The American world renowned pop singer, dancer, songwriter and performer Britney Spears penetrated the perfume industry in the year 2004 with her debut perfume Curious successfully earning $12 million, the largest debut sales in history. After such success a couple of other fragrances followed from the Britney Spears line. Three years after she released her fourth fragrance the perfume Believe.
Believe for Women
Believe was introduced in the market last 2007. It has top notes of mouthwatering fruity scents from guava pulp and golden tangerine. The heart is a subtle blend of my not so favorite honeysuckle entangled with a trace of linden blossom. The dry down is a balance of class and youthfulness from the aroma of the very familiar patchouli swathed in pink pralines and the sensuality of amber.
The clean and bright white box that contains the Believe bottle, lustrous and modernized is accented with vivacious metallic dots in pink, green and magenta. These metallic dots are meant to symbolize fun, inspiration, love and life.
The bottle inspired by Britney Spears’ many beliefs is fashioned in a simple triangular shape with multifacets colored by the interesting hue of peridot and with a striking silhouette.
Believe comes in a collection of eau de parfum 3.3 and 1.7 fl. Oz. spray, Body Souffle 6.8 fl. Oz, and a shimmer powder puff.
For anytime wear
This fragrance by Britney Spears is perfect for anytime use. It is not cloyingly sweet and not irritatingly fruity. There is no noticeable depth or warmth to this fragrance though; to me it’s just on the surface. So this could be great for the summer, spring, or even the winter season because it cannot be classified as being cool or warm.
The problem with this fragrance is that it has very weak staying power; I find it really sad that I have to reapply and reapply the fragrance to enjoy it for the entire duration of my day.
The Believe experience
When I first caught a glimpse of Believe’s adorable box, without knowing it was from Britney Spears, I immediately sprinted towards the fragrance, I took a sniff and was very delighted by the scent.
The first perceivable note was of course the citrusy smell of tangerine which was sadly a little short lived. The tandem of golden tangerine and guava pulp however adds to the variedness of this fragrance, it’s something new to the genre of fruity scents available in the market. Then I sensed a rather piquant aroma from the honeysuckle entwined with the sweet muguet linden blossom. Now, I’m not a fan of honeysuckle but with this fragrance I’m giving an exemption. And then I caught the scent of patchouli, which has never been one of my favorites, but I liked the way it blended with the entire scent. I didn’t notice the amber and pink praline anywhere from this fragrance though but overall it was a good experience. This Believe from Britney Spears is another perfume I can recommend to friends.