Friday, 13 April 2012

Fragrance Friday: Taylor Swift Wonderstruck

This review is neither here nor there when it comes to the release of Taylor Swift's debut fragrance 'Wonderstruck'. The scent was launched last year in the states (I picked it up in January when I was over there) but it doesn't hit UK shores till July... but I promised I'd review it in a video months back so here it is!

As you might expect from Taylor, this isn't aimed at mature women, so it's not a mature scent. It's a super sweet fruity-floral scent that is perfect for summer. It has notes of raspberry, green tea, peach and vanilla, and while it's not surprisingly a complex scent, I really love it! I think you'd like this if you're a fan of the seasonal Escada scents (Ocean Lounge etc) or Britney Spear's Fantasy.
It doesn't have the best staying power considering it's an Eau de Parfum, I'd expect the same kind of wear from a good Eau de Toilette. It's not awful, but only lingers on the skin for a few hours.

When I saw images of the bottle online prior to it's release, I thought it might be a little tacky, but in real life it's actually lovely. The purple bottle's got a holographic finish, and the charms dangling from the neck are inspired by Taylor's loves of birdcages, and the stars on her ceiling at home. For Taylor Swift fans (like me!) this is a sure fire hit. It's sold sensationally well in the US and I have no doubt it will do very well when it hits the UK in July.
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  1. I swear I would buy anything that is of taylor swift :P

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  2. I really want to try this, can't believe it don't come to the UK till july, I've been waiting ages!xx

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  3. I love the design of the bottle. Can't wait to try it!!

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  4. I immediately went to look for it aft it was out in singapore! Just cause it's taylor swift :) It has no lasting power on the skin but it wears the whole day on my clothes. :)

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  5. The bottle is beautiful, so girly. I want to try it :)

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  6. The bottle is so cute! I want this just to sit on my dresser!

    Sarah xx

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  7. I will definitely be getting my paws on this. I love Taylor Swift and I'm sure her scent will be no different :) x

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  8. The packaging is amazing. I would buy it just for the bottle itself tbh~ i'm a massive sucker when it comes to pretty stuff!
    Thank you for sharing~ I can't wait to try it when it comes out! :)

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  9. you have a really nice blog..
    ;) junoo.

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  10. I have someone in mind to buy this for ... I have a friend who is OBSESSED with Taylor Swift! (weirdo) haha xx

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  11. I secretly love the Swift...so I might have to buy this perfume! (sshh!)

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  12. Ooo another new scent to try :D

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  13. I might give this a sniff if I see it about. I love the bottle!

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  14. the bottle looks so pretty ! Hope it smells as good as it looks cause I want to try it out for sure!

    totally love your blog and youtube channel :D

    xoxo JanaMarie

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  15. Maybe I'll try this when it comes to Norway :) I never want to buy a perfume without smelling it first, but I DO like the Escada perfumes you say are similar.. so maybe..

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  16. I love the smell of this perfume! Very pretty! I'm surprised we must of got it here in Aus before the UK which mostly never happens.

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  17. I'm very very fond of Taylor Swift, but I'm a little disappointed here that's she's agreed to jump on the celebrity fragrance bandwagon. Some of them have been really gorgeous, I'll admit - but from what you've said, this sounds like a PR Boost Perfume rather than her actually creating a quality scent? Never mind, eh?
    <3

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  18. Let's take as say Jack the Ripper! my partner worked at Antonio Puig, creator of fragrances for GAULTIER, RABANNE, CAROLINA HERRERA, etc ... I said that the waters of perfume or cologne with citrus are the most connected with the cognitive brain but is usually faster, this creates a false sense of freshness, the same as when on a hot day you eat a piece of watermelon or fresh orange. The cost of these fragrances in creation is ridiculous just 2 Euros, and the sale is pure marketing, I recommend using colony type factories Beauty Biotherm, Clarins, etc ... these laboratories incorporate protection for the skin, because water you comment, it ends up in the bag, and using it when you go home at noon for lunch, afternoon after work, it is a misuse.

    But I have wanted to smell it, when do you comment.

    Happy Friday the 13th

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  19. Oh wow! This has been out in Australia for a while now. I can't believe we aren't the last country to receive a product for once! ;)

    My Mum picked this up off the shelf to show me today actually. We both agreed the bottle is really quite lovely in person.

