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This perfume was a gift for Christmas last year which I greatly appreciated. The perfume is part of the Christian Audigier collections of Ed Hardy products.
The scent begins with a nice burst of a citrus smell. When the perfume settles down after a few minutes the Ed Hardy perfume turns more into a fruity scent. The main smell is almost like grapefruit and warm amber smell also makes the Ed Hardy perfume uplifting and makes me feel fresh and feeling good. A very light and fresh scent that you can wear every day. In my opinion the perfume is very casual and not really to wear for any other occasion.
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With this perfume its only really need to spray two or 3 times the you are set for the day because the smell is quite strong it takes quite long to ware off.
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I wear the perfume quite often but very rarely get any compliments on the smell and that is really how most of the time I know a perfume is really good. I do think though that when I wear it it makes me feel good and last most of the day when I wear it.
The traditional ED Hardy floral print is shown on the bottle and the colour of the bottle is pink. I think the bottle design is very creative but I have also thought that about every ED Hardy product. I think the designs with Ed Hardy can sometimes be very misleading because they always sort of have a punk rock with a bit of floral type design which isn't always appealing to everyone. I personally don't judge a book buy it's cover though.
The price of this perfume varies but Amazon prices are as follows
30ml - £20.00
50ml - £29.99
100ml - £45.00
If you are buying form shops rather than Amazon then give to take 5 pound from each Amazon prices is roughly about what you will pay. I think the prices for this are a little expensive since I only consider it a casual perfume. I think the reason for it being in this price range is because how popular the brand has become but for me it really isn't worth it when the are so many other similar smelling perfumes however I still love the smell.
the only bad thing about this Ed Hardy perfume is the smell is not distinctive enough but I still love it and would recommend it because overall it is a good perfume.
This is by far, one of the most delicious scents I have ever owned.
I received the bottle for Christmas, and it came with a limited edition Ed Hardy bag with the larger bottle.
The scent is fruity, sweet and feminine, and it isn't sickly or cloying in the slightest. It has hints of apple, mango, strawberry, grapefruit, amber, musk, and vanilla.
It smells absolutely gorgeous. Every time I've worn it, people comment on how nice it smells.
This scent comes with a downside. I'm not joking.
Every occasion where I have worn this perfume out, I have gotten into difficult situations with men! I have been with my partner for almost 5 years, and when I wear this perfume in a social setting, other men seem to go crazy! One guy forced himself on me, and tried breaking my fingers when I refused his advances! Other times, men have tried their luck with me.
It's some kind of wonder-scent, it might be chock full of pheramones or something. I'm not saying it's all the perfumes doing, but lets just say, I'm not exactly mens ideal image of a woman haha.
It's a lovely smell, if you can handle men throwing themselves at you, don't say I didn't warn you! :P
If I saw this perfume bottle in a shop, I truly would not buy it! I am really not a fan of the Ed Hardy clothing range as the tattoos and skulls theme is just not my thing. However I received this as a present. When I first saw what it was I (hopefully) subtly raised my eyebrows and panicked that I was going to have to gush a few fake thank yous... But I opened it up and tentatively spritzed the perfume into the air, hoping to be taken by surprise - and I was!
Given that I am very fussy about perfume (I like vanilla smells which aren't too musky and fruity smells which aren't too fruity... You see my problem!), I don't often expect to like most fragrances anyway. I've fallen for Benefit's Maybe Baby and Gucci's Envy, and not much in between. So my tastes certainly vary.
Women by Christian Audigier has a fruity scent without being sickly and causing a headache. Luckily it is also the sort of fragrance which doesn't start to smell funny as the day progresses, something I've found with other products. It is described as containing" notes of apple soufflé, mango, wild strawberry, rudy red grapefruit, freesia petals, watery muguet, linden blossom, warm amber, musk, tonka bean and vanilla pudding". Luckily for me I mostly pick up the apple, mango and strawberry, which are the notes I'd prefer to notice.
It is not the most expensive perfume on the market, so despite it being a present, I'd be willing to replace it myself once this bottle runs out. Despite the dodgy packaging, it gets a thumbs up from me!
Ed Hardy: Women by Christian Audigier, Eau de Parfum is very similar in scent to Britney Spears Fantasy only more subtle and possibly slightly more of a musk undertone rather than the full fruity tones of Fantasy. The bottle says 'Love kills slowly' so possibly not quite the right impression if you are buying it as a surprise present! Ed Hardy might be a global fashion and beauty icon but many might be put off by the tattooed bottle if that's not really your thing.
Advertising states that it is number one in many countries and I must admit I do like this scent with its fruity, sweet aroma but when it first came out it was on the more expensive side of the market at around £50 and still is in some shops. However now it seems the price has lowered (perhaps not as popular as they originally thought) and you can pick up 100ml for about £25 if you shop around or buy online.
