Southern Mom Loves: Sweet Designer Fragrances For Less at Filthy Fragrance {Review}

Sweet Designer Fragrances For Less at Filthy Fragrance {Review}

Friday, November 28, 2014

I received testers from Filthy Fragrance in order to facilitate an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Sweet Designer Fragrances For Less at Filthy Fragrance {Review}

I am in love with scent. I change my perfume like I change my clothes. I collect designer perfumes that I love and pair them with the season, my mood, or even the colors I'm wearing. Some of my favorite scents are from Burberry, Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, and YSL...which can get awfully expensive, so I am always on the lookout for online retailers that can give me a great deal.

I recently found Filthy Fragrance online and love their prices and selection. Don't let the name fool you; There's nothing dirty about them! Their tagline is "With prices so low, they're down right filthy", and they carry authentic designer fragrances with a 100% money back guarantee.

About Filthy Fragrance:

Filthy Fragrance was created to provide the public customer with an opportunity to access all top brand fragrances at heavy discounts. By eliminating overhead costs related to physical stores and intermediate distributors we are able to offer discounts of up to 80%. 
In addition, we are fully committed to continually improving relations with our customers. We openly welcome communication in an effort to alleviate potential difficulties. 
Lastly, we stand by our 100% money back guarantee if you are unsatisfied. Our hassle free return policy is set at the industry standard (please refer to delivery and returns for specifics and instructions). 
We sincerely thank you for visiting our site and taking us into consideration. We look forward to being the company that makes you smell good when you really need it! 
- With prices so low, they're down right filthy

I was sent testers of Jimmy Choo 3.3 oz. EDT and Burberry Baby Touch 3.3 oz. EDT to review. Don't worry, I was sent testers, but if you order from Filthy Fragrance, you'll receive the actual retail product in full packaging.

Testers are the actual perfume in the actual retail bottle with a few differences. The packaging is a simple, printed corrugated cardboard, and instead of a cap, it has an open spacer that keeps the atomizer from accidentally discharging.

This is important to know because I'll be holding a giveaway soon in which Filthy Fragrance will send one of my readers the same two testers that I'm getting to try. Look for that within the next few days!

I had never smelled either of these scents, but their descriptions were alluring, so I couldn't wait to give them a go. 


First up is the Jimmy Choo scent. I received the EDT, but the website lists the bottle for purchase as the EDP, which I usually opt for since it lasts longer. 

Jimmy Choo 3.4 oz EDP for women $95.00 $49.00 You Save: $46.00 (48%)

Introduced in 2011. Imagine femininity, luxury and style, bottled. Introducing Jimmy Choo, the fragrance. Expressing an aura of strength and beauty, glamour and confidence, it is inspired by modern women. Luminous green top notes, a heart of rich and exotic Tiger Orchid, and lingering sensual base notes of sweet toffee and Indonesian Patchouli leave a sensual memory on the skin.

The bottle itself is high-end. It's made of a very heavy, cut-and-polished, iridescent glass that would look fabulous on anyone's vanity. "Jimmy Choo" is printed along the top band and the tester has a pink tag around the neck--I'm not sure if this is on the retail bottle--but it's handy because it lists the notes, which are slightly different than the EDP Jimmy Choo originally released. Top Notes: Crispy Pear, Ginger. Heart Notes: Tiger Orchid, Tea Rose. Base Notes: Vibrant Wood, Cedarwood.

These notes combine to make a very vibrant, woodsy floral. I can smell all of the notes individually, and I'd say the scent is very well done. I love a good floral, but nothing too frilly and this is one of those. The base notes really pull this down and make it slightly warmer, more grown-up.

This would make a good everyday scent, as it's fairly light and sweet. It lasted for hours and hours on me, which is something I look for if I'm wearing a scent all day long. And for an authentic designer fragrance, the price is amazing.


Next up is the Burberry Baby Touch. I received the EDT, which is the same version sold in the shop. I have to say that I was curious because Burberry makes some of my favorite (Burberry, Burberry London) AND some of my least-favorite (Burberry Brit, Brit Red) perfumes of all time. My daughter has picked up on my love for pretty scents and asks me for a spritz on special occasions, so I knew she would love to try out this one with me.

Baby Touch 3.4 oz EDT by Burberry $38.00 $25.00 You Save: $13.00 (34%)

Burberry Baby Touch was introduced in 2002. Meant for all your mommy best friends and family, this was the year babies were allowed to smell as good as we do! Michel Girard is the artist behind this scent which features orange, vanilla, and mandarin. Good smelling babies are our favorite babies.

Um...hokay. I have to start by saying: Ladies, please don't spray perfume on your babies. It may be alcohol-free, but that doesn't mean it's appropriate for a baby's delicate skin, or that it won't get in their eyes or mouth, not to mention that you could be encouraging an allergy to scents. I mean, it would be great to lightly spritz a room or a wardrobe, but not a baby. <End PSA>

Phew, now that I've gotten that out of the way, on to my review of Burberry Baby Touch...

The bottle is adorable: It's a heavy polished glass embossed with a rocking-sheep and printed in a debossed burgundy with a curved bottom that allows the bottle to rock. Very cute idea.

Instead of the tester hangtag, this bottle comes with a clear tester label on back that lists the notes: Top Notes: Verbena, Mandarin and Orange Zest, Wild Spearmint, & Rhubarb Jelly. Heart Notes: Orange Flower, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, & Cyclamen. Base Notes: Milky Mist, Vanilla, & Tree Moss.

This scent is incredibly fresh. It actually reminds me of a citrus antibacterial gel I've used. It's very bright and citrus-y with Verbena and orange on top with orange again in the heart. You can definitely smell the sweetness of Jasmine and Lily of the Valley with the slight warmth of Vanilla and Moss. Now, this is my interpretation based on what I smell on my own skin, and it may smell different on yours or your little girl's. Also...not sure what Milky Mist is supposed to smell like....

I would recommend this scent for little girls getting their very first perfumes up to teen girls, but if a light, clean citrus is your thing, age is just a number. ;) This scent was marketed for babies and mommies, but as stated above, I would not recommend this for babies as it is an actual EDT and rather rich for its lightness. This is not a watered-down fragrance, just a clean one.

My daughter is seven, and I let her try it. Well...see for yourself.

She adored it. Up until now, she has had scented oils, a bottle of Tea Rose (wasn't that every girl's first perfume?!) and there are a few of mine that are very light that I'll put on her for special occasions, but she has really been bugging me for her very own perfume just like mommy's. I think this is it. It's complex, but not overpowering, and very age-appropriate.

The price is great for this scent. I'd say it would make a sweet stocking-stuffer for the little girl in your life.

You can find these designer perfumes and more on the Filthy Fragrance website

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