Product Type: Sarah Jessica Parker fragrances
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Sarah Jessica Parker Covet
Sarah Jessica Parker Covet Eau de Parfum
Member Name: alliebeth
Sarah Jessica Parker Covet Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Very green and woody
Disadvantages: Not really for me
I had really been looking forward to trying Sarah Jessica Parker's Covet Eau de Parfum for quite sometime. It has been on the market since 2007, and now that the price has come way down, I thought I'd treat myself to a bottle. This set me back £12.99 for a 50ml bottle from Semi Chem.
The bottle is very pretty and quite classy. It is a nice shade of green almost lime colour, with the Covet logo embossed on the front in gold. It is a short squat bottle, but it is the lid that really impresses me. It looks as if it is made from emerald syle gems, all in a circle around a gold coloured ring, which is placed on the spray nozzle, acting like a lid. Very pretty indeed.
However, I buy a perfume not for the bottle but for the fragrance inside, and this is where I felt somewhat disappointed. That said, on the plus side it is very different, very grown up to boot, to the usual sugary sweet celebrity scents that I'm pretty tired of sampling. It is a very green fragrance, neither overly floral or fruity, but very big on woody, mossy notes, and dare I say this, could even be considered a unisex fragrance.
Covet opens with wet greens, geranium leaves, lemon, lavender and chocolate. I can definitely smell the sharp geranium leaves, and even a slight hint of the lemon and soothing lavender, but unfortunatley the chocolate is totally lost on me. I was expecting it to be a little like Angel by Thierry Mugler, but this is miles away in my opinion.
It dries down to the heart notes pretty quickly, and here you will find delicious honeysuckle and jasmine which give a little wearability to the otherwise overly green sharp fragrance. But at this point it is still very green and masculine.
The base notes are musk, vetiver, teakwood and amber. Covet at full dry down is still a very green scent, but is warmed up with the additon of the warm musk and amber. I think that is why I feel that this is very masculine, possibly unisex, due to many men's fragrances being of the fresh green category.
I must admit that the more I smell this scent the more it grows on me, it's a little like a food, try it once and it is a little strange, try it again and it begins to feel more familiar.
I'm not going to give up wearing this fragrance, I think I'm going to use it as my work perfume and hopefully it will grow on me more, to the point that I may even consider it to be favoured choice for day time.
I don't consider this to be special enough to be an evening fragrance, I think it lacks that 'wow' factor. I do think that it is quite unique, very different to many fragrances in the mass market, and that makes it quite special. I think this would appeal to the more mature and sophisticated woman, but may be a little lost on me.
Another point to note is that it is very long lasting on the skin, I spritzed this a good 4 hours ago and it is still going strong.
Would I recommend this fragrance? Well I'm in two minds, I do think this is not really for me, it is too 'green', I like a more floral fragrance, but if you are a fan of the more woody mossy fragrances then I think this would be ideal for you.
This is my personal opinion, and while it may not be one of my favourites, it may be just the right scent for you. Please do try this out before you make a commitment to buy it.
Summary: A unique fragrance from Sarah Jessica Parker
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