I’ve been a fan of the Superdrug Layering Lab Body Mists ever since they launched in early 2018. I own five of them but I realised I’ve never even shown them here on my blog, so I definitely need to get working on that as I really like the scents. The Layering Lab collection originally consisted of just body mists which you could wear individually or layered together to create a custom scent. Although I like the body mists so much, the scents really don’t last very long at all so when I spotted that Superdrug had introduced an eau de toilette formula, I was sold and I chose the Superdrug Layering Lab Exotic Eau de Toilette to try.
As much as I love the Layering Lab scents, I really hated the Superdrug Bloom scents so if you didn’t enjoy the Bloom collection, make sure you try the Layering Lab collection as they smell so much better in comparison. The Layering Lab Eau de Toilettes are only available in two scents right now; Exotic and Blossom, but I really hope they introduce an eau de toilette version of all nine different scents they do.
I chose the Superdrug Layering Lab Exotic Eau de Toilette, as I love the Exotic scent the most and at £4.99 for 30ml they’re very affordable, especially as they’re always on a buy one get one half price, a half price or a buy one get one free offer. The packaging is very simple with a clear glass bottle, with the Exotic pink paint burst effect on the front. The atomiser is decent, however the sprays on the mists are truly awful as they leak everytime you press them down but there’s no leaking whatsoever with the eau de toilette.
“Exotic Eau de Toilette Finally you can become your own Master Perfumer, by layering two different fragrances you have the ability to create a fragrance that is unique and personal to you.“
On the front of every bottle from the Layering Lab in both the body mist and eau de toilette formulas, the fragrance’s notes are listed on the label. The Superdrug Layering Lab Exotic Eau de Toilette is described as containing notes of orange blossom and night jasmine which really isn’t very descriptive at all. But it has a beautiful, sweet and floral scent but it manages to be warm and spicy at the same time.
Every single one of the nine different Layering Lab fragrances is a dupe for an high end perfume. Exotic smells almost identical to YSL Black Opium, and when on the skin they really smell very very similar. Examples of other dupes within the fragrance range include; Paradise which is a dupe for Paco Rabanne Olympea, Blossom which is a dupe for Thierry Mugler Alien, Oriental which is a dupe for Diesel Loverdose and Sorbet which is a dupe for Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb.
The longevity is slightly better with the eau de toilette formula, but for £4.99 for 30ml you just can’t complain and I’ll be keeping an eye on the Superdrug website to see if they introduce an eau de toilette version for their other fragrances as I need them in my life. I feel like they’re the perfect throw it in your handbag fragrances as they’re affordable, but they smell amazing too.
Have you tried any of the Layering Lab fragrances?
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