Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift…Blissfully Comfortable



Sometimes curiosity gets the better of you. Walking through a store one evening with a friend testing perfumes, I sampled Wonderstruck. It’s such a popular fragrance, curiosity really did get the better of me. I have to admit, it was a very pretty scent. It’s not a deep, dark, mysterious perfume, no.  Will it blow you away? Of course not. Wonderstruck is not a bombastic perfume, not a powerhouse. But for something simple that won’t overwhelm, a perfume that won’t offend, a “safe bet” as a gift for vanilla lovers of celebrity perfumes, go for it. Wonderstruck will more than suffice.

Wonderstruck reminds me of a number of other vanilla celebrity popular frags on the market today along with Bath and Body Works scents. It’s pretty much straightforward, no surprises, no mind-boggling perfume here. Just a very pretty, cozy hang around the house scent for those that simply like it or as a nice gift for someone who enjoys gourmands or even Taylor Swift.

It lasts quite a few hours and radiates well. Is it worth the higher price tag? I don’t think so. Unless you get it on a good sale, then go for it.

But it depends on what you’re going for. What are your intentions? Does the target recipient like vintages? Or are they a fan of celebrity perfumes? Does it matter to them if a perfume is made today with today’s standards?  Do they like foodie perfumes?

Some will say there are more involved perfumes that have fruity gourmand notes. That evolve with surprise. With a swirl of sassiness and depth. You can easily spend the same amount on a vintage with similar notes that’s powerful and plays with your senses.  But, there’s seems to be a catch to Wonderstruck. It stays on your mind.

Wonderstruck is sweet, there’s no denying that. It’s powdery. There are nuances of berries in it. Hints of tea and sandalwood swirl throughout. It’s just plain pleasing. Is it synthetic? I don’t really care if it is, because it does smells this pleasing. If a perfume stays in my mind and makes me reach for it over and over again as a comfort perfume, that says something to me. I highly recommend this fragrance to anyone looking for a pleasant fruity-woody vanilla scent.

I love wearing this perfume on week-ends, in the evening to relax and when I’m just slouching around. It seems to envelop me and comfort. It’s blissful.

The bottle comes in three sizes, .50 oz, 1 oz, and 1.7 oz . All are an iridescent bluish-purple with a scrolled gold cap. The 1.7 oz. has a bevy of gold charms encircling it, while the two others do not. It’s a pretty little oval shaped bottle.

The 50 ml I originally purchased in a bath and body set for $10 containing a bath gel and body lotion. I thought that was a great price. Shopping at a chain drugstore recently, I was given a coupon for Taylor Swift’s perfumes, and found her 100 ml on sale for $9.79, bringing down the price to $4.79. Now that’s a steal.

This is her first entry into the perfume market and is created by Olivier Gillotin, who is also the nose behind  10 Corso Como, Beyonce’s Heat and Midnight Heat, Christian Audigier’s Ed Hardy’s Born Wild For Men, Ed Hardy For Men and Ed Hardy’s Love & Luck For Men,  Cristobal, Dior’s Higher and Higher Black, DKNY Be Delicious Men, Elizabeth Arden’s 5th Avenue Gold,  5th Avenue and Red Door,  After Five, Z Zegna, Vanderbilt for Men, Gump’s Baroque Pearl, Halle Berry’s Reveal The Passion, Fath Pour L’ Homme, Mariah Carey Forever, Michael Kors Island Palm Beach, Orlane’s Autour du Muguet, Ralph Lauren’s Notorious, Polo Red, Big Pony Collection No. 4  and Ralph Wild,  Tom Ford’s Atelier d’Orient Rive d’Ambre, Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds, Cereus Pour Homme No. 7,

This floral-fruity is available at department stores, discount department stores, major drugstores, online and through auction sites online.

Top Notes: Freesia, Tea, Blackberry, Raspberry, Apple blossom.

Middle Notes: Vanilla, Honeysuckle, Hibiscus.

Base Notes: Musk, Sandalwood, Amber, Peach.



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