I’m a creature of habit when it comes to wearing fragrances. It takes a lot for me to come out from under my rock and try something new. (After all, I spent so long decorating this cave, right?)
My signature scent is Britney Spears Fantasy. As embarrassed as I am about being so attracted to that fragrance, I can’t help it. It really works with my body chemistry, and it’s so relaxing and yummy. Even complete strangers regularly compliment me on it!
Today I dusted off my rock, waved a handkerchief at my cave as tears streamed down my face, and came up for air. (So that’s what the sky looks like!) 😛
I carefully applied the Vera Wang Lovestruck eau de parfum to my pulse points before crossing my fingers, toes, and eyes that I would actually fall in love with Lovestruck.
(Psst! Today’s Friday the 13th. Are you superstitious?)
Vera Wang Lovestruck Pictures
If you buy the fragrance instead of getting a tester, the bottle looks like this. It’s also available in a rollerball.
(The following image is courtesy of Sephora.com.)
Vera Wang Lovestruck Ingredients
Alcohol denat., Parfum/Fragrance, Aqua/Water/Eau, Ethylhexyl. Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-3, Ethylhexyl. Salicylate, Butyl. Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Linalool, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Benzoate, BHT, Citral, Benzyl Cinnamate, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, D&C Red No. 39 (CI 17200), Ext. D&C Violet, No. 2 (CI 60730), D&C Green No. 5 (CI 61570), and FD&C Yellow No. 5 (CI 19140).
Claims: TRUSTED, but Product: BUSTED
√ Sparkling floral
√ Woodsy notes & sheer musk
√ Pink guava & mandarin
? Tuberose & lotus blossom (I’m not sure what those smell like, so I can’t judge.)
- Name: Vera Wang Lovestruck Eau de Parfum
- Amount: 4 mL (0.13 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: This was one of the samples in my Loose Button March 2012 Luxe Box. I paid $10 CAD for the entire box with samples.
- Where to Buy: Sephora website, Sephora stores, department stores & Shoppers Drug Mart
Vera Wang Lovestruck Review
Lovestruck by Vera Wang is a delicate and girly perfume that, while having a ‘sparkling’ element, somehow also manages to be cozy.
There’s no doubt about it – it’s a floral fragrance! There’s supposed to be notes of tuberose and lotus blossom, but I’m not sure exactly what they smell like, so I can’t honestly say that I detect them. I do know, however, that the florals are soft and a little powdery.
I’m not a fan of powdery scents (like baby powder) because they give me a headache. Lovestruck had faint powdery-ness, but because the overall scent was light, I didn’t get a headache.
This is a perfume that seems pleasant, but extremely generic. I don’t feel like this is the kind of scent that you should wear if you want to make a statement or if you are fishing for compliments. Haha! 😉
Lovestruck is the type of perfume I can see people wearing when they don’t know what else to wear, but need something that can suit any occasion, isn’t offensive, and is pleasant enough. It’s the I-have-nothing-else-to-wear scent.
With Vera Wang’s Lovestruck perfume, you won’t have to worry about people gagging from its strength. It doesn’t enter the room before you do. It’s a quiet fragrance that stays close to the body. People can smell it on you, but they’ll notice it more when they come closer to hug you.
This perfume was really weak, though. And this is coming from a person who can’t stand really strong perfumes!
Lovestruck is so light that after a couple of hours, I could hardly smell it! (I sniffed my wrists to check if the scent really just disappeared that quickly. Nope, it was still there, but I had to put my nose pretty close to my wrists to smell it.)
For this reason, I think that Lovestruck by Vera Wang is better for those who shy away from moderate to strong fragrances. Hmm…but for those people, I would just suggest body mists instead of this perfume because Vera Wang anything is very pricey. For the light scent throw, I don’t feel like it’s worth the high price tag.
Since I’m used to wearing perfumes that evolve over time (from the morning when I first apply it to the evening), I was extremely bored to tears with Vera Wang Lovestruck. It stayed flat the entire day!
All the notes just blend together to create (what I consider to be) a very generic fragrance. Nothing stands out. It’s a nice perfume, but ‘nice’ isn’t memorable. You smell it, think it’s pleasant, and then move on.
And since the notes didn’t evolve on me even hours on me, it seems like too simple of a scent. It was already a light fragrance, and then all it did was fade away even more…Borrrrrring!
Vera Wang’s Lovestruck perfume lasted about 5 hours before it completely faded away on my skin. That’s pretty bad because with nearly all the eau de parfums I’ve ever worn, they usually last at least 8 hours and, even then, they don’t just disappear.
I had the small vial sample included in my Loose Button March 2012 Luxe Box. But, if you buy the fragrance, it comes in a rectangular glass bottle with a floral arrangement on top. I’ve seen it up close in stores, and I have to say that the topper looks and feels really cheap. The flowers are some sort of plastic, and the ribbon is also nothing special. Vera Wang was probably trying to make it girly (which it is), but I can see how annoying it would be for someone to remove that monstrous cap if they wear this scent daily.
If the price point of this perfume was very inexpensive, then I’d overlook the lackluster packaging (a bit). But, Vera Wang eau de parfums cost significantly more (upwards of $48 USD unless you buy the rollerball) than the cheap (but good) Britney Spears Fantasy perfumes I love (that often go on sale for $19.99 CAD at Shoppers Drug Mart).
Final Verdict: 2/10
This is the first Vera Wang anything that I’ve ever owned. Not impressed! While the perfume is pleasant, it’s boring. And the price tag is too high for what you get. Even the bottle design doesn’t make me want to buy it just to display on my vanity.
Overall, sorry Vera Wang, but I have to be harsh and totally bust Lovestruck!
I don’t recommend you purchase this. Save your money!
Do you think I’m crazy for busting Vera Wang’s Lovestruck? Do you disagree with me about the bottle design? Have you worn ‘generic’ scents and actually really enjoyed them?