You’re invited to experience love in a bottle

michael-buble-by-invitation-perfume-2A scented love letter. That’s how the new Michael Bublé fragrance, By Invitation, is described.

I must admit I was rather sceptical, as I usually am of celebrity fragrances, but will say outright: I was very pleasantly surprised.

michael-buble-by-invitation-perfume-4The bottle, a lovely glass circle suspended within a golden ring, with the top being a metal version of an atomiser, is just very elegant and looks amazing on the dressing table. However, I think if it was a real atomiser, it would give this perfume the luxury edge.

Packaging is also clever in the sense it hasn’t got his name all over the bottle; only his initials on the inside of the metal ring. Classy.

michael-buble-by-invitation-perfume-1Bublé, a self confessed hopeless romantic, is through his perfume, inviting his female fans to experience “love in a bottle”, he says.

That’s a huge claim Michael, but I have to say I can feel the lovable warmth of this floral oriental fragrance.

It has top notes of red fruits and bergamot, while lily of the valley, wild jasmine and spicy inflections of peony are at its heart, on a base of sandalwood-musk and vanillas.

For me, it hits the spot as a deep, elegant and sensual scent, the way I like my perfumes to be. It has the initial allure, it develops well on the skin and it does stick.

michael-buble-by-invitation-perfume-3Of course, Mr. Bublé is no perfumer and renowned French perfumier Karine Dubreil-Sereni is the expert behind it.

Karine says that there were no restriction to use the finest ingredients to create this dream perfume of his imagination; how he would like a woman to smell.

And the price, in my opinion is excellent for such a quality fragrance. By Invitation by Michael Bublé costs £55, £39 and £29 (100, 50 and 30ml respectively).

There’s also a Luxury Body Lotion (£14, 150ml) and a Shower Gel (£12, 150ml).

It can be purchased from michaelbubleperfume.com and from the 11 September you can get it from The Perfume Shop.

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This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Fierce and feminine: the new Ghost Girl fragrance

ghost_girl - 1Not long ago I attended the fabulous launch of this feisty new fragrance fro Ghost: Ghost Girl.

 

Starting with the packaging, it all scream girly fun. I love the colourful writing around it and the darker pink gives it an edge; this is feminine, but by no means sugary.

Its opening notes contain pomegranate, pear, raspberry and bergamot; the middle are orange blossom, tuberose and almond blossom on a base of amber and cedar wood notes.

ghostgirl - 1It is fresh and not too sweet; it’s flowery-frutal, so very light and good for the summer. It develops and lasts quite well.

It’s aimed at girls and women in their teens and twenties, and I do feel it is bang on the audience. It a young and fun scent, with a decent price tag.

The contradictions between sweet florals and muskiness embodies the scent feisty spirit rather well.

ghost_girl - 2For my personal taste, at first instance, it lacks a little bit of depth and warmth; this is how I like my fragrances; I’ve never been a fresh, fruity perfume person. The opening and base notes I really like.

 

Having said that, it is not something I would not wear. In fact, I’ve been using quite a lot, it is a reliable day scent and it grew on me to become my holiday pick for the beach!

And that’s me having all the fun at the launch party!

Ghost Girl is available in 30ml (£25), 50ml (£34) and 100ml (£46.50) and is available from retailers nationwide.

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This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.