Monday, 19 December 2016

REVIEW: Jessica Mauboy Be Beautiful EDT...

I have a huge backlog of fragrance reviews to post, but I chose to upload this Jessica Mauboy Be Beautiful first because the emerald green bottle with gold trim has "Christmas" written all over it. The whole presentation is gorgeous, from the jewel faceted cap to the trio of cute little trinkets around the neck - so festive, and I'll be adding them to my key chain once I've bathed myself in every last drop of this sparkling gem ...
It's a stunner of an eau de toilette, and more potent than some of the EDP's in my collection. When I first sampled it I thought it was so very similar to DKNY Be Delicious (which I adore), but every time I wear it I discover more and more differences in the blend that make it unique. It's also a fraction of the DKNY price  Be Beautiful is an aquatic fruit floral, which means it's PERFECT for Spring and steamy Summer days. First notes are crisp and zingy apple and cucumber - the initial spritz is quite spectacular, and if you're hot and sweaty, or worn out from hitting the shops for pressie purchases, this is a sure bet to give you an instant boost of refreshment, and restore your vitality ...
After the first fruit flush comes the flowers - I can easily pick the magnolia and the frangipani, and there's waterlily and magnolia too, and the whole delight is cradled on a bed of musk, vetiver and white amber. Oh boy Mauboy! I can assure you it's as delightful and delish as it sounds - lasts a good three hours on my skin, and it stays very close to my body from beginning to end. Just love it when a fragrance envelops me without being overpowering. It's fresh, fruity, bursting with blossoms, and so unmistakably feminine. I bought it on sale at Target for half price ($15 instead of $29.95) - it came in a gift set with a shower gel and body lotion (which I've yet to try, and they're not tested on animals btw). The box was a bit battered and bruised (which is probably why it was on special) so I haven't pictured it, but the artwork on the individual bottle packaging is almost as stunning as the contents ...

It comes with a special message from Jess in the form of a poem (or perhaps they are lyrics to a song) which I've snapshotted from her website:
The 100ml bottle is currently on sale at Priceline for $19 (RRP $34.95), and I'll be picking up a spare to stash away as I expect to go through this 50ml rather quickly - I could easily wear this all day every day non-stop ..
Well done Jess! So looking forward to more fragrant delights from this talented Aussie gal 

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. Linking to Ingrid's Monday Makeup Madness Link Up Party - you won't want to miss this week's edition xxx

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    1. So pretty hey Claire - just looking at the bottle makes me feel refreshed xxx

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  2. Sounds and looks delightful. I love the original Be Delicious so it definitely sounds appealing, I'll give it a sniff if I see it about!

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    1. Beth it's very similar to my BD Intense, but it changes after the drydown xxx

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  3. I think I've sniffed this one, but from memory it smells almost identical to a whole lot of others I own, including Be Delicious. Maybe one day I might snap it up, when I get through a whole bunch of other bottles!

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    1. I know the feeling Shell - trouble is when I start sniffing I can't tell the difference after the second one! So many perfumes, and only one nose...sigh xxx

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  4. I love perfume bottles! They are always so pretty :) This one sounds amazing too <3

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    1. Me too Tal - if I had room to store them once they're empty, I would! xxx

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  5. You're amazing at describing scents Kat. My vocabulary ends at " I like it" or "I don't like it" :)

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    1. Ha ha - it gets easier with practice Magda! Fragrance is something that I adore so that helps a lot too. I often base my "testing" line up on what other gals say, and often with terrific results, so I'm always trying to return the favour xxx

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  6. Loved your writeup on this fragrance! So much so, that I hoppped straight off the train and walked into Priceline! Only 2 bottles left in the 100mls - even the SA was surprised at the price of $19. I did test it and different to my usual scent but Change is good for me. Impulsive!

    Your photography is brilliant Kats!

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    1. Oh wow Karen, now that's what I call "enabling" ha ha! So thrilled you like the fragrance and that you were able to find some - there were none left at my local store, but no doubt it will be on special again soon so I can stash a spare away. Good on you for trying something different ♥

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