When the new Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum practically knocked the wind out of me with its pink peppercorn, orange blossom absolute and tonka bean charms, I had been on a two-week fragrance bender with happy-go-lucky L’Eau de Chloè, dousing myself with its light floral fragrance every single day.
Just like that, I went from floating high above the countryside without a care in the world — L’Eau de Chloè — to the raw grace of a 450-pound tiger, its striped fur glistening in the sun — Roberto Cavalli.
Equal parts powerful and delicate, ambery floral Cavalli officially sings the following notes…
Official fragrance notes
- Top: pink peppercorn
- Middle: absolute of orange blossom
- Base: tonka bean
I how it conveys femininity in a bad@ss way. Like, if I were strutting down the hallowed halls of Vogue’s corporate headquarters (in stilettos, of course), Cavalli is what I’d want to be armed with. It’s what mama wants to wear when she BRINGS IT! — or, when it’s already been brought-en.
Note to self: wear this dress with Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum
Imagine a prima ballerina leaping through the air, her muscles taught and stretched to their limits, and yet she lands ever so gracefully, with barely a whisper.
The Florentine line certainly feels Italian to me, and if I’d been blindfolded the first time we met, I probably would have guessed it was a fragrance from Dolce & Gabbana (reminds me a little of The One). Many of my favorite Italian scents grab me with a similar sweet seductiveness.
On me, Cavalli lasts a full 12 hours. The eau de parfum version is available in two sizes, 1.7 ounces for $65 and 2.5 ounces for $85. Sephora also carries a 0.2-ounce Roll-On for $22, and there’s a matching Perfumed Shower Gel ($35) and Body Lotion ($45).
PRICE: $65 for the 1.7-ounce bottle shown at the top
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Nordstrom and Sephora stores, and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Rain, rain, go away…
I just got home from San Francisco, and yup! It’s still raining. Really raining (driving across the Golden Gate Bridge was scary!).
I think my interview with Clarins celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff went well, though, and I’ll post the highlights from it soon.
Hope your day is going well. Anything new to report?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,