Product Type: Chopard fragrances
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(Pink) Diamonds are a girls best friend
Chopard Pink Diamond Wish Eau de Toilette
Member Name: Donnabroom
Chopard Pink Diamond Wish Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Lovely bottle, Nice scent
Disadvantages: Bottle hard to open, cheap box
Chopard Pink Diamond Wish:
*** Introduction ***
Recently I received a free mini bottle of Vivienne Westwood Boudoir which I loved and it came with a mini bottle of Chopard Pink Diamond Wish. The bottle alone warmed me to it and I was surprised, (given how fussy I am about perfume), that I liked the smell too.
*** Chopard: A Family Firm ***
I had heard of Chopard before but I didn't really know much about them as a company so I decided to do a bit of research.
It seems Chopard was set up as a luxury watch makers by Louis-Ulysse Chopard 1860 when he was just 24. It seems that the company is based in Geneva and was run by the Chopard family until 1963 when it was sold to the goldsmith and watchmaker, Karl Scheufele. The business is now run by the Scheufele family.
Since 1975 the company has increased its range by adding ladies watches and jewellery, (mainly diamonds and very beautiful), accessories and perfumes amongst other things. Chopard have boutiques right across America.
The wikipedia page for Chopard is full of information about the firm and their website, www.chopard.com, is beautiful to browse around.
*** Packaging/Appearance ***
Personally I feel the box looks very cheap and tacky. It is made of shiny pink cardboard with branding on the front and information on the back. It feels cheap and doesn't hint at the beauty within. I guess this is a good example of "don't judge a perfume by its box".
The bottle however makes up for any inadequacies on behalf of the box. I would however like a nice box and a beautiful bottle but to quote Mr Jagger "you can't always get what you want"! The bottle is clear glass and shaped like a cut diamond with a sort of handle at the top which is silver coloured. The bottle has no flat bottom to stand it on and instead rests on one of the sides of the "diamond". It is very simple but very pretty too. The perfume inside is a lovely soft pink colour and again it looks very pretty.
I have to admit I find getting the lid off quite tricky but maybe that's just the size and the bigger bottles may be easier. I do like the little bottles though as they take up less room and I don't wear perfume often, besides little things are cute!
*** Smell ***
In the bottle this perfume has a light, fruity smell and I liked it immediately. As soon as I put it on it becomes quite strong and I can smell pears and citrus. It quickly calms down and becomes quite light and floral. After a little longer you get woody almost spicy scents coming through which balance the fruit and the floral scents perfectly.
I think this is perfect for daytime and summer wear as it is not too heavy and is fruity and floral.
Doing a bit more research, (thank goodness for the net), I have discovered that this perfume has top notes of tangerine, neroli and pear, middle notes of rose, acanthus, apricot and freesia and heavy base notes of amber, sandalwood and musk. Ha! I seem to have quite a good nose. Lol.
The smell lasts all day but would probably need reapplying before heading out for the evening.
*** Price and Availability ***
www.cheapsmells.com has Pink Diamond Wish for £14.00 and its RRP is £25.00, (for a 30ml bottle). It is stocked on lots of perfume sites so shop around for the best deal.
*** In Conclusion ***
I really like this perfume and when I can resist wearing Boudoir I will wear this instead and I may put a full size bottle on my pressie list. I recommend anyone who likes fresh, floral and fruity smells to try this.
Summary: A lovely light perfume
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