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.
I bought this in a gift set with the Body Milk. I found the perfume to be quite musky at first but I grew to love it. I received many compliments from wearing this perfume! Highly recommend it.
A nice rose fragrance for people that normally don't like rose fragrances (me). 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.
Stella EDP is a rose in bloom on a cool summer's evening. The fragrance inside is as beautiful as the bottle: sweet, but not too sweet; floral, but not too floral. It's lovely.
I think this perfume would be perfect to wear to work; it's the type of scent that leaves an impression without screaming, "I'm wearing perfume today!" People will simply think you smell good.
I see that some people have found Stella to be overpowering - for me, my only complaint is that the fragrance does not last on my skin! :(
I think I may try the Rose Absolute instead in the hopes that it will last longer.
I sprayed this on yesterday and was really hoping to love it. However, it was just too floral on me, and did not agree with my chemistry. The rose was just too strong. The drydown was beautiful however. If it wasn't for the opening notes, this would be something I could wear. Unfortunately this is a no go for me. I thought I would have loved it based on reviews so this is another example of try before you buy.
Edited to add: I gave my sample to a coworker and she had to go wash it off in the bathroom. The overpowering rose scent actually caused another coworker to have a coughing fit. If you don't like roses, then stay far away from this perfume. The top notes are just too strong for me, and obviously others as well!
This is my new go to fall/winter fragrance for when I want to feel "pulled together"
I'm really picky when it comes to my rose fragrances. I like rose blends, more than true rose fragrances. I find the straight rose scents tend to be very migh maintenance, a little too BIG for work but too prissy for nighttime.
Hence the reason I love Stella. It smells like roses, and blackberries with the faintest wiff of lemon to keep it from getting all buttoned up old lady wacking you with a parasol, and then the amber gives it a nice warm base that embraces you and settles the fragrance into something classic and lovely. Equally at home in jeans and a sweater as a dress and heels. It really has become one of my favorites for the cooler months.
I love this scent! It's so unique and original. To me it smells like blackberries, incense, and a hint of sweet roses. So lovely :)