Anyone who knows me may be surprised to hear I’m actually a Taylor Swift fan (her music is very different to my usual cup of tea, but by-jove it’s catchy and easy!). Taylor by Taylor Swift is her newest addition to her fragrance line and her best yet in my opinion. I do not own “Wonderstuck” or “Wonderstuck Enchanted” but have have my fair share of sneaky sprays in Boots ( don’t lie, we all do it) and can say say this is by far her best yet.
I’m not all that good at describing scents if I am honest, but I would say it’s fairly sweet. According to Feelunique.com:
“The fragrance begins with a burst of fresh fruits and flowers, blending luscious lychee and sparkling tangerine with a whisper of magnolia petals. Evoking a sense of femininity, the middle is a blushing bouquet of some of Taylor’s favourite flowers – peonies, hydrangeas and vanilla orchids. Anchoring the base is creamy sandalwood, warmed by an inviting mixture of apricot nectar, cashmere musk and a blend of woods.”
When I first smelled it, all I could think about was sweeties. I think it was maybe the apricot nectar, as I do eat a lot of apricot flavoured sweets (…and cereals, and juices, and everything else with the word ‘apricot’ on it). I feel that compared to Taylor’s other two scents, this is the more mature of the three. There is a lot of talk of it being very similar to Jessica Simpsons “Fancy Love” but sweeter, I’ve not smelled Jessica’s fragrance but if you like that then seemingly you will like this!
I don’t actually own many perfumes, because I tend to find they last all of 10 minutes on my skin. This however, lasts me hours upon hours, and I’m not overexerting here. I spritzed a skirt onto my wrist (and ultimately my jacket sleeve) in Boots to see if it was worth buying and even after a 6 hour shift in a burger bar it was still very strong. I could even still smell it when I woke up the next morning (and my jacket still faint smell of it despite me not re-spraying it and it being over a week now since its spray in Boots). I’m really amazed by it’s staying power.
Apparently the bottle is trying to combine both modern and retro styling, and while I agree it is trying to do that, I can’t say is awfully successful. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate it. I love the shape of the bottle, it’s very ‘classy’ but when teamed with the colourful design and fake pearls, I feel it looses it. When I think of Taylor’s image, I think classic and youthful, not fake pearls and ‘retro’ patterns. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it. It definitely wont be replacing my gorgeous bottle of Marc Jacobs Lola (Velvet Edition) on my dressing table (it will most likely be in my handbag to be fair…)
If you’re a fan of sweet scents, I’d go give this a sniff. Or if you’re just a die-hard Taylor Swift lover! Feelunique.com currently have a sale going on, so I managed to get mine for few pounds cheaper on there, so if you like this then I’d recommend ordering it before their sale ends. They also have a wonderful range of make-up, skincare and gifts in their sale so it may be worth a browse if you’re in the market for new pretty things!
Taylor by Taylor Swift 30ml – £18.40 (www.feelunique.com)
Do you like this scent? Better than her first too? Let me know!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!