Monday, December 5, 2016

Review: So ... ? Fragrances




Have you tried So ... ? Fragrances? I feel like I'm the only person who hasn't! When I posted about these perfumed sprays on my social media, people commented that they had grown up using So ... ? and it was a hit of nostalgia for them! My ancient arse grew up with Impulse as my affordable aroma of choice and I have a faded memory of the hilarious TV ads for Impulse. So I was thrilled to be given the chance to try a couple of So ... ? scents recently, and here are my thoughts on them!




SO ... ? Body Fragrance*

This one comes in a red can and doesn't have a themed word after the So... ?, SO I'm guessing it's the original... ? (Tell me if the ... ? gets old and I'll knock it off immediately). We are told that SO ... ? is fragrance with attitude and to "spray all over the body and experience the unique scent of So ... ?".

I found this scent to be light, pleasant, and floral, although I'm not the best at describing scents, so hopefully I'm not totally off the mark. I've been spritzing this during the day as it's a perfect subtle aroma that won't be overpowering in the classroom at the ungodly hour of 8:43am (yes we get there two minutes before the bell, what of it? lol). I'm one of those people that gets headaches from strong scents, but I'm pleased to say this did no such thing. This would be great for a teenager as a first scent (please don't tell me they start wearing perfume before the age of thirteen - although I have just started insisting my nine year old wears deodorant, but that's because he's a smelly boy, lol).

On further investigation, the original So ... ? contains notes of tangerine, orange blossom and vanilla.




So ... ? Sinful*

Hold on to your pantaloons ladies and gentleman, because here's where things get sexy! This Sinful fragrance is housed in a purple can with what I think is a picture of a cocktail, two people kissing and either the Sydney Opera House or a shark as a backdrop. Given the fact that So ... ? is made in the UK, the Opera House makes no sense whatsoever, so it's most definitely a shark, you guys.

Now this is a stronger, sultry scent more suited to evening spritzing, but who am I to tell you when to spray it? Maybe you want to seduce the Accountant in your office, in which case you should throw it in your handbag and spray yourself liberally at every given opportunity throughout the day until he notices you, Goddammit.

And because I couldn't say it any better, here's an impressively descriptive quote from Beauty HQ:

"So...? Sinful hosts a hypnotic aroma with top notes of mint and pineapple followed by heart notes of violet and strawberry. A creamy and tempting base note of vanilla, praline and musk completes this spellbinding scent."


So..? Fragrances are available in 30ml eau de toilette, 50ml eau de toilette, and 100ml eau de toilette and 150ml body fragrance.



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Disclaimer: All products marked * were provided for editorial consideration. Reviews are my honest opinion. There are no affiliate links in this post. Please see the Disclosure page for further information. Now go and make that Accountant yours!

What's your favourite So ... ? fragrance?



42 comments:

  1. A world of LOL! Such a classic review, Di. I must say the scent descriptions do sound nice but I'm not sure if it's a deodorant or a perfume or neither or both?

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    1. Haha, thanks Beth! Definitely not deodorants, more like a fragranced body spray situation :)

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  2. I wore these when I was in high school :p some of them are really nice and I like how they dont give me a headache either!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. yeah I love that too - sucks when a fragrance makes your head throb! xx

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  3. So... seems to have made a comeback, I may need to check it out again xx

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    1. Yes it does! Seems weird to see it everywhere again! xx

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  4. I'm a huge fan of Sinful! So sexy hehe but mostly makes me think of my teenage years! xx

    Jasmine / sweetaholic-beauty.com

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    1. Aah memories! It's fun to be transported back off the whiff of a scent! xx

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  5. Hahaha I love your review! I have the So Sinful and I love it too :) xx

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  6. Oh So...? It's been a while :) I will have to try some of these soon.

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    1. I didn't catch them the first time around! Thanks for reading :)

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  7. I've not heard of SO before... so it's a new one for me.

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    1. So ... I'm glad you know about it now. Haha :)

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  8. You weren't the only person! I haven't tried them either! Loved your review!

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  9. I've seen these around for years now but never really thought about trying the fragrances myselF. Trangles xoxo

    www.doaner-fide.com

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    1. They are super affordable, great if you're not wanting to splurge xx

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  10. I didn't grow up here so it's my first time to hear about So. hihihihi! Thanks for the informative review. xx

    Jacq
    jacqwritesworld.com

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    1. Hi there Jacq, thanks for visiting and reading! xx

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  11. I remember So...? from back in the day. I will have to have a smell next time I see them in the shops.

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    1. So... ? is proving to be a blast from the past for a lot of people!

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  12. I want to try So ...? Sinful now after reading your description!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

    PS I grew up with Impulse too!

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  13. Your post made me giggle! I grew up with Impulse too, but hadn't tried So...? before! I was kindly sent a couple of products to try, so I can't wait to give them a go, especially after reading your review on Sinful!

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    1. Haha, glad I could make you laugh! Can't wait to read your thoughts on the products! :)

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  14. Great gift ideas for my teenagers here Thanks #teamIBOT

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  15. These are a good idea for the tweens. My teen daughter has gone beyond sprays and is now fully into perfume mode. Not expensive, much.
    How much is this range?
    #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Very affordable Leanne! I think they are only $4.95 each?

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  16. I love So...? fragrances I used them when I was younger and rediscovered the So...? Sinful fragrance and now I wear it everyday :) It is just so lovely and it makes for a great everyday scent specially with the cheap price tag and I always get compliments on it.

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

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    1. Yes, So Sinful is lovely isn't it? I'm glad I got to review these otherwise I probably wouldn't have tried it :)

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  17. Mint and pineapple sounds like a good combo! I never used these when I was younger but might have to do a sniff test next time i see one in store :)

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    1. Yes I never would have thought to put mint and pineapple together! :)

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  18. Look like really good products. I'm following you now, I hope you would like to follow back. Thanks!

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Thanks for reading, I'll check out your blog! :)

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  19. I need to try these products- thanks for the advice!!

    www.londonstylegirl.com

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  20. I used So...? when I was much younger. It's fallen of my radar, or hadn't seen it around. Might revisit, it wasn't too bad if I remember. Good summer fragrance :)

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    1. Yes, great for Summer and will not break the bank either! :)

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