This is a really strange one: strongly soapy with rice steam and vanilla. The effect is utterly indigestible... almost stomach turning but oddly compelling. I can't say I like this, but it is interesting and makes a marvelous appetite suppressant.
One of my all time favorite perfumes - sophisticated and clean scent
what a beautiful aldehyde!!!
this is soft,powdery,sensual honeysuckle, that really reminds me of unripe banana skin....but it is so much more....Sicily is very cheerfull, I can't really say that the commercial with gorgeous Monica pinpointed the perfume's character, but it is extremely sexy in its own, sicilian way....this perfume is far from mainstream, boring, generic,or somewhat legere....
it has a joyful character due to the powderiness slightly resembling first lush and voluptious D&G (the one with the red cap)....but Sicily is far less dramatic and needy, and D&G is drama queen must have!!they are both amazingly feminine,beautiful, and creamy but without going in the gourmand category path....
Sillage is fantastic, it is very long living on me and it doesn't change much....and that is great,because it means I can still sense it after 8 hrs!!!
nowadays it is a very hard perfume to find, but if you see it somewhere,give it a try.....honeysuckle honeyed gold,with shiny,sunny sprinkles of bergamot and aldehydes,heliotrope that gives a childlike sweeteness,sandalwood that gives it calm,sexy spine....
almost good enough to eat spread like a butter on a piece of toast<3
I love it, but I agree with the others-wear it in the cold weather, because it could be very nauseating during the summer or in hot ,humid weather...
My dad gave this to me as a gift once. It's an okay perfume... I'd say sort of a summery scent because it reminds me of the beach for some reason. It's citrusy and I guess a bit soapy like everyone else is saying. The scent is quite prominent as well... you can smell it on yourself. It's not a perfume I'd typically wear though, since I tend to like more floral scents. I wouldn't buy it again either because of how pricy it would be retail and, like I said, it's not a scent I'd wear too often.
I don't often get a scrubber but this was one on me. It has a lot of soap, some citrus (lost in soap), fruit, strangely boiled rice, maybe basmati and did I mention the soap? My wrists were practically foaming! I washed it off with more soap but it would not go. Finally it wore off - gave mine away. Great if you love banana soap.
yuck hated it...i had to wash it off..
gave it to a friend =C
I couldn't wait to wash this off. Shame it didn't work for me.
Decidely odd. What are bananas doing with soap, bergamot,wood, and vanilla? This fragrance is up to no good.
The opening is not impossible -- citric, leaves. Then the banana. Then someone washes the banana on a wooden counter. They're eating ice cream. Why?
More wood. More ice cream. More green. Someone is cleaning again. Odd twinges and bits of notes, mostly floral. Then more banana.
I harbor the suspicion that somewhere out there, someone has the chemistry to smell devastatingly beautiful and sophisticated in this, that somehow there's a way these notes will end well. Not on me, though.
After surfing the web for a soapy perfume i stumbled upon Sicily. I decided to buy it w/o smelling it because i was so sure that i would like it since it was described as "soapy". I LOVE soapy scents! When i sprayed the perfume it i immediately smelled the soap that everyone else was talking about, and it was EXACTLY what i was looking for! Just imagine the best smeling bar soap that u could imagine. Unfortunately, a couple of minutes lata i started to notice that it was starting to smell a little rancid---as if the bottle was going bad. I returned it to the store, aint no way i was gonna pay $84 for a rotten mess!. I, however, could not stop thinking abt the soapiness of this perfume and decided to buy it from another seller, and i'm glad i did. It is so soapy, sweet and fresh all at once. This is not a teeny bopper scent. This reminds me of a mature, sexy woman who would wear this only when she's wearing her fur coat. It something u have to try!
EDIT: Even though i love the soapy opening of Sicily, i just hate the drydown, it goes really sour...uuuughh. Anyone knows anything that mimics the soapiness of the top notes of sicily?
I think Sicily is a modern creation of timeless scent. Its floral-aldehyde composition makes it unique and complex. It opens up better on skin and IMO smells better during cooler time of the year. Lasting power is good and you only need a little bit but it is no way overpowering or nauseating.
To previous reviewer - try Terry White Chemist and Perfume Connection