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A few years ago I left my job working in a charity shop. The lovely people I worked with clubbed together and got me a leaving present. What was most touching of all was that most of the people that contributed were volunteers. My leaving gift was Cacharel Promesse. I was not only overwhelmed at getting a present I was also really surprised at how much I loved the scent and I had never heard of this perfume before.
Very pretty and it looks like a present. The bottle is pink and it's super cute. It is rectangular with a metal cap and a little plastic loop at the top that looks like the bow on top of the present. It is a very simple but nice design.
Description from Casharel: A woman sure of her choices, a woman searching for everlasting love. A woman ready to take off with the man she has chosen on an unknown road, which undeterred of its daily twists and turns, she will define. A surprising road full of emotion, delight and laughter.
Blending zesty blackberry with energizing citrus with just a hint of orchid scent, Cacharel Promesse is an intriguing fragrance developed by the famous French designer Cacharel. The fresh citrus and orchid notes mix with musk, soft amber, cedar, and sandalwood to create a refreshing, yet fruity, floral fragrance.
I get a very fruity smell from this perfume. I normally prefer more floral perfume but this really works for me as the mix of the zesty citrus is calmed down a little by the orchid scent making it a more subtle scent as they work together with the musk.
I do however get a headache every time I wear this perfume. It took me a while to work it out but every day that I wear this perfume I get a headache that develops strongly throughout the day. I am allergic to citrus fruits and I get a migraine when I eat them. I think it must be the citrus in this perfume that gives me a headache but this is the only perfume I have ever experienced this with.
I don't like my perfume to be too overpowering and I find that 3 squirts of this perfume is just right. The scent lasts a full day at work although does dwindle towards the end of the day. As I say I get a headache when wearing this perfume and so it must be fairly strong and it does have descent staying power.
I got this perfume as a present but for the purpose of this review I have looked into what price this is and I have been very surprised with what I found - 50ml currently on Amazon at £67.33. The product was launched in 2005. From the internet research that I have done I have found that this product now discontinued and this is the reason for Amazon charging such a high price. It looks as though 50ml used to sell for around £16 from Boots.
I like this perfume but cannot wear it as it gives me such bad headaches. As a result I am not too disappointed that this perfume is now discontinued.
Cacharel is a French brand which creates perfumes amongst other things. Some of the brands now famous creations include Amor Amor and Anais Anais but this is one of my favourite fragrances produced by the company
Promesse is designed to communicate love and all the emotions that go with it. It is an invigorating yet delicate aroma which is supposed to symbolise a women in love and her commitment, determination and passion. For me, a perfume either smells lovely or not. But hats off to the perfume companies for coming up with these whimsical stories to catch our interest.
This fragrance is very feminine and sweet. I don't think it's one for the feisty, ambitious ladies out there but more for the quiet, girly ones who like all things pink. It is delicate but noticeable and fairly long lasting. I can still smell in on a scarf a few days after I have used it. It's fresh and subtle enough to make it suitable to wear in the day time.
The fragrance has fruity Top Notes of Black Currant, Mandarin and Bergamot and floral Middles Notes of Orchid and Jasmine. The base notes consist of Amber, Sandalwood, Musk and Cedar.
Now I'll be the first to admit that that concoction doesn't sound the nicest. When you read it, it sounds like Cacharel have thrown everything they can think of into the mixture.
But as peculiar as that group sounds, it definitely works. It the kind of perfume that is inoffensive and will get you compliments. The list of base notes sound very heavy but I can't really smell them. It is the sweet fruit that I detect and an almost sugary, syrup aroma.
The fragrance comes in a bottle that is translucent and a gorgeous baby pink colour which is cut to look like a precious stone. The lid is silver and has a lovely pink loop on the top. The fragrance looks both elegant and expensive when on display.
You can buy the fragrance in a range of sizes including 30ml, 50ml and 100ml. Promesse starts at around £15 for the 30ml bottle and then the price steadily increases as the price does. The fragrance is available from most large department stores, perfume shops and it can also be found on many online websites.
I've bought two bottles of this perfume altogether. After receiving a free sample I was immediately hooked and bought my first bottle shortly after. On my second bottle, the spray function was faulty. It didn't come out as a mist. Instead, it was more like being shot at by a water gun with a surprisingly long range! It led to marks on my clothes and made it difficult to use which is why I moved onto another brand. But I'm sure I was just unlucky with that particular bottle.
All in all, this is a deliciously sweet and feminine fragrance that will look classy on display. The fragrance is long lasting and you won't need to apply much to get the desired results. If you like sweet smelling fragrances, then you may like to give this fragrance a go.
I first bought Cacharel three years ago and I have kept buying it since because it is simply my favourite perfume out there. I'll try and describe the smell. It is supposed to be based on the scent of blackberries, but it also has notes of citrus, jasmine and orchid which makes it less fruity and slightly floral. It's quite a sweet smell, without being sickly. Other notes include sandalwood, cedar, mandarin and bergamot. Its bottle is purple, and I suppose one way to describe the fragrance is to say it smells purple, if you get what I mean. I wear Promesse during the winter specifically, as it's quite a wintry/autumnal scent for me, probably because of the blackberries. I switch to something fresher for summer, which means when I smell Promesse I'm flooded with memories of Christmas. I suggest you buy this and do the same. The bottle is really cute and looks good on my dressing table, and the price is very good for a high-end perfume, a small bottle costing around £15. Buy this perfume if you're a passionate, determined woman who wants to sparkle with a fragrance that's distinctive but doesn't overwhelm.