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Launched in 1999
Brand: Giorgio Beverly Hills
Type: Eau de Parfum
Classified as: Fruity-floral
Giorgio Beverly hills was designed and created by Alain Astori, who invented other perfumes for both men and women.
I discovered the perfume back in 2003, when I spotted it in the perfume shop. What grasped my attention the most was the design of the bottle, so I purchased it and ever since my first purchase I have become a big fan of the perfume.
== The bottle and the colour of the perfume ==
I was actually tempted to try it out, and that was only by seeing the bottle design, let alone smelling it. The bottle is made out of clear glass which takes the shape of women's silhouette or you can take it as a dress where it narrows down at the waist. Nonetheless it was a very elegant and classy design for the bottle. If you recall the famous G ad which was on show many years ago, you will see exactly the same dress worn by the girl in the ad.
The gorgeous bottle was complemented by a rather dashy lid which was made out of clear plastic which was shaped as a stylish hat. The colour showed beautifully in the clear glass bottle, it was a lovely lilac colour and again another eye catching element. I loved the bottle a lot and the colour looked amazing. This exquisite perfume bottle came in a metallic purple cardboard box with the Giorgio Beverly hills logo and the G sign on the front of the box whereas on the back it came the usual info.
== The smell ==
When talking about perfume we say "notes". This perfume is "crowded" with different smelly ingredients; this perfume scent is a result of combining fruits with floral notes and some very rare and exotic fragrances.
== The top notes: sweet melon, pineapple and strongly bitter grape==
When I sprayed the perfume, a gentle scent emerged, which smelt fruity. The first scent I recognised was smell of grapes. In fact Strong and sour grapes. The bitterness of the grapes was weakened with a splash of sweet melon to give it the sweet-bitter combination. This sensational combination of sweet and bitter is mixed with the exotic aroma of pineapples. I liked the final combination as it wasn't very overpowering however it wasn't weak too! It was a gentle yet astounding. The sweet, fruity-bitter combination merged nicely to produce a crisp, fruity and inviting aroma. It was very clever to add such ingredients as a top note
== Heart note: Orchid and peony, peach and ginger ==
This perfume settled down quite quickly. Unlike some perfumes, it didn't take long for it to shift into the second phase. I would say in 10-15 minutes the scent changed dramatically. Most of the top notes took their place at the rear while the second notes stepped forward to prove themselves to the world. These notes were the orchid, peony, peach and ginger. However, the grapes refused to return back to the floor hence the continuation of the bitter grape smell. The mild smell of the Orchid and the sharpness of the peony worked perfectly fine together, giving the heart note a specific aroma which balances the perfume perfectly. The peach and ginger gave that special touch to the perfume. It was Very sweet and fresh. The freshness came from the zesty smell of the ginger which added a touch of delicacy to the lovely perfume.
== The base note : sandalwood and vetiver ==
This is the best note in my opinion because all the previous fragrances are merged together with the base note to form this gorgeous fragrance. After 45 minutes, the
perfumes' smell shifted up to another gear, to another level. I could still sense the bitterness of the grapes however; it was much mellower than before. In fact the bitterness nearly disappeared leaving a subtler smell of grapes. The heart note gradually infused with the base note which was the strongest stage of the three. The perfume scent was muskier and warmer because of the sandalwood that gave it the woody/earthy sort of smell. However it wasn't dominating the whole perfume, because the presence of the sandalwood was shy compared to some scents such as the grapes. To accomplish the last stage they added a touch of a secret ingredient, "vetiver", which is a rare essential oil that is originally used in aromatherapy. This element opened up a whole new rich and exotic road.
== Ingredients ==
Alcohol Denat, Water/Aqua/Eau, Parfum/Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal,Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoaete, Benzyl Salicylate, Butyphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal,Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Butylmethoxydibenzoylmethane,Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Red 33 (Ci 17200), Ext. Violet 2 ( Ci 60730), Yellow 5 ( Ci 19140)
== My Opinion ==
When describing G Beverly hills in one word you can only say it is AMAZING! The perfume screams femininity starting from the bottle, the colour of the liquid and the perfume itself. It is Very girly, youthful and a playful perfume too yet it is very elegant, classy and sophisticated.
Each perfume reacts differently with every person's body chemistry, some perfumes didn't work for me but this perfume blended nicely with my skin.
The scent lasted all day so you do not need to reapply however, it's a lot milder that when you first apply it. Sometimes my skin reacts to certain perfumes and sometimes I sneeze a lot but luckily with Giorgio Beverly Hill G I didn't sneeze and the perfume didn't irritate my skin. I was so happy and satisfied with this perfume and I highly recommend it for everyday wear for all age groups.
