Saturday, September 26, 2015

Review: Katy Perry Mad Potion Fragrance

Katy Perry launched another perfume and it was a Firework... of confetti and sparkles in my backyard. My taste in perfume is usually fresh floral or fruity (i.e., Jo Malone's Wild Bluebell, Burberry's The Beat).

The bottle and packaging is fun, fresh, fierce, it's a potion bottle that somewhat resembles my favourite character from Disney's Alice in Wonderland, The Cheshire Cat.

This fragrance is a little different to what I usually wear..

Top Nntes
Tahitian vanilla orchid, fresh and crisp apple musk, sweet white peony

Middle notes
Madagascar bourbon vanilla, soft and whipped fluffy musk, luminous jasmine petals

Bottom notes
Mexican vanilla bea absolute, magical musk, glowing amber

There's a lot of musk and I usually associate musk with mothballs. I was quite hesitant to try this on so I did the good ole' spray in the cap to test out the scent. It was very sweet and a little musky, to my ardent surprise.. I actually quite liked it.

Katy Perry Mad Potion Eau De Parfum 50ml

I proceeded to wear this the next day, the fragrance lasted for a good 6 hours on me. My boyfriend really liked the scent but personally I felt that it didn't work on my skin. When mixed with my body chemistry it just did not smell as nice as it did in the cap. It was sickly sweet. But when my mum wore it, it smelt like candy floss and I loved it!

Mum has been happily using Mad Potion on a daily basis and I am happy smelling it on her. Mum is in her mid 50s and she never thought she'd be reaching for a Katy Perry perfume, this just proves that there's no age to perfume. My best advice is for everyone to go in store, spritz the perfume on your skin and let it sit for a good hour. Keep tabs of the notes from reviews and trust your nose.

*This product was provided for my consideration, all opinions are my own.

What's your favourite perfume?


  1. I love sweet smelling perfumes, this seems like my kind of scent! The packaging is so cute too. Some of these celebs are coming out with REALLY good perfumes and they're affordable too :)

    Fatima // Lipsticks and Coffee

  2. My fave scent is YSL Paris (and Parisienne is gorgeous too). I liked Mad Potion. What a happy surprise for your Mum! :)

  3. Awesome review! I always like reading about perfumes, but when buying it, I have no idea what to do. I currently use MJ Daisy, but never put it on my skin because I spritz it on my clothes (Is that a good idea idkk)
    Junniku blog!

  4. A lot of celebrity perfumes are very sweet smelling. I dont know why that is?! :) I love katy perry though, and I can imagine her scents are beautiful in the bottle! :D

  5. I've been seeing this everywhere! I've been loving sweet scents, I think I need to seek out a tester now :)

  6. I love the bottle, it's so pretty. Not sure what the fragrance is like but I'll buy this just for the bottle.

  7. I've been wearing this quite often, and I've really enjoyed the sweet scent.

  8. I tried a sample, and also thought it smelled a bit sweet on me. Oh well! I guess it's all dependent on your skin. It does smell so nice in the bottle.

    Samantha Series | bloglovin

  9. Cute little bottle! I love fruity and citrus scents. Still love my Ralph Lauren Ralph.

    xo Kat @ Katness

  10. Aww your mum is just so cute! I feel you, I had this scent which smells so good, yet when mixed with my body scent, it just didnt go well!~~.... I love sweet scents anyway, so I will give this a try :D

    Celly | Asian Beauty and Makeup Blog

  11. nice review <3
    i want to try it too..

    my fave parfume is Just <3 Me by Paris Hilton


    Indah l Live Indah's Life


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