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I received a 5ml sample of this that lasted me for around two weeks with three to four sprays per day, although I missed a couple of days.
I never got round to buying a full sized bottle as the perfume is nice but nothing special. It's just average in my opinion. It smells quite fresh, fruity and feminine. It smells quite young and I think it's directed at the younger market as more mature women (in my opinion) would say that this is just too sweet. The fragrance combines notes such as clementine flower, cassis, nectarine, wild orchid, orange blossom, musk, amber and woods. The notes come together to deliver a pleasant fragrance that is suitable for casual and/ or day wear. I would say that this scent would be far too light to wear during the evenings.
The scent smells rather fresh and fruity when you first spray it. It then settles down into a heavier scent - this is where the musk and amber comes out. The scent has average staying power in my opinion. I find that a few sprays in the morning lasts me until around tea time - if I do wear it for evening use I would need to top it up before going out as it DOESN'T last all day. This is a shame. I also dislike the bottle as it's a bit of a weird shape and it's not very easy to hold as I tried to pick one up in Boots and I nearly dropped it!
Overall this is an average scent in my opinion.
It's nothing special, nothing different.
I came across this product a few years back as my friend had it. I could never remember the name of the perfume, just the smell. Last month I was in Bristol with some friends and went in the perfume shop where I was asked to try a perfume, luckily it was this. Instantly, I knew what it was even before asking. It was priced at £22 which I thought was reasonable for a 50ml bottle. I didn't really care how much it cost, I would have paid much more just because I loved the smell. The one thing I like about the perfume is that it has a really unexpected smell. I thought that because it was Paris Hilton it would smell really sweet and overpowering, which it didn't. I just don't get bored of the smell, it is really refreshing, I can't help but think it has rasberries in it.
I happily paid the £22 for it, without hesitation. I was so excited when I had it because now I knew what it was it would now be my new favorite perfume. The smell is beautiful, with rasberries and what smells like citrus fruits. The bottle itself is clear with a shaded pink cap. It has Paris hiltons name on the lid, very faintly mind. The bottle, like I said is clear, but it has a small pink feather sketched lightly at the bottom, which I thought was cute with reference to the name. I don't really buy celebrity endorsed perfumes (with the exception of Britney Spears!) but this one was totally different, I actually love it!
I am always being asked what perfume I use, which is a nice compliment as whenever I use a perfume it will either fade quickly or have a weak smell. I like bold smells, I know some people don't which is why this perfume carries mixed emotions. I think this pefume does have an overpowering smell, however I do like this as it makes people notice that you smell nice.
In the bottle, the perfume is clear, while being sort of misty (I don't know whether this is because the bottle is misty or the perfume is!). I think that a lot of people will not like this perfume, simply because it is by Paris Hilton or that it just has an overpowering smell. The actual smell itself is very pretty, sort of girly. The box that the perfume comes in is lovely, it has a picture of Paris in a Can Can dress posing. It is black, with the bold red dress that Paris is wearing standing out. The box is rather small, but it matches with the size of the bottle. The bottle is 50ml which I think is a decent size, it lasts really long. Even on your body the perfume lasts around six hours. I like that you don't have to keep reapplying it, because it lasts long enough. I am used to the smell now as I use it often, however it is still nice when I spray it.
This perfume, like I said was purchased in The Perfume shop in Bristol. It is available worldwide, in all good perfume shops and online. I have seen that there are smaller bottles available: 30ml,50ml and larger bottles: 100ml. Obviously, the price will differ when the amount changes: the most expensive I have seen is £45 for 100ml which I still think is reasonable. It is available on Amazon for £20 for my size bottle (50ml). Thank you for reading my review.
Pinky X x x
Paris Hilton, great grandaughter of Conrad Hilton (founder of Hilton Hotels) - socialite, actress, singer and even a writer.
As with the majority of celebrities nowadays, Paris Hilton joined up with Parlux fragrances to release a few different fragrances. The first was aptly named after herself and more recent releases include Just Me, Heiress, Fairy Dust, Siren and Can Can.
*~*~*Ohh La La*~*~*
Can Can was released in October 2007 and followed on from Heiress. It was inspired by the Moulin Rouge film. Can Can comes in the form of an Eau de Parfum and matching body lotions are available. Using the EDP and body lotion together, creates a layered effect and therefore prolonging the fragrance on the skin.
Can Can is described as being "elegant but fun" and is blended with fruits and flowers in tone with other Paris Hilton fragrances.
