Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream Eau de Parfum Review

You all know I love most of the products I've tried by Charlotte Tilbury, when she decides to venture into something she always does the best she can, so what about her foray into the world of fragrances?

The first time I sniffed Scent of a Dream was at her counter at John Lewis, and it had been sprayed on a little piece of paper. My first impression was that it was crazily overpowering and lady-like, it smelt like something a very mature woman would wear and I didn't feel it would be for me.

Nevertheless fragrances are meant to be tested on the skin, because they react differently and give different notes, so when my mum bought me this fragrance I obviously had to give it another chance!
Packaging
Like all of Charlotte Tilbury products, she goes for a vintage, Old-Hollywood look with her styling, which is very appealing to most of us.

The bottle reminds me of an oriental, magical potion of some sorts, it's shiny and I must say very beautiful indeed.
It does look like it's much bigger than the actual amount you get, and it takes up quite a bit of space due to the shape, but I don't mind, it's very beautiful!
Fragrance
To me it is a noticeably floral fragrance, with a spicy touch, very heady and can smell overpowering at first, but definitely a noticeable scent.

The notes include top notes of lemon, mandarin, black pepper, bergamot and peach, lots of powerful florals such as tuberose, orange flower, rose oil, tea rose, green ivy, magnolia and jasmine violet and the middle notes are frankincense and patchouli. The base notes are fire tree, heeding, patchouli, ambroxan and iso e super, a blend of musks which are supposed to be pheromone notes which are activated by body heat.
Lasting Power and Effect
This perfume excels in this department, it lasts a good 6 hours and on the clothes and hair even longer. I find that I can still smell this lovely perfume on scarves and coats I wore days ago! I love long lasting perfumes!

One of the best signs of a good perfume is when people notice and ask you about it, and I get so many compliments when I use Scent of a Dream!

Overall
When I first tried it at the counter I thought it was a little overpowering as it had been sprayed on a piece of paper, thankfully I got to try it on my own skin and I have to say that it's long-lasting and noticeable.
It is very floral and heady so it may not be to everyone's taste, but if you like this sort of perfume you may fall completely in love!

It costs £49 - £96 depending on the amount, a reasonable price for a luxury eau de parfum. As with any fragrance, and particularly expensive ones, I recommend giving it a go before shelling out the full price!
What's your favourite perfume of the moment?

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