I do love the original Lulu Guinness
and couldn't wait to try out the newest one, Cast A Spell which I did because of the generosity of the fabulous and incredibly giving Trina
The notes in Cast A Spell according to Sephora are: Dark Berries, Frosted Blackberry Pulp, Mulberry, Red Currant, Iced Lavender, Lilac Petals, Davana Blossoms, Black Velvet Fig, Amber, Bourbon, White Patchouli
But what does it smell like?
Well, it opens up with patchouli. Ah, patchouli - it's one of those notes that have the ability to make or break a scent. With fragrances that have noticeable patchouli I prefer to wear them in colder weather as the Texas heat makes them smell quite awful.
As the patchouli fades there is a mixed berry scent that comes into play. I love berries and always seem to adore fragrances that have berry notes in them. This is no exception. It smells divine, more of a cooked berry scent over fresh berries - think a mixed berry jam or sauce.
The floral notes really aren't evident on me, minor players if you will. I'm sure if I concentrated hard enough I'd find them but I'm too busy dancing in the land of the berry!
Once all is said and done, and I'm talking about hours and hours after initial application the only note I detect is fig.
This to me is so perfect for cold weather and the staying power is incredible. I was afraid at first that it may be too much when I first sprayed it but after letting it dry down it was just perfect. Very lovely, I think I prefer this over the original Lulu Guinness fragrance.
Cast A Spell retails for $38/1 oz., $58/1.7 oz., and $88/3.4 oz. at Sephora.