Paris Hilton likes to promote herself on any merchandise and add a bit of herself to each design. Can Can is contained within a cardboard box which is simply white with pink writing. This box is then slipped into a more attractive cardboard sleeve. The cardboard sleeve shows Miss Hilton dressed to dance the Can Can and is bright and daring.
The bottle is rounded at the base and rather chunky before coming in at the neck much like a Terrimundi pot. An oversided clear lid tops off the bottle and is tinted bright pink at the top. Paris Hilton is written around the neck of the bottle and a simple, pink feather adorns the clear bottle.
Can Can has been created using different fragrance notes. The notes seep through stages to create a different scent on the skin as time goes on.
*Top notes - a fruity and floral approach treats us here with notes of clemantine flower, cassis and nectarine. Top notes give the initial scent and are often shortlived.
*Middle notes - wild orchids and orange blossom create the heart of Can Can. Middle notes can be detected for many hours in most cases.
*Base notes - Can Can concludes with a classic blend of amber, musk and woods. The base notes leave the final trace of scent on the skin.
*~*~*Availability and Price*~*~*
Can Can isn't an expensive fragrance and online stores tend to offer the best prices. Current prices as follows :
50ml - £13.00
100ml - £14.40
200ml body lotion - £5.95
30ml - £9.95
50ml - £13.99
100ml - £13.95
Fragrance is a very personal thing and what suit some may not suit others. I always like to sample a perfume before splashing out on a bottle as I used to just impulse buy and wasted money when I didn't like the perfume on me! I actually bought my 30ml bottle of Can Can after reading a review by Drewster. He recommended it and described it so well that I decided if his Missus was having a bottle, then I wanted one too :)
I actually spotted a bottle in my local Wilkos at £9.95 but with it coming up to Xmas, I decided I shouldn't really be treating myself! A few weeks ago though, I got a £5.00 discount voucher through from ebay and decided to put it towards a bottle of Can Can. One seller offered a 30ml bottle for £9.99 with free postage and all that was wrong was the box had a slight bash. I used my voucher and paid £4.99 and it arrived within 1 week. Bargain!
The box is vibrant and the bottle is pretty. It isn't as eye catching as I imagined something inspired by Moulin Rouge to be but its lovely all the same. I actually thought the feather was inside the bottle judging by the picture, but its embossed on the side. Can Can is quite a strong name for a perfume and my expectations desired something vibrant and striking..would this EDP reflect its titles nature?
Spraying some of this onto my wrist and neck invoked a rather strange response. I found Can Can to open up to quite a powerful and daring burst of scent that actually had my eyes watering. A heady sweetness overtakes and it reminds me of a stronger hit of Kylie Minogue Showtime. Within a few seconds, a rather nutty scent emerged adding an almond or marzipan type aroma. I wasn't entirely keen on this addition and certainly couldn't detect the florals that should have been present up top..it was a rather confused scent.
Thankfully the heady top notes subsided from my skin within a few moments and made way for a more pleasant yet still strong scent. A fresh and floral ensemble makes up the heart of Can Can and emerges as heavy and overpowering at first. It soon settles to a fresh and delicate scent that offers a subtle sweetness into the predominatly floral input. Although jumping in full force, it drys down to be close to the skin after 2-3 hours and remains at a subtle level for around 4-5hours in total.
The base of Can Can is, in my opinion, the best part of the scent. The top notes were too powerful, the heart never really got my senses going but the base was simply devine if not a bit too close to the skin to be detectable. The sweet and ever so warming note of amber is most prominent and is gently blended with musky and earthy wood notes. I feel it just sweet enough to be appreciated and the addition of the classic vanilla would have pushed the sweet level to far so I am for one, content with it not being present. The base notes were detectable by getting my nose up close to my skin for around 2hours giving Can Can and overall lasting time of around 7hours.
I would recommend Can Can for the younger generation due to its strength and fragrance notes used. Its heady opening would allow this to be most suitable for a night out with the girls and not really for day time wear or special occasions.
I am glad I bought Can Can as it is a lovely fragrance when it fully settles down. It was a bit too vibrant to begin with but that is really to be expected given its Moulin Rouge approach. It lasts well on the skin even with the smallest of applications..too much and it becomes far too strong! What I didn't really like about Can Can was the strange, nutty opening as I hate the smell of anything nut related.
