Unless you’re really a fragrance afficionado (and a rich one at that!), £220 is a big ask for a perfume. But, everything about Armani Prive Rouge Malachite feels luxurious. It doesn’t feel – or smell – like a dressed up version of a high street scent. I’m honestly quite blown away by the luxe of it. Note wise, it’s described as an oriental floral, but there seems to be less of the oriental and more of the floral to my nose although there is definitely something a bit spicy to it.
It’s a big rose fragrance – this is not a shy perfume at all! Don’t think delicate, freshly picked flowers, think of big, tuberoses in full bloom with massive splash of amber behind them. It’s kind of all of the sexy in the whole world and if it was a dress, it would be a long, red velvet affair with lacing right up the back!
One of the notes is orange blossom and that gives it such a lift – if you’re passing by a counter, stop and smell these roses but give your credit card to someone else for safe keeping!
In terms of the bottle – it’s as opulent as the fragrance inside. I can’t see myself ever throwing this away even after the fragrance is gone. Red marbling, all the coolness to touch of real marble – it feels like a treasure in the hand. You can find Armani Prive Rouge Malachite HERE but I think at the price, you should smell it in person. *NB This is a tuberose fragrance (flagged in comments) – to me it smells so rosy but apparently no rose has been near this fragrance! My nose playing tricks again.
Incidentally, I have been wondering why music can make the hairs on your arms stand up and your skin prickle, and yet fragrance can’t? Any idea?
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