Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been missing for a week, but good news is that I’m hardly sick anymore (and therefore have enough energy to hold a camera still for over 5 seconds. woot!) And more good news! I’ve got my XSi figured out. Boy do I feel stupid, though. I totally missed the fact it came with two lenses, which was why I was having so much trouble taking close up pictures lol. Not my finest moment. Anyways…
If you have a CVS near you, you might be interested to know that they are having a huge sale on celebrity perfumes. I know a lot of people shy away from these, but the prices were so low I figured I had nothing to lose.
BRING ON THE PICTURES (this has got a fair amount of pictures, so click to read on!)
ummm..is that a perfume bottle? hehe no, it is not. Just some gratuitous chocolate pictures for you. These are 75% off right now (about a dollar), so I snatched up a bag. While I think it would be greatly improved with dark as opposed to milk chocolate, the melty caramel inside is delicious enough to make up for it.
Ok, first up is Britney Spear’s Believe. For $4.99, you get a perfume + body soufflee (did I spell that correctly? It looks weird without the accent) The perfume isn’t a mini either, I’m not sure if it’s full size or a bit smaller, but it’s not one of those teeny sample jars. I’m no parfum expert, but I would describe the scent as your basic fruity with a hint of musk. It smells nice and light, not terribly original, but hey am I going to complain with that price tag? NO. And it gets bonus points from me for the pretty bottle.
My rating: B
Up next is Jessica Simpson’s Fancy. I really loved the bottle design Pretty, ya? I wasn’t expecting to like the scent; from the description it sounds too sweet for my taste, but it pleasantly surprised me. I could’ve sworn I smelled strong notes of lychee when I first sprayed it on, paired with light vanilla (not too overwhelming, which is a plus). Over time, the lychee scent goes away, and it ends up smelling like light vanilla/something sweet baking, cookies perhaps? Definitely yummy smelling with perfect intensity (I have a passionate hatred for vanilla/sugary scents that are too strong/cloying).
It also comes with a body wash and lotion, again all for $4.99. This perfume bottle is smaller than Believe, but it’s still not teeny tiny, and the body wash and lotion are full size.
My rating: B+
And last but not least, I got another Britney Spear’s fragrance. This one is Midnight Fantasy, $4.99.
I’m definitely not too crazy about the bottle (once again, full size). The color of the glass is nice, I suppose, but it’s a little too blinged out for me. The scent was also my least favorite out of the three. It smells like some sort of berry, kind of like Bath & Body Work’s Pearberry, which I already own. It doesn’t smell bad, it’s just not that unique, plus I already own something that smells like it, so I think this is destined for the relatives-you-never-met-before-gift-pile.
My rating: B-
What’s your experience with celebrity perfumes? Any favorites? Let me know in the comments!