Just last night while touching up on some holiday shopping at my local Marshall’s, I stopped into their perfume isle to see what newbies, or old veteran fragrances I could find for a low price. I normally will scoop up surprise fragrances for myself so long as they are under the $15.00 price mark. Marshall’s no longer leaves out tester fragrances, so you are pretty much left with no other option, than surprise mystery fragrances, especially if you have no clue what the scent smells like.
When I saw a nice large 3.4 ounce bottle of GapBody Mandarin Jasmine Eau De Toilette Spray for just $7.99, I figured why not? The bottle was a nice large one, and I figured Gap would make something delicious enough, and worthy enough to purchase, especially at that low price.
Once home, I got to unwrapping the bottle of perfume from it’s orange colored box only to pull out a bottle that reminded me more of a room diffuser spray than it did a fragrance I was to spray on myself. I hoped the cheap bottle, and cheap spray nozzle would at least disperse something worthy of even continuing to use, and not some gross home fragrance.
For those of you whom enjoy saving perfume bottles, GapBody Mandarin Jasmine is not one of those bottles in which you will want to keep around once the fragrance is all gone. It’s rather ugly.
The scent of GapBody Mandarin Jasmine was simply delicious, and had a more sweet honey like scent going on than it did a mandarin or jasmine fragrance. To better put it, GapBody Mandarin Jasmine was delicious, a perfume worthy of keeping, and buying again.
The honey scent is followed up with a light mandarin orange scent that fades away really quickly. The hint of oranges however gives the honey note a more orange gummy bear scent, which is actually really nice, especially when the notes of honey begin to settle in more while the orange scent begins to quickly fade.
For only $7.99, I expected the lovely jelly like frgrance to fade away quickly, but believe it or not, this low priced beauty actually packs a nice powerful long lasting kick. I was able to detect candy like honey notes for up to 3 hours after spraying it on clothing, which is really decent for the price, and the fact that this one is nor an eau de parfum, but rather a toilette.
All in all GapBody Mandarin Jasmine is a bouncy fragrance, it is definitely a refreshing one, even though I was not able to find a single hint of jasmine to the mix, I surely liked the scent well enough.