According to NPD, an industrial tracking company, 46% of the premium perfumes (those amounting to over $75) sold last year, 2008, were designer brands while celebrity perfumes took only 1 percent. As creativity, legitimacy, and quality are concerned celebrity perfumes’ names have abysmal.
Olivier Cresp who created two of the best perfumes in the turn of the 21st century also designed a perfume for Antonio Banderas namely the Blue Seduction for Women, this perfume though unlike most of Oliver Cresp’s creations is a big dismay, it just doesn’t leave any scent after a brief minute. Most celebrity perfumes like those of Jennifer Lopez, Elisabeth Vidal, Celine Dion and many others are all unadulterated junk. I can only imagine the very cheap finance these celebrities commissioned their perfumers to create fragrances under their names, that the perfumers were forced to throw in the least costly materials.
This is why it is so striking to have an exemption to the rule. Caroline Sabas hired by Elizabeth Arden’s ingenious team to build Midnight Fantasy for Britney Spears, took enough money from the team to afford the best juice and do serious labor, the result a perfect olfactory embodiment of Britney Spears and a chef d’oeuvre of the gourmand category.
Carline Sabas took advantage of ethyl maltol and accumulated an amount enough to create an olfactory skein of mango, strawberry and raspberry synthetics giving an explosive delight to the skin.
Midnight Fantasy opens up with the warmth of fruity scents from the richness of plum, black cherry and framboise. It has heart notes of Iris, floral freesia, and fresh blooming orchid. The dry down is characterized by the mossy woody fragrance of amber, musk and vanilla with a powdery twist.
Midnight fantasy comes in a mysterious bulb shaped dark midnight blue bottle laid with delicate rhinestones that exemplifies the statement, “Magic Instigate at Midnight”. This flamboyant perfume is offered in a 1.7 oz and 3.4 oz eau de parfum spray with complementary body soufflé in 3.3 oz bottle and a 0.24 oz lip gloss.
As intended by its creators Midnight Fantasy is perfect for evening wear. It is a seductive, mysterious and intoxicating elixir. It has a sweetness that is playful and apt for the realm of temptation and intrigue. It goes real well on lingerie.
Midnight Fantasy also smells fantastic during the very humid days of summer; the fruity scent in it gives the impression of cherries being macerated in carmelized sugar. The fruity aroma dominates the fragrance conjuring up images of black cherries dangling from a hundred trees at its ripest, making it perfect for summer night outs.
The only drawback to this fragrance is that it does not stay as long as the other Britney Spears perfume collections do but when used with the complementary body lotion the effect if marvelous.
This perfume smells good on the very young four years olds to women at their 40s. This is a must try perfume, a big complement after the rather disappointing forerunner celebrity perfumes.