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Agent provocateur is the symbol of sexiness right? So how can their perfumes be anything less the right out there, in your face sexy? It is like an escort for your nose. In the year 2000 Christian Provenzano blended saffron, coriander, rose, jasmine, magnolia, ylang ylang, gardenia, vetiver, amber and musk in such a genius manner that we were given an eau du parfum with an aroma that any trained seductress would be proud to have on her dressing table. The initial smell is gloriously natural, it hits on all the earthy notes with bits of spice lingering in the background perfect to bring out the animal senses. These notes transform beautifully into more floral tones giving a very feminine smell. The spotlight is given to the rich, sweet smell of rose, which is accented so beautifully by the flowers we have witnessed together in so many other perfumes, but for some reason just don't combine quite like they do in this scent. The only complaint I would have with this perfume is that the bottles only come in 50 or 100 ml volumes. This can be difficult if you can't keep away from perfumes like me, as it can get a tad bit expensive.
I bought this perfume in the Boots winter sale as part of a gift set without trying it - it was 75% off at £12.50 for the set so I thought it would be worth the risk. My friend wears this all the time and I liked the smell on her, so thought I would try it for myself.
The bottle is very pretty - a very girlie pink porcelain bottle with a very smooth and touchable surface. It is an oval shape, supposedly to represent a teardrop, but I can't really see the likeness myself. To add to the girlie appeal, and silky black ribbon is tied around the silver top.
The fragrance itself is very strong - as soon as it hits your skin it is a bit like "whoah there!" and doesn't really calm down much at all.
The notes of the fragrance are saffron oil, coriander, rose oil, jasmine, magnolia, amber and musk.
The combination of these scents result in a seriously strong and sensual fragrance - despite the rose and magnolia notes, all I can really detect is the strong amber and musk notes coming through.
I must admit that when I wore this fragrance, it did not make me feel feminine at all - it all felt a bit, well a bit too much like "come and get me and pay me by the hour" if you know what I mean. Now I like a scent that is sensual as much as the next girl, but this just seemed a bit of an over the top fragrance - and my husband hated it!!
So the moral of the story - try before you buy! There is a happy ever after to this tale though - my friend was very pleased with the remainder of the bottle!
If you want to indulge, then you can buy the 30ml bottle for around £25 online from Cheap Smells - you never know, it may not smell so cheap on you!
I was brought this perfume in a box set from my boyfriend and I felt very spoilt as this is a very expensive perfume. However, after wandering around selfridges having a sniff I pointed out I really liked this scent.
Due to the cost I have made mine last about 2 years now and only wear it on special nights out.
The scent is a very strong smell so if you prefere the more delicate smells then this is def not for you. What i have noticed is that every time I put this on me and my partner both have a sneezing fit! This passes after the initial application but there is obv an ingrediant in there which does not agree with us. As we are both hayfever suffers perhaps there is a very strong florel mix in there. This hasn;t put me off though and i do still wear it.
What i would say though is buy the perfume on its own. I found the box set was not good value for money. The reason for this being the candle emmitted hardly any smell which was dissapointing considering how strong the perfume is. The body moisutisers contains a pink shimmering agent designed to make your body shimmer. I found that my hands ended up completely pink but no shine was on my body. I also found that this didn't moisturise or rub in very well.
Overall this is a very nice perfume providing you like strong smells but you could prob find one you like more at a cheaper price
Usually I go for a fresh light flowered perfume, but was recently bought this heavier more mature scent and I absolutely love it.
Agent Provocateur is known for their luxurious, seductive lingerie and this eau de toilette is really the perfume equivalent. The deep musk scent has a clear whiff of exotic flowers and wild rosemary and pink pepper; it has middle notes of jasmine, osmanthus, magnolia and white tea and base notes of woods and musk.
The perfume comes in a bulbous shaped pink bottle with a little ribbon tied to the clasp rather than a lid. I have a 50ml size and it is really convenient for keeping in my purse, but it doesn't need to be reapplied often as the scent lasts for a good number of hours.
