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13 June 2015

TRUE LOVE by Elizabeth Arden

   This fragrance were launched in 1994, created from the most famous nose Sophia Groisman. (I really find myself to like many of her creations!)

   Before I decide to buy this perfume, I was hesitating very much, because of the different type of comments about this perfume. And like many people, I was searching for impressions, opinions, reviews about it in Internet - YouTube, blogs, websites for perfumes, forums. I didn't find many sources, but what I found, were enough contradictory. Some people defying it like very powdery, some - like creamy or baby cream, some - like nail polish cleaner (because of the rose scent, which opens little bit sharp, but not annoying), some - like wedding perfume, like innocence perfume, clean perfume. Of course, different people = different noses = different fantasies :).         

   Definitely, this is powdery, rose, flowery, fruity category perfume. It's not sweet in anyway.   

   The Fragrantica pyramid is:

      TOP NOTES  
Apricot, Green notes, Freesia Peach


Iris, Orris Root, Jasmine, Heliotrope, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose


Sandalwood, Amber, Vanilla, Cedar

   The dominant notes are Rose, Apricot, Peach and a lot of powder (nothing is mentioned about it here).

   If I must compare it with some popular fragrance in order to help you imagine how it smells I will say:

  •    When you sniff it in the cap, the fragrance sounds like a lot of soft rose powder on clean cotton, but really a lot of. It will remind you light version of Soft Musk by AVON and its powdery-rose accent will remind you Aura Collection Mariage by Swarovski.
  •    When you spray it, you feel dominant Rose scent with little bit sour character, coming from the Apricot fruity acidic taste, on the base of calming flowers' softness.


   This perfume is coming in transparent glass bottle 30 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml. White cap with golden ring with the name "TRUE LOVE". The fragrance itself has very gentle rose color.

 I bought it online from GITTIDIGIYOR -  nisantasikozmetik store.

Wrapped in nylon

Unwrapped from the nylon cover


   I would recommend it for Day Wear all seasons - it's light fragrance. But, it opens little bit sharp, so I recommend to spray cloud in the air and to go through.

   It stays very close to the skin and lasts hours.

   I am very curious to learn your opinion about this perfume. If you have it, if you have any experience with TRUE LOVE - please, tell me what do you think about this aroma. Thank you!


Photos: Natalie Beaute

   Natalié Beauté

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10 June 2015

SPELLBOUND - Enchanting, alluring, charming elixir by Estee Lauder

   Intense, sweet, captivating the senses elixir - this is SPELLBOUND - one of the signature unique creations of the Master Perfumer Sophia Grojsman! I choose it, because of my interest to her creations and this is my first Sophia's perfume ever.

   Very, very rich aroma - rich sophisticated composition, containing spices, fruits, flowers, animalistic, citrus.

   This perfume is so intense, that the bottle smells out from the nylon sealed package. When I unsealed the box form the nylon, the paper box were smelling much more.
   And when I finally took the bottle in hand - hermetically closed high quality bottle, smelling so powerful. You just feel radiating aura of this cocktail, coming through the glass.

   After the first sprays (because the pump was empty) I realized, that this will be hard beginning of an interesting friendship with this fragrance. Hard, because SPELLBOUND is those type of perfumes, which are multidimensional not only as construction, but also as re-veiling its notes (in the different seasons and temperatures/humidity, it shows different dominant notes, according to your individual body chemistry). 

   If some other perfumes are described as sensual, SPELLBOUND has one very different definition of sensuality. It has an aggressive softness, which is "pushing" your senses with continuously obsessive balmy huge presence of Carnation, accompanied by intensive Amber, Apricot, Fruits, Sandalwood... The Civet increases the lasting power and intensity of the fragrance. 
   This potion is so vivid and alive, that can not be tamed in the strongest glass bottle. It radiates enormously "through" the bottle! The power of this elixir is like passionate storm, which can not wait, to get freedom, out of the bottle, with the first spraying. Like the spirit from Aladin's lamp.

   FRAGRANTICA gives to us one very rich perfume pyramid, while ESTEE LAUDER website, gives several ingredients for each level:

               FRAGRANTICA:                                                  ESTEE LAUDER:

                    TOP NOTES                                                          TOP NOTES

      Apricot, Fruity notes, Lemon,                                      Rose, Muguet, Apricot
          Lily-of-the-valley, Rose,
              Brazilian Rosewood

                  HEART NOTES                                                   HEART NOTES

         Carnation, Tuberose, Lily,                          Orange Blossom, Carnation, Cardamom
Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Heliotrope,
             Cardamom, Narcissus

                    BASE NOTES                                                        BASE NOTES

    Sandalwood, Amber, Opoponax,                                Sandalwood, Vanilla, Amber
             Musk, Benzoin, Civet,
            Vanilla, Vetiver, Cedar

   Why both of them are looking so different - one full, another - only some notes? More intensively notes maybe? Or  maybe, reformulation? Because the bottle has also changed since that time of creation - 1991. I don't know.

   As LAUDER claims.


   Because of the powerful radiance of this wonderful perfume, you need some time to test it and to make it work for you, simply by finding the way it works best for you.

   My personal recommendations for usage are:

   1. IF you want powerful veil after you, IF you are sure, you are not sensitive:

  • SPRAY DIRECTLY ON YOUR SKIN   (wrists, behind knees)
  • SPRAY ON YOUR CLOTH/SCARF  (inside cloth - on the internal side of your skirt's edge)

    2. IF you are sensitive, IF you don't want powerful veil after you, this variant works best for you:



   Here, you can see on photos how the original box and bottle looks like:

The box, wrapped in nylon

The box, wrapped in Nylon

The box, without nylon

   You can see, that the material of the paper box has very interesting surface - mat dark graphite, little bit glittering, with golden letters and elements. Looks little bit Gothic. Yeah ;)

   I bought it online, from n11, from bayerkozmetik online store. I am very satisfied with this seller - fast shipping, original products, correct service! I recommend it!


   SPELLBOUND is perfume for special occasions, not for everyday, not for everywhere.

   In generally:

   SPRING                       DAY       + / -     NIGHT         +

   SUMMER                    DAY          -         NIGHT      + / -

   AUTUMN                    DAY         +         NIGHT         +

   WINTER                     DAY         +         NIGHT         +

   Not recommended for:

  •    restaurant
  •    hospital
  •    office environment
  •    work with children
  •    very sensitive people   etc.

   Not typical for young people - it's very sophisticated and meaningful fragrance, which suggest message. Message of oriental-floral sensuality, throwing enchanting veil on the object, which is ready to be captured in this magical multi-spectral alluring and charming net!

   If this description relates with sides of your personality or your mood, than this is your perfume



Photos: Natalie Beaute

   Natalié Beauté

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