54% would repurchase
on 1/9/2019 10:59:00 AM
More reviews by Olfactoria
Badly reformulated in recent years, this is a gloriously unabashed PERFUME (all caps), Vintage bottles, which have a gold colored diamond on the bottle, are readily and cheaply available on eBay and have held up very well over time. My review is of vintage Passion EDT.Passion is basically everything great about old-school perfumery in one juice. The delightfully tacky Art Deco packaging is part of the deal. It's a dark witchy liquid in a dark purple bottle that delivers the sort of skanky-yet-clean, mesmerizingly mysterious "waft" you just can't get from Juicy Couture or Marc Jacobs. Is Passion an Oriental or a chypre? It's both. Starts off with a soapy citrus tang, morphs into a coconutty herbal tuberose, and settles down into a dry, powdery vetiver with a dab of civet skank-- just enough to enhance the whole thing, kind of like fish sauce in Thai cooking. God, I love this stuff. It has a somewhat earthy/hippie/Goth vibe, due to the herbally undertones and skin-musk feel. Passion would be right at home at a seance, an indie rock concert, or a mass protest. Or, you can just wear it at home in your sweats and be comfortingly connected to the perfumed arts of the past.
7 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 1/2/2019 12:02:00 PM
A few years back, I took a *very* tentative spray of White Diamonds from a tester at CVS. I knew allll about its “cheap” and “old lady” connotations and how the churxh grannies choke everyone out with it. Etc etc etc. So I fully expected something putrid, harsh, and overwhelming. Instead, what hit my skin was a clean, bright, effervescent and almost giddy aroma that dried down to soft, tender white flowers and woods. It starts off like a wonderful spa soap and ends with a soft caress of sandalwood.I LOVED it! Vontage-y? Yes. It was created in 1991. But old-lady-ish? Only in the sense that it’s a memorable classic, and anything that fits that description will be old-lady-ish to some. In the past 5 years I’ve amassed White Diamonds in every form, from EDT to body cream to Parfum. I descend on the drugstores at Cheistmastime for those ubiquitous gift sets. I am straight HOOKED. Want to know why so many women can’t quit the White Diamonds? Because it’s great stuff! Try it with an open mind.
8 of 9 people found this helpful.
on 10/14/2018 10:32:00 PM
More reviews by indiawilkes
This is a great fragrance and reminds me a bit of Light Blue by Dolce and Gabana . It is sultry , rather sweet and has cedar to add a tangy note that complements the sweet notes. I have received multiple compliments and love it ! The price is very reasonable too .
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 10/14/2018 10:17:00 PM
I have been sad to return two bottles of weak Samsara . I wanted a substitute and found blogs at fragrantic recommending this one as having similarities with Samsara. I figured it would not be a big loss if it was a dud... BUT IT IS NOT! This definitely shares some similarity to Samsara , the old Samsara anyway . It also lasts a long time and has projection that is nice, It is quite spicy , yet soft and warm after the dry down. I do not find it too loud at all. The opening does not smell good, but that is not unusual for a perfume. However, the development of this one is quite appealing and I am so glad I found it . I really will wear it a lot .
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 8/31/2018 4:38:00 AM
More reviews by chell85
One of my long time favourites! love it, fragrance lasts for ages.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
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