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When I was a teenager, Anna Sui fragrances were really popular but for one reason or another I never got around to trying any of them. Just after Christmas, however, I found a set of 5 miniatures being sold in Debenhams for under £20 and decided to buy it and give some of the fragrances a try. This review will discuss my experience with the Rock Me! fragrance.
The fragrance comes in a black box with a picture of a butterfly and bright pink, purple and gold colours. It is very distinctive and quite young-looking, without being tacky. The bottle is lovely and very unusual - it is in the shape of a guitar with a floral and butterfly pattern. The bottle starts off purple and changes to red lower down with a kind of 'dip-dye' effect.
Rock Me! is described as a fruity floral. I like the way the fragrance is compared to music - this fits in with the guitar image. A flirty opening, compared to a gentle song in the heart, finishes with warm and dynamic accords.
The top notes of the perfume are William pear, green orange and peach skin. The heart notes are honeysuckle, jasmine and lotus while the base notes are cedar, amber and vanilla.
I find that the perfume has a light, fruity, floral note to it which is very pleasant. It is a bit different to most perfumes I've tried - I've never smelled pear in a perfume before. Over time, the base notes including cedar, amber and vanilla do come out more and the fragrance smells a bit sweeter and more woody. However the perfume doesn't really lose its light fresh scent.
This perfume smells lovely and would be an ideal one to get for someone you weren't sure about, as I think it's a perfume lots of people would like. It would particularly suit young teenagers, I think, as it is so light and fresh. It doesn't last very long on the skin, however - only three to four hours roughly.
***Price and Availability***
Rock Me! isn't particularly widely available in the UK. The average price for the eau de toilette online is £20-£25 for 30ml which is a very good price. However it doesn't seem to be available in the usual places like Boots and Debenhams. Online stores that sell it include Cosmetics Now UK and strawberrynet.com. It can also be found on eBay, but be careful of fakes. The matching body lotion can be found on Cheap Smells, but not the perfume itself.
I like the light, fruity, floral scent of the perfume but it's slightly young for me. It would be ideal for a teenager, particularly one into music. It doesn't last very long on the skin but it is priced very reasonably. A pleasant, unusual fragrance.
Anna Suis major inspiration in all of her life has been rock and roll, after all who doesn't love a bit of rock and roll right? So it was only natural for her to dub her eau du toilette perfume "rock me". Anna sui herself described rock me as "wild young floral fruity essence" and to be honest it strikes me more as green day than Metallica. Pear, green orange, and peach skin; honeysuckle, jasmine, and waterlily; and cedar wood, amber, and vanilla combine to become this beautiful, young concoction. The perfume starts of like any good old rock concert would loud, bright and strongly scented with orange and peach twangs, followed by some light floral blooms leaving room for the final encore. This encore is really worth waiting for; it is woody, warm and earthy. The pear and honeysuckle smells didn't seem to make a live appearance in the show, which for me was a little bit disappointing, as those are some of my favorite sweeter smells. If the scent itself didn't say rock n roll I can assure you the guitar shaped red and purple bottle certainly will scream it. However the bottle also hints towards the fact that its more of a younger aged woman's perfume rather than a mature ladies scent. Not that a lady couldn't pull it off of course! As with a lot perfume my complaint is still valid here, only 50 ml or 100 ml bottles. Not nice for the plastic. even thought the bottle is cute it just didnt do it for me
Rock Me is a fruity-floral combination of notes which is filled with liveliness and attraction. Top notes incorporate William pear, green orange and peach skin, which add aromas of a heart - honeysuckle, jasmine and lotus. A base encompasses cedar, amber and vanilla. Starting from fruity and flirty opening, over gentle song in the heart, the fragrance finishes with warm and dynamic accords. Anna Sui Rock Me is available in guitar-shaped flacon, iridescent in pink, purple and violet nuances. Its outer carton is coloured in black, decorated with a butterfly and hippie motifs of flowers and stars.