The fruit scent combines elements of strawberries, mango and grapefruit as well as floral scents of Black Freesia, Water Muguet and Linden Blossom. A lovely scent that does last well, however if you like fruity scents and are on a budget there are others out there such as Fantasy that do just as good as, or better job.
Sadly, this perfume bottle wins a competition that is anything but flattering, as this is the most disgusting, ugly, off putting and tragic looking bottle of perfume I have ever seen, making you not want to try on the fragrance at all, which kind of makes it a hard sell... The design of this bottle is just dreadful, looking so cheap and tacky that it doesn`t help to throw names like Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier around, this just doesn`t work! But wait a minute, what about the fragrance itself, is there still hope?
I won this fragrance at a competition in a magazine some months ago, and I can swear to you that I would never have bought it by myself, as mentioned the bottle looks just awful, with that dreadful pink colour and those tacky tattoos... Well, sadly, the perfume itself isn`t that much better, as the fragrance comes off smelling very fake and sweet, not at all a classy and lovely perfume whatsoever! At first sniff, the perfume has a very tropical and fruity feel to it, with some grapefruit and perhaps peach, then the arrival of vanilla pops up, and it becomes utterly sickening and very off putting... After having sprayed it onto my skin, it lasted only two hours before needing another go, but hey, that was fine with me, as I really loaded the smell of it and wanted it to go away as fast as possible! The scent is sickening and tries way too much, and with that ugly bottle to pair up with, this bottle of perfume will never be purchased by me, it was utterly dreadful! You pay a little under ten pounds for a 7.5 ml bottle, so it`s not that expensive, but why should it be, as it`s so dreadful in every way? This is a tacky, way too sweet perfume, I recommend to stay clear of it!
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Christian Audigier's Ed Hardy clothing range is so not my cup of tea, so when my sister gave me her old bottle of ED HARDY EDP (aka Love Kills Slowly) I tossed it in a drawer and forgot all about it for a while. What I'm driving towards is that you should never judge a book by it's cover: I eventually found out that this is an easy to wear everyday fruity/floral fragrance, I'm not sure what I was expecting - a masculine, smoky fragrance, tinged with alcohol perhaps?
I love the scent of strawberries, so I love the long note of strawberry here; It is true-to-life and isn't as syrupy sweet as artificial strawberry can often be. Although the strawberry is the starring note I can also make out the mango. Just like the strawberry I'm pleased by how authentic the scent note is.
The strawberry notes are strong enough to burn through to the heart notes and mingle with the delicate freesia. Freesia's are quite sweet and vaguely fruity in scent anyway, so it combines with the remaining strawberry perfectly.The grapefruit note is very mild and seemingly watered down, but it does help to dissipate the sweetness, so it never becomes syrupy.
The sweetness gradually becomes warmer and more subtle as the amber develops. The rose isn't very noticeable, but there is a hint of a soft, feminine powdered note, which I'm guessing is the rose hiding behind the amber. I can also detect a undercurrent of clean musk, which also helps tone down the sweetness so the amber can develop a creamy tone as it burns down.
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Mango, wild strawberries, red grapefruit, black freesia, amber and rose accords.
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The bottle is a clear, glass encased in a pink card colouring. As mentioned above I'm not a fan of the Christian Audigier/Ed Hardy design range, so the tattoo inspired pattern on the casing does nothing for me. I also think that this style of bottle design is needlessly cheap for the fragrance's RRP.
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I was disappointed by the lasting power for this one. It wears close to my skin and has dissipated within three to four hours.
This does gets another tick on my mental check list for being wearable all year round; Though it is particularly perfect for spring/summer. It's sweet, but not sickly or cloying. As it goes close to the skin I haven't suffered from any migraines or sickness in hotter weather with this.
As well as wearing well throughout the entire year it can also be worn on most occasions; I like sweet perfumes on my 'off' days, whilst being close to the skin means that it won't offend colleagues and I think the long strawberry notes add a fun vibe, so happily wear it on nights out too.
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I'm a bit torn with this one: The wearability does justify the price [It's not too bad, but it's scent-a-likes are cheaper] and one of my favourite scent notes is used as the main focus.
However, I don't think I'd re-buy it for myself at the minute as it's expensive for such an unoriginal casual-wear fragrance. Also, the poor staying power is a turn-off. If I come across it on special offer I will pick up a bottle.
Ralph Lauren' Ralph, Paris Hilton for Women and Sarah Jessica Parker SJP NYC are all similar fragrances to ED HARDY, so if you own them then you can give this a miss.
I'd personally would go for Paris Hilton for Women over this as it's cheaper to buy, is longer lasting and the drydown is more multi-dimensional.
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There's also a make-up palette floating around, which contains a Ed Hardy perfume Solid and a Ed Hardy Love and Luck perfume Solid (30ml each), so is a fun way to try this to see if you like it. It's also a lovely gift idea.
