Monday, November 23, 2009

Perfume Review: Stella by Stella McCartney

Brand: Stella McCartney
Item Name: Stella
Price: Roll-On (.33 oz) - $17, 1 oz - $48, 1.6 oz - $70, 3.3 oz - $89
Where to buy: Pretty much any perfume counter, I got my roll on at Sephora

First off, let me say that I wish the internet had smell-o-vision. This perfume is seriously amazing. There are barely words to describe how awesome this scent is and I'm going to try to blog about it. I will start by saying that I know little about perfume. I don't really keep up with it as I'm very picky about what I wear in terms of scent. I'm a Bath and Body Works $12 body spray sort of girl. My dad bought me a bottle of Dior's Addict when I was 17 and all my girl friends were ooh'ing and aah'ing and I was like... it smells nice. Really, I was.

I was in Sephora with my friend Amanda and she suggested this perfume (it was at the little endcap aisles in front of the registers... damn you Sephora). I normally don't agree with her on scents so I tried it half expecting to hate it, and I loved it. It is a perfect blend between feminine (which I equate to floralish old lady scents) and sexy (Sensual Amber... omg). I love the way it smells on me. Bear in mind that perfumes smell different on everyone so you may want to give this a shot in the store, and then walk around for an hour or so with it on. I've had scents that have literally changed on me a few hours in and smelled awful (can anyone say Moonlight Path).

According to Sephora, Stella has notes of rose, peony, mandarin, rose absolute and amber. I think it's the amber that does it for me personally. It also lists Dior J'Adore (which I hate) Ralph by Ralph Lauren as similar scents. I can't say that I agree, but anyway.

Overall, for $17, the roll on was definately worth it. I think the only downside I can find is that the scent doesn't last as long as I'd want it to. I think it may be that it's a roll on, but I like to still know I have perfume on 5-6 hours after I apply it, and this one I would notice completely disappeared after 3 or 4.

As a final note before pictures, Sephora is running a special on this with purchase of the 3.3 oz bottle, you will get a stella charm bracelet at checkout. I dunno if this is any good, but if you're interested... lol.


  1. Need to smell it again.....and do what you said. See if it stays good after a few hours.

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