Friday, 16 March 2012

Fragrance Friday: Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum


I've been meaning to try out Roberto Cavalli's new fragrance for ages now. I was invited to the launch back in January but couldn't make it. To be honest, I've never been a huge Cavalli fan (leopard print just isn't my thing) so I wasn't overly optimistic that I would love his latest fragrance.


However, when I saw my friend last week and she was raving about how wonderful it was, I knew I had to smell it for myself. So I made a beeline for it when passing through John Lewis today and I'm really glad I did.




The bottle is really nice. Like I said, Cavalli isn't usually my thing, but I think the tiny peek of animal print on the neck of the bottle is tasteful and I love the heavy glass bottle.




As you might expect, it's quite a sensual fragrance. It's a strong oriental scent that is sexy yet sweet at the same time. It's ever so slightly floral, with a creamy vanilla base.


It only comes in Eau de Parfum, and has great staying power. Although you might assume this with Eau de Parfum, it's sometimes not the case so I always give scents a good trial wear before I review them! I sprayed this on at 1pm, it's now 6.30pm and it's still going strong so I'm impressed by that.




Overall I really like this fragrance, especially for summertime. It's not the most 'sophisticated' of scents (Think Paco Robanne Lady Million and Vera Wang Princess) but I think it will be really popular.


If I didn't have such a shameful amount of fragrances already on the go I'd probably treat myself to a bottle, but for now I'll have to suffice with a quick spritz whenever I pass it in the shop!


It is available in 30, 50 and 75ml bottles starting at £35. Has anyone else smelt this yet? What do you think?
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23 comments

  1. YEah theres just something that doesnt attract me like a magnet to cavalli , I fall mor eon the flowery , colorfull side of things . Gr8 post

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  2. I haven't tried it. I have way too many scents on my 'want to buy and want to try' lists so I may just give this one a miss xx

    http://confessionsofasecretshopper.blogspot.com

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  3. LOL I do that w/ Burberry Body. Every time I pass the perfume counter in the mall.....

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  4. i smelled it today, and didn't get impressed at all, just another sweet scent..nice but nothing special or groundbreaking...x

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  5. huge fan of this perfume! can some people please check out my blog, did my first blog post tonight! http://raybeautygeek.blogspot.com/ it would really mean a lot xxxx

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  6. I've smelt this and it's beautiful! to cavalli screams 'wild/exotic' elegance and this fragrance carries that off perfectly! This is actually part of My Mother's day present along with a river island clutch and lots of chocolate!

    xoxox

    www.es-jaymakeup.blogspot.com - for beauty reviews, hauls and health posts

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  7. I love this perfume! The scent is gorgeous!

    http://polka-dots-and-bow-ties.blogspot.com/ - All things beauty related!

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  8. I have to admit I saw the bottle at the perfume counter but couldn't bring myself to smelling it simply because the advert does my head in! :(

    However, after reading your post I may have judged a book by its cover. Will try some out soon.

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  9. Now i have to smell it too! Great post:)

    http://blairbeautyblogger.blogspot.ca/

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  10. I really quite like the makeup from the ad campaign, which is unusual for me to really pay that much attention. The eyes are stunning.

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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  11. I've done a review on this perfume too, and some other new ones.

    Check out my blog if you want to have a read
    http://thesecretblogger-2011.blogspot.co.uk/

    :-)

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  12. The bottle is really cute X

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  13. I really like the bottle of this, going to give it a whiff when next pass by!

    mybeautymemoirs.blogspot.com

    xo

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  14. I haven't tried it but if I pass by it I will for sure try it now!

    lauraxamy.blogspot.com

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  15. I look forwart to trying this one, as I always find it difficult to find a good Summer scent! xxx
    www.frogengland.canalblog.com

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  16. I tried this on Saturday and I'm in love with it! I almost bought a bottle but couldn't really afford to after buying Valentino Valentina and Marc Jacobs Daisy.. it's next on my wish list though!

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  17. I love the smell of this, its right up my street!. But ive heard that it smells just like Britney spears Cosmic Radiance Perfume but im yet to have a smell of that one!.

    Allbeauty20.blogspot.com
    Zoie x

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  18. I tried this in Boots the other day and for rest of the day I couldnt stop smelling my wrist. It's such an addictive scent I love it. It's now on my wish list! :)

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  19. If anybody is looking to give this scent a go (it IS gorgeous as stated by nearly everyone here!) buyapowa is doing a cobuy on it. They've got 40 bottles for sale and it lasts about 3 days or until it sells out. With shipping it works out to 26.50 if it goes to the lowest price (nearly always does). I nabbed some, pretty good imo ^^ You can find it here: http://www.buyapowa.com/ref/KBZwit

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  20. One sniff and I went right out and bought it (75mls) ...This will be my scent for 2012 ..it was Prada's 'Amber' last yr ...Roberto Cavalli scent is stunning and I have to agree, it's staying power is remarkable ....Very happy & well worth the investment :)

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