In comparison with other perfumes on the market, this is really well priced at £55 for the 100ml from most stores. I would really recommend this sexier fragrance, and will definitely be getting it again.
Agent Provocateur Eau De Toilete is definately my favourite perfume at the minute.
This perfume is a very in your face unforgettable scent. Its is very recognisable and includes notes of saffron, coriander, rose, jasmine, amber and musk. It smells, quite simply, like a fragrance that you would wear to seduce someone.
In my opinion it is quite a rich smell, and one spray of this perfume lasts for ages, the smell definately sticks around.
The bottle is very girly and elegant and looks great in my bedroom. The perfume is a very reasonable price - not too expensive so I can afford to keep buying it although I dont use it as my day to day fragrance because it is a little bit strong. It is definately my ' Going out ' fragrance.
If you have not yet tested this perfume I suggest you give it a try. I have not looked back.
This is one of my all time favourite fragrances. It is Agent Provocatuers signature scent and is supposedly the true scent of seduction. This is a perfume that I wear to make an impact with my husband and it works every time. It certainly lives up to its description and demands attention and dominates seduction.
The smells range from exotic ingredients to create this unusual yet inspiring and jaw dropping fragrance. Agent Provocateur is a scent of indulgence and seduction with an exotic blend of Saffron, Coriander, Moroccan Rose, Jasmine, French Magnolia, Amber and Musk.
This is a very well designed bottle which looks attractive and stands out from the other squared bottles found on the perfumery shelves.
This fragrance is nit cheap, however, I would highly recommend an investment into a bottle of this perfume. it is not an every day perfume and one that I would keep for special occassions so even a small bottle woiuld be well worth the purchase.
A girl at work gave me a little sample sized bottle of this perfume, which she had been given as a sample in a department store. She said it was 'too flowery' for her tastes, but always willing to try something new, I decided to give it a go.
Agent Provocateur are actually a lingerie store- a very expensive one at that - Victoria Beckham apparently gets all her smalls from there, but in recent years they have started producing a range of perfumes, and I believe this one, named simply Agent Provocateur, was their first.
I got a small vial of this perfume, so haven't actually got the full sized bottle, but even so I'm not too keen on the design of it. I'm sure you can see what it looks like from the picture - sort of pear shaped - but I think the baby pink colour makes it look cheap personally. Not only that, but you can't see how much is left which I think is a little annoying.
My colleague wasn't wrong when she said this was flowery - it's an extremely floral scent, very feminine, but I would say also quite a grown up scent - not the sort of thing you would expect to find a teenage girl wearing.
The perfume contains saffron oil, Egyptian Jasmine and Vetivert, but apart from perhaps the Jasmine I can't really detect any of these individually.
I think had I just read a description of what was in the perfume I would expect a spicy scent. In reality I wouldn't say that is the case. As I said, it's very floral, but it's also a quite warm scent, which I think probably comes from the Saffron and Jasmine. It has a quite powdery edge to it though which makes it a little softer, but it is an incredibly strong fragrance.
Not only is this a strong perfume, but it lingers on the skin for a really long time. As I have a little sample sized vial, I accidentally got some on my hands one morning, and around eight hours later I could still smell it on my hands - and yes I had washed them! It's the sort of scent you only need to apply once, I don't think it's one you'd be topping up during the day, because it's so strong you don't need to.
So what do I think? Well I've already said I don't like the bottle, and for me, the bottle is half the fun of a perfume - I love having a dressing table covered in glamorous perfume bottles, but if I really loved a scent, I'd let that go.
Unfortunately, I didn't love this scent. It's OK, and it's not so horrible that I would throw it out, but for me it was too floral and I also thought quite old fashioned. It reminded me of something my grandmother would wear - a very strong powdery floral.
Although the staying power is good, I feel that rather than calming down once it's been on the skin for a while, it stays strong throughout the day, and is a little too heady and sickly when you can smell it constantly for hours.