Thanks for reading :)
I must admit I'm a Paris Hilton fan in the first place, and I was intrigued to see her range of perfumes when they were released. Paris is apparently a woman of many talents, and has tried her hand at many creative pursuits including writing a book, being a pop star, acting, and now creating perfume. Can Can EDP costs around £14.99 for a 50ml bottle which is a very reasonable price in my opinion. You get a large amount in a 50ml bottle and this will last for absolutely ages even if you wear it all the time like I do :)
This is yet another celebrity fragrance, from famous hotel heiress Paris Hilton. She is in the forefront of the media a lot of the time and has released several perfumes with her name leading the marketing campaign. The perfume comes in a fun colourful looking box with a classic showgirl look. This is just a sleeve cover though, and the main box inside is a plain white rather minimal affair, with an embossed pink feather design and the name of the perfume, along with Paris's name again of course!
Product description... Launched in 2007, Paris Hilton released her fourth scent "Can Can." Can Can is inspired by "the wild, wonderful world of Moulin Rouge." Can Can opens with the vibrant notes of clementine flowers, blended with cassis and nectarine. The 'naughty but nice' floral heart blends orchid and orange blossom. The dry down brings harmony, with soft musk, amber, and woods.
The bottle has a somewhat uninspiring style which actually looks just plain old boring. I was a bit surprised at this as Paris usually has a good sense of style and likes to have fun with colour and design. It is made of clear glass and has a rounded lower section. The lid of the bottle is also clear with just a hint of pink on the top. The perfume itself is also colourless, although it is easy to see how much is left in the bottle as the line of the liquid level can be seen through the glass.
Before I purchased this perfume I had been expecting something that would be attention grabbing, girly and fun. This certainly lived up to my expectations! It has instantly become one of my top 3 perfumes for everyday wear, and as soon as I put it on it gives me such a good feeling that I instantly have a happier mood and feel prepared to go out and shine. There are a lot of different scents blended together, with top notes of Clementine, Flowers, Cassis and Nectarine, middle notes of Orchid and Orange Blossom, and base notes of Soft Musk, Wood and Amber.
When first applying the perfume it gives off a beautiful overwhelming scent that is super sweet and full of fruit. I can pick out the tones of cassis and also a sweet sort of vanilla-y hint. In my mind it smells sort of like candyfloss and is definitely best suited for girly girls! The floral tones are soft enough that I can't actually pick them out but I think this is what helps to keep the perfume light rather than heavy and confusing with all those different elements. I usually spritz two sprays over my body, and then another spray over my wrists. For an Eau de Parfum I think this is actually a little on the weak side, and it works best when layered up so I usually apply a bigger amount than I would normally and spray this all over for a more full-on fragrance.
The fruity top notes last for a long time, and it is hard to pin point the time when it transitions into the deeper mid and base tones. There is a hint of the deeper almost musky undertones, but these do not come through very strongly at all. I apply my perfume first thing in the morning when I'm getting ready, and then by lunch time the scent has disappeared if I don't over-apply. The scent tends to last between 3-4 hours, and becomes slightly longer lasting if I re-apply and layer it up through the day. I don't usually top it up until I get home again, but if I wanted the fragrance to be noticeable all day I'd have to carry it around in my handbag and I'd rather bother with that as the bottle is quite a bulky shape. My bottle also has a bit of a badly fitting lid, I'm not sure if this is the norm with all of them but it makes me a bit wary of leaks.
This is a fun and interesting take on an everyday perfume. I really like the fruity touch and think that this gives it a bit more of a unique style that helps it to stand out from other fragrances. It's easily wearable and is a lovely scent for everyday wear during the daytime. It's still strong enough to wear on an evening out or for a special occasion and I really can't get enough of this seductive sweet scent. I wear it all the time, everywhere and it is very different to the other perfumes I have so it stands out and sems a bit more special.
I think this is an absolutely gorgeous fragrance and Paris has done a great job here. In my opinion it would be best suited for girls of any age from teens and upwards, but not necessarily the most appropriate gift for any woman out of her 30's as it is quite a young and girly fragrance and Paris Hilton is a very love-her or hate-her character! I wasn't sure what to expect but I have been overwhelmed by how much I love this perfume and will definitely be keeping it in stock at all times. It is an affordable price which makes it good value especially for the large sized bottle. Highly recommended by me!
**Can Can by Paris Hilton**
Perfume for that special lady in your life always makes for a thoughtful present, especially at Christmas - Due to the huge amount of choices available on the high street and online it's often a near impossible task to decide on a fragrance for your better half, especially if you decide to surprise her with something she hasn't worn before. Do you go for a classic scent which is established and well known? Perhaps a celebrity fragrance from someone in the public eye? or should you play it safe and just buy her a voucher from Boots so that she can make her own choice?
