Review: Anna Sui’s Secret Wish is a Wish Come True

Anna Sui Secret Wish Eau De Toilette SprayWhat attracted me to Anna Sui’s perfumes are its intricate bottle designs. They are very feminine and different from the normal round or rectangular shapes. Secret Wish, in this case, comes in a triangular bottle with a miniature frosted glass sculpture of a fairy sitting atop the stopper. The overall presentation is beautiful and delicate.

This attractive and sparkling perfume is created with a mixture of fruit and florals. The citrus top notes often remind me of pink grapefruit, which in my opinion, smells wonderful as a fragrance. Secret Wish’s scent is refreshing; subtle yet unique. It is great for the spring and summer seasons. Notes included are: Lemon, Melon and Apricot-Scented Flowers, Pineapple, Black Current, White Cedarwood, and Amber.

Review: Versace’s Bright Crystal is Delightful

I have a fetish for pink perfumes, so when I saw Bright Crystal I knew I had to own it. This will probably result in a biased review due to my favoritism toward anything pink. Fortunately, dear reader, Versace’s Bright Crystal will not disappoint. In fact, I believe you will find this perfume absolutely delightful.

Bright Crystal FOR WOMEN by Versace - 3.0 oz EDT Spray

Versace Bright Crystal was introduced in 2006. It comes in a clear bottle with an over the top crystal lid. The presentation is beautiful, and the container is designed to match its name, Bright Crystal.

The first impression of Bright Crystal is crispy and fresh. It is comprised of yuzu and pomegranate with a delicious blend of peony, magnolia, and lotus flower. There are no heavy base notes that can sometime become overbearing. However, if you like perfumes that are stronger, Bright Crystal is on the light side. Therefore, you will need to reapply often if you do choose to use it.

Versace Bright Crystal retails for $62 to $82 USD. At discount perfume stores, the price ranges between $29 to $56 USD. Below are some links to online discount retailers that carry this perfume, listed by size:

1 oz Eau De Toilette Spray for Women
– $28.50 USD

1.7 oz Eau De Toilette Spray for Women
– $43.50 USD

3 oz Eau De Toilette Spray for Women
– $55.23 USD

Review: Vera Wang’s Princess is Over-rated

Vera Wang Princess has become very popular since its introduction in 2006.

The perfume comes in a purple tinted heart-shaped bottle that reminds of me a 12-year-old’s plaything. I picked up the tester and sprayed, and wow, it was sweet. Not an attractive sweet scent, but a sugary fragrance accompanied by an overwhelming amount of alcohol. Princess is composed of fruity notes and vanilla, with musk and amber as its base notes, accented with dark chocolate.

Vera Wang Princess

According to Vera Wang press release, “She is the fashion forward ‘it’ girl in her teens and twenties.” However, as someone who is in her twenties, I do not relate to Princess at all. In fact, I cannot imagine Vera Wang Princess on anyone but a little girl in her pink ballerina dress. Perhaps this is what the perfumery sought to achieve – a sweet scent for a cute Princess. But it just doesn’t work for me like it does for those who are devoted to popular culture and blindly follow the trendsetter.

If you want to try it out of curiosity, you can purchase Vera Wang Princess at discount perfume stores rather than department stores that charges full price. Regardless of its popularity, Princess is not for everyone.

Remember, perfume only smells good when your nose tells you it smells good.