy glass bottle has survived five house moves and quite a few other events along the way. Picking the bottle up, it still looked as good as it did when I first received it as a gift, however I did worry that time might have affected the sweet fragrance inside, especially having sampled a squirt at Gatwick airport a few weeks back. However, after a couple of squirts and given a few minutes for the slightly alcohol smell to fade, I was pleasantly surprised at the way in which the scent has stood the test of time and still smells exactly the same as I remembered it.
As I remember it, my perfume did originally come packaged in a white box with the red, white and blue Tommy Hilfiger logo being stamped on the front. This was my first proper perfume as a teen and therefore I still remember it fondly, however alas I seem to have lost the box over the years. I have 100ml of perfume and this comes packaged in a translucent glass bottle with "tommy girl" inscribed on the front. The bottle is triangular prism shaped and is capped with a shiny silver lid with the Tommy Hilfiger logo imprinted on it. What I like about this perfume bottle is the simplicity of the design and the way in which it is so sturdy and solid in construction. The silver lid clips easily off the applicator spritzer revealing an equally sturdy nozzle with which to spray the perfume. Inside the bottle, the liquid is a very pale lemon in colour which is a good indicator of the citrus scents within.
What began as a love affair over a decade ago, is still equally as present today. The Tommy Girl scent contains floral notes including camellia flower, apple blossom, honey suckle, violet and Cherokee rose. In addition the mandarin and tangerine notes add a touch of zing to the otherwise quite floral fragrance. In my opinion, when first sprayed the citrus notes are very detectable in the scent of this perfume, however over the course of the day the scent softens and the soft and feminine floral notes become more apparent. The fragrance is light and girly and makes it perfect for everyday wear in my opinion. Now in my mid twenties, I can understand why this scent is called "Tommy Girl" because in my mind it encapsulates the bright freshness and sweet scent that is so true of a teenage girl starting out in life. The freshness of this scent means that it stands out in a crowded room, although not in a heavy and musky kind of way and in my mind the notes within this fragrance make this perfume young and fresh and perfect for a long summer day.
As the above will demonstrate, I do love this fragrance and as I spray it onto my wrists it does evoke a lot of happy memories for me. This is a scent which I enjoy wearing and one which I feel is particularly suitable for a teenage user as well as for a grown woman. The scent being young and fresh is a happy change to my usual more musky perfumes and I like the way that it makes me feel during the day, the citrus notes being a perfect wake up. This scent lasts all day, and the steady changes that occur as the citrus notes fade and the floral ones come to the surface is a nice transition as the day unfolds. All in all this is a lovely perfume and one which I would recommend.
~Price and Availability~
Although I cannot for the life of me remember how much this perfume cost when I was given it all those years ago, a quick look online reveals that it can be bought for £14.99 for 30ml from the Perfume Shop or £44 for 100ml from Amazon. This makes the price pretty standard compared to other perfumes around in my opinion and one which is well worth paying for such a sweet scent.
All in all this is a lovely perfume and one which I feel is perfect for both young and older users. As a result of my comments this product will be scoring an excellent five stars from me.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
In my late teens, my other half used to wear Tommy so when he went on a lads holiday abroad, he brought me a bottle of Tommy Girl back and for a good few years, this was one of my favourite fragrances.
The perfume is widely available; I have also spotted in places such as Home Bargains & Wilkos. It come sin several different sizes; 30ml, 50ml, 75ml and 100ml with the 30ml being the most common, the price is always reasonable too, because this was first launched in the mid 90's it is normally heavily discounted.
The fragrance comes in a clear glass bottle which is shaped a like a curved upside down triangle with Tommy Girl written on the front. The lid is silver with Hilfiger running around the base.
According to Basenotes.com, the fragrance is as follows:
Top notes - Camellia Flowers, Apple Blossoms, Blackcurrant, Mandarin, Tangerine
Middle Notes - Grapefruit, Citrus Orchards, Crisp Green Notes, Honeysuckle, Butterfly Violets
Base Notes - Desert Jasmin, Cherokee Rose, Magnolia Petals, Dakota Lilies, Cedar, Sandalwood, Wild Heather
With both the top and middle notes predominantly being fruit, when you first spray, the juicy fruity aroma hits you straight away but I do find it difficult to pick out exactly what element is most dominant. After a short while, the fragrance starts to 'calm down' and the mandarin, orchards start to dominate through, on top of the base of sandalwood and lilies.
