I have worn this fragrance for several years, and I still love it. To me, it is the perfect blend of vanilla, blackberry, and musk. I don't feel like a 14 year old with a candy coating; and I also don't feel like an old hippie wearing too much vanilla and musk. The combination of scents is just right - it's a classy and easy-to-wear fragrance. I'm surprised by the reviewers saying this has no lasting power. On me, it lasts all day, and is one of the rare fragrances that I can tolerate smelling all day without getting sick of it. It will always be part of my fragrance collection.
This right here MUA, is my HG fragrance. This is the one fragrance I have never gotten tired of. I purchased the 3.3 limited edition size and it was well worth the money. The quality of this fragrance is much better than Philosophy. I prefer this fragrance to Sexy. I will repurchase.
Love, love love! Sweet yet refreshing, but needs to last longer. I go with the volleyball.
I have to say... this is a very lovely scent. But i'm not rating the scent based on how well i like it. It's the kind of balance of sweet and somewhat fruity (tart blackberry) that i love in fragrances. I don't care that this is for females(i'm male), i love it and will wear it, it's really nice for winter ! when you'll be warm indoors.
I have gripes about this though, the packaging for the largest size is awkward. It's insanely expensive at 85$ for the full size, and it has little to no staying power, after 4 hours i can barely smell sweetness if i dig my nose into my wrist. I expect a more pricey designer fragrance to stay more.
Several dupes are out there but this is a unique fragrance in that the dupes are close...but not quite exact to the original. (i personally suspect the fragrance creators purposefully made the fragrance non-lasting so they could call their formula "unique" so people would buy it more )
Philosophy's Falling In Love is a close dupe for this but not 100% exact, maybe 95%? unconditional love is similar but sweeter
I'm really sad that I have to write this review. I absolutely adore the scent - it's pretty and sweet without being cheap. I wanted to love it and keep it forever... but it gave me a pretty severe allergic reaction on my skin.
Please note that I don't have sensitive skin and I'm not really allergic to anything, so this came as quite a surprise. I like to spray perfume on my pulse points, like my wrists and neck. When I spray this perfume on my skin, it makes me look bruised in that area! The rash would stay on my skin for a few days, even after I stopped using this. While it didn't physically hurt, it looked so bad everytime I used this perfume, so I had to return it. :(
I love love love this perfume SO MUCH but alas the staying power is so terribly weak I can never really bring myself to justify the price of it. Every now and again I am able to win it at a semi affordable price on eBay. I've even tried layering it.... :/ just doesn't last long enough for the high price tag. I'll purchase again just because I love scent but to keep it around longer I only use it as 'night out' perfume.
The smell is very much like Falling in Love by Philosophy yet this one stays on longer. I love the scent and it is pretty and light for the summer.
No.9 is a relatively natural-smelling blackberry, It is not artificial, nor too candied, and has a green "blackberry bramble" type of scent. However, lasting power is pretty weak. On me, it lasts... maybe 2-3 hours? However, there is a pleasant, barely detectable drydown of clean musk after the scent fades. Regardless, I do need to reapply periodically.
I have to be in the mood to wear this. Definitely too sweet for me to reach for everyday. This is blackberry and vanilla and nothing more. And stop comparing this to drug store and BBW fragrances. This fragrance has been knocked off more than a Chanel bag so yes, you will smell cheaper imitations but #9 is the original.
I did not like this one. It smells like very sweet blackberry candy. As people said here, there is no drydown in this perfume. Overall, the staying power is good but this sweet scent annoyed me after a couple hours. I would say it smells chip and you can find something like this or even better in VS or Bath and Body Works.