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I have been using Amor Amor by Cacherel for nearly ten years. In my late teens I wore Anais Anais, the scent of which eventually stopped suiting me.
When looking for a replacement scent, I was given a small, take home sample of Amor Amor. I like the fruity-floral aroma, but not it isn''t for everyday use.
For many years I only wore Amor Amor immediately after a gym workout and shower. The reason for this is that I find the scent to be overpowering for the first thirty minutes or so, and it used to take me that long to get dressed and get on my way to work or class as my gym was out of the city.
I now wear my Amore Amore EDT only as an evening scent. This is not a long lasting scent.
The bottle of perfume is supplied in a silver box that has large red rose artwork. The inside of the box is all red and houses a supportive insert to assisting in protecting the glass bottle.
My current bottle is 30ml This bottle is styled the same as other sizes in this range: as a red glass bottle with a silver coil neck and a silver vaporisateur depressor. A loop of the coiled neck is high enough to protect the depressor in most situations. However, I always store my fragrances in their boxes to give added protection.
Top notes: Blackcurrant, Orange, Bergamot and Grapefruit Middle notes: Rose, Apricot, Lily, Jasmine and Lily of the Valley Base notes: Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Virginia Cider, Amber and White Musk
Final thoughts This is a fun fragrance that may be overpowering for some people. When I first apply it, I am always reminded of the overpowering scent from the late 80s: Poison. However unlike Poison, Amor Amor''s scent soon lightens. It is not long-lasting, so requires reapplication after four hours. For this reason I only wear it in the evening as it is rare that I am out of the house for that long.
Try it. It may or may not be for you! Pricing and availability 30ml EDT GB14.99 at Boots (June 2014) 50ml EDT GB19.99 at Boots
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I received a small bottle of this as a gift from a friend last Christmas, and only getting round to using it now. It's a scent I wasn't sure about, but after I used it a few times, the scent really appealed to me.
The brand Cacharel was created in 1962 by Jean Bousquet, in Nîmes, who founded the company of the same name in 1964. This scent was created in 2003 by Laurent Bruyere and Dominique Ropian. Cacharel describe this scent as being designed to communicate the electric sensation of love at first sight.
I love the design of the bottle - a deep red with a coiled metal detail around the top of the bottle. This perfume doesn't come with a lid, and the metal coil is removable if it's in the way. There isn't much detal about the perfume, apart from a picture of a flower and the name of the perfume on the front of the bottle.
The scents in this are as follows;
The top notes are Pink grapefruit, blood orange and mandarin.
The heart notes are Melati (an Indonesian Jasmine) and apricots.
The base notes are Cedar, sandalwood and ambergris.
When you first spray this, it does smell quite intense, but this soon settles into the less intense, more seductive multi layered scent. Though, everyone is different, I can only review how this works with my skin. This scent seems to promise love and passion. While I'm not quite so convinced by those claims, it is a very passionate scent, and there is something sexy and alive in this scent as well. Vanilla and grapefruit combine to give a fresh scent, while the cedar, sandalwood and white musk provides something richer and woodier. I would estimate this scent lasts for around 4 -5 hours.
This perfume would, in my opinion, be better suited to evening wear, as the scent may be a little too intense for daytime wear. It is the kind of scent that would be ideal applied to your wrists, or sprayed into the air and walking through the scent. The initial fresh burst of scent fades away and you are left with a rich, woody, musky scent that really lasts. I can still smell a trace of it a few hours after application.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for an evening perfume with a hint of passion.
This perfume is currently on offer in Boots at £14.99 for the 30ml. It is £14.99 for the 30ml from the Perfume Shop, and the 50ml is £19.99. I think this is a great price for a nice evening scent.
This is an Eau De Toilette spray from Cacharel called "Amor Amor". I have the 30ml variety and I purchased this product after seeing it on offer whilst at a Superdrug till last year, I've been wearing it regularly ever since and still have a third of the bottle left. Here are my thoughts.
You can currently purchase this product for £13.50 from Boots I think I paid £10 for mine when it was on offer in Superdrug and so it may be worth shopping around.
My perfume bottle came housed in a small mirrored cardboard box. On the fron was a red rose with the name "Amor Amor" in large letters, at the bottom it says "Eau De Toilette" and the fact there is 30ml of product. On the back of the box is an ingredients list, manufacturer details and the companies website - www.cacharel.com.
The perfume itself comes in a small dark red see through bottle with a silver atomiser on the top. Around the atomiser is also a metal coil though I took mine off because it was annoying and I didn't actually know why it was there? The name of the perfume is also on the front of the bottle and there is a rose icon on the back.
