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Roberto Cavalli is an Italian fashion designer.
This fragrance, Roberto Cavalli eau de parfum was released in 2012.
I recently bought a perfume in Debenhams and was given a little gift bag with 4 perfume samples in.
I received See by Chloe, Calvin Klein Euphoria and 2 samples of Roberto Cavalli Roberto Cavalli eau de parfum.
~ Bottle ~
I only have a sample of this fragrance, but the full size bottle is oval shaped and made from clear glass. 'Roberto Cavalli', is written across the front of the bottle in black lettering.
The lid is gold coloured and has 'Roberto Cavalli' imprinted around the outside of the cylinder, which fits over the spray release button.
On top of the cylinder is the Roberto Cavalli logo, which is made up of the letter 'R' and then two interlocking letter 'C's - one backwards and one forwards.
I like the lid. Without it the bottle isn't anything special to look at.
The perfume itself is a golden colour.
~ Price and availability ~
Roberto Cavalli eau de parfum is available in 30ml, 50ml and 75ml bottles.
The 30ml bottle is £34.50 (RRP £35.00) at www.thefragranceshop.co.uk.
The 50ml bottle is £47.50 (RRP £48.00) at www.thefragranceshop.co.uk.
The 75ml bottle is £61.50 (RRP £62.00) at www.thefragranceshop.co.uk.
It is also available in Boots, The Perfume Shop, Debenhams and most other department stores.
~ Scent ~
It is very sensual. It is described by Roberto Cavalli as an ambery floral fragrance, which I would agree with, but it is not too strong or overpowering at all.
The notes are listed on fragrantica.com as "orange blossom, symbolising Italian femininity, sensuality and extravagance. There are also ambery - oriental nuances of benzoin, pink pepper, tonka and vanilla."
Something that made me laugh on fragrantica.com was a claim about this scent, "It is created for women who want to be noticed and who prefer to wear Cavalli animal print dresses."
I think that is a bizarre and crazy statement that this fragrance is created for women who prefer to wear Cavalli animal print dresses. I'm guessing that while some of us may want to be noticed there is no-one reading this that prefers to wear Cavalli animal print dresses and does so on a regular basis!
It is quite a deep scent with a dark mysterious glamourousness to it. I think it is quite a sophisticated scent and it smells expensive.
I have never smelled a fragrance similar to this one. It is very different from the other fragrances in my collection.
It is dominated by the amber tones, giving it quite a warming feel and there is a definite floral edge to it. The florals are light and delicate and give the fragrance a powdery scent, but the amber tones are present through to the end.
As the base notes are revealed I can detect the vanilla in this fragrance, which is creamy and gives a slight sweetness to the scent, but the sweetness does not take anything away from the mature, sophisticated scent of the fragrance.
I am really pleased I received these samples because I had tried this fragrance in store a good few months ago and for some reason I wasn't very impressed with it and decided it wasn't one I wanted to add to my collection. Now I have definitely changed my mind.
It is a really nice scent, but I think it is one that you have to be in the mood to wear. I think it would definitely be too heavy to be wearing when you are hungover!
I have found that it has really good sillage and I often smell it on myself during the day and it lasts on my skin for around 12 hours before wearing off.
I have only worn this fragrance as a day time scent, but I would definitely say it is more of a night time scent as it is so deep and mysterious and it is also quite heavy.
I'd say this fragrance would appeal to more mature women as it is sophisticated and it smells expensive. I think it would suit a more mature woman moreso than a teenager, who may find it to be a bit heavy.
I have been very impressed with this fragrance and find it hard to believe I wasn't keen on it when I tried it in store a few months ago.
~ Conclusion ~
I love this perfume, despite my lack of love for wearing Roberto Cavalli animal print dresses! It is completely different from every other fragrance in my collection.
It is warming and sensual with real depth to it. It smells expensive, sophisticated and glamourous. It is long lasting on my skin and I can smell it on myself all day.
I really want a full size bottle of this fragrance as I don't think my samples are going to last very long.
It is quite expensive, but being more of a night time scent I think a bottle will last me a long time.
The original female fragrance from Roberto Cavalli. A precious essence contained within a tall, elegant glass bottle with zebra and python skin print, topped with a jewel cap and encased by a snake coiled around its base. The floral oriental fragrance combines magnolia and red apple at the top, with wild orchid and cedarwood at the heart and drying down to the warm tones of sandalwood, amber and musk.