What I will say, is you don't need to spray a lot of this, I remember when I first had it, it made me feel sick because I had sprayed too much on and had to go and splash some water on my wrist and neck to try and wash the fragrance away. The positive side of this is that when I used to wear on a night out, I didn't need to plaster it on like I would my other fragrances.
Although as time passed, I moved onto different fragrances, occasionally, I would still wear this. I used to get mixed reviews from people about the fragrance, some people would comment how nice I smelt or ask what I was wearing, however once my dad told me I smelt like I was wearing fly spray (as you can imaging, I haven't worn it much since then!)
Overall, I like the fragrance, it's a good price and availability is great but I would definitely describe it as a young fragrance so I wouldn't buy it now, therefore I would give 4 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
This perfume is great for younger people I would say.
It smells young and as a great fruity scent, I wear it everyday and as strange as it sounds I feel confident when I wear it as I know how great it smells.
Like I said earlier it has a great fruity scent, although if too much is put on it can be overpowering and admittedly gives me a bit of a headache, so I have to be careful with how much I put on.
However, that is more personal clumsyness rather than a problem with the actual product.
It is very reasonably priced. Also a lot of the time I buy it, it's on offer, so usually make great savings, which is always a bonus.
It is also priced well considering how much you get in the bottle, I could buy a 30ml bottle for £24.
However, if you are looking for a beautifully, intricate bottle and packaging, you will not get it with this product, so not as glamorous as some high end products. The other downside is I find it quite difficult to find in some stores (not everywhere has it). But otherwise it is a fabulous product!
Oh, oh, oh, I love this fragrance so much.
I first tried this when I was 13 years old and my boyfriend at the time went away with the school for a weekend to France or somewhere! This was part of my presents that he brought me back.... Apart from the fabby presents he was the worst boyfriend ever lol!
I remember opening up the gift wrap and seeing this white, quite plain looking box. At the time Tommy Hilfigure clothing was really popular (expecially the fake stuff lol!) so I had a vague idea of what the purfume was but in all fairness I wasn't really at the time into perfumes to be honest and just used whatever my mother bought me!
So I opened up the box and found a really big triangular sort of shaped glass bottle. I clearly remember the bottle being frosted not like the clear glass one's now. It had a fair weight to it and looked quite an expensive perfume, the silver lid popped off with a quick pull and I squirted a little onto my wrist to smell it...... I can clearly remember falling in love with the scent there and then!
I liberally sprayed loads of it everywhere (yes, probably way too much) but then had a panic about it running out, so I gave it back to him and told him to keep it until I was going home later, no way was I letting the girls waste my fab new perfume!
That bottle actually lasted me quite a while, and since then I have had a bottle of this at least once every year, sometimes twice.
The latest bottle I had was for Valentines day, it is a 100ml bottle and my hubby paid just £15 for it from Superdrug. It is currently on offer again at the price of £17.99 rather than the usual £29.99 RRP.
So, we have the packaging pretty much explained, White box, with the typical Tommy Hilfigure design on the front and Tommy Girl written in Silver.
The bottle again has been more or less explained, Clear glass, shaped like a short fat toblerone (best way I can explain) kind of triangular in shape, on top of the bottle is a silver shiny lid, the bottle is easy to hold and has a typical press down spray nozzle.
Through the bottle you can clearly see the liquid inside which is an off clear (it's opaque) colour, if it was white, the colour would be off white lol!
The scent is very girly, sweet and fruity. The top notes of this spray are blended with blackcurrant, apple, tangerine, mandarin and spearmint making it a light yet sweet and fruity scent that hit's you first, under that you get notes of heather, honeysuckle, violet, rose, magnolia, jasmine, lily, sandalwood and cedarwood that blend together to give a more mellow after scent and this is what lingers and sticks around.
