I love Cristalle and I think I always will. As a teacher, it's a great,light scent for workdays...not too overpowering..just light and pretty. I have worn it since I was in my 20's (late 1970's)and always got compliments on it. For daytime, Cristalle, but for nighttime or any other dress up, it has to be No.5!
Fresh, but with a hint of something sexy.
Cristalle is an incredibly boring fragrance to me. It is not bright or light or fresh as some describe it, but a cool, cold, absolutely non-feminine weird (mossy?) scent. I also, unlike other reviewers, can't find any citrusy notes in it. It lacks softness, life and sparkle and has a 'chemical', synthetic touch to it. It is not the worst type of fragrance but I would never buy or wear it.
I own EDP and I absolutely love it. It is very unusual and not too popular, so you will not often meet people wearing the same perfume. The first notes are so green and fresh they are almost agressive - like freshly cut grass, soaking wet, and bitter oranges. This freshness is almost masculine, but it's ok for me as I don't like pinky girlie fragrances. After some ten minutes these notes go away, and you can feel cold jasmine and delisiously warm peach. Underneath these there are moss and wood which give depth and nobility to the fragrance. However, at most times all these notes are quite difficult to make out. I just feel the fragrance as a whole, gently surrounding me like a light silk veil. It is feminine, stylish and expensive - not to be worn with a tracksuit. My husband is usually very indifferent about perfumes, but this one is his favourite. I mostly wear it with white. I think I want EDT as well - it is dryer, colder, and the notes all go together in a wonderful mix. Hovewer, I can feel neither jasmine no peach there and it's not as bright as EDP version. Would be perfect for hot weather.
This is a scent that confounds me. Spritzed in the bottlecap it's very sour and sharp (like a household disinfectant). However, on the skin it is LOVELY, especially after it dries down for an hour or so. Something about the body chemistry softens it up a bit, and it is fresh, sparkling, citrussy, floral. On me the lavender, lemon and honeysuckle stand out the most. Every once in a while when I turn my head I get a whif of it and I think "YUM!" Currently, I have both the EDT and the EDP (received as gifts--people seem to like this on me), and they are both wonderful (I think I prefer the EDT, though, since it is not as strong and is a bit more like a soapy clean version of you). It will take me some time to make it through them, but I will likely buy the EDT again (unless it turns up in my Christmas stocking!). Definitely give it a try if you are into citrussy florals--and try before you buy. Your personal body chemistry will tell you if it's right. Am sniffing my wrist again--HEAVENLY!!! Go to Sephora or Macy's and give it a spritz, walk around for an hour. You'll be surprised!
I don't wear Cristalle all year, but I think of it as a spring cleaning / summer cool-off fragrance. Crisp, green, citrusy notes with vetiver (one of my favorite men's scents as well), it has worn well on me. I have both edt and edp; slight preference to the edt. Unlike other fragrances I have worn which got comments (Diorissimo, Allure), this one I wear just for me.
Ok first off, this review is comming from a teenager(I'm not gonna give u my exact age cuz i mean...c'mon, but im 13-15). I tried this in a department store and i LOVED it. it was around longer than i have.ALOT longer...my mom used it before i was born. It's a very classic scent, very fresh and floral. It's kinda sporty/girly to me. Usually I'm not a fan of citrus and florals as I normally use oriental fragrances, but this one, I might just go back and get.
To me this is more of a mossy,slightly masculine skin scent.I've also worn this in the winter.Reminds me a little of a simpler Chanel no.19.
Cristalle started off exactly as its name implies... when I first spritzed it on, it sparkled with promise, and I thought "Wow! A 'light', summery scent that I might actually be able to wear!" And then the dry-down came... and the sparkle dulled, and finally disappeared. All the citrus (which I quite liked) went away, replaced by a too-sweet floral rush. Honeysuckle? Maybe... I ended up smelling like a lilac bush whose blooms aren't quite fresh anymore... wilting away in someone's yard. Not what I crave in a fragrance.
I have a sentimental attraction to this fragrance--it was created for the "younger generation," in 1974 when that meant me. However, the lovely lemon/grass/honeysuckle mix soon turns soapy on me, and doesn't last long.