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Noa is one of my favourites perfumes and I've had a few bottles of this over the last few years - this is a perfume my mam had in her wardrobe and since she wore it I had to have it so I got my first bottle a few years ago for Christmas. The perfume has a floral scent and is very feminine and I'm really into a floral scent as with my other perfumes. I wouldn't say this perfume is overly expensive and is available to buy in chemists, perfume shops, boots and Superdrug and the 30ml average price is around £14.99 however if you look in the right places I've managed to get a 100ml for around £25. This is a perfume that will always stay in my collection of everyday perfumes. I only use a small amount of the perfume and the scent lasts a while. Overall I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a floral day use perfume.
I first tried Cacharel Noa when I was in my teens and I received it as part of a gift set for Christmas one year.
I have since had a few bottles of it, but when I looked for my latest bottle a few months back it seemed that I no longer had this fragrance in my collection.
I decided to ask for it for Valentine's Day from my fiancé as it isn't too expensive and he really likes this scent on me. I used to wear it a lot when we first got together.
He managed to get it in Boots for just under £25.00 in February, when they had a discount on this fragrance and a further 10% discount on all fragrances so I was very pleased with this.
The fragrance is available as an eau de toilette in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml bottles and they are still on offer in Boots or can be ordered online at www.boots.com.
The 30ml bottle is £14.99 in Boots (RRP £27.00).
The 50ml bottle is £19.99 in Boots (RRP £36.50).
The 100ml bottle is £29.99 in Boots (RRP £53.00).
The bottle is made from clear glass and is spherical with a dimple in the side. There is a white pearly plastic plate around the top of the bottle and inside the bottle there is a little round white pearly bead.
The bottle is nice enough, but nothing too special.
This fragrance was launched in 1998.
It has top notes of freesia, peach skin, peony and musk.
Its heart notes are white flowers, ylang-ylang and rose.
The base notes are coffee and incense.
I really love this fragrance. It is so nice, but quite difficult to describe.
It has a light, fresh, floral scent, opening with peony and then there is a slight sharpness with a real kick to it, which is from the white flowers in the heart. The sharpness doesn't stick around and you are left with a soft delicate floral scent, which is cheerful and uplifting.
I was surprised to find that the base notes were coffee and incense as these notes sound as though they would bring harshness to the scent, but I think they are quite subtle and they just give the fragrance a slight warmth.
It is a very feminine fragrance and it has good sillage. Other people seem to notice it on me moreso than with other fragrances. It lasts around 8 hours on my skin.
It is an all year round fragrance and I have worn it for work as well as for nights out so it is very versatile.
I would recommend this perfume. It is definitely worth and try and it can be picked up for a great price at the minute.
I've recently been collecting fragrances and being a bit of a vintage junkie I've been collecting ones that are retro in feel or appearance or that take me back to happy memories. My best friend of 17 years' mum is French. As a teenager i saw her as the epitome of chic and this is when I first came across this perfume.
I remember getting ready for nights out borrowing my friend's mum's perfumes and feeling oh so grown up with this one on. Now as i'm approaching 30 I feel I'm "allowed" to wear this for myself. So on a little xmas shopping trip last uear I decided to traet myself as Superdrug had fantastic offers on perfume and my 50ml bottle of Noa was £17.99.
The packaging suits the fragrance, subtle and classy. A spherical bottle with a pearlescent "collar" and a little pearl in the bottle.
The white musk in the fragrance is there but not overpowering and made more "expensive" smelling by coriander leaf, coffe bean and cedar wood. These heady notes are "feminised" by beautiful rose and peony.
Noa is usually advertised as floral but in my opinion it is spicy first and floral second. I am a massive fan of hedonistic scents such as poison and opium and although more delicate Noa certainly stands up to such fragrances as powerful.
Its only downfall is that when first sprayed the coriander leaf is powerful and there is a hint of curry about it, once settled however the balance remains and the fragrance stays put. My tip there would be to spray on a good half hour before going out and avoid using spicy based shoer gels or body lotions at the same time.
Definitely one of my all time favourites for day and night.
