There is always new news in the fragrance department and here’s the latest scoop.
- Repetto Eau florale EDT
My new all time fav scent! Love love love! The bottle design is the same as the previous 2 except this one is a bright sorbet pink emphasize the more lively and fresh take to the originals.
A floral Fruity Woody Fragrance: Notewise we are looking at:
Top Notes: Pink Grapefruit & Cherry Blossom
Middle Notes: Violets & Rose Bud
Bottom Notes: Grey Amber & Cedarwood
Rose is a common note in all but smells totally different. It smells very similar to Issey Miyake L’eau D’issey florale EDT but weirdly enough the notes aren’t the same. Compared to the prior 2 this one is more playful and fresh the previous 2 were more sophisticated and elegant they were very powdery and sweet. Now that it is getting so cold I can’t wear it anymore but I will be sure to be wearing this a lot during the warmer seasons. What I love about this scent is that Repetto has actually managed to add just the right amount of fruity notes to complement the scent and not overpower the floral notes which some perfumers seem to get wrong all the time.
Available from: Stuttafords & Dis-Chem for 50ml at R895 and 80ml EDT R1095.
- Riri by Rihanna EDP
This is the 5th scent from this singer. Riri describes this scent as flirty and femine. The scent opens with a strong opening chorus of feminine burst of passion fruit, sparkling cassis and Italian mandarin. Then transforms into a bridge of musky, sandalwood with final chorus of sensual vanilla to warm things up. This fragrance is part of the fruity floral family. It smells very sweet and candy-like which is actually the route most celebs tend to take, think Britney Spears and Katy Perry. When I look at this bottle and smell the scent songs like “we found love” and “only girl in the world” start to play in my head. I love the bottle design it doesn’t look like any perfume bottles on the market it combines iconic glamour with a sleek finish.
Pricewise we are looking at R745 for 50ml and R545 for 30ml.
- Sofia by Sofia Vergara EDP
Sofia Vergara is an actress her most popular roles playing Gloria in the series modern family. This fragrance is in the floriental family. Her favourite flowers being orchids and roses she wanted to incorporate those into her scent. I really like the design of the bottle it’s a simple yet elegant designs and not over the top with the rose gold accents and diamond cut compact bottle. It smells very similar La Vie est Belle by Lancome. It smells like fruity, rosy candy floss.
Note wise we are looking at:
Top: juicy blackberries, cassis buds and plum nectar
Mid: Colombian rose, violet, Columbian luna musica orchid
Dry: earthy woods, toasted praline, vanilla, sandalwood
This retails at R795 for 50ml and R595 for 30ml.
- Adam Levine for her EDP
Previously I reviewed the male version but this is the woman’s one. The design is exactly the same except the colour of the fragrance is different. Smells powdery and woody quite a strong scent. I give props on the fact that it is very unique and doesn’t smell like any perfume I have smelt before it takes spicy, woody florals to the next level. Also this fragrance is pretty worth the price considering the quality and expensiveness of the ingredients that have been used in this fragrance.
Notewise we are looking at:
Top: Saffron, crisp citrus, marigold and spice
Mid: Indian jasmine petals, Australian sandalwood, rose petal
Base: benzoin, tears (ya I’m not sure about this one either), creamy vanilla.
Pricing wise: 50ml for R695 and 30ml for R495
- Agent Provocateur fatale intense EDP
British lingerie brand Agent provocateur has launched a new fragrance this is the latest addition to the fatale family but this one being more intense the difference being previously they used a selection of mix of floral and oriental Fatale intense is a spicier more seductive scent containing things like black liquorice and spiced red chilli. The bottle itself is more mysterious in a cherry red. The scent makes me think of a woman who is mysterious, enticing, fierce and sexy. It’s a heavy scent, spicy but balanced with the sweetness of vanilla, rose and amber. The scent is too sexy for the office but perfect for a night out or hot date.
Notewise you are looking at:
Top: Black liquorice (Hint), Wild dewberry, spiced red chilli pepper
Mid: lush lotus blossom, divine champaca flower, rouge baiser rose
Dry: luxe amber, noir leather accord, Tahitian vanilla.
You can find this at dischem stores (100ml for R1395, 50ml for R995 and 30ml for R795).