I've been with my wife for 10 years now and in that time she has worked her way through dozens of bottles of perfumes from dozens of designers and celebrities. In that time she has picked out her own favourites which she now wears on a regular basis (My Queen by Alexander McQueen and Alien by Thierry Mugler being two examples) and other choices have been worn until the bottle is empty and the perfume used up but have ultimately not been bought again.
Because I am the one who, for the most part, buys perfume for my wife I am quite sneaky when it comes to what I purchase and will often buy the fragrance which I personally like to smell on her. She loves receiving perfume as a gift and I know that I am onto a winner whenever I surprise her with a bottle and one of my own personal favourites that my wife wears is the subject of this review, Can Can by Paris Hilton.
Paris Hilton as a 'celebrity' seems to be a vacuous waste of space as far as I'm concerned, the daughter of the Billionaire hotel-chain owner Paris is one of those annoying people who thinks she is an 'entrepreneur'. One moment she is an actress, the next a reality TV star and recently has turned her attention to Perfumes and has brought out a whole range of fragrances complete with her name attached to them. How much involvement Paris actually has in the choice of ingredients for her fragrances is unclear but whoever is responsible for blending all the notes together in this particular perfume has got it absolutely right in my opinion.
**The Packaging and Bottle**
Taking inspiration from the Moulin Rouge and the flamboyant Showgirls of the French capital I have to begrudgingly give credit to Paris Hilton for coming up with a clever play on her name with the whole marketing behind this fragrance. Paris herself is pictured on the outer sleeve of the cardboard box wearing a bright red, feathered dress which obviously ties in with the whole "Can Can" theme and has a couple of large heart shaped lights behind her and she appears to be standing on a stage ready to perform the dance. The picture displayed on dooyoo above is the alternative packaging which can also be purchased and is perhaps the more understated design of the two choices.
The bottle of perfume itself is also quite understated I have to admit with its rounded body being predominately transparent but has a single feather decal and a pink glass top. Neither the bottle nor outer packaging are particularly sophisticated which I don't mean as a criticism but they are presented in a light hearted manner which gives an overall impression of fun and flippancy.
**The Perfume itself and what I think of it**
Probably not the most flattering of descriptions but whenever my wife wears this perfume I am immediately reminded of toffee apples. It has a sweet aroma which clearly is made up from deep notes of musk, wood and amber but is lightened by a blend of Nectarine, Clementine and Cassis. Vanilla seems to be a predominate aroma although this is not listed in the ingredients themselves and rather than being a floral, flowery perfume this is sweet without being overly sickly or cloying. It is an attention-grabber though I have to say and my wife has been stopped on many an occasion (usually at the checkouts in Tesco of all places!) and has been asked what that lovely perfume is that she is wearing so do bear this in mind if you prefer an understated, subtle perfume.
From my own perspective I love smelling this on my wife, once the initial burst of sweetness has dampened down the warmer base notes linger gently on her skin and I have to admit to finding it quite a sensual fragrance. It is warm yet sweet and fits my wife's personality perfectly and if I was making an analogy and comparing this to a person I would say that this someone who doesn't take herself too seriously, was playful and fun but was confident and in control. The scent seems to last for hours and due to its intensity when first sprayed and only needs a light application to be noticeable.
I would say that this was quite a young scent and would probably best suit the younger twenties to mid-thirties lady and is probably best suited to night wear than daytime although my wife is unconventional and tends to wear her perfumes at any time of the day. It is perhaps a little too strong for office wear or if you work alongside people at close proximity and could be very intensive if you spray too much on yourself. Less is definitely more with Can Can, a light spray on the neck and wrists is more than enough for this to be picked up on by other people, perfume is supposed to gently stimulate your senses not assault them! For a night out with a group of friends or an intimate dinner for two with your partner then this is certainly one to try out especially if you enjoy positive comments on how delicious you smell.
If I was making a recommendation to any of my male friends for what they should buy their other halves as a surprise perfume this Christmas then Can Can would certainly be on my list. I would say that you would definitely need to know your other half's personality though and her own preferences in perfume as someone who prefers floral scents may find Can Cans sweetness a little off-putting. For its price though there are bargains to be had with Can Can and a little smart shopping can result in finding this on offer online for a very reasonable outlay.
