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:
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!
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
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.
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.