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Coco De Mer is the sister site and shop (in London) of Lovehoney. Recently quite a few of the Coco De Mer branded items have been going across to the Lovehoney website, because of this I was able to test out the new Coco De Mer wand, named Emmeline.
The moment I received the package I was pretty blown away; the packaging is beautiful and really spells out quality. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know just how much packaging means to me. It’s the first impression you get of the toy, and because this is Coco De Mer, I did have quite high expectations to begin with. Coco De Mer is somewhat the ‘boutique’ of sex toys stores, so a bit of class was expected. I didn’t expect the amount of class that I received though.
The initial packaging was gift wrapped, which looked lovely and I believe more stores should offer this, I’m not entirely sure if purchased from Lovehoney they’ll be gift wrapped, I doubt it though. The outer packaging is sleek, and looks very stylish. Inside the box you’ll find a cylindrical leather zip lock clutch – which looks beautiful.
The wand is made silicone which is a dark chocolate brown in colour, the silicone is incredibly smooth and feels velvety to the touch. As the wand is rechargeable you’ll receive a USB charging cable which uses micro USB charging. I’m not overly keen on the way the wand charges. This is because you unscrew the base of the wand and charge it like that. I mean, it makes charging incredibly discreet; however, each and every time I unscrewed this to charge I’ve found myself questioning whether or not I’m going to lose one or both pieces of this as I’m sometimes a bit of a scatter brain. And, considering the eye watering price of this wand, that’d be bad.
Whilst we’re on the subject of price, I might as well stick with that for a moment. This wand (at the time of writing this) costs a staggering £159.99 – which IMO is highly overpriced for what it is. This small rechargeable wand, and whilst it looks pretty I certainly don’t believe it’s worth almost £160. In fact, the Doxy Diecast is IMO much better and costs less than this does.
When I first looked over the Emmaline wand I was initially excited to see the head of it, it’s a lot smaller than other rechargeable wands, boasting a girth of 4.6 inches at its widest point and since I’m a huge fan of pin point clitoral stimulation I was expecting some really good things.
The Emmaline wand is pretty powerful for a rechargeable wand, so that’s good. However, the vibrations are quite buzzy and I found that most of the vibrations were in the handle (the bit you charge) which, well isn’t great. At all. In fact, I found it so off putting during use and my hand would go tingling and numb that in order to counter act this I had to put a towel over the handle. When I have to cover the handle in a towel to stop it irritating my hand, you know it isn’t a good sign. The vibrations remind me of the FSOG wand, there are continuous vibrations and patterned; I don’t use patterned vibrations, so this option really means nothing to me. But for those that do, this wand has them. I found in use that the buttons could also be a bit of a bitch, although they’re in the right place for when you’re holding the wand, they’re just stiff, which made it more of a hassle than it’s worth to switch the settings. I’m thankful that I have nails, because I had to use them to push the buttons in.
In use (with a towel over the handle) the wand was quite pleasurable, the small head made the vibrations much more pin point and perfect for clitoral stimulation. It did however take a long time for me to climax using it, I found that although the vibrations are quite strong I found them too buzzy and irritable with prolonged use. I much preferred to use the wand internally, the straight shaft is perfect for A-spot stimulation, which I generally do love – the problem that I had was again the buzzy vibrations, they really let the wand down – so much so that most of the time I opted to use it with the vibrations off. Which makes the vibrator (for me) pretty redundant, and with the price tag it has, that’s an expensive item to have.
In honesty, Emmaline is beautiful – but it’s just not for me, at all. Although the vibrations are powerful they’re just too buzzy and well, not that great. It’s a decent wand and is well made but it’s certainly not worth the price tag that it currently has. I’d expect to pay around £50 for this, not £159.99. There are rechargeable wands out there with similar buzzy vibrations, namely the FSOG wand, that I don’t need to cover the handle with a towel and has a much lower price tag (£74.99).
Aesthetically this is one of the most beautiful vibrators I’ve even seen – both the packaging and the product (looks) are perfect. However, for me that’s about as good as it gets.
This item was sent to me in exchange for an honest review from Lovehoney. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links have been used within this post.