Product Type: Sarah Jessica Parker fragrances
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Miss SJP was slightly disappointing this time round!
Sarah Jessica Parker Covet Eau de Parfum
Member Name: abercrombie92
Sarah Jessica Parker Covet Eau de Parfum
After a year and a half of spoling myself with makeup, clothes, shoes and the like, I've finally decided to buck up my ideas and book my driving lessons. Having nice things is still more important to me than driving, but it's something that has to be done! My parents couldn't have been happier when I told them I'd booked the lessons and ended up giving me a basket full of goodies the very next day! I'm not sure if they'd been saving them for when the day came or if they'd ran out and bought them that morning, but I was very excited either way!
One of my favourite things to receive is perfume, and with the knowledge of this, my parents popped a few different bottles inside my basket. One of which was Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker and that will be the product I review today.
The perfume comes in a shiny, gold and green box. I've heard people describe this as luxurious, but I honestly think the box is hideous. The gold pattern on the lime green background makes me a bit nauseous, so I've hidden it behind my other pretty boxes! The box does have a gold and white "plaque" printed on the front, stating that this is in fact Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker. The white print underneath tells us that this is an Eau De Parfum and the bottle contains 50ml. The ingredients are printed on the back of the box.
Once you get past the horrendous lime green cardboard inside the box, you'll find a lovely little bottle of perfume that wouldn't look out of place on anyone's dressing table. The squat little bottle looks pale green in colour, until you realise that it's actually the perfume inside tinting the bottle, whilst the spray nozzle is gold with a brown plastic flower round it. I'd never seen a cap quite like this. You pull the flower off of the nozzle, and instead of it being a full cap, it's simply a flower with a small hole in the middle that sits round the nozzle, making it unable to release any perfume when the flower is on top. Very cute.
The bottle is very simple and simply says "Covet Sarah Jessica Parker" in gold print - just the type of bottle I like. Classy, but not boring.
I honestly didn't know what to expect when smelling it for the first time. I'd never smelled this perfume before and hadn't really heard much about it, my parents also admitted that they bought it for me on the basis that I like Sex and the City, so it was definitely going to be hit or miss! The flower cap did give me a hint that this was going to be floral, but other than that, I was going in blindfolded!
I sprayed a little onto the inside of my wrist and was hit with a very strong floral scent that almost had an undertone of baby powder. I'm not overly keen on floral scents, but this wasn't necessarily bad. It was then that I decided to pull up the notes of the perfume to see if I could actually detect any of them, or if I'd made my own ones up like usual!
Top notes of lavender, dark chocolate, sicilian lemon and pelargonium leaf. Well I never expected any of those. Lavender is my absolute least favourite scent in the world, so for me to like something with lavender in it is a feat in itself! I definitely couldn't detect any dark chocolate (yum!) or lemon either, so I assumed the strong floral scent I was getting straight off the bat was that of the pelargonium leaf. it was then that I noticed that the heart notes were all floral notes, honeysuckle, magnolia and lily of the valley all blend together beautifully to create a light, yet strong floral scent. Again, florals are not my favourite, but there is something about this that I rather like. I still hadn't pin pointed the baby powder scent, but it was getting more and more noticeable as time went on and the floral notes died down a bit. Time to have a peek at the base notes! Amber, musk, cashmere wood, vetiver and teak wood. Well, no baby powder but I can only assume that that comes from the cashmere wood. The musk is subtle and just enough to make this a very sophisticated scent without overpowering the other yummy notes, but I'll be honest and say that I can't detect any of the others.
After around an hour or two, the floral notes have basically all disappeared and I'm just left with a musky, baby powder type scent, which isn't bad, but it's not exactly the scent I tend to go for. I'm definitely more of a fruity person so this isn't a perfume I'd have chosen for myself anyway. The top notes don't really last particularly long and to be perfectly honest with you, I couldn't really detect them at all. The heart notes didn't really last long either, maybe 10-15 minutes tops whilst the base notes stayed strong for maybe two hours before dying down and leaving a very subtle (almost undetectable) soapy scent on my skin.
I'm in two minds about this perfume. It isn't a bad scent, it just isn't my preference. I'd definitely wear it as the base notes are quite nice, but it definitely isn't my go to perfume! It also didn't impress me in longevity stakes, I don't like to have to reapply my perfume during the day and I feel like I'd have to reapply this once or twice per day to actually get a good scent out of it. Not very impressive, Miss SJP.
As I mentioned before, this was a gift so I'm not sure on how much they paid for this bottle. I can't seem to find this perfume in either boots or debenhams, but according to my friend at the perfume shop, they are selling the 50ml bottle for £29.
Overall, I'd recommend this to someone who just wants a light, musky fragrance, but to someone looking for a long lasting perfume, you'd be best staying away from this one. I'll reward it 3 stars because I do like the bottle and the base notes, but everything else was a little disappointing.
Thanks for reading.