Product Type: Vera Wang fragrances
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Gorgeous but very light
Vera Wang Lovestruck Eau de Parfum
Member Name: helenc72
Vera Wang Lovestruck Eau de Parfum
Date: 07/04/12, updated on 19/07/12 (47 review reads)
Advantages: Gorgeous scent, lovely bottle
Disadvantages: Poor lasting power
Vera Wang has done quite a lot of perfumes but Lovestruck is the first one of hers that I have tried. I have to admit that I am often attracted or put off by perfume bottle designs and advertising, and Lovestruck really appealed me to me as far as design is concerned. I like the look of it much more than other Vera Wang scents like the Princess ones which I think look a bit tacky.
The bottle is a simple clear glass rectangule with the name Lovestruck in a pink handwriting style font, and a simple line drawing of a Cupid's arrow. You can see the pink liquid inside and easily tell how much is left. It is the lid which is the really special part of this bottle. I normally don't like over the top perfume bottles and think a lot of them can end up looking tacky if they try too hard, but this is flamboyant in a good way. The lid has deep purpley pink flowers and a big bow in material that makes me think of a ballet tutu. It is a very frilly and girly design but I think it still looks classy and just lovely. I also really like the advert which has Leighton Meester (Blair from Gossip girl) looking down from a balcony, Romeo and Juliet style, in a pink dress.
Anyway, enough about the design! What does it smell like?
According to basenotes.com, the top notes are pink guava and mandarin. I actually thought there must be some grapefruit in it before I checked. The first spritz is light, really fruity and sparkling - just gorgeous. At first it is quite noticeable (for a minute or two) but once it settles down on the skin it becomes much more subtle and certainly not in your face at all. It is very girly and fresh. I absolutely love the top note stage of this perfume.
The middle notes are tuberose, lotus blossom and angelica. None of these are very strong as I can't really pick any of them out when I wear this perfume, but can just smell something generally "floral". The base notes are sandalwood, vanilla and musk. After about 3 or 4 hours these notes become apparent to me, but they are very subtle. I don't really notice the perfume at this stage unless I really sniff my wrists. It is nice, but I wish it wasn't so weak.
Lovestruck is definitely appropriate for daytime and can certainly be worn to work or any occasion with no risk at all of offending anyone's senses or causing any headaches. It is a very safe option. However, I think it could be a bit stronger and it is a shame that the lasting power is quite poor. If Vera Wang brought out an "intense" edition I would definitely buy that!
It still gets four stars from me as the fragrance is so beautiful especially those delicious top notes and I love wearing it, but every time I wear it I do wish it would last longer. The lid also makes the bottle a bit bulky to carry with you for a top up during the day.
Summary: lovely sparkling fruity floral but I just wish it lasted longer!
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