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Lovely Collector's Item...
on May 30, 2009
I'm a twenty-five year old Twilight fan. I enjoyed the books. I liked the movie and purchased the DVD. ...But I'm still on the fence about the perfume.
The deep red, apple-shaped bottle is lovely. Unfortunately, it's also an exact copy of the Nina Ricci design. The leaves and cap are cheap plastic. I do enjoy the writing on the bottle, and the box itself is lovely, but the entire design feels.. almost rushed.
My guess is that the fragrance in the bottle was rushed also - while still in the design phase.
I wanted to love this perfume. I really did. So much so that I purchased 3 bottles, unsniffed, believing that it would become my daily-wear fragrance. (I love lavender and freesia!) But, sadly, when I sprayed this perfume and sniffed it, the first thing that came to mind was Pine-Sol/Lysol. The fragrance starts out smelling harsh, like cleanser. I tolerated this for a while, and then smelled it again. The scent had softened to an almost soapy light scent, which was lovely, but would have been better if I hadn't had to wait for it to become pleasant. If it smelled soapy right out of the bottle, I would have been perfectly satisfied. The first 10 or 15 minutes after I spray this are just unfortunate. And I use the term "unfortunate" because this fragrance could have been something beautiful; I kept imagining lavender, freesia and a soft layer of apple scent... sweet and a little woodsy/floral... It had so much potential!
Overall, a rating of 3 stars out of 5 for the packaging and lovely movie tie-in. I would suggest, however, that this be purchased as a collector's item, and not as a fragrance.