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Abercrombie and Fitch – First Instinct

I didn’t even realize Abercrombie and Fitch made perfume until this landed in my review pile, I am so excited it did! The First Instinct perfume is an uplifting fragrance with fruit notes of Grapefruit Zest with sun-kissed Magnolia, passion fruit and wild orange as well as floral notes of Water Lily and Butterfly Orchid. The base is made up of Warm Amber heated by a contrasting blend of Creamy Tonka and Addictive Musk.

The first instinct range for him and her were inspired by that first moment of attraction, when two people’s worlds collide and a spark is ignited I remember the perfume Mandla used to wear when we first met – fragrance is a really powerful memory trigger so you definitely want a signature for a pinnacle moment!

First instinct is a soft, delicate floral sweet (not sickly at all!) fragrance that is very sophisticated that any age group can enjoy. The bottle is a simple square with a curved side at the back and has a small metal label on the front. The perfume itself is a light pink shade, it really is the most gorgeous simple bottle to add to a perfume display although I personally keep all my perfumes in a dark draw.

The Abercrombie and Fitch first instinct perfume is available in three bottle sizes ranging from 30ml R699, 50ml R899, and 100ml R1099.

Packaging: Simple and sophisticated

Notes: Floral and Fruity

Lasting Power: All day but fades to a softer scent.

Day or Night: Either

Thoughts:​ Overall I am a fan of Abercrombie and Fitch First Instinct it combines all the notes I look for in a fragrance – floral, sweet and noticeable. Every time I wear it someone compliments me on it, it is also a scent that not many people can identify. If you are on the lookout for a new scent and much like me you prefer floral scents to musky ones then definitely have a sniff of First Instinct.

Have you ever tried anything from Abercrombie and Fitch?


*A version of this review was published on Becoming You Blog