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REVIEW // Rue 21's "Charmed" Perfume

Fragrance c/o Rue 21
How often do you pick up a perfume bottle at Rue 21? 
Not too often? Well, I hope today's review changes that. 

I'll admit, when it comes to shopping at Rue 21, I mainly stick to clearance racks and finding affordable basics. There's only one bottle of perfume I'd found that I really liked from them (Pink Ice!), and I was curious to see if their new fragrance could make that two bottles. 
On July 22nd, Rue 21 launched a new fragrance called Charmed, and as you can see, the boxing for it matches the theme perfectly. Because guess what? Not only do you get a perfume, you get an accessory! The fun decorations on the box are charms you can add to the cord tied around the bottle. I had fun putting mine together (especially the little Eiffel Tower!). 
I've found that Rue 21 perfumes are typically too sweet or too musky. Charmed finds a comfortable balances that leans towards the sweet side. I'm not very good at describing scents, but this is the official description of it:
Charmed is flirtatious and mysterious and leaves a lasting impression. The scent includes sweet vanilla with a hint of fresh orange and mysterious musk and top notes of creme brulee! So yes, on the sweet side certainly, but not in a nose-crinkling way. More like a "Ooooh, can I sniff you again?" kind of way. I'm happy to say this particular scent mixes well with my body's chemistry and I'm left with a warm, sweet smell throughout the day. 
As you can see, I really had to tear into the box to get my charms out, but hey - I wasn't planning on keeping that part anyway. I love layering up jewelry, so this simple charm bracelet will be an easy way to add to my stacked bracelets. 
I can't help but compare this idea to the latest Target collaboration with Eddie Borgo. It seems that personalizing and accessorizing with jewelry is a huge trend right now, and Rue 21 is on the right track with this cute perfume idea.

If you decide to pop into Rue 21, try getting a whiff of Charmed, and let me know what you think - or if you bought it! It's also available online HERE. If you found this post a bit wordy for you, I also did a YouTube video reviewing it, and you can certainly watch the video instead. Don't forget to visit my channel for other content as well - I've been doing more "Idahome" vlogs, which I personally enjoy. Come check out what the potato state has to offer - we have more than just a good crop of spuds!


4 comments

Zarrah Gil said...

Sounds like a great perfume.
And that bracelet looks so cute.

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Veronika, By The Shore said...

That packaging is darling and I LOVE nabbing new perfumes. In fact, I just did that yesterday!! Can't wait to peek at Rue 21. Hope you're having a splendid Sunday, lovey!! xo

Pam Scalfi said...

I love when a perfume turns out to be a great one :) sounds like a great summery scent.

Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

Kim Alston said...

I love the name of the perfume and bottle! Great video Linda! A handwritten card is always nice. That's nice that you get to make your own bracelet. I have a bigger wrist also! That's always been an issue.
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