Tuesday, 17 May 2016

REVIEW: Britney Spears Hidden Fantasy EDP...

Well by now I think it's blatantly obvious that I have a penchant for Britney Spears fragrances! There's something about them that makes my nose smile, and I can't help but be attracted to the packaging of the Fantasy series - how pretty they look on my shelf with their Swarovski crystals twinkling in the light. So here's my latest acquisition and the fourth in my collection - Hidden Fantasy...

This is another one (like Circus Fantasy) that's a mix of semi-sweet and sour, but it also has a potent spicy kick which no doubt comes from the inclusion of cloves. Initial hit is baked citrus - a blend of orange, tangerine and lemon verbena. After a few minutes, my schnozz picks up a subtle hint of jasmine and vanilla, shortly followed by the emergence of a decidedly woody character (Jacaranda woods?). The base is amber and sandalwood, but I can't smell those till about half an hour later when the cloves take a couple of steps back...
With an overall spiced orange character with musky undertones, this definitely conjures up Christmas to me, and the red bottle seals the deal. But for us Aussies, more like Christmas-in-July - think rugged up in front of an open fire, a glass of mulled wine and nibbling on some orange poppy seed cake. Perfect for Autumn/Winter, I doubt I'll wear this in the warmer weather when I prefer something fresher and sweeter, and with more petal power. Lasts well - around 3-4 hours as far as immediate surrounding environment penetration goes, but I can still smell it on my skin the next morning ...

Absolutely love it - very different from anything else in my collection. Out of all the Britney fragrances in my kit, this is the most "mature". Delighted to have a very specific winter scent to get me through the cold months. Hidden Fantasy is described as a floral fruity gourmand fragrance, but I'm inclined to classify it as a woody oriental with benefits lol. It certainly has an upfront masculine quality about it, in fact it's almost unisex, but the heart is all gal ...

Take care of you,
kats xxx

2 comments:

  1. I love the red bottle, but I still can't bring myself to sniff a celebrity fragrance.

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    1. Lol neurotic - you stick to your guns hon, good on you for having principles. And hey thanks for all the blog love - I've missed you ♥♥♥

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