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rated 1 of 5 top reviewer on 5/23/2014 12:36:00 PM More reviews by Mimiacid

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Fine Eyes: Green

Screaming scrubber. Eau de furniture polish. An industrial accident in a plastics factory. Sure-fire migraine trigger. Should be marketed as an emetic by a major drug company. Possibly the worst perfume ever made, and certainly the biggest misnomer. Pass the sick bag.

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/15/2014 8:00:00 AM More reviews by MiniMabs

Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue

It's deep and rich and very sexy - but experienced and classy kind of sexy - not cheap and flashy kind of sexy. Everyone who has ever hugged me or got close to me tells me I smell incredible when I wear this scent. It is my winter signature scent. I would say it is for the more experienced woman - late 30's onwards. She knows her own mind and knows how to go about getting what she wants.

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rated 5 of 5 on 8/23/2013 11:54:00 AM More reviews by Judy0924

Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure Hair: Red, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

Poeme is one of those fragrances that hit me immediately as my kind of scent. I'm not good at describing the notes, but the orange/amber and vanilla come to mind. I've always loved it and used it for about 20 years. It's particulary wonderful in winter and leaves me feeling happy and warm whenever it wafts in my direction. Here is what a Fragrantica says about it:

"Poeme does not follow classic structure of top, middle and base notes. The notes of the composition are appearing alternately, like echo. The composition features intoxicating Himalayan blue poppy, white and yellow flowers (mimosa, rose, freesia...) and vanilla flower. Poeme is a poem in the world of perfumes; the contrasts of bitter and sweet create a special sensual aura. "

I would say it is intoxicating for me and always puts me in a good mood. A little goes a long way so no need to over apply.

I tend to like the more complex fragrances and the warmer, oriental ones as well. For a long time, I was getting by on samples when I'd buy other Lancome skin care products, but finally bought a bottle of my own.

I gravitate towards Chanel (Coco), Boucheron, Burberry (the original) and newer ones such as Gucci Guilty and Bright Crystal so my taste is pretty widespread, but I don't like overly sweet, light, powdery floral-ly and fruity perfumes. Hope this helps!

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 7/28/2013 9:07:00 AM More reviews by stls

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green

Ah, Poeme... Mimosa, narcissus and a voluptuous bouquet of flowers in all their glory. Very deep and voluptuous. It's not daring but quite an old romantic at heart and positively womanly.

Seriously, there are a million notes in there: blackcurrant, Himalayan poppy, plum, green notes, mandarin orange, narcissus, bergamot, peach, datura on top.
Mimosa, leather, orange blossom, freesia, jasmine, heliotrope, ylang ylang, vanilla, rose, tuberose in the middle.
The base consists of tonka bean, amber, musk, vanilla, more orange blossom and cedar.

Jacques Cavallier did a wonderful job. This flood of powerhouse florals wouldn't possibly be anything less than intoxicating. Tenacious sillage and longevity.
Unfortunately I'm not a fan of bold floral perfumes and although I appreciate the craftsmanship I wouldn't wear Poeme - the queen of yellow florals. If this is the type of perfumes that wear well on you don't miss it.

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rated 3 of 5 on 7/28/2013 7:29:00 AM More reviews by hintay89

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

my uncle gave me this 2 years ago, but I didnt like.Now I see it on my makeup table so i give a try. I smell it vanilla and jasmine? sweet and strong ,not too old and not young either. Maybe suitable for women have kids :v . For girl ,i think its so mature and i dont see it sexy :)

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 7/8/2013 1:09:00 AM More reviews by Shanplum

Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel

I have a love hate relationship with this fragrance I have owned 2 bottles of this and never finished one I end up re-gifting it to someone else. It's funny several girlfriends of mine have bought this because of me wearing it but on myself I don't like it. Yet several months after wearing it I find myself running to a lancome counter to spray it again but in several hours find it annoying and overly sweet. I think it is the mimosa which dominates most on my skin. On those who can truly wear this well the scent always reminds me of yellow fresh cut flowers and passionfruit cheesecake. On me it's just a cloying syrupy chemicalness.

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 6/13/2013 11:25:00 AM More reviews by tinkerrbelle

Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Other, Fine Eyes: Blue

Poeme is a strong vanilla-based, sweet powdery fragrance that came out in 1995. Very similar to Avon's "Vanilla Musk", but with a few extra floral and green hints added that make it slightly soapy and clean. Powdery sweet but perhaps cloying to some. Fans of Vera Wang "Princess" or Thierry Mugler "Angel" who are wanting to tone it down a bit might like to try Poeme as they are in a similar style. Poeme is very lasting, just like Vanilla musk, which lasts all the day on me. It doesn't have any peppery, harsh citrus, or wierd surprise notes that seem popular in the 2010's. I'd say it is an innocent, classic, positive and feminine perfume for a feminine, loyal personality who likes to get positively involved. Its slightly more complex than the Avon, but I really don't think its different enough or any better than the Avon Vanilla Musk to bother paying 7 times as much! Don't be fooled by the long list of the official fragrance notes, its mostly a simple vanilla perfume. If you like the look of the Poeme fancy bottle and have cash to splash I'd say go for it, but otherwise I'd go for the Avon.


Top - Blue Himalayan poppy, lychee blossom
Heart - Orange blossom, mimosa, jasmine, rose
Base - Vanilla, desert datura flower

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rated 2 of 5 on 3/5/2013 4:38:00 AM More reviews by juliastockholm

Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green

I have received this scent as a sample more than ten times. Over several years, of course, but still. It seems to be one of those perfumes that you get for free, it has always been in my house but I have never bought it. And I never will.

I think giving out so many samples of this has been a mistake, whenever I smell this on someone I think she must be out of her usual perfume and is using up her samples.

Anyway, the smell itself isn't all bad, sure it smells a bit old lady like, but not in a bad way. If I hadn't been over exposed to it in the nineties, maybe I would have liked it better.

Reviewing this because I received another sample of it the other day.

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/29/2013 5:53:00 PM More reviews by ScentingSarah

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue

Poeme is the 'One'! Poeme is my Signature Winter Scent! My one and only during those cooler months!
Poeme makes me exude confidence! It enhances your femininity, transports you to that special place where you feel the happiest! It's such an original scent, heavy yet not stifling, long lasting yet not offensive - it's truly perfection personified!

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 10/24/2012 8:17:00 AM More reviews by Kysyona

Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

Well, this is just perfection. It is a Holy Grail of Lancome's perfumery. So unique and distinct - it is unmistakeable und uncomparable, so full-bodied and self-sufficient, that no other single note could possibly make it better. So feminine, that one can hardly fully appreciate it before reaching mid-20s at least, and this is hardly for someone who yet has not enjoyed the emotional rollercoaster of romance and stumbled upon the Real Deal on one of those rides. This fragrance says - I am in love, I am complete and I have arrived. Being the ficklest and most insatiable perfume junkie, I actually had to say this first in my head before writing in pure disbelief that I were even considering this, but yes, this could be THE ONE perfume I could see as my signature scent. I have worn this in good times and bad times, and every time it just makes me feel so happy, so satisfied with life and powerful as a woman! I think this is the antidote to feeling needy or insecure. I think of icons like Sophia Loren or Elizabett Taylor when I sniff it, and oh how I wish I were the only one who knew about Poeme!!:)

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