I’m such a sucker for perfume. I know I say this all the time, but I am obsessed with fragrance. Each and every perfume that I own hold certain memories for me, and there are certain tones that evoke a warmth in my heart of a past event. It’s started to get a bit crazy now, and at the last count I had around 50 different scents, not including the giant bag of perfume samples sat near my dressing table. The latest launch that I was excited to see what the brand new fragrance from Missguided; Missguided Babe Power. As a huge brand known for its fashionable clothing, Missguided has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, and its a go-to for many people for beautiful clothes for all occasions. Missguided held it’s launch event at Menagerie in Manchester just a few weeks ago, and boy, do they know how to throw a party. I headed down for an hour before it started getting too busy (I couldn’t stay in a busy place with my bad back) and from what I have heard, I missed an absolutely cracking night. The time that I did stay there however was brilliant, and I was joined by my blogger babes Lily and Holly for a pink themed evening.
If you are local to Manchester, you would be aware of Menagerie. Based in New Bailey, across the bridge from Spinningfields, the venue is a luxe restaurant with lots of space that has the perfect party atmosphere. Menagerie was closed for the evening to host the party and as we arrived at 6pm, we headed down a pink carpet before entering a Babe Power inspired space. With bottles of Babe Power adorning every available space, it was almost like a fairytale. Pink prosecco and a candy floss decoration was handed over as a welcome drink, whilst we were invited to browse the Babe Power decorated tables, pink sweet bar and take photos underneath the giant Babe Power balloons. I’m so glad that I arrived early enough to grab some photos because the event filled up fast.
We were lucky enough to try some complimentary cocktails and I chose Unicorn Tears, obviously. A blend of Tanqueray Gin, Chambord, blueberry and lemon with a raspberry float, it was beautiful. I felt like I was a bit under dressed for the evening, as girls wearing body con Missguided dresses and heels were gliding about. In my jeans and Pretty Little Thing waterfall jacket, I was smart casual but I wished I had on something a bit more glamorous. I did wear my gorgeous Morezi watch from STORM London, so at least I had a touch of glamour. It’s quite a statement watch so it did get people talking and the rose gold and white colours of the watch fitted perfectly with my blush pink and black colour palette.
I’ve had the chance to get to know Missguided Babe Power over the last few weeks and I’ve found that it’s been in my handbag quite a lot lately. It is quite amazing how scents can smell so different, as at the event I was really overpowered by it. Whether it was to do with the amount of scent lingering in the air throughout the venue, but I found it to be really sickly sweet. It was a totally different story when my perfume arrived to my home. The unique drinks can bottle really stands out, and I love how you press the ring pull down to dispense the scent. At home and in a neutral environment, Babe Power was a lot different than I remembered.
On the first spray, the top notes are really vibrant, sweet yet with a tartness. A mix of crisp apple, pineapple and pink pepper combined with grapefruit zest, sour cherry and rhubarb makes me think of tropical summers. The heart of orange blossom, peony and jasmine change the fragrance quite dramatically before it dries down into a vanilla candy floss, with a seductive musk and amber finish. It’s quite a young scent, but the dry down on me is somewhat grown up and a bit mysterious. I’ve received some lovely compliments upon wearing Babe Power and even my Mum likes it and she hates anything with vanilla.
For a day to day perfume that will make you feel like a million dollars, that won’t cost the earth, I think that Missguided Babe Power should be a staple in your perfume wardrobe.
*Contains PR Samples