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~Davidoff Echo~ Released : 2004 Fragrance family : floral fruity Echo Woman is an eau de parfum offered by Davidoff. A matching fragrance for men is available. Echo was created by Francoise Caron. Echo is described as being a 'light fragrance with alternating floral, fruity and woody notes - a dreamy moment, sensual and private'. *Top notes - grape-raspberry granite *Heart notes - osmanthus flower and iris pulp *Base notes - crystal amber and violet wood ~Design~ The bottle for Echo is rather unusual but not particularly fancy. The glass is shaped like a sort of uneven pebble with a silver lid. The perfume itself is tinted pink and looks really girly. I find the bottle to be a little plain and unexciting but on the plus side, it doesn't take up a lot of room in my handbag due to its flattened appearance! ~Price and Availability~ Echo Woman EDP is available from various online stores in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml sized bottles : *Amazon : £14.62-£21.80 (all sizes) *www.escentual.com : £40.03 (100ml bottle) *www.scent-sation.co.uk : £19.95-£34.95 (all sizes) ~My Thoughts~ I have tried a few Davidoff perfumes but they aren't perfumes that I would go out to buy myself as I find most of them to be quite average compared to the male Davidoff aftershaves. My bottle of Echo Woman EDP is part of my large collection of miniature perfumes. I believe this one was offloaded to me by my Mum or sister though I cannot quite remember as we all swap about on a regular basis. I will be honest here - I'm not really keen on this perfume and I don't really like using it all that often. Dabbing some on to my wrist I am immediately aware of a harsh and overpowering alcohol aroma which simply isn't appealing and to me it screams 'cheapness'. It is a little nauseating and not a scent I appreciate smelling of personally. It is very clinical smelling. The alcohol opening tones down slightly after a few minutes but is still there and successfully taints the other notes in this perfume for a short while. Eventually, a light fruity aroma becomes noticeable but isn't prominent enough for me to pick out any individual notes. It is quickly joined by a strong, sweet smelling musky aroma which is actually okay! It gives it a more mature feel without being too mature. Less than an hour after application, the heart notes of Echo start to emerge. Here the scent is much lighter and sits close to my skin. The floral notes come through light, fresh and very clean smelling but aren't particularly special or memorable. They simply combine together to offer a crisp, green and slightly refreshing aroma which isn't too heavy but very generic. The heart is very feminine but subtle throughout. The heart of Echo Woman doesn't come through very strongly and starts to fade within an hour or so. Unfortuantely the woody base notes aren't very prominent at all. There is a faint trace of sweet woodiness noticeable if a smell my skin up close but I would have preferred for the amber to come through a little stronger and enhance the generic woody notes for a more rounded, appealing drydown. ~Suitability and Conclusion~ Echo Woman EDP is light enough for day time wear and is simple enough to be worn my a woman of any age in my opinion. It isn't special enough nor does it have enough strength to be suitable for occasions, evenings or nights out but is more than suitable for wearing during warmer months. I personally won't be rushing out to buy Echo Woman. It is too basic and light for my liking. I can't notice it on my skin after 3-4hours which is highly disappointing given that it is an EDP and should last longer. There is too much focus on the alcohol aroma and not enough actual scent to be of any use though others may disagree. It is a relatively cheap perfume to buy but not for me. I like something a little more complex and for others to be able to notice a pleasant scent on me but it just didn't happen with Echo Woman EDP. Thanks for reading :)
Davidoff Echo: another of my perfumes that I bought off the internet untried as it was so cheap (under fifteen quid for 50 mls of the eau de parfum from CheapSmells) that I figured it would do as a perfume for work even if it wasn't particularly nice. I had reasonably high hopes for it, though, as Cool Water for men is one of my favourite scents. I quite like the packaging: it's a nicely feminine pink glass bottle, which is a rounded flat triangular shape and topped by a silver spray. The only negative is that there is no lid and nothing to stop the spray from being activated, making it a bit unsuitable for toting around in your handbag (certainly if your handbag is anywhere near as bunged with odds and ends as mine is). On first spray the thing that hit me straight away was the scent of melon - it's very sweet without being overpowering or sickly and is accompanied by a note of white florals. It's not a strong scent and it doesn't instantly announce its presence in the room the way some of the perfumes I've reviewed recently do. This phase didn't last very long and the most dominant note was by far the melon. After 5 - 10 minutes the melon scent remained but had mellowed out and grown a little more sugary. This still wasn't overly sweet but rather had nice warmth to it. After half an hour's wear I picked up another scent developing that drove me mad for a while as it was so familiar but I just couldn't place it - and after a few minutes I realised it was very reminiscent of the Body Shop's Dewberry fragrance (and if you were a teenager during the 90s the smell of that will forevermore be etched on your memory). After half an hour the notes were much less distinct and the melon had taken more of a backseat. The Dewberry scent was still there along with a much fainter floral note which I thought smelled quite like jasmine. I found this middle phase disappointing. It was nice and light, but in a very generic and distinctly average kind of way - more like what I'd expect from a can of Impulse or a body spray. After 3 hours the fragrance has settled and stayed close to the skin. The sweetness of the fruit tones from earlier had rounded out even more so that it smelled almost like vanilla ice cream. There was a light floral note on top and a vague hint of something which smelled a bit like mandarin oranges to me. These top notes rescued it from becoming sickly and cloying; yet unfortunately there was no real depth of scent underneath and I couldn't discern a definite base note underpinning everything. After 5 hours this had all but gone from my skin. There was the vaguest hint of sweetness but little more than that. All in all, this dissipated with a disappointing whimper after a fairly pleasant start. Bearing in mind that this is a cheap fragrance, it's probably unreasonable to expect the kind of quality ingredients that make for a long-lasting and interesting blend of notes. This is a perfectly serviceable perfume and it's one that I'm happy to use for daytime/work wear or for occasions when a 'strong' perfume would be inappropriate but it's certainly nothing to get excited about.
