Sunday, 18 October 2015

REVIEW: Chi Chi Meet The Girls Fragrance Collection (2nd edition)...

Oh yay! I fell in love with the first set of these Chi Chi Meet The Girls mini spray perfumes late last year (review here) - had my fingers crossed they'd release another collection, and thankfully my wish has come true  It's such an economical way to try out the range, as well as add some purse and travel-friendly sized bottles to your daily fragrance choices. Aren't they just so pretty? They're so new, I can't even see them listed on their website yet...
Some absolutely scrumptious sounding blends, and just in time for the warmer weather...

Pink Grapefruit
Strawberry & Violet
Tutti Frutti
Warm Vanilla Sugar
Vanilla Spice
Berries & Cream
Blueberry
Coconut & Lime

You can rest assured I'll be reviewing the whole lot over the coming weeks - I've only tried two so far (endeavouring to extend the pleasure, but even I am amazed at my self-restraint lol), so here we go with the first samplers...

Pink Grapefruit 
A sure bet for me - I adore the scent of Pink Grapefruit in just about anything. Chi Chi's take on it is a stunner - so fresh and zingy, this EDP is invigorating and lifts my spirits. Tantalisingly both sweet and sour, the crispness is really quite dazzling, and it's such a pretty colour. In a word, zesty! Just wish it lasted longer - absolute max is 2 hours on my skin, although that might improve on a hot day. Golly I hope it will be available in a large bottle soon - this 10ml spray will be gone WELL before Summer starts 

Strawberry & Violet
This was also a guaranteed winner, if for no other reason than it contains violet, one of my long time fragrance loves. On the other hand I was worried it would be too sweet - totally wasted concerns as it's just perfect, PERFECT! I'd call it an old fashioned perfume - I don't mean it's for old ladies, there's just something about it that conjures up a bygone era, when things were a whole lot less hectic, and a whole lot more personal. Shamelessly romantic and totally feminine, the emphasis is on the violet, but the strawberry content nudges it away from being pure floral. Similar staying power to the Pink Grapefruit, wearable all year round, and I would definitely buy it in a larger size. Absolutely love it 
I tell you what, if the other six are as good as these two, then I'll be floating on perfume Cloud 9 RRP is $25, and in case you're wondering, I'm sampling from top to bottom from the above list, so Tutti Frutti will be up next.

What's your favourite Chi Chi fragrance?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

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22 comments:

  1. I haven't tried any Chi Chi Fragrances! I do like the look of the minis!

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    1. They're a brilliant idea hon - a terrific way to sample the fragrances beyond a squirt at the counter. Even their full sized bottles are only $20. After the last collection, I bought 4 and haven't looked back ♥

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  2. I've never sniffed anything from ChiChi but the presentation looks gorgeous!

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    1. Well worth giving your schnozz a treat Beth - I love these little vials, they're so handy because of their size, and at around $3 each, it hardly matters if you don't like all of them ♥

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  3. I adore your perfume reviews, apart from the fact that I now need these! Lol xx

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    1. Indie sweetheart, this is a treat you definitely deserve, and they're so cute and pretty too. I'm itching to sample the next one - might have a squirt before I hit the hay ♥♥♥♥♥

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  4. Oooh I would love to pick up one of these sets! Strawberry and Violet sounds like a winner to me! x

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    1. Hey Monique, I can tell you that blend really surprised me - I was expecting something quite sickly, but it's absolutely gorgeous! ♥♥♥

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  5. eeep the flavours... i mean the scents all sound delicious I feel like I was reading a gelato list :D

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    1. Spot on Lily - except that now I want some ice cream! These are such fun, and a total bargain xxx

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  6. These mini spray perfumes look lovely! Such a lovely range of scents. The perfect handbag and travel size too ♥

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    1. They're little sweethearts Bella - super cute and they won't break the bank either ♥

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  7. These sound right up my alley as i love Pacifica's fragrances. Sadly, we don't have ChiChi here. xo

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    1. Such a shame about these postage laws hon, otherwise I could send you a box. We don't have Pacifica here either - I had a look at their website though and the choices sound delicious ♥

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  8. It's lucky these are well sized for popping in your handbag for top up spritzes during the day. I love the sound of some many of the included scents! I'll be keeping my out for these fragrances!

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    1. Yes they're perfect for purses Ingrid - last time Chi Chi released all the mini fragrances in large bottles too, so I'm hoping they do the same again. It's a great way to sample the perfumes and how they react over time and in different temperature conditions ♥

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  9. These look gorgeous! Would love to know how you find the vanilla ones. Lovely review as always hun :)

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    1. Hi Fatima - planning to review at least one vanilla one this week. So far I love one but not the other, but only because it's so overwhelmingly potent ♥

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  10. Ahh they're so cute! I want all of them!

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    1. I agree athy - as soon as I saw them there was no way I could resist ♥

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  11. There's a new set! My favourite is either Sugar & Spice or Marshmallow, so hard to pick, closely followed by Vanilla Orchid. I also own Peach & Mango. I LOVE violet too, I hope they come out with the full size. I'm curious about the two vanillas too. I might pick up this sampler, it works out at just over $3 each, but I see 30% off Chi Chi fairly often. I wonder what Tutti Frutti is! I'll watch this space.

    Longevity hint: I find the Peach & Mango disappears on me in moments, but I spayed my top one day, & I could smell it all day. The perfume still smelt fresh when I loaded that top into the washing machine the next day. I spray my clothes now. If I'm worried about my top staining, I spray under the collar & around the cuff or edge of my sleeves. It's more economical too!

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    1. Gosh hon, all these wonderful comments - I'm having a hard time catching up to you ha ha! I agree the set is terrific value and a great way to try out all the fragrances at different times and in different temperatures. The clothing hint is a beauty, I'll be giving that a shot ♥ I'm hoping the Tutti Frutti review will go up tonight - it's out of this world!

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