While I’m not usually a great fan of musk, I was pleasantly surprised when I spritzed my wrist with a bit of Vera Wang Lovestruck in the shops. So much so that I had to take it home with me!
This perfume was the oddball of my favourite perfumes of 2013 because I feel that the powdery musk didn’t quite fit in with the rest of the list. And despite musk being very much a mature scent (to me anyways), its softness makes me feel pretty and reminds me of an innocence that I’d forgotten long ago.
The story behind the scent is a modern day Romeo and Juliet love story where you’re meant to feel a mixture of overwhelming, inexplicable love.
The thicker woody/musky base notes balance out the light fruitiness of guava and mandarin orange quite well, making this scent an easygoing day scent.
The longevity of Vera Wang Lovestruck is actually quite impressive, if I may say so myself. It starts to fade in the middle of the day when I’m out and about, at uni or work, and the sillage has never made me feel crappy (unlike Gucci Flora which is so strong, I always get a headache from it).
It’s an all-rounder for me (and I like to think I’m pretty hard to please), but the thing I love the most about this scent is the fact that it’s just so simple. Although it’s not exactly a crowd-pleaser (judging from a substantial amount of dislike towards in on various fragrance sites), I still think that it portrays that sexy-cute maturity level quite nicely – and that, I LIKE!