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[Review] Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll remember that I reviewed Wonderstruck Enchanted back in January. I love Wonderstruck Enchanted and couldn’t wait to add the original Wonderstruck perfume to my collection.

Wonderstruck was launched back in 2011 so it’s an old perfume. However if you love sweet smelling fragrances and have yet to try this one, keep reading this review (:

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Perfume background

Wonderstruck is the first fragrance from the young American pop – country singerTaylor Swift, launched in cooperation with the cosmetic company Elizabeth Arden. The perfume is created by Olivier Gillotin of Givaudan.

Wonderstruck is named after the lyrics from the song “Enchanted”: “I’mwonderstruck, blushing all the way home,” which tell about the feeling and the impression you get when you first meet someone you like. Taylor hopes that her fragrance will be an essential part of many impressions and first meetings.

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The packaging

The perfume comes in a gorgeous purple, round iridescent bottle. Around the golden bottle neck are three antique charms; a birdcage, a dove and a star. The bottle is perfect, I’m in love with it.

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Fragrance notes

Top notes: Freesia, tea, blackberry, raspberry, apple blossom

Middle notes: Vanilla, honeysuckle, hibiscus

Base notes: Musk, sandalwood, amber, peach

My thoughts

This perfume smells fruity and sweet on initial spray, then evolves into a more delicious scent as the sweet vanilla and honeysuckle come through. After a few hours it just smells like vanilla, which is my absolute favorite.

This perfume is my current favourite. I found that it doesn’t last as long as Wonderstruck Enchanted, the smell of this one disappears after about six hours. I made a few of my family members test both Wonderstruck perfumes, my parents loved the Wonderstruck Enchanted while both my brothers preferred the original Wonderstruck. I have a hard time deciding, I love both and they’re extremely different. Wonderstruck is a more sweet and girly fragrance while Wonderstruck Enchanted in a more mature and delicious perfume. If you’re in Myer, test them out on those cards. I did that and was amazed at how different the scent smelled at the end of the week, compared to the first day I sprayed the cards.

Overall, I would recommend this perfume if you love sweet fragrances or if you want to spoil a young teenage girl. Myer always has some great offers on giftsets for this perfume, and Chemist Warehouse had it going for $30 (100 ml EDP) recently.

Have you tried Wonderstruck? What are your thoughts?

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[Haul] January Sales

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After a disappointing boxing day shopping trip back in 2012, I decided to skip the boxing day sales last year (2013) and wait for the January sales instead.

Here’s what I picked up:

Mor marshmallow little luxuries hand cream (25% off at Myer)

I absolutely LOVE the Mor marshmallow range so I picked up this little beauty for my handbag

Rimmel lipsticks (50% off at Chemist Warehouse)

Click here for my full review and swatches of Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish lipstick in 09 and Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick in Alarm.

EcoTools airbrush concealer brush (25% off at Priceline)

I’ve been wanting a brush to apply concealer over my blemishes and the EcoTool brushes have good reviews. I haven’t yet tried using the brush but hoping it does a decent job!

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Enchanted perfume (50% off at Chemist Warehouse)

Click here for the full review of my current favourite perfume 🙂

Mor Diamond Decadence Luxury Marshmallow gift set (25% off at Myer)

I was in Myer the day before Christmas and they had already started discounting the Christmas giftsets. I rushed over to pick up this Mor giftset because I’ve had my eye on it since it hit the shelves. Unfortunately, all the marshmallow giftsets were sold out online and in the three Myer stores around Perth that I checked. Last week I was in Myer again and spotted this gift set lying there, I was SO SO EXCITED! It was the last one too so I grabbed it. Paid $49 for the giftset and it contains a 100 ml EDP, 125 ml hand and nails cream and 180 gram soap bar.

MAC pro longwear concealer in NC 45 (Myer)

Technically I bought this the day before Christmas but thought I’d throw it in this post. I was lucky enough to get the $20 voucher promotion that Myer were running for using their app so ended up paying just $12 for this concealer!

And that’s the end of my shopping haul. I ordered a few things online at the end of December so will do another post once I receive everything. I’m pretty happy with what I picked up, although I missed out on the Benefit gift sets at Myer because I was too late.

I also needed clothes for work but didn’t buy much because nothing was really discounted and I didn’t like anything.

Did you shop the January sales? What is your favourite purchase?

Much love

Fatima xx

[Review] Wonderstruck Enchanted perfume by Taylor Swift

Today I have my first ever perfume review, which also happens to be the first perfume that I’ve ever purchased! I do wear perfume but over the years, I’ve received so many good ones as gifts that I’ve never had to buy one myself.

I absolutely ADORE anything vanilla and sweet scented, so when I read that this perfume has vanilla notes, I had to try it. The fragrance is beautiful and I fell in love immediately, it has a sweet smell without being sickeningly sweet and overbearing.

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Perfume Background

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Enchanted Eau de Parfum Spray is the next chapter in the love story of the Wonderstruck fragrance. Enchanted represents the feeling of being deeply in love where butterflies and magic still exist. An irresistible blend of luscious wild berries and sugar-glazed petals are wrapped in a touch of sensuality for a captivating signature.

“Wonderstruck Enchanted is the next chapter in the story of my Wonderstruck fragrance. Wonderstruck is about that moment when you instantly feel a connection to someone, but then there’s that feeling of being completely enamored — enchanted — when you know a little more about that someone and still feel that strong connection,” – Taylor Swift

The packaging

The bottle is designed like the original, this time colored in crimson red with golden details. The bottle neck is adorned with charms that have an antique look to them.

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Fragrance notes

Top notes: Berry, poppy, passion fruit

Middle notes: Peony, champaca, sugar, freesia

Base notes: White musk, blond woods, vanilla

My thoughts

I am in love with this perfume, it smells like berry mixed with vanilla. I had trouble deciding between the original Wonderstruck and Wonderstruck Enchanted because both smell delicious and come in gorgeous packaging. I went with Wonderstruck Enchanted in the end because it’s a more complex scent and less sweet. I will be adding the original Wonderstruck to my collection one day though!

I highly recommend this perfume for those that love gourmand fragrances and the beautiful packaging would make this perfume an amazing gift.