Britney Fantasy: Intimate Edition 30ml Eau de Parfum Spray
A grown up fantasy...
Fantasy Intimate opens with fruity notes, so it has the same feel as the original Fantasy from the start. But there is a definite difference between the two perfumes at the same time as the fruits here are subtle and fresh, rather then jammy sweet like they are in the original version.
The combination of floral notes pretty much smells like the original Fantasy to me; it just removes the heavier sweetness of the white chocolate and lingering jammy fruit from the original. I'm not familiar with genet, but there is something airy and similar to musk mixed in with the florals, is this genet?
The benzoin begins to build in the heart and develops fully in the base, where it combines with a fresh hit of soft ambery vanilla, sandalwood, and mild musk, the fragrance that lovely cocooning warmth that seems to whisper "come closer" to others like the original Fantasy does - minus the heavier cake note. I can't separate any brown sugar, even though most people think that's the strongest note in Fantasy Intimate.
Official scent notes; litchi, violet leaf, lemon, ozone notes, lily of the valley, jasmine, brown sugar, genet, vanilla, heliotrope, Laos benzoin and sensual white musk.
I adore Fantasy and have worn it since it was first released, but I don't feel confident in it any more as I keep smelling it on younger people and [I know I shouldn't] now I think of myself as too old for it. However I think this subtler edition retains enough elements to the original yet also seems a bit more mature in comparison to appeal to older fans of the Fantasy perfume - it's great to see that team Spears has realised that neither she or the core followers of her fragrance range are hip 20 year old's any more.
October 23, 2015