This is my favourite of the three and it smells like holidays. With top notes of blackcurrent, violet leaf and coconut water, it's the least sweet of the trio on first application. When that dries down to the heart of magnolia, jasmine and pistachio, the softened scent makes it the more sophisticated of the three and ultimately the most wearable for a bridie of my age (ahem). The musky patchouli base notes helps round out the fragrance and helps it stick around for ages.
Fruity Rooty opens with notes of blackberry, mandarin and blackcurrant and is very fitting with the purple and pink bottle. But despite that initial hit of fruity sweetness, it's the dry down of candied apple sorbet, rose petals and violet flower that gives it a more grown up and rounder edge before the vanilla and musk settles in. It's still slightly too sweet for me, but sure that's what perfume is all about, it's a personal taste isn't it?
Fans of orange scents will love this sweet and juicy fragrance that hits you instantly with notes of mandarin, raspberry and blackcurrant before the heart of green apple, peach nectar and apricot sorbet takes hold. It's the perfume equivalent of spritzing yourself with a smoothie! Base notes of cedar wood, sandalwood and vanilla take the edge off the sweetness, giving it a softer and creamier finish.
So if you're watching your sugar intake this summer, skip the actual sorbets and give these a sniff next time you're in the shops. If you're a fan of sweet scents, then Fruity Rooty and Dreamsicle are ones to check out, and if like me you like something a little creamier and softer, then give Cool Swirl a sniff. It has my vote and I'm hurtling through it at mad speed!
They retail at €49 but are currently on sale in Debenhams with 20% off.