Sunday, 28 July 2013

Loverdose Diesel perfume review!

This type of post is new to me, reviewing a perfume! A little back story on my perfume history. When I was younger I could never really wear perfume, it gave me unbearable headaches! Whilst any perfume was on my skin was developing its scent my headaches would also develop! I was introduced to Loverdose by chance. I made an order with boots and a little sample size of the product came in a little spray bottle. I tried it and realized it wasn't giving me any headaches. So I tried it for about a week till the sample was finished to make sure it wasn't a fluke and it wasn't! So I began buying the actual perfume which turned out to be my very first perfume! I thank Loverdose for building up my tolerance for perfume scents because now I can wear anything I want without headaches! 

So on to the review of the product!


Above: The Loverdose perfume bottle

The Loverdose perfume bottle is designed to look like an arrow piercing in to a heart. It is a lovely sturdy bottle that is also very pretty to leave on your dresser! The bottle itself comes in three different sizes - a small medium and large variety if you will. It comes in 30ml, 50ml and 75ml. Here are the prices for each:

  • 30ml - around £30
  • 50ml - around £50
  • 75ml - around £60
  • NOTE: (The prices do go down considerably around Christmas time when sold in box sets!)
I have owned the 30ml and the 50ml from previous buys. The 30ml I initially bought as I didn't want to waste more money than I had to if I didn't end up liking it full term; luckily I did! The 50ml I only get when it comes in the box sets, most commonly sold and promoted around Christmas, that come with the body lotion also as the body lotion is around £23 on its own! The box sets are usually around £40 if you hunt around at Christmas so you end up saving a ton!

Now on to the scent which is the most important part! Initially the base note is described as 'dry woods'. To be honest when I initially apply it it just smells like regular old perfume before any of the scents start to develop. The top notes are described as 'mandarin' and 'star anise'. The top notes to me are very sweet and smell very much like chocolate candy! I don't know why that it! I have noticed that sweet scent a lot of times and when I have borrowed this to girl friends on nights out before we head out I can always smell the sweet scent of its top note! The heart notes are describes as liquorice and vanilla. The vanilla and liquorice scents are definitely present in the perfume and I love it! Which is odd because I hate liquorice! Overall I would say the scent is sweet! The scent is described as floral however I would debate that it starts floral and has a sweet edge to it towards the end of its wear.

 Now here's the interesting bit! I was talking to a girl in my local 'The Perfume Shop' who told me that the reason I don't have headaches with this perfume is because of the liquorice heart note in it. Until that point I hadn't really thought about the heart notes! She said it tends to alleviate those perfume headaches you can get so its a great introductory perfume! So there you have it! If you do struggle with perfume headaches like me this perfume might work for you!

The scent, since it is an Eau De Parfum lasts around 4-6 hours of wear. Though to be honest I believe that the sweet smell lingers for around 2-3 hours after the perfume has worn off.

As for how long the bottle lasts? A 30ml for me can last around 4 months - and I wear it regularly as well as putting 10 pumps in to my travel perfume spritzer for when I stay out of my own house. A 50ml lasts me around 10-12 months! It really is amazing, and I spritz each day one spray on my neck and one each on my wrists. I usually get bought this for my birthdays and Christmas so I never really have to worry about it running out!

Like I suggested earlier if you use this perfume or like this perfume the best deals are in the Christmas offers! One year I got a nail file kit free with the bundle pack of the perfume and body lotion and last Christmas I got a tote bag along with the lotion and perfume!

So on to my usual positives and negatives!

Positives:
  • Great variety of sizes available
  • Sturdy glass container which is very decorative
  • Perfume is very sweet smelling and girly
  • Cheap as far as perfumes go!
Negatives:
  • Those that don't like sweet perfumes may not like this
  • The best deals for prices come at Christmas so those bargain hunters for the bundle of the body lotion and the perfume may have to wait!

So have you tried Loverdose perfume? What do you think of it? What is your favorite perfume? Let me know in the comments!

If you enjoyed my review of the Loverdose Diesel Perfume go checkout my review of the Loverdose Body Lotion here!

12 comments:

  1. Hi hun! Thanks for commenting on my blog :) new follower x

    Emma
    Beauty by Emma - Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you very much for the follow!

      Claire
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  2. I really want to try this now! I am intrigued :D I love perfumes with lots of different layers, and I have always been a fan of sweet scents :) Thanks for sharing :) xo

    Beaumaquillagex | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. It is definitely a scent that develops throughout the day!

      Claire
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  3. This is my number one favourite perfume in the world! It smells so gorgeous!
    Zelda xxx

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  4. This is my favourite perfume!!! I've repurchased it once and will be needing another again soon, overused!! Oops! :D xx

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    1. I'm exactly the same! Since it was released I must have used up about 4 bottles! Ooops myself!

      Claire
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  5. I love this !! The bottle and the scent

    AMYPYT

    www.amypyt.com

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    1. The bottle is gorgeous, they put a lot of thought in to it with the arrow through the heart idea!

      Claire

      xxx

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  6. This is my favourite perfume ever, I've already used two bottles and have three more in storage :P love love love it!

    Jade from Oh! You pretty things.

    Currently running a mac giveaway on my blog too!

    xx

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    1. It looks like this perfume has its loyal buyers from it! I love it also!

      Claire

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