Vince Camuto Eau de Parfum
Quite possibly one of the prettiest fragrance bottles I own, Vince Camuto EDP has a fragrance that's every bit as lovely as its bottle (rich, spicy and super sexy). But what's even better? It's a more affordable and, dare I say, better alternative to Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb (in my opinion, of course).
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As fans of Flowerbomb know, it's pretty expensive, even if you can catch it on a discount fragrance website. At Sephora, the 1.0 oz EDP retails for $75. How much will you pay for a 1.0 oz bottle of Vince Camuto EDP? Well it depends on where you buy it. I purchased the bottle above when Perfumania was having their crazy holiday sales, so with discount codes and free shipping I ended up spending about $25 for it (without sale codes, this is $45 on the Perfumania website). Still, that's nearly 50% the price of Flowerbomb.
Also, I just saw that on the HSN Beauty Clearance page, you can get a 3-piece Vince Camuto set for $39 and they offer 2 Flex-Pays of $19.50 each. The set includes the 1.0 oz EDP you see above, plus a shower cream and body lotion.
If you're a fan of Thierry Mugler Angel or Alien, Prada Candy or Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb, I'm willing to bet that you will love Vince Camuto EDP (by the way, if you've never heard of Vince Camuto, he's a quite popular shoe designer). To my nose, Vince Camuto EDP is one of those fragrances that keeps getting better the longer it sits on your skin. The dry-down is much difference than how this fragrance opens and, on my skin, it gets sweeter and almost honey-like the longer I wear it. It's definitely a nighttime fragrance, but one I am so glad I purchased (I actually purchased it based solely on online reviews and had never sniffed it prior to purchasing. I rarely have good experiences when I buy things "unsniffed" but this totally stole my heart the first time I wore it).
Vince Camuto EDP description:
"The top notes are enriched with intoxicating notes of rum absolute and osmanthus nectar. A heart is opulent and floral, composed of Bulgarian rose and night blossoming jasmine enhanced with leather notes, while a base incorporates vanilla, absolute, sensual patchouli, hot Brazilian amber and leathery musk."
On my skin, Flowerbomb has a sharp patchouli note that I also get from Angel (don't get me wrong--I love both of those fragrances, but I really have to be in the mood for patchouli whenever I wear them). If you like patchouli in your fragrances but you don't want it to be the most dominant note in your fragrance, I think you'll find that the patchouli in Vince Camuto is softer and lingers in the background, allowing the amber, jasmine and vanilla to have a bit more of the spotlight.
Have your tried Vince Camuto EDP? Do you think this fragrance might be a good fit for you? I'd love to hear your thoughts!