I can describe the perfume as a complex perfume with the richest aroma. The fragrance is very exotic, fresh, fruity and sweet. It possessed the most unusual combination of sweet, bitter, zesty, earthy, woody, deep and mysterious. It is pungent, strong and stimulating but deep down it's mellow and smooth.
I can give it 5/5, it's full of femininity.
== Prices and availability ==
You can buy Giorgio Beverly Hills G from perfume shops and online shops, it is available in 3 sizes
30 ml EDP Spray for £9.99
50 ml EDP Spray for £12.60
90 ml EDP Spray for £13.48 but I bought mine from Wilkinson's for a bargain £9.99 so my advice go to Wilkinson's they sell perfumes cheaper than most retailers .
Un-wrapping a Christmas present I discovered I had been given a bottle of G by Giorgio Beverley Hills. I had seen it in shops but never tried it and so was quite looking forward to spraying it on my wrists and neck but cautious too as some perfumes can give me a headache which has been known to turn into a migraine. I chickened out from using it on Christmas Day as I didn't want to be ill and a week or so after sprayed some onto a card and thought , oh it's too strong for me. A few days after I looked at the bottle on my dressing table and thought perhaps if I spray it in the air and walk through it I will just get a mild fragrance rather than too strong by spraying directly on my skin. This worked well and I can now spray it on with no ill effects, so it is worth persevering gradually!
The box is a colour I love - a shiny lilac with wide stripes, with silver edges and writing. A silver G is on top of a red G. My bottle contains 90ml and is an Eau de Parfum spray. On the base it says Made in France and the ingredients are on the reverse of the box, otherwise it is plain.
I was quite pleased to see a shapely bottle when I opened the box, it is quite curvaceous, easy to hold and with the lovely shaped lid reminds me of a lady in a long lilac dress. There are a couple of indentations at the base making quite unusual, but very tactile. I say lilac as the perfume is coloured and the bottle clear glass so you can see the lovely colour and the amount of perfume you have left. I do find the lid pulls off very easily and does come off sometimes when replacing in the box - I like to keep my perfume in the box away from sunlight.
The fragrance was launched in 2000, so has been around quite a long time and is classified as a refreshing, gentle, floral fragrance. I discovered that this feminine scent possesses a blend of orchids, hyacinth and ginger, lily, and woody citrus lower notes and is recommended for daytime wear. I am not good at recognising all the fragrances but discovered that it features the golden Sundust orchid - a flower that blooms only once every few years - capturing the flower's scent among its top notes that also include grapefruit, white hyacinth and ginger lily flower. The middle notes combine peony and frangipani flower; base notes feature assam wood and soft velvet. They recommend the perfume style as young, glamorous and irresistible! As I'm none of those things perhaps I shouldn't have received it! But it also mentions mischief and I still can get up to that at times!
I do still find it quite strong when it first is sprayed on but as it goes through each level it does improve. Ginger lily flowers grew wild along the roadside when we were in the Azores! After a couple of hours it has a much nicer perfume which I do like, much sweeter and softer. And later still sniffing at my wrist it is a pleasant gentle perfume. I find there is a light fragrance after 4 or 5 hours but would need a top up for longer fragrance. I'm only down to her bosom so think it will last me months!
The recommended price is £40 but it is on sale online for around £11.75, but I have seen it at just under £10 and although mine was a gift I know they wouldn't have paid the recommended price.
Would I recommend it? Possibly to a younger person for day wear. Would I buy some more? No probably not, I prefer other fragrances much more. It's OK but not my favourite.
A womans perfume launched in 2000 with some form of tag line about glamour and spontaneity, youthfulness and mischief-urgh! to the tag line that is not the perfume.
I will admit the first thing to attract me to this perfume was the packaging anf the funky bottle which seems almost art deco in style-very nice to look at. The perfume inside the clear bottle with slanted lid is lilac in colour and the box is purple with a big swirly "G" and the remaining information.
It is quite a refreshing and gentle floral fragrance, it is very very strong when you first spray it but don't let this put you off it fades quickly from a harsh smell to a mellow subtle fragrance that lasts around 3-4 hours without having to be refreshed.
For me it is a daytime fragrance as it doesn't have the power to stand up to a nightime situation although on a lovely warm summers evening you could more than get away with wearing this to dinner.
The good thing is there are several products with this aroma available body wash and body lotion including which is perfect for layering the aroma thus making it last longer.