This is a heavenly scent. I live in Hawaii and I was sitting outside a Michael Kors boutique, when I smelled a quiet whiff of this deliciousness. I just had to find out what it was... I asked a friendly sales associate and she said that it's a common occurrence where people will come in to the store to inquire about the scent. She said they will spray this particular scent in the store about once an hour. In Hawaii, we have fresh tuberose blossoms in our local floral shops and this perfume is very close to the natural scent of this beautiful white flower. I find that this perfume is quite strong but with a light hand, it can stay close to the skin without being overwhelming and obtrusive. On my skin, the scent stays pretty linear and the notes do not change much over time. This fragrance gives off a vibe of being a sophisticated but very sultry scent. It is intoxicating and I absolutely love it.
This perfume is not for the faint of heart! It is incredibly girly, sexy and distinct. This perfume reminds me of what a Miami bombshell would wear on a night out with a pair of gold strappy stilettos and a crisp white jumpsuit. The tuberose and gardenia are very prominent in this one; the tuberose sits quite close to the skin while the gardenia envelopes around you. This is a scent that you wear for man (not literally of course, but it'll get his attention). I love this one!
Wow! I LOVE this perfume! I'm a little late in discovering it, as I believe it's been around a while. But I found a sample of it in a Macy's ad. When I opened the folded paper and smelled this, I knew right away I had to have it. I like Sporty Amber but I know my body...I will get a headache from that amber/sandalwood/musky scent. I like the Citrus one too. But I do not like the Jasmine one of that trio. It's way too sweet and way too floral. What I'm getting at is this: Although Michael Kors perfume is floral (tuberose and maybe gardenia), it's not over-done or too sweet like Michaels Kors' Jasmine perfume. Yes, this fragrance is strong, but I like that because it'll last longer ('cause you're not using it as much) and it'll last on my skin a long time. I'm so sick of perfumes that I have that do not last! I'll take a stronger perfume any day over a weak one. I put Michael Kors on this morning and it's 12 hrs. later and I can still smell it. Hooray! What a pleasant surprise! Finally! I plan to wear this during the day, but I won't be spraying it all over my body like some of my other perfumes. That would be a bit much. One or two little spritzes would do it. I don't think this is too-too strong; it just goes a long way, if that makes sense. I smell more than floral, though. I detect other scents...Oriental, an earthy note, the South Pacific. There's a warmness to it also. The floral notes remind me of flowers in Hawaii. This just may be my signature scent. I've been searching 2 years now. I've got my favorites narrowed down to a couple Gucci fragrances and now this one.
This is my favorite scent in the world.
I usually go for vanilla, sandalwood, musk, gourmand scents- never florals until I smelled Michael.
I remember distinctly over a century ago when I was in 8th grade- smelling this in a magazine and becoming obsessed immediately. I kept the paper ad forever, smelling it constantly until I received a bottle for Christmas.
My mother HATES the smell of this because I practically bathed in it for years, and you need to use a light hand with this one. It's potent and lasts all day, through showers sometimes.
It's heady, warm, comforting, intoxicating almost. "creamy floral" is a spot on description. On my skin it turns just a bit soapy but it works for me.
There is no in between, you will either love or hate this.
I feel special wearing it, as I've never smelled it on anyone else before, until...
This past weekend I saw my brothers gf rolling the parfume on her wrists. And she told me her and her sister both have worn it forever. I got a little too excited haha.
I went to repurchase a bottle yesterday and the lady at the counter told me it reminds her of Miami bc a nice hotel there sprays their entire downstairs with it! I though that was so cool, and this perfume is obviously a very special scent for some people.
It took me a while to warm up to this perfume because I usually go for the more sweet gourmand scents. It starts off very strong and at first the punch of tuberose was intimidating. However, the dry down is sensational and the lasting power of this fragrance is one of the best. It's a happy scent and I constantly get comments on how uplifting my fragrance is. The creamy floral notes mix perfectly with the cashmere like base creating a really confident signature scent.
Strong tuberose, sweet yellow florals, soap, and a hint of powder and coconut. Its beachy but in a tropical flower way (no citrus fruits or aquatics). A little artificial and tickles my nose sometimes at first but its pretty well blended and after after an hour or so it settles the skin smoothly. I like it for summer. Someone used to modern citrus and berry perfumes might think "overpowering" but its just the first few minutes, it does relax after that into an average silage and lasting power (4 - 5 hours on me).
I like the simple modern bottle design and the spray coming out the top means its always ready for a quick spritz with no cap to bother with or loose when I'm in a hurry.
Similar scents. I think Michael Kors is the more modern, watered down version of the cheap yet lovely Elizabeth Arden "White Shoulders". Which is based on tuberose and gardenia but has a more complex and "old-fashioned" formula (this could be a plus or a minus, depends on your point of view), as well as being longer lasting. Its also very similar to Estee Lauder "Beautiful", another tuberose-based rich floral, which I like on others but turns putrid on me and brings my skin out in an allergic red rash so I have to skip that one. If you like tuberose then you might like to try a Gardenia-based scent, one is Elizabeth Arden "Gardenia". Don't bother with Michael Kors "Very Hollywood" though, as its watery and overpriced, and doesn't last more than an hour.
Fragrance is always a very personal thing. But this one I think I hate the most. An SA was raving about this scent while I was looking for something new and getting samples. I figured I would not like it because I'm not a fan of Michael Kors make-up and the majority of the clothing in general. I found this waaay too strong for my liking (and this is coming from someone who's mother wore the dreadfully potent Amarige!). Very cloying, intense, reminds me of hairspray for some reason. I tried this on in the store and received a small sample, did some shopping and when my husband came to meet me for lunch, he did not even want to stand near me because he said it was too much for him (this is an hour or so after spraying). I think I just hate tuberose scents, none have ever worked out for me.
Even after showering in hot water with lots of soap, I swear I could smell this on my wrist. Ugh. I had a headache that entire night, and will probably never try another MK fragrance ever again. Completely turned off after this one. I guess the good thing is the lasting power. Even soap couldn't cut through this.
Make sure you sample this one before buying.
This is one of my favorite perfumes. I am not the expert on perfumes, I know more about makeup and hair, but I am very picky when it comes to perfume. My mom is a true perfume connoisseur and so introduced me to houses I generally love like Frederick Malle, Caron, etc. most of the department store lines I really hate(most Armani, everything Juicy Couture comes out with, Prada Candy, See By Chloe, you get the idea) except for the classic Chanel scents, and Michael Kors. I discovered MK last year when I went on a Sephora shopping spree. I thought it would be nice to get a new fragrance to go with all my new makeup, and saw they had a little gift set with 2 small bottles of this that was a really good deal. I smelled it, liked it, grabbed it without much thought. It wasn't till later that I realized how many designer fragrances I truly hate. Now it seems ridiculously unlikely that I happened to just love the first thing I grabbed. It suits me well I like florals the best and it is an elegant, sophisticated floral. I'm sure other reviewers here have done a better job describing it than I ever could. But it's wonderful. Very good to excellent staying power as well.
I got a sample of this from with my latest Sephora order. Oh....it is truly awful. Eau d Cat Pi$$. Washed and scrubbed off my wrists immediately. Will be given to my oldest granddaughter if she is brave enough to try it.
I really loved this the first time I smelled it. After a month of wearing it... I'm kind of over it to be honest. It's fresh, clean and modern. But as other reviewers had said the tuberrose is overpowering. I will finish this off, but don't plan on repurchasing.