I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago about switching up your scent for Spring and if this had landed on my doorstep at the beginning of March this would 100% have been included. I adore the original Flowerbomb fragrance, it is such a recognisable, cult scent and for me, it evokes so many happy memories. I have repurchased it countless times since it was first released back in 2005.
This latest release from master perfumers Viktor & Rolf is a lighter more refreshing take on the original scent, it has been called the sister scent (I like that).
Top Notes: Pomegranate Accord, Bergamot, Mandarin Oils
Heart Notes: Freesia, Rose, Jasmine, Pure Air Molecule
Base Notes: Musk, Vanilla, Patchouli
What I enjoy about the Flowerbomb fragrances is that they are a beautiful mix of floral and sweet. With neither being too overpowering, also once the scent has settled it has a very flirty, youthful musk undertone, which I love.
The bottle is not too dissimilar to the original, it is a little more slender but still, diamond cut and looks just as pretty.
It is described as another chapter in the Flowerbomb story and if you’re a fan of the original you’re going to really enjoy this new airy, fresh, Spring offering.
Mia* is the latest fragrance release from Ted Baker, I have been wearing if for the past couple of weeks and absolutely enjoying its fresh mix of fruity and floral notes. This perfume is in the perfect 10ml sized bottle which is just so handy for carrying in your handbag & being on the go. It doesn’t compromise on quality or packaging as this bottle is just stunning.
It comes in an eye catching triangular pink and gold box, and inside sits the most beautiful slim light pink frosted glass bottle with a gold jewelled lid engraved with Ted Bakers initials. It’s perfectly purse size and utterly feminine. It looks luxurious and expensive and when it’s not in my handbag it looks right at home on my vanity.
Mia has top notes of fresh lemon, raspberry and blackcurrant with base notes of patchouli and golden amber and all of those scents together with rose and freesia make this a fresh fragrance that is so easy to wear day or night. I love fruity scents and find the floral notes don’t over power the overall fragrance and that it can smell different on me each time I wear it.
I do find that it doesn’t last too well on my skin but I do find that with a lot of other high end fragrances too. Having this in my purse means its convenient and easy to reapply on the go. I thought this was going to be more of a Summer scent but the more I wear it as the seasons change the more I love how well it wears as the weather gets colder. I think thats due to the patchouli and amber base notes, I adore patchouli and its one of my favourite scents to wear.
Don’t be put off if you sit on either the floral or the sweet side of the fence when it comes to perfume as Mia has both and they work very well together. If you’re in Boots make sure you test this fragrance out, I think it will appeal to so many of you.
Let me know if you have tried any of these purse sprays from Ted Baker. Also I’d love to hear what your favourite ever perfume is and if you wear it all year round.
Ted Baker Mia EDT – 10ml for £15 at Boots & Superdrug
Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.
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