I was sent some Reload fragrances last month to try out and review, but what with it being such a busy time over Christmas, I’ve only really had the chance to write up this post this week. (I’m not blogging as much as I’d like to be honest with you, but I am still aiming for at least one post a week…give or take a few days).
I hadn’t heard of this brand until I was sent over a sample kit, but I sort of knew what to expect as soon as I saw the pictures. Reload Fragrances are a collection of products which evolve around a little portable atomiser. This can be filled with any fragrance straight from its bottle, which means you can always top up on your favourite perfume out and about, without the need to lug the big glass bottle in your bag. Result.
There are two classic refill canisters to opt for; either white or black. You then have the option to customize the refill bottle with a ‘skin’, of which there are loads already and more being designed all the time by the look of it. I was given a cute little pink and white gingham design.
Then there are the perfumes themselves; Reload fragrances currently have twelve different ‘moments’ (scents) to choose from, so no matter what your perfume preference, there’s bound to be one to suit you. I love more musky, sweet and oriental scents along the lines of Thierry Mugler’s Angel and Alien, and Dior’s Addict. Seems to be an A trend going on there….
Each 5ml bottle clicks onto the base of the atomiser, then its a case of just pushing up, hearing another click to confirm its locked in place and you’re good to go. Although each fragrance is only 5ml which doesn’t seem like a lot, the little French-made fragrances do seem to last a while on the skin from what I’ve tried so far, so it’s not like just wearing a body-spray which literally lasts about two minutes before it disappears completely and you actually forget what you were even supposed to smell like.
I’ve recently finished my bottle of ‘Famous’ which had notes of iris, praline and patchouli (exactly the sort of scent I love), and I was so disappointed when I had used it all up as I loved it. Obviously the scents don’t last as long as say, a Chanel or Dior fragrance, but when they only cost £5.00 each think they’re worth the money. I’m currently working my way through ‘Wellbeing’ which is a nice and fresh scent containing fig leaf and orange flower. The last one left then will be ‘Ibiza’ which I’m really looking forward to, as it contains bergamot, ylang ylang and vanilla; again some of my favourite notes.
All in all, I’m really quite impressed with Reload Fragrances. I must admit that I did think it was a bit of a gimmick when I first received the package, but the fact that I’ve kept my atomiser in my bag every day since I opened the box and have actually been using it almost daily says quite a lot I think.
The mini-spray costs £12.90 in white and £9.95 in black, with all the fragrances retailing at £5.00 per 5ml bottle. The Reload fragrances brand is stocked exclusively in Boots here in the UK, and is also available to buy direct from their website .
I think they’re well worth checking out. If you have already or are planning on buying this and testing any of the other fragrances from the collection then drop me a comment with your recommendations as I’d love to know what you think of it too.
I hope you enjoyed this post, and I’ll be back again soon!