On me this is a warm, sultry, vanilla, raspberry, marshmallow. Soft, gentle, a little powdery - really pretty. Best for coolish days.
There is a tartness, a tang, that nobody ever mentions. It's a light, sheer, thin red-fruity perfume -- with a sharp, crisp edge to it, almost like a light incense. It reminds me of rose wine or cranberry juice. Red berry with a bite.
Where is the marshmallow note? Subtle -- it's much stronger on the fruit notes. I don't really smell much marshmallow or vanilla. I have a roll-on, and every time I read raves, I give it another earnest try. I wish I could love it, and the notes look like I should -- but it's just too thin, and I don't like red-berry noted perfumes, and it has that tangy quality that I just don't like, so I don't believe I'll ever buy a spray bottle.
UPDATE 5/30/13: I take it all back. Now that it's getting hot outside (80's), all of a sudden I really like Pour Femme -- and I just bought myself a gift set! This perfume is light, fresh, crisp -- good for hot weather. It has a red-berry crispness, rather than the citrus crispness that you usually find in summer perfumes. It's sweet, yet tangy -- with almost a pomegranate or cranberry note. Reminds me of a red Sweet-Tart candy. Or cranberry-orange relish. Perfume-wise, it reminds me somewhat of Bulgari Red Tea.
I've done a complete 180 on Pour Femme, based solely on weather -- lately, I'm just loving it. When it starts getting cool again, that could all change -- and this might turn out to be a summer-only fragrance for me -- but for now, I'm loving its unique fresh zing and I plan to continue wearing it throughout the hot, muggy summer.
i wouldn't buy it unless it was from a private s*ller on evilbay or something; that's where i got my bottle. i'd swap for it, too. i'm trying hard not to give money to companies that test on animals. *hard for a perfume addict
i love it.
that said, if i were mourning the red cap original beauty, this would upset me and make me mad, this new one. but i only liked the red cap, and i was late to the party.
starts off with strong orange, but only for about 5 minutes.
there's some marshmallow, but it's nice ~ and i don't like the sickly sweet ones. usually.
it's everything i wanted hanae mori butterfly to be. it's soft. it really just melts into my skin. there's a twinge of incense, but only every few moments. this lasts the whole time, but again, it's only every so often i smell something just a little incensy.
the berry is sweet, but it's tempered, and not sickly, at least on my skin. i love butterfly (pink, mostly), but there was always something a little screechy and a little sharp about the woods/currant. this has those on me, but they're super soft. it's just like velvet... after the orange fades.
there's always a little bit of incense on me, in the drydown, and sometimes a little perfect dryer sheet air as well.
so, if you think of this as just another new scent and ignore what its amazing mother was (they're polar opposites, to me), this is a beauty.
it might be too generic for a lot of people, but i just love it.
Gorgeous! This hits all of the perfect notes for me. The balance is amazing to me. Not too powdery, not too sweet, not too woodsy. It smells like a very arid, dry vanilla. I was so upset when Escada Collection was discontinued, this is my new favorite. They do not smell alike, but I at least have a substitute. Please give it a try.
Oooo - this is beautiful, Long-lasting with many moods. This is an elegant fragrance that has a subtle playfulness,as though it has a selective secret part saved for special times. It's positive, happy, clean, fruity, and marshmallow-sweet, but it's nothing like a run-of-the-mill B&BW recycled formula body spray. This doesn't portray wanting to be a teenager, it portrays a a multi-faceted, adventurous, fun spirit.
Love this perfume. Soft and sensual scent! It wears off quirky and is a little expensive but it is my favorite "go-to" scent right now. I am a perfume fanatic and switch up my perfumes a lot so even though it was expensive, it will last me a long time.
I won't lie I'm a sucker for good marketing and I bought this based off the commercial..After all who wouldn't want to have sweet sexy trip to Italy all wrapped up in a bottle?! But I was really hoping it smelled bearable and I was happily surprised its sweet, warm, contrasting scents with warm underlying base. I love fruity florals and gourmand scents I have flower bomb, jimmy choo, coach, Thierry mugler, valetina, lolita lempicka, bluebell, Herrera, etc etc (I love perfumes) and this fits right in it lasts most of the day and while I can't detect it on myself others can and compliment and ask what is it I usually lie and name it viva la juicy just cause I don't want that many people wearing it.. But it's wonderful I love it!
Great job Dolce and Gabbana. Sweet, warm, and modern perfume. Stays for hours.
I absolutely adore this fragrance. It is so warm, it seems to melt into your skin and give off waves of it's sensual scent. It's very comforting, welcoming and sexy at the same time. It pulls a marshmellow note on me that makes it purely addicting in my opionion. This fragrance will forever be in my collection. Classic, classy and timeless...
I have so many perfumes that I didn't need another one, but this won me over after a few weeks. I completely ignored it as a just another D&G perfume, but gradually it was woven into my subconscious with magazine ad's, commercials, and then by testing it on my wrist. On the way home I got many compliments and men standing very close to me in lines, then my husband said he loved it and that finalized it. I bought the 1.7 oz, the large bottle is usually only for people who consider a perfume their signature scent. A rollerball is on Ulta.com, but not in Sephora. I can only describe this as sensual, sweet, softly floral, and slightly powdery. I don't get any raspberry from it at all, but the top note of neroli is nice. Then a wave of heliotrope, jasmine, and orange blossom, but they're not intense. Marshmallow and vanilla are always there, but never sugary. And the sandalwood is oh so nice. The original is so powerful and 90's, it can knock you down and overwhelm your senses. I love a strong perfume any day, but prefer this newer version. D&G said they were very young when they made the original (and it definitely fits the era), but this is a more modern take.