The path to finding your signature fragrance can be quite an experimental one. While these days I prefer something a little more subtle, as a teenager Britney Spears’ first fragrance, Curious, was the lone perfume on my vanity in all its diamond-shaped, blinged-out glory. So when I heard about Spears’ latest scent, Fantasy: Stage Edition, I couldn’t help but be a little, well, curious. After all, this will be fragrance number 16 (!) for the pop star, so I figure there must be a method to her perfume-making madness.
Fantasy: Stage Edition transports me straight back to Spears’ early-2000s heydey. Nobody can forget her over-the-top performance during the VMA Awards in 2001: she danced onstage with super-bronzed skin, washboard abs slicked with baby oil, beachy waves and tons of body glitter—all while holding a massive, live snake. The bottle’s python detailing is a throwback to that memorable night, while the jewel accents on the cap seem inspired by her glittery stage makeup.
As for the scent itself, it’s an updated play on her second fragrance, Fantasy, featuring an interesting new combo of red lychee, kiwi, jasmine and chocolate. Leave it to Spears to come up with a fragrance that’s seriously unlike any other.
Britney Spears Fantasy: Stage Edition will be available for $37.50 at Kohls.com later this month.