To me the opening is too brash, a large yellow cubic zirconia in a gold plated ring.But within minutes things change and to me it does become quite amorous.
) which lends a really nice balance to the tropical fruity sweetness of the perfume.
I also get an undertone of a pretty, soft peppery floral although no particular flower stands out to me, it's more of a peppery floral blend. This really does remind me of Florida where I'm living right now. Not groundbreaking maybe, but certainly special enough for any occasion. Oriental, exotic tropical fruity and floral are terms that best describe this fragrance.
The dry down is a subtle ambery, herbal floral mango scent. I've lived in Coral Gables Palm Beach and Miami and this is the perfume that evokes the beachside restaurants and shops, the cafes and the lovely ladies. I want to purchase a second bottle but with all the perfume I have and love, there's no way I will ever need a second bottle. The bottle is lovely even though I very much dislike snakes. The ad needs to include a variety of faces and ages. The bottle with the snake design is a nice touch but it's also a bit misleading.
This has a definite tropical air to it, Caribbean/Atlantic coast type of vibe. The flowers, while not shy, are just not coming out to play as much as the fruits. It just seems to smell like the golden color it is. If I only had 20 perfumes, I'd get a second bottle of this for sure. You don't get a spicy bite or animalic fragrance out of it, nor is it musky or a heavy hitting sex bomb. The mango blossom is sweet and fragrant, rich, and absolutely heavenly. Around it bloom exotic flowers of Tiare but also some familiar flower friends like good old violet and even more fruity yellow flowers of frangipani.
For such an affordable price you get a more expensive smelling luxurious scent. I smelled mainly the Tiare Flower or plumeria which I absolutely adore as it's one of my favorite tropical flowers. The gardenia flower is also similar in smell to Tiare so it makes sense that they're both on here. Try this if you like tropical florals or fruity florals. Frangipani made an appearance in another Cavalli fragrance Exotica.
The mango blossom is really just another word for mango fruity type of scent. The violet or violet leaf gives this scent a luxurious and spicy aromatic quality as does the pepper. If you liked Cavalli's Exotica you'll find this easy to wear as it's in the same category of perfume. I can smell scents on my clothes the next day, but never on my skin THIS long. Sandalwood and amber give it that brilliant final touch.
Serpentine has an unusual floral note that I suppose is the mango blossom. I think, since it doesn't form a fume death cloud, it's wonderful in summer and work places. I'm loving the Cavalli fragrances of Exotica & Serpentine.
It's a flower I have never smelled in real life, peppery and fresh like a lily. These are very affordable fragrances but not cheap at all. This is a spring and summer scent and wearable as either a day or night fragrance. I am going to skip reading the notes shown above and just describe what I smell.
Serpent, the signature symbol of Roberto Cavalli, is feminine, sensual and dangerously charming.