Monday, 6 February 2017

REVIEW: Narciso Rodriquez EDP...

I have quite an extensive fragrance collection (ermmm 60+ at last count) because having choices is very important to me. I love each and every one in varying degrees - some are frivolous flirtations which may only last till the end of the bottle, some are passionate affairs that go on for a while, and then there are the long-time loves that I purchase over and over as I never want to be without them. But having tried Narciso by Narciso Rodriguez, I have a new category - "this is me". When I wear this EDP, I feel complete ...


My first encounter was with a 4ml phial that came in my first Marie Claire Ageless Parcel in November 2015, and it was love, true love. Well that was until I found out how much it cost ($160 for 90ml). Anyways, I put a purchase on the back burner, and decided to make the little glass tube last for as long as possible. Not long after that my gorgeous friend Christina told me this was her favourite fragrance (she calls it "sex in a bottle") and that from time to time I could probably find it on special. So I allowed myself the luxury of entertaining the thought that one day it would be mine, and then it happened - Priceline had the 50ml EDP on sale, and I had several vouchers saved up, so I granted my own wish ...
This is one of the most beautiful fragrances I've ever come across, and there's been quite a few in the 50 odd years of my perfume passion. It's potent and subtle at the same time, never in your face, but so ridiculously alluring it should be worn with awareness of the potential impact on those close to you. Musky, sensual, creamy, captivating, feminine, elegant, powdery, magnetic - it's all those things. The heart of musk embraces gardenia and Bulgarian rose on a woody base of vetiver, and both black and white cedar - in short it's a masterpiece, and I can't imagine anyone being able to resist the charms of this seductive cocktail ...

The bottle is minimalist and straight forward - chunky and heavy with no frills, it really gives no clue as to the pure female power it contains. I spritz it every night before bed. Beautiful from beginning to end, I am still enjoying its intimacy five hours later ...
The creator of this gem understands how women want to express themselves. My heart makes me reach for this every day, but my head says save it for special occasions. So far my heart is winning. This is totally wearable at any time of the night or day, any season, whenever you want to treat yourself to a floral woody musk that reminds you about your extra X chromosome. Actually I like Christina's description better - it's definitely sex in a bottle ...

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. Sharing this article on Ingrid's Monday Makeup Madness Link Up Party - lots of beaut beauty related articles from bloggers all over the globe. Come take a peek Monday from around 6:30am ...

22 comments:

  1. I love the way you describe this perfume ! It makes so curious about it ! the packaging looks very luxurious too.

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    1. Thank you so much Claire - I adore reviewing fragrances, but it's always a challenge to come up with the right words to expresses exactly how I feel about them ♥

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  2. Ooh this certainly sounds alluring! I know I've smelt one of his fragrances before (I think it was For Her), but wasn't fussed on it. Might have to give this one a sniff!

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    1. Oh goody, that means I succeeded lol - thanks Shell! I almost daren't try any others in case I love them just as much, and it could get very very expensive xxx

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  3. Sex in a bottle? I've gotta try that! Great review, hun, I love your perfume descriptions they are so very helpful! xx

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    1. Ha ha Indie, I said that about Calvin Klein's Euphoria back in 2014, but this is even better! So happy you like how I describe them hon, means a lot to me from you, the Perfume Queen ♥♥♥

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  4. The bottle looks amazing, and your desciption is the best! I'll go check it out and order a sample. Thank your for perfect review, lovely.

    Michelle Morchella

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    1. Sweet Michelle, thanks heaps for your encouraging comment - here's hoping that you love it too, and that you can find it on sale lol ♥x♥

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  5. I love this perfume! You've got good taste, gorgeous!

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    1. Somehow or other I just KNEW you were a fan Leah - it's SO classy hey, just like you babe ♥♥♥

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  6. This fragrance sounds so gorgeous! I will have to go and smell it next time I am in store :) I am also so jealous of your huge perfume collection xxx

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    1. It's a special one Marisa ♥ There is one problem with having so many, when I find one like this that I'm totally over the moon about, the others just gather dust on the shelf, and that's such a shame. I can't forsake them entirely though xxx

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  7. Hahaha, that Christina! (I presume we're talking about the same one!)

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    1. Yep that's the one, the hot and generous babe that gives me all the clues ♥♥♥

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  8. The packaging looks divine! I'll have to give it a smell next time I'm in store x

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    1. Can't go wrong having a sniff Rachel - crikey there's so many out there, I never know what to try next xxx

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  9. I've really struggled to nail down the scents that I like. I think because I can't recognise or explain what I like/dislike in the scent of perfumes. You explained this great!

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    1. Thanks Alinta - I struggled at first, but I started noting down whatever popped into my head and what I felt whenever I wore a fragrance, and then expanded on it, and finally kinda strung it all together to make a post ♥♥♥

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  10. Love your love for this perfume Kats and yay for getting it way on spesh! xx

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    1. I was beginning to think it would never be mine Di, but I'm so glad I kept my eyes peeled for a deal lol xxx

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  11. This sounds like a beautiful scent. I love your description of it. Getting it on special sounds like the way to go. Next time I am in Priceline I must see if they have a tester so I can smell this fragrance.

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    1. My local store doesn't always have testers which is a bummer as I want to try some of the others he makes - guess I'll have to take the plunge and venture in DJ's or Myers, and risk being accosted by a sales rep ha ha! Hope you love it as much as I do hon xxx

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