This fragrance is described as a "fruity floral" fragrance and I would say that after wearing the product for a while this is definitely a good description. The top notes are pink grapefruit, blood orange and mandarin, this is the strength of the EDT and the scents that linger the longest, I can still smell the fruityness on my skin late in the day and whilst faded it is still a very nice smell. Heart notes of jasmine help add the floral side to the fragrance and mixed with the cedar and sandalwood (I love sandalwood) I feel this helps provide the EDT with real integrity. The heart notes definitely suck you in and I've been complimented on the perfume by my fella on several occasions. The heart notes are what remain strongest when the fragrance begin to fade and overall I would definitely describe this as a daytime fragrance, it is not strong enough for night time.
Despite being an EDT and not and Eau De Parfum I still feel this is a pretty strong fragrance upon after the first spray. When first applied I feel the fragrance remains strong for the first couple of hours but then it does begin to fade, at the start where you can smell the aroma around you after 3 hours or so you only smell it when you happen to catch it which I find quite nice. For example if I'm pulling my hair out of my face I will often catch the scent from the wrists. This is great because it means when my fella gets close I know he can smell it too, hence all the compliments haha. I would say after about 7 hours the smell has all but gone but I still feel this is a good staying power for an EDT compared to some others I have used.
I would definitely buy this product again when on offer, I'm not somebody that spends lots of money of perfume because I tend to cheat and ask for expensive perfumes as birthday/christmas presents but I was really happy with this impulse buy, it's a lovely fruity and floral fragrance and this is very much the sort of perfume I go for, it would make a lovely present for somebody too in my opinion as it is a very universal fragrance that could be worn by young or older women.
Cacharel Amor Amor
I bought this in a superdrug a couple of years ago because it was reduced to £13 for a 30ml bottle. The smell is quite strong and unusual and I liked it as soon as I smelt it in the shop. The normal price for the 30ml bottle is about £20 which I think is a fair price.
After a while of wearing I got a bit sick of the smell of it since it is quite strong. It sat on my dressing table for a few months and then I put it on for a night out and remembered I loved it and started wearing it again for nights out here and there. I think the thing with this perfume is to stick to wearing it occasionaly because it can become quite over powering and sickly if its worn in big doses or often.
TOP NOTES: pink greipfruit, mandarine, blood orange, Malati Flower
MIDDLE NOTES: lily of the valley, white musk
BASE NOTES: sandalwood, vanilla and ambergris
It is quite an intense, lusty scent and its one I would wear at nightime or a very fine spray in the daytime.
The bottle is cute and simple and the 30ml bottle is very handy to carry in your bag on a night out. The only dissapointment with the bottle is that the red colour chipped off and now it looks tacky.
Just out of interest does anybody now how to pronounce cacharel? Please comment below if you do because I've always wondered if I'm saying it right.
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I got a miniature bottle of Cacharel Amor Amor in a gift set a while ago and I've had a bit of a love hate relationship with it ever since. This scent is definitely more reasonably priced than most, costing only £27 for a 30ml bottle or £36.50 for a 50ml bottle in Boots.
The bottle is quite interesting and I do like the look of it even though it's a pretty simple design really. It's made of red glass and looks kind of like a bell really, with a silver neck and a little silver hoop next to the spray atomiser, but no lid. It also has a pretty rose design on it as well as the name of the perfume. Although not the most imaginative of bottles it does look nice on my dressing table.
The scent is described as having an open structure where each ingredient is expressed equally from start to finish, with top notes of pink grapefruit, blood orange and mandarin, heart notes of Indonesian jasmine and apricots, and base notes of ceder, sandalwood and ambergris.
I agree completely with the statement that each ingredient is expressed equally from start to finish, the scent when I first spray it is the scent that stays. I find it difficult to pick out many of the notes individually, as is probably to be expected with this type of structure, but the main feel I get from it is of the jasmine and the woody base notes, which work to give a deep, sensual type of fragrance. I can't say I really notice the fruity top notes but there is a kind of edge of freshness that perhaps could be attributed to these.
Now as I stated before I have had a love hate relationship with this perfume. When I first used it I thought it was really nice, but after a while I found myself going off it as it gets quite sickly and after using t a few times I couldn't stand it. Then going back to after having not used it for a while I found I quite liked it again. I just can't make my mind up about it but I definitely think it's not an everyday perfume as I do find it gets sickly after a while.
It's not too heavy to be worn during the day but personally due to it's sensual nature I would keep this as an evening scent. It doesn't last overly long though, maybe 4 hours at most, so it would need topping up throughout the day/night.
This is my first ever perfume review, written in some trepidation as I'm not a very girly girl, so please be gentle with me!
===A Love Gift===
When my husband used to attend business Conferences regularly, he often stayed in hotels. I don't know whether it was a guilty conscience pricking him or a mark of enduring love - we've been married over 30 years - but sometimes he used to bring me back a gift of perfume. Now, as dearly as I love him, we'd both agree that he's not exactly the most romantic guy, so I've always been appreciative of a gift like this, making the most of the moment!
