I received and purchased body sprays from Bath & Body Works and Victoria's Secret starting at age 12-13. Tommy Girl however, was my first perfume. I got it as a gift for my 16th birthday... It was pretty much the only thing I wanted, and I LOVED it!! It was a pretty big bottle, cause I used it religiously for the first year I had it, then I used it here and there, but not daily...and I used the very last of the bottle about 10yrs after I got it! I have always loved the scent...I love "green" scents. I bought a tiny bottle a few years ago to wear every now and then...I love all of the memories that come to mind when I wear it!! In fact, I think that's my favorite thing about fragrances, is the memories!!!
This is cheap at Ross.
I agree it has a "tinge". To me this smells GREEN, if that makes sense. It reminds me of spring,
It's a nice fragrance, especially for younger women.
I don't smell the citrus, but this is nice and not offensive IMO.
It's not overly sweet, and it's not complex. I'd like to try this layer a heavier perfume to make it more interesting.
I got this as a gift, years ago and I HATED IT. The scent was overwhelming and gave me headaches that I can't even begin to describe. It's far too strong and it has a certain weird tinge to it, that made me miserable. Maybe it's just not right for me. I still have 95% left of the perfume, even till now.
I get what others speak of when they say metallic, I certainly understand what others mean when they use synthetic to describe Tommy Girl. It is, without a doubt all of that and more in so many words. It is brass, loud and screeches at you. It's not soft at all. It's such a cacophony of pots and pans hitting at my brain it's assaulting. Why in heavens name would I want to wear this? The only reason I could think of would be to revisit a memory from the long-gone past, the very-long gone. A heavy-metal one, I might add. This is a fragrance that brings to mind grunge to me for some reason, Doc Martens, safety pins and all that that era entailed. It's a cold, alloy feeling fragrance. It's certainly not one to make you feel cozy. But if you'd like to kick ass, hey, give it a spritz.
Top Notes: Black Currant, Camelia, Mandarin Orange, Apple Tree Blossom.
Middle Notes: Honeysuckle, Lily, Violet, Mint, Grapefruit, Lemon, Rose.
Base Notes: Magnolia, Leather, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Cedar.
Tried this thanks to Luca Turin's 5 star review in Perfumes: The Guide.
The topnotes are my favorite stage, where it smells like very strong, sweet iced lemon tea and wildflowers. Then this sharp, aggressively fresh aquatic quality emerges and takes over everything. Can someone remake this without the aquatics please?
Tommy Girl may have been a landmark in perfumery, but it's been ruined for me by a million "Mountain Breeze" shower gels, deodorants and air fresheners that smell similar. It's not the perfume's fault - it was very popular and has been copied a lot over the years. Still, I can't wear this one, although I wouldn't mind smelling it from a safe distance on someone else.
Too floral and musky for me but then again i dntnreally like florals All i can smell are jasmines or was that ylang ylang? It gives me headaches even my friends dont like it
I had this perfume 15 years ago (I was 15 then) and really liked the smell, I decided to get one again but seems that it's notes been changed.. It doesn't smell the what it used to be. Not sure, but I don't like to wear it specially in hot humid desert place, will try this when we go vacation in England though. Currently, I'm spotting on L'occitane green tea but undecided yet coz I don't want to keep spending on perfumes that I'm not going to wear anyway, I will keep going to mall to check how it smells and might get it for myself as Christmas gift. ;-) I might just give this Tommy Girl to my mum then.
This smells just like an Arnold Palmer: half tea, half lemonade. LT had me hoping for more. It's not bad, but I'm afraid its popularity spawned a million smell-alike household products, and now, almost 20 years after its release, it is hard to distinguish Tommy Girl from a dish soap or hand sanitizer. Nice bottle.
Spearmint ...cool cool minty cologne ...thats what I get when I tried this in a perfume shop on a very hot evening whilst on holiday in Spain....It calmed & cooled me down ....I bought a bottle straight away its so 'right' for hot hot days & nights....First blast is a minty freshness followed by more minty freshness ...I abs love this after my morning shower ...I smell clean & fresh for hours after...will def repurchase again....