Dita Von Teese Eau de Parfum Review

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 30 - 2012

When I was growing up, I’m pretty sure that smelling like a stripper wasn’t one of my greatest desires in life. Having said that, there are strippers… and then there are strippers.  And if you are going to smell like a stripper*, well… there’s only one you want to smell like isn’t there?  Dita von Teese – not content with a cosmetic line – has also been making waves in the fragrance world since the launch of her debut scent: Dita Von Teese Eau de Parfum back in May.

Dita Von Teese Eau de Parfum

Visually, it’s perfect isn’t it?  It’s got the Hollywood glamour thing going on, with a little (ok, a lot) of noir thrown in… accents of quirk and more than just a passing nod to vintage styling makes for a bottle that gels beautifully with Dita’s image in the media.  And the tassle?  Ohhhhhh… the tassle!

Having said that, I’m not a fan of atomisers… they’re cute n’ all but they’re just not very practical are they?  Add in the fact that they contribute to quicker evaporation of the contents inside and they’re a bit of a nuisance.  Just make sure that you don’t throw away the regular “cap” that comes with the perfume for easy transporting and you should be alright.  Still… nuisance.

Dita Von Teese Eau de Parfum

As for the perfume itself, well… it’s everything I imagined a DvT perfume to smell like.  It’s a well-rounded, smoky floral with a nose-nuzzling quality that emerges beautifully once the scent has had time to warm up on the skin.  The fragrance carries itself with poise and elegance, feeling well-suited to an evening of seduction, perhaps a little too dark to wear to the in-laws.  Although having said that, the combination is gentle… never brash nor loud and although it lingers, it remains close to the skin.

Top: peonies, bergamot, and bourbon pepper

Heart: Bulgarian rose, tiaré, and jasmine

Base: patchouli, musk, Gaiac wood, and sandalwood

Dita von Teese eau de parfum is avaialble nationwide at Boots, priced from £18 – easily the best “celeb” scent you’ll smell this year.

* sorry, burlesque artist

** press sample


10 Responses to “Dita Von Teese Eau de Parfum Review”

  1. Sophie says:

    Ooh, and only £18? Might have to go and have a sniffle of it next time I’m near a big Boots…

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  2. £18? What? *runs to Boots leaving a Toria-shaped hole in wall. Finds Boots is closed. Is sad.*

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  3. Wordbird says:

    I’m so glad to finally read a review of this one. And even gladder (that’s a word, no?) to hear that it lives up to Mizz Von Teese’s reputation as a stand-up gal who is a stickler for quality. I had such hopes for the Gaga but was disappointed that it didn’t live up to the hype. I’m so pleased that Dita was really involved with hers. She’d said she wanted it to be unlike other celebrity scents – it doesn’t contain any vanilla, so it should be rather more ‘vintagey’ than most modern fragrances. Katie Pukrick rates this highly as well, by the way.

    And what a beautiful bottle!

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  4. Betty says:

    I ordered a small sample of this before I committed to buying the full bottle and it is gorgeous! It’s just so sexy and decadent without feeling cheap or common.

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  5. Sydney says:

    I am loving the price tag attached to this one!
    Shamefully I haven’t even smelt her last perfume but now that I have seen this I shall remind myself next time I am near a perfume counter.

    And I don’t mind admitting that I don’t find the thought of smelling like a stripper all that terrible ;) ha.

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  10. Definitely something that we ladies should grab. Its not a crime to smell like a professional “stripper” once in a while. This parfum will surely add spice to romance.

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