Fashionista…Not For This Perfume….Why Do People Buy and Wear Those Things?



What is the definition of “fashionista”? Many abound. Here are a few:

1. “A person who creates, promotes or follows the latest high fashion”.

2. “a person who designs, sells, or is very interested in clothing fashions”.

3.  “a designer of haute couture”, “a devoted follower of fashion”.

4.  “A term used to define a woman with a penchant for shopping and a natural flair for combining both current and vintage fashionable trends. In today’s Urban society, “fashionista” is not by any means a negative term. Thanks to television shows like “Sex and the City” rather more specifically, thanks to actresses such as Sarah Jessica Parker, the image of a “fashionista” has been modernized into a much more positive, powerful and successful feminine role. Forget the shallow, bitchy, materialistic image so many people are quick to describe. The truth is, it’s the new millenium and the hottest trend right now, is that it’s okay to be a woman again. The “fashionista” doesn’t look at her femininity as a gender flaw. Where some may be quick to label her a bitch, others actually take the time to get to know her eccentricities. “Fashionista’s” simply look at Fashion as an Art, their own bodies as the canvas, and the sense of style they develop along the way is simply the masterpiece. True fashion (“true fashion” as in the clothes and not the stereotypically thin supermodels that wear them) is simply an expression of identity and the people who feel the need to argue that are usually the same people who rarely see the positive in anything. “Fashionista’s” are extremely realistic when it comes to the world of fashion, they’re also very knowledgeable about the Fashion Arts. A person’s not automatically materialistic just because they buy a designer suit or expensive jeans, it’s often truer about “fashionista’s” that they just happen to know (what is called) a “good hand” in fashion. All that means is that the person buying the item is aware of the “quality” of that item.”Buying good quality clothes, that sort of fashion, is not shallow. It’s an investment. A fashionista thinks like this… Why pay five dollars for say, a white non-label t-shirt when it’s just going to shrink or the hem’s going to unravel or because it was only five dollars you don’t really care about throwing it into the wash with your reds? When you can buy a say, a thirty dollar white CK t-shirt that’s in all probability going to last a little longer, won’t unravel, and because it was thirty dollars you’ll actually care to read the “Care Tag” to see how you can better protect your investment (wash in hot water, with like colours, and most importantly HANG TO DRY)!”4

I like the fourth description of what “fashionista means. Protecting your investment, being aware of the quality of the item,  and being realistic. That’s where the name of Ellen Tracy’s perfume comes in . “Fashionista” is a misnomer. Someone pulled a name out of a hat that they knew would appeal to the masses and slapped it on the bottle. They literally slapped it on the bottle in the form of a plastic sticker. And they called this baby, “Fashionista”. Hoping that the name would sell the perfume. But the perfume stinks. As a matter of fact, the bottle label stinks, too. It’s crooked. It’s simply a plastic label slapped on. It looks cheap.

Fashionista is utterly horrible. I have always enjoyed Ellen Tracy’s offerings. Until this one. I already own four of her perfumes and enjoy them. When I saw this one, I bought it blind. Stupid mistake on my part. Very stupid mistake. (Thank goodness for return-policies.)

What does it smell like? Stale, spilled beer, perhaps. I could say regurgitated stale, spilled beer. This concoction is not good. Not at all. This is a chemical warfare mess that just reeks of putrid odors that would empty a house of suspected bad guys if thrown in the windows instead of smoke bombs. It’s that choking.

The ghastly pollution that emanated from my skin after application of Fashionista can only be accounted for by a few things. One: This is truly one of the worst perfume mixes on the market today. Two: I happened to get a “bad” bottle. I’d like others to weigh in on their opinion of Fashionista to see if they really enjoy this perfume and leave their comments.

I can’t give you any other description of notes because for me, there weren’t any. The fragrance was pure synthetic chemicals that for me, did smell absolutely horrible.

This floral-fruity was launched in 2011 and can be found in department stores like TJMaxx, Marshalls and Ross or online.

Top Notes: Citrus, Melon, Peach, Plum.

Middle Notes: Violet, Mimose, Orange Blossom.

Base Notes: Spicy Notes, Woody Notes.



Footnotes: 1.) Wordweb; 2.) Merriam-Webster; 3.) Oxford Dictionary; 4.) urban Dictionary.

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