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While browsing Fragrance Direct for a bargain, I spotted this perfume for £4.50. Considering I hadn't smelt it myself before buying, it was a bit of a risk. After reading a lot of positive reviews I decided the risk was worth £4.50.
The bottle looks like it's been designed to look like flames curling around each other, and this makes for a really interesting shape. I bought this is in a 100ml bottle, which for £4.50 is amazing. You can also buy this in 15ml, 30ml and 50ml.
Due to the shape of the bottle, I had a small difficulty getting it out of it's box because it got stuck. I only had to tug it slightly to get it out though, so this wasn't a huge problem.
The scent is described as a having floral notes, sandalwood and musk. I'd never bought a musky perfume before, since I usually prefer very fruity and feminine scents. Just lately though, I've been wanting something a bit more subtle for daytime wear, as well as just having a different type of scent for a bit of a change.
When I first spray this perfume, the smell is overpowered by an alcohol scent, but as it settles into the skin, the smell becomes more musky and subtle. Although this is a musky scent, it's still very feminine, but in a more natural way, rather than an overly floral or fruity fragrance.
The woody smell comes through nicely, it's very subtle and doesn't make me smell like a shed! There are also underlying fruity tones along with a subtle spicy scent, which finishes off the fragrance nicely, and makes for a lovely exotic scent.
This is the only drawback for me; it doesn't last as long as some other fragrances that I own. This could be because this fragrance is more subtle than others, and blends into the skin more easily than more pungent scents. It certainly only lasts for a few hours, so it's great for daytime wear to the shops or a day out. In a warmer environment, such as a stuffy nightclub or pub, you may want to carry some of this perfume with you so you can top it off throughout the evening. You can buy an atomiser for this purpose, and I've found one on play.com for £2.88.
According to Fragrance Direct, this perfume RRP's at around £25.00, so for £4.50 I really got myself a bargain. I love this fragrance, but I'm not sure I'd pay £25.00 for it, since the lasting power isn't that great. For £4.50 I would definitely buy this again though, as it's a lovely alternative to my overpowering floral perfumes.
I'm very surprised by this fragrance, as I usually got for more feminine fragrances, and wasn't sure if I would like the musky and woody scent. But when I got this and smelt the first spray, I loved it, and will definitely consider buying musky fragrances more often.
Introduced by the design house of Revlon in 1997 Fire and Ice Cool is a light floral fragrance / This feminine scent posesses a blend of water florals sandalwood and musk and is recommended for daytime wear /