I really love Hanae Mori. I smell woods, almond, berries powder and musk, I don't really smell any vanilla. Very pleasing, pretty and inoffensive. I honestly can't imagine many people disliking this fragrance, even if they wouldn't wear it themselves. It's soft without being watery or anemic, and sweet without being sickening. Beautiful fragrance that just makes me feel pretty.
LOVE this scent. A tiny spritz goes a long way, and the length of time that this fragrance lasts is wonderful. When I go to bed at night, I can still smell a faint lingering whiff of this EDP.
I purchased the 1oz bottle at Sephora ($65), and love the entire turn of the perfume. The initial spritz (warm, sweet, dry), the dry down (warm, sweet, dry, and a bit - oriental - ?) and also the last lingering part of the parfum when the drydown is almost gone and the intensity of the scent is hard to detect unless in neck or wrist sniffing distance.
The scent is as beautiful as the bottle.
At first spray, this was VERY sweet on me. All smelled was sugar. After giving it a few minutes, the sweetness dies down, and I could smell a bit of the almonds, and a bit of fruit, sandalwood. Very powdery, but actually kind of pleasant after drydown (and I'm not a fan of overly sweet perfumes like Pink Sugar).
I bought this totally unsniffed based on reviews--I love it. It's sweet and creamy, oriental and woodsy.
Mmmmm. I love this perfume! I was introduced to it as I walked through Macy's one day. Usually I ignore the ladies spraying perfume on little pieces of paper, but when I caught a whiff of this, I was hooked! It definitely has a sweetness to it. To me it smells a bit like vanilla, apricot, and cotton candy. It smells sensual and feminine, and I just love spraying it on in the morning.
Fragrance is a very person thing...I'm sure this could smell different on everybody and not everyone will enjoy it....but for me it's amazing.
Something else I noticed....I'm a big fan of Lollia's WISH shea butter hand cream, and I think this has a very similar scent!!
Oh my goodness! All I can say about this is: sweet sugar!
This smells like slightly, just-beginning-to-burn sugar. Like cotton candy! Not at all my thing.
And a word to the wise (a lesson I've learned after way too many failed blind buys) if you're not sure about a fragrance and are ordering online, go ahead and buy a little $2.99 sampler vial first. That will at least seal the deal before you splurge for more and end up getting it and saying, "Yikes! This doesn't smel at all like I hoped it would!"
I absolutely love this perfume. I was at Nordstrom's one day and one of the SAs had sprayed this in the air. I was very attracted to the scent, but not the price ($90). So the lady gave me a sample of it. I wore the sample over the next few days and it smelled lovely. It dries down to smell a little like vanilla, but there are not vanilla notes in it. So this is one of my signature scents. I usually purchase it from a fragrance outlet.
This is a very nice scent, quite gourmand but not cloying and there is an air of sophistication in this fragrance. I really like the combination of soft vanilla, stawberry and almond with a very light musk on the background. However, I used this just very lightly as it is quite strong on the opening and it might induced a headache. The bottle is simple yet elegant which is a plus but i'm not a fan of the price. Anyway, I am just glad this works well on my skin chemistry unlike the red and blue butterfly edts of which both smells like masculine scent on me.
I've always loved Hanae Mori Butterfly. I had the Red Butterfly for years but I think now it's gone bad. While browsing at Nordstrom's perfume counter, I found the brand new limited edition Yellow Butterfly or the Hanae Mori Butterly Eau Fraiche Limited Addition.
Yum! Very similar to the Red Butterfly but with some subtle changes. There's the addition of tangerine top note and overall more fruity and light impression. Lovely for the summer.
However, the staying power is crap. I would love to have this fragrance more concentrated so it could last beyond half an hour. Do I have to take a bath in it to make it stay? If it had staying power, I'd definitely give it a 5.
Phew, this is bad! You can't buy it in NZ so I ordered it online based on reviews. I like Addict, Lolita Lempicka, Fantasy, Miss Dior Cherie etc but this... it reminds me of some perfume worn in the 90's. Was it Exclamation? Was it Vanilla Fields? I do not know, but this smells so unappealing to me. The packaging is ok, but I don't like the frosted sides of the bottle.