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Ageless Fantasy- reader reviewed

Reviewed by TIA Community Member February 21, 2009 9 Comments

Posted by Grace

Ageless Fantasy ($120, 3.04 oz)

I was never a fan of perfume in my younger days. Ironically, however, I have been receiving quite a few perfume gifts over the years. After trying many different potions I became an occasional user of Dior's Diorissimo, which has an adorable scent of Jasmine, and Chanel's No. 5, which in my personal opinion is a bit over-bearing.

In recent years, I began to embrace perfumes with a new attitude (it either is a genuine revelation or my attempt to become presumably more sophisticated). My staple has been Fresh's Cannabis Rose, which was received with polarized views since its launch last year. I have been complimented on a number of occasions about how great I smell by strangers and friends (in one case, a furniture salesman right in front of my husband!) so needless to say I am a strong believer in the direct correlation between the perfumes you wear and the male attention you receive. So you can imagine how excited I was when I received the generous offer from Harvey Prince.

Personally, I was not a super fan of citrus-based perfumes. Somehow I feel as if I have split OJ all over myself if I wear a fruity perfume. Ageless Fantasy, nonetheless, has passed my litmus test. It is not over-powered with citrus or fruit-based fragrance; beyond the fruity scent you can recognize a faint floral scent.  Indeed, the light fragrance does remind me of my younger college days which, I would agree, are part of my fond memories of youth. So far, the potion has fared quite well.

I wore the perfume daily for a week to work and to social events. On the first day I sprayed on the magic potion my husband complimented how refreshing I smelled (although, I must confess, my husband IS a super fan of citrus and fruity scents). He thought the scent was "very pleasant.

My colleagues also somehow seemed to have initiated more chit-chats with me. They didn't directly compliment on how great I smell, but I suspect that was out of concern for violation of office ethics code.

As to my friends, I didn't see an appreciable difference in the attention I received or the interactions we had   All in all, I think the perfume gives me a lift in spirit; its gentle but not subtle fragrance makes you feel more energetic. On that note alone, it may have indirectly delivered its promise to make you (and subsequently those around you) feel younger.

I'm not sure Ageless Fantasy will over-throne Cannabis Rose (and trust me, this rose does not remind you of your grandmother!), but it's one of the top contenders for my favorite fragrances.

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  • February 27, 2009

    by claire

    Whoops, and when i said "you're write" obviously I meant, "you're right". DOH!

  • February 26, 2009

    by Dazzling

    Claire, it's obvious, because animals are better sniffer then human.
    Oops! that means my little kitty knows about my age ??????
    No problem..... I can spray Ageless when I grow old.

  • February 25, 2009

    by claire

    Hey guys, the aging scent is most likely a combination of a few things. You're write about the sebum -- hormonal changes will definitely give you a different "vibe" throughout the years. But also interesting are the reports that animals can also smell your body deteriorating. See my post "the science of smell" for more details.

  • February 25, 2009

    by Jennifer

    Julie, I agree. Perfume works differently on every indivisual. It depends more on the body chemistry. But there is nothing wrong in trying the new anti-age one, if you're aged. Because Ageless is specially made for that pupose and yes it masks the body-odor to reveal a fresh smell.

    I liked it so much that gifted this to my mother . She loved it & I think there is no reason to ignore it.

  • February 24, 2009

    by JulieK

    I'm having a hard time with this entire concept. Not that I don't believe it, mind you. Rather the opposite.

    So, I've decided if we, as we age, give off (aging) scent, it must have something to do with our sebum. I use Burt's Bees body wash. Mostly citrus ginger. Now (more than ever) I make certain to foam up well and remove that scented shell casing from head to toe. Plus I think older women tend to wash their hair less often... and I know for sure unwashed hair, well... stinks.

    All this is my way of saying, perfume isn't meant to cover up odor. It's meant to work with body chemistry to create a new unforgettable scent. No single fragrance can do this for ALL women, guaranteed.

    Just saying. ~jk

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