Structurally, this fragrance is magnificent and deserving of the love it gets among perfumistas (Turin & Sanchez' Guide to Perfumes gives it 4 stars and christens it "a beautiful monster.") It's an elegant, joyous, effervescent ode to roses and violets and high-quality face powder.
However, as much as I've tried to wear Paris, it feels like a shoe that doesn't fit. It makes me feel sick in the same way that Fracas, Beautiful, and Red Door do-- too formal, too floral, too "done" and haughty and cold. Not my style, and as if to prove it, Paris smells better in the bottle than on me. I do keep a small bottle of EDT around because I enjoy occasional whiffs-- the bottle is so over-the-top '80s glam, and the scent is so iconic. But as for wearability, I see this working more on a woman whose clothing is impeccably tailored and whose makeup is always flawless. Paris just isn't for those of us with a no-fuss aesthetic. More than most fragrances, it's a clear example of "the scent must match the total package."
This is my favourite perfume that I have tried so far, I love the scent of roses
This is for the eau-de-Toilette - I used this years ago, and when I saw it at a really good price in the airport duty free (wandering around with time to spare due to a delayed flight - an inducement to spending more money!), I decided to re-purchase. Couldn't remember why I stopped using it before. Now I've been reminded! I like the fragrance initially, but as with a recent previous reviewer, it wears off after a short while on me. So it seems like a waste now, even though the price was good.
This review is for the eau de parfum version. So paris is very special to me, its what my mother wore while i was growing up in the 90's and no i don't agree this is not a grandma's fragrance at all, my mother is 43 and she still wears it! This is a very sharp perfume, very strong and flowery and i agree with some people it does have that 80's hairspray, makeup type smell, but i love it! i work for nightclubs in newcastle and EVERYONE compliments me when i wear this, it works well for clubbing as it last's all night and literally people can smell me before i walk in the room, definitely huge sillage which i love! if i'm 19 and can pull this off, anyone can! What fascinates me the most about this perfume is from first spray it never really changes, it stays strong and sharp. but honestly it really doesn't smell like a grandma type perfume, usually that's people's ignorant way of saying something doesn't smell fruity or like every other celebrity perfume out there, this is a classic fragrance, really great for nightlife/party/special occasions type perfume. I hate when i run out of this stuff, always have a spare on hand, i'm addicted and its costly lol! EDIT: Oh and by the way i just got my body lotion to match this edp and its amazing, smells very similar yet heavier rose, beautiful for layering.
Was really surprised at how dissapointing this was. Maybe my skin chemistry but I found it very cloudy. I couldn't even figure out if it was sweet, powdery or floral? It seemed a wash of everything and very dull at that.
I love rose, and i love an edt with some strength and staying power! Although my fiance hates it, I like it quite a lot :)
Definitely a grandma's perfume, this fragrance brings you back to the 80's. All I could smell is dirty powdery smell.
This smells absolutely lovely and super feminine, like vintage roses. I love it.
However, just like it's counterpart "Parisienne", this wears off in about 5 minutes on me... Too bad.
I haven't worn this for a long time but it used to be one of my favorite florals. It's a classic floral. Feminine and elegant. Best for cooler weather or evenings though because it's not really light enough for Summer days IMO. Added bonus: I was stopped in the street a couple of times by men who told me I smelled great! It's a bit of a 1980s fragrance, not as complex as more modern scents.
A lovely rose scent, older but timeless - it has a very wintery/cool vibe about it. Smells lovely on the right person. I havent owned this for years might have to track another bottle down.