Cacharel is a fashion and beauty brand which was established in the 1960s by Jean Cacharel. The fragrance side of the business includes scents such as Lou Lou and Amor Amor.
Noa is one of the fragrances available in the Cacharel range. There is the original Noa (which I will be reviewing) and also a few other Noa variations. The original Noa is available in an Eau de toilette. Matching products are available but a bit harder to find such as a shower gel, body lotion, deodorant and bath petals.
The EDT is described as being "modern yet timeless" and also "clean, classic and utterly romantic".
Noa is presented in a small, rounded bottle. The bottom of the bottle is clear glass with a pearlescent, plastic neck guard sitting on top. A small, clear push down button is located on the top and acts as a spray. Inside the bottle, the clear liquid is joined by a pearl like thing which shrinks through usage.
Noa EDT has been created using 3 sets of fragrance notes which develop in stages.
*Top notes offer the initial burst of scent and mainly short lived. We are offered a blend of peony, freesia, peach and plum.
*Heart notes combine together to create the main body of the scent often lasting a few hours. Noa comprises of lily, green grass, ylang ylang and jasmine.
*Base notes round off the scent. The final trace of Noa on the skin should offer tonka bean, vanilla, sandalwood and corriander.
Noa is a widely available fragrance in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml sized bottles. Stockists are as follows :
*www.amazon.co.uk - £18.59 - £24.95
*www.escentual.com - £13.23 - £49.95
*Boots - £13.80 - £31.33
I love perfumes and own many which have either been bought for me, purchased by myself or off loaded to me from family and friends. I like the Cacharel perfumes so was pleased when my wee granny offered me a barely used bottle of Noa a few months ago. This is one of my Mums favourite perfumes and she purchased my Gran a bottle at the duty free last year. My Gran doesn't go out much so has little time or inclination to wear perfume and decided she would rather one of us grandkids had the bottle and she would use up other perfumes she had.
I do like the bottle. It is simple yet strikingly feminine. My bottle is a 30ml size so easy to cart about in my hand bag if needed. I don't use this fragrance regularly to be honest as I am a fan of vibrant fragrances but when I wish to wear a more classy, understated fragrance, this one is considered above many. The push down dispenser is easy to use and releases a quick burst of liquid onto my neck and
wrist. It dries quickly and I can begin to appreciate the Noa scent.
~Sophisticated Yet Subtle~
If you want a stand out fragrance Noa EDT is not for you. The initial spray produces quite a confusing, heady scent and at first I was unsure if it was me as it came across a little too mature for my 23yrs. Thankfully it settles quickly allowing the top notes to appear in a different light. Pleasantly light, the top notes offer a natural, fresh scent. I would say the freesia and peony are the most prominent giving off a floral burst of scent which is just right. The peach and plum mingle gently in the background, seeping through and offering a faint sweet aroma which is tinged the sourness from the plum. It is an interesting combination but it comes together well and is noticeable for a good 45mins or so.
There is something about the heart of Noa that keeps the scent classic yet with a modern twist. The blend of ylang ylang and jasmine offer a sensual floral kick to the heart and come through strongest to my nose. They could have easily taken over but I feel the modern twist is offered by the lily and the green grass notes. They lift up the scent and infuse it with an airy, fresh feel and to me, avoid it being too heavy or cloying. Being an EDT, I would expect the heart to last a few hours but I would say Noa surged through for 4-5hours gradually growing subtler as time wears on.
The base combination in Noa isn't the strongest and lets it down in my opinion. It has the potential to be an interesting scent thanks to corriander being added but it is lacking in strength. It starts off noticeable but gradually reduces until I can only detect it if I sniff my skin really closely. What I can detect though is appealing. The usual suspects of sandalwood and vanilla mix together to create a warm, comforting sweetness which is very natural. The corriander doesn't shine through much but there is a tinge of earth spiciness present which could have been more apparent. The base doesn't last long bringing the scent to a close 6hours after initial application.
Noa EDT wore fine on me but isn't my favourite due to its subtle nature. It is light enough for day time, meetings or work but for eveningwear it is a no no. I would say this would suit any age though perhaps ladies 40+ would appreciate its sophisticated aroma a bit more. It smells gorgeous on my Mum who is nearly 60 and Granny wears it well in her 90s so it really is versatile.
