Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
The packaging of Kate Spade Twirl is very celebratory. The bottle is “cute” with gold confetti. And the name is playful. Unfortunately, this is one of those fragrances where every last detail was planned out to correspond with the Kate Spade image and to entice. Every last detail was agonized over. Every last detail except for the actual fragrant liquid inside the bottle. (I have no solid proof of this, but it’s the impression that I get).
Twirl opens as a champagne mimosa. It’s tart citrus and some type of peach-mango orange juice. There’s a present powdery warm musk from the start. This meshes with the fruit juice and crème de cassis. A heavy synthetic magnolia appears. It’s borderline cloying. But, don’t worry, it gets drown out by that musk. The musk is very strong/powerful, powdery and warm. For most of the wear, Twirl is 5 Alive, magnolia body spray, and musk. For a perfume whose name implies movement, this thing is standing still. Twirl, don’t just stand there, bust a move!
Twirl manages to smell like every generic mainstream fruity-floral for the 25 and under crowd but not enough so that I can directly compare it another perfume. Just think “pink flanker”. Twirl smells like a “pink flanker”. Or like a generic celeb fragrance.
I’m not really sure who the Kate Spade customer is. This brand has always confused me. It attempts to look young and quirky while holding on to this mid-40 year old at the country club look. The women here that carry the bags are in their late-30’s-50’s. I expect this fragrance to be more mature (and I do not use that word negatively, I love mature fragrances). Instead, Twirl seems young to me. And it also seems like if you are the Kate Spade customer that you probably aren’t wearing this perfume.
Notes listed include mandarin, bergamot, baies rose, watermelon, white peach, red currant, blackberry, star jasmine, magnolia, orange blossom, tiare flower, sun-kissed skin accord, French macaron, luminous musk and amber. PERFUMER – Claude Dir
Give Twirl a try if you like fruity-florals or perfumes like Heidi Klum Shine, Halle Berry Reveal, Guess for Women, Ed Hardy Born Wild, and/or Beyoncé Heat . Twirl is not a “terrible” fragrance. It’s just much more boring to me than I ever expected it would be.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Champagne, Tropical 5 Alive, Shampoo and drugstore musk = pink juice. Not a bad smelling fragrance; however, the note list reads as much more interesting than it actually is. But, now that I think about it, do I want to smell like fruit salad, white florals, sweaty skin and macarons?
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*Sample obtained by me. Post contains affiliate links. Pic from Sephora. Champagne cocktail from Delish.com