===Love At First Sight? ===
I didn't quite know what to think when on one occasion he presented me with a small box, decorated with a large red rose and with the words 'Amor, Amor' emblazoned across it.My first thought was 'I thought Cacharel was a French company - so why isn't the spelling "amour?" I was even more puzzled, when I opened it, to discover a small red bottle with a strange silver loop protruding from the top, with no cap or lid. I had the passing thought that maybe the loop was so that you could attach it to a belt or like a charm on a handbag. I'm still not sure if there's any purpose at all. It's quite a neat little bottle, with a silver rose decorating one side and the make and name on the other. Underneath, in tiny writing, are details like the quantity: 30ml and that it's an Eau de Toilette. It's a simple presentation but not unattractive.
===Falling In Love With You?===
When you're presented with a gift like that, of course you have to try it straight away. It probably goes without saying that himself hadn't tried it out himself to see if HE liked it! I hadn't tried it before.
I find it quite easy to spray, although that loop can get in the way as it tends to swing round and can occlude the spray aperture. Instantly I notice that it's quite a powerful fragrance with a strong citrus smell. You certainly don't need to apply a lot. I find it subdues after about an hour and the fragrance becomes more subtle and what I would describe as sweet. There's less of a fruity edge and it's more floral now. By 2.5 hours the scent is fading but still present. For me it seems warm and softer now. It seems to last for at least four hours on me.
===The Romance ===
I believe that this fragrance was first released in 2003, but I hadn't come across it before. I've seen its creation attributed to Laurent Bruyere and Dominique Ropion. Because I've never really looked into perfume makeup in detail before [I know: Shock! Horror!] I read quite a bit about what others had to say and soon discovered that there were strongly conflicting opinions. Some love it, some hate it. Some say it's youthful, some say only for the mature lady, and so on. I guess that just goes to show that it's a very subjective matter and perfume reacts differently on different bodies, I've heard.
So what makes it smell as it does? I had a little difficulty in pinning this down, too, so bear with me if you know better. I hoped to find help on the Cacharel website but actually found it vague. The top notes, I believe, are fruity: pink grapefruit, blood orange, mandarin and blackcurrant. In the middle we have lily of the valley, rose, Malati flower - apparently a rare Indonesian jasmine that has an aroma akin to ripened apricots. The base notes are sandalwood, vanilla, white musk and ambergris or grey amber. I wouldn't claim that I can pick the individual notes out with any confidence as I'm a novice at this despite my mature years.
I thought at first that this would be too overpowering for me. I suppose I generally veer towards more floral scents. In nature I love the aroma of citrus flowers of any description. I like the way this one changes with the passage of time. Sometimes I spray it before going out, to give it time to mellow, if I want to lose the slightly overpowering edge. It retails at £14.99 in Boots and Superdrug, as far as I can see, and I think this is good value for the money. It's not a fragrance I'd wear every day, but then I do like to ring the changes depending on my mood. I'm trying to decide which mood it is when I wear this - probably when I feel a bit more daring than usual and don't mind being noticed. The strange thing is, though, that I can't remember being complimented on this perfume - in particular, not by my husband! So I'm not sure I would buy it again - there are so many perfumes available to try! Equally I can't recommend it 100%, but I would say make sure you test it well before purchasing because there do seem to be strong extremes of opinions and experiences. So it's a bit inconclusive I'm afraid - nice enough for me but I can't rave about it. Perhaps that's an unrealistic expectation for an EDT in this price bracket. I'm giving it 4 stars because I think it's a good performer in its price range. I'm not sure it shouldn't have been 3 but I'm in a generous mood!
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I received a pack of miniature designed fragrances as part of a Christmas gift this year, all of which I had never tried before. For the last few weeks I have been using this one from my pack Cacharel:Amor Amor which for a 50ml can cost you in and around the £30 mark, which is pretty standard for a designer perfume.
My miniature bottle is identical to that pictured above. THe bottle is a red glass jar with silver rings around the top - simply but still eye catching given the colour. This fragrance was originally launched in 2003, although I had never noticed it on any perfume counter before.
This is classified as a fruity fragrance and it isn't hard to tell why once you first apply it to the skin. You can immediately smell the mandarin that is a big part of this fragrance and makes you think of summer. There is also the added mix of pink grapefruit and an Indonesian jasmine malati flower. There are notes of lily of the valley and white musk, with base notes of sandalwood, vanilla and ambergis.
The thing I notice most about this fragrance that although it is strong when you first apply it, and yes it does settle the lovely fruity tones remain the same, unlike fragrances that when they settle the scent that you initially like dwindles as well to something very weak and boring. When I put this on in the morning on the inside of my wrist, I can still smell it in the evening, particularly the fruity mandarin.