Noa EDT is a very affordable, available and pleasant fragrance. It lasts fairly well though doesn't deliver anything outstanding for me personally. I will use this bottle up I have and whilst I can recommend it you, I won't be purchasing a new bottle for my own use. It would make a lovely gift though.
Thanks for reading :)
I got lots of lovely new fragrances for Christmas, one of which was Noa by Cacharel. My sister bought me this as it's one she wears herself and I am always telling her how much I like it.
Cacharel fragrances are well known and popular, and one of my favourite scents is also a Cacharel one - Amor Amor. Before receiving this it wasn't one I had used, other than the odd time I'd stolen a bit from my sister!
The fragrance comes in a spherical bottle which has a pearlescent plastic disc on the top. The spray button is on top of the bottle and it doesn't have a lid. Inside the actual bottle itself is a small pearl - well I say pearl, I assume it's plastic - which floats about and gives a bit of an unusual look to the perfume bottle. On the whole though, this isn't a bottle I am overly keen on, and I feel that it would look better without the plastic disc on the top, as that makes it look quite cheap.
The top notes of this fragrance (the combination of scents that can be smelled when the fragrance is first sprayed) are Freesia, Plum, Peony and White Musk.
Often when you first spray a fragrance onto your skin, the scent is overwhelmed by the fragrance of alcohol, but that's not the case here, and the scent is immediately clear and detectable. When I first spray this, I find the scent to be incredibly feminine. It's very floral and I would say the main scents to come out are the freesia and peony, with perhaps a hint of the white musk adding a bit of depth. I personally can't really detect the scent of plum in there at all. The overall impression when initially sprayed is of a very light, feminine and slightly sweet fragrance.
The middle (or heart) notes of this scent are green grass, ylang ylang, lily and rose.
I find that when the scent has settled on the skin for a while, the fragrance becomes a bit softer and actually smells slightly powdery. The scent is a mix of fresh and floral. It's mainly floral with quite a soft rose scent to it. There is a slightly fresher, greener undertone, which I guess must be the 'green grass' and the scents work together really well.
The base notes of the scent are Incense, Tonka bean, Coffee, Sandalwood and Cedar.
Reading that list above, I was quite surprised as it seems a very unusual mix! I certainly can't detect any coffee or incense in there at all. I think the Tonka bean and sandalwood are the two most prominent scents once the base notes start to come out, as this scent retains a sweetness to it, but has a slightly woody depth.
I think that this fragrance is more suited to daytime wear than evenings as it is really light and soft, and I prefer something a little deeper and sensual for evenings or special occasions. This is a scent that I wear for work a lot, as it's noticeable yet not overpowering on the skin, and I don't want to choke everyone in the office with a heavy fragrance!
I think this scent is a bit of a classic really, and I don't think it's one that is geared towards any particular age group. Myself and my sister both wear it and we're in our twenties (and in fact my sister has worn this since her teens), but I think it is one that my mother and aunties in their fifties would also wear.
The staying power of the scent is quite good, I will take a rough guess that it lasts around five to six hours. I usually apply it in the morning before work, and I do find that near to the end of my shift (which is nine hours) it has mostly worn off and needs to be re-applied.
This scent is available in three sizes, and the following prices are taken from the Boots website:
30ml - £23.00
50ml - £33.00
100ml - £47.00 (although this is currently on special offer at £35.25)
I have the 100ml size and I don't imagine it running out any time soon - in fact considering I've had it four months and use it regularly, it looks hardly touched!
Overall, I think this is a lovely scent. It's light and feminine and perfect for day time wear. If you are looking for a floral fragrance that isn't overpowering or sickly, then this is one that I would highly recommend.
I think I must lead a bit of a secluded life, because, until I was bought this perfume for Christmas 2010 I didn't even know it existed. I have since done my research and found it in the top ten of quite a few polls, all of which conducted over a wide range of time, so it appears to be a bit of a classic which has been popular for quite some time.
