Friday, 30 August 2013

Fragrance Friday: Taylor By Taylor Swift

This perfume has been sitting on my desk for the past six weeks. *hangs head in shame* The moment I smelt this, I fell in love with it, but it has become somewhat 'the one that got away' on my blog, as I've been away so much, I simply haven't gotten around to posting about it. I've had a huge number of requests to review it since it's launch last month so to keep all you Swifties satisfied... here it is. In all it's glory... Taylor by Taylor Swift.

This is the third perfume from Taylor (who, if you follow me on YouTube you might know, I'm a HUGE fan of) I've bought and loved both of her previous perfumes. The newest addition to her collection however, is quite different from the others...

It's richer, creamier and more mature. The fruity notes of lychee, tangerine and apricot mix beautifully with a floral concoction of magnolia, hortensia, vanilla orchid and peony. Some woodiness and musk in the base give it some guts and overall, it's a delicious, addictive scent.

For me, this is my favourite of all three of Taylor's perfumes. The one thing I can't take to however, is the bottle. The design in theory is nice, but something about the multi-coloured ribbon pattern looks a bit cheap to me. Maybe it's the mix of the vintage looking cap (complete with fake pearls) paired with the milkshake-glass-like flacon, mixed with the 70's style disco print. It seems like the designers couldn't decide what direction they wanted to go in, so added a little bit of everything and for me it just doesn't work.  That being said, packaging shouldn't matter and I've still fallen totally in love with the scent.

As usual with Taylor's perfumes, the price point is really affordable too at £23 for 30ml, £29 for 50ml and £39 for 100ml. It is only sold as an EDP so the staying power is great. Overall a total winner for me. Well done Taylor!

FYI, this is currently part of FeelUnique's sale, where you can pick it up with 20% off and free delivery! WaHOOO!



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  1. It sounds like it smells wonderful! ive never tried taylor swift perfume but i thinks i will give it a sniff next time i go into to town :)

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  2. I didn't even know Taylor Swift had released any perfumes - I thought this was the first bottle. I quite like the fake pearls but not so keen on the colours. I might have to look out for this in store.

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  3. I remember it being such a surprise when 'Taylor' came out with not much warning at all compared to the 'Wonderstruck' two! It does smell so different though, not sure if I like it as much as the other two. So excited for her new single coming out next week though! :)xx

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  4. This looks awesome! I am SUCH bit fan of taylor swift and i'm in LOVE with her first fragrance, wonder struck. I'm not sure if i'll prefer this though, because I only really like sweet smells and not musky, mature ones...I'll have to give it a go though. Thanks for letting me know fleur :)

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  5. What a lovely bottle, very pretty :O). Xx

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  6. Hey Fleur!

    I LOVE Taylor Swift! She is incredible live without the need for pyrotechnics and a fancy set. I can't wait to go and smell this when I'm shopping next! I had no idea she had even released a new one!

    L x
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  7. Sounds like this would smell gorgeous. I don't like the look of the packaging either.

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  8. sounds great, id love to try another of Taylor's scents
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  9. I'm glad I read this because it really made me want to buy myself a bottle!

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  10. Hey Fleur!

    I hope you are not writing this from Tailand dear! Seriously, forget about youtube and your blog and enjoy your honeymoon. We can wait <3 Blogging and youtube is your job and you are on vacation. I appreciate the care you are giving us though :)

    Love you, you are the best!

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  11. love the bottle! the lid makes it really pretty :)

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  12. I agree with you on the bottle design..Wonderstruck and Enchanted Wonderstruck were so much prettier! Looking forward to trying this one out!

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  13. I Haven't yet tired this scent but love her Wonderstruck perfume its my current obsession. I am a new blogger on here and i am a huge fan of Fleur, so please check me out and follow me on twitter. I would be truly grateful. I also am going to do review of requested products, but please note that i am in the United Kingdom and will not be able to get hold of products from the USA at the moment, but hopefully will soon. Thank you the people who are going to read this. #BeautyLiesInEverybody

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  14. I agree with you; the bottle looks very cheap.
    xx Stephanie(www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  15. I'm a huge Taylor Swift fan and have all her perfumes too! Taylor by Taylor Swift is definitely my favourite bottle but Wonderstruck is probably my favourite scent (I find her new one quite sweet - I still love it though!)
    I think she has the best celebrity perfumes!

    Niamh xxx

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    P.S Congratulations on getting married Fleur! Hope you get your happily ever after :)

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  16. I have to try this! Congrats on your wedding you looked beautiful!

