Recently when I stopped by Shoppers Drug Mart to get a new electric toothbrush, I noticed that they just got in the brand new Taylor Swift Enchanted Wonderstruck Perfume! (This is the singer’s second fragrance, and it was created in collaboration with Elizabeth Arden.)
I asked the woman working in the Beauty Boutique section if there were any samples of it available. There were, and she gave me one of those tiny little vials.
This is a first! Normally whenever I ask, they’ve been out of samples ‘a long time ago’. Haha, I’m a slowpoke when it comes to fragrances. Either that or the area is crawling with fragrancephiles!
So that’s why for the picture on the left, it’s not of the actual bottle. It’s a photo I took of the card that came with my tiny 1.5 mL vial of fragrance.
Allow me to share my thoughts on Taylor Swift’s second eau de parfum!
Taylor Swift Enchanted Wonderstruck Perfume Pictures
Taylor Swift Enchanted Wonderstruck Perfume Ingredients
√ Oriental gourmand
√ Wild berries & sugar-glazed petals
√ Creamy flowers & sensual woods
- Name: Taylor Swift Enchanted Wonderstruck Eau de Parfum
- Amount: 1.5 mL (0.05 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was a free sample that I asked for when I visited a Shoppers Drug Mart store.)
- Where to Buy: Sephora stores, Sephora website & will probably also be at department stores soon
Taylor Swift Enchanted Wonderstruck Perfume Review
The official fragrance notes of Enchanted Wonderstuck by Taylor Swift are Wild Berries, Passion Fruit, Pink Poppy, Peony, Champaca Petals, White Freesia, White Musk, Vanilla, and Blond Woods.
Although I can usually detect a lot of notes when I smell a perfume, I’m not sooooo good that I can pinpoint every single one.
What I noticed right away were the flowers. They’re very light and girly. Yes, I noticed the peony, but as for the other flowers, I’m not exactly sure what they smell like, so I couldn’t confirm or deny those specifically.
Enchanted Wonderstruck is sweet, but it’s not as sweet as Britney Spears Fantasy. The sweetness from the vanilla is balanced out with the floral notes and berries. Together, it’s a very creamy, cozy scent that’s mellow instead of being heavy.
The berries are very noticeable, but they’re not tart. They’re soft, and it’s probably the creamy vanilla and the slight woodsiness at work.
While this was a nice fragrance, it really isn’t my style – I like scents that seem edible or that make me smell like I’m a cupcake. 😉 (Yes, my taste in perfume is immature, but I get loads of compliments, so it’s not just me who thinks it smells good.)
What made me realize that this wasn’t for me was that it has a slight powdery scent. Some people like that, but I don’t really like that powder quality.
This is a light fragrance…the kind that doesn’t enter a room before you do. It’s what some people call a ‘cuddler fragrance’ because other people will notice it on you more the closer they get to you.
I do like how the scent stays close to the skin. I’m not the type of person who likes to wear loud fragrances that linger strongly in the elevator, even though you’ve left it 10 minutes ago.
When it’s initially sprayed, it smells sharp and tart, but that’s just probably the alcohol. In a second or two, it smells the way I described above.
Then, after I wore it for several hours, the scent becomes creamier and slightly sweeter on me. However, this usually happens with a lot of fragrances that I wear, so I don’t think it’s specific to this scent…more like just my body chemistry.
This scent lasted me an average amount of time before it started to fade. I like how it wasn’t one of those fragrances that just ‘goes poof’ and disappears into thin air.
I wore this from the morning until the night, and I could still smell it on my skin.
Yeah, I just have the vial, but I did inspect the full-size perfume bottle in the store. It’s really pretty – red and it seems to have a shimmery, holographic effect just like her first Wonderstruck perfume bottle had.
Regal and magical would be how I’d describe the bottle design. There are golden charms hanging by a chain from the ornate cap.
And the bottle has a nice rounded shape. For some reason, I prefer round perfume bottles instead of tall and thin or angular ones.
Final Verdict: 7/10
Enchanted Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift is an okay scent that smells nice, but when it comes to perfume, it has to WOW me for me to like it. This one isn’t my scent style at all, so I won’t be buying an actual bottle of it. Looks like I’ll be sticking to my signature scent that I’ve been wearing since 2005 – Britney Spears Fantasy.
Hehe, yeah, I’m embarrassed whenever I have to admit that, but seriously, that perfume was made for me! (Enchanted Wonderstruck actually seems like a slightly more mature scent than Fantasy…and apparently my perfume preferences usually fall in the immature range.) 😉
Have you smelled Taylor Swift’s Enchanted Wonderstruck perfume? Do you own her first Wonderstruck fragrance? What are your favourite kinds of perfumes to wear?