Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Believe by Britney Spears

Tangerine, Guava, Honeysuckle, Linden Blossom, Patchouli, Amber, Praline.

Here is an unexpected review for me. I stumbled upon a full bottle locally for a little over 3 dollars and bought it because I thought Mrs. Aromi would dig the bottle. She did like the aesthetics, but what surprised me was that I liked what I smelled enough to review Believe by Britney Spears. It is feminine to the point of being a deterrent for me, but the drydown evolves just  enough to straddle the gender line.

Believe has 2 stages of development on my skin. The opening is a fresh and lucid floral with fruity accents. What I noticed most about the first 15 minutes was that Believe is mild, yet penetrating enough to communicate you are wearing a pleasant fragrance. The Linden Blossom seems to be at the core of Believe, amplifying the assistance notes while implementing a fresh and green-floral quality.

This initial accord lasts around 30 minutes or so on me before transitioning. The change sees Believe lowering the floral aspects and enhancing a rather nice, slightly gourmand patchouli and amber duo. The base and drydown dictate a low volume like its predecessor, since it stands to reason. The totality of Believe leans polite and unoffensive.

Sillage is moderate at best, with longevity approximately 4 hours on my skin. Believe by Britney Spears is a pleasant, economical and unassuming perfume that exhibits a fresh vibe throughout. Thumbs up from Aromi with the recommendation to sample before purchasing.


  1. Teehee ... Aromi, you've been kidnapped by the 'dark side' :) ...

  2. But it's the definitely the best of a bad bunch! Keep an open mind, Couture Guru!

    And the bottle is so wonderful: an octahedron. You were right to think that chics dig it, Aromi! ;-)

  3. I wrongly assumed before applying it that it would be borderline horrible and completely underwhelming. I was wrong and although it may fall on the innocuous side, it's much better than I ever expected. The drydown I especially liked.