After Britney Spears released her first scent Curious, with such bade reviews, I was surprised that she even bothered with the fragrance market again afterward. Once Curious was released; Fantasy followed shortly after. Seeing how so many folks thought Curious’ scent didn’t last long, Fantasy sort of sat on shelves for the first few months of its life.
I had seen it behind glass cabinets, and didn’t even bother asking for a tester sniff. However there is no avoiding it when someone gives it to you as a gift. Fantasy came to my door compliments of my boyfriend last Valentine’s Day. He obviously was not aware that her last fragrance sucked. He bought it only because the bottle was my favorite color; pink, and that the bottle had rhinestones embedded into it. Two of my favorite things, pink and rhinestones.
I popped open the top and sprayed the perfume in the air before putting it on my clothing and body. The second the first spritz came out, I smelled a scent very familiar to her last scent. Fantasy smelled just like Curious, only with a spicy note added to it.
I felt like my boyfriend had been robbed. It smelled almost 100% identical to the last! What gives! What the hippity hey hey ho!?
I accepted my gift though without making a stink. I sprayed some on, did the mmm ahhh yummm noises.
Oh and for those of you who never smelled Curious, it smells like fresh fruit. It’s a nice smell. Fantasy smells just like it, but with a sprig of cinnamon in the mix to add some warm spice.
Curious smelled delicious, except the scent would seriously only remain noticeable for 10-15 minutes after applying it. Fantasy is Curious all over again but with more lasting power. It seems like Curious was in its beta form, and the release of Fantasy fixed the error of lasting power.
Fantasy lasted all day, and I could even detect it on my clothing the next morning. I was surprised, I thought it would last as long as Curious did…but it lasted much longer…much, much longer. However that spicy warm cinnamon smell was just not my cup of tea. Fantasy is a nice fragrance, but I’m not into cinnamon scents mixed in with fruity scents like raspberry and strawberry. This is exactly what Fantasy is. Warm fruit.
Pricing and availability:
Fantasy can be found in nearly every super store imaginable. I have also seen it in clothing boutiques such as DOTS and Mandee. The price varies anywhere from $10-$40. The $10.00 bottle is the itty tester type bottle.
I like the smell of Fantasy, but I am not in love with it. The warm under-toned scent of spicy cinnamon sort of draws me away from it. Others though that enjoy spicy type scents will love this one. The scent lasts long, and is sure to please someone out there.