Sunday, 7 February 2016

Review// The New Cosmopolitan Perfume

Cosmopolitan Perfume
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Cosmopolitan Perfume


Hello lovelies! Is anyone else a perfume hoarder? Hands up, me me me me me! We've come a long way since spritzing those So Kiss Me perfumes and Charlie (in red of course) on the way to school. If you didn't carry one of those in your bag, there was always one girl who had your back when you asked for a sneaky spray between breaks. Now it's not so simple. There's so much choice!

Now I like to pick and choose depending on my mood, season or purely because I like the smell. I have a new perfume that I've been using since December and I think it's something you guys might like to hear about because I can't get enough of it! I was recently sent a bottle of Cosmopolitan's self titled new perfume* to try out. It's about time they brought a perfume out isn't it? I mean, who else is more qualified in knowing what us ladies like? Before I received the perfume I was imagining a scent that depicted all the ladies they feature in their magazines. Strong yet sweet and seductive of course. I wasn't too far off.

They Say:

The Cosmopolitan woman's zest for life is captured in fresh sparkling top notes of mandarin, bergamot and red berries. Then comes the surprisingly seductive heart: hypnotic night- blooming jasmine and the powdery sweetness of heliotrope. Pimento berries give it a rich shot of spice, while carrot seed offers something earthy and unexpected. The base will linger on your skin long after you've sprayed, with powerful patchouli, comforting vanilla and the tobacco-like qualities of tonka.

Packaging:


How could I not mention the packaging. Cosmpolitans's bottle is absolutely stunning with the pink and orange tones running throughout the glass. The bottle has an art deco feel to it with the imprints on the sides and on the lid. As far as looks go, this is a bottle that I'm happy to have on my dressing table.

Notes:


TOP: Pineapple, bergamot, cardamom, mandarin, nectarine and red berries.
MIDDLE: Saffron, heliotrope, night-blooming jasmine, pimento berries and carrot seed.
BASE: Tonka, Patchouli, musk, sandalwood, vanilla and caramel.


My Thoughts:


As I'm not a perfume expert, I'll try to describe the scent in my own words. Bare with me on this one, I feel like Derek Acorah channelling a ghost. Oooh I'm picking up hints of this and that.

Once you've sprayed Cosmopolitan and let it settle for a few minutes, you can really start to pick out the fruity scents such as the pineapple and the berries. Although this is fruity, it still has some deeper tones to it. In particular I can notice the caramel scent which I love as it adds a warm texture to the fragrance. 

I can definitely say that Cosmpolaitan have got this spot on. Not too strong, not too sweet making it a good transitioning perfume for day to night. One of the most important things about a perfume (scent aside) is the lasting power. I personally can't smell perfume on me after a few hours as I get used to it but my boyfriend has repeatedly told me that I smell nice throughout the day. 

Often we go straight for the well known perfume brands such as Gucci, Prada etc. but I think we should give a big warm welcome to the newcomer in the perfume department. Cosmopolitan have killed it. As always though, I'd give perfume a tester in store first as smell is completely subjective to the person but I personally think this is a great all rounder. Cosmpolitan is an Eau De Parfum and comes in three sizes 30ml (£28) 50ml (£38) and 100ml (£48). These are now available at Boots so if you fancy a browse I'll leave a link HERE.

Have you tried Cosmopolitan yet? Throw some of your favourite Spring scents at me!

74 comments:

  1. This sounds so so gorgeous! The scent sounds absolutely amazing and definitely right up my street. At the moment I'm loving Olympéa by Paco Rabanne which I've reviewed on my blog if you want to take a look, it's such a gorgeous fragrance! xo

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    1. Oooh I had a Paco Rabanne perfume years ago and it was gorgeous. I can't remember which one it was now

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  2. Sounds like this is something most of ladies and teens will love, too.
    A good perfume doesn't always have to be expensive such as this one, and most of the times with my own preference, I better give this one a try knowing it's more affordable with a scent that I love.

    Xoxo,
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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  3. This looks wonderful!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

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  4. I'd never heard of this but it sounds good. I'm not a perfume expert either but I like the sound of the mix of fruit and caramel (maybe I'm just hungry!!)
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  5. I'm a perfume hoarder too!!!
    This one looks so delicious! I love mandarin and sandalwood notes in a perfume, they make the fragrance so amazing!
    xoxo

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one haha. I think you'll like it if you like those notes!