The lasting power is excellent, I can spray it once before I go out on a night out and even when I wake in the morning it is the only thing about me that is still good lol!
The hair and make-up may be wrecked and gone but the scent is still as good as the night before.
I use it on a daily basis as I feel it is a light enough spray to not be too overpowering and I think this is a scent that suits me.
It comes in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml and the prices start from around £10 - £15 as it can usually be found on offer.
I like to experiment a lot with perfumes and fragrances and, as such I have a drawer full of different perfume bottles that I have collected over the months and years. Some have been successful purchases, others less so. One bottle that I always have as a constant and will replace if I run out is Tommy Girl by Tommy Hilfiger.
It is a scent that I discovered as a teenager and haven't been without since. This is rare for me as my tastes have changed dramatically and I have grown out of other fragrances that I once liked, but not this one.
The bottle is a pretty simple design, made of thick glass with a silver pull of cap and silver pump spray. The bottle comes in a fairly plain white box with 'tommy girl' in silver writing and the Tommy Hilfiger symbol on. The simplicity of the design of the box and the bottle does not detract from the perfume in anyway - usually I love a bit of creative packaging and uniquely designed bottles, but it doesn't matter to me here.
The scent itself is quite light and refreshing. It is described as a floral scent, which I usually am not too fond of, but to me it isn't overly floral. It is a very distinctive scent, which I would say is a little fruity as well as floral - maybe due to the top notes including blackcurrant and mandarin together with spearmint (the inclusion of this surprised me as I would never have guessed this nor have expected to find it as a note in any perfume!). Middle notes are cedar, apple blossom and jasmine and the base of the fragrance is: violets, oakmoss and sandalwood. The perfume doesn't have the smokiness that I usually associate with sandalwood and is very much a perfume that I would recommend for daywear. It is a fragrance that I would say appeals more to younger people, but I still have a soft spot for it and don't feel uncomfortable wearing it.
The fragrance lasts several hours after application and I would say that it doesn't change much as the day passes. Some perfumes seem to change scent completely as they wear off, but this one seems to very much keep the same fragrance throughout wear. It's not the longest lasting perfume I own, but it will more or less last a day at work, which isn't bad going. I also spray a little bit more of this on me than I do with most perfumes, partly because the fragrance is light enough that I'm not worried about overkill but also partly due to the fact that it doesn't last for hours and hours. Therefore, I do tend to get through a bottle a little quicker than others - but this is just personal preference.
A 100ml bottle can currently be bought for around £45, although you may be able to find it a little cheaper than this online. I do think that this is quite a lot to pay and would definitely recommend that you try before you buy at this price as the fragrance will not be to everyone's taste. However, it is not a fragrance that I have ever got bored with and I would definitely recommend it - particularly if you are looking for a gift for a young(ish!) female.
Tommy Hilfiger was born in New York. His career began in 1969 with selling jeans and
soon expanded the range to include other clothes and also perfumes.
The Tommy Hilfiger fragrance line is quite small in comparrison with other top brands. There is a few scents for men but the main focus on ladies perfume of which there is True Gold, Loud, Dreaming and Tommy Girl.
Tommy Girl was released in 1996 and came out alongside Tommy. Tommy Girl is a cologne and is described as being refreshing, energetic and spirited based on the different fragrance notes it is produced with. Tommy Girl is inspired by the American landscape due to the wildflowers it presents with.
The clear glass bottle takes form in a curvy, triangular shape with Tommy Girl etched onto the front. A large silver lid adopts a circular part at the top with Tommy Hilfiger running around it. Underneath the lid, reveals a tall, silver spray head. The box holding the bottle is shiny white with the Tommy Hilfiger logo and silver writing.
Tommy Girl has been created using 3 sets of fragrance notes which make up the initial scent, the heart of the scent and the final trace of scent on the skin.
