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Winter Fragrances: DSquared2 Potion for Women

Colder months call for warm, fuzzy and comforting scents surrounding us in our snoods and jumpers with a hot cuppa. I love to play around with scents during this time of the year and layering becomes inevitable when you have a good collection in your possession. The Winter Fragrance series on the blog shall introduce a brand new winter fragrance to you every week, that I absolutely adore.

Potion for Women by Dsquared2 is the counterpart to last years release of Potion for Men which was a super hit amongst people as far I can recall. This scent's all about seduction and being sultry hence I already expected smooth and strong notes, quite like in the line of Tom Ford's Black Orchid. 

Coming from a fashion house, I have to say it strikes full marks on packaging. the luxe, heavy gold packaging is a stunner with 'for woman' printed on a protruding tab for extra dimension and detail. It's simple yet so effortlessly classy. Nothing can really beat packaging and design by a fashion house. Oh how they know how to lure us!

Notes included are of bergamot, violet, blackberry, rose, jasmine, lily of the valley, rhubarb, black and white musk, black amber, patchouli and vanilla. 

What I can clearly sniff on spraying initially are notes that are slightly citrusy and slightly floral. On drying down after a minute or so, warm and woody notes of musk, jasmine, pachouli and vanilla dominate and that's what is left lingering around for the rest of the day. It's primarily musky and woody, which I quite like but it is balanced by the right amount of freshness to avoid it from being heady and manly.

If this is meant to smell like a seductive girl, it's a friendly, homely one who returns home after a few drinks rather than an uptight, spoilt brat who parties till the wee hours of the morning and comes home with smudged make-up. It's elegant, classy and mature. A universally commercial scent that is going to tick the right boxes in every women's perfume criterion. 

Have you tried Dsquared2 Potion for Men? Let me know if you have and if I should try it out. 




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Sheefa. 29. London. Spamming the web with ramblings on hair, eye shadow, skincare & cosmetic hoarding in general since 2008. Grab a cuppa and kick back!
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