I must concur with the other suggestions that this has a vintage 80's feel to it. I do not find the aroma offensive in any way. The only thing I take offense to is the lasting power. About one hour at best. Would I purchase again? No, will I end up finishing the entire bottle? Possibly. IT's not horrible or disgusting, not groundbreaking either. But worth a smell if you find it.
For some reason, a few summers ago the first time I smelled it it seemed delicate and flowery to me, and a friend of mine [male] LOVED it.
Now when I smell it - bottle or skin, all I can smell is the cloying, thick, heavy, resinous benzoin. Gross. GROSS.
Screams cheap, despite Cavalli's attempt to brand it as something more elegant. I can definitely see the references to Amarige/Envy/80s perfumes.
Did I mention gross?
This is a REAL perfume, not one of those cheap-smelling perfumes that initially are sold at an expensive price and then will sell for $20 at the drugstore after a year. I am used to wearing sweeter perfumes ( like flowerbomb, Nina and Purrs) and this is definitely very different from what I normally wear. I would describe it as a mainly floral scent with oriental notes, to my nose it also smells a little soapy/fresh which I love. Everytime I have it on, I can't stop sniffing myself! I love the packaging too and find the bottle very chic looking. In all honesty, if my DH didn't buy this for me, I wouldn't have bought it myself, as I do find it smells a little mature ( not in an old lady way) compared to what I'm used to, but my husband LOVES this scent and finds it very sexy smelling. I agree with him and I feel like a classy lady when I have it on :)
I have this one. On my skin it's orangy tonka bean. None of the other notes even develop on my skin. I know tuberose isn't listed as a note on this one, but, there's something that reminds me of tuberose in this one.
It's nice, I do like it, but, I don't love it. From the marketing I was expecting something a bit more exciting and heady.
This one has fair sillage. The lasting power on my skin is very fleeting, perhaps one hour if I really spray it on thick.
Overall, it's a good but, not exciting perfume. I wanted to feel like a tigeress while wearing this, after I saw the advertising that is what I was expecting. I doubt I'd repurchase this is I run out, but, it's nice.
This is a throwback to the 1980's, reminiscent of Amarige without all of the harshness. A great romantic fragrance that draws compliments.
A real honker! Everything about the 1980s I thought I might miss, but don't. I like big flowers (Fracas) and big sillage (Hypnotic Poison), but this one, to me, is devoid of any originality or class. Feel very dated. I have a deluxe dabber sample and wouldn't dream of spraying this, lest small animals faint in my lusty, busty, crusty trail. That said, might work on a QVC hostess at a big industry event, a cross-dresser in size 12 pumps or any other "larger-than-life" diva.
On my skin it smells like sweet formal orange blossom at first and after 15' I get sweeter bubblegum explosion. Gives me the impression of a little girl pretending unsuccessfully to appear as a woman. Medium silage and longevity, not unpleasant but nothing memorable here too. I'm afraid I'll pass...
This is a sweet, almost classic, in the 1980ies sense of the word- white floral. OPULENCE is its motto!
The Cavalli woman doesn't walk, she strides with pride and still oozes some friskyness, next to all her elegance and sensuality. Imagine a Tigress.
For lovers of Spellbound, Fracas, Poeme or Amarige this one is a must-try. But unlike the forementioned fragrances this is not a weapon of mass destruction. Roberto Cavalli is a sensual, tropical, amber-based white floral scent which quickly melts into your skin and develops a golden creamy and sensual trail. (No killer sillage, just a nice trail...)
Main notes (per the Cavalli website) are pink pepper, Orange blossom and tonka.
I do detect tuberose, tiare or frangipani and vanilla, maybe sandalwood and amber here as well. I do also detect some fruity notes but they're just right enough to prevent the spices to become too strong or severe - and weak enough to be not per se identifiable as a certain kind of fruit for me.
Sillage is medium to good, lasting power is medium to good.
Italians just love and also do va-va-voom best, so the tiger-striped box, the feminine-rounded bottle and golden monogram-cap (by some considered as quite tacky) shall not prevent you from testing this nice new launch.
Ideal for hot summer nights or a nice little cruise off your favourite shore. Come fall and winter it will prove to be a spicy summer-memory-anchor.