Product Type: Revlon Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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CHARLIE RED TOOK ME BY SURPRISE
Revlon Charlie Red Body Spray
Member Name: lak11
Revlon Charlie Red Body Spray
Advantages: Reasonably priced, smells nice, lightweight
Disadvantages: None really
REVLON CHARLIE RED BODY SPRAY
I first started going out with my husband when I was eighteen. It was just before Christmas and he insisted on buying me a Christmas present and kept trying to get clues as to what he should buy. I told him I didn't want a present as we had only just met. Still, he kept on and asked what perfumes I liked. I mentioned just a few one being Charlie. On Christmas I was presented with a few gifts and one was a Charlie gift set. Now many years have passed and although there are still a few fragrances that I liked then and still like now, but naturally my tastes have changed a little. Now I often choose to buy more expensive fragrances than good old Charlie. Actually I hadn't worn a Charlie fragrance in many years although I believe it remains popular. I was interested to see that Charlie now comes in a range of different varieties such as Charlie Red, Pink, Blue, Gold, Black, White, and Silver...
My eldest daughter didn't let me down this last Christmas and once again she presented me with a beautiful basket filled with goodies and decorated in her creative style. One of the gifts included was a small (50ml) container of Charlie Red body spray.
I loved the basket and I am always pleased to receive gifts such as these yet don't expect or mind if I don't go mad over everything contained therein; I love the surprise element of delving into the basket and perhaps trying something new. But my daughter is imaginative. First of all I couldn't open the basket as it looked so lovely with candy sticks, Christmas bells, candles, sweets, soaps to name just a few items and I could see a container of Charlie Red through the cellophane but, in the end I had to untie the ribbon and undo the packaging.
Once opened, I had a better look at the Charlie Red spray and had a squirt or two. Now I hadn't expected to like this much. I thought it might be a 'teenage' fragrance as I didn't think it was an expensive item. However, on first sampling this fragrance I was pleasantly surprised.
HOW DOES IT SMELL?
Charlie Red is a floral aroma and Revlon; the manufacturers recommend it for casual wear. Well, it is fairly light and fresh in my opinion.
This fragrance is a made of a pretty and feminine blend of rose, violet, apricot and lily of the valley with notes of citrus and plum.
Well, I'm mature but I still like this fragrance. I would expect it is a popular scent among the young but in my opinion a smell is a smell. I mean, I wonder if certain age groups prefer a certain smell in air freshener. I consider price is a main factor to who wears which perfume as I think younger people generally go for the cheaper ranges in fragrances owing to buying what they can afford and probably getting through copious amounts of the stuff. And then most women with families tend to not treat themselves very much so really I suppose the younger woman of limited means would go for the less expensive brands except when they are given gifts.
But with this fragrance, as it is a body/deodorant spray, I think it is definitely suitable for females of all ages.
Now this isn't my very favourite fragrance but it is a nice one and it took me by surprise, in a nice way. I am now almost at the end of the bottle and so decided to buy myself a new bottle today when in savers as I want to take this on my holiday in May.
As far as body/deodorant sprays I think this isn't too bad on the lasting side. It isn't a perfume and so it is expected, I feel that you would want to top up if wearing for any length of time but I really feel that for a spray such as this it doesn't do a bad job at all.
WHEN TO WEAR
I would say this is primarily a day time fragrance as it is fairly fresh. It isn't a perfume but body spray and so a decent amount can be used. But as it is a refreshing spray I would not be averse to using this on holidays in hot climates in the evening. Not only is it refreshing but it's light and small so perfect to carry in a handbag and not take up much room at all. I do think it's nice to have a few light containers amongst my fragrance collection to carry around and so be able to top up when out and about.
The metal container is of a shiny red colour, which isn't really a surprise, with the lid also in red. The lettering is in the signature type wording of 'Charlie' and along with 'RED' is in silver as are the flowering on either side of the fragrance's name. All other lettering is also in silver. I would say there is nothing remarkable about this container but it is a good design in terms of ease of use and weight.
A plus in the design for me is that the actual spray press button is so nice to use. This looks solid and is very easy and comfortable to spray evenly.
And I also like the fact that the bottle (both 50ml and 75ml) is very light in weight and therefore ideal to include in my suitcase when going away for a weekend or on holiday.
WHERE TO BUY/PRICE
Savers: 75ml £1.00
www.gotiny.co.uk: 50ml £0.99
Boots: 75ml £1.70
Superdrug: 75ml £1.69
Summary: A good purchase
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