Product Type: Davidoff fragrances
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Echo-ing My Thoughts..
Davidoff Echo Woman Eau de Parfum
Member Name: angelboouk
Davidoff Echo Woman Eau de Parfum
Advantages: price, a light simple fragrance
Disadvantages: bottle, strong alcohol aroma, not much appeal, staying power
Released : 2004
Fragrance family : floral fruity
Echo Woman is an eau de parfum offered by Davidoff. A matching fragrance for men is available. Echo was created by Francoise Caron. Echo is described as being a 'light fragrance with alternating floral, fruity and woody notes - a dreamy moment, sensual and private'.
*Top notes - grape-raspberry granite
*Heart notes - osmanthus flower and iris pulp
*Base notes - crystal amber and violet wood
The bottle for Echo is rather unusual but not particularly fancy. The glass is shaped like a sort of uneven pebble with a silver lid. The perfume itself is tinted pink and looks really girly. I find the bottle to be a little plain and unexciting but on the plus side, it doesn't take up a lot of room in my handbag due to its flattened appearance!
~Price and Availability~
Echo Woman EDP is available from various online stores in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml sized bottles :
*Amazon : £14.62-£21.80 (all sizes)
*www.escentual.com : £40.03 (100ml bottle)
*www.scent-sation.co.uk : £19.95-£34.95 (all sizes)
I have tried a few Davidoff perfumes but they aren't perfumes that I would go out to buy myself as I find most of them to be quite average compared to the male Davidoff aftershaves. My bottle of Echo Woman EDP is part of my large collection of miniature perfumes. I believe this one was offloaded to me by my Mum or sister though I cannot quite remember as we all swap about on a regular basis.
I will be honest here - I'm not really keen on this perfume and I don't really like using it all that often. Dabbing some on to my wrist I am immediately aware of a harsh and overpowering alcohol aroma which simply isn't appealing and to me it screams 'cheapness'. It is a little nauseating and not a scent I appreciate smelling of personally. It is very clinical smelling.
The alcohol opening tones down slightly after a few minutes but is still there and successfully taints the other notes in this perfume for a short while. Eventually, a light fruity aroma becomes noticeable but isn't prominent enough for me to pick out any individual notes. It is quickly joined by a strong, sweet smelling musky aroma which is actually okay! It gives it a more mature feel without being too mature.
Less than an hour after application, the heart notes of Echo start to emerge. Here the scent is much lighter and sits close to my skin. The floral notes come through light, fresh and very clean smelling but aren't particularly special or memorable. They simply combine together to offer a crisp, green and slightly refreshing aroma which isn't too heavy but very generic. The heart is very feminine but subtle throughout.
The heart of Echo Woman doesn't come through very strongly and starts to fade within an hour or so. Unfortuantely the woody base notes aren't very prominent at all. There is a faint trace of sweet woodiness noticeable if a smell my skin up close but I would have preferred for the amber to come through a little stronger and enhance the generic woody notes for a more rounded, appealing drydown.
~Suitability and Conclusion~
Echo Woman EDP is light enough for day time wear and is simple enough to be worn my a woman of any age in my opinion. It isn't special enough nor does it have enough strength to be suitable for occasions, evenings or nights out but is more than suitable for wearing during warmer months.
I personally won't be rushing out to buy Echo Woman. It is too basic and light for my liking. I can't notice it on my skin after 3-4hours which is highly disappointing given that it is an EDP and should last longer. There is too much focus on the alcohol aroma and not enough actual scent to be of any use though others may disagree. It is a relatively cheap perfume to buy but not for me. I like something a little more complex and for others to be able to notice a pleasant scent on me but it just didn't happen with Echo Woman EDP.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a disappointing offering from Davidoff
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