*Introduction* I was given Davidoff Echo Woman Eau de Parfum as a gift from my best friend for paying for her train to come over and visit me in Belgium. I have a huge collection of perfumes but I have just run out of two bottles and smashed another a few weeks ago so I guess I needed to replenish my stocks so this gift was a wonderful surprise. *About Davidoff Echo (as claimed by the brand)* Described as a "sensual and private" fragrance, Davidoff Echo Woman eau de parfum spray is a fruity, floral scent, which introduces the note of white grappa, a unique note never before used in perfumery. This white grappa blends with notes of grape, raspberry, iris pulp, osmanthus flower, cristal amber and violet wood. The Cool Water deodorant stick by Davidoff is a big hit with Fragrance Direct customers, as its fresh, aquatic scent works with the deodorant to keep you dry and smelling great throughout the day, and its excellent price makes it great value for money. *Price and Availability* Davidoff Echo Woman Eau de Parfum can be purchased from a variety of different shops including Debenhams, Boots, The Perfume Shop and House of Fraser. You can also buy it online from www.boots.com as well as numerous other online perfume stores so I very much doubt that you will struggle to get hold of it at at least one of these shops/websites. You can buy this perfume in 3 different size bottles. The RRP prices for these average at around: - 30ml bottle: £27.50 - 50ml bottle: £33 - 100ml bottle: £37 I think that these are fairly reasonably prices for what I consider a great brand but if you search hard enough online, you can find this perfume at even lower prices and if I see it for a bargain, I will definitely consider buying the perfume again. *My Opinion* The packaging: The packaging of perfume is actually quite important for me. As it is something that is going to be sat on my dressing table for a long time or in my handbag to be seen in public, I want it to look nice. Very rarely will I buy a perfume that doesn't have a nice looking bottle. Davidoff Echo Woman Eau de Parfum is in a flat yet round, pear shaped bottle. At the top part of the bottle, it is a silver metal and the bottom half is a transparent coloured glass which appears pink due to the colour of the perfume itself. I like this as you can see how much or how little you have remaining. On the silver part of the lid, there is a small round shaped button which you press down on to release the perfume. This shape and design is very easy to handle and use. I really think that the design of this bottle is simple yet sweet looking. It isn't the most innovative design but is certainly pretty and looks great on my dressing table as there doesn't seem to be a theme or connection like the Givenchy perfumes but it is priced at a significantly lower amount therefore I guess it is right that the concept behind it isn't quite as good. The smell: The one main smells that I find very distinctive with this perfume is of berries (mainly raspberries, as described by the brand) and violet. You can absolutely smell these two scents in the aroma from the moment they are sprayed to several hours later. This perfume is a fruity yet somewhat floral aroma that I believe is perfect for wear during the day although also adequate for evening wear although I do prefer a more mysterious and sultry scent in the evening. It is another perfume that is strong but not too overpowering. It is one which is definitely noticeable when you use the correct amount. The brand describes this perfume as being a fruity, floral scent, and this is certainly an accurate description. It is beautifully feminine and it leaves you smelling fruity and fresh throughout the day. It is most definitely a lovely smell in my mind. How many squirts of the perfume are required? When spraying this, I find that 3 or 4 squirts of Davidoff Echo Woman Eau de Parfum are necessary as it is strong yet for it to last well, I find you need a spray on the wrist, I spray on the neck and then 2 sprays on your body. This allows the aroma to remain on you for the duration of the day. Staying power: Davidoff Echo Woman Eau de Parfum has incredible staying power if you spray enough of the perfume. It needs a few squirts but if you do this, then its fruity but floral scent will last you for a good 6-7 hours. Obviously, when it gets towards the back end of the day you will find that it starts to fade but an additional spray or two will have the scent back and refreshed. Longevity of the product: I have the 30ml bottle of Davidoff Echo Woman Eau de Parfum and I have worn it frequently in the past couple of months. I think that it does tend to suit wear during the spring, summer and autumn months rather than winter due to its fruity/floral scent but you may think otherwise. I think that this perfume will last you approximately 9 months to a year, depending on how much of the perfume you wear each time you use it and also how frequently you wear it. In my opinion it is excellent value for money. *Would I Recommend This Perfume?* Davidoff Echo Woman Eau de Parfum is a fragrance that I would recommend. It's fruity but floral scent gets the strength just right. I am somebody that has a large number of perfumes, ranging from those that are very expensive to those that are cheaper. Davidoff Eacho Woman Eau de Parfum was a gift from my friend and one of the less expensive perfumes that I own but its quality of scent is stunning. It is not a perfume that you either love or hate, it is a nice aroma that I believe will be adored by many. Davidoff Echo Woman Eau de Parfum is a perfume that would be perfect as a gift because it isn't the most expensive perfume but it does appear to be a thoughtful gift therefore it's a great idea for female friends and family this Christmas, especially if you are stuck on what you should buy. *Overall* Davidoff Echo Woman Eau de Parfum is a nice perfume. It isn't one of the best that I have used, but it is certainly one that I like and would buy again in the future. I have thanked my friend profusely for her generous gift and I would definitely recommend the product to others in the future. When I wear this perfume, I feel fresh and revitalised due to its fruity smell. It leaves me feeling confident and fabulous. You won't regret spending your hard earned cash on this product whether it is for yourself or as a present at Christmas.