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  6. £28 is not a bad price at all now is it! Sounds like the new perfume to add to my collection :P You described it so well, im terrible with scents haha
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. It's not bad at all! Thanks Pam, It's so hard to describe a smell haha!

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  7. Sounds lovely! I like the bottle too and you have described the scent really well x

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  8. Hi! ♥ Its the fist one I hear has a caramel scent, and I love it! Ha! if I could, I would be a perfume hoarder as well, I really love them all!

    x Josune, Your Beauty Script
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    1. Haha! I remember the ones you featured on your blog a while back. They looked so pretty!

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  9. I love this
    kiss
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  10. this sounds really lovely!

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  11. Sounds super nice! I really love all kinds of perfumes I need to check this one out :)

    ARedLip&Love

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    1. It's smells so lovely. I've been wearing it every day!

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  12. Cool! Looks nice!

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  13. This sounds like it smells really good!

    Danielle
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  14. I don't image the smell xd I'm so bad at it. But I'm not huge fan of fragrances :) I love fresh sents xxxx

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    1. Haha it's hard to picture a scent without smelling it isn't it!

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  15. The notes in this sound fascinating! I can almost imagine what it smells like but will have to try it. I'm intrigued by the pineapple and cardamom! Thanks for sharing, amazing review

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  16. This perfume looks so cool
    xo
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  17. It has to smell so sweet, dear, good to know about lasting power, I heard that if you can't smell perfume after hours, but others can it provides good about the quality of perfume :)

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  18. I am such a perfume hoarder! I have a scent for like every different occasion and always feel like I "need" more. My favorite Spring scent is Ana Sui's Rock me! Summer of Love, it's a light floral and super fresh. This perfume sounds amazing though, I love fruity scents and I like that it has a hint of something deeper, since I generally like bolder scents year round. This was such a great review Sophie! I hope you are having a great week so far! XO -Kim

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    1. I'm the same haha! Oooh that sounds right up my street. I'll try to remember the name so I can check it out. Thanks Kim, you too!

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  19. Beautiful review, Sophie. Sounds promising, although a little bit too fruity for me. Love the bottle, btw.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thank Lenya! The bottle is stunning isn't it!

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  20. It sounds so nice! I really like the packaging and I love the photographs so much! A lovely review :)

    xoxo dear,
    Melania | modeintechnicolor.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks Melania! That's so kind of you to say!

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  21. Hahaha Charlie sprays- those were the days... ;) This perfume sounds really multi-faceted for the price and I love the fact it's not too sweet! I think that some perfumes are so strong that they make you feel sick

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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    1. I know what you mean. Certain sprays give me a headache as soon as I smell them, it's so weird haha!

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  22. Like this perfume ;)

    XX

    Mónica Sors

    MES VOYAGES À PARIS

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  23. Sounds amazing, most women can appreciate a great smelling perfume, good review.
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  24. Wow love the bottle very cute, its sounds like a lovely perfume. Thanks for sharing.
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    1. The bottle is so pretty, I love the colour of it!

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  25. I didn't know Cosmopolitan had a perfume out now! This sounds and looks amazing. Must smell now!!

    Via Sora

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  26. What an awesome and informative review :) This reminds of the "Love Spell" that Victoria's Secret created.. That was the one all the gals in middle school and high school used.. Looks like Cosmo is the newer version of this.. Maybe I will have to try it!!

    XOXO
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    1. Oooh it looks like I missed out on that perfume haha!

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  27. me, me, me, me me :D *handsrising* :D I LOVe perfume and the different scents are so amazing :) I didn't know that Cosmopolian had a perfume yet (I'm sure Germany is just behind things like that.....-.- ) and it looks really so beautiful and amazing *_* A fruity and sweet scent sounds really wesome :) I have to keep my eyes open for it :)
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  28. Great post dear! :) Love your blog :)

    I'm following you on Bloglovin :)

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  29. Sounds like a great perfume to try, lovely review
    tweetykel.blogspot.com

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  30. It sounds like a great scent, so fruity!

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  31. It looks really nice, Have a nice day ♥

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  32. Sounds amazing !
    xoxo

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  33. Oh wow how cool, I had to idea they had a scent out, sounds amazing and yes I am becoming a bit of a perfume hoarder. The next scent I want to get is Estee Lauder's Muse.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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  34. Hello,

    So beautiful ! :D

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.com/

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