Wow, I am in LOVE with this! It is pretty pricey (not as bad as Creed or something like that though!) but well worth it. It smells sweet, floral, woody, oriental, and feminine. I just can't get enough of it. Here is a hint too, ladies: I bought this at the popular beauty store Sephora for $65 for 1oz. EDP. I realized I loved it so much I was going to exchange it for the 1.7 oz. EDP for $90. They also had the parfum for $90 for 1 oz. but I thought that was a little pricey. Just for fun I was looking it up on the internet and found the EDP at TARGET!!!! Guess how much it was!!! $56 for 1.7 oz!!! I was about to pay $90 but I got it for $56. So yeah, don't overpay for this product! But it is well worth it because it smells like heaven!
I recently bought Hanae Mori Butterfly EDP at Bloomingdale's. I wasn't sure about it because I had one of those aggressive perfume ladies shoving it down my throat. I gave in at the end and bought it after I walked around the mall smelling it on my hand. It is a very sweet perfume. I am used to using the original little purple Anna Sui bottle at night and D&G La Lune during the day. I would best describe it as a blend of strawberry and vanilla with a powdery woodsy after smell. It was $90 for 30 ml. I guess it is the price one pays for parfum vs eau de toilette. If I were to buy it again, I would opt for finding it cheaper online.
Hanae mori is an amazing fragrance. I love this at night and in the colder or windier months. I enjoy the fragrance of strawberries when they don't smell artificially sweet because they can get nauseating. I actually like a lot of victorias secret scents for their girlhood fruit smells but I don't think they do a nice strawberry. Hanae mori does an incredible berry scent. It's so sweet it actually smells like vanilla even though there is no vanilla in it. I have recieved a couple compliments on this perfume. I think 3 sprays is perfect. The Eau de perfume if perfume is definately the way to go. They last forever on the skin. A beautiful very feminine scent.
I have to admit, what drew me into this scent was the fact that it strongly reminded me of Yakult. For those of you unfamiliar, Yakult is a Japanese probiotic milky-yogurt drink. Having grown up drinking this, I was very nostalgic and surprised when I realized how much this perfume smelled like the drink to me. It has a mildly sweet and tangy floral scent that brings up a smile every time I wear it. . Not everyone may agree with me, but that's my personal reason for enjoying this product.
I asked for this perfume when I was in 10th grade (ten years ago). It was instant love. Five bottles later, I'm still really into this scent. I don't wear it every day (Coco by Chanel gets heavy rotation) but it's one of those smells that people associate with me now. Girls love it, guys love it. It's best in the winter/fall, but far from unusable in the warmer seasons. It evokes a down-to-earth type of classiness--a beautiful woman who doesn't need to sport a $5,000 handbag in order to be considered classy. It also lasts on my clothes forever.
I am reluctant to turn people on to this scent, as I had to give up "Angel" when I smelled it on too many other people. Anyway, Butterfly is much lighter than Angel. It has a sweetness that I love and also a vanilla tone. However, I love light, citrusy scents and Butterfly is not too cloying for me.
I will say that in order for it to stay all day, I have to wear the lotion or cream, which are also pricey. But I'm hooked. I bought a rollerball of Butterfly, which is cheap and convenient to carry in my bag.
I hate to be cliched, but to me the best review of it is my friend's husband chose it for her as his favorite. And to be honest a straight man liking my perfume is what I am aiming for. I tried alternating with Ralph Lauren Blue until my friend Greg (straight) said "Blue" smelled like his Grandma. Now Butterfly is my every day scent.
Butterfly is like a popular girl in high school who hangs out with her other ditzy friends Pink Sugar and Fantasy. Then you spend some time with her and realize there's a lot more to her than meets the eye. Even though she keeps company with the ditzes, there's some depth to her, and she's actually pretty great. This is how I think of Butterfly EDP. Yes, it is sweet. There's no denying that. But instead of a wallop of buttercream or cotton candy hitting you over the head then staying for 8 hours, the notes here comingle and develop on the skin so beautifully into something that is very sensual and grown-up. I can pick out the almond, strawberry, cedar, sandalwood, and floral notes. I will always have this in my collection. I also love that it can be found so cheaply online!
I love this perfume. It is rather expensive, but I love it. A very gourmand vanilla-ish type scent, and is a little earthy. I find that the dry down is much more earthy on me, and it dries to a nice scent after a few minutes.
I've never been one to re-buy perfumes, but that is probably because I am always trying new ones, and it take me so long to finish one bottle.
Normally I am more a fan of the fruity or green scents, or strict orientals, but I quite love this.
I originally bought it as a roll-on, and loved it so much I bought the full size.
This perfume is heaven sweet scent! I couldnt stop smelling my wrist after putting this on. Itlast long and I feel like im a princess when i wear this . its makes me happpppy and sweet innocent girl yet elegant and myterious at the same time. its the best and gives me the feeling of i smelll REALLLLY GOOD and MAKES ME FEEL GOOD.:)
At first I found HM to be just average but it really grows on me more and more and more. I bought the EDP set with the lotion. The blue box is the EDP and the pink box is the EDT. They are both the exact same fragrance but the EDP has a stronger perfume content than the EDT so no worries! The scent is a sophisticated mix of powdery, woody, and floral. I'm usually a woody-oriental/gourmand/foody scent kind of girl (after I got bored with florals) so this was right up my alley. HM is more of a serious version of the otherwise playful gourmand category, but I like it. It adds diversity. I wouldn't say I find the scent to be yummy but I do find it to be intriguing and I can't help but want to keep smelling it until my nose is numb to the scent. I guess I just want to be able to find out which perfume category I would put this under, but it's still really hard to have it fall under 1 type. You could even say HM has that certain je ne sais quoi! The lasting powering is incredible! I'd say HM can even be a year round fragrance -- it's powerful & dense enough to be worn in the fall/winter and yet light and airy enough for spring/summer. When I smell it, I imagine a picture of a girl wearing a floral dress with a flirty cardigan & some oxfords. (Not sure if that's a good way to describe a scent.) Overall it's a very versatile perfume & is sure to deliver. Just go easy when you're spraying! ***It goes on sale at TJ Maxx, online flash sale sites, and such so don't feel like you need to shell out all that cash! Don't do it! Just be patient and wait for the sales. Way more bang for your buck.