In December Lidl launched its long awaited 'Suddenly Madame Glamour'. As soon as it was released it flew off the shelves. Unfortunately I did not get a bottle in time and was RAGING! After plaguing the poor Lidl twitter team for ages asking when it was back in store I had a bit of luck last week! Suddenly Madame Glamour was back in stores for Valentines Day! I skipped down to my local Lidl and picked up a few bottles (One for me, my Mam and my boyfriends Mam) Each bottle was a bargain €3.49!
So why did I want to get my hands on this perfume so badly? For months I had been reading in the media and online just how much Suddenly Madame Glamour is like Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle. (The perfume modelled by the lovely Keira Knightley) A blind smell test was carried out and 90% of people tested prefered the Lidl version over the Chanel! A blind test was also carried out on Tom Dunnes radio show on Newstalk where once again Suddenly Madame Glamour beat Chanel again!
So what did I think? Did I waste my €3.49 on cheap horrible unwearable perfume? Firstly I was quite impressed with the packaging. It looks a lot more expensive than what I paid for it. Honestly when I first sprayed the perfume I was 'Oh God it's awful'. BUT! After a few minutes the scent had changed and I actually quite liked it! It has a lovely floral scent that is very wearable. The only downside I found is that the staying power is not the best. I have not compared it to Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle yet but I will shortly. (I will give an update to see if it actually is a Coco Mademoiselle dupe.) In the meantime I would recommend you to run to Lidl before they sell out of this bargain!