Noa perfume comes in a shiney dark silver square box. Inside is a small round bottle, which is easy to cup in the palm of your hand. The bottom is slightly flattened out, which makes it sit easily on the side rather then roll off and smash! The only flimsy bit about this perfume is that the nozzle / dispenser / push down bit is really loosely attached. It has fallen off my perfume bottle a couple of times. It is easy enough to put back on, but it is certainly not secure, and without it you would not be able to get the perfume out. I'm not sure if this is a one off fault with my bottle, or a reoccurring problem.
The perfume itself is very subtle and mature. It has a really nice in between tone, so it can be worn at night or in the day and it won't seem out of place at either. It is nice and deep and has a really settled grown up scent, like you are comfortably sure of yourself without being cocky. The scent is said to be floral, but does not smell too artificial or sweet, just muted.
I love this perfume, every time I wear it I keep sniffing for another scent of it. I love it, and will definitely buy it again.
This will suit everyone-no wonder it is always on the best seller lists.
** Cacharel Noa - Eau de Toilette **
Cacharel is the brand of Jean Henri Bousquet. Jean Henri Bousquet was born in 1932 in Nimes, France. At fifteen he became a tailor's apprentice and in 1958 he opened his small workshop in Paris where he makes shirts. He calls his own brand Chacharel. While he focuses more on designing clothes in 1978 he comes out with this own fragrance called Anais Anais. Since the 80s several designers have worked for Cacharel and in 2000 the famous Ribeiro for Cacharel designed for the brand.
The Noa perfume by Cacharel was introduced in 1998. Noa is a luxurious timeless floral fragrance that represents a dreamy, wise and fascinating woman. This soft feminine scent contains a lot of warm aromas of flowers, fruits and nuts. According to the brand Noa let you shine. It is one of the most popular women's fragrance and is often found in various women's top ten best selling perfumes. The feature of this perfume is surely the luminous pearl that floats in the bottle. In Cacharel Noa you can find the aromas of peach, plum, freesia, coriander, peony, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang,
This is a wonderful and truly feminine fragrance. It exudes something of elegance. This is probably also due to the appearance of the bottle. The smell is quite present and stays with you for at least an hour or five. At first I though the perfume was something too flowery but after a while it was a perfect scent for me. You don't need much of this perfume and one or two little sprays is sufficient. There is in addition to the Noa Eau de Toilette a shower gel and deodorant on the market. It is a great fragrance but a bit pricy at 32 pounds for 100ml bottle. It is a luxury for me and definitely not for everyday use.
'Noa' by Cacharel is a lovely perfume. It really does have a wonderful smell from the first spray and through to the subtle changes which occur when wearing for some hours. I would say it is quite a modern smell but not overly so and is very feminine. I am confident that Noa will suite women of all ages.
On first spraying I find it strong, yet not overpowering. After ten or fifteen minutes the aroma becomes gentler and more flowery. Quite subtle, I would say. It lasts fairly well but I do suggest taking it out with you if you're out and aboutso that you can respray if necessary. I don't think it lasts for less than most scents, but sometimes it is nice to top up a little.
It smells floral, sweet, light and pretty. Although it's sweet it isn't sickly, in the least. This fragrance is ideally suited for summer days but wouldn't be out of place to wear for an evening out. I really would recommend this for all women.
Noa perle is made from rare woods and delicate peony, and fresh pink pepper is mixed with orange blossom and warmed by Benzion and incense. The orange blossom scent comes through after about fifteen minutes, or it seemed to on me.
The packaging is attractive, making it an ideal and thoughtful gift. The box opens out to reveal the pretty bottle. I think this is to mimic an oyster revealing it's precious pearl.
The bottle is rounded with a top that is pearl coloured and, like a real pearl shows different colours when placed in light or turned. This is topped by an attractive stopper. Through the glass a 'pearl' can be seen, floating about, adding to the overall effect.
Noa is available in 30 ml, 50 ml and 100 ml sizes of eau de toilette.
This fragrance is available from many stockists, but Boots have an offer on both the 30 ml and 100 ml size: 30 ml- £13.87 (usually £22.48) and 100 ml- £24.48 ( was £40.87) The 50 ml bottle is on sale at £31.00.