A 50ml bottle of the perfume costs £40 from www.hqhair.com which in my opinion is way overpriced. You can find scents that are much nicer for much less.
So in conclusion, I wouldn't recommend this. I know perfume comes down to personal taste more than anything, but I found it to be too floral, sickly and heady and certainly wouldn't fork out 40 quid for a bottle.
I was quite intrigued by this perfume as I've always liked the old fashioned burlesque look of the bottle but up until recently had never actually smelt it, so I took the plunge and asked my hubby to buy me some for my birthday and shockingly on his part he did! My first thoughts were it didn't smell how I thought it might-it's quite a sweet 'high pitched' sort of fragrance that on one hand is very innocent and girly but also has this very heady and powerful essence that shouts out dark and sexy. It is however quite a bewitching smell that makes you want to wear it all the time, however personally I think it is suited to more evening or to be honest would not be out of place worn with basque and suspenders if you are into that kind of thing! It's pretty pink bottle with black writing and black bow also looks very attractive on your dressing table.
I'll start by admitting I'm ignorant. I have no idea what this is supposed to smell like. I don't know what it contains to make it smell the way it does. What I do know is that it's a very heady fragrance. It's not so much an assault on the senses as a sensuous, Jessica Rabbit style overwhelming of the nose. It's not fresh and funky, it's not for the ambitious career climber, it's for the woman who is playing the Mountie - determined to get her man (or woman even - this is the 21st century!).
I don't know any lady who wears this as a day to day fragrance. It's one of those perfumes you keep in your knicker drawer when you need to pull out the big guns.
Seductive attributes aside, it's actually pretty good in terms of value for money. Because it's a strong scent, you don't need to spray excessively unlike some lighter fragrances, and it has that elusive long-lasting factor that's pretty crucial if you keep company with smokers. It also has a distinct lack of clinical alcohol smell at first spray, which ruins the effect of so many perfumes.
It's a bit too effeminate for my liking, but I'm rather tomboyish anyway. Girly girls will love it, right down to the packaging. I just need Agent Provocateur to come up with a fresh and funky equivalent...
I first discovered this perfume about 4 years ago, whilst browsing at House of Fraser. What attracted me about this product was the cute pink bottle, the seductive looking back drop and classy looking font they use for their brand.
I hadn't heard of them before so firstly discovered their perfume, then I went to find out a bit more about them and heard about their lingerie range.
When I sprayed the perfume on a tester stick, I instantly noticed the wonderful combination of exotic and feminine scents. I had to put some one myself right away and when I smelt it on me, I found that it smelt even nicer than on the tester!
These are the notes used in Agent Provocateur: Top Notes Saffron, Coriander. Middle Notes Moroccan Rose, Jasmin, Magnolia, Ylang Ylang, White Gardenia. Base Notes Vetiver, Amber, Musk.
The scent is light and flowery and perfect for a romantic evening date.
This perfume looks beautiful and feminine on top of any girly girls dresser and the scent is so exotic and sexy it's bound to make anyone feel special!
I'm becoming a little concerned that I am, in fact, marketing's wet dream. Now, I'm not talking about the marketing department in my office (although they do seem to like my shoes). No, I'm on about the fact that when I have money within around 10 feet of me I become very impressionable. Yes, I appreciate that everyone has a bit of this about them - we live in a consumerist society and all that - I do know this, I have a degree in philosophy and could probably bore you with consumerist society drivel for hours. My problem goes a lot deeper than most though, and how I came to purchase this perfume is a prime example of why it's probably a good thing that I don't earn more money than I currently do.
The first time I sniffed out Agent Provocateur's debut scent (this one - the imaginatively titled "Agent Provocateur") it was being worn by my friend Hannah. "Blimey!", thought the 4-years-younger-than-I-am-now me, "That's a bit strong! There's no way someone as fluffy and girly as me could get away with something like that! I'll stick to "O Oui" thank you very much. But isn't Hannah quite the seductress wearing something like that? I wonder who she's after...". Shortly after, Hannah got a job in Ann Summers and so explained the sexy minx side of her personality to all who hadn't noticed her perfume.
