Tuesday 3 October 2017

Testing Out A £200 Perfume... Is It Worth It?! 'Spring Flower' By Creed

Hello, lovelies! Today, I am very excited to finally review a fragrance that I've been wanting to talk about for a long time - Spring Flower by Creed. This perfume retails for £190 (!) on the Creed website, and it is easily the most expensive and luxurious scent that I have ever tried. Now, luckily, I did not have to spend nearly £200 on this fragrance - I love my perfumes, but I don't think I could ever do that! I actually found this little gem in my local TK Maxx for just £50, which is an amazing discount and one that I just could not walk away from. Today, I will be sharing with you my (brutally!) honest thoughts on this incredibly expensive scent. Hope you enjoy!

Creed is, or at least it used to be, one of the most prestigious perfume companies in the whole world. It is actually the world's only dynastic, privately held luxury fragrance company; founded in 1760 and passed from father to son since then. Creed are especially known for serving royal houses throughout history - they have created personal fragrances for people like King George III, Winston Churchill, Napoleon III, John F. Kennedy; as well as celebrity icons like Grace Kelly (they actually designed her wedding day scent!). In the recent decades, Creed decided to make their perfumes accessible to the general public and these are now widely available in many stores and online. It's a little ironic though, if you ask me - to go from the private halls of royalties all around the world, to a discount shelf in TK Maxx!

Spring Flower was originally designed for Audrey Hepburn, and it is also Lana Del Rey's signature scent. Creed describe it as 'enchanting, spirited and joyous', and it's supposed to contain only natural ingredients harvested from all around the world. To be honest, I don't think that this really looks like a £200 perfume. The bottle is pretty, but the block pink colour definitely takes away from the sense of luxury and elegance that you'd expect. The box itself looks very vintage, but I also found it to be a little cheap and flimsy - if you hold it up with the perfume inside, the bottle is likely to fall through the bottom!

Not at all like a £200 perfume, to be honest! It is a pretty fragrance - very fruity, pleasant and delicate. However, it definitely does not carry that sense of royal luxury and exclusiveness that you would likely expect from it. Spring Flower smells youthful and uplifting, but it's also very simple and casual. It makes me think of a big fruit basket full of fresh peaches, apricots, pears and melons. Right after spraying it, you can mainly smell the citrusy accords, but the scent mellows out with time; bringing forward more floral nuances of rose and jasmine. It is very airy and light, almost aquatic; and it smells just like a fruity mist. If I was to try it blind-folded, I would have probably guessed it to be a mid-range summer scent, along the lines of Versace's Bright Crystal or Escada's Joyful.

Hell, no! For £200, I would expect this perfume to pay my rent, do my laundry and cure my anxiety! In no way I could recommend anyone to go out and spend nearly £200 on this fragrance. However, it is not a bad scent. It's girly, pretty and easy to wear; but it just does not live up to the full price tag. However, if you happen to find it on a discount in your local TK Maxx like I did, and want to expand your collection with a special perfume that was once meant exclusively for Audrey Hepburn herself, then go for it! x

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