I have to start by saying that I have always questioned the reasoning behind the use of the word Intimately in the name of a perfume. To me, it smacks of euphemisms for feminine hygiene products: “intimate wash”, “intimate wipes” and so on, so I will start by saying this is badly named and clumsily phrased. The photos of the eponymous Beckhams getting it on add a bit of smuggery to proceedings.
However, among the slew, nay onslaught of celebrity scents, the Beckham scent wardrobe has so far impressed me. The David Beckham colognes for men are very reasonable in quality and price and a previous Beckham fragrance that I reviewed ended up smelling more like aniseed than the well worn fruity floral/death by vanilla capers that are so common now (I think it was Signature For Her, see my earlier review).
In fact, surprisingly, the Beckhams have no fewer than 24 scents between them which puts them firmly on the radar and on the shelves. But hey, help them out, the poor things must need the cash. *cough*
Intimately Beckham Yours Women (Can we just call it IBYW?) opens pleasingly with pear and frangipani. Frangipani always smells a bit like almonds to me so this was a pleasant surprise. Pear is not for everyone, but I rather like it in fragrance. Opening notes; so far so good.
The middle notes remain true and the scent bursts with tropical petals, yet no Tiare Flower here, despite the unshakable image of rain kissed white flowers.
The base is soapy and floral and a little blander, and I couldn’t find the promised vetiver, but longevity isn’t bad at around five hours.
All in all, with an attractive gold box, a heavy glass bottle and a surprisingly unorthodox choice of notes, this makes an all round good buy.
I can’t help thinking this was made by the same people who make Avon scents. It smells very similar but doesn’t have that cardboardy base that so many Avon scents have on my skin. (Apart from Avon Premier Luxe which is great). Not bad at all.