Sunday, 17 January 2016

REVIEW: Britney Spears Island Fantasy EDT...

Oh Britney! You've outdone yourself with this creation - one of the most refreshing and smile-inducing fragrances I've come across in a while, and the bottle is so incredibly summery and pretty. I'm most definitely a Midnight Fantasy fan - have been for years, however I've not been entranced with the other varieties, but this blend has me in a total tizz, and is one I plan to keep on my shelf FOREVER! For me it was instantaneous hook, line and sinker love at first sight AND smell  Just feast your eyes on the gorgeous colours in this mood-lifting ombre bottle...
As for the fragrance, let's see if I can do it justice  OK think of golden sand, crystal clear aqua blue waters, lush tropical vegetation, a comfy lounge chair - then add yourself into the picture, tucking into a divine sweet and juicy fruit salad that's loaded with melon, and you're there. Whether it's Tahiti or Hawaii or some other favourite paradise destination, this fragrance is guaranteed to take you far away from where you are, and there's no lost luggage! This is truly a summer holiday in a bottle - first note is undoubtedly mandarin, genuine mandarin, then a few red berries start bubbling up to the surface bringing with them clementine and jasmine, freesia, and wait for it, a tinge of violet (my precious ). And then just when you're basking in all that whole citrusy petal-packed experience, a chunk of tantalisingly luscious watermelon comes into focus, nestled on a bed of musky sugar cane, and merges all the notes into one gloriously crisp fruity floral extravaganza. Whoa!
This fabulous fragrance has only one flaw - it's an eau de toilette and therefore doesn't last longer than a few hours. Britney my dear, please, PLEASE bring this out in an EDP!

I'm literally tripping on this scent - if you think you might be a fan of a mandarin, blossom and melon combo, run don't walk to your nearest Chemist Warehouse where this 100ml bottle is on sale for $14.99 (WHA?). My local CW and the online store have been sold out for quite a while (completely understandable), but you may get lucky in your area. I could only find this at Priceline and had to pay full price, but I don't care a fig melon because it's just so amazingly delish, and a sparkling jewel in the sea of fragrances out there 

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. Ingrid's Makeup Monday Madness Link Up Party is back in full swing 

24 comments:

  1. $14.99! That's a bargain! I'll definitely be checking out my local CW after reading this review! I need an island holiday and it sounds like a sniff of this will give me one!

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    1. It sure is a much cheaper alternative hon ha ha - hope you can find it at the special price, I had no luck at all xxx

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  2. I love tropical scents so I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for this! Unfortunately all the other Britney perfumes that I've tried in the past haven't had amazing longevity either.

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    1. It's so lovely while it lasts Yip. Just about all her other Fantasy fragrances are EDPs - the Midnight one sticks around for at least 4 hours on my skin, it's interesting how they all react differently hey ♥

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  3. I need to get to Chemist Warehouse anyway . . . might give it a sniff if I see it!

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    1. Well worth a try Beth - I couldn't find it in the cabinet, and the shop assistant sort of rolled her eyes and said it sells out as soon as the stock arrives, so it sure is popular xxx

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  4. 15$ is such a bargain, it has a beautiful bottle. I have never tried britney's perfume

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    1. It's quite the eye catcher Faiza, and for that price, I sure wouldn't mind spraying it on liberally throughout the day. I have 3 of her fragrances now xxx

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  5. I want it just for the pretty bottle! But even more so after reading your glowing review. Sounds absolutely divine!

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    1. Lol Di I know what you mean - I can't stop looking at it, I just adore these colours together ♥♥♥

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  6. wow what a bargain! I love celebrity perfumes love the bottle http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. An amazing price hey Tara - it's normally $49.95!

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  7. I keep hearing lots of good things about the various Britney perfumes but have yet to check them out (I think it's the inner snob in me!) This review is really tipping it for me though so I think I'll have to cave in and smell some testers. Shame it's EDT though.

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    1. I caved a few years back mayday - I'd stopped even sampling the celeb fragrances because they all smelled the same to me, but then I fell in love with a couple, some by Kylie as well, and I'm currently exploring the Beyonce ones ♥

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  8. The bottle is so pretty, sounds like the perfume is just as gorgeous, too! I must check out my local CW at that low price!

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    1. Crazy price tag hey Indie - I thought it was a misprint in the catalogue, but it was correct! Going to be a hot one tomorrow, so I know what I'll be spritzing myself with to keep cool and deliciously fragrant ♥♥♥

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  9. That is a gorgeous bottle! Dammit, Kat, you're making me want to try this out!

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    1. Lol TP - a successful blog post then I'd say ha ha! Isn't it just the prettiest presentation ever? ♥♥♥

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  10. Okay, i'm sold! This sounds like something I will LOVE! Your had me at your description of the scent! Her Fantasy perfume has been my signature scent since it came out. I'm def going to go find this and check it out. tfs <3

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    1. Lol hon - I tell you what just about every online store I go to has a big "OUT OF STOCK" banner plastered over the picture, so it sure is popular, and I have my fingers crossed that you can find it ♥

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  11. Love your writing style xxx this sounds like a gorgeous perfume. I'm sold!

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    1. Aww thanks hon - really appreciate your comment, and I hope you love the fragrance as much as I do xxx

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  12. I am so drawn to the calming shades in this bottle! So beautiful and tranquil. :) I am still obsessing over the bottle I won in your giveaway last year, thanks again! I really want to pick up this one and her new white bottle from this series next. They are such pretty bottles to collect AND they all smell so so good! :) xoxo

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    1. Right with you there Candy - I feel good just looking at this bottle ha ha! So glad you're loving the Midnight Fantasy - I was a bit naughty today and bought the Circus one, but hey, it was on special ♥

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