I'm really surprised this perfume has low reveiew. I love it and wear it every day. It is distinctive enough for me to feel different but not to heady as to be a bit vampy in the office! I always feel a bit guilty for getting into a car with someone after spraying this recently because it is quite heavy and I suppose if you don't like the smell it would be quite overpowering! This perfume definately smells expensive and has the added bonus that you don't smell like a teenager, this is definatelky a classy lady / Mrs Robinson type perfume. It comes in a decent heavy weight bottle and the department stores wrap it in tissue paper so it feels like an expensive present to open so it is great for giving to your girlfriends for their birthday. The only downside is that this perfume never seems to be on offer ( probabally why the teenagers don't smell of it!) so it can be quite expensive. Worth the money in my opinion.
Davidoff: Echo is a floral but quite disappointing scent. The packaging consists of a plain pink rectangular card box, and a simple oval/circle shape bottle with a silver top, the bottle is transparent and reveals the pink perfume. To me both the box and bottle look rather cheap, and they don't seem to represent the davidoff brand well. Moving on to the fragrance, its quite a light and floral scent with notes including nutmeg, suede, black pepper, sandalwood, pimento, musk and cedar wood. Unfortunately the fragrance matches the disappointing packaging because although at first the scent is really light and fresh, it fades really quickly. A couple of sprays only lasts around 3-4 hours so its not ideal, and also i found the actual fragrance quite wet and sticky when sprayed, but after a little blending it settled nicely. This fragrance can be bought at most larger fragrance supplying stores including boots debenhams, the perfume shop and online at amazon, eBay and fragrance net. Prices range from around £20 for a 50ml bottle and up to around £35-40 for a 100ml bottle, and for this scent in my opinion that's far too expensive. Overall i would describe this scent as a fading floral scent.
I bought this perfume a few years ago now and i must admit i really like it. I agree with the previous review about the bottle looking a bit cheap and I wouldn't particularly buy it for someone else (never bought perfume for anyone else as I think its quite a personal thing to do?!?). All round i think its a great everyday fragrance. Its quite a flowery fragrance but not overpoweringly so its nice and light and it doesn't choke the back of your throat like some fragrances lol. I tend to have a couple of sprays in the morning however the smell does seem to fade as the day goes on but if I smell my skin it still smells nice even towards the evening. It isn't overly expensive although by no means is it cheap I just find that as an everyday perfume it is just the job.
I bought this in the January sales and it cost £13 for 50ml which I thought was an excellent price. I didn't smell this perfume before I bought it as it was recommended by a friend so I thought it would smell good. You can now buy this on Amazon for £20.99 for 100ml. When I seen this in the shop my first thoughts were the bottle didn't look great and actually looked quite cheao. Almost like the perfume should only cost a couple of pound. This is a disappointment for the product because I usually buy perfumes for the way the bottle looks as well as how they smell especially if it's a gift. Surprisingly it smells quite nice, it's fresh and quite flowery - reminds me of a florist shop. It is a nice light smell which is good. The other problem I found with the perfume is that the fragrance doesn't stay on for very long and you will end up spraying it about every couple of hours. So the bottle won't last you very long at all so maybe the price is too high for the length of time the product will actually last. I've not had many compliments on this one compared to other ones I have but I do like it. It may not be one that I would definitely go out and buy again but I would be happy to receive this as a present and I would use it but there is many more perfumes I like a lot more than this. If you are thinking about trying this then definitely get a tester first and see if it's for you. I was slightly disappointed that this wasn't better than it actually is as I have tried other products by Davidoff and was impressed