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Diesel Fuel for Life Femme Eau de Parfum
Member Name: alyson29
Diesel Fuel for Life Femme Eau de Parfum
Date: 31/03/12, updated on 31/03/12 (72 review reads)
Advantages: Absolutely stunning fragrance and superb staying power
Disadvantages: The tacky packaging
~~ APPEARANCE ~~
I would not describe the appearance of the transparent glass bottle as aesthetically pleasing as for some reason the designer has chosen to cover the bottle with an elasticated lacy white jacket. I find this a little tacky as its appearance always reminds me of the net that can be found on a joint of raw beef! I haven't got the heart to remove it, particularly as this was a present, but I feel it looks somewhat tacky and detracts the eyes from the bottle within. The bottle itself is fairly simplistic with its smooth curves, but again I feel the designer has gone over the top with the information provided on the front where the name of the fragrance, together with the bottle size and the words "use with caution" have been etched with bold golden coloured lettering.
~~ USING THE EAU DE PARFUM ~~
The golden coloured lid easily lifts of and clips tightly back into place when not in use, so there is no risk of it detaching itself whilst the bottle is being transported. I find the bottle rather difficult to hold whilst it wears its lacy jacket as the twine used to create the cover tends to slide upwards so a good grip is needed otherwise I fear the bottle is going to fall out of my hands and subsequently smash. I must admit that I knew absolutely nothing about this fragrance until I received it from my sister and felt awful that my initial thoughts were nothing but negative. However, after spraying the fragrance, which is released in a fine mist by way of the pump dispenser I was totally amazed at the aroma that greeted me where it opens with top notes of mandarin and pink pepper.
The zestiness of the mandarin was evident, but it was very subtle and I presume it was the pink pepper that dominated the initial notes. I cannot admit to the aroma being uplifting despite the presence of mandarin, but I found it warming as well as being very favourable. It is impossible for me to make a comparison with any other fragrance I've used, as I find the aroma unique and very sensual. Within a few minutes the heart notes begin to swirl into recognition where I am able to detect the delightful floral hints of jasmine together with a touch of blackcurrant, which offers a slight sweetness without being cloying. After approximately an hour the base notes, which remain the longest were evident where I could detect two of my favourite aromas, namely patchouli and musk. These final notes work in perfect harmony and create a stunning feminine and very romantic fragrance, which offers the most superb staying power as I find that one application to my pulse points in the morning is sufficient for the entire day.
~~ IN CONCLUSION ~~
My initial and rather negative thoughts of this fragrance solely due to its appearance were proved incorrect and I must admit that I am very taken by this beautiful eau de parfum. This is definitely the perfect choice for those that love the aroma of musk as it is absolutely delightful and suited for both daytime and evening use and would be perfect for women aged 20 years and upwards.
Whilst I was totally unimpressed with the silly lace jacket covering the bottle I cannot remove any stars as the aroma as well as the longevity far outweigh this issue and for that reason Diesel Fuel For Life receives 5 stars from me together with a high recommendation.
~~ PRICE AND AVAILABILITY ~~
I have checked online for the best prices and at the time of writing the internet company Cheap Smells is offering the 50ml bottle for £30.50 with the 75ml bottle for £44.50. However, an offer that has caught my eyes whilst obtaining prices for this review is the gift set where you can obtain a 50ml bottle of fragrance, 50ml body lotion, 50ml shower gel and a 1.5ml bottle of fragrance, which I think is fabulous value for money.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
This review appears on both Dooyoo and Ciao under the same user name.
Summary: An absolutely spell-bounding sensual and romantic fragrance from Diesel
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