Oh how I adore this fragrance, it is UNCOMPLICATED and gorgeous.
Rose, jasmine, madarin..it is a summer evening in the midnight garden, jasmine climbing over the stone walls, warmth in the air, the sound of the waves crashing in the sea, good company, late nights and secrets whispered.
There is something very reassuring about this perfume, I immediately feel safe yet enveloped in the beautiful mystery of life.
There is some science which suggests trust is more easily gained with jasmine and I would tend to believe that, there is a strange connection with people that occurs when I've worn this and met for the first time. The bottle is stunning, chic yet uncomplicated just like the fragrance, I like the graduated colouring of the glass. The deep purple is like nighttime.
I first got this in a LE roller ball pen set, when it first launched, there were four purple glass pens in a box and it was the perfect way to have this fragrance. Easy to carry in a bag to apply to the wrists. It's one of those perfumes you can't stop smelling, it's divine. And not at all heady or cloying, yet it has a reasonable time before you no longer smell it. It's a scent that someone grabs your wrists and deeply inhales, then does it again.
Stella has stripped away all the complications of fragrance here and has left us with something..pure. To me it is lovely day or night, but I think it is best at night in summer, with that jasmine.. Though it is comforting enough to be a gorgeous winter scent too.
This reminds me of Chloe, which makes sense because they share similar notes (rose, peony, amber). I personally prefer Chloe, but Stella is a good perfume too. I'm just so in love with Victoria's Secret Noir Tease right now, so it's tough for a fragrance to get a 5 star rating for me at this moment. If you love the smells of roses, I definitely recommend this. Very feminine.
I loved this. It's one of my all time favorite fragrance. The rose scent is just right, not over powering. I usually wear this at work or evening and been receiving so many compliment. Last but not least it has a good lasting power.
Beautiful scent, without being overpowering. Alot of scents give me a headache, this one doesnt. Sits nicely on my skin, dosent irritate and lasts really well.
I have a "Summer" version of this one, which I swear is identical to the original "Stella" with one major flaw- it has no staying power. Maybe it's diluted on purpose to make it less strong, but the fact is that I put perfume on before leaving the house and by the time I am at the door, there's no trace of it left. It disappears so fast, I don't even know what to think about it. The bottle is blah too..
Beautiful rose scent that (quoting SO) is perverted enough to be interesting.
Most perfumes give me a headache or nausea, this one doesn't.
Have bough several times.
A nice rose fragrance for people that normally don't like rose fragrances. You definitely smell the roses, but there's enough sweetness added in to prevent it from being overpowering and dare I say "old lady-ish." This has become one of my go-to scents for a nice night out.
I purchased the rollerball of this perfume at sephora. Impulse buy while waiting in line lol. Anyway I got home and when I applied it I did not smell anything but rubbing alcohol. I promptly put it back in it the box and in the bag with the receipt. I was so annoyed that I wasted $20(!!!!) on this weak watered down NON perfume. Anyway I forgot about it for a while and when I found it several months later I applied it again and it smelled like fresh cut roses. I was so happy. It is still a weak perfume but I like the rollerball so I can touch up whenever I feel like it. Maybe that's why there is a larger purse spray? cause there is no way this would last through an 8 hour work day, or even a trip to the store.
I love a good rose, but this smells exactly like tbs rose. Sugary, heavy, unoriginal. Save your money and buy any other rose perfume, this one is too one-note and indistinguishable from any other to spend the money on.
Have been coming back to this one for years, have actually worn it since it came out in the UK. For a few months EVERONE did. When the craze died down, I stuck with it.
I now consider it a staple, and try not to wear it too much, as smelling it again after a few months gives me a little thrill. It smells like my twenties, travelling, memories and is almost more a companion than a scent. One that I love, but see less of.