The RRP for the 100ml EDP (Eau de Parfum) is £36.00, bear in mind that Parfum contains a higher concentrate of fragrance than Eau de Toilette so if you do buy this for yourself or other half then do use this sparingly. Online though the 100ml can be found for as little as £16.80 on Amazon.co.uk and even less on Cheapsmells.com and FragranceDirect however don't let the relatively low price put you off this perfume, it may be cheap in price but it isn't cheap in smell.
I obviously can't comment on how this feels on my skin as I don't wear it myself. Different skin types react differently to perfumes anyway so even another woman can't say for certain if this will or won't cause irritation or if it feels greasy or uncomfortable. If you or your partner wears perfume on a regular basis anyway then this should feel exactly the same as any other and my wife certainly has no issues over irritation when she wears it.
In conclusion then if you have read this far you will no doubt be aware that although I am no fan of the lady herself I think Paris Hilton has produced a show-stopping perfume with Can Can. I love the smell of this when my wife wears it and at the price it is available for online I consider this to be an absolute bargain when compared to the higher priced perfumes she has in her (vast) collection. It's a five-star scent for me and is most certainly recommended to both ladies to give it a try and to guys to buy as a present for their other halves.
Thanks for reading my review; I hope this has been useful for both men and women to read.
I have so many different scents in my perfume collection and as Im trying to sort them all out - the good from the bad I thought I would try and review them as I go and there is quite a few good and bad ones in my ever growing collection. I thought over the next few days Id review one I actually enjoy wearing and really like as lately it seems Ive been reviewing scents I hate so I thought Id change tack a bit starting with this " Paris Hilton Can Can" which I got from a friend for my 19th a few months back but not long started using.
I am sure that this perfume is available in smaller sizes but I can only seem to find stores online that sell it in bottles that contain 100ml. However a 100ml bottle will set you back around £16 which I think is really cheap for such a large bottle of a perfume that is really nice. This perfume can be picked up quite easily both online from sites like amazon and cheapsmells & stores like The Perfume Shop & Bodycare - prices will vary depending on the store keep your eye out for a bargain.
The bottle for this might surprise people because its not all pink and girly as you would expect. As it is by Paris the are tints of pink to the top of the bottle and there is a cute, delicta epink feather on the front of the bottle but apart from that this is very plain and simple especially when you compare it to other Paris perfume bottles. The rest of the bottle looks a lot like an upside down light bulb with a flat bottom and is almost entirely see through which I like as you can see exactly how much perfume you have left to use. Theres nothing especially amazing about the bottle but it is understated and elegant - not what you would expect from a perfume with Paris' name attached to it. This makes a great addition to my perfume collection and it is something every woman will really like I think.
After looking around the internet I found that the main ingredients in this perfume are as follows: Musk, Amber, Wood, Vanilla, Cassis, Blackcurrant, Nectarine, Orange Blossom & Orchid and from those scents I would personally expect this to be a very citrussy scent but it isnt at all. This is one of the fruitiest perfumes I have ever come across which is exactly what I expect from a Paris perfume as all of them smell quite alike (with the exception of Fairy Dust). The blackcurrant and vanilla scents are defintely the strongest immediately and the are super sweet so I know some people will find them to be a bit overpowering straight off but it does quickly die down and the musk, wood and maber scents start to become much more noticable. That doesnt mean that the scent becomes any heavier though as it remains super fruity and light but with those after scents running through the sweetness. Its quite odd but it is very nice - try before you buy though as not everyone will like this scent. If you hate fruity perfumes then dont come anywhere near this one as it will be like your worst nightmare!! This lasts around 5-6 hours on my skin before I need to reapply and I find that to be about average so not amazing but not bad either.
I would recommend this for younger girls - 20 somethings as I think this is a younger scent that is incredibly light and fruity and I think if your older you prefer something a little heavier - that opinion comes from my mom by the way not me LOL. This would be the perfect gift for a younger woman in your family as it is a fabulous, summery, fruity scent that most people will really enjoy. I definately recommend.
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I recieved this perfume 2 years ago for christmas after smelling it on a perfume counter, the fact that it was Paris Hilton did put me off at first but the fresh, fruity, summery smell was what made me fall in love with it.
The bottle is very sophisticated and is now cheap, tacky or pink (well maybe a little bit of pink) it is a clear, glass bottle with a delicate lookingpink flower and a tinted pink lid.
When I recieved it the price of the perfume was around £26, however now for the same size bottle you can pick it up for around £12.50-£15.00.
It is a simple 'squirt' bottle, in which you press down the top and it will squirt out an average sized spray of the perfume, from the moment you do this the lovely scent of it is released.