    Courtney
    Such A Beautiful Sight

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  20. Not a fan of the perfume at all!

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  21. there's also a very cute video of taylor talking to ellen degeneres about it -- worth checking out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hx9LW5p2rI

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  22. I just done a review on the Nina Ricci limited edition perfume, you should check it out :) x

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  23. I can't wait to smell this, I bet it has a lovely, girly scent :)

    Frances xx
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  24. The bottle is amazing! I don't know if I'd buy it though, all of those celeb fragrances remind me of my teenage disco days (cough cough BRITNEY SPEARS). I could eat my words when I smell it though :)

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  25. That bottle looks amazing, I'll be having a smell as soon as its out :-)

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  26. The bottle is pretty vile but the fragrance sounds lovely!

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  27. I love Taylor! I can't wait to buy this :D xx

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  28. Pretty packaging, reminds me of Vera Wang!

    LILx

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  29. I'm not a fan of taylor swift, but the bottle sure is pretty! :)

    Lucy
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    xx

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  30. like that this post went up on the 13th, a taylor thing haha. I am so getting this x

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  31. The bottle is so charming and anything with vanilla in is always a winner for me!

    xoxo

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  32. I really want this scent even though I haven't smelt it yet. I'm a sucker for perfume bottles and I like the description of the scent.

    Unfortunately, we have to wait until November 2012 for it to launch here in New Zealand :( I might buy a bottle in Sydney when I go in September for Sydney IMATS.

    Karen
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  33. Gorgeous bottle!

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  34. Looks pretty perfect for on a dresser. x

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  35. I love the smell of this perfume!

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  36. I'm surprised you don't have it already, its been her in Aus for a few months. I got some samples with one of my beauty boxes and actually really like it. I always go for the sweet kind of floral perfumes though! I really like the bottle too!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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  37. I would have thought (like you) this would be a little tacky or immature, but you've just described my ideal perfume :)
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  38. Wow, what a beautiful bottle.
    Unfortunately I really dislike Britney Spears Fantasy, so if this is very similar I probably wouldn't like this either :-(

    Holli x
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  39. LOVE this blog and your youtube channel Fleur!! Love that bottle too

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  40. I got my friend this for her bday who is OBSESSED with Taylor Swift! So annoying that it doesn't come out until July but we bought it for her on ebay. I had a peek at the bottle and I think its gorgeous

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  41. Great review Fleur! I have wanted this for months and months and cannot wait for it to come to the UK! :) xx

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  42. omg! i didnt even know she had her own scent out! It's not out in australia!!

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  43. I love the bottle!

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  44. I have a secret love for Taylor Swift so am looking forward to when this arrives in the UK - the bottle is so pretty! x

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  45. OMG that bottle is beautiful!!

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  46. Ok, so I'm often reluctant to buy perfumes when popstars release them, but occasionally I've been pleasantly surprised. I may try this, just because I'm a perfume-aholic much more than the fact Taylor Swifts name is on it :)

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  47. I love Taylor and I love the design of the bottle, but sadly I don't like this scent :(

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  48. can't wait to try this. just wish the bottle was a little classier
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  49. Can't wait for this! I dont care that its cheesy and immature!
    I love T-Swizzzzzle!

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  50. I really love the bottle, so cute. I have so many perfumes though. I do have some samples of this and it's nice.

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  51. I absolutely cannot wait for this perfume! Super-excited! :D

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  52. This bottle is gorgeous!

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  53. I am so impatient for the release of it in the UK! I'm hoping I'll like it- I'm a huge fan of Taylor Swift's music and I hope her perfume is something else I'll enjoy!

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  54. Thank you so much for this I'm a big fan of Taylor Swift and I'm sure I'll own this perfume soon. :)

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  55. I have heard so many great things about this perfume!! Can't wait to try it out!

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  56. I found this in Boots a few weeks ago, not sure why it was out early but I bought it anyway! This is definitely my new favourite perfume, it's just so lovely. Like you said, the scent doesn't last that long on the skin but I think I love it enough to over look that.

    Katie

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  57. I LOVE THIS FRAGRANCE!
    I just posted a review comparing both Taylor Swift's perfumes, for anyone who is interested you can just click here:
    http://ashsbeautybag.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/taylor-swifts-wonderstruck-vs.html

    xo

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