Agent Provocateur Fatale Intense Eau De Parfum

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Agent Provocateur Fatale Intense Eau De Parfum. I’ve previously had 2 fragrances from the Fatale collection – the original Fatale and the lighter Fatale Pink. And now I’ve finally given Fatale Intense a try!

Fatale Intense contains the following notes: liquorice, dewberry and chili pepper (top notes), champaca flower, red rose and lotus (heart notes), and vanilla, leather and amber (base notes).

I can’t distinguish between any of the individual notes; all I can smell is Thierry Mugler’s Angel! To be fair, Fatale Intense is not a carbon-copy of Angel, but it would definitely pass for a lighter limited edition of Angel.

Fatale Intense is a winter fragrance, no doubt. But where Angel feels dense and almost suffocating, Fatale Intense is a lot more wearable as it lets you breathe. At the same time, Fatale Intense still has a very strong Angel vibe about it!

If you’ve always wanted to love Thierry Mugler’s Angel but you just couldn’t because it’s way too strong, you should give Fatale Intense a try! If you’re interested, Agent Provocateur Fatale Intense Eau De Parfum is available as 30ml, 50ml and 100ml. I paid £13.02 for a 50ml bottle. What a bargain!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Agent Provocateur Aphrodisiaque Eau De Parfum

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Agent Provocateur Aphrodisiaque Eau De Parfum. This fragrance contains the following notes: white pepper, blackberry and jasmine (top notes), honey, vanilla orchid and night blooming cereus (heart notes), and resins and musk (base notes).

Aphrodisiaque is meant to be a sexy fragrance – but it isn’t. Aphrodisiaque smells like a watered-down version of the fragrances my grandmother used to wear in the 1980s.

I’d describe the fragrance as wannabe old-fashioned. To me, it smells cold, balsamic and smokey with a touch of powdered white flowers and sugar. I’m saying sugar water and not honey because the sweet note is neither well-rounded nor warm. Unfortunately, Aphrodisiaque is also rather thin and fleeting, so there’s not much of a fragrance development.

To my surprise, my husband actually likes this fragrance on me (unfortunately, he can’t describe what he’s smelling), so I’m wearing it for him when we’re both at home. Otherwise, I would have given it away. If you’re interested, Agent Provocateur Aphrodisiaque Eau De Parfum is available as 40ml and 80ml. I paid £12.98 for the 40ml.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nina Ricci L’Extase Eau De Parfum

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Nina Ricci L’Extase Eau De Parfum which I found at TK Maxx. The price was ridiculous – £16.99 for a 30ml, so I bought it right away.

This fragrance contains the following notes: pink pepper, peach and pear (top notes), rose, raspberry, white flowers and jasmine (heart notes), and caramel, benzoin, amber, vanilla, musk, patchouli and cedar (base notes).

I’ve been using this fragrance on and off for a few weeks now, and I am blown away. This fragrance is astonishingly beautiful. It’s feminine and sensuous, sweet, fruity, but also mature. It’s an ambered raspberry and rose fragrance with shades of caramel, vanilla, musk, peach and patchouli.

I’ve seen L’Extase being likened to Lancome’s La Nuit Trésor. I can see similarities, and whilst La Nuit Trésor is a gorgeous fragrance (which I might even buy at some point), I think that L’Extase is more rounded, but at the same time it also feels more multi-faceted. In addition, I find the sweetness in L’Extase to be a little more subtle; L’Extase’s raspberry, peach and amber are gentler and less in-your-face than La Nuit Trésor’s strawberry, citrus and praline.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this beautiful fragrance. I wish I had discovered it sooner! Nina Ricci L’Extase Eau De Parfum is available as 30ml, 50ml and 80ml. What you pay for this fragrant gem depends on where you shop.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty- Free – Superdrug Layering Lab Paradise Body Mist

Hi there! Happy Tuesday! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Layering Lab Paradise Body Mist.

The fragrances in the Layering Lab collection are meant to be worn “individually or mixed together for a unique scent.”

Although the biggest selling point is that the fragrances in the Layering Lab collection are meant to smell like designer fragrances. I am happy to confirm that the Blossom Body Mist (but not the EdT) is a perfect dupe for Mugler’s Alien.

What about Paradise? Well, the notes shown on the bottle are tangerine, green tea and vanilla, and according to a bunch of reviewers, Paradise is supposed to smell like Paco Rabanne’s Olympéa.

I’ve given this body mist a try, and I agree that it smells similar to Olympéa. It’s a bit sweeter, but at the same time it’s also airier – which makes sense because it’s a body mist concentration. If Paco Rabanne  did a body mist for their Olympéa fragrance, this is exactly what it would smell like, no doubt!

