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on 9/25/2015 8:31:00 PM
More reviews by Aimbl
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
EDIT: added a lippie. I tried a dab again on my forearm, not wrist. For some reason it morphed faster into a smooth dry down with a closer kinship to EL knowing than I had realized. Less screeching aldehydes. More similarity to today's niche roses with oud, ambergris or frankincense than I expected. No headache. Maybe my skin chemistry is changing as I get older. . . . I still would not have described this as similar to Chanel 22. IMO, the aldehydes do not sparkle or fizz here, and I get a sense of density that Chanel 22 does not have. Whatever the ingredient is that makes me think of EL knowing is characteristic of EL, not Chanel 22, or even vintage EdC chanel 5 which has more pronounced animalic note and darker quality than 22. Note: I have also tried the atomisr version above, and my recollection was that it is harsher, louder than the vintage EdP in my stoppered mini. This could be due to reformulation of the formula, oxidation of my mini or because a spray can throw off triple the amount of a dab and can amplify the sillage and power of a fragrance dramatically. I hate sillage and I prefer to dab. I did not decant any WL from the atomiser to see if I liked it better. ------ I have a vintage miniature (clear curved glass with stopper) in good condition from an older EL coffret assortment including private collection in a cute glass teardrop bottle and EL knowing. Mine is not the later reformulation atomizer depicted above. I don't do well with sharp aldehydes, but I do try periodically to see if my nose or skin chemistry can handle WL because it's so iconic. Also I read reviews below such as the one written by Sillage, and I think I must be missing something. . . Each time I get a headache and an enormous amount of screechingly sharp loud floral up my nose. this is not personally to my taste, and I am a fan of vintage. I recently saw a liquid soap dispenser from bath and body works in someone else's kitchen. It was labeled white cotton. . . Perhaps a spinoff of white linen is still very popular? Note: I don't think vintage WL is a dupe of Chanel 22, even though both have sharp aldehydes and white florals.
on 9/16/2014 11:23:00 AM
More reviews by spaflam
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
Yick. Just does not work on me - smells very "old lady".
on 6/30/2014 5:59:00 PM
More reviews by shadedmaryy
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I just can't get over how amazing White Linen smells all day, no layering necessary. Its strong, high key, meaning its going to stand out when you wear this, its lovely but not subtle at all. It makes you feel very good to smell so good, which increases your self confidence.This is a floral masterpiece, an absolute beauty. Love this, its one of my all time favorites and I own a large bottle. Smells clean, very pretty and exceptionally classy.
5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 6/4/2014 4:23:00 PM
More reviews by glossyxlipz
Skin: Very Dry, Dark, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
It is a beautiful scent. When I smell it, I get transported back to my childhood sneaking into my mothers bedroom to play with her makeup and perfume on her vanity. Its such a warm, comforting smell. Like a grandmother wearing a warm cozy sweater we hugging you.. But alas, I am not meant to wear it. It doesn't go well with my chemistry/personality. I was told it makes me smell like old ladies and mothballs. I thought about buying it just to sniff it when I am at home just for nostalgic purpose. I may, once a good GWP of a perfume comes out.
on 2/3/2014 8:09:00 PM
More reviews by DakotaDaisy
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
At initial burst, White Linen is sharp, loud, and overpowering. After a few hours, it quieted down to a soapy floral. White Linen might be something to wear to a business luncheon. I can see why some people enjoy this classic. However, it is not for me.
on 12/5/2013 8:47:00 PM
More reviews by kyl77
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I bought White Linen a part of a set of mini Estee Lauder fragrances. Given its name, I expected White Linen to be light and soapy, but it's actually a rather strong floral. Peronally, I find it to be a bit harsh. Although it's not a terrible perfume, I probably won't repurchase.
on 5/9/2013 1:47:00 PM
More reviews by sillage
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
My husband's all-time favorite perfume, White Linen has probably been the most worn fragrance of my lifetime. I've lost count of how many large bottles I've been through.Beginning around 1981, I wore it throughout the 80's and 90's, and I still own it now -- I always will. I still wear it, especially with my husband, on our dinner dates and vacations. White Linen is a clean fresh floral but so much more -- there's a mystique about it, I think. I find it alluring and magnetic.Personal story: In the 80's I was once at a Christmas party with my husband (I was wearing Cinnabar) -- and I sniffed a fabulous perfume coming off a young 20-something slim pretty blonde girl who was sitting by herself. Her perfume was a "drawing in" scent to the max -- it was mysterious, compelling, alluring, and had a pull like a strong magnet. Irresistible. I thought she was bound to attract men like flies, just so they could get better whiffs of that perfume! It was mysterious, hypnotic, & spellbinding to me. I approached her and said, "I have to ask you -- what is that perfume you're wearing, it just smells so good!" -- to which she said "White Linen".Huh? White Linen? That was my husband's fave on me, and I had already gone through at least 2 bottles and had another at home. Yet I didn't recognize it? I never thought of it as a wintery or Christmasy or particularly mysterious/hypnotic/spellbinding fragrance before, but on her, it reeeeeeally was! It made me appreciate it even more, getting that "outsider" perspective. Any time I catch a whiff of White Linen in public, it spins my head around -- it's arresting.I've always had a big collection of perfumes and have always rotated constantly. Once, one of my female coworkers -- who had sniffed many perfumes rotating on me for a very long time -- stood behind me at work and said, "You smell the best you've ever smelled". I was wearing White Linen.
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 4/28/2013 11:51:00 AM
More reviews by highrise
Skin: Other, Fair, Cool
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Revisiting White Linen 20+ years after I used to wear it, and it's somehow shot into my top 5, for all time. A beautiful floating bubble of aldehydes and pale greens, this scent grounds me and erases all the messy pencil strokes to reveal the tidy lines underneath. It's modern (in the classic sense), and clean without being ascetic. I'll love it for the feeling it gives me - comfortable, capable, calm.
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 1/10/2013 2:59:00 PM
More reviews by ohwrite
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Lovely floral with a soapy quality, to me. IMO, one of the best iterations of "soapy/clean." Not boring, long-lasting, and does not take on any "dirty" quality. Within its kind, the best.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 12/7/2012 11:56:00 PM
More reviews by annalisameyer
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Does anybody think the current White Linen is TOTALLY DIFFERENT than how it used to be???? I have a friend who used it in the late 80's early 90's and I remember it VIVIDLY... but when I smell it in stores now, it's not the same. Am I alone in this opinion? Did they change the formula?
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Are you sure this product is discontinued?
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