No, this isn't a plug for any 50 shades of anything, it's a tad more sensual than that.
Have I tugged at your curiosity?
I have been walking around this past week smelling like a musky, fruity cocktail of smells thanks to
Beyonce: Midnight Heat
This perfume blows the rest of the celebrity endorsed fragrances I've tried recently right out of the ball park. Whilst most I've tried hint at a powerhouse fragrance THIS is the one that really delivers. There are the expected flirty notes in there, especially at the initial spritz, but when this perfume settles... well, that's when the real fun begins.
Before I get to the indepth descriptions let's marvel a little at the packaging shall we?
Ain't she a beaut!
Heavy and statuesque, the packaging was very well thought out in this case. Sturdy vintage feel glass with a violet to lilac ombre colouring I would honestly put this on a Birthday / Christmas list just for the perfume bottle itself.
Have I sold you on the packaging? I guess I should do a follow up on the actual scent now!
This perfume is, without a doubt, an evening scent. A brilliant Autumnal evening scent. I immediately thought of cosy fires and glasses of red wine. It's an extremely vivid scent with top notes such as Dragonfruit, Starfruit and Armenian plum. The initial spritz attacks your senses with light and fruity. After a split second the middle notes of Purple Orchid, Black Tulip and Purple Peony develop and it starts to smell quite flirty. A dark flirt. Finishing off with base notes of Warm Amber, Patchouli and Sandalwood this rounds off into quite a spicy fruity scent.
The one thing I will say to you all, is this: I initially sprayed this scent and DID NOT like it. However, when it developed I was in love with it. It is Lee's favourite fragrance on me hands down. Just to show you that it is absolutely one you must try; my mother, on her initial spritz LOVED it however when it developed she was in no doubt it was not for her. Fragrance is incredibly personal and I think they're not to be taken lightly. Your desired scent of an evening sets the mood incredibly well so choose wisely!
A polar opposite to Lee's David Beckham fragrance I'm sure you'll agree.
I think mine is infinitely prettier ;)
Beyonce's Midnight Heat will be available to buy from September 2012 and it's a celebrity fragrance I thoroughly endorse.