Just Cavalli didn’t really catch my eye at the launch, but when I handed the bottle over to the boyf, it immediately became his favourite scent. Just Cavalli for Him and Her launched on the 5th August in South Africa (I saw an activation in Woolworths over the weekend) and is a fragrance aimed at the younger, more playful wearer.
I really feel that the essence of the fragrance is captured beautifully in the tv ad. See the Just Cavalli For her and Just Cavalli for him ads below. It is steamy. (Also, Marlon Teixeira is one fine specimen of man).
The fragrance for him is fun and sexy and when I gave it to the boyfriend to test for me I wasn’t too excited about the outcome. He came back and loved it. Even his dad loved it.
The Bottle is fun and the python skin in the cap remind us that it’s a Cavalli fragrance. It fits nicely in my hand, is sleek and I love the metal detail, but I don’t feel like it stood out on his shelf enough. I expect fragrances to really make their mark in a fragrance wardrobe and this didn’t. I might have to stare at it a little longer to decide though.
The scent wins my love hands down. It’s spicy and Just Cavalli will have you believe it represents the freedom of youth. The top note opens to a wild pimento and winds down to the Vetiver and finally a leather basenote. It’s very fresh and woody at the same time. It’s a sensual scent and unlike the other male fragrance I reviewed a while back, this is for the 20-somethings and not always the working men.
So while this doesn’t stand out enough in person, when worn it becomes a whole new monster to deal with. I find the boyfriend wearing this more and more recently and I love it.
Just Cavalli retails at R999 for the 90ml and around R750 (not entirely sure) for the 50ml. This is definitely a worthy purchase.