Cinema was under my radar for a long time as I was hunting only ''stand-out'' perfumes. But then again comes a time when you can appreciate simplicity and want a soft, cozy mist around you that won't go through many stages towards the drydown.
And Cinema is a darn good one. Not a femme fatale, but certainly has a distinct warm and inviting presence. You get a harmonious mix of fresh clementine, delicate almond blossom on a gentle vanilla /benzoin/ amber base. Stays close to the skin but lasts for a few hours. It's not too sweet or too warm due to the gentle sweetness and the citrusy opening, so it can be worn all year round IMO.
I prefer heavier orientals for winter and most summery fruity florals are not my thing, so Cinema is the perfect compromise between the oriental cozy feel and the citrusy freshness I was looking for alluring summer nights.
Also the bottle is utterly glamorous. Recommended.
Edit: Using the term ''Old lady like'' is frankly a tacky way to describe a perfume and it's not only about taste - it really shows lack of knowledge about perfumery IMHO.
I got this for my birthday in october and i hate it! it smells very much boring and too citrus-like to me, nothing special. the packaging as well.. really boring. i would not by on my own again and hope i get through the bottle somehow.
3 words can describe what i think of this.
Old lady like.
THE perfect scent for everyday use. Why? - because it achieves what so many other fragrances only aspire to: it becomes part of the body scent and blends with it ENTIRELY: at least on me. Somehow it penetrates the layer of one's skin's natural aroma and adds a few distinct and flattering and natural-seeming ingredients to the existing bunch. Vanilla, a hint of lemon, sugar icing and powdery flowernotes arrive in this bottle at a perfect blend and create an aura around the body rather than agressively manifesting itself on a random passer-by (especially when the body temperature / air temperature increases). It becomes impossible to detect the ''foreign'' notes when smelling it on your own skin after the drydown: it smells like as if you literally woke up with a renewed layer of ''you'' that had magically and god-knows-how absorbed the best from nature while you were sleeping. :) Due to this softness and halo-like qualities I would not call it an evenig perfume, which you need a few dabs of to metaphorically elbow your way to the center of the stage and announce your royal presence:). It is rather a daily mist around you that makes you feel incredibly cosy, womanly, fairy-like even, and fragile. I bet my bottom dollar ( or EURO in my case :)) that every ALPHA-male on the block would be rusing to lock the wearer into a protective embrace at the first whiff of CINEMA. I have bought a pure perfume bottle that is as heavy as a rock and completely gold-coloured (not see-through), and I must say, it looks so darn glamorous on my shelf, that all other flakons next to it seem like a charity case. :)
OMG this is quite simply beautiful...starts of peachy apricots, soft citrus rose ..( imagine a fully blown apricot rose...that lovely fruity rose fragrance)..with soft almond blossom weaving through it....the dry down is a soft powdery musky vanilla...(not a nauseating vanilla) but an expensive french vanilla.....my husband loves it..he just kept sniffing the air around me ..taking deep breaths ...it lingers and wafts and lasts for hours on my skin and hair...and next day the silk scarf I had worn wearing Cinema smelled abs divine....its like a soft comforting cashmere pashmina ....around you..totally 100% feminine ..& I will be stocking up on this little beauty .....The bottle is a good sturdy rectangle bottle with Cinema in 3d effect lettering on the back of bottle ....would grace any dresser ..cant fault this fragrance at all.... continued >>
This is a lovely perfume, opens with light citrus and almond, dries down with musky vanilla and something floral. Warm and comforting!
Great fragrance. One of my go-to's in cooler weather.
This is my all time favourite perfume, I really love it. It's quite a "heavy" sent, I find, but very feminine and sexy at the same time. Scent is very personal, but I totally recommend this perfume and be sure to check it out if you're looking for a new fragrance!
The bottle of this perfume got my attention at firts, so I tried and loved it. It is fresh and feminine. However I do not think that it is a special fragrance and it does not linger on me for along time. I need a refresh about afternoon. It is a nice smell and I can buy it again as a second smell besides my coco mademoiselle.
Purchased the edt in a discount store and was pleasantly surprised when I smelled it. Bought sight unsniffed, but Cinema is hard to dislike. In short, it smells of powdery, vanillic mimosa. Most will not be the least bit put off if you wear this to the office. Projection is moderate but wont bowl anyone over. Great fragrance!