s.Oliver Outstanding

s.Oliver Outstanding

Let’s start into March with something fresh:


This cute dotted sample is Outstanding EdT by s.Oliver. It comes in a bottle with pinkish coral dots, and the juice is a little pink, too. I admit, while  think the dots are cute I am biased against pink colored perfumes. They’re often not exactly the height of art to put it lightly.

Another thing that makes it hard for this perfume to shine is the name. “Outstanding”, really? I hope nobody was expecting anything outstanding from a cheap pink perfume from a clothes store. If there is one word to describe this perfume it’s “mediocre” but I guess you can’t sell a perfume of that name.

So, how does it smell? It starts fresh, a bit citrusy, but more like a cleaning spray than the real fruit peel. I guess that’s the mandarin listed in the notes. The list also promises raspberry and blackcurrant, but this perfume is always on the fresh side. It’s not a heavy sweet thing as perfumes with red berries can be. Then the flowers come out, still fresh and scrubbed clean of any dirt. The base promises vanilla, but that barely comes out. The base is very thin, only a bit sweet.

It lasts pretty well for a perfume this fresh and light. I get about four hours and two more hours where it still lingers, but veeery lightly.

Outstanding smells like a dozen other perfumes, but if you like it fresh and flowery, why not? … I think it might also make a good room spray.

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