Saturday, July 27, 2013
Perfect Scents Designer Mist, An Impression of Chanel Chance
About a week or two ago, I was at CVS because I had a coupon, heheh...They always send me 20% or 25% off coupons regularly so me being me, I had to stop by and figure out what I could use it on.
I'm typically not a fragrance hoarder but lately, I've been wanting to get a different scent from my usual. The one I'm currently wearing, Very Irresistible by Givenchy, is probably one of my all time favorite and signature scent but it's just too sexy for work and every day use, hehe so I needed something a little more simple. I have peculiar taste when it comes to fragrance. I tend to favor sensual scents with floral notes, a hint of fruitiness, and oriental scents. I'm very hard to please but I wanted something lighter to wear for the typical days.
When I saw that this body mist was an impression of Chanel Chance, I quickly took a whiff. I thought it smelled nice, and since my coupon pretty much covers the cost of this spray, I threw it in my basket without much hesitation. It's funny because I'm usually not one to purchase impressions of designer fragrance. I normally would go for the real deal. Oh well, what can I say...I can be spontaneous and unpredictable on rare occasions.
I went to Ulta yesterday and smelled the original Chanel Chance for comparison...Even brought back the scented paper stick. I have to admit that they did a pretty good job at duplicating the scent. The problem is that the scent of this body mist is not very potent and seem to quickly fade after a few minutes. Some people might like that aspect, especially if they can't handle strong scents or don't want to wear an overpowering scents that can knock someone out within a few feet away. At my workplace, we are not allowed to wear strong perfumes and we have people that are very sensitive and whiny about smells so this was another reason why I decided to try out the body mist. The original Chanel Chance is so potent that I wasn't able to detect the similarity between the two until a while after it has faded. An advantage about trying out body mists is that they are relatively cheaper and allows you to try out the scent to see how you like it on yourself before splurging on the Eau de Parfum, which is of course more expensive.
I like the scent of this body mist but don't love it too much on myself. I'm terrible at describing scents but it has some floral and woodsy notes with just a little bit of spice. Nonetheless, I do enjoy spritzing this on me in the morning before I head out the door. I would prefer a scent that softly lingers through the day so this is only good for a quick feel good smell good picker upper. On the other hand, it's totally work safe.
This 4.2 oz bottle was somewhere around $5.00 and $6.00 at CVS. Likely won't repurchase after I'm done. If body mists is your cup of tea, you might want to check out this or the other designer fragrance impressions that this line carries.
Ever tried designer fragrance impressions or you prefer to stick to the original?
Which do you prefer...body mists or perfume?