*Top notes - blackcurrant flowers, mandarin orange, apple tree blossom and camelia
*Heart notes - lily, violet, grapefruit, mint, citrus, rose, green leaves and honeysuckle
*Base notes - leather, sandalwood, cedar, jasmine and magnolia
~~~Availability and Price~~~
Despite being released 15yrs ago, Tommy Girl is still widely available in various sizes from 30ml - 100ml. Current prices are as follows :
www.escentual.com - £12.71/£32.00/£45.50
Boots - £12.25 30ml only
www.amazon.co.uk - £11.55/£23.92/£38.99
My perfume obsession began at a young age - well when I became a teenager really! My parents always took me abroad to Spain and Mum would drag me around all of the perfume shops and duty free shops sourcing out the cheapest deals for my Nana. I became obsessed with all the different bottles and smells and so the collection began. I always took spending money with me and if I had any left on the way back, it was always a bottle of Tommy Girl I bought.
Having not been on holiday (except with the college) in a good few years now, I sort of forgot about this cologne, much preferring Gucci, Dior and Chanel perfumes. Whilst browsing on ebay a few months ago, I came across a lightly used, bottle of Tommy Girl and my heart flipped. I got in to bid on the last few seconds and snapped my bottle up for under a fiver...bargain! Its a cheap perfume at the best of times but I wanted to check that it still suited me. The bottle itself is pretty plain and inoffensive..it certainly won't win any style awards but its what is inside that really counts.
~~~Memories of Majorca~~~
Spraying this cologne onto my neck and wrists, memories of my holidays and airports came flooding back..good memories mind you! A few years ago, I would have named this as my signature scent being a young teenager and all I would be able to comment is that I liked the scent. Now though, I can pick up on certain notes used and give more of an opinion. My sister says I do it with everything and comments that I have my "review head" on! So 10years from the first time I tried this..have my views changed?
Tommy Girl makes a unique impression from the first spray. It is like no other scent I have tried in the past and hasn't changed over the years. There is alot going on with this scent from the get go. It is a tad confusing to begin with blasting lots of different notes at me which is rather off putting as the strength is a bit too much. Gradually, a more appealing aroma emerges inviting my senses to appreciate a vibrant, engaging blend of sharp sweetness from the mandarin orange and soft undertones of florals..unusual but works very well.
The main body of Tommy Girls excells in terms of strength. The heart offers so many different notes that it may be rather confusing if they mixed all together. I notice that the heart develops as it sits on my skin. It brings subtle floral notes to a distinct, fresh level with the green leaves, much like the way bergamot does. Later on, the scent changes and brings a citrus zingy undertone and a clean sweep of minty freshness. The heart is consistent and remains on my skin for a good 3-4hrs before reducing to reveal the base.
The final scent that Tommy Girl leaves on my skin is different to many base blends. It has a manly, musky and woody undertone about it which I believe is down to the leather and cedar infusing together. Thankfully the sandalwood and jasmine take priority ensuring the scent remains light and feminine. The scent sits close to my skin for a further 3hours before completely disappearing. It doesn't even stay put on my scarf or jacket.
~~~Suitability, Conclusion and Recommendation~~~
Tommy Girl is certainly a young fragrance which does suit the younger market (teenagers/early 20s). Its quite heavy and unique and would suit casual events during the day or early evening. Not one you could where for dinner or when in close contact with anyone through fear of overpowering them! I still like it and years ago, I would think nothing of dousing myself in it constantly. Now though, I feel its a little young for me and I prefer classier scents.
Tommy Girl is a safe choice for younger girls and can be picked up very cheap and from many outlets. I recommend it and will use up my bottle but despite the memories it reignited for me, its just not me anymore so I won't purchase it again.
Thanks for reading :)
I've had this perfume for a while now and I keep it in one of my atomisers because for me it it's a quite light scent which you can re-apply and wear during the day for example to work. I thought it was about time I reviewed it, especially as I am currently trying to save up for a holiday and one day a house deposit so I am reviewing my entire bedroom!
Any-hoo, Tommy Girl is a fragrance which has been around for a good long time and I think you could describe it as a bit of a classic I think it might even have been one of my first proper perfumes! One thing is is, as the name sort of implies, I think this perfume is for younger girls and women. It is not very sexy or musky so it's ok for younger girls to wear.
