The Stella Print Collection is a limited edition release of the original Stella fragrance dressed in three different floral print designs, taken from her Spring Summer 2011 fashion collection. The designs are very bold floral illustrations which probably capture the fragrance inside rather well.
I've been spritzing and sniffing the Stella Eau de Parfum for about a week and a half now. I have actually been spritzing this fragrance on and off for years trying to decide whether it suits me. The predominant note is of rose and the amber gives it warmth and intensity. It is quite a powerful fragrance but this is one of those unusual perfumes that my nose gets used almost instantly. On the first wear, it had tremendous sillage and I could smell it all day long. On subsequent applications, I can smell it for half an hour to an hour after the initial spray and then I lose the scent. I had this same issue with Kenzo Flowers and would reapply frequently thinking it had vanished. I was probably the cause of many headaches for my work colleagues at the time!
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Losing the smell obviously makes it difficult for me to pinpoint all the notes and tell you how this develops on me. In view of this, I asked the Biochemist's opinion. He said I smelt a bit like an old lady. How charming!! I imagine it was the strong rose scent he was referring to.
I think Stella Print is probably best described as a sweet and quite intense floral fragrance. It's feminine but without subtlety, if that makes sense? If you like strong florals or you are already a fan of the original, these limited edition bottles would be a beautiful edition to your dressing table.
The Stella Print Collection is available from escentual.com. The bottles cost £35 each and contain 30ml of Eau de Parfum.
Disclosure: Sample received without cost for review purposes.