Reviewed by Deborah Mackenzie
I received Missguided Babe Power gift set of 80ml eau de parfum pour babe to review. Presented in a square musky pink box with rose gold lettering and a windowed lid. I was excited to find out what all the fuss is about and why this has become such a popular and wanted perfume.
Released in 2017 it flew off the shelves to become the number one best seller for the year. I couldn’t wait to put this scent to the test and see if it would turn heads and get noses twitching…
The UK brand Missguided mission statement is ‘to empower females globally to be confident in being themselves. It is a forward-thinking fashion brand influenced by social media, street style and popular culture and encompasses everything it means to be a woman on the go in today’s world.’
‘Babe Power’ is the heart of Missguided as they believe in inspiring a new generation of unstoppable females to be themselves and achieve whatever they want. Their Babes are dreamers, believers and doers – now they have an ‘eau de parfum pour babe’ that reflects this statement.
Babe Power moved away from the normal boring and ornate perfume bottles and comes in a rose gold can that looks and feels like an energy drink. It even has a ring pull spray button with the words ‘Press for good vibes’.
The fragrance contains the following notes:
Top notes: grapefruit zest, sour cherry, pink pepper, crisp apple, pineapple and rhubarb
Heart notes: Orange blossom, peony and jasmine
Base notes: vanilla, candy floss, sensual musk, amber crystals.
When I first sprayed this onto my skin I fell in love with the fruity with a flowery and musky scent that became a deeper richer smell as it settled. The sharp sour cherry and vanilla were quite dominating at first, but then the other flowery and musky notes started to come through, balancing the fragrance and taking away the sickly sweetness you would expect by reading the ingredients.
Just like Missguided, this fragrance makes a punch! The compliments and questions I received when wearing it were numerable; it made me feel beautiful, confident and strong.
An EDP is a bit more concentrated, with the scent lasting longer; I found the scent lasted all day but became fainter towards the end. With day to night makeup and fragrances hitting the market, this is one that can take you from day to night.
The addition of the fake fur fully owl key ring in pink and white would make a great accessory to a backpack. I gave mine a quick spray of the fragrance and it is now scenting my way as it sways from my backpack and I have noticed heads turning to find where the beautiful scent is coming from.
This gift set is ideal for Christmas or birthday gift for babes between 16 to 35; but as I do not fall into the demographic range this scent is aimed at – I believe it is suitable for all ages. The bonus of this scent is that the rose gold can will look fabulous on the shelf, at a very affordable price.
As Missguided say: ‘we love fierce babes – that’s why we created a perfume that is going to give you a boost of power so you can slay all day.’
RRP: £28 (80ml)
For more information or to buy visit www.missguided.co.uk.