Thursday, 25 March 2010

Review: Petite Couture – Patina Vibrator

California Exotics are a hugely well known brand, with a history spanning over 15 years, and are truly known for creating up to date, popular toys that really deliver.

The Couture Collection is a recent development, still being extended. The high quality toys look easily comparable to those fetching a far more substantial price tag, and you get the joy of dealing with sumptuous feeling materials, variable vibration, and completely cringe-free packaging! Hurrah!

The Patina is a rabbit style vibrator, but in a creamy, pure shade of white as opposed to the standard-issue pink, which makes for a great change. The main body of the vibe is made out of silicone (the finest, medical grade silicone, from Japan, apparently), and has a silky smooth texture and a firmness that’s just right – not too soft but not too rigidly unforgiving either.

Once you’ve popped three AAA batteries in, you’re good to go. There’s an on/off switch (handy if you need to quickly turn it off!) and two extra buttons, one to cycle through the 7 vibration settings (including a variety of pulses and speeds) and one for the 3 speeds of the all-important rotation that made the rabbit vibe so well known! The controller-end of the vibe is in a classy silver tone; all adding to a really high-end feel to this vibe! The packaging is every bit as classy as the toy itself, as shown in the pictures, and this vibe is waterproof too!

All in all, a great gift so far – but how does it perform? My first thoughts on this were good – the shape of the toy is great… it doesn’t hit my g-spot as well as the iTap G-spot vibe did, but it still feels damn good. The silicone feels great in use, and the rabbit ears are long enough to reach everywhere they should!

The vibration on the lowest setting is hard to hear over a running computer, and while louder on the higher settings, still compares very favourably to other quiet vibrators on the market. The thing that normally makes rabbits louder than their counterparts, however, is the noise from the shaft rotation. In the case of the Patina, the rotation is louder than the vibration, but considerably less than many other rabbit vibes!
 I found that in use, the vibration levels are great for me, and carry brilliantly though the silicone. I seem to get on best with the rotation on its “medium” setting of the three speeds, as the lower setting seems hard to notice, and the highest seems to rotate my arm more than the toy… But that may have a lot to do with how I “grip” toys internally? I’m not sure. All things considered, I really like this toy, and feel it has such aesthetic appeal that it would make a great gift for someone special ;)

There are certainly more "all singing all dancing" rabbits around, but as a good, multispeed rabbit with what is simply a great tactile feel, you can't go far wrong with the Patina! See what Cal Exotics have to say about the Patina here. (Under "Couture Collection") No UK stockists found yet for this vibe, but browse LoveHoney's Couture Collection range here. For information about the reviews found on NymphetamineKiss.com, click here.

NK x

EDIT!
There is now a UK stockist of the Patina; LoveHoney! Click to go!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i am sure that your kegels gave this vibe a hard time! :P :D

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