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Federico Mahora is a company that makes makes a variety of different cruelty-free fragrances and perfumes that smell extremely similar to designer brands but at a fraction of the price. Their prices range from £14.90-£23.50 which is a bargain compared to a lot of fragrances currently on the market. I was sent a perfume by the brand to test out and review which is Fragrance 413 (Intense). This retails for £18.90 and is very similar to La Vie Est Belle by Lancome which is one of my favourite


The packaging is very sophisticated and largely reminds me of the Jo Malone packaging which is sleek and simple. It is presented in a glass bottle and is a 50ml perfume which makes it a great size for your handbag or taking on holiday. The box it comes in displays the ingredients on the back as well as the collection, brand logo and brand name.


The construction of this perfume is based on quite sweet and floral notes. The top two notes are blackcurrant and pear which is very apparent when you first spray the fragrance. After a few minutes, the floral notes begin to burst through with Iris, Orange Blossom and Jasmine. Finally, the base layer features praline, patchouli and vanilla which add to the sweetness of the perfume. This scent contains 30% of perfume which makes it a lot more intense and due to all the different components in this perfume, the scent subtly changes the longer you wear it.

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I am being incredibly honest when I say that this perfume does last all day! Due to the Patchouli, you can still smell the fragrance towards the end of the day. The fragrance is very strong so you only need a spray or two and that will be enough, otherwise it can be a bit overpowering.

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I do really like this perfume. The fragrance is intense (like the bottle says) so I only tend to use one spray and that will last the entire day. It is a perfect perfume for an evening and looks lovely displayed on my dresser. So, if you're looking for a budget-friendly, sweet perfume then give this one a try.

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