Product Type: Kate Moss fragrances
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A Velvety Hint of Seduction
Kate Moss Velvet Hour Eau de Toilette
Member Name: hanmillie
Kate Moss Velvet Hour Eau de Toilette
Date: 24/10/11, updated on 04/04/12 (51 review reads)
Advantages: Eye catching bottle, musky and spicy scent
Disadvantages: Smell does not last long enough
As an avid perfume collector, I must admit that whilst the smell of the perfume is very important, the style and shape of the perfume bottle is equally crucial. I understand that this perfume was developed in 2008 by perfume designer Emile Copperman and must admit that I had not seen it until I was given this perfume as a gift earlier on this year. Upon receiving it, I was instantly drawn to the delicate bottle and the promise of things to come, with Kate Moss as the owner this perfume wither promised to be a success or a complete, messy flop.
The Perfume Bottle
This perfume is packaged in a small and shiny dark blue box illustrated with paler blue in what appear to be wafts of smoke with the Kate Moss logo stamped on the front of the box. The lid of the box can be lifted to display the gem inside, a deep blue and almost jewel shaped bottle with a dark blue lid. This lid can simply be pulled off to allow the perfume to be sprayed with a standard push down spray.
The perfume can be purchased according to the amount required and comes in the standard 30ml, 50ml or 100ml sizes. As it comes in such a compact box, this perfume makes an ideal gift, the box ensuring that the perfume can be wrapped very neatly.
The manufacturers of this perfume claim that it contains scents which include blue pepper and freesia, bycashmere incense, sandalwood, amber, ebony wood, patchouli and nutmeg; these ingredients alone promise to give a musky and spicy fragrance. In my experience upon squirting, the smell is slightly sweet and musky which is perhaps reminiscent of the incense element, however as time goes on the fragrance settles and becomes deep and soft with the nutmeg and sandalwood scents being more prominent.
The scent itself is delicious, not strong enough to dominant a room, but subtle and feminine and gives a hint of seduction.
This perfume can be purchased very reasonably, and although I did not buy a bottle myself I have looked online and seen it retailing for £14.99 for a 100ml bottle from the Perfume Warehouse. This makes this perfume ideal as a day to day scent and means it does not need to be used purely for special occasions.
I think it is important to smell nice and therefore use a squirt of perfume every day regardless of what I am doing that day. The price of this perfume more than justifies this. Upon spraying I have found that the scent comes across as quite noticeable, however I have found that the smell of this perfume seems to die out very quickly over the course of a day. When sprayed onto the wrists or neck I have often found that I can only trace the fragrance at the end of the day as faint incense on the clothing I was wearing that day. This is not down to the amount used and so I now spray the perfume on quite liberally as a result.
Additionally, although the bottle itself is very pretty and delicate, the plastic lid lets the quality of this product down. The lid looks quite cheap in appearance and only masks what is a sprayer that has a tendency to spit perfume out if not pressed down hard enough.
Whilst I love this perfume, it is a shame that some of the minor details let this product down for me; therefore I am scoring a generous 4 stars out of 5.
Thank-you for taking the time to read my review.
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Summary: A gorgeous scent in a pretty bottle
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