Cartier Baiser du dragon is the only one i wear i luv it ...it is the best fragrance ! i live in Montreal quebec for it is discontinued ...Ive tried so many other fragrance to replace it mission impossible ! would anyone be abe to suggest me something similiar ? PLEASE HELP
I really wanting this based on all the glowing reviews and the fact that I really like sweet, gently spicy, incense, and balmy frags. . . oh yea and its a discontinued Cartier so it must be good and I must have it. Right? This is opens very promising with the sweet Amaretto and almond and all that other good stuff . . . but on my skin it QUICKLY dissolves into nothing more than a whimper. I can only assume that the glowing reviews and cult following is for the pure perfume b/c my skin ate the EDT.
with the name "dragon" i was expecting a hot spicy, leathery scent. something that would compliment a red cashmere sweater (the word dragon makes me think of the color red). i was expecting a toned down version of something like opium. instead, dragon is just a clean skin scent. not like dove soap or soapy. but like a super duper watered down barely detectable spice, mixed with a soft creamy-ness. it reminds me alittle of Maja, but very watered down. when initially sprayed, dragon smells quite exciting..there is this awesome hot spice. its smells "red" to me. then like 5 minutes later it changes to a "pale red". it sucks because the first stage of this perfume is AMAZING. dragon is overpriced and very forgettable.
Very boozy and spicy and even soapy with lots of depth.
I'm on the fence with this one. I like it but, I'm not in love with it.
Reminds me of Creed's Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie. They both have that spicy base with boozy jasmine on my skin.
Heavy, rich and warm, but too sweet for me.
The eau du parfum starts with a horrible acrid burst of alcohol, which only lasts for a few seconds, and then settles down into pure Coke syrup. I imagine there is meant to be sandalwood and cedar in there, but I'm overwhelmed by the syrupiness.
Then comes the sandalwood...with a hint of licorice? Strange, but not unpleasant. After an hour or two, I'm left with baby powder and little else. By evening, it's damn well gone - not as much staying power as I expected, and too sweet for my blood. I also find powder notes to be, well...dull as powder.
For a spicy floriental, I prefer Chanel's Coco. It's less sweet, lasts forever, little to no powder, and seems somehow better balanced to me.
This registers to me similar to lucky no 6. Not strong but warm and oriental skin scent on me. Not obnoxious at all. But does not knock my socks off, either, which might be ok for something I wear daily.
I'm really quite undecided about whether this one is worth a full bottle for me. It's really a beautiful, lovely scent, but at the same time, it's not something that really leaves a deep impression, making you want it more and more, like my most favorite perfumes do.
Le Baiser is really a simple mix of sandalwood, rose and vetiver, with a strong feel of almond and vanilla, and a touch of earthy patchouli. Each part of it is very smooth and noticeably high quality. It's a perfect balance of sweet, bitter, dry and warm. It's a cushy, comfortable scent that would be perfect by the fireplace on a warm Fall evening in the early twilight, with a good book, a sexy cashmere sweater dress and a big glass of malbec.
It's nice, it's lovely, it's utterly the highest quality stuff. But because there's no clever twist to it, no surprise ending, no contrasting element, I just can't bring myself to give it that last lippy, and I can't decide if I want to purchase a full bottle. I suppose I just like a little something naughty with my nice.
If you're looking for a deeper, dryer, more grown-up and sophisticated type of sweater-scent, this is your perfume. I guess that's just not what I'm looking for right now.
This is somewhat of a repeat of my comments under the other entry for the Dragon....
I see two entries for the Dragon here on MUA so I will enter my comments into both. I actually like both pure perfume and eau de parfum of this fragrance, however, I tiny bit prefer pure perfume to EDP. Unlike EDP, pure perfume does not open sharp and remains soft and yet lingering on the skin all day long. I have not gotten any bad comments on this one, that it's strong, unpleasant, etc. On the contrary, I received tons of great compliments, especially from men. I have read reviews where this fragrance is compared to Angel, etc, but I completely do not get any resemblance. I dislike Angel and I love Dragon. The only fragrance that this slightly resembles (and very slightly), IMHO is Prada's Amber (white box). But even that is a stretch. It is a very expensive fragrance, if you buy it in the store you can expect to pay $375 CAD for 30 ml pure perfume, but on Fragrance X, 50 ml refill pure perfume (if you don't care for the fancy bottle) is $100 CAD.
I must admit I wasn't too crazy about this fragrance at first, as I tried EDP which tends to open a bit sharp, but it settles very quickly into a gorgeous fragrance and if you want to completely avoid the sharper opening, then go for the pure perfume. This will be a staple in my collection!
Iím thinking this isnít a big Chinese dragon but one of those cute little guys who sit on mushrooms in the forest. They have collars around their necks and the fairies keep them for pets, and they try to burn your hand when youíre picking wild berries. Itís rich and warm as befits something that dries down to amber and patchouli, and lasts close to the skin, but itís very feeble. Thereís a flash at first, but no lasting fire.
Goes on almost edibly delicious, then passes through a nasty oriental stage that smells like an overfull ashtray on me ( a lot of oriental fragrances do that to me). After that, the dry down is gentle and layered, with the strongest note being Benzoin on me. It has the same feeling if none of the signature as Bois d'Armenie. If you like benzoin, this is for you. Very nice, though much more complex than the elegantly simple Bois d'Armenie.