“ Brand: Victoria Secret / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Parfum / Gender: for women „
Last month I found another perfume bottle for my collection which is coming along nicely with lots of bottles of various shapes and sizes. Victorias Secret: Ooh La La, Eau de Parfum is another great find and this cost me $39 from the Victoria Secret web site. $39 converts to £24.66 if you was wondering, which is not a bad price to pay for a good brand named perfume. The bottle is a 1.7oz bottle of light spray eau de parfum and the design is ever so girlie. It reminds me of the perfume bottles my grandmother used to have on her dressing table which I used to go and look at when I visited her. This bottle is a small glass bottle with Ooh la la written across and it has a silver top, to dispence the eau de parfume you have to squeeze the pink ball shaped puffer at the side of the top which lets out a light amount of spray each squeeze. I love this as it is delicate bottle design and a little old fashioned but luxurious. The eau de parfum has a really nice scent, it has vanilla tones which is my favourite and this is mixed with manderin and cherry to give it nice fuity undertones. The scent isn't at all sickly like you'd expect but is light and fresh as the manderin and cherry is the first scent you smell when it's applied. After three or four minutes you can smell the vanilla coming through which lingers on the skin for hours after applying. I like it when other people comment on my perfume and this one has attracted a lot of attention from my friends. I think most women like the vanilla scented perfumes as now two of my friends have ordered some of this eau de parfume after smelling it on my wrist. I am happy to recommend it to you and with christmas fast approaching it would make a lovely present for a woman or young girl, as the bottle is so delicate and stylish and the price is reasonable. You only need a little of the spray for it to be detected on the skin and the scent lasts hours. Ooh la la ... I love it.
- - - - - - - - - - - The fragrance - - - - - - - - - - - The Victoria's Secret store on New York's 57th street is my dream store; The ground floor is stocked with perfume, cosmetics and toiletries [the actual underwear is on the first floor], so when I go on trips to the US I tend to go insane as soon as I go through the door - every product is honestly so nice and the quality is good too, so I stock up and always get requests for products from my family and friends too. If customs should ever stop me I'm done for*. Anyway I was searching for UK suppliers to save on weight and space for next month's trip and found that a few perfumes are indeed available on UK based sites, so I present you with OOH LA LA, which is also one of my favourites... The perfume applies lightly and fruity/sweet; The mandarin is the dominant note on my skin, but the sweet-but-tart apple note also stands out. I'm not sure on what they mean by dewfruit, do they mean honeydew melon? This would fit as the top notes do seem watery to me. The floral notes never seem to fully develop - with is fine by me as I'm not a huge floral perfume wearer - and are mild and semi-masked by lingering mandarin. The peony is the easiest to separate and there is also a hint of white blossoms. When the perfumers say that the buttercream accord is pink they mean strawberry; Strawberries and cream notes softly drown out most of the florals. The perfume goes close to the skin though, so the sweetness isn't heavy. The cream notes carry down to the base and mingle with the vanilla, so the creamy note is the main note on my skin and the musk is hidden. In fact all I can smell is vanilla and cream so this is what the perfumers interpretation of meringue must be. The whole fragrance is light and airy, so it does bring meringue to mind. ** There are five perfumes in the Sexy Little Things line: Sexy Little Things, Ooh La La, Sexy Little Things Noir, Love Rocks and Noir Tease ** - - - - - - - - - - Scent notes - - - - - - - - - - Lady apple gala, mandarin, dewfruit, diamond orchid, cherry blossom, pink peony, pink buttercream, vanilla, musk and meringue. - - - - - - - - The bottle - - - - - - - - The glass bottle is clear, so the cheerful pink shade to the juice is clearly visible. The bottle has a atomizer. While mine hasn't broke, it is common for atomizers to do so. The bottle has a basic screw though, so it is easy to transfer the juice to a different bottle should it break. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Other buying considerations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - As mentioned above OOH LA LA is light, close to the skin and seems watery, so it was no real surprise that the fragrance burns down within about four hours. Not great by any means, but not the worst. I bought my bottle in winter as the buttercream and vanilla is a comforting and warming mix. The fruits were nicely mingled with delicate florals, so it didn't seem out of place for the time of year. I continued to wear it as the weather improved and became warmer; This is when the perfume being close to the skin comes in handy as the sweetness remains light - it has never become cloying on me. The fruit notes also seem more apparent to me. As well as being wearable all year round I also happily wear this perfume for casual days, work and some evenings out. The fragrance is subtle, so colleagues won't find it irritating at work and on many nights out I prefer something quieter as I get scent-headaches in crowds and/or when I get overheated. - - - - - - - - - - My thoughts - - - - - - - - - - This is a pleasant, all year round scent with good staying power, at a reasonable price; Plus the bottle is pretty and adds a nice decorative touch to a dressing table. OOH LA LA is only let down by it's similarity Vera Wang Princess, Paris Hilton Can Can and Philosophy Falling In Love. If you like like any of those perfumes I'd say that it's a safe bet that you'll enjoy this too. I'd buy this again as - while it's not great - the staying power is better than it's scent-a-likes, plus it's also a slightly cheaper option than Princess. * True story; Whilst customs has never stopped me, security has stopped me on three separate trips. Once [at the ferry port to visit the Statue of Liberty] because I had traces of cocaine on my chair (most have come from the taxi cab's boot) and the other two were because the moisturizer I'd used showed up as explosive material on their scans [airport security swabbed my hands]. Yes - I did scrub my hands raw after moisturizing after the first incident. - - - - - Price - - - - - On Cheapsmells.com [I've used this site before and have never had a problem] a 50ml bottle costs £30. Of course there is always Ebay too, where I've ordered from US sellers [also with no problems] and the occasional UK seller too.