It is a light fragrance, so is perfect for day wear as it is not too heavy, I also find this more of a summery scent than a winter one due to it being fresh and fruity, rather than musky.
An underlying scent I can also smell it a very light one of vanilla, though the fruity one is the most dominant one.
The scent lasts near enough all day and every now and then you get little wafts of it, which is very nice. I tend to use 4-5 sprays and this is what allows it to last all day I find.
I would highly reccomend this if you are looking for a new summery perfume, which you don't have to raid the bank for!
CAN CAN is described as being a blend of clementine, cassis, nectarine, black current, orchid, orange blossom, soft musk, wood and amber.
I think vanilla is included, although it's not listed on any offical fragrance sites.
CAN CAN is a very light & sweet fragrance, but the sweetness is made more adult and sexier by being close to the skin; it whispers 'come closer'.
The lasting power is good (although close to the skin), the price is very reasonable and I like the simple clear up-turned light bulb shaped bottle and clear juice.
The problem with the Paris Hilton perumes is the names. Both the fragrance names [cheesy] and Paris' name.
But if you judge purely on the juice, instead of on Paris herself, it's win-win.
** If you decide to test it in the store, apply it to your skin, rather then a strip. On the strip it smells like a weak vanilla fragrance.
On skin you'll be able to detect the subtle floral notes.
I have a lot of fragrances ; I prefer to buy them at Christmas time when you can get sets of mini bottles for a reasonable price rather than pay £20+ for a large bottle. I am a big fan of the celebrity ones ; I have Britney's , Christina Aguilera's , Coleen Rooney's and Katie Price's fragrances to name a few. Today , I am going to review the Paris Hilton's Can Can eau de parfum.
Every couple of months or so I do like to treat myself with a new fragrance. I love trying different perfumes as I think your fragrance says a lot about you. So one day , I was browsing in Boots sniffing different bottles of perfume , trying to find one I liked. I was torn between this one and Coleen Rooney's fragrance. I asked my friend and she said she prefered Paris' fragrance , and so that's the one I went on to buy.This fragrance is available to buy from Boots for a price of £18.00 for 100ml.
Paris Hilton is a famous American celebrity ; she was once most notable as being the grandaughter of the man who started the Hilton Hotels. However , despite already being a millionnaire , she now has her own business! She's had a go at acting , singing , and also has a lot of products to her name including the fragrance I am going to review.
The bottle is simple yet effective. It involves a clear bottle with a single pink leaf. It certainly has a sophisticated look to it , yet to look at I don't find it as appealing to look at , as much as Britney's Midnight Fantasy fragrance bottle for example. If I'm honest it looks a bit cheap compared to some bottles out there.
The ingredients in this scent include : clementine, blackcurrant , nectarine , orange flower, orchid , musk, amber and woods.
This fragrance smells very fruity with the clemintine/nectarine standing out the most. I can smell of hint of blackcurrant too. This is a very sweet eau de parfum , yet it's a pleasant kind of sweet , not the type of sweet you could get sick of. I think because this perfume is so light and sweet it make a great summer scent. It also has a fresh feel to it. I feel really feminine when wearing this scent , and would reccommend it for girlie girls.
I was disappointed with the fact that this perfume doesn't last that long at all! I like a perfume to last a few hours , but within an hour or so , it had just faded , which I thought was poor , as it isn't exactly a cheap fragrance. This was the only negative criticism I have as overall I like the perfume , however because of this I won't be buying this fragrance again as I would like more for my money ; by that I mean something that lasts a lot longer!
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September 16th 2009
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Before I bought this I was humming whether to buy or not, after all it was Paris Hilton!
But I was pleasantly surprised by the scent, it isn't a cheap, sweet smell, but a fresh, fruity smell. The bottle also is very sophisticated, a clear glass bottle with a single pink leaf. As I am often allergic to perfume aswell, the great thing about this is that it wasn't too strong so you didn't feel headachey and feel like you were going to sneeze all the time.
The advantages are that it is a fresh smell, which isn't too powerful and therefore could be worn by most. I think it would suit teenagers-middle age the most and not so much the older people as the fruity, fresh, a little bit flowery smell may not suit them as it is quite a young scent.
The disavantages is that the scent doesn't last very long once on, and wears off very quickly. I think that this is the only bad thing as a consumer that I can think off.
Overall I think that it is a nice smelling little perfume and well worth the price.