Based on my experience, I would recommend this body mist for sure!

If you’re interested, Superdrug Layering Lab Paradise Body Mist is available as 100ml for £3.99. There’s always some kind of special offer going on, so you can usually buy multiple bottles and still save a little. This body mist is also suitable for vegans, and it’s certified cruelty-free (it carries the Leaping Bunny logo).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Agent Provocateur Fatale Pink Eau De Parfum

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Agent Provocateur Fatale Pink Eau De Parfum which I’ve been wearing for the past 2 weeks now. This fragrance has the following notes: tangerine, yuzu and whipped cream (top notes), datura, white camellia and pink lotus (heart notes), and bamboo, musk and black saffron (base notes).

I found this fragrance to be a huge disappointment. Fatale Pink is remarkably faint, and it doesn’t last for more than 30 minutes on me. I’m almost halfway through a 100ml bottle after 2 weeks – ridiculous. What little I can smell is nice enough – citrus and a whiff of pink flowers. However, I wouldn’t recommend this fragrance for obvious reasons.

Agent Provocateur Fatale Pink Eau De Parfum is available as 30ml, 50ml and 100ml. I paid £19.07 for the 100ml.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Anna Sui L’Amour Rose Versailles Eau De Parfum

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Anna Sui L’Amour Rose Versailles Eau De Parfum which I’ve been using on and off for almost a month now.

The top notes are apricot, sweet orange and quince. The heart notes are rose, jasmine and freesia. And the base notes are amber, macarons and patchouli.

When I looked up the notes, I was actually surprised to find this many fruity notes. To me, L’Amour Rose Versailles smells like a mix of sweet yellow roses and powder. I think this fragrance is a safe blind-buy. It’s not the most original fragrance, but it’s lovely and pretty in its own way. I also find it very enjoyable in this weather.

Anna Sui L’Amour Rose Versailles Eau De Parfum is available as 50ml. I paid a ridiculous £13.61!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Layering Lab Fresh Body Mist, Superdrug Layering Lab Sorbet Body Mist

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 body mists – Superdrug Layering Lab Fresh Body Mist and Superdrug Layering Lab Sorbet Body Mist. I picked these up after the Blossom body mist from the same collection blew me away. And I’ve now given them a try…

Superdrug Layering Lab Fresh Body Mist is supposed to smell of citrus, apple and peony. I’d describe the scent as a cheap apple hairspray scent. Maybe something a young teen would enjoy. But this stuff is not worth my time. I’ll give it away.

Superdrug Layering Lab Sorbet Body Mist is supposed to smell of peach sorbet, plum and raspberries. According to some of the reviewers at Superdrug, this body mist smells like Viktor & Rolf Bon Bon; someone else likened it to a Britney Spears fragrance. I don’t know either of those fragrance, but I’d be shocked if anything above £5 were to smell like this body mist. What does it smell like? Pretty much like a mix of burnt sugar mixed with burnt berries. It’s not pleasant at all. I can definitely see that some young teens might like this, maybe to cover up BO after PE/gym or exercising? But this stuff is more of a smell than a scent. I will give this stuff away too.

If you’re interested, Superdrug Layering Lab Fresh Body Mist and Superdrug Layering Lab Sorbet Body Mist are available as 100ml for £3.99 each. On top of this, Superdrug often runs promotions on these Layering Lab products. I bought them when they were on special. To end this post on a positive note, these products are vegan and certified cruelty-free (they carry the Leaping Bunny logo).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Antonio Banderas Her Golden Secret Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about a fragrance I discovered by accident – Antonio Banderas Her Golden Secret Eau De Toilette. Celebrity fragrances can be hit or miss – I loved Priscilla Presley’s Moments and Indian Summer, and J Lo has a few lovely fragrances. But I don’t care for most celebrity fragrances. Still, when I found Her Golden Secret for just over £10 for 80ml, I looked up reviews, and then decided to blind-buy it.

Her Golden Secret has the following notes – bergamot, mandarin, apple and peach (top notes), gardenia, orange blossom, and black currant (heart notes), and patchouli, cedar, tonka, vanilla and musk (base notes).

I’ve worn Her Golden Secret for the past 3 weeks, and I am absolutely blown away. This fragrance is a little gem. It starts out fresh with plenty of juicy peach and bright citrus notes, and as time passes, the gardenia note takes centre stage – followed by sweet vanilla and tonka. The colours of the bottle – white and gold – represent the fragrance perfectly. If I had to describe Her Golden Secret with just a few keywords, I’d describe it as a bright, honeyed white floral fragrance.

