REVIEW: Katy Perry’s Mad Potion Perfume*

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Katy Perry’s Mad Potion Perfume


It’s no secret that I love a good celebrity fragrance. In particular, the delightful Katy Perry never puts a foot wrong in the fragrance design department and I have loved all of her perfumes.

Katy Perry’s latest offering in her perfume collection is Mad Potion. It reminds me of her earlier fragrances ‘Purr’ and ‘Meow’ in that it is sweet, girly and fun.

Mad Potion is evidence that good things can come in small packages as the bottle is quite short and round. I personally prefer this shape to longer bottles as it is easy to fit in most handbags and I love to reapply perfume when I’m on the go.

According to the Mad Potion press release, it is best described as an oriental musk fragrance. The top notes are Tahitian Vanilla Orchid, Apple Musk and Pink Peonies. Middle notes are Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, Creamy Musk and Jasmine Petals. Finally, the base notes are Mexican Vanilla Bean Absolute, Magical Musk and Glowing Amber.

For me, the vanilla, apple musk and magical musk notes stick out the most. Mad potion reminds me of fairy floss and musk sticks. It’s definitely a magical, mood-boosting scent.

Mad Potion is available in Australia at Myer, Priceline, Chemist Warehouse and selected pharmacies. The regular retail prices are $39 for 30ml, $49 for 50ml and $69 for 100ml. For international stockists and prices visit

What’s your favourite celebrity fragrance? 

*This product were provided for my review.  This has not influenced my views in any way.  Please read my PR & Disclosure Policy for more information.

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Beyoncè Rise Perfume Review and Competition*


All hail Queen B!  Since storming onto the world stage with her girl group ‘Destiny’s Child,’ Beyoncè has run the world.  This fiercely beautiful songstress tackles every endeavour wholeheartedly and is constantly a pillar of strength.  Definitely one of my role models, Beyoncè is not afraid to own who she is and stand out from a crowd.

‘Rise’ is Beyoncè’s sixth fragrance and is definitely one to remember.  I would describe it as a rich floral with a hint of musk.  It is classic, sophisticated and definitely suits Beyoncè’s new ‘grown-woman’ image.  I feel that it pays homage to old Hollywood glamour.  It has top  notes of Italian Bergamot, Golden Apricot and Iced Basil Sorbet; middle notes of Gold Symphony Orchid, Freesia Blossom and Natural Jasmine Sambar; and finally, base notes of Autumn Woods Accord, Cashmere Musk and Vetiver Extract.

According to Beyonce, ‘Rise’ is “a rich and intoxicating luminous floral that leaves a lasting impression.  Beyoncè Rise, the scent of empowerment, features Beyoncè’s favourite, the Orchid.  The Gold Symphony Orchid and Golden Apricot form a delightful duet creating a bold statement that is also playful.”  I was delighted to learn that the Orchid is Beyoncè’s favourite flower, as it is also mine!  The Orchid is definitely a prominent note in the scent, which I love!


The ‘Rise’ bottle is tall, slim and chic, which I love because it can easily be thrown into your handbag or tucked safely into a compartment.  The transparent bottle reveals a regal gold liquid and the lid is a cluster of gold pinnacles.

‘Rise’ is probably best described as an evening scent that should be teamed with your favourite ‘Freakum Dress,’ but I say why not wear it during the day?  The woman that wears this during the day will definitely leave an impression and something about the richness of the scent says that she means business.


Clearly, I’m a HUGE Beyoncè fan, so I am delighted that a 50ml bottle of ‘Rise’ is the the very first prize I’ll be offering through my blog.  This competition is a game of skill and is open to Australian residents only (sorry international readers!)

To enter: just like the Ms This n That Blog Facebook Page and comment on the image of the beautiful Beyoncè with your answer to the following:

What would you do if you could be Beyoncè for the day? 

Competition closes Friday 16th May.  Can’t wait to read your entries!

*I was provided with a bottle of Beyoncè Rise for my consideration and one to give away in accordance with my PR & Disclosure Policy, this has not influenced my opinion in any way.

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‘Till next time,

Claire xx

Ms This n That Blog

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