I got a sample of this parfume and I tried it a few times. It smells nice, but not amazing. It gets very "powdery" after a few hours and I do not like it on me. It smells amazing on some people but not on me, hence the two lippies.
I tried No.5 Eau Premiere first; if I hadn't, I don't think I could appreciate the No.5 EDP. I also wouldn't have tried it on my skin, sprayed on paper it smells so darn chemical and powdery and fusty. Not everyone has the chemistry for No.5, and I don't think I'd like it if I didn't get so much citrus and vanilla, but it's worth giving it an hour on your wrist to make its case. Once it warms up for a minute on skin and some of the aldehydes burn off you can start to smell its true nature - mostly indistinct flowers, citrus, and a delicious vanilla-sandalwood-amber cocktail (which my skin tends to amp up). Around 30 minutes the aldehydes are fresh and bright, less like a funeral home and more like fizzy champagne. Most of the powder dissipates and I'm left with something like lush flower petals soaking in a porcelain bathtub with candied orange peels and sandalwood bubble bath, smelled through a haze of champagne. The Eau Premiere is more likeable straight off the bat, but it's also less complex. Less sparkling, less like a bath and more like a warm-from-the-oven yellow cake made with tons of lemon zest, real vanilla, glazed with champagne and decorated with a pile of flowers. I'm alternating between samples of the EDP and Eau Premiere; I'll probably settle down with the Eau Premiere while I'm in my 20s and 30s, but this is the sort of graceful old-world plushness I hope to grow into.
To me, this is a very yucky moth ball smell. I know it's Chanels number 1 fragrance, but man I couldn't wait to get this off. Just not for me.
Love this fragrance. Classic. As all fragrance, not for everyone, but for me, wearing it makes me happy.
What a nice, soft floral perfume! I am actually surprised I like it in some way now. I used to hate the thing when I was a younger but fortunately our smelling senses mature with us :) This is a wonderful perfume to wear when you want to feel elegant and fragile. It comes on a bit strong when spray at first but the dry down is very soft and pleasant. Last long time too!
I wore this perfume qutie a bit in the 80's and really liked it. All of a sudden it started smelling like powder on me so I quit. Then in the early 90's I bought some in London after wearing it around the store. It smelled great. The SA told me that the formula was different than what was sold in the states at that time.
I have been out of it a while and probably will not buy it again.
If it smells right on someone it has a lovely, romantic scent.
I gave it a 3 because I do not like it on me but it smells so good on others.
I think it smells like soap. Nothing more, nothing less. Soap. Very expensive soap.
Wonderful!! Smells fabulous on me. Even my husband adores it. Not grandma smelling at all. Most likely depends on your body chemistry. I love it!
I wanted to like it but I couldn't. I just couldn't. It smells sooo strong, I just felt like it's the colon you would put in the bathroom. Sorry N5 lovers. Maybe when I hit 70s or 80s I would like it but not now....It makes me wanna stay away from it.
i went to myer thinking this would smell so magnificent cause everyone was raving about it ... even celebrites..
picked up the bottle and i nearly fainted... i dont want to say it's the worst smelling fragrance but it was soo strong and unpleasant smelling that it made me completely dizzy. It smells like something a tryhard grandma would use (no offence). maybe it's just not suited for my age group (under 18) but i definitely have no idea why so many people love and worship this terrible thing.