Grosmith - Betrothal

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2 reviews

100% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$$


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on 9/20/2012 11:36:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I tried this perfume in Fortnum and Mason, it was re released to celebrate the royal wedding of Wills and Kate. It was first brought out in 1893 for Queen Mary's betrothal. The assistant was quick to tell me that this would not smell "old fashioned". He was right-ish. It smelt perhaps so old that it was modern?! I haven't smelt anything like this perhaps ever. This will sound off to real perfume lovers, but it reminded me slightly of Vivienne Westwood's perfume, boudoir. This perfume is very very powdery. The smell transports you somewhere else and you feel "expensive" wearing it. It had none of the artificial overly sweet smells that a lot of modern perfumes sport and certainly wouldn't end up giving you a headache.

I found the label on the bottle old fashioned (but I assume it's the original typography). I thought this perfume and it's presentation were beautiful and I would have like to have had the cash to own it.

on 5/12/2011 4:32:00 PM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Blue

The bottles got me again. I thought I'd try this fragrance, perhaps for the summer, or made with Wills&Kate in mind. I admit that I am an Anglophile and can recite chapter and verse on the monarchy. This new fragrance requires some prolonged thougt. If I don't like one first smelled from the sample or the bottle, or upon first application, I most always write it off.This is a modern version of a classic wedding (Kate's gown, anyone?) Citus and light wood are the top noted to me. Then a WOW of the wedding flowers,which is feminine and divine. After several minutes comes the woods again and ?vetyver. WHY vetyver?? Does it spoil the overall effect? Maybe this is for an outdoor or beachy wedding. Perhaps this was made for a modern, yet classic girl like Kate. I'm dying to hear what others say about this.

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