This started out very sour and sharp on me, and I could tell it was one of those fragrances that will give you a headache if you keep smelling it.
After a few minutes though, this changed to a lovely faint rose with a hint of wood, a vintage style fragrance but without the overwhelming powder. It has a little powder I admit but it is balanced quite nicely by the amber and sandalwood note. A few minutes later I can detect fruit, perhaps a faint note of lime blended perfectly with the rose. Then the wood really becomes apparent in this complicated fragrance. It develops a warmth I wouldn't expect after the harsh initial scent. I am glad I didn't wash this off after the initial opening as this developed into an unusual but feminine and light fragrance.
If I spray this once or twice then this develops into a pleasant light and sweet fragrance. Any more sprays than this though and this becomes very artificial smelling and does give me headaches.
I will continue to use up but won’t be buying again.
I like this fragrance because it is a super feminine fragrance that lasts and lasts throughout the day. This perfume does not smell natural (meaning that I cannot identify if it smells like vanilla or a flower, etc.) but it does make my mouth water. I love how soft and feminine it is without being flowery. It is one of the few scents that captures the idea of femininity without layering various florals together. This bottle has lasted me for a number of years, as I primarily wear this scent in the spring and summer. I think this is a great buy and would recommend this to those who like long-lasting, feminine scents.
This perfume smells sooo much better after it's dried and has been on your skin for a while. It kind of reminds me of a wood-sy smell and to be honest I can't really put my finger on what it is.
My boyfriend is in love with it though!
I heard that it's discontinued though so he's just going to have to love another one!
This is fast becoming my HG perfume, much to my dismay. I'm not the biggest fan of sweet smelling anything, but Nanette Lepore is a grown up version of a fruity floral, with a dry down of mostly rose, peach, violet and sandalwood on me, with the right blend that smells creamy and powdery, in a nice way..definitely will repurchase.
So here I sit ashamed, after bashing so many fruity-florals. But not this one. NL is more complex and much longer lasting than most. It is definitely sweet and does not contain a lot to counteract the sweetness. Rose, lemon, orchard fruits and powder. Somehow it all comes together. And I just adore the bottle. The pottery like kitsch of the bottle makes me smile.
This is one of my signature scents. I love love love this perfume. It's feminine and light.
I got this as an impulse buy after finding a 1 oz bottle at Marshall's for less than $10. I don't generally care about the packaging, but I admit that the little pink, ceramic triangular bottle with flowers on it *is* adorable.
As for the scent, well... it's a fruity floral. You probably already know what it smells like. As far as these things go, I like this one more than the others I have smelled. It opens with a gleefully synthetic rose note, which then gives way to anonymous fruit notes with pink pepper. There's no clanging synthetic amber in the drydown, and it reminds me a bit of Calyx Prescriptives and Clinique Happy overall. I wouldn't repurchase it, but I'll keep the pretty bottle on my dresser and use it up.
~Edit~ This ended up smelling too sharp and thin to me, and I gave it away.
This smells exactly like Vivid by Liz Claiborne. I thought I would smell more of the peach but all I get are flowers and slight powdery scent. When first sprayed, it is fresh, fruity and smells very nice. The dry time, is totally different from the first spritz. Luckily, I bought this dirt cheap on ebay. Not a very original scent. Nice and cute packaging, reminds me of Lulu Guiness.
I had heard that this was a lemon merringe pie scent simliar to Eclix. So when I sampled it, at first sniff -- I thought it was ordinary --- fruity melange of sweetness --- Juicy Juice Tropical Punch meets fruity cotton candy floss; no pie scent either. A little synthetic (ugh!) definintely NOT FOR ME! A few minutes later -- the notes opened up and KEPOWIE! I was hit with something magical! A floral/fruit melange that had a hint of vintage-ness that was delightfully young and vibrant. A defininte Pin Up -- soda shop -- fun fragrance that was almost efferevescent. A few hours later -- the drydown was amazing; Sugary candy floss with some sophisticated notes of roses. Magical!! The fruits are sweet and the roses have soft edges that are pungent smelling. Very pretty -- I think this is what I wanted Tocade to be with a little spicy edge. In fact, I don't know who the nose is.. but it's got Maurice Roucel written all over it! A very nice fragrance to have, but unfortunately I'm not saying it's full bottle worthy for my collection. Sad as it's got an absolutely adorable bottle!
I was lucky enough to find this at TJ Maxx a few months ago. Somedays I like it and others I find it cloying and heavy. I'm torn. I think it is more of a fall scent. The notes are: Moonstone Rose, White Peach, White Cranberry Juices, Magenta Nectar, Black Currant, Orange Jasmine, Persian Lime Juice, Velvet Violet, Amber, Indian Sandalwood.
All I get is the rose with maybe a hint of other florals. No sandalwood or amber. Which is good for me since I really don't like amber based scents. I believe this would be a little to heavy for a hot summer day. But a nice cool and crisp fall day would be perfect. The bottle does look really pretty on my dresser.