Monday, January 25, 2016

My Grown Up Staple Fragrance

Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Parfum

As a short (5ft 1 on a good day), baby-faced, 20-something year old I don't always get taken seriously and on the most part I don't mind - I mean who doesn't enjoy reduced train tickets and discounted child sized shoes. Not me. I do however have a desire to be taken seriously every now and then, and along with dressing a little less "cutesy" (read I put all black on and a pair of heels), I do tend to rely on one fragrance. A scent that tells me to pull up my socks and present myself as a "real grown up" and leave behind the fruity, bubblegum tinged fragrances. For me the only scent that can live up to such demands is Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Parfum.

Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Parfum

Much like the bottle - sleek and beautiful, androgynous, Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Parfum is the perfectly balanced fragrance. I'm guessing most will have tried or at least tested Stella McCartney - Stella at some point in your life? If not the main note is a robust Rose kick which Stella McCartney herself, associates with growing up in the countryside and associates with youth and being carefree. As a singular rose fragrance can be a little heavy and dare I say dated, Stella McCartney influenced by her husbands love of Amber scents, decided to combine both notes together. The end result a modern floral scent with a twisted, a perfectly leverage fragrance that exudes warmth and dimension. A fragrance that I will never grow old of, rather the opposite, I imagine this a scent that will grow and mature with me.

Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Parfum

Note composition aside, I feel Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Parfum makes a statement; not necessarily a loud, crass declaration, rather an understated I have my life together call and hopefully convinces perfect strangers that I am indeed over the age of 18.

Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Parfum £37/£62 via Escentual - link.

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  1. I really love this scent. I'm surprised I've never owned it before - I always smell it when I visit a department store.

    Rachel |

  2. Oh my god! I can so realte to you. I'm the same height as you and YES! perfume is really one of the most important aspects. Thank you for this review. I would really like to get in touch with you as I felt really amazing after finding someone who is the same height as me. Haha
    I'm the smallest one of all my friends!
    Victoria ♥

  3. This sounds like a lovely scent, I'll have to try it out next time I'm shopping! My grown up staple fragrance is anything by Chloe, I love how fresh and mature they all smell without being at all heavy!

    Grace | eat, write + explore x

  4. REALLY want to try this!

  5. I got this for my birthday last month and I completely agree, definitely a more grown up scent but I love it! I do still love my sweet, fruity scents too though :D
    Nicole |..What Nikki Did...

  6. Stella has been my signature fragrance for more than 12 years! I just love it, it's like beeing in my pj's, it's safe and comfy! :)

  7. I always find wearing a spicy, deep fragrance adds an edge - Im 5ft 4 but don't dress particular sophisticated sometimes so something like this would make people think OOH

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  8. I used this yesterday from a tester and really turned out to love it. I have the same problem, 5'1 and have an issue with people not thinking I am as old as I am. problematic when you have a 4 year old and people think he is your brother... *sigh*

    The fragrance is lovely though, really tempted to get this next :)

  9. I need to go and smell this! My favourite perfumes are floral based and this sounds just gorgeous xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  10. I've been wearing this for the past few years and it is dreamy. The only thing that annoys me about it is that my nose has got so used to it I can no longer smell it on myself. It's still lovely when I wear a scarf and notice it.

    Inma x


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