Hi My Lovelies,
As usual, I have to rant about the weather as many people who live in the UK always do. Honestly, the weather has not been the best and it's fats becoming very nippy but we all have to survive. I have drank more cups of tea than I have in the earlier half of the year (I am more of a coffee girl ). Anyway, I hope everyone is well. I am reviewing the Ed Hardy Love Kills Slowly Perfume Set. Sometime in July, I was in Debenhams looking for a way to spend my £5 voucher from the Debenhams Beauty Club. I roamed through the perfume section looking for a nice deal. One of the sales ladies drew my attention to the Ed Hardy Love Kills Slowly Perfume Set which was on sale for half the price at £18 for a lovely 50 ml Perfume, a 90 ml perfumed body lotion and a 7 ml miniature version for the hand bag. It was really tantalizing and , although, I had never tried the Ed Hardy range, I decided to to splurge and it is definitely one of the splurges I have never regretted. I am not sure why I decided to pick it up; it could be how convincing the sales lady was or her strong lovely accent (I think she was Jamaican/Carribean) or how lovely the packaging was or a combo of everything. Whatever/whoever was responsible, I owe you a big squishy hug.
To be honest, I have never tried or even thought of trying any of the Ed Hardy Perfume range because I thought the inscriptions and designs were not me but I was so wrong as the perfume/fragrance is totally amazing and my kind of scent. Don Ed Hardy is an American Artist raised in Southern California who is best known for his tattoo work, his eye catching tattoo designs on apparel and accessories. I generally associate Ed Hardy with his famous tattoo designs which are seen on many of his clothing and accessories including his perfumes. Apparently, his female perfumes were created by Christian Audigier and I think this was one of the lot he created.
In this set, you get a lovely 50 ml perfume bottle, a perfumed body lotion and a 7 ml miniature version which are really lovely. I love how bold the packaging design is; I think it will make a good tattoo for people who love tattoos. I really love how sturdy this box is and the lovely splash of colours all around it plus the beautiful woman drwan on it. The bottle also has the same tattoo design/inscription on it with Ed Hardy on one side. The miniature bottle is my absolute favourite. It looks so cute in its tiny little package and fits perfectly in my makeup pouch and is perfect for night outs where it is snuggled in my clutch. The perfumed body lotion is one of my favourite because it really lingers on my skin for a long time and it has some gold shimmers which reflect on your skin in a nice way if you are in the sun.
My first impression of it was a nice fruity and sweet smell without being too overpowering as sometimes sweet and fruity scents could be a bit annoying but this is not one of those. It's a very fruity fragrance which many people have compared to the Juicy Couture Perfumes, DKNY Red perfume and Victoria Secrets perfumes. Its Top notes are Mango, Grape fruit and Strawberries which gives way to its middle notes of Freesia and mild Vanilla before it settles to its base notes of Amber, Musk and Leather. I love how the notes are all formulated but if you do not like fruity/citrus fragrances, you may need to steer clear of this perfume as it comes on strong when you spray it initially.
I must say this fragrance really lasts for a long time. I have never had any cause to reapply or touch up during the day because i can still smell it slightly on me which i think is enough. It does linger on some of my clothing even when it has been washed which i think is really nice provided you like the scent though. It has not irritated my skin when applying it so i guess it is okay on application.
The cost really varies depending on where and what deals are going on. As i said, i bought mine from Debenhams during the sales back in July and it was on sale for £18 and I had a £5 voucher so i only got it for £13 which is an absolute bargain. However, they do not sell them any more in Debenhams (my greedy self went back to buy more) but they had sold out. They now had it back to its original price but not in a gift set. I scoured through online and it was not easy finding this set but i guess i was not very serious. I saw varying prices ranging from $40 which is about £30 or more.
I am besotted with this fragrance and i wish i actually bought more than one at the time at such a bargain. I will recommend this if you like fruity/citrus notes perfumes or girly scents. If you are not, you may find this perfume to sweet for you. As I said earlier, I love fruity and floral scents and this is one of my favorites. I will definitely repurchase once i lay my mitts on it in a gift set.
I hope you have enjoyed this little post and it has somewhat brightened the grey skies and dodgy weather if you are in London. See you in my next post and don't forget to enter the Leonie Blackhead Removing Peel-Off Mask Giveaway running through till the end of September, so don't forget to enter as it is open internationally... toodles.....x