Prada Infusion D’Iris Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing Prada Infusion d’Iris Eau de Toilette.

I’ve been wearing this fragrance a lot this spring and summer, and I wanted to review it before it’s finished.

This fragrance contains the following notes: iris, violet, heliotrope, cedar, galbanum and lily-of-the-valley.

What’s the fragrance like? It smells of iris root, violet, powder, clean laundry and spring. Despite the powdery notes, the fragrance has an overall fresh feel.

I think this is a great fragrance for spring and summer. When it’s over 30C, I prefer lemon and grapefruit scents. However, I think Infusion d’Iris wears really well on the warmest summer days. Awesome stuff, Prada!

Prada Infusion d’Iris Eau de Toilette is available as 50ml, 100ml and, apparently, even as 200ml!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Anna Sui Flight Of Fancy Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about Anna Sui‘s Flight Of Fancy Eau de Toilette. I’ve been wearing this fragrance on and off for over a year now, so I thought it’s time for a review!

Alrighty! This fragrance contains the following notes: litchi, lemon, yuzu (top notes), freesia, rose, magnolia (heart notes), and amber, musk and woods (base notes).

I think Flight Of Fancy is a wonderful summer fragrance. It smells of sunny lemons with a touch of freesia. It’s fresh, full of energy, summery, yellow and happy. If you’ve ever wanted a fragrance that’s a mix of D&G Light Blue (which is lemon-fresh) and J Lo Live (which is incredibly juicy), this is it!

Anna Sui‘s Flight Of Fancy Eau de Toilette is available as 30, 50 and 75ml Eau de Toilette. In addition, Anna Sui does seasonal gift sets with matching body products!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Thierry Mugler Alien Flora Futura

Hi there! Today’s post is about Thierry Mugler‘s Alien Flora Futura fragrance. I picked up the 30ml eau de toilette for £25 (clearance, House Of Fraser).

It appears that no two websites have the same information about this fragrance. Mugler Europe and Mugler USA list different notes, and a number of other sources lack credibility. However, some notes are listed considerably more often than others, and these notes are night-blooming cactus flower, white amber and sandalwood.

Alright, what’s the fragrance like? It’s… wow! It smells fresh, sweet, floral, pink and yellow, transparent, youthful and full of energy. It smells like magic, sunlight and happiness!

Thierry Mugler‘s Alien Flora Futura Eau De Toilette is available as 30ml for £42 and 60ml for £52. There aren’t too many online stores that still have the fragrance in stock. It appears that many online retailers were able to sell the fragrance at full price. However, I’m glad I swung by House Of Fraser the other day because I bagged myself a bargain! If you’d like to try this fragrance and there’s a department store near you… you know what to do! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Pacifica Island Vanilla Perfume

Hi there! Today’s post is about Pacifica’s Island Vanilla Perfume. I’ve already tried quite a few Pacifica products – some were good, some weren’t. So now I’m reviewing their vanilla fragrance!

But before we get to the actual review, let me say a few words about the brand. Pacifica is a company from Oregon, USA. They specialise in vegan and cruelty-free products. They sell body care products, candles, fragrances and cosmetics. If you’re in the UK, you can find Pacifica products at Holland & Barrett’s.

Onto the fragrance! Pacifica’s Island Vanilla is based on Tahitian vanilla – which is said to have fruity and floral nuances – and bourbon vanilla – the ultimate “sweet treat” vanilla.

I think this vanilla fragrance is really nice. It smells sweet and cuddly, and it has a youthful feel to it. It’s not the most sophisticated fragrance, but it’s pleasant and inoffensive. I also think it’s a reasonable (but not perfect) replacement for Yves Rocher’s stellar Bourbon Vanilla fragrance which seems to be out of stock almost all the time.

Pacifica’s Island Vanilla Perfume is available as 29ml spray and 10ml roll-on. Pacifica also offers vanilla-scented candles and body care products!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Thierry Mugler Alien Aqua Chic

Hi there! Today’s post is about a fragrance that I bought a little while ago (clearance) and that I’ve been wearing on and off for a few weeks now – Thierry Mugler Alien Aqua Chic.

Alien Aqua Chic is a limited edition from 2013, and it contains the following notes: ginger and lemon verbena (top notes), freesia (heart note), as well as wood and amber (base notes).

What’s the fragrance like? It’s really nice. I like it! It’s a lighter version of the original Alien. It doesn’t seem to contain any jasmine, but it still has the typical Alien feel to it. I think the ginger and lemon verbena notes give the fragrance a lovely refreshing vibe, and the freesia note feels transparent and airy.

I think Thierry Mugler Alien Aqua Chic is a great spring and summer fragrance. It’s a limited edition, but it can still be found online. Just make sure you buy it from a reputable seller, OK? 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

The Body Shop Early Harvest Raspberry Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about The Body Shop Early Harvest Raspberry Eau de Toilette. I picked up the 30ml fragrance for £5 earlier this year (winter sale).

When I sniffed the fragrance for the first time, I thought it was the perfect raspberry fragrance. Because of this I bought another bottle! 😄

When the second bottle arrived, I started to wear the fragrance right away. But something had changed!

The fragrance, which I was sure smelled sweet, fruity and juicy, wasn’t really that great. I tried the fragrance (both of them) several times over a few weeks, but every time it smelled rather tangy and very synthetic.

Now, just over 4 months later, one of the bottles is almost empty (I might finish it this weekend). The other bottle is about 70% full, and I’ll pass that one on to my teenage relative.

Verdict: This fragrance is best (= wearable) when it’s combined with something else. TBS Early Harvest Raspberry plus Pacifica’s Island Vanilla makes for a decent fragrance. However, it’s nothing special, and I understand why The Body Shop discontinued this fragrance! I’ve also learnt a lesson – don’t buy back-up bottles of fragrances you haven’t tested properly!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Anna Sui Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about Anna Sui Eau de Toilette, a.k.a. Anna Sui Anna Sui (!), Anna Sui Original or Anna Sui Classic.

This fragrance for women contains the following notes: raspberry, apricot and bergamot (top notes), Bulgarian rose, desert jasmine and iris (heart notes), and cedarwood, sandalwood and powdery tonka (base notes).

What’s the fragrance like? I’d describe it as a powdery, yet transparent iris fragrance. Based on what I smell I’d guess it’s 80% iris, 10% rose, 5% lilac and 5% powder. I don’t get any of the fruity or woody notes.

I think Anna Sui Eau de Toilette is a great spring fragrance. It’s also office-safe (pleasant floral fragrance, no big “cloud”). I’d recommend it to anyone who likes powdery floral fragrances!

Anna Sui Eau de Toilette is available as 30ml. I paid £13 for my bottle (reputable online shop through ebay).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde