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Don’t laugh, but I’ve always felt connected to Britney Spears. We’re the same age, and I’ve always believed we’d have a great time over dinner and wine. Watching her breakdown in 2008 was awfully sad, but I always remained #TeamBritney, and knew she’d come out the other side. I’ve seen her in concert twice, and don’t even care that she mimes! I still rock my gig t-shirt with pride. So I knew as soon as I saw her new fragrance, Britney Spears Private Show, that I wanted to try it.
I’ve also always been a fan of sweet and musky perfumes, which means that over the years I’ve definitely owned a few Britney fragrances. She does sweet and musky particularly well!
Britney launched her first perfume way back in 2004, and it swiftly became Elizabeth Arden’s top selling fragrance worldwide. It’s even said that Britney Spears perfumes make up 34% of all Elizabeth Arden perfume sales. Roll forward 12 years, and Private Show is her 20th perfume. The official description of the scent is:
“An irresistible fragrance that incorporates Britney’s favorite scents: whipped crème coffee is addictive, empowering and energizing while dulce de leche and luminous amber add a modern gourmand richness and seductiveness. A touch of nectarine on the top gives an extraordinary juiciness to the first impression that transports you to a place of pure pleasure”
I’m certainly an untrained nose, but I know what I like, and I like this. It’s sweet. Almost candy sweet. And musky. Which is why I instantly liked it. It’s warm, and perfect for the colder evenings that are drawing in. I recently stood in line at a frozen yoghurt shop, and asked what dulce de leche was. I learned it was similar to caramel and toffee, and I can definitely identify those smells in Private Show. It’s creamy caramel in a spray. I love it.
The 100 ml bottle of Britney Spears Private Show Eau De Parfum is about £39, but it also comes in smaller 30ml and 50ml sized bottles. You can order it online here
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