My Individual Scent | Primark My Private Collection Mandarin & Basil Eau De Parfum

I definitely think that Lime, Basil and Mandarin has to be one of my favourite ever scent combinations. That’s why when I had heard that Primark had released a Mandarin & Basil Eau De Parfum as part of their My Private Collection, I of course had to pop down to my local Primark store and check it out. Well i’ve been wearing it for a little while now, and I thought that I would tell you what I thought of it.

A tall rectangular white Cardboard box that has Mandarin & Basil Eau De Parfum written in bold black writing inside a white square with a gold border on it, next to a tall rectangular glass bottle with a silver cylindrical lid that has mandarin & Basil Eau De Parfum written in bold black writing inside a clear square with a gold border on it, on a white background.

A picture of the Primark My Private Collection Mandarin & Basil Eau De Parfum

Here’s what Primark say about their delicious smelling fragrance.

A soft breeze flowing through a sunlit Sky. Sparkling Mandarin and Bergamot unite with peppery Basil and Pine Needle for an aromatic and refreshing Citrus scent.

It’s scent.

I absolutely loved it’s scent, as once I had sprayed a little bit of it onto my Skin, I got an immensely strong burst of Basil, Bergamot and Pine Needle, and then after about five minutes I got a very strong burst of Mandarin that eventually dried down to create a gorgeous fresh and citrusy yet earthy masculine scent, that kind of reminded me of a cross between Jo Malone Lime, Basil and Mandarin, and Davidoff Horizon. I could definitely smell the Mandarin, Basil, Bergamot, and Pine Needle, as I thought that they all smelt incredibly strong, and blended together to create a gorgeous fresh and Citrusy yet earthy masculine scent. But I did think that the Pine Needle could have done with smelling a little bit stronger, as once the Mandarin was released it just faded into the background.

It’s longevity.

I really liked how long this lasted on my Skin, as I sprayed a spray on each wrist and one on my neck when I was getting ready at about eight o’clock in the morning, and I could still faintly smell it on my skin when I rolled into Bed at about midnight.

It’s packaging.

I really liked it’s packaging, as this came in a wide rectangular glass bottle with a really thick plastic lid that looked beautiful sat on my beauty shelves. I also really liked the box that the bottle came in, as it came in a really thick cardboard box with grooves all over it that I thought felt really high end.

My overall thoughts.

Overall I would have to rate the Primark My Private Collection Mandarin & Basil Eau De Parfum a nine point five out of ten. I absolutely loved it’s delicious fresh and citrusy yet earthy masculine scent, it’s longevity, and it’s packaging, but I did think that the Pine Needle could have done with smelling  a little bit stronger.

I love that Primark have released a range of fragrances, and i’ll definitely be picking up a few more of the collection very soon, but I would absolutely love them to release a few more products with the same scents, like maybe a Shower Gel or a Candle.

If you would like to check out the Primark My Private Collection Mandarin & Basil Eau De Parfum for yourselves, then you can find it in the Beauty section of your local Primark store for just £8!

Have you checked out the Primark My Private Collection Mandarin & Basil Eau De Parfum yet? What’s your favourite day-to-day fragrance? Do you like Lime, Basil and Mandarin as a scent combination too? Please let me know down below.

Luke x

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