RRP is £40, but many sites and stores [I've seen it in Debenhams and The Perfume Shop] sell it for around £20.
My husband is a fan of Ed Hardy and his iconic tattoo-laden designs, and he has one of his men's fragrances, which is how I discovered the women's version of this Ed Hardy perfume, which is designed by Christian Audigier (which is why it's known as Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier).
To be honest, the design of the bottle, as with many of Ed Hardy's other designs featured on clothing and bags etc, will not be to everyone's tastes - the vibrant and retro tattoo-themed designs will probably be either loved or hated, but personally I like the design of the bottle.
The bottle is very over the top and quirky, and feautres skulls, hearts and other tattooed Americana designs alongside the scrolled 'Love Kills Slowly' lettering and the words 'life', 'love' and 'luck' are blasted over the pink background.
On first sniff, the fragrance is very sweet, although not sickly, and I could smell a lovely blend of fruity strawberries and a citrus blast of grapefruit. Apparently there is also mango in the top notes of the fragrance, but I
couldn't pick this out. Amongst the fruity aromas were florals too, such as black freesia and lily of the valley (here called water Muguet, though they are one and the same flower!).
After about an hour, the fruity notes faded completely and I was left with just the florals, which were nice enough but quite uncomplicated until the lovely deeper base notes of the fragrance came through. The end of the fragrance is said to contain amber, vanilla and tonka bean, though to be honest I couldn't pick these individual notes out, aside from a slightly sweet kick from the amber at the end.
In terms of staying power, I found the scent lasted from early morning to around early afternoon, but by that point I had to give my wrists a good sniff to still be able to smell the fragrance.
I bought a small 7.5ml trial size bottle for just under £10, which was a good way to check I liked the fragrance first. There are 50ml bottles for £28 available in perfume shops and department stores, and also a 100ml bottle available for around £48. There are also gift sets available in this scent that include shower gel and body milk. Some Ed Hardy fragrances also come with a free record bag, but either they were out of them when I bought mine, or they weren't included with the mini bottle I bought.
Overall, this is a sweet and fruity floral perfume that I liked a lot. Although it's nice enough though, it's not my favourite perfume ever, and there are others I like more, so I don't think I'll be buying one of the larger sizes.
Don Ed Hardy designs - Are they iconic or just over the top?
Views may differ, but either way this scent makes you sit up and take note!
Ed Hardy seems to be all over the place right now. T shirts, embroidered jeans, hoodies, watches, shoes, bags, belts...You name it Christian Audigier in conjunction with Don Ed Hardy have made it. Where it was once thought of as a little exclusive, the Ed Hardy marque could be heading towards the masses, en-masse. Is it all happening too quickly and too much, just like Ugg Boots and Burberry.
I must admit that the one design I am quite partial to, is the iconic Ed Hadry 'Tiger' design, with his flashing eyes. But some of the more intense designs have really honestly passed by my style o meter. So when I first spotted the Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier, Eau de Parfums and mens Eau de Toilettes, I did grown and think 'oh no, there goes another brand jumping onto the celebrity fragrance bandwagon.
After all the graffiti tattoo based designs of Ed Hardy have made him somewhat of a celebrity in his own right, much copied and much admired.
The fragrance bottle is an absolute riot of colour and design and you really couldn't fail to miss it. As soon as I saw it on the shelves I wanted to try it out and see what it was like. Love Kills Slowly is broadly proclaimed on the front of the gloriously over the top container of the scent.
The words Life, Love and Luck swirl down the length of a twirling banner underneath the heart and skull graffiti tattoo designed Ed Hardy. Pink and yellow roses entwine around the banner and the whole lot is set on top of a fetching over the top pink background.
The tube shaped container box that the scent arrives in is the same pale yet bright shade of pink and the words Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier run vertically down the length of the tube and also around the tubes lid. Its not subtle and quiet, but it is very kitsch, over the top and kind of funky.
You do at first wonder if the scent inside the bottle will ever live up to the hype of all that over the top artwork and design. After all it has a lot to say for itself on the outside so whats inside the bottle needs to be better than good it needs to be great!
Well when I first tried out the scent it came across as very very sweet, not as sickly sweet as Kylie Sweet Darling can be when you first spritz it on, but nevertheless, it smells sugar laden. The scent is described as a 'Tattooed Fruity Floral' scent and the scent is aimed at being both vibrant and sexy.
The blend of ingredients within include strawberries, not just any old strawberry either these are the wild variety! These it seems to me, are what gives the scent its alluring sweetness when you first spray it on.
Tropical mango and red grapefruit follow on with a fruity and exotic kick to the senses. Black Freesia is mixed with linden blossom, which has been added both for scent and for its known soothing and relaxing properties.
