Product Type: La Prairie fragrances
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La Prairie Silver Rain Eau de Parfum
Member Name: angelboouk
La Prairie Silver Rain Eau de Parfum
Date: 03/07/12, updated on 15/08/12 (54 review reads)
Advantages: design, staying power, unique scent, high quality ingredients
La Prairie originated in Switzerland. The company specialise is producing top quality (and eyewateringly expensive) skin care products! They also have a fragrance range which includes scents such as 'Midnight Rain' and 'Life Threads'.
'An extravagant fragrance that hides its secret sensuality behind a cool silvery facade'.
Silver Rain has been created using the finest and most expensive herbs, flowers and essential oils from various parts of the world. La Prairie describe it as being 'seductive and provocative' but also 'elegant and enduring'.
La Prairie is presented in eau de parfum for the ultimate staying power. Complimenting products in this fragrance collection can also be purchased. The Silver Rain fragrance can be layered thanks to the release of a shower gel and a perfumed body cream.
La Prairie have created Silver Rain using three sets of fragrance notes which develop on the skin. Silver Rain is part of the floral/oriental fragrance families.
*'The Embracement' - the top notes of Silver Rain bring together various fruit notes including crisp green apple and blackberry. These fruit notes are blended with coriander and anise. Bergamot and lemon verbena also feature.
*'The Captivation' - the heart of Silver Rain takes a floral twist by offering red rose, magnolia and a white floral composition with a touch of plum.
*'The Seduction' - Silver Rain finishes with an intoxicating blend of musk, rich woods and rare spices including red sandalwood and patchouli.
A simple yet stylish bottle holds this stunning fragrance. The bottle is, as you would expect, silver and adopts a tear drop appearance with a rounded base which allows the bottle to sit neatly on any surface. I love the design of the bottle. I own a miniature which is identical to the full size bottle in terms of design. It made be plainly designed but it looks attractive on any dressing table. The bottle is robust and has a high quality finish.
*~Price and Availability~*
Silver Rain is available in 30ml, 50ml and purse spray sets. Stockists include John Lewis, Harrods and www.escentual.com. Expect to pay £64.00 for a 30ml and £94 for 50ml. Purse sets include the bottle and 3 x 7.5ml sprays for around £68.00. The body cream is £100.00 (!) for 200ml and the shower gel will set you back £64.00 for a 200ml bottle!
I love my fragrances and always get excited at the thought of adding a new bottle to my collection. I have previously reviewed 'Life Threads Silver' by La Prairie and liked it but if you want something a bit more special and unique, then you should check out the Silver Rain and Midnight Rain fragrances.
I was introduced to Silver Rain by my sister and absolutely love it. I have a miniature which takes pride of place in my miniature collection of fragrances. It is definitely the most expensive I own and therefore I use it sparingly and only occasionally. It is far too special to use on a daily basis given the high cost.
*~Raindrops of Pleasure..~*
A tiny drop (or spray) of Silver Rain is all that is required for long lasting, perfect scent. Silver Rain will not appeal to all and is definitely an acquired scent in my opinion. It offers unique fragrance notes which compliment each other well and create a scent like no other.
The opening scent of Silver Rain is quite heavy at first but never overpowering. The main top notes are the apple and lemon verbena which blend together to form a crisp, fresh and sweet aroma with a hint of bitterness running through it. This stunning blend is quickly mingled with the anise and coriander which offer a warm, delicate spicy blend. Whilst the top notes were noticeable on my skin, I could always witness a slight medicinal, herb like undertone which emphasised the 'unique' stance of Silver Rain.
A subtle sweetness from the top notes remained on my skin as the heart of Silver Rain graced my senses with its presence. The floral fragrance notes come into play and have been well selected to form an unusual, layered heart composition. My nose detects a deep, hearty rose aroma which is warm and inviting rather than fresh and floral. The heart notes are tinged with a gentle touch of magnolia to lighten the scent without detracting from it. A subtle sweetness flows through the heart and the overall aroma is stunning as the different notes mingle together but at other times they shine through on their own. The heart of Silver Rain is somewhat mysterious and is quite rich and romantic in my opinion.
After 6 hours or so, the floral notes start to fade and the base of Silver Rain captivates the skin. Before the floral notes fade, they do float around the woody notes that the base has to offer - an Oriental aroma presents itself. An hour or so later, the floral notes are gone and the base of Silver Rain can perform in all its glory. Whilst I love the entire scent of Silver Rain, I always look forward to the base note combination is it is very tantalising and full of character.
There is a gorgeous blend of fragrance notes within the base notes allow the scent to be powdery, sweet, woody and spicy whilst on my skin. The base is warm, comforting and beautiful at the same time. I love the spicy element to it - not sure which spices are used but it isn't your typical cinnamon and the likes - it is warm, unique and very special. The vanilla adds a creamy, natural sweetness to the base notes. The woody notes give the scent depth and there is a slight, earthy undertone to the scent which reminds me of the herb note I witnessed in the opening scent. I can still witness, albeit a much subtler, spicy/woody scent on my skin around 10 hours after I initially apply this EDP and much longer on my jacket/scarf which is excellent.
In my opinion, Silver Rain will not be suited to everyone. It is such a mixed scent which doesn't focus on one fragrance group. It gives lots of fragrance notes a chance to shine through and I do feel you would need to appreciate the different fragrance elements to enjoy this fragrance. I am in my mid 20s and my sister is in her early 30s and we both like it though my friend who is the same age as myself isn't keen. Definitely try before you buy or it could work out to be an expensive mistake!
Personally I find Silver Rain to be the perfect scent to apply early evening for dinner or a special occasion. Apply in the early evening will give the scent full opportunity to reach its peak. It remains consistent during wear and is always noticeable (by myself and those around me). It is very comforting to detect on the skin at bedtime - I find it very soothing!
Silver Rain is very expensive but you are paying for quality ingredients and a unique and stunning fragrance in my opinion. I always feel special when wearing Silver Rain and have been impressed by the staying power and all round scent that it offers. It gives me something less generic to wear on my skin and other than the high price tag, I cannot fault it. I love it!
Highly recommended - thanks for reading!
Summary: something a little bit different