Product Type: Herve Leger fragrances
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Herve Leger Femme
Avon Herve Leger Femme Eau de Parfum
Member Name: loopylis
Avon Herve Leger Femme Eau de Parfum
Date: 19/10/12, updated on 19/10/12 (93 review reads)
Advantages: Looks great, smells amazing, long lasting
I used to have a dressing table full of bottles of perfumes, but a few months ago I was gutted when I realised I had emptied all of them and had nothing left. I was browsing through an Avon catalogue and although I don't usually go for their perfumes, their double page on the Herve Leger perfumes really jumped out to me, mainly due to the fact that it wasn't an Avon one, but this was a serious designer, and secondly, at the time the perfume was on offer at £10 a bottle. Bargain!
Herve Leger, if you don't know, are probably most famous for their 'bandage dresses'. Super tight dresses worn by stunning models and celebrities that look amazing. I am NEVER going to look anything but laughable in a bandage dress, so the appeal of at least being able to smell like on of those women was what pushed me to order the bottle.
It arrived in a sleek, brushed effect silver box with Herve Leger Femme written in the centre. There is no fuss, just a very sophisticated looking box. Already I could tell this was a designer fragrance, and not just one of the celebrity perfumes, which seem to come in a cheaper looking box.
Inside, is a stunning bottle. Yes, I am one of those people who likes the bottle too! I am drawn to perfumes that have eye catching bottles, and this one does not fail to impress. While it is a fairly simple design, there is something about it that is just...wow. The glass is cut pretty thick, and the bottle is a rectangular shape. There is a kind of criss cross shaped through the middle and the Herve Leger Femme branding exactly the same as on the box is in the centre. The lid is a smaller rectangle shape, that pulls off easily.
The bottle does sound quite simple looking, and I cannot fathom why I think it looks so much more than it sounds. Maybe its the perfume inside that makes the look so much more. The fragrance inside is a lovely shade of pale pink, really pretty looking. Feminine, but not garish at all.
So, what does it smell like? Well, officially, the top notes are pink grapefruit and magnolia, the middle notes are woodsy notes and African orange flower, and the base notes are vanilla, cypress, and benzion.
The first time I sprayed this I thought I had made a huge mistake, it seemed very heavy, overpowering and strong. I am more prone to light fragrances, and this seemed way too much. Like a really heavy musky scent - now Im not too good at guessing a lot of these things - but I assume was maybe the woodsy notes?, but, in less than a minute, I was able to breathe a sigh of relief as the fragrance seemed to settle into my skin and become more subtle. For me, I think the smell I mostly pick up on is the pink grapefruit, but I do get the waft of what I can only describe as a sweetness, which I guess comes from the vanilla, but doesn't give off that strong vanilla scent. There are other scents mingled in, but if I am being honest, I have no idea what African orange flower, or benzoin smell like so I wouldnt be able to pick them out!
I usually spray 3 blasts of this in a morning, two on either side of my neck, and one on my wrist. I then rub my wrists together. I do this before 8am every morning, and at 6pm I can still smell it on my wrist, not as strong as first thing but the smell is definitely still there.
When I first bought this, because of the fact it was heavier than any of my usual fragrances, I thought I would keep this for nights out, but after a while I realised I couldnt resist spraying this every morning because I love the smell so much. My husband said this suits me much more than any of my fragrances ever have - he did say it suits me more as my older perfumes were maybe too young, and the fact they were still the kind of fragrances I had been wearing since my mid teens said that maybe it was time for a change. I think he pretty much told me Im getting old, but he buttered me up by saying how much sexier my new smell is haha!
I do wear this out on evenings and nights out, too. Spritzing a few more sprays over the perfume I have been wearing during the day makes it stronger without being too over the top. My friends have pointed out many times how gorgeous it smells and I have recommended this so many times already.
For just £10 for this 50ml bottle, its a bargain, and I would happily pay double for this bottle without hesitation. I just hope this is a regular in the Avon book so I can easily get a hold of it, as I use it so much I am already halfway through my bottle!
Summary: Smells as good as a bandage dress looks!