Yesterday I was one of a few lucky bloggers to meet the amazing people behind the new Roberto Cavalli fragrance, Paradiso. I got the chance to sit with the perfumer behind the fragrance, an amazing British woman living in Paris called Louise Turner who took 2 years to create this unique scent. Paradiso is a floral – woody fragrance of the Mediterranean with heavenly bouquet that opens with citrus notes of bergamot and mandarin, blending with the floral heart of jasmine. I really like the dominant jasmine note as I found it to be very unique for the Cavalli house. Paradiso is really a WOW fragrance.
I recently got the Roberto Cavalli Acqua perfume and am in L-O-V-E. First of all, the bottle is beautiful (even though it seems super summery and I’m in the process of getting my winter groove on) and the juice smells so lovely and fresh. Top notes that really come out in the juice are jasmine and lemon which is great because I love citrus scents. You can also smell that there is lily and musk – honestly a definite must-have – not only will it make you smell AMAZING but it will look oooh so pretty on your shelf. I don’t know how you pick your perfumes, but packaging is a huge deal for me; that’s pretty much how all my Marc Jacobs perfumes ended up there in the first place haha.
For this haute couture version of his signature fragrance, “oud was the obvious choice”, says Louise Turner, perfumer at Givaudan, who authored both scents. “Roberto Cavalli’s style is all about luxury, rich textures and high-quality materials. It is for people who are not afraid to be noticed. It is also what the scent of oud is about.”
In Arabic perfumery, oud has long been considered the “gold standard” – indeed, its best qualities can fetch higher prices than the precious metal. For Western perfumers, this complex, powerful Middle-eastern note is a thrilling new territory to explore. And an inspiration to reinvent the most aristocratic of fragrance families: leather.
To showcase this precious elixir, Oud Edition is offered in a radiant velvet-lined golden coffret housing a softly curved gold bottle crowned with a tiara in the shape of the designer’s logo. The tiger-print collar reprises the emblematic animal pattern featured in the Roberto Cavalli signature fragrance.
Oud. Leather. Gold. The essence of luxury. The quintessence of Roberto Cavalli. I must say that this is a quite attractive scent, even though I am not a huge fan of Oud. The fragrance settles in the skin perfectly and keeps you smelling great for hours.
Roberto Roberto! Created by the perfumer Louise Turner at Givaudan, the Cavalli fragrance begins with a strong character, lit by pink peppers. As the heart of the fragrance is a delicate balance between the majesty and femininity of orange blossom. Finally, the scent leaves a trail of sensuality with the addictive tonka bean.
I like the bottle..the smell is really strong but good so I would recommend wearing it at night.
The 75 ML is AED 410 and the 50 ML is AED 330 and can be bought in Faces!
“I have a woman in mind when I design: she is a positive person, cheerful, joyful and confident, has glamour in her veins, is a master of her own destiny. I love women who are independent and free, strong-willed and stubborn. A strong personality is the sexiest thing to me” Roberto Cavalli
The new Spring 2012 campaign for Roberto Cavalli is signed by Steven Maisel, and it is (as usual in Mr. Meiseoels work) incredibly beautiful and sexy. I really like it but I think that the inspiration is a bit too Versace and the overall effect is very America’s Next Top Model. But then again when you have Naomi, Kristen, Daphne and Karen as your models, how wrong can you possibly go?