Product Type: Sarah Jessica Parker fragrances
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Smells much better than a foot!
Sarah Jessica Parker Covet Eau de Parfum
Member Name: famouslastwords
Sarah Jessica Parker Covet Eau de Parfum
Date: 28/12/08, updated on 28/12/08 (161 review reads)
Advantages: Lovely lasting fragrance, with chocolate
Disadvantages: Cheap looking bottle
I love my family. They try so hard to get amazing presents which we will all love and enjoy. However, try as hard as they do - sometimes they get it wrong, very wrong. I know this isn't a popular view, but I just can't stand Sex and the City. Im a girl, and i try to be one of the girls... but that show just doesn't do anything for me. As much as I could go on, that's for another review! But when I opened this, I donned a big grin but to be honest I wasn't impressed to get the perfume from the women Peter Griffin thinks 'looks like a foot!'
This is the second perfume from Sarah Jessica Parker and I have to admit, it comes in a lovely box. Just under 7cm squared, the box is a lovely green and gold colour. The background looks like goldlinks with lime green in between, similar to snakeskin. All around the box is a raised stripy ribbon pattern, which looks like a gold chain wrapped several times around the box.
On the front, there is a gold plaque style plate with white nails either side. The front says 'Covet - Sarah Jessica Parker' in white, with a full ingredients on the back for those with allergies. The box looks very stylish and unusual, I was impressed and surprised. The size of the perfume is 36m.
The 'lid' is a flower shaped topper around 5cm across with 8 'chip' effect clear brown tinted plastic stones, designed to look like precious stones. Whilst this looks like a lid, when you remove the top it is actually just a circular cover for the pump, leaving a gold style pump with 'SJP' embossed in the top. The neck is slender and marked again with a link chain effect. the bottle itself is like a squashed rectangle (!) which is made from glass and is quite heavy. The perfume is a light yellow, colouring the base.
Overall, an unusual and stylish bottle, but (again, might be controversial) I think it pushes from stylish to actually just looking cheap. I have seen much more simple and delicate bottles which look much classier than this one. Also, it is identical to the last perfume except for the colour, so is not exceptionally original either.
Well, I have to be honest here. My Sex and the City hating mouth was well and truly silenced by the lovely smell of this perfume. Gentle yet lingering, fresh and lasting. Honestly, i love the smell of this perfume.
Im no expert at picking out fragrances, so I looked for a little help online to save me using the whole bottle looking for individual smells! The bulk of the fragrance is geranium leaves, lemon and lavender. These gentle yet lingering scents give the perfume a summery feel and make it seem fresh and clean.
Personally, I would describe the smell as a light musk. Other scents include honeysuckle, magnolia and amber. However, i think the kick which makes me love it is the chocolate! Don't get me wrong, this is no mocha - but the gentle aroma makes you hungry whilst also just giving a kick of the sexy. Very yummy and tasty.
I sometimes find with these perfumes that the aroma doesn't last long. Especially with my favourites such as showtime and darling. However, the musk aspect of this perfumes means that a few sprays will last most of the day, even just as a delicate scent. Honestly, the scent is lovely. Even more so that the perfume of the same name!
Where to buy?
The price of this perfume varies massively depending where you consider buying it. I would be careful being enticed by cheap ebay offers, or the like. Quite often (though not always) these versions are poor fakes, which won't give you a 100th of the smell of the real deal. Currently, you can buy this perfume either online or on the high street for between £20 and £30.
Honestly, I really didn't want to like this perfume. I wanted it to add more fuel to the fire that is my dislike of the whole Sex and the City experience! However, this perfume is delicate and fresh, unlike anything else I have tried recently. Im not a massive fan of the packaging, but the fragrance more than makes up for it. If you fancy a little splash out on yourself, go for it! This is a lovely, coveted gift, even if SJP does look like a foot :)
Summary: Give it a try if you fancy a treat!
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