Kate Moss Vintage Eau de Toilette fragrance review

Kate Moss Vintage Eau de Toilette fragrance review :

I have a admiration and love for all things vintage. I collect vintage tea cups and jewellery, I adore my vintage men’s Burberry trench and I love nothing more than sifting through old photos or watching old movies.

Therefore, anything with ‘vintage’ in the title will usually pique my interest. However, when I saw the press for this perfume I was dubious. For one, to call a modern perfume (particularly a celebrity perfume) ‘vintage’ is risky at best. Secondly, I HATE Kate Moss…with a passion.

Despite these facts I finally caved when I saw the pretty ink-well inspired bottle in person and noted it’s minuscule price tag (a mere $24 for 30mls of edt.) According to Now Smell This the official notes are pink peppercorn, white freesia, mandarin, heliotrope, jasmine, almond blossom, tonka bean, vanilla and musk.

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When the perfume opens there is a blast of sweet, tart mandarin which very quickly is soften by white freesia. Often; cirtusy openings tend to disappear as quickly as they arrive but the mandarin lingers, playing amongst the flowers and powder for some time. It’s certainly not a dominant note but it add a lightness to what might otherwise have been a little grey and drab.

There is some subtle jasmine woven into the middle section of this perfume, but it’s very soft and clean smelling. Don’t expect a big, voluptuous white floral heart because you won’t find it here.

What you will find, however, is a soft almond-y scent dusted with sweet, old-fashioned powder. The heliotrope is what adds this almond note and this is one of my recently discovered floral loves (Try Etro Heliotrope for a more intense almond experience.) Vintage; while not smelling vintage at all; is still a departure from the majority of syrupy fruity-florals churned out by celebs.

The dry down is sutble and arrives a little more quickly than I would like. A creamy vanilla with musk and a hint of smokey tonka make for an enjoyable, albeit generic closing scene. I’ve gotten numerous compliments on this scent at work and I find it to be a perfect day-time fragrance. In all honesty the fact that Vintage comes bearing Kate Moss’ name is quite a shock because it’s everything she isn’t: subdued, pretty and elegant.

I feel though that I may be in the minority with this fragrance. Vintage scores a poor 2.3 rating on Makeupalley and has gotten little love from other bloggers. In my honest opinion for a celebrity perfume that cost me all of $24 I actually think it’s pretty nice. I’ll take this over Mariah’s perfume any day…

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