The smell is made up of lots of different notes but to be honest, when they tell me what the smells are and where they have come from, my standard nose can't really pick them out. I haven't even heard of all of them! It basically to me smells quite strong when you first spray it of get a whiff, but it smells very sweet and very floral. It doesn't smell too girly despite the floral tones which I think is because one of the images this perfume tried to portray through its branding and when it advertised was a sporty image.
As I said earlier, this is one of those perfumes which you have to reapply and I find that this is because it doesn't have too much staying power. Even when I use quite a lot of it, it doesn't stick around long so you do have to reapply.
Price-wise, this is old now and there is a lot less push on the advertising etc so it is quite cheap in comparison to other perfumes on the market. For a 30ml bottle you should expect to pay about £12 as shown on Amazon at the moment. This makes sense to me because to be honest, it is not in the same league as some of my other perfumes. It is also best intended in my opinion for younger girls so I think that this lower price point is more appropriate.
The packaging is nothing special to be honest. It is a bit plain and compared to other perfumes I've had and have, it does not stand out and it looks a bit drab and like a lot less effort has gone into its design. This is one reason as well as to why I use it in my atomiser, because on its own in the bottle, it is a bit boring.
Overall, I wouldn't actually buy it again. I like it, but I am getting older now so once this bottle dies, I think that shall be it for my Tommy Girl days. I would only buy it for a young teenager.
I have worn this frangrance for many years on all occasions
,and many people compliment it
and are like 'mmm who smells nice?' it's such a versatile ,pretty smell
that really lasts ,like i've had the same bottle for a year now and use it
quite a lot .When I first started using this fragrance it was very expensive
at 30+ a go ,now im pleased to say it is now only 15+ which is pretty amazing
,the price was no disadvantage for me though ,love it and will continue buying
this forever and ever ,you dont have to be a young girl to wear this as well as
it's not a sharp horrible sweet girly smell ,but a lovely refreshing smell that smells
fresh and amazing,I would recommend this definatlly to everyone ,and if you're not sure
i'd try it out anyway!! never know you may like something different if you're used to your
dusky dark smells ,this is certainly light and pretty :)
Tommy Girl was a perfume I received as a gift last Christmas from my brother and sister in law. I am not quite sure what prompted them to make this choice as I certainly am not at girl being the wrong side of 35. However I like perfume generally either floral Orientals or a light fruity floral fragrance for the day so I hoped this one would fit into the day time selection for me.
Tommy Girl is a fragrance from the Tommy Hilfiger brand and was launch in 1996 I can't find which perfumer created this one for them..
This is very simple packaging and I think this is meant to reflect the sporty minimalist lines of the Hilfiger brand but to me it just looks a bit cheap really. The cardboard box is white with a blue and red nautical looking sign on it, its very American college preppy in its look I think. The bottle itself is clear glass with an almost triangular shape to it with curved lines. It is an ok bottle but doesn't really have any wow factor to it. Despite is curved lines it doesn't feel very tactile to me on holding it. The bottle top is a silvery top hat that covers the atomiser which spritz the perfume in a nice light mist.
Top notes: camellia flowers, apple blossoms blackcurrant mandarin and tangerine
On first spritzing this perfume I don't actually get any top notes for about 4 minutes as the first thing that hits me is the smell of alcohol not dissimilar to the smell of a normal vodka. I find this astringent smell quiet off putting really and because of this I will only wear this fragrance on my wrists only and not anywhere near my face such as the pulse points on my neck as I worry about the drying alcohol affect on my skin. After the vodka smell has worn off there is a lovely blackcurrant smell that is reminiscent of black currant fruit pastels but not so strong it reminds you of blackcurrant jam. This then combines with the mandarin to provide a nice fruit blend that is quiet fresh smelling.