THis fragrance to me is ideal for everyday use since it is fruity and light. It is also the type of fragrance I think I would be more likely to wear in the Spring and Summer months especially due to the fruity nature of the scent. One of the most important thing about a fragrance in my eyes however is, apart from the scent itself, it whether or not it lasts for the day, and this one definitely does - a big advantage.
All in all, I love the bottle, I love the fruity mandarin scent, I love the fact that it lingers, and next Christmas when I get asked for gift ideas, which always ends up in a perfume, I think I will be asking for a full bottle of this, as I only have a little miniature at the moment.
I first started using this fragrance about 2 years or more ago, when I spotted it in the fragrance department of some shop that escapes my memory now. It is a wonderfully light, floral scent, and I have been complimented many times upon it. However, quite a lot of people tend to recognise it, so it's probably not one of the more original scents, as it's so popular.
I think I was initially drawn by the packaging (this is usually what attracts me to test fragrances) - a silver box, with a beautiful red rose on the front, and striking 'AMOR AMOR' font. The bottle itself is a striking red, with a silver rose drawn upon the back of the bottle. It comes in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml bottles, and sometimes is on offer with a free gift. One time I had an attractive, funky keyring with the bottle.
Top notes: pink grapefruit, apricot, mandarin and bergamot
Heart: Tahitian tiare, orchid and peony
Base notes: vanilla, jasmine and musk notes
I don't pretend to be any fragrance expert here, and have listed the notes in case anyone reading is, and has an interest in what the fragrance is made up of. However, it strikes me as a mostly floral, rather than fruity fragrance. The scent isn't overpowering when you spray it, which I like. I hate scents that are heavy, and leave a sort of 'after-smell' in my nose. It lasts for a few hours, though I tend not to smell it on myself after a while anymore, probably because I've been wearing it for so long. And I do wear it EVERYWHERE - if I'm going out in the day/evening, formal/casual events etc. I love it.
30ml - Around £14
50ml - Around £24
100ml - Around £30
Note: I based these prices from entering Cacharel Amor Amor into Google Shopping.
Lovely, light fragrance that can be worn for all occasions.
Not being a great perfume expert, I was really pleased to receive nine miniature bottles of perfume for Christmas last year. Trying out these different scents has proved a great way of deciding what I like in a perfume, and has introduced me to several brands that I know I'll be buying for myself in the future. One of these is Amor Amor, by Cacharel.
I'd heard of this perfume and seen it advertised before, so I was eager to try it out, and I'm pleased to say it didn't disappoint! One of the first things that struck me about the perfume was the appearance of the bottle. Made of bright red, transparent glass, it really stood out from the others in the set with its bold, vibrant colour. The shape of the bottle is simple- classically rounded, with a silver top which you push down to spray. I was really pleased that they'd included this even on the miniature bottle- most of the others in the set featured a simple stopper set in their caps, so I had to dab rather than spray them on. It's nice to see that this is simply a smaller version of the standard sized bottles. The one thing I didn't like about the design was the fact it features a funny metallic ring sticking up in front of the spray top. It doesn't seem to serve any function and actually gets in the way a bit when you're trying to push the top down. I suppose it does make the bottle look a bit more interesting, but it would look just as nice without it, in my opinion.
This scent is described on the box as 'a dazzling fruity floral love potion'- an enticing description that made me curious and excited about trying it out. The name of the perfume and the red colour of the bottle both spoke of heady romance and I hoped that the scent would too. My first reaction to spraying this scent onto my skin was one of slight disappointment- it smelt strongly citrussy, with other elements to the scent that just didn't seem to go well together. However, after a few minutes it settled down and I was able to get a much better impression of the scent as a whole. The citrus scent was toned down and I could definitely make out the floral notes blending with it. It was a warm, exotic combination that reminded me of summer and I felt it would be equally suitable for wearing by day or night.
Here are the notes as listed by someone cleverer than me online:
Top notes: pink grapefruit, apricot, mandarin and bergamot.
Heart notes: Tahitian tiare, orchid and peony.
Base notes: vanilla, jasmine and musk.
The fruity and floral notes make this a vibrant and distinctive scent, which is sweet and rich without being at all sickly or overly girly. The warmth and passion of the perfume really do live up to its name and description as a 'love potion', and go very well with the colour of the bottle. The one slight drawback is the fact that its staying power isn't great- the first punch of the scent fades very quickly, leaving just a faint whiff of the perfume's former glory. This subtle hint does last for most of the day, but I wish the initial burst of fragrance would stick around for a bit longer.