Water Muguet, (which I confess I had to look up and found it to be great for strengthening your memory!) is also within the mix and once I knew what it was commonly known as I could really smell it within the scent.
Water Muguet indeed! A more beautifully delicate and scented flower would be hard to find when compared to the soft white bells of Lilly of the valley, which is the name we know and love it as. Within this scent it lends its soft creamy green sweetness to the mix and helps to play down the overly fruity tones.
The background scents of deep seductive amber, vanilla and tonka bean (which I have yet to smell on its own) gives the scent a bit more longevity during wear and smoothes the more fruity ingredients into a less heady mix over time.
Whilst the scent does have a decent long lasting aroma, I can think of other scents that have stayed on better. I have found that this does need just a quick top up spray to get the most out of it and ensure all day wearability.
The 50ml scent can sell for anything from £27 to £30 and the larger 100ml could set you back £45 to £52. You can also get matching body products including a body milk and there are gift sets that I have seen that include these complimentary items. I have also seen free Ed Hardy record style bags given free with some of the scents, so do watch out for those.
There is also a mini spray which is the one I got as a trial size, just to see how much I liked it. That is priced at around £9 for a small 7.5ml bottle. I know that wasn't cheap for the amount of scent within, but I wanted to make sure the sweetness of the scent was not too overpowering to wear all day.
I feel that the scent is more than deserving of a 4 star rating. It is sweet and floral but not as overpowering as many sweet scents. It has a certain staying power too, but I would have liked it to last just a little longer. Over all its a really nice scent if you like a sweet and fruity blend and many people compliment me on it when I wear it.
As an aside: There is a section on the Ed Hardy fragrance site where you can create a tattoo design and win an Ed Hardy gift set worth over £50.
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My mum brought me this fo last Christmas. I had tested it before and it smelt delicious! It has a sweet and slightly fruity scent to it and it lasts all day! i put it on at around 8.00 in the morning and my friends said that they could smell it at around 12.00 and when i went home i could still smell i. When it first came out i saw it when i was on holiday and it was pretty pricey but the price has gone down now, my mum brought me the gift set from superdrug and i think it was only around thirty pounds for a fifty mililitres showergel, a fifty mililitres glittery body lotion and the fifty mililitres perfume. I totally fell in love with the scent when I first smelt it and i was so happy when i found out that my mum brought it for me! i suggest that you dont hesitate buying and you will love it! When the bottle i've already got runs out i think i might buy a 100ml one because i can't live without the refreshing scent! I hope this review helps you!
The Ed Hardy phenomenon has well and truly hit our household, and love it or loathe it, I think, for the time being its here to stay. Personally I've not been a huge fan of the clothing line myself, however when the first frangrance was launched last year I couldn't help but be captivated by the unique tattoo styled bottle and incredible sweet scent.
Ed Hardy is the creation of Christian Audigier, a French fashion designer, who has launched vintage tattoo wear into the mainstream market. His designs are based on the art of real tattoos by Don Ed Hardy, an art graduate from California. Christian Audigier has also designed for Kookai, Naf Naf and Von Dutch.
When I first puchased Love Kills Slowly eau de parfum, it was retailing at £34.95 for a 50ml bottle, however it can be found now for around £29 upwards. This is available in most department stores and chemists.
I must say I adore every thing about the bottle. It is tall and slender with a girly rock chick style tattoo of skulls, hearts and flowers adorning the lid, with the Ed Hardy logo running along the bottom edge. What makes this bottle unusual is that the lid is the full length of the actual perfume, and when you remove the lid, the bottle itself is rather plain through which you can see how much product remains in the bottle.
The box is rather memorable too, so much so that I've kept it (I generally dispose of the naff boxes). It is long and cylindrical and has the same design as the fragrance. Its quite robust too, unlike some.
The scent is described as a fruity floral, and if you like a scent containing ripe red strawberries, then I almost guarantee you will be hooked.
It begins with top notes of juicy strawberry, apple souffle, which is nice and fresh and quite crisp. Other top notes also include red grapefruit which I can just make out, but also mango which is a tad lost in the riot of fruity aromas.
The flowery heart notes make sure that this perfume is not sickeningly sweet, and include freesia, water muguet and linden blossom. Of these the only one I am able to single out is the freesia, but they do make a great combination, similar to a whiff of hand picked flowers tinged with fresh ripe fruit.
While some of these elements may sound a bit too young or a bit too girly for some, the base notes of tonka bean, amber and vanilla really do warm up this perfume and give it a bit more edge. The scent lasts well too, a few spritzes and no need to top up for a good few hours.
I would have to say that this fragrance is definitely one of my favourites. If I'm feeling a bit energetic, vibrant even, I like nothing more than a few squirts of this uplifting scent to match my mood.
I will definitely have this on my shopping list when my bottle is starting to look a little empty.
Please test before you invest :0)