Middle notes: grapefruit honeysuckle butterfly violets citrus orchards
The only middle note that I personally notice is a sharp grapefruit smell that seems to appear on my skin after about 10-15 minutes this seems to be a nice extension of the earlier fruity notes and makes me feel I have to say a little like a tube of fruit pastels or jelly tots with all these sugary fruity notes. The sharpness of the citrus smell seems to be offset with sugar notes that I think must come from the violet notes but they do seem to be like the Parma violet sweets than a violet flower
Base notes: desert jasmine Cherokee rose magnolia petals Dakota lilies cedar sandalwood and wild heather
The scent fades so quickly I would say it only lasts about two hours and so the base notes are a little weak in my opinion I certainly can't smell any jasmine lilies or the woody scents of cedar and sandalwood both of which I love in perfume. Instead the smell that lingers for me is the scent of clean laundry or a nice detergent or fabric softener. It is in someway a bit similar to Yankee Candle clean linen candle smell. The lingering smell is also a bit reminiscent of green meadow with freshly cut grass to me. Neither of these are unpleasant smells but neither are they something I would personally choose to wear as a scent.
Overall and recommendation
I have mixed feelings about this perfume and in a lot of ways it is not an unpleasant scent with lots of fruity scents in the beginning and a fresh linger smell of grass and washed sheets. I do think it is a definite day time wear scent and is probably for teenagers and those who work in offices with desks close together where you don't want strong scents. It is however not a perfume I will be buying again for myself as I find it the fact that the perfume fades so fast disappointing. I also don't like the initial strong alcohol smell as this makes the perfume seem really chemically in my opinion. I do like the middle notes of this perfume and wish in some way you could press pause and have the blackcurrant and grapefruit notes all day long.
At around £24 for a 30ml bottle it is reasonable value and it is often on offer Argos are currently selling this for £12 so if you have a teenager daughter it maybe worth a try as little present. However I don't think this is a sophisticated scent and if you prefer your perfumes to last longer and not to smell like laundry then give it a miss I wish I could give half stars as I would like to give it 2 1/2 but as I can't it will have to be 2 Dooyoo stars from me.
When I first got into perfume at around 13 or 14, Tommy Girl was the classic scent of the teenage girl. Although I didn't have many friends interested in perfume, this was the one that everyone preferred and I still have a half empty bottle on my shelf today (yes, it's about 8 years old and has barely changed so I still wear it occasionally!). It takes me forever to get through perfume, even though I wear it most days...so it's not half empty after eight years because I don't like it, it's because it seems to last forever! Apparently it's been around since 1996, and it's still going today so it must still be quite popular.
Even as a teenager I was very clear about what I liked and didn't like in a perfume, and I hated spicy notes as I still do today. I'm not overly keen on strong floral scents either, so Tommy Girl avoids both of those with a fresh, slightly sweet scent.
The perfume contains:
Top notes - Florida Grapefruit, Midwestern Spearmint, Cape Cod Cranberry and Dutch Apple Pie
Middle note - Texas Yellow rose
Base notes - Vermont Red Maplewood and Atlantic Driftwood.
I have to say that I'm extremely surprised by ALL of these notes - I didn't realise it was such an unusual perfume! It's described as having 'all-American' notes, which makes sense as Tommy Hilfiger is a strongly American brand. I would have to say that I would struggle to pick any of those notes out alone, although there's a tiny hint of grapefruit and cherry, and I can understand the yellow rose. It's quite difficult to describe the overall scent, and whilst I do still like it, I don't like it as much as my Ralph Lauren or Black XS perfumes - perhaps because it is quite 'young' smelling in a few respects.
The official description says that, 'Tommy fragrance takes an original approach to freshness with a blend of tangy citrus accords and cool herbal notes, evoking the invigorating purity of rain and fresh air.' I'm not sure that it reminds me of rain, because that just makes me think of wet dog (ew), but the freshness is definitely there.
The RRP is £24 for a 30ml bottle; on Amazon it seems to be going for £12.50. You can alternatively pick up a 100ml bottle for between £20-£35. I would advise buying carefully though as there seem to be a lot of counterfeits around. There's also a 200ml body lotion available if you want to make up a gift set. Even at full price it's reasonably cheap and would make a nice present.
Tommy Girl is probably more suited to the under 20s, but it's a great first perfume and the bottle is of thick glass and good quality. The lid is much firmer and better made than most other perfumes I've had, and the bottle is quite stylish with its 'flat' corners. Many perfumes aimed at girls seem to take the approach that they need to be as pink and fake jewelled as possible, so it's nice to see a 'teenage' perfume that's respectably plain and has had money spent on quality of scent and glass.