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  17. the smell sounds amazing but I do agree I am not a fan of the packaging! Congrats on your marriage! Wish you all the best! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  18. mmmmmm, i want this!!<3

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

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  19. I love Taylor Swift's wonderstruck perfume so I'll have to try this one out.

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  20. I haven't tried any of her perfumes before but I know how much you love them! I think I might invest in one when my student loan comes in :P

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  21. Argh! Huge swiftie! I love the smell and would loveeeee a bottle, hopefully soon.
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  22. I wish this was avaiable here as well, I'd love to try it!

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  24. It sounds like it smells amazing! I feel like its a leap from her other perfumes, but I have to agree with you on the 'cheap looking' aspect of the perfume. I can't wait to try it out!

    Congrats on your wedding Fleur! I hope you are having the time of your life on your honeymoon.

    Nancy xx

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  25. I love your blog, it's a great resource for fashion and beauty. wwwtotellyoualie.blogspot.com Thank you xxx

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  26. the packaging is so pretty and very Taylor! must go give this a smell thanks for sharing your review! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  27. I do think the packaging looks a little cheap but it could be worse. I'll definitely have a smell of this whenever i get the chance!x

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  28. Can't wait to try this it sounds gorgeous and I agree with you regarding the packaging...not too sure about it!

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  29. I'll be sure to smell it when i next go to boots :)

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  30. That sounds so nice, and at it's not too expensive either! (For the smaller bottles)
    I'll have to try it out :)

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  31. I love Taylor's other perfumes, I am sure I would like this one as well! The bottle is so whimsical!
    <3 Carolyn

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  32. I love all of Taylors perfumes and cannot wait to purchase this one, especially as you have put it in such a good light!!

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  33. I need to go and smell this now, haha. That's a really great price, too!

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  34. I really like the packaging on that. It has a feel to it that makes me think of Aladdin! (And Disney is always a good thing.)

    Thanks for the review <3

    xoxo
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  35. thank you!

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  36. Thanks for the reveiw, I would never have thought of purchasing a Taylor Swift perfume, but I might have to try! H x

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  37. I haven't managed to get my hands on this yet but I agree the bottle is a little tacky. Hopefully I'll like the scent!

    Erin
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  38. I've not been a huge fan of the other Taylor swift scents (too sweet)but this post has made me want to go see what this one smells like!
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  39. That scent sounds amazing!I must save up for it after I buy the new One Direction perfume and the mac lipstick in chatterbox! I really am saving up for alot... Anyway back to the subject, I love your blog! :O

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  40. It smells great! can't say I love the bottle though...

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  41. hmm..the packaging does look a little cheap (the pearls), but I love that crystal ball on the top! haha

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  42. It sounds like it smells lovely, when I have the money I must buy it! :)

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  43. Haven't tried this yet and I really want to now, it sounds like it smells so nice! x

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  44. Looks like I might need a trip to the shops!

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  45. Thank you for sharing, i want to try it!!

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  46. I think the packaging is really cute! :) and I can't wait to get her new perfume when it comes to my country! :)

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  47. It looks so cute :')
    I personally love Juicy Couture and will hopefully do a review of it on my blog :)

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  48. It looks so cute :')
    I personally love Juicy Couture and will hopefully do a review of it on my blog :)

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  49. smells so good!


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  50. I agree, I don't particularly like the bottle, but the scent is quite nice! :)

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  51. Oh wow looks like a great perfume ! I want
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  52. I love Taylor Swift and I would love to try out her new perfume too! Reading this blog post has made me want to try it even more!!

    Asia xx

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  53. I am really looking forward to trying this :) Great review!
    xoxo ♥

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  54. Great review Fleur!
    I find it so hard to describe scents! but this is lovely!
    I'm gonna look for this to try! (:

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  55. Can't wait to smell this one, sounds so good! Loved her first perfume x

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  56. I don't have any idea how much that perfume in our country. But as you tell and describe how it smells, I felt in love with. Hope to smell it in our Mall here. ♥

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  57. I have her first two perfumes which I LOVE so i'll definitely have to try this one out! thanks for the review!:)

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  58. Such a pretty bottle! never tried anyone of her perfumes though.

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  59. Am I only one who thought the bottle was empty for a second?!
    I do like a fruity perfume and this one sounds like it has a bit of a twist to it. Interesting.

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  61. I like the bottle although it's completely different in comparison to Wonderstruck and Wonderstruck Enchanted.
    I can't wait to try it!


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  62. I didn't realise she had another perfume I have her first one and i love. I will have to try this one.
    I love the bottle it's really cute!!!.

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  64. I have the first one however I barely wear it-I should dig it out! I actually have detected that com mixture it together with your favorite fragrance is additionally alleged to be sensible xxx
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