Bought on my first holiday abroad to Paris and so the scent is forever associated with the glamour of that city. Every time I spray it I am transported back there and to 1993! It is an unusual scent, one which was not popular in the uk but it was good to go out and be wearing something different to the eternity drenched masses. It is a perfume that can be worn in any season. Initially it is quite strong for about ten minutes but settles quickly. This is a must buy in the duty free but is getting so hard to find. I would not say it has great longevity but it is so different it is a pleasure to wear.
I would never in a million years have given the Salvador Dali drugstore perfume brand a try if it hadn't been for Luca Turin's perfume guide. Laguna is available in a tiny 15 ml bottle at my local drugstore and retails for 4,95 EUR in that size, so an absolute bargain.
The scent is quite sheer on me, though with decent lasting power for an EDT. I would describe this as a mixture of green, herbal notes with a hint of fruit overlaid by an aquatic feel, a bit like a less lush, sweet and potent version of Cacharel's Eden (which I love.) This is an interesting, evocative fragrance that doesn't aim to please by pushing all the usual buttons, but I find it a little too wan and melancholy on me. I think this is a true unisex scent and I would urge anyone to try it out, I just don't think I will buy the full size when I'm finished with my tiny bottle.
This is a wonderful little gem of a fragrance. I purchased the EDP unsniffed for no particular reason, and tried it on without knowing anything about it or even about the original Laguna. I love this scent, which I find has that same elusive Scotch® Tape note I've loved in other scents.
It's a strangely salty, chilly, modern, and brisk scent with a soft white musk heart.
Initial Spray: Eau De Bugspray. I thought this would be awful. It starts out with a harsh chemical burst of citrus that almost seems fit to scrub your toilet. Mercifully this fades almost immediately.
Middle: Transparent, both chemical and natural. Slightly plastic, and yet soft with vanilla and musk. Very faintly fruity, but the fruit is so far in the back. This smells like a pool toy floating in the water, or like tape. If you bought CDG looking for copier toner and tape like I did, you might like this scent.
Drydown: Salty and creamy. This dries down to a cool, aquatic, skin musk. Very pretty. Surprising after going through such a weird phase, to find that this dries down to a perfectly lovely office perfume. It's just a tad bit bright and brisk, just a hint of citrus, just a splash of surrealistically blue water.
I'm impressed by this scent which I probably would not even have bothered with if I'd read about it first and realized it was a flanker and that Laguna was described as a fruity floral (I don't typically like fruity florals). I believe this was created by Mark Buxton, who also created the original scent.
The bottle is garish but kind of cool. It's the same bottle as the original Dali perfume, with large lips and a strange nose for the cap. This one is reflective aqua, which makes it less obviously mouth-like and more alien. All around worth it, particularly considering that this isn't a very expensive perfume.
I've been wanting to try Laguna as I heard it was created by Marc Buxton. Opens with lovely fruit notes with citrus and florals. I was really liking this fragrance until the drydown. In the end turned to bug spray on my skin.
There is nothing offensive about this fragrance, although it's not really special either.
It`s a very fresh, warm scent and really nice for warmer weather.
I usually dont't like scents from early 90s, but this one is exception.
I don't know how to describe it, you have to experience it on your own. But it's one damn good scent. One of my favs.
Laguna is one of my all time favourite fragrances and will always remain so, as there is nothing that smells even remotely like it. Someone mentioned In Love Again below, but I don't think they are even remotely similar. Laguna just reminds me of the ocean. I can't pick any notes that smell like anything in particular, but this fragrance to me is the smell of the ocean in a bottle. It's fresh, yet a bit powdery and quite clean smelling. The lasting powder is incredible and the scent overall, very unique.
This is probably the most unusual smelling fragrance that I have ever smelled, yet very appealing. I bought this on a trip to Mexico about 15 years ago. I fell in love with it. It smells like nothing else that I have ever smelled, not really floral, not really fruity, not spicy...not sure what it is, but you must smell it becaue it smells great! The bottle is interesting.
Update: I found my bottle and have worn the perfume since this review. It is a nice, ocean-like scent that is best worn in the spring, summer, or on a beach vacation.
Another vanilla/musk scent. Very good, but for me its a little too indifferent a scent to rave about. I always put it back into the shelf if I ever pick it up because of the gorgeous bottle (as all of the Dali fragrance bottles). Got a minibottle as a sample, and have decided to finish the bottle at work and forget about it. I guess that it's better to use this one than go "naked", though I still prefer more prominent scents like Ultraviolet, Feminité du bois, Cinema, and Magnetism.
However I know several girls that rave about it!
(The first time I wrote this review was in 2005, under the category Unlisted Brand because I didn't know which brand it was. This is the same review, nothing is changed.)