Based on my experience, I’d recommend this fragrance. It smells a lot more expensive than the price suggests, and I think it’s great for all occasions or places – office, meeting friends, dinner with your loved one, theatre, etc… Honestly, it’s so cheap, but so good! Go, grab a bottle! Antonio Banderas Her Golden Secret Eau De Toilette is available as 80ml. I paid £10.38.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Body Mist, Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Eau De Toilette

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Body Mist and Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Eau De Toilette. How did I discover these? Well, I remembered that Mugler Alien (now under L’Oréal) smells super weak compared to Thierry Mugler Alien (back then under Clarins). So I googled to see if other Alien fans would agree, and I found dozens of reviews saying that Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom smells like Alien! Since these Superdrug products were super cheap, I picked these up on my next visit to Superdrug, and I’ve given them a try!

And now I can say that Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Body Mist smells just like Alien. Oh! My! Gawd! It’s “just” a body mist, and I started with 2 sprays on my wrist – so I would be able to take regular sniffs with a “clean” nose. After the initial 30 seconds – when it smells like Alien mixed with hair spray – this body mist turns into “proper” Alien. Just wow! It even has the same slightly dirty drydown. It’s incredible!

Now, please keep in mind, this is just a body mist, so it won’t last all day – but neither does L’Oréal’s Alien. And this body spray is only £3.99 for 100ml (even if there is no special offer, although I bought them for 2 for £6, I believe), so you can afford to spray away! My husband loves this body mist, and he agrees that it smells just like Alien. I’ve been through several bottles of Thierry Mugler’s Alien before the reformulation and through a number of Alien limited editions over the past 15 (or so) years, and you can trust me about this one. But even if you don’t, you can visit Superdrug’s product page where you will find dozens of reviews from women saying the same thing. I love to douse myself in this body mist – and so does my husband – I can’t blame him! Thank you, Superdrug! 11 stars!

Onto Superdrug Layering Lab Blossom Eau De Toilette! Based on the body mist, I had high hopes for the EdT, but the EdT isn’t a carbon copy of Alien. It doesn’t even smell similar to Alien. I do like this fragrance, because it has a sharp jasmine note. But I do recognise it for what it is – a cheap fragrance which would be good for a teenager who’s done with Impulse sprays and wants to “move up” to drustore fragrances. I think this EdT is also nice enough for the office, or if you want a fragrance and either can’t or don’t want to spend a lot of money – the 30ml is £5, and the 100ml (which I have) is £6.99. I actually bought the 100ml for £4.66 on a special offer – so cheap!

Based on my experience I’d recommend the body mist to Alien lovers. If you want to give both products a try, at the moment, Superdrug actually does run a promotion on these (but I have no idea when the promotion ends and what’s next) – the 100ml body mist is £2.65 (go, grab a bottle…), the 30ml EdT is £3.32, and the 100ml EdT is £4.65. Also – these products are vegan and certified cruelty-free – they carry the Leaping Bunny logo! And one more thing… matching body products are also available. I haven’t tried any of them as of now, so I can’t (yet) comment on how good or similar to Alien they are.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow, Captivating Pause, Woodland Whisper Body Mists

Hi there! Today’s post is about 3 body mists from Boots’ vegan & cruelty-free Live + Be collection. The entire collection is being discontinued, and all the products have been heavily discounted. These 100ml body mists were £1.25 each!

Let’s start with Boots Live + Be Awakening Glow Body Mist! This body mist smells just like the matching shower gel (I mention this because the matching whipped body cream smells different). What does this mean? According to Boots, this body mist contains notes of mandarin, yuzu, mimosa and almond. I would describe the scent as yellow and yoghurty, with a strong yuzu note. It doesn’t last very long, but it produces a nice scent cloud when I spray it generously all over my body.

Onto Boots Live + Be Captivating Pause Body Mist! I haven’t used any of the matching body products yet, but this body mist is supposed to smell like a mix of nutmeg, jasmine, coconut and black sugar. I can’t smell any coconut or jasmine, but I would describe the fragrance as unisex, dry, powdery, slightly herbal and a tad sweet. This body mist isn’t ground-breaking, but it’s great for when you want to smell nice but don’t feel like wearing fragrance.

And last but certainly not least… Boots Live + Be Woodland Whisper Body Mist – which is the best of the bunch! This one is supposed to smell like fennel, coriander, cardamom and charcoal. I would describe the scent as woody, warm and slightly sweet with a touch of musk. It’s a wonderful sweater weather fragrance that makes me think of a cosy night in a cabin with a fireplace. I’m glad I bought 2 of these body mist as well as additional products from this range (2 body creams, shower cream, bath fizzer).

If you’re interested in trying products from Boots’ vegan and cruelty-free Live + Be collection, be quick! If you’ve had any products from this collection, feel free to let me know your favourite via the comments! And thanks for stopping by today! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde