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on 8/2/2010 9:36:00 AM
More reviews by neveranaddict
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Other, Curly, Fine
This is the only perfume that to me stands out as a story in itself. First time I smelled it I thought of the sea. I have no idea why, it does not contain those ocean fresh additives many perfumes now contain, and this is a good thing. It's a perfume, but to me is a perfume that makes me feel at the sea being free and shiny. I became so enchanted with it that even I looked up its commercial and i was so shocked that it actually did contain a sailboat and the sea. This is the only time that a perfume gives me the same vibes as the way it's being branded. For example Calvin Klein's "Eternity" felt to me more like a sexy, seducing, whimsical, rather thick fragrance, not the easy loving family couple that the add presented. But this perfume is unique. I do use other perfumes too, but whenever I feel tired or blue a touch of Pure White Linen puts me right back on the sail line. It's just so pure and so different throughout the day, I love how it develops!I haven't looked up its ingredients because I don't want to spoil its undefinable charm just yet. This is probably the only light perfume I truly like, because I usually don't like the breezy ones as they smell rather ocean-fresh-detergent to me and sometimes you can smell the alcohol in them. Not in this one. It's so so wavy - in a good way.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 7/5/2010 4:47:00 PM
More reviews by BlackPinStripes
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I have no idea why this is called Linen, because it doesn't make sense. At least on me, it smells like a soft bouquet of flowers, not much else. It's like a toned down and not as rich version of Beautiful. To me it's just kinda "ehh" not very unique and memorable, but smells nice. Sometimes I think it is too sweet artificial sugary smelling. The lasting power is good. I have the travel size and the spay thing came broken. The nozzle squirts instead of sprays.
on 7/2/2010 4:26:00 AM
More reviews by berna
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
This one could be the most boring fragrances on the world. It reminds me of heavy and artificial fragrances of 80's.
on 4/21/2010 1:42:00 PM
More reviews by bombshellbetsy
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
(I talk about this frag so much I figured it's time for an actual review!) This is the fragrance that brought me back to Lauder. In my silly little mind, I thought of Lauder as boring and frumpy. I don't even remember what made me pick up the bottle but the second I sniffed the strip I was smacked (in the most pleasant way) with the image of windows flung open heralding a classic Spring Clean. The top notes are a lovely blend of citrus and berries that fade gradually and reveal a fresh musk with beautiful florals. I'm picky about my white florals. That bad breathy jasmine thing is not for me, and it is nowhere in PWL. Truly, I can't think of a better perfume for Spring. Nothing about PWL is harsh or quick. It's all very soft and gradual, like satiny 400 thread count egyptian cotton sheets. I like it for day. Totally office appropriate. It is sunny (although never a harsh direct sunlight) and breezy. Truly a comfort scent. If the original White Linen is too sharp for you, but you still like the idea, give Pure White Linen a try. It smiles at you, whereas White Linen smiles at you and then slaps you in the face and laughs (this is not negative, just not for everyone.) Pure White Linen is greater than the sum of it's deceptively simple parts. Highly recommend. (Plus, you can't beat the price for this level of quality.)
9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
on 3/8/2010 4:24:00 PM
More reviews by Baiju
Hair: Black, Other, Other
My faviroate scent. Wish the bottle is not that bulky.
on 2/10/2010 10:58:00 AM
More reviews by covenant
I agree with other reviewers description of airy and quietly elegant. This is a fairly classic-and classy-type of scent. It does remind me (as others have said) of Ralph Lauren's Lauren a bit. Not as strong, but there is a similarity. As with most EL fragrances, this has wonderful lasting power. My dh can still smell it late in the day, when I sprayed it on in the morning. A wonderful springtime scent. I do not think it smells like a fruity-floral as described. I would describe as a light, clean floral, but with tenacity.
on 7/30/2009 1:54:00 AM
More reviews by magicalmoongoddess
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
The phrase 'understated elegance' springs to mind whenever I wear this fragrance. It smells very crisp, clean and elegant and the type of fragrance that is perfect for work or a job interview. It has a very airy and classy feel to it and it's one that I don't think anyone could find offensive.I would describe this as being an 'airy' floral with a very slight citrus opening that dries down to being a light, crisp and slightly green floral fragrance. It lasts quite well but becomes subtle, but still noticeable.Although I really quite like it, I'm not sure that I would re-purchase it, as I would probably move on to try something else.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 7/17/2009 2:38:00 PM
More reviews by sherrie09
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Updating my review since I purchased: Still love. I agree that it's reminscent of the original Lauren in the red cube bottle, although this is softer and fuzzier than that one, which was a bit sharper. Their crisp fruity/floral aspect is similar. Pure White Linen is crisp fruity/floral/woodsy. It has an uplifting effect, and it's just pretty. It's the kind of scent that you could wear to work in an office or to teach school, to wear to church, to go to lunch with girlfriends or on a casual date...anywhere really, and not grow tired of its fresh-scrubbed, sunny, airy prettiness. I've been getting a lot of wear out of this over the summer, as I knew I would. It's just one I tend to reach for and enjoy. DH is "meh" about it (but he's "meh" about most), but it gets compliments from other women. It has great longevity, I find, but it's soft, wafting up from my shirt now and then, and it smells so nice! Not sure about repurchasing here either, as there are so many to explore and I usually don't buy the same fragrance twice. But in lieu of further disappointing releases, who knows! I may snap one up again.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 3/22/2009 6:13:00 PM
More reviews by pertiegurlie
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
Pure White Linen is good for a bright day when you wake up feeling good about yourself, & good about the world (just don't pick up the newspaper). .It's fresh, it's clean-smelling, it has a nice floral touch. The imagery I get from spritzing on this perfume (I ALWAYS get imagery with perfumes, bad habit) is a person walking down a city street on a crisp morning, dressed for a job interview. As she waits for the crossing sign for pedestrians to flash, a waft from a nearby flowershop hits her. Just for a moment. Then the signal flashes go, and she's on her way again..Sorry, I know, bizarre, forgive me. Anyway, this perfume is very job interview-appropriate (non-offensive, professional), but it has that hint of beauty that keeps it from being bland. And it smells like a brisk breezy morning in November. No nonsense, fresh & lovely, well-blended. (So well-blended that I'm in awe of the reviewers who were able to single out the various notes...congrats & a gold star!).P.S. I think you'll agree, the bottle's really perfect, aesthetically, for this fragrance.P.P.S. I thought nobody would dislike this, but apparently, there are some people who think it sucks...well all I can say is, it's useful to have in your fragrance wardrobe...like I said, for a job interview, maybe for a cruise trip? It's not girly, it's just pleasant & airy. It's the scent nobody would mind if you were crammed in a crowded elevator with them...in fact it might ease their claustrophobia.
7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
on 2/13/2009 11:51:00 AM
More reviews by Shayron
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I enjoyed this citrus floral scent from the Fragrance Treasures collection. It was nice while it lasted but now that the bottle is empty I'm not too disappointed.
Are you sure this product is discontinued?
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