Needless to say, this is one perfume I'm very glad to have discovered, and I'd be happy to buy it for myself once my little bottle is used up (which it probably will be soon, as I'm wearing this scent more and more as summer approaches!). Selling for as little as £14 for a 30ml bottle of EDT, this is one fragrance that won't break the bank, and, when teamed with its lovely smell, it's a perfume I'd definitely recommend!
Cacharel is a fashion brand founded by Jean Cacharel in 1960s. There is also a collection of Cacharel fragrances which include Eden, Anais Anais, Lou Lou, Scarlett,
Noa and Amor Amor.
Amor Amor is classed as being exhilirating and intense like a first kiss. It is available in an eau de toilette, a body lotion and shower gel. Amor Amor claims to capture you senses with its floral, fruity and passionate composistion.
A chunky, round bottle holds the perfume. It offers deep, red tint but the liquid inside can be seen clearly as the glass is thick and transparent. A silver, ribbed attachment sits on top of the bottle with a silver spray cap. An unusual, round silver circle sits infront of the sprayer. Amor Amor and Cacharel are engraved in white on the bottle standing out from the red backing.
Amor Amor, like all other fragrances, has been created using 3 sets of fragrance notes.
*Top notes - a fruity blend of cassia, bergamot, orange, blackcurrant and grapefruit
*Heart notes - a floral fruit blend of apricot, rose, lily and jasmine
*Base - a regular base of musk, vanilla, cedar, tonka bean and amber
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This a relatively cheap fragrance and is readily available online and on the high street. Current prices are for 30, 50 and 100ml sized bottles..
*www.escentual.com - £13.85, £33.00 and £45.00
*www.amazon.co.uk - £14.99, £29.99 and £45.00
Cacharel is a brand I have grew up with. One of my Mums favourite scents is Noa and my Gran adores Noa and Anais Anais. I wouldn't say it is the most up to date brand as it comes across as quite old fashioned. A few years ago, my Mum bought me a bottle of Amor Amor and I loved it. I found it reduced in Boots a few months ago and decided to pick it up and treat myself.
The bottle itself is quite unusual. I love the colour and the silver top compliments the blood red bottle perfectly. The only downside I would say is the weird, silver hoop as if I do position the sprayer correctly, the liquid goes everywhere once sprayed! Amor Amor is a treasured part of my fragrance collection and hopefully I can describe it well enough to capture you all.
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Spritzing a small amount of Amor Amor on to my neck and wrists proves enticing as the scent is powerful. It comes across as quite deep and musky to start with but within a few moments, settles to reveal the most appealing fragrance notes. There is a lot going on in the opening sequence but no note appears out of place or unwarrented. The focus is clearly on the fruity notes indicated. Combined, they offer a heavy burst of citrus with an sour undertone thanks to the grapefruit. I feel this could have been so much stronger but the addition of bergamot lightened the overall scent and was a safe choice to make.
The citrus blend begins to dwindle after around 1hr on my skin. It never quite disappears but gives bit of extra body to the floral heart that welcomes my senses. The heart of Amor Amor is rather subtle and doesn't bring much life to the scent. I have experienced jasmine and rose before and together they normally produce a substantial deep and sensual sweet aroma. In Amor Amor, they don't excess and the only hints of floral I could detect was incredibly light and airy and sat on top of a hint of citrus from the top notes. It isn't neccessarily a bad thing but I do feel more emphasis could have been put on increasing the concentration.
The base notes actually come through after only 2 hours on my skin which is bitterly disappointing. The notes used here are blended to perfection and ones which I appreciate very much in any fragrance. The base offered more strength than the heart of Amor Amor but I wasn't complaining as it was rather enchanting and appealing to myself and those closest to me.
A deep and sensually creamy aroma envelopes my skin and is very addictive. The vanilla isn't as noticeable as I would personally have liked but does make an appearance in its natural state. The tonka bean is a note I have become known to recently and is captured in a sweet presence and infused through the warming amber. Its a cosy scent that never fails to impress me and lasts subtly on my skin for 4-5hours.
Amor Amor claims to be a seductive scent and this may put some younger or older potential users off. It has been a preferred scent on mine since I was a teenager and now a Mum, I can still carry it off. It is a versatile scent which would suit any age providing you can appreciate its fruity opening. Although it doesn't last long, its heavy opening would be best suited to evening wear during the warmer months.
Amor Amor is well priced for a gorgeous scent. It lacks any real strength at the heart and doesn't last all that long so does need reapplying. For the price though, I am happy to recommend it. Amor Amor is one I like to wear when I am not out to impress anyone and want to keep myself to myself. It isn't a seductive scent..well not for me anyway but a pretty and favourable scent which I will continue to buy in the future.
