A declaration of femininity,a love affair in a bottle..anothers great scent by Sophia Grojsman.this is definitely for the mature, stylish and self confident woman.when I think of spellbound I think of old-time Hollywood starts like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe,women who knew who they were and what they did and how they did it.Intriguing,Captivating, Romantic,Sensual,Classic, Warm,Spicy,Complex, Memorable and Ultra Feminine.
The apricot notes doesent turn syrupy at the first. The perfume selected carnation to pique the curiosity of mystery,and tuberose for its opulent and intensely feminine evocation.they then plunge the amber into vanilla,sandalwood and opoponax.a hint of vetiver adds dimension to the olfactory story.if you love cardamom and carmation this is the right perfume for you.i can imagine a very confident woman wearing it with her head held up high.but she also has a kind heart and has a lovely smile.not for daily use,just for special night out.
Longevity?Great on my skin.
In the same vein as the old-school Vanderbilt by Gloria Vanderbilt (but more balanced and dry) Estee Lauder SpellBound is a fruity-floral oriental chypre centered over a combination of heady apricot (really warm and lush in its association with orange and balsams), orange blossoms, nectar, indolic powdery floral notes and woody amber (which appears luxuriously combined with fruity floral elements and light spices in order to exude a glorious "poisonous" dreamy wake). Romantic and vaguely fairy as a enchanted little imaginary silvan universe populated by secret funny creatures of the forest. The central characterizing accord is represented in my humble opinion by aldehydes, a whiff of bergamot, orange/apricot, a touch of heliotrope, sweet spices, floral pollen, ylang-ylang, a touch of honey and amber. This dreamy accord (enriched by a minimal touch of civet providing a stale flowerpot water-like undertone, in my opinion) provides a sort of magic dreamy-fantastic starry "pollution" with a retro (a bit parisian old attic type) and fairy background and a touch of yumminess. I find SpellBound such a mysterious and elusive concoction as a white Fairy with Turquoise Hair. Unfortunately I smell the references to a synthetic vibe many talk about. For an eccentric and dreamer silent young contemporary women.
No offense to the forces of evil, but no self-respecting sorceress of my acquaintance would invoke this over the top sugary-flower curse.
Perhaps they'd sent it to a rival as a gift if they're all out of poisoned apples.
What is this anyway? Opium mixed with Pink Sugar?
Weird . . .
I love this and have just recently started wearing it again it does seem to have longevity for me and gets some nice compliments
This is not the nastiest fragrance I have ever encountered, but something about it smells medicinal. I should know, a co-worker douses herself in this, and it is so strong I have to turn my fan around to blow it down the hallway. Ladies, please, use a light hand with this as it is quite voluminous.