I was first drawn to Noa by Cacharel after seeing the advert on tv years ago where the woman balanced the bottle on her finger (yes I know I'm a sucker for advertising!) but I didn't do anything about it for a while until smelling a sample in a magazine.
I fell in love instantly and it's become my fall back perfume, everyone knows I love it so I always have a good supply!
The bottle is a clear sphere with a slight rib to the bottle and a little spray nozzle on the top. There's no lid though, so be careful if you tend to throw bottles in your bag. I learnt the hard way that if the nozzle snaps off you can't spray anymore and it's seriously difficult to get any perfume out of it.
The top of the bottle has a white plastic "cap" and the best and prettiest bit about the design is there's a wee faux pearl floating about in the bottle so it looks gorgeous on a dressing table or shelf. The box design is clean and subtle, so sometimes it can get lost on the shelves and shelves of perfume but it's well worth hunting down.
The fragrance is slightly sweet but so light and fresh that it's suitabe for day to day use, but is also different enough to use on special occasions too, a perfect all rounder.
The Cacharel website describes it scent as: pink pepper - crisp and fresh - suffused with the voluptuousness of orange blossom. Which in normal speak means it's gorgeous :) I always get lovely compliments when wearing it, always a good thing!
Price wise, even when it's not on a special offer deal this pefrume is fantastic value. At the time of writing it was £25.98 for 100ml in a Boots offer (normal price £39.15) which means a stock up for me!
Noa by cacharel is a fab everyday and special occasion scent for young women, a timeless and affordable classic
After smelling a sample of this in a magazine many years ago, I decided to buy it. I was incredibly impressed by the price - compared to many perfumes, I have always found Noa to be excellent value!
Partly down to it's excellent price, I have been using this perfume on and off for years. It's definitely 'my' type of perfume. Slightly sweet. Not at all sickly as far as I'm aware, and no one (people I trust like family members!) has commented on it - the only negative it seems to have is that it makes other people sneeze when I apply it! It's definitely a summer (or sunny day!) fragrance, but I use it all year round - brings something unique to Christmas events! It surprisingly works at that time of year too.
Unlike some of the more expensive perfumes, the scent doesn't seem to last all day - although it can still be smelt on clothes!
The Noa perfumes have a range of other styles which is lovely. Some with shimmer glitter (combine with the very reasonable prices, and this is ideal for a young teenager receiving their first perfume!), some 'body spray' rather than proper perfume, and a few other limited items.
The bottle is a lovely design - not too fancy (some go completely over the top don't they!), but the inclusion of the sweet pearl style bead inside the bottle itself is lovely - very unusual, but lovely. Even the box it comes in is subtly unique - it opens up almost like a flower. When I received my very first bottle, I remember keeping it inside its box, cushioned with its white tissue paper, for a long time!
Highly recommended, normally a bargain, but might be a bit sweet for some.
Noa by Cacheral is gorgeous both in appearance and fragrance.
Like most, I was drawn to the bottle because its unusual and eye-catching. The bottle is round like a crystal ball.
It is transparent and you can see perfume which looks like water.
Inside there bottle is a small white pearl, which is both unusual and beautiful. The pearl is able to move around freely inside.
This glass bottle comes in a white square box with Noa written on it in gold. It also says Eau De Toilette and in silver writing it says Cacheral. The box opens up like a flower to reveal the glass bottle inside.
The whole thing is an experience and I guess this is all part of why this is my favorite perfume. Because of the packaging as well as the fragrance this makes a lovely gift.
NOA is described as a luxurious, gentle, floral fragrance. This feminine scent possesses a blend of fruit and spices, this fragrance sparkles. It is recommended for romantic wear. It belongs to the family of white orientals and contains white peony and white musk.
There are so many frangrances on the market that whenever I go into Boots or other suppliers I end up smelling like a perfumery. We're just spoilt for choice now. But this is a lovely wonderfully fresh and musky scent.
That's a special combination. It is light enough to be worn everyday and can
be described as girly and floral and conjures images of dancing on a beach in a long flowy white dress on a summers day.
