Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum

3.1

12 reviews

41% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Ok, let me start by saying that my skin eats perfumes, so today I went with 3 sprays of this one---wrist, top of hand, and chest. I did wait to see how strong the first 2 spritzes were before I risked a third.

This is such a gorgeous bottle. I want ALL of the Cavalli bottles that come in this shape (I have 2)---just because they are so elegant and luxe. The scent inside is also very luxe and rich, regardless of the fact that this was about $20 for 75ml and is regularly found for that price (or less) at TJ's, Marshalls, and Ross.

This fragrance on me opens with a rich warm orange blossom and heavy tonka (right in the opening!!). The tonka always presents on me as a slight licoricey burning rubber scent at the opening, I get this from Ange ou Demon, Lolita Lempicka, and Arthes Love Generation Rock as well--it's pretty heavy, but not necessarily unpleasant. After about 20 minutes this one moves into the benzoin and vanilla stage and melds with the orange blossom for a rich, heady, sexy sweet white floral sensation. 3 spritzes has lasted on me 10.5 hours and has just now faded into a warm skin scent.

This has the potential to be a beast, I say spray carefully!! Start with one, work your way up. Very lovely though.
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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Blue

Orange blossom and delicate white flowers are settling on the skin in a syrupy way, with a touch of exotic beach scent! Absolutely devine!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

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.


on 4/9/2013 12:18:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

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?


on 11/25/2012 11:11:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

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 :)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 9/26/2012 10:55:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This perfume smells amazing on my friend; like a musky-powder with floral overtones and perhaps some spice too. It's not sweet at all and on her it smells so sexy and mature without broaching into territory that only women over 55 can pull off well...I was looking forward to trying it.

On me however...it's headache inducing and it smells so cheap! It's just heavy florals that punch me in the nose every time I catch a whiff. No dimension like when my friend wears it. If it was the same on me as it is on her, I would give this a 5...on me it's a 2, so I've gone half wayish with 3.

DEFINITELY try this one on in person before you commit to it. The difference of this perfume between me and her is astounding. I wanted to buy a bottle, but I'm going to have to settle for smelling it when my friend walks past at work!


on 8/17/2012 6:34:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Grey

The scents in this perfume are Mirabelle plum, Floral Amber with notes of Pink Pepper, Orange Blossom, and Toasted Tonka Bean (I think). I really like it! I wear it for dinner parties and formal gatherings. I think it smells really happy, and because of the amber it has an earthy depth to it. I always always get compliments when I wear it, but it is kind of expensive. The scent is unique so I wouldn't wear this everyday to class or work. It's a fun scent. Don't spray too much with this perfume like any really, but especially with this it is very strong so a little goes a long way!


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

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.


on 5/12/2012 8:15:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This is a throwback to the 1980's, reminiscent of Amarige without all of the harshness. A great romantic fragrance that draws compliments.


on 5/2/2012 2:24:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

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.


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