In short, I'd liked what I sniffed - a heady, spicy-yet-sweet and overpoweringly sexy scent - but thought I couldn't get away with it.
Since then, obviously, I've changed somewhat - my shoes are better, I've consigned the dodgy 80's neon fashion to the back of the wardrobe, I've got some Manolo Blahniks and some Lulu Guinness handbags and I've been wearing Chanel perfume. So when I went to visit Hannah the walking vibrator encyclopedia in Manchester a few months back, I demanded she took me to the Agent Provocateur shop. I was totally blown away by the place and left £150 poorer, thanks to the most amazing corset in the whole world, feeling like quite the sex kitten. Obviously, being the shit friend that I am, when we got back to Hannah's house and I was trying, glass of pinot in hand, to lace myself into the corset (handy hint: put the pinot down, it helps), I decided to try out the matching perfume on the sly. It made me sneeze. I fell over. It wasn't a pretty sight, and Hannah could smell a mile off that I'd nicked some of her perfume. Ooops.
Again, I was struck by the sexiness of the scent. Even if it was so spicy that it made me sneeze a bit at first.
Hannah, you'll be pleased to know, forgave me when I got her a pint later on, while we were on our way to a spectacular level of drunk. Ah, Manchester.
Then December came around. And with it came gift sets. And a pay cheque. And a nice lady in Debenhams who offered me a discount because I was nice to her. "What the hell!", thought the new me, the me with a £150 corset and parties to wear it to. In another shopping "accident", I came out of the shop around £30 poorer but with a sexy looking black box with a pink ribbon around it containing a 30ml bottle of eau de parfum and a bottle of delicious looking shimmering body moisturiser. The perfume bottle itself is an absolute beauty, in Agent Provocateur's trademark pink-and-black combo. It looks vaguely like a pink porcelain sex toy, with an unusual black ribbon on a clip contraption instead of a lid to stop it squirting all over your bag.
So, I'd caved. But where would I wear such an overtly sexy perfume? Well, the answer is - everywhere! While it is a very strong perfume upon application, and can feel overpowering at first, the scent that stays with you all day is very very wearable, whilst also being incredibly sexy - this perfume actually puts a wiggle in my walk.
The science bit - what's in it? Why does it make my bottom wiggle when I walk (that's wiggle, not wobble - it wobbles without perfume)?
Well, I've already mentioned that this is a spicy scent - this largely is due to the saffron oil used in it. Saffron, as i'm sure you know, is an incredibly expensive spice, and the oil is not easy stuff to obtain. It does, however, add a woody, spicy and long-lasting quality to perfume.
Along with the saffron, we have coriander (yes, I know - odd. But this helps to keep the perfume fresh-smelling), jasmine (a powerful aphrodisiac) and vetivert (which, according to aromatherapists is good for finding love and being lucky - it's also known as the oil of tranquility).
All this adds up to a very distinctive and sexy scent, which puts a naughty smile on my face and a swing in my step. If you believe, like I do, that perfume is all about the way it makes you feel, then you could do a lot worse than giving this a try...
...just try and see past the sneezing.
The money bit - how much is it when you're not a scab and tricking shop assistants into discounts?
According to www.agentprovocateur.com you're looking at £66 for a 100ml bottle; £46 for a 50ml one and £65 for the "ménage a trois" set of 3x25ml handbag-sized sprays (next on my wish list). As with all perfumes, though, it can be found on offer occasionally, so look out for it.
