It’s been two years since I first tried this fragrance and I loved it. It is pretty unreliable how fast time goes by, isn’t it?
The Atropa Belladonna by Shay and Blue was included in my first ever beauty advent calendar, one from Marks and Spencer. I was so excited when I got the small bottle fo perfume as I was so curious to try the brand back then.
The reason why I was so curious to try the fragrances from this brand is because they were advertised in every magazine I purchased back then, that is pretty much still the case today if I am being honest. There is also the connection between the brand and Jo Malone that had me intrigued of course as I am a long time fan of Jo Malone’s. However, despite the fact that the fragrances are significantly cheaper than the one from the previously mentioned brand, I did not wan to order them online as that rarely turned out to be a bright idea. The problem was that the fragrances were hard to find, at leats I had no idea that they were right under my nose in M&S’s beauty section. I now learnt my lesson and peruse it pretty often when I have access to one, but back then it was another story altogether.
Atropa Belladonna from Shay & Blue London is a fragrance unlike any other that I have tried before. The scent is quite unique.
The perfume is described as floral, yet it so different from your usual floral scent. It is so hard to describe, more so than usual. There is a clear combination of scents, however they are quite hard to distinguish. It is a perfect harmony of scents that one would probably not consider mixing and yet it makes perfect sense for them to be combined in this small bottle. The perfume is without a doubt feminine, but not incredibly so. There is a clear note of mystery which makes the perfume more attractive, but it also reminds me of a times long passed. The scent makes me think of a glamorous ball room full of swaying gowns. There is no other way to describe the perfume, at least in my opinion. Overall, if I were to sum it up in one word, that word would, without a doubt, be luxurious.
Those are words I wrote long ago, but I still stand by them. I still believe that the fragrance is unique and it deserves a chance. I still use my little bottles, well the ones I have gotten my hands on since I finished this one. However, the brand failed to truly impress me in terms of scents. I tried the others in store and they were also not what I was expecting, unfortunately this time. So even though I did like the Atropa Belladonna, I did not like any of the others, including this one. I will continue to check out new releases, but I do not foresee buying any full sized bottles from the brand anytime soon.