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Ralph Lauren Notorious Eau De Parfum Spray for Women 50ml
I love the design of this perfume bottle as it is quite dramatic and chunky, it comes in a 50ml spray and the glass bottle is see through so you can see the liquid inside so know when to replace the bottle. The liquid is a clear and the perfume comes in a black box which is nicely presented for a gift or just if you want to buy it for yourself.
The top is a chunky square a rectangle with a black top and the spray trigger is gold so the black sets it off nicely, the bottle is also a rectangular shape and the words Ralph Lauren. Notorious are printed on the front of the bottle in black letters.
A 50 ml bottle of this spray parfum will cost you from £13 up to £32 depending on where you buy it from , so it really does pay to shop around and look online as it is available from places like Ebay and Amazon and cheapsmells.com.
You only need a little of this as it is quite an oriental flowery scent and lingers on the skin for quite a long time. It can be worn for any occasion as well as daily and is a light refreshing scent of flowers.
The top tones are pink pepper, blackcurrant and Italian bergamot which is quite a nice mixture of scents. Then the middle tones which linger after the first initial spray are chocolate cosmos flower, white peony and carnation and these give it a lovely flowery scent that lingers . I love carnations and peony as they are strong scents in flowers and this comes through in the parfum.
The base tones of Patchouli, musk and vanilla give it the lasting scent that you keep getting wafts of during the day.
Musk and vanilla and patchouli are very long lasting perfumes and stay for quite a while on the skin . I love vanilla as it is a nice sweet scent and this mixed with the musk is kind of a luxurious smell that gives it a touch of class.
The perfume is very well named as it is notorious in its unique scent. I paid £20 for my bottle and was happy to do so, I don't think I'd pay the full price of £32 but then with the internet ready available to shop on and get things delivered to your door, there is no need to pay full price on anything when you can browse around and find a bargain.
I love this scent it's one of my favourites, although the bottle is a little masculine I do like it's chunky appearance.
When I first saw this product advertised it was described as being "Inspired by the sexy and mysterious women of the golden age of film glamour".
It was the nicest and most different perfume I had smelt in a long time and it does have some sort of 'glamourous' smell. It has top notes of blackcurrant and base notes of patchouli musck and vanilla.
I don't like perfumes that have floral smells so when I discovered this it was perfect for me. The actual scent is quite light and when I have got used to it after a week or two of wearing every day I can never smell it on myself so I tend to take time out from wearing it so I can appreciate it when I do wear it.
The bottle is cute and looks great on your dressing table. The only downside when I first started buying this was the price. It was about £38 for 30ml although it now seems you can now get 30ml for about £15 in almost all the shops that sell it!!!
One shop told me that this product is to be discontinued, hence the price reduction, so I would grab this quick whilst its so cheap and before it's gone forever!!
After spending many months having sneaky sprays of my Daughters perfume Notorious, I decided to treat myself to a bottle. Being a Ralph Lauren fragrance I knew it would be expensive so I popped into my local Boots and was told it would cost me £38.00 for a small bottle, so that was out of the question. So I would have to keep having the odd spray from time to time.
Whats so special about this perfume you may well ask, well it is one of those ones that on first spraying you think, that smells nice, but it seems to get stronger and you can actually smell it on yourself, unlike some other perfumes.
This Ralph Lauren Notorious comes in a swanky black and gold box, very simple and plain, but looks expensive. On opening and taking the bottle out, it looks a bit blokey and could easy be mistaken for a bottle of aftershave. Being in a very chunky oblong glass bottle it is also very elegant to look at as well. With the square chunky top having a black square with the initials RL in gold on top, on the front it is plain and simple and just say's "Notorious" Ralph Lauren.
This perfume has a very fresh clean smell to it, but also a very strong scent as well. it is said to contain deep notes of black currant, decadent chocolate cosmos and sensual patchouli musk. Well I can't smell chocolate or black currants, but there is something sensual about the smell I do agree. When my daughter has worn this and been getting onto a bus from work she has been approached by males who have said that she smells nice ( not happened to me yet, must find out what bus she got!!).
I'm not one for musky perfumes, but I don't find that this at all musky when I wear it. If you are looking for a perfume bottle that will sit and look all girly on your table then this isn't the one for you as I said earlier it is very chunky and looking at some of the other female Ralph Lauren perfumes I noticed that they all look like this except for the fragrance "Love" which comes in a heart shape bottle with a pink diamonte on the top thats the only feminine one I could see.
I continued to hunt out a bottle of this by going onto different webites, shops ect and managed to track a bottle down quite near to where I live. We have one of those Factory Outlet Shops, which I never bother with as it always looks a bit of a mess whenever I go there, but was pleasantly surprised when there were selling the bigger bottle 50ml for just £15.00, now I was thinking is this a Del Boy version, but took the chance and bought it.
On getting it home and spraying it smells exactly the same to me and my daughter agrees as well, I don't know what the difference is but the one in Boots says "Eau de Perfum" ( and that size is £48.50!) and mine says "Eau de Perfum Natural Spray" so what the difference is if any I don't know!
So I'm very pleased with my perfume and would recommend this to anyone who likes to be able to smell their perfume still a few hours later, unlike some when I can't even remember if I put some on or not as I can't smell anything.
If you can get this for the price I paid I would recommend this, but I wouldn't pay nearly £50 for a bottle of any perfume. I'm giving this 5 Dooyoo stars for it's staying power as well as it's pulling power!!!
I've just noticed that Amazon are selling this for just £14.25 so thats great, I can get another bottle!!
Contents: 75 ml