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Just before Christmas during the Boots 3 for 2 sale me and my mom decided to go halves on some perfume sets so we'd end up with about 7 little bottles each to use throughout the year. Of course there were some in the sets we wanted more than other as to be honest some of them Id never heard of before which is exactly what happened in the case of this 'Cacharel Amor Amor' perfume. Id never heard of the brand or scent before but as I got it in a sample sized bottle I thought Id try it out and if I didnt like it I hadnt really spent a lot of money buying a larger bottle. I have to say Ive been surprised by this perfume - its not the best Ive ever used but I actually enjoy wearing this one from time to time.
Price: 30ml bottle - Around £13
Stockists: Amazon, The Perfume Shop, CheapSmells, Boots etc...
Other Info: This perfume is also available in 50 & 100ml sized bottles for slightly more money. Described by Cacharel as a zesty perfume that will awaken the senses - maybe something for those early mornings or very late nights then?
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As I mentioned I have this in a small sample sized bottle - as far as Im aware though its the same design as what you would get if you bought the full sized version only much more scaled down. This perfume comes in a small red, plastic bottle that is totally transparent even though it is bright red. The design reminds me of a light bulb because around the top is a coil of metal and a circle ring in front of the spray nozzle - Im not too sure why that was added to the design as in my opinion it actually hinders you when your applying rather than helps but it adds something different to the design I suppose. On the top of this is a small push down nozzle - which Im glad about as you dont normally get that on smaller bottles - one thing that does annoy me is there is no lid for this bottle so Im always afraid its going to spray out in my bag if I leave it loose. If you have the full sized bottle it may be different though!
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Im pretty rubbish when it comes to describing the individual notes in a fragrance so I did do a little digging around the net to find this list - thanks to BaseNotes I found the notes in this perfume are as follows:
Top Notes: Blackcurrant, Orange, Cassia, Grapefruit & Bergamot.
Middle Notes: Apricot, Lilly, Jasmine & Rose.
Base Notes: Amber, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Cedar & Musk.
When Cacharel said that this was a zesty, citrussy scent they really weren't kidding! The main scents that hit you straight away and stay strongest throughout are the grapefruit & orange because this is an incredibly citrussy perfume. So if your not a fan of strong citrus scents - like me - then I cannot recommend this one because you will hate it. Im not keen on citrus scents at all which makes this perfume one I dont enjoy wearing as much as others - Im can stomach wearing it but only just about the citrus is just too much for me. You can detect SOME floral notes when this starts to fade a little bit - the rose and jasmine are the ones I can manage to pick up but it seems they were added as an afterthought to the citrus because they stay very much in the background. Unless the orange just simply overpowers everything else which with this scent is a real possibilty.
The bottom notes I cant really smell at all even when this has died right down - the musk can be picked up slightly but they dont warm the scent or make it a little heavier like those type of notes do most of the time. The collection of notes seems a little odd to me as none of them can hold their own against the really strong top notes. I smell like an orange when Im wearing this LOL.
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Thats actually pretty good with this one. This lasts on my skin for around 5-6 hours which is just better than average in my experience and it lasts all the time on clothes - my coat smells of this and the last time I wore that coat was Christmas so apply this to clothes if you want it to last even longer.
I would have to recommend this one for slightly older women. I dont think teens or even people up to about mid 20's would like this as much as older women. Having said that one of my friends wears this as her signature perfume and shes only 20 so I guess its all about personal choice.
Day Or Night? Summer Or Winter:
To be honest I think the best thing about this perfume is you can wear it whenever and wherever at any time of day or night. I cant think of a certain occasion or time that the scent is more suited for so if you do buy a bottle of this you could wear it literally all the time.
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If your planning on buying this definitely try it before you buy because this scent will not be for everyone. I enjoy wearing it from time to time but I dont think Id ever buy another bottle - its just not that nice.
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Amor Amor by Cacharel is one of my 'just for work' perfumes. Costing less than twenty quid for the 30ml bottle from most online retailers, it's not one I would expect to have the best ingredients or the same olfactory heritage as a Guerlain or a Chanel scent. Thus, it's not one that I bought thinking I would wear it for special occasions; this one is strictly an everyday fragrance.
I have the 30ml bottle which is quite plain; a short, squat cylinder topped with a silver spray. The best thing about it is the colour, which is a deep, rich red. It doesn't come with a lid; rather one of the coils of metal that goes underneath the spray has been raised and twisted so that it sits beside the nozzle and, in theory, prevents the spray from being depressed accidentally in a handbag. This is quite a neat idea, as I'm forever losing perfume lids but in actuality I suspect it does little more than make spraying the perfume difficult for people with big fingers.
