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Britney Spears In Control Perfume Review & Pictures

Britney Spears Curious In Control Fragrance Review & PicturesNot long ago, “Merry Britmas” was trending on Twitter. I thought it had something to do with Britain, so I checked it out only to discover that it was actually about a Britney Spears song that leaked. People said that it reminded them of Christina Aguilera’s song, Beautiful.

There are only a handful of Britney Spears songs that I like, so I can’t call myself a fan of hers. I am, however, in lust with her original pink Fantasy perfume, which I’ve previously reviewed.

I also have a bottle of the blue Circus Fantasy and the red Hidden Fantasy, but those 2 severely pale in comparison to the original Fantasy. (Sweet and gourmand scents are more up my alley. I enjoy smelling edible like a cupcake.)

There’s one more Britney Spears fragrance I haven’t reviewed yet – the limited-edition Britney Spears In Control eau de parfum. It originally was released in 2006 and created by Claude Dir for Elizabeth Arden. You can sometimes find it in clearance sales, which is where I got mine – just $19.99 CAD at Shoppers for the 100 mL bottle!

When I bought this, I had low expectations just because the original Fantasy was the only Britney perfume I went gaga for. But this surprised me. I actually like it a lot, but it isn’t my new favourite. Also, unfortunately I think the bottle design is exceptional…exceptionally ugly!

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The Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without

Products I Use Every DayThere were lots of products that I fell in love with. But sometimes things just weren’t meant to be. They started seeing other people. And they made up lame excuses for sneaking out in the middle of the night. Needless to say, the relationship was cut short.

Of course I was heartbroken, but new products entered my life. Some took me for dinner and a movie. Others serenaded me with a Spanish guitar. And one special product made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world.

Here are the products that I’ve been faithful to because they’ve never let me down when I needed them. We plan to grow old together and celebrate many happy anniversaries. Continue reading


Britney Spears Circus Fantasy Review & Pictures

Britney Spears Circus Fantasy Perfume smallerOkay, so I’m not a Britney Spears fan, but I’ve been blasting her latest single, Hold It Against Me, more times than I care to admit. There’s something about that song that makes me smile. (Stop laughing!)

Then when I was looking around at Shoppers Drug Mart, I saw that the large bottle of Britney Spears Circus Fantasy was on a crazy sale for $19.99 CAD! It was way too tempting to walk out of the store empty-handed.

If you’ve been following Swatch And Learn, you may know that I’m in complete lust with the original Britney Spears Fantasy perfume. And because I wore that one daily, I was curious to compare it with the Circus Fantasy fragrance.

How does it stack up to the original Fantasy fragrance? Is Britney Spears Circus Fantasy something to sniff at? Come find out! Continue reading


Britney Spears Hidden Fantasy Review & Pictures

Britney Spears Hidden Fantasy Perfume

I’m a huge fan of the original Britney Spears Fantasy Eau de Parfum that I reviewed in a previous post. So when Britney Spears Hidden Fantasy came out in 2009, I jumped right on it thinking that it’d be reminiscent of the sweet, soft girly scent I loved about its predecessor.

If you’re into vanilla, caramel, and gourmand fragrances like I am, this isn’t the one for you. It’s a far departure from the original. The original had a cotton-candy smell suitable for a younger crowd (or at least the young at heart). Britney Spears Hidden Fantasy perfume is stronger, sharper, and appropriate for the slightly more mature woman who likes tangerine and orange scents. Continue reading


Britney Spears Fantasy Review & Pictures

Britney Spears Fantasy Eau de Parfum

While I’m definitely not a fan of the fading pop star, one thing’s for certain: I’m completely in love with her 2005 fragrance, Britney Spears Fantasy.

It wasn’t brand marketing that sucked me in – I was flipping through the pages of a fashion magazine when I smelled it and had to find out what was so amazing.

The Britney Spears Fantasy perfume has been my signature fragrance for 5 years now, and even when I experiment with others, I always come back to this one because it’s playful and sweet, yet isn’t necessarily immature. Continue reading