'Can Can' by Paris Hilton is the heiress' forth perfume entry. She based it upon a Moulin Rouge theme and the idea of cabaret; the bottle is of great elegance. The fragrance includes: Clementine flower, cassis, nectarine, wild orchid, orange blossom, musk, amber and woods. To me, the initial scent is very sweet but has a woodsy undertone, however, once it settles it is considerably less sweet and you can smell hints of the oriental edge she has tried to add as well as the citrus fruit. After an hour or so, the smell changes once again and I'd say it was more musky to which it stays until you change. Paris Hilton herself didn't create the perfume; it was developed by perfumer Jean-Claude Delville but based upon her ideas.
Compared to her previous bottles, this perfume's bottle is quite bland with it being plain with just a pink edge to it and decorative feather. The idea of the Moulin Rouge to me would make me design something much sexier, however, it's not a bad perfume but perhaps not if you like the stronger, bolder perfume... it smells extremely sweet, I must stress.
30ml - £19
50ml - £26
100ml - £36
Unless of course, if you buy them from online discount fragrance places such as fragrancedirect.co.uk, to which they are of less expense.
This review can also be found on Ciao.co.uk, under the same name :)
- Paris Hilton -
Paris Hilton is an american socialite who has been a model, singer, actress, and a TV personality on the very well-known television series, The Simple Life. Paris has also had a jail sentence in 2007 for being caught driving under the influence of alcohol. After she came out of jail she claimed she was a changed person. She reportedly made the Guinness World Records last year as the world's most overrated celebrity.
Paris Hilton has released three other perfumes before Can Can, Paris Hilton, Just Me and Heiress.
- Fragrance -
Can Can has been described as "elegant but fun" fragrance, inspired by the Can-Can dancers of the Moulin Rouge cabaret (this is where the name of the perfume comes from). The notes include clementine flower, cassis, nectarine, wild orchid, orange blossom, musk, amber and woods. When you spray this onto your skin you are greeted by a very, very sweet fruity smell. After a while it loses it's sweetness and turns into a lighter, slightly fuity smell. It's an okay smell which is quite casual and best for the daytime, but the lasting power isnt that great, so you'd need to top this up every couple of hours.
- Packaging -
In my opinion, Can Can's packaging is quite boring and dosen't excite me at all. The box is white with a few feathers that have been imprinted onto the box. "Can Can Paris Hilton" is printed on the box in hot pink along with a feather at the bottom along with the size of the perfume etc. The bottle is nothing special, a transparent glass bottle which is an arkward shape to describe, it's quite fat at the bottom and the tp is quite narrow. A pink feather is printed near the bottom of the bottle. The sprayer is silver and the lid for it is a tinted pink colour and slanted at the top.
- Price -
Can Can is pretty cheap, a 50ml bottle is just under £20, whilst a 100ml bottle is about £30. It is avalible in most perfume shops.
- Conclusion -
I would reccomend Can Can to young teens (which is who this perfume is supposed to appeal to) who like light, casua,l fruity scents.
An unusual name; very girly, very feminine - and again, incorporates the pink colour, which, you will find, always attracts women to perfume. We tend to see blue perfume bottles and think "heavy, strong scents" where pink appears to insinuate light, fruity perfumes - and it usually does too!
For me, the Can-Can was a disappointment. Having heard raving reviews about the other perfumes in her range, I was expecting to be pleasured greatly by this arrival, but although the perfume itself is indeed fruity, it is also more than a little mundane. In a blindfolded perfume test, I don't believe there is anything that would set this Paris Hilton perfume apart from a £10 perfume make from the local corner store.
For day to day wear where you don't particularly want your perfume to be noticed, or in clubs/places where body heat is overused, then this could be perfect, but for me, it simply isn't worth the money.
another perfume by paris hilton. The name can can follows the dance and it is said to mean gossip- a favourite to all girls. Both the bottle and box are quite simple and the feather motif featured on both add a sense of delicacy. the bottle is like an opaque white with a pink flower on with a diagonal triangle lid that is pink tinted. As for the smell i cant really categorise it dont get me wrong its nice but every time i smell it i have a differentr take on it. Sometimes i smell fruit blackcurrants and clementimes overtime i smell musk, cinnamon and spices.For some who like a paticular fragrance groupm smell let that be fruity floral or musk then this as a real mixture of all 3 . The scent lasts a while but gradually fades and as it fades the scent changes an unusual fragrance but nice.