The bottle is a saucy pink hand grenade-esque shape made of porcelain, just pull the black tag and get ready for fireworks. This potent, sensual perfume is the distilled essence of naughtiness created to embody the ethos of Agent Provocateur: purveyors of glamourous lacey, silky, sex-kittenish items that continually feature in coffee-table glossy magazines the world over. Agent Provocateur is closely linked to Vivienne Westwood, being started and run by Joe Corre - her son by Malcom Maclaren. I have always loved Westwood's own 'Boudoir' perfume, but wanted a bit of a change so decided to plump for this delicious little concoction instead. It seems the apple doesn't fall far from the family tree in the Westwood family, this perfume is equally as decadent and wanton in nature and I shall certainly be stocking up after this bottle has run out. I have the smallest sized bottle of parfum, and honestly you only need one spritz to last the entire day, so it works out as very good value for money. How to describe the scent? Hmm, well the first thing to hit you is a highly concentrated rose oil smell - not your old lady ultra-flowery kind of rose, but the muskier, softer, Moroccan rose. This is followed by other spicey notes of saffron and corriander and eventually develops through the beautiful heady smell of gardenia flowers before settling into a musky, amber base that lingers for hours and hours. This is a very complex perfume that changes throughout the day and according to your skin acidity and body temperature, so certain notes will be more noticable on different kinds of people, as with all high quality perfumes. My tet of a good perfume is, part from me liking it of course, when strangers stop you in the street and ask you what scent you're wearing. I can honestly say this has happened
on several occasions whilst wearing this perfume, and it always pleases me immensely! The Agent Provacteur range also has matching body products, such as body lotion, a lighter body spray, dusting powder and, I think, a bath oil. I have the body lotion, which is called (delightfully) 'Body Sauce' and is slightly pearlised, so when you have applied it, apart from smelling divine you also have that movie-starlet sheen. This is very subtle, so you wont look like a accident in the glitter factory, unlike other brands of glittery body lotions. Although it makes a bold statement and isn't for the faint of heart, it isn't totally overpowering, either - NOT like those smell-at-50-paces 1980's power perfumes that cleared lifts and were actually banned in some restaurants! It's strong yet subtle, if that makes any sense at all (which it probably doesn't, and you wont understand until you smell it for yourself). I adore the funky, retro packaging (everything in the range wouldn't look at all out of place on Marilyn Monroe's dressing table) and the experience of pulling the little black ribbon tag to release the perfume pump; but most of all I am now addicted to smelling saucy and slightly naughty all the time - I swear it makes you walk with an extra wiggle!
This is the new perfume from lingerie shop 'Agent Provocateur' who are based in London.( see my Agent Provocateur Knickers opinion for proof of my obsession!) It contains some unexpected ingredients including Saffron oil, coriander, deep musk and amber alongside exotic florals. And the scent is heavenly - very unusual, exotic, deep and sexy. I find that because the ingredients are so powerful, it is a very intense fragrance and requires only one squirt to last the whole day and it doesn't fade, but changes subtly. This means that one bottle of 50mls eau de parfum should last considerably longer than other weaker scents do. The packaging, as usual, is gorgeous. The bottle is egg shaped, pink porcelain and has a silver clip with a black ribbon attached instead of a top. Porcelain was the original way of storing perfume and is still the best because it prevents light damage and keeps the perfume cool so that it does not go off so fast. The egg sits inside a silver mount in a black box with a peephole on the front which gives access to a sliver of the porcelain, where Agent Provocateur is written in black swirly writing, it looks quite saucy! If you lift the cover off and look on the inside of the card there is a black and white image of a lady's Agent Provocateur stockinged legs, which is saucy too! I would reccomend any husbands or boyfriends to buy this for their ladies because it is sexy without being insistent in the way that lingerie is and it'll make both of you feel horny when she wears it! It costs £39.99 and can be bought over the internet from the website or by post (see website also) and from major department stores throught Britain
Created to remind us of the power a sensual and unforgettable scent can command / Contains top notes of pure Saffron oil from India and Coriander from Russia, with a sensual heart of Moroccan Rose Oil, Egyptian Jasmin, French Magnolia Oil, Ylang /