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Friday, January 18, 2013

The Scent for Less: Vince Camuto Eau de Parfum

 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).

Keep reading for more details...

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!


  1. Oh my god, I remember walking through Macy's when I was heading to work and of the sales associates was passing out a sample of this and I fell in love. I never bought it because the price made me cry but this is really tempting!

  2. Great review. I could almost smell it just from reading it hehe. I love Flowerbomb, but haven't been able to bring myself to make that kind of a purchase. Next time I'm at the mall I will definitely look into this one.


  3. That sounds DELICIOUS. I love spicy florals, and the first time I smelled Flowerbomb, I had to tap the woman wearing it on the shoulder to ask what it was. I trust your judgement. I may have to get some Vince Camuto!

  4. That sounds DELICIOUS. I love spicy florals, and the first time I smelled Flowerbomb, I had to tap the woman wearing it on the shoulder to ask what it was. I trust your judgement. I may have to get some Vince Camuto!

  5. Let me just say, Vince Camuto makes the cutest shoes! I have not smelled the fragrance yet, but thanks for the pricing heads up!

  6. I have been looking for a scent that is not as $$$ as my beloved Pure Tiffany or Cartier. I am going on the HSN site and check it out!

  7. Flowerbomb is so expensive! Thanks for the heads up on this, I love finding deals!

  8. I love the bottle, what a beautiful gold lid! The description makes it sound absolutely divine, I can't go past jasmine when it's mixed with such a rich base.

  9. This is my all-time favorite perfume! So happy to see you featuring it, G!
    - Megan

  10. I will definitely have to try this out. It sounds really lovely. I like florientals, so this sounds right up my alley.

  11. So, if you guys love Flowerbomb so much, as a temporary fix, you can go to Nordstrom and buy an atomizer (they're by the fragrance register) for $5. They will then fill it for you because they're awesome like that :D Try it out!


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