'By Invitation', a fragrance by Michael Bublé

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Whenever I receive anything for review purposes I always keep an open mind and try not to prejudge something until I have it in my hands. I deliberately didn't read any reviews of this Michael Bublé perfume before I received it (or even look up the scent notes) as I didn't want to shape my opinion before I put my nose to the test. I'm not someone who normally buys celebrity fragrance at all - I'm not swayed by that kind of thing. I had no idea what to expect - I was worried I might hate it - but I loved it from the first spray. I'm not a perfume whizz who can pick out many individual notes in a perfume, but on me this smells of vanilla, citrus and musks. It has a heady, intoxicating warmth which just draws you in, and when I'm wearing it I can't resist sniffing my wrist constantly. I would imagine this is the kind of perfume which draws people in slightly closer so they can smell it better. If I was a single lady I'd definitely be wearing this on nights out!

Once I've established I love this fragrance I looked up the scent notes. From the By Invitation website:

The fragrance starts with light, sparkling top notes of red fruits and bergamot then develops its heart notes of lily of the valley, elegant rose, wild jasmine and spicy peony. By invitation then wraps you in a warm base of sandalwood-musks, blended with an addictive vanilla praline.

By-Invitation-a-perfume-by-Michael-Bublé oriental fragrance // www.xloveleahx.co.ukBergamot - that'll be the citrus I detected. The sharper notes (which I now know to be fruity ones) soften with time and it takes on a softer, powdery quality. It lasts almost all day on me and I imagine it would last a lot longer on scarves and coats.

The bottle is lovely - modern, but with a nod to old fashioned perfume atomisers in shape of the pull off cap. The textured metal 'bracelet' which encircles the bottle is a lovely touch, and it's a bottle I'd be happy to show off on my desk or dressing table. If you get a chance to smell this in a shop or on someone else, let me know what you think!

The perfume is available in 30, 50 and 100ml eau de parfum sizes. There's also a body lotion, shower gel, purse spray and a candle available (in the UK at least), so this range has really hit the ground running. This is no hastily created scent, no cynical attempt to cash in on Michael Bublé's large fanbase, but a well thought out range with obvious care gone into it. Keep your eyes peeled, because I doubt this'll be the only fragrance Michael Bublé brings out. 

Have you smelled this? Are you a fan of Michael Bublé? I'm a fan of his music and personality.....and yes, he looks quite appealing too!

Thanks for reading.
Leah xoxo

*This perfume was sent for review.....or should I say scent for review?

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