59% would repurchase
on 9/3/2016 2:01:00 AM
More reviews by luckylouie
I was given a good sized decant of this from a friend so I can't really comment on the price. On me this is pleasant enough fruity, warm vanilla based fragrance with relatively low sillage and excellent lasting power. It smells a lot like Vanilla Fields by Coty. The main difference is that it starts off with a big blast of syrupy canned fruit in place of the generic florals top notes of Vanilla Fields.It really doesn't work with my with body chemistry. It's too sweet, smells cheap, juvenile and very synthetic. I'm very glad I was given a decant because there is nowhere around here where I can find a tester and I've been wanting to try this for years.My partner wrinkled his nose and said it smelt like a really cheap body spray. A few friends have said the same thing. If it works with your body chemistry, great. I would advise against blind buying this based on the notes.Edit: Okay, after 3 wears, I am upgrading my review to 3 out of 5. This is still too sweet, still smells cheap and a bit juvenile, but the drydown is better than expected. It loses a lot of that synthetic vibe it has upon first application.If this works with your body chemistry, then it's really good value because it really does have excellent longevity.
on 8/31/2014 8:18:00 AM
More reviews by mhubbard
I am a big gourmand lover and I bought this blind, quite certain it would hit the spot. Unfortunately it was a disappointment, just straight up vanilla and not complex at all. Boring. Generic gourmand if there could be such a thing. Nothing at all like the masterpiece it is sometimes compared to. One could wear this to work and not offend, but why bother? Smells like a 13 year old girl's first perfume. Not bad, but no where near enough.
on 3/5/2014 10:36:00 AM
More reviews by shushkin2
I love this rose based scent. The note that hits me first though is the pepper. Who would have thought that rose and pepper would be such an inspired combination. I'm always wary of rose based scents as they can be a sickly or old fashioned. This is fab. It lasts for hours and hours. The sillage is about average. It is so spicy yet still sweetish. I think it makes for a unique scent as its not that easy to put it in a particular category of scent. It could be an oriental but then there is the touch of gourmand. Anyways, I love the combination of notes and I think it will become my signature scent. Its definitely not for any shy flowers. This is for an independent and confident woman who knows what she wants.
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on 9/8/2011 4:44:00 AM
More reviews by ladiladila
First - let me tell you I don't know much about perfumes eg their top notes etc but when I read other reviews about this perfume having sandalwood, bergamot and pepper these are some *notes* I like - also there's a perfume by Givenchy (forget name but has pastel letters and is *peppery*) which I love and has been d/c so that's a reason I like this.Anyway - bought in a shop in Ibiza when on vacation about 3 or 4 years ago, loved it from the get go. Since then, men and women but especially women, seem to love it. Maybe it's just the way it smells on me. anyway I find it smells very sophisticated and feminine but unique too. Not many people know about it, it's not a well known brand so that makes it a bit more special to me. However, the cap on the bottle is *awful* breaks easily and makes the perfume prone to leaks. Maybe i had a faulty bottle but having said that would buy again and in my top 3 all time favourite perfumes.
on 12/10/2010 1:56:00 PM
More reviews by pxcrunnercat
In my opinion, this is a very underrated perfume. Perhaps that's because not many people know about it. Anyway, it's one of my favorite "everyday" perfumes. I wouldn't wear it out, but I would wear it ona casual date. It's just a very "pretty" fragrance. Starts off too floral in my opinion, but mellows out quickly. It remains slightly floral and there is just something in it that smells classy. I wish I could describe it better. It smells sophisticated and feminine and just lovely. I will be wearing this a lot to class and just out and about. It makes me feel pretty. I don't often buy backups of perfume, but I am buying at least one, maybe 2 backups of this stuff. I think it may be my signature everyday perfume.
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