At the same time its got a musky undertone and zing that draws people to you.
A lot of male feedback has been extremely positive as well as female feedback so it obviously appeals to everyone.
I hate to give away my secret but this is the bets perfume and probably if I had to choose just one to wear forever it would be this one.
50ml Eau De Toilette for £25.00 or the smaller size is 30ml Eau De Toilette for £12.27
I have to say it was the packaging which first attracted me to this perfume . Lovely bottle....something mesmerising about the glass sphere with the little pearl floating around inside with the perfume!
Marketing ploys of using packaging to attract us customers aside, I must say the perfume did not disappoint.
Lovely, gentle smell. I'd be happy to wear this both for day wear and evening wear. Slightly sweet smelling, so I can see it wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea, but still not a bad little perfume.
I bought both my mum and sister some for Christmas and they both liked it. They tend to have different tastes to each other, so I was pleasantly surprised that they both enjoyed wearing it so much.
It's not bad price wise either, and , going back to the packaging, it would definatley brighten up anyone's dressing table with it's unusual, unique design.
Noa by Cacharel is one of my very favourite fragrances for every day use.
I first sampled this fragrance after it was given to me as a gift for my birthday and have regularly been buying it ever since.
Noa comes in a spherical bottle with a pearl like object inside. The bottle is attractive in itself and looks great out on a shelf rather than stored away in a medicine cabinet.
It has an intriguing light and floral fragrance; completely feminine and quite sweet yet not at all overpowering. You can add just as much as you like without it being too strong. It does however wear off quite quickly and therefore a regular top up is often needed.
This fragrance is absolutely ideal to be given as a gift as it is such an accessible fragrance. I have in fact bought this product for friends and family, all of whom have been most pleased with it.
I recently decided to buy myself yet another fragrance and I decided to call it 'a Christmas present to myself' and one I actually wanted lol
Noa by Cacheral, I'd seen in Boots for past couple of weeks on offer and was drawn to the bottle long before I was the fragrance! The bottle is round with a flat bottom. It's clear and the liquid is almost clear with a small white pearly like object in it. The top of the bottle is an opaque white colour, iridescent with a small clear push spray. Its so attractive!
About The Perfume....
Launched by the design house of Cacharel in 1998, NOA is classified as a luxurious, gentle, floral fragrance. This feminine scent possesses a blend of fruit and spices, this fragrance sparkles. It is recommended for romantic wear. This fragrance is made in France.
Pale cream square cardboard box With large Gold writing on it, telling me its called Noa , that its Eau De Toilette and in silver writing that its Cacheral. On the back small gold writing listing the ingredients and a couple of warnings telling me me its flammable until dry. Don't use it near fire, flame or heat and to avoid spraying in the eyes (lol), I've told you about the bottle already it was the biggest selling point to me lol
The Perfume describes itself as....
Noa is a luminous combination of white peony and white musk, warmed by benzion and incense for sensuality.
What i think....
Its sooooo gorgeous and incredibly sexy!
The first thing I noticed is that when you spray the fragrance a nice steady mist comes out every time, not too much and not too little. You can add more but you cant take it away after all!
To me the smell is light and very feminine.
Its very floral but nothing really you'd recognise. Its blended well and you couldn't say 'oh I got this perfume and it smells of this flower', it doesn't! Its a mix of things and has a musky undertone but it isn't a heavy over powering musk. Its very sweet, girly and reminds me of summer!
Its one you can drench yourself in if you so desire and it wont be too heavy. Though squirt not too much and it still smells lovely, clean, crisp and fresh! It don't take loads to smell nice, therefore its a long lasting one. However it does fade after about 3 hours and you cant smell it so if your wearing it 'out' I'd advise you to dispense some into a small spray bottle or buy the small size and stick it in your handbag for a freshen up!
I'd recommend this one to anyone, its a great Christmas gift for someone if your not sure of their perfume tastes. You just cant go wrong as far as I can see. I thought by the packaging of the outer box and the length of time this fragrance has been around that this would be more suitable for a more 'mature' lady. Then you see the bottle and any girly type woman would like it on their dressing table. My mum smelt it on me and said I hope you've got me a bottle of that!
