I really, really, really love perfumes! I've always been a bit of a hoarder and with perfumes it's no different. I can never bring myself to get rid of them, no matter how old they are! I don't know if any of you do this, but when my perfumes are close to running out, I leave the last couple of sprays in the bottle and put it in my drawer and save it :) This is especially true if the perfume has a gorgeous bottle! Sometimes I even buy perfumes just because their packaging was nice :).
So anyway, when my mum bought matching his and hers Emporio Armani Diamonds perfumes for my boyfriend and myself, I was ecstatic! The bottles are gorgeous! The womens one is a multi-faceted glass bottle that looks and sparkles just like a diamond:
The scent is floral and fruity, with notes of lychee, raspberry, rose, freesia, lily of the valley, vetiver, cedar wood, patchouli and vanilla. When you first spray the scent it smells a little like candy, which personally, I love as I love sweet perfumes (Britney Spears' Fantasy is one of my favourites). Once settled, you can really smell the vanilla and fruits, but it still smells a little like candy to me. So if you aren't a fan of sweet perfumes then I'm not sure this one is for you, but I'd suggest giving it a try as I think it's lovely. I've read a lot of reviews with people saying it smells cheap and a bit too sickly, so it clearly isn't to everyone's tastes, but as everyone knows, perfumes react differently to every person's skin and so what smells nice on your friend may not suit you, so maybe just pick up a sample to try it :).
I wouldn't say the fragrance is very original, but it is very long lasting and suitable for both day and nighttime :).
Also, the male counterpart is just as gorgeous, I think my boyfriend smells lovely when he wears this, so if you are looking for a present for your boyfriend, consider this! This is how the frangrance is defined: 'The icy opening contrasts with lingering sensual, burning accents. The radiant freshness of the Italian citrus-bergamot accord is enlivened by a vibrant burst of szechuan pepper and the cedar heart is shaken up by the alluring cocoa bean. The slightly smoky gaiac wood and intense vetiver are set off by ambroxan with warm flinty accents to finish.' - Delicious!
The second perfume is Versace Woman, which was a gift from my nan :). It comes in a pretty light lilac glass bottle and is described as having:
Top Notes of Frangipani Blossoms, Leaves, Jasmine and Bergamot
Middle Notes of Eglantine, Padparadscha Lotus, Plum and Raspberry
Base Notes of Blue Cedar of Lebanon, Musk, Amber and Inoke Wood.
As soon as I sprayed the perfume I could smell the fruity and floral notes, which was gorgeous. The scent was really light and airy (in no way overpowering) which makes it perfect for a subtle daytime perfume. Once the perfume had settled, I could still clearly smell the fresh fruit and floral tones, but this time with subtle hints of Jasmine and citrus fruits. I tend to dislike perfumes with Jasmine undertones as I usually find it to be too strong, but this was definitely not the case with Versace Woman - it's very fresh and light :).
All in all, I really like this perfume and I've been wearing it during the day. I think it is the perfect scent for summer as it's so light and fresh and I will definitely be wearing it more often when the weather starts getting a little warmer. It has good staying power - I found that I could still smell it in the evening after uni when I'd applied it that morning. I did, however, notice that this perfume can be a little oily due to the high percentage of perfume oils it contains (between 10-20%), but this only meant that it took a little longer to sink into my skin.
What are your newest perfumes?