True Reflection by KKW Fragrance / Kim Kardashian
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True Reflection is a perfume by KKW Fragrance / Kim Kardashian for women and was released in 2012. The scent is floral-sweet. It was last marketed by Lighthouse Beauty.
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Caroline Sabas

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot PeachPeach PlumPlum
Heart Notes Heart NotesGardeniaGardenia LotusLotus OrchidOrchid
Base Notes Base NotesWoodsWoods MuskMusk PatchouliPatchouli

Ratings

Scent

7.024 Ratings

Longevity

6.319 Ratings

Sillage

6.320 Ratings

Bottle

6.930 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 01.01.2022.
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9
Scent
2.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Sorceress

213 Reviews
Sorceress
Sorceress
Helpful Review    5  
Patchouli For All Seasons
I love this perfume! Patchouli reigns supreme in True Reflections for me and stays throughout the duration of the fragrance. It’s a sweet patchouli, a juicy and warm leaf that’s quite enjoyable for patchouli lovers. Wrapped in a cloak of musk and woods, there’s a fruity presence that’s not overwhelming at all. Bergamot lays low but keeps its presence throughout the perfume.
Peach and plum are two notes that are listed in this fragrance, and trying to discern if either take precedence over each other is difficult. They are there and both seem to appear working with each other in a sweet/sour appearance. The fruits definitely give this fragrance a juicy component and keep it well-hydrated and juicy. Both work together to keep True Reflection from being either too sweet or too sour and well-balanced as a too fruity perfume.
There is a sweetness here that is very pleasing. It can come from a variety of things, the patch or the fruits, I’m not sure. But it lingers throughout, and makes True Reflection very pleasing. It’s not a cloying sweetness, but a rather a laid-back sweetness that sits in the background to keep the fragrance from going sour and keeps it grounded. It’s as if just enough sugar was added to the mix to keep it at an even level for a more mature audience, rather than add too much for the younger crowd to call it a sweet gourmand.
With initial spraying, it radiates well. Unfortunately, it doesn’t last as a strong perfume for more than about two hours without another application. It becomes a skin scent that lasts at least a good four hours. Either way, you can re-apply for strength or keep it low-key. This is still a gorgeous patchouli that’s warm and inviting.
If you don’t absolutely love and adore patchouli, don’t even touch this perfume. Run away from it. Don’t even pick it up. But if you’re a fan, a true fan of patchouli in all its glory, then by all mean, look for it and give it a sample run. You won’t be sorry.
So where does True Reflection take me? This is a season-less perfume. I know I can wear this year-round. It doesn’t remind me of the old patchoulis that I remember, but it does make me smile. I reach for it often. I enjoy wearing it. Purchasing it was a happy one. I didn’t waste my money. And that counts for a lot in today’s market of perfumes. True Reflection can take you where you want to go. It is one with the Earth, Sun and Moon. Think Patchouli Knowledge.
So many people buy perfume based on who the face is supposedly hawking the bottle. In this case, Kim Kardashian is the one selling True Reflection. I could care less. I don’t watch her show, I don’t wear her clothes, I don’t follow her escapades. In other words, I’m not a follower of the Kardashians so that’s not why I bought this fragrance. I bought True Reflection because I knew patchouli was the high note in this perfume and I’m a patch lover and a boxed set including a body lotion along with a full-size bottle of the Eau de Parfum and a mini-bottle of the Eau de Parfum was half-price at a local outlet discount department store. This is a fragrance I’ve had my eye on and frankly, for $12.50 for the set, I grabbed it and ran. So glad I did.
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5
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
Helpful Review    2  
A masculine fruit-chouli scent
I'll start by saying that True Reflection is a bit of a risk from Kim Kardashian, especially since patchouli, (when dominant), is not appreciated by everyone. I liken this fragrance to the equally unique Fancy Nights by Jessica Simpson.

I like True Reflection, although admittedly I find it difficult to wear. Both the patchouli and peach accords are quite heavy in this fragrance, creating a somewhat earthy and juicy blend, which was totally unexpected.

The opening was slightly sweet with juicy peach, (which was more like peach schnapps), and soft gardenia. Before True Reflection could venture down a path similar to the creamy, white floral goodness of Kim Kardashian EDP, patchouli made a rather loud entrance, followed by dark chocolate and plum.

I'm not sure whether True Reflection was trying to follow in the footsteps of Thierry Mugler's Angel, but even if it was, it didn't quite make it. This fragrance is indeed very fruity, but gourmand it most certainly is not.

I found the heart and drydown more sour than sweet. The notes tend to clash and never properly blend to create anything even remotely harmonious or pleasing. I think many will find this fragrance repulsive. Already I'm expecting True Reflection to be discontinued.

True Reflection is a 'fruit-chouli'. For those not up to scratch on perfume terms, it means a fruity patchouli scent. It also has some rather masculine qualities, which brings me to doubt that Kim Kardashian would even want to wear this. I'm going to call this one unisex and label it with a 'beware' sticker.
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