Product Type: Vera Wang fragrances
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Vera's got me lovestruck
Vera Wang Lovestruck Eau de Parfum
Member Name: pink_glitter
Vera Wang Lovestruck Eau de Parfum
Advantages: smells lovely, lasts well
Disadvantages: slightly pricey
A few months ago I saw a picture of Vera Wang's Lovestruck perfume on a blog. I turned to my fiancé and commented on the bottle as it's just so unusual. Now, I swear it wasn't a hint (after all I didn't know what it smelled like at that point), but two days later a parcel arrived for me with a bottle of this from my fiancé, as apparently my face had lit up when I saw it the first time and he thought it would make me smile (which of course it did!).
I believe Lovestruck is Vera Wang's newest fragrance and was released in summer 2011. The first thing I think you will notice about this is the bottle, as it's rather unusual and fairly OTT. The chunky glass bottle is actually rather plain with just the name of the scent in pink - it's the lid which adds the insanity to the design! A huge plastic bouquet of tulips is tied with shiny purple organza and net ribbons, almost drowning the bottle itself. It was love at first sight for me, but I do imagine there will be some people who find it too much, too tacky and too damn crazy for their tastes! Still, if nothing else it makes a statement.
The top notes of the perfume (the fragrances that can be detected when it's first sprayed) are pink guava, angelica flower and mandarin. The initial fragrance is very sweet and fruity. There is a definite sugariness to the scent, but also something that smells a little bit spicy - a bit like black pepper. It's a really pleasant fragrance it smells subtle yet luxurious and there's no intense alcohol aroma that you get with a lot of perfumes when you first spray them.
Once this settles, the middle notes of tuberose and lotus begin to come out. The perfume retains that slightly spicy/fruity mix, but the floral base comes out strongly, giving the scent a more feminine edge. At no point does it become too strong, or too overpowering and the florals never feel old fashioned due to the fruity tones which linger on.
The base notes are woody notes and musk. Once it's been on my skin for a while, I can smell what I think is sandalwood and the floral middle notes linger with a hint of woodiness to them.
The overall fragrance is gorgeous - very feminine and light, perfect for wear during the day in my opinion. I do not see this as a night time scent, instead I prefer something a little deeper, however I imagine it would suit summer evenings quite well. On that subject, I do think that perhaps it's more of a spring/summer fragrance and again, I like more warming fragrances for the colder months. Of course though, scent is very personal and even now the weather is getting colder I still wear this a couple of times a week. In terms of age range, I see this as a younger scent, with it being light and sweet - I'm in my late twenties, but I imagine it's one which may appeal to teenagers as well.
The longevity of the fragrance is pretty good. I work nine hour shifts and can apply this in the morning and still smell a touch of it when I come home. That said, it's not the most intense fragrance, so smells quite gentle on the skin and isn't a scent that walks into the room before you do!
As with all fragrances the prices you will pay will vary depending on where you shop. Some of the best prices I have found are from www.fragrancedirect.com but at the moment, most places seem to be charging similar prices which is possibly because this is a relatively new release.
30ml - £29.99 Fragrance Direct, £35.00 Boots
50ml - £42.99 Fragrance Direct, £48.00 Boots
100ml -£56.99 Fragrance Direct, £62.00 Boots
A matching shower gel and body lotion are also available and I have noticed Boots are currently stocking a gift set containing 30ml of the fragrance and 75ml each of the shower gel and lotion for just £38, which I think is pretty good value considering the price of the perfume alone.
Overall, I've been very pleased with this fragrance and it is one I'd be happy to recommend. If you're looking for something, light, sweet and girly this is perfect, as long that you don't mind the crazy bottle that is!
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