April 21, 2016

If Only Instyle Fragrances ActiveEssence Really Lasted 12 Hours

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Instyle Fragrances ActiveEssence

I recently came across a display of Instyle Fragrances ActiveEssence Fragrance Mists at Walgreens. Apparently these have been around a while but this is the first time I noticed them! As an avid fan of Calgon, Bath and Body Works, and Victoria’s Secrets Body Mists I’m always looking for new ones to try. Why? Because I’m on the hunt for a formula that actually wears long! I have yet to discover that formula but surely Instyle Fragrances had they key to my success with the promise of a 12 hour wearing fragrance mist.

Say word!

Well, you need not hear me tell you that these do not last 12 hours you like already guessed they didn’t! But, of course, this should be taken with a grain of salt because body chemistries differ and you might just fine that this wears long and strong on you versus me.

I purchased Tropical Coconut Coast which was an odd, synthetic coconut fragrance that had a weird medicine-y underlay. I really wasn’t pleased with the fragrance at all but I was determined that I’d wear it and get 12 WHOLE hours out of it.

On the initial application it’s already a rather weak scent so I had my doubts it would last a full 12 hours. Of course, I was right. You might get a little hint of coconut here and there throughout the day but no way is this wearing for nearly 12 hours.

But I’ll just imagine for a brief moment it did. I’d truly be in heaven if I could get away with using a body mist and having it wear for at least eight hours and not even 12 hours, I won’t be greedy, but at least eight without the need for layering would be awesome. That’s my dream. I think I’m going to be the one to create one that does and get rich.

But for now, I guess I’ll have to keep hunting.

Have you tried Instyle Fragrances ActiveEssence Fragrance Mist?

Did it wear 12 hours for you?

Do share!

Instyle Fragrances ActiveEssence is available at drugstore.com, Target.com, and drugstores.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • Stacy

    YES!! I got the orchid scent and I love it!!
    It smells like Angel by Thierry Mugler. For some reason that perfume smells terrible on me, but this spray is amazing. I love it. It lasts for a good while, but not 12 hours. I don’t think anything lasts 12 hours.

    • Isabella Muse

      ooo Angel really? This one wasn’t very nice smelling but I can go for Angel 😀

  • Denise Marie

    Yes! I enjoy body mists, too, with the same battle of finding one that lasts. It seems the fragrance dies as soon as the mist dries! I’ve used the CVS brand – smells nice but not does linger. Let’s get rich together!

    • Isabella Muse

      yes! We’ll create a long lasting body spray together in hundreds of scents! 😀