PUFU: Stella by Stella McCartney

Instead of another lip product for Project Use it the F*%@ Up!, or PUFU, my next candidate is a perfume.  Behold, my seemingly bottomless 30ml bottle of Stella by Stella McCartney eau de parfum:
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I bought this in 2009 and it been on rotation with a handful of other perfumes since then.  Judging by the bottle, I keep thinking it will get used up soon, “maybe another month”, I’ll think, but it just never seems to get used up!

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What alchemy is this?

This perfume was purchased on a whim, which I never do.  I usually have a very methodical way to test out perfumes that involves a spreadsheet, hours of research on my go-to scent site Fragrantica.com, and a few weeks’ worth of actual wear test before I commit to a scent.  Stella, for some reason, I bought after reading about it in a magazine, took a whiff of it at the store, and handed them my money.  Luckily for me, this scent works well with my body chemistry and I quite enjoy wearing it.  According to Fragrantica, Stella is part of the “Floral” family of scents, with only 4 notes:

  • mandarin orange
  • rose
  • peony
  • amber

Interestingly, the notes are not listed with top, middle and base categories.  I would say the strongest note from top to base for me is the rose.  It’s a modern clean smelling rose – not an old lady scent at all.  I don’t get much of the orange or peony scents.  Because it is an eau de parfum rather than an eau de toilette, it packs a stronger punch so I only need to spritz 1 spray per wear and the scent lasts all day on me.  I prefer this scent more in the winter months, as it is a warm, deep smell that I associate with colder weather.

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Hypothesis: My measuring sucks.
Conclusion: Yes, yes it does.

I have 1.10cm left in the bottle out of a total 4.60cm, and I hope to finish it through the springtime.  I’m going to try to wear this every day for the next few months to test if it really is a magical bottomless bottle.  Will report back in the summer.

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