Group: Floral Oriental
~ Introduction ~
On a trip into a department store a few months ago I was handed a free sample of Can Can Eau de Parfum Spray by Paris Hilton. Celebrity perfumes have flooded the markets in recent years and not exactly known for their sophistication though having made by nose Jean-Claude Delville who also created Happy for Clinique and Vera Wang for Vera Wang, amongst others, I was intrigued to find out if Can Can was any different from her previous fragrance, Heiress I tested last year.
~ The packaging ~
Certainly, the evocative name makes it somehow stand out from the crowd. Can Can (meaning gossip), the signature dance of cabaret-varietes in and around Place Pigalle, north of Paris, has long been the symbol of the so typically French decadent joie-de-vivre. The box is glossy white with pink writings and a delicate feather motive. The bottle itself is surprisingly simple, looks like a conical flask with a slanted square metallic top. The clear glass dons small pink feather motive on its front and its name on the neck of the atomizer.
~ The fragrance ~
Top notes: clementine, blackcurrant, nectarine
In the initial sweet sugar rush of various fruity notes I identify nuances of mandarin, cherry, melon and pineapple. The opening fruity and sweet fruits have a ripened in a fruit bowl / cherry jam / compote feel as a few moments later notes of other heavier fruits mix in as well such as peach and apricot liqueur. This mixture is soft, rich and sweet but isn't sickeningly heavy. Some 15 minutes later, I'm getting some cognac infused and slightly smoky roasted almond nuance as well, which isn't overpoweringly sweet or syrupy and also has a light streak of fresh, citrusy feel that lifts the heavy-ish spicy main notes. The composition is well-blended because the heavy essences seem to diffuse gradually upon application then fade somewhat as the more delicate but deeper floral notes emerge.
Middle notes: orange flower, orchid
The smoky-bourbon feel does go away after about an hour and the sugariness dies down somewhat as well. A gentle awakening of a delightful, rich, floral nuance that reminds me of candied citrus fruit and exotic flowers which gives the skin a gourmand edge and envelops it in a warm sensation, so ideal on a summer day when the weather is somewhat colder. The fragrance is an interesting composition in that the heavy gourmand notes nicely blend in with lighter fruity-floral aromas (passion fruit and peach melba to my nose) while retaining their gourmand attitude which is never overpowering.
The middle notes blend in with the remaining floral and fruity notes which, only holding a supporting role, make Can Can soft and powdery with a hint of creamy vanilla, caramel and nuts, a multitude of flavours only orchid is capable of producing. The fragrance retains this delicious phase for about 3 - 4 hours.
Base notes: musk, amber, woods
Having been wearing Can Can for about four hours, its sillage is almost completely gone, and the base notes start to take over. The dry down is deliciously gourmand in a mellow and toned down way. The lighter notes sit on a thin layer of subtly green, earthy woodiness that reminds me of the base notes of Lancome Hypnose's vanilla and vetiver, only heavier and more 'sticky'. Gradually, the long awaited woods appear, comforting and giving Can Can a sensuous, 'husky' feel, an edge that's rooting it down while the gourmand notes distinctly stay on top and create a creamy, buttery base on the skin.
~ Conclusion ~
Of course, Can Can does not come up to the excellence of L from Lolita Lempicka or Juicy Couture and its staying power is somewhat less than an eau de parfum. Having said that, Can Can is well blended and isn't 'in your face'. The interesting blend of oriental and gourmand notes make it versatile and wearable for many occasions. The fragrance is suited well for a cooler summer as well as autumn and fun evening wear. It's not overly sweet and the soft musk and amber base does suit many skin types provided you like gourmand scents. To sum up, a hit rather than a miss this time perhaps, of the countless celebrity fragrances that will not be remembered for a long time to come.
~ Price / where to buy ~
Can Can is available in most department stores and chemists such as Boots for £26 / 50ml Eau de Parfum or £36 / 100 Eau de Parfum Spray.
You can get it cheaper online at e.g. www.cheapsmells.com £15 / Can Can Eau de Parfum 50ml
~ Additional rating ~
Originality: 4 / 5
Composition: 3 / 5
Staying power: 2 / 5
Value for money: 3 / 5
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©powered by lillybee also posted on Ciao! UK
Can Can is an 'elegant but fun' fragrance, inspired by the Can-Can dancers of the Moulin Rouge cabaret. It was developed by perfumer Jean-Claude Delville. Like Paris's earlier efforts, it has lots of fruits and flowers, but Can Can takes cues from sexier oriental fragrances (the notes: clementine flower, cassis, nectarine, wild orchid, orange blossom, musk, amber and woods).