50ml Eau De Toilette £25.00 Boots
30ml Eau De Toilette £12.27 Boots
Both offers are on offer in store at the moment and don't forget your advantage card lol
Everything about it is elegant. If your looking for a statement perfume this is not it. If you want to leave a smell wherever you go, this is not it. If you want a light , pretty airy fragrance this is you!
It has been a while since I have bought myself a new perfume and there are so many that I want. I did get one last year as a present for my birthday thought, it wasnt one I had ever come across myself but I suppose thats the good thing about presents. The gift went by the name of Noa by Cacharel. I have another Cacharel perfume called Gloria but hadnt heard of this one until then. I of course had to smell it and see if I liked it. I have since seen it in a lot of shops but never really see it advertised a lot.
Cacharel is a French brand which does clothing, accessories and perfumes. It was created in 1962 by Jean Bousquet. He was the son of a sewing machine seller and was interested in the world of clothes. He then went to college to learn about tailoring and launched his first label which did well and so then developed into Cacharel. In 1975 Bousquet invested with LOreal to make a perfume for the brand and soon their first fragrance Anais Anais was made although I dont actually like that perfume. As time went on the brand released more and more perfumes, Noa being one of them.
The box design for this perfume is nothing too complicated. It is in a cream coloured box and on the front in gold text it says Noa. It has the usual Cacharel logo in silver and the rest of the writing is in gold. I was given a 30ml perfume but the box is the same for all sizes. The box also has a list of all of the ingredients in it and the bottle size. I think it is quite a sophisticated looking box and I like the fact it is not too over the top and bright. It isnt a box that would catch a customers eye though and that is its only downfall.
The design of the bottle is yet again one that is not very creative but kept relatively simple. It is in a clear spherical glass bottle so that you can see the level of liquid left in the bottle. The top of the bottle is like a lid and is a thick pearlescent colour which is pretty and the top of the bottle doesnt have a lid fastening but you just push down the glass piece and it sprays out. I was quite shocked at how the little top sprayed out quite powerfully for its size. The bottle is easy to hold being a sphere and it isnt the most exciting bottle Ive ever seen but its nice enough. One nice thing is that inside the bottle is a pearl.
So now for the smell of the perfume, for some reason it sort of reminds me of Givenchy Very Irresistible but I prefer that to this. Obviously, being a gift this is not a perfume of choice to me but it is ok. It smells quite sweet, almost a bit floral and soapy. I think it would be appropriate for day wear or evening wear as it isnt too heavy but not too light just somewhere in the middle and it does stay on once sprayed I didnt have to re-spray.
The actual scent of Noa is white musk; it also combines fresh green with spicy coffee and coriander. It also has generous rose, peony and was launched in 1998. It seems like quite an unusual combination but it oddly does go together, I think the strongest part of the smell is the white musk as it is overpowering but I could also smell faint coriander. Id say the best way to some up the smell would be a mix of flowers and spices. It has powdery top notes of freesia, peach skin and ylang-ylang and a woody base.
I dont think when wearing this perfume too much should be sprayed. I feel with one, maybe two sprays this is strong enough and I can smell it but with anymore it could become overpowering and no longer nice and musky.
The perfume comes in the standard 30ml, 50ml and 100ml. It comes as an eau de toilette or an eau de parfum which is apparently a bit different. On http://www.strawberrynet.com they give free worldwide delivery and sell the 30ml for £19, 50ml for £23.50 and the 100ml for £34.50. The eau de parfum is in different sizes and is a bit pricier with the 40ml being £27 and the 60ml costing £32.50. They also sell the shower gel which is 200ml at £20 and the body lotion also 200ml for £15.50. Lastly, they do a roll on deodorant for £14 for 50ml.
http://www.supaperfume.com is a little cheaper selling the eau de toilette 30ml at £16.49, the 50ml £24.89 and the 100ml £33.25. It varies on the 50ml strawberrynet are cheaper but supaperfume is cheaper on the others.
A balanced scent of white musk and white peonies