~*~The Scent and Staying Power~*~
I'll describe it as best I can in layman's terms as I'm by no means an expert in this field*
When first sprayed this morning I was immediately struck by how sweet this is. Imagine really strong Ribena mixed with sugary shortbread. After one or two minutes the sweetness begins to define itself as blackcurranty, but it's more synthetic than the sharp, immediate scent of the real fruit. The sugariness is still there in force but is beginning to mingle quite well with the blackcurrant notes, rather than fighting them. Shortly afterwards I took another sniff and thought I could just detect white florals coming through, although this was quite faint and sort of hovering above the fruit and sugar (if you know what I mean). At this first spray, the scent was really quite potent: I walked to another room and could immediately smell it when I came back.
On the drive to work (about fifteen minutes after spraying) the initial punchiness of the fragrance had settled down slightly, but I could detect it had transferred to my scarf and cardigan. Anyone getting into the car would have been able to smell it immediately.
After an hour and a half, the blackcurrant scent still predominated but much of the sugariness had dissipated to be replaced by the white florals. I could also detect, underneath the main fragrances, a very faint medicinal scent - a bit like that alcohol hand sanitizer gel that they use in hospitals. I'm not sure, but I imagine this is perhaps something to do with this being a middle of the range perfume: the mixture hasn't been sufficiently well blended to remove the raw alcohol smell. By this stage, I could still detect the fragrance but it was now staying much closer to my skin - somebody standing next to me would be able to smell it, but not someone 5 feet away.
By lunchtime, four and a half hours after initially being applied, the fragrance's staying power had dropped off suddenly and I could only smell it by pressing my nose against my skin. At this stage, the fruit notes had almost gone and the scent smelled like the aroma you get when you first open a packet of Jelly Babies: generically sweet but difficult to distinguish individual scents. The floral, jasmine-y notes were still there, but only just. Overall, in this stage it smelled a little bit like a fruit-based shower gel: syrupy, soapy and 'nice' but without the sophistication and individual notes working in harmony that you'd expect from a more expensive fragrance.
An hour later, the fragrance had disappeared from my skin entirely, although it was still present on my clothes and scarf. For the price of the perfume, I feel this isn't bad and it's about what I'd expect from a name like Cacharel.
Given how sweet and sugary this perfume is, I'd categorise it as suitable for youngish women - anyone over 35 or so is likely to find it too immature and unsophisticated. It's a good daytime scent and I think it would make a great first perfume for a young teenager as the scent is girlish without being sickening.
*For a really in-depth, expert perfume opinion I'd suggest seeking out Lillamarta on this website.
This is my favourite perfume so I thought I would spend the time giving you a wee bit of information on it and why I enjoy it as much as I do. I'm not going to pretend that I am a perfume expert so im giving my view on it the way I see it.
Amor Amor is by Cacheral and I recently purchased the 50ml Eau De Toilette from The Perfume Shop at £32. I find this pretty expensive for such a small bottle however as it's a strong scent this will last me months!
It's a very subtle scent and not for faint hearted, because of this I tend to wear this in the evenings or for nights out. It leaves me feeling youthful, empowered and sexy and with a 19 month at home I need all the help I can get!
My first thoughts on the perfume is that it smells spicy like Christmas and only a small amount of floral hints like roses and lilies throughout however once I got used to the perfume I realised it was more fruity than expected with hints of mandarin and oranges and other citrus fruits.
The bottle itself is solid glass in bright red colour with Amor Amor logo in jagged silver writing, the perfume and its exterior just oozes confidence.
Expect a reaction from this perfume, everytime I wear it people have asked what it is and complimented me infact I have found that my friends are also wearing the perfume so it must be doing something right!
I absolutely adore this fragrance! Amor Amor was released by Cacharel in 2003 and is still going strong today. It is an eau de toilette so technically the scent is not as strong as a perfume but I find the scent to be long lasting and powerful without being over powering or too musky. It's quite a heavy, strong scent but unlike many scents of this type is definitely suitable for younger women. I'm in my late twenties and frequently receive compliments when I wear this product. It's incredibly sexy and noticeable and perfect for wearing in the evening though I often wear it in the day too. As it's so strong you don't need a huge amount, I usually use 3-5 sprays and it lasts for ages.
The product is stocked at the usual fragrance outlets including the Perfume Shop and Boots. It is available in 30ml, 50 ml and 100ml and ranges in price from around ten pound to just over forty. The 30ml size is perfect for handbags however my one criticism of the product would be that the bottle does not have a kid and the top would be easily pushed down, this has often put me off taking it out with me or taking it away on holiday. It would leave your bag smelling amazing but it's a rather expensive way of achieving this!
A body wash, lotion and deodorant which compliment the product are also available if you really fancy splashing out. Overall this is one of my favourite 'grown up' scents and I feel instantly more attractive just by putting it on. It also has the benefit of smelling a lot more expensive than it actually is!
This review is also posted on Ciao.
This perfume (or Eau de Toilette to be accurate) was a bit of an impulse buy I have to admit, but I think on the whole it was a good one! I was standing in a queue in Boots in Edinburgh last year and they happened to have a little stand with a range of perfumes on special offer, just waiting for bored shoppers to pick up and take a sniff! I thought this was quite nice and popped a bottle in my basket. I don't know why, but when I'm away from home I seem to be much more generous with my cash!
The perfume comes packaged in a shiny silver box, which appealed to the magpie in me! The actual bottle itself is just like the one pictured above. It's fairly plain and uninspiring really, however the red colour of the glass is very striking and looks nice when it catches the light. There is a thorny rose on the back of the bottle which can be seen through the glass which is another nice feature, but it's still not my favourite ever perfume bottle. It doesn't come with a lid and strangely behind the button is a sort of silver hoop. If it's meant to be a design feature it doesn't look all that good to me, and quite frankly it's a bit of a stupid place to put a hoop, right on the back of the button! It makes it difficult to press the button, but I've now become a master at pressing the button from a sideways angle!
Another thing I'm going to mention -although it's perhaps more relevant to Boots than it is to this particular product -is that when looking at the display, the tester bottle was a 50ml size, but the actual perfumes next to it were only 30ml. I didn't realise this until I opened the box and found my teeny little bottle of fragrance. The cardboard box that houses the fragrance is much bigger than the bottle itself so don't be misled like I was, as I came away feeling like I'd been conned! My own fault really, always check the size, I know I have since that little incident.
Onto the fragrance itself, and I'll try my best to describe it, although if you've ever done a perfume review you will know it's not always easy! The fragrance is a rather unique blend of citrus and floral scents. It may perhaps sound a little odd, but I find the combination works surprisingly well together.
The top notes of a fragrance are the scents that can be smelled immediately after applying a scent, and in this perfume they are pink grapefruit, blood orange and mandarin. As you would expect, this makes for quite a sharp, citrus smell, and I definitely think the grapefruit is the predominant scent. One thing I really like about this is that you do not get that initial alcohol/chemical type smell when you first spray, as a lot of fragrances are overpowered by this, which makes it hard to make out what the perfume actually smells like!
As the scent calms the middle or heart notes begin to emerge, and whilst there is still a slight tang from the grapefruit/orange/mandarin top note, the scent takes on a much more floral twist. When I say floral I am not talking a light daisy scent, rather a deeper, heartier floral. For a long time I actually mistook this for being rose (possibly swayed by the image on the bottle) but the middle note is actually Melati which is a type of jasmine with a slightly softer scent than your usual jasmine. As soon as I was told it was jasmine, it seemed to click into place in my brain, the exotic depth of the scent coupled with its warmth and hint of spiciness really means it could be nothing else.
The base notes are, as base notes tend to be, quite woody. Cedar, Sandalwood and something called 'Ambergris' finish off the concoction and retain the warmth and depth of the fragrance without becoming too masculine.
The strength of the scent is good - I don't spray too much at once, because it can be quite heady and strong at first, but it calms down quickly. The staying power is good too - it tends to last several hours and I like that once it's on the skin it stays there and I can smell it throughout the day. I know your nose gets used to scents after a while but there's nothing worse than spending money on a fragrance only to find that you can't smell it on your skin after five minutes.
There is something quite edgy and quite rock chick about this scent to me. Whilst it may not actually contain rose, I feel the image of a thorny rose and the jagged font of the text on the bottle fit with the fragrance perfectly. It gives the impression of something that is beautiful but with an imperfect, almost dangerous side, and I think that is perhaps a good way to describe this scent!
Whilst the fragrance is light enough for daytime wear, perhaps given the warmth of the scent it is more suited to night. I think perhaps this fragrance would be more at home in a rock club than at a night at the opera - I certainly wouldn't describe it as glamorous or sophisticated - but it is sexy, edgy, feminine and just a little bit rebellious. Cacharel themselves describe it as a 'Fruity, floral love potion' although I've never tried to seduce anyone whilst wearing it!
I personally think this scent would appeal to most age groups, although perhaps the more mature lady would prefer something a little more sophisticated and elegant. Scent is a personal thing though and everyone has different tastes, so I guess it's up to the individual.
The following prices are from the Boots website:
30ml - £21.46
50ml - £31
100ml - £43
I'd say that those prices are slightly above average, but I got mine on special offer and I think I only paid around £15 which is better value for money, and as it's quite a strong scent I don't need to spray lots on at once.
In conclusion I would have to say that this is one of my favourite fragrances at the moment. I love the smell, it's quite unique and different, it lingers throughout the day and I'm a little bit gutted I'm running out of it!!
Amor Amor by Cacharel is a sparkling fruity floral blend of mandarin, jasmine and vanilla, that celebrates love and seduction, newly found or rediscovered.