OK. When I was in my first job, at about 18, I used to wear this. I totally, totally adored it, and felt like an elegant Parisienne. I had the handbag refill; man, I miss that style. I liked those refillables. Anyhoo..... I stopped wearing it. Too many other fragrances to try.
For some reason, my mum has latched on to the recollection that I wore this scent for a while. I think it is because it is a classic rose, and she likes YSL herself. In fact, I think I might prefer to be given Tresor or Champs Elysees to this, but no matter; my mum has reinstituted the lovely Paris on my fragrance shelf, or more precisely, in my handbag. I have the EDP dagger shaped bottle, and the classic round EDT. The packaging is timeless and lovely.
Someone remarked earlier that Paris is rather 80's. I admit I was disappointed when I saw mum had given it to me again, because I think that is probably true; it has that blockbuster, sense you coming 2 blocks away feel to it. But, it also has the weight and elegance of a classic, so I am beginning to see beyond the 80s surroundings that it really did typify. One of my friends (who likes watery scents) recoiled and said it was very old lady. I could see that. I don't think it is a very young woman's scent, as I once did. Tresor would do better for someone in their late teens or early 20s. But it is not the preserve of the older lady, either; I think it would be great on anybody over 30. It is powdery, and has an aldehylic note. But the rose is very warm and charming, and I have fallen in love with it again. I think this is a fragrance to be worn with a crisp shirt and cufflinks, elegant hair, discreet manicure and well turned LK Bennett heels. It is commanding and womanly, quite sparkly and mature. It has some green leafiness underneath the powder. It dries down to be not so overpowering as the first spritz and it is ok to be generous in application as long as you have a half hour to dry down before joining company. It smells expensive. It is rather against the fashion for dilute fruity florals or sickly indistinguishable sugar which everyone seems brainwashed into thinking "modern" but I think that makes it a good, easily available haven for anyone who wants something a bit more timeless and grown-up. It is, above all, a beautiful tribute to the adorable smell of roses, and any rose lover should get to know this lovely, sophisticated fragrance. I give it 3 simply because it is, for me, so significantly outshone by my other "I want to be a French lady" fragrance, the utterly fabulous Champs Elysees. And a number of other rose fragrances would probably beat this one if I had them in front of me to choose one. But it is definitely worth a look, and I would think well of anyone who chose it as a HG. I just wish I had sampled Paris Jardins Romantiques, as I suspect that would have been a real winner for me.
This perfume is great! I wear it in the spring and summer seasons. It stays on my skin all day, even though it is a light floral like scent. It is a very sophisticated smell. I prefer wearing Paris during the daytime hours. The spritzer on the bottle sprays nicely as well.
I have been wearing PARIS on and off since it was first introduced and my husband bought me a bottle. Everytime I think I am in the market for a new fragrance I find my way back to PARIS.
I am particularly fond of violet and look for single note violet fragrances which are not always easy to find (...although Penhaligon has a lovely one). The combination of violet, rose and cedar in PARIS is definitely something that is unusual and seductive.
All I use is the shower gel and body creme and it is enough to carry the fragrance through the day. It dries down to a lovely romantic scent and the way it lingers on my clothes makes me feel like I am wearing a Chanel suit instead of something less expensive.
I always get compliments from everyone and my husband and adult children never fail to notice the lovely fragrance whenever I wear it. Women always want to know what I am wearing.
My other favorite is Hermes "Caleche" which is also fabulous.
I love, love Paris. This fragrance is light, yet sexy, and very classy.
What I love best about Paris is that it's a favorite for both myself and my (very cosmopolitan and chic) grandmother! It suits any and all types and can be worn on any occasion. How's that for a wonder-scent?
This is the one I wear on fancy occasions when I want to smell French. It's not for everyday wear though. It kind of gives me a headache.
I received a deluxe size mini of Paris, and was excited to try this well reviewed classic. Unfortunately for me, this was just too strong, and I had to rinse it off almost immediately as I felt a bit of a headache coming on (and I only spritzed on myself 1x). I understand why many people lke this; it is very pretty and feminine smelling - although I think it's a bit too familiar. As with most fragrances, this one either works for you, or it doesn't. It is by no means offensive, but definitely it is essential to sample this one before purchasing.
I first bought this when I was working at my first grown up job in Paris and I wanted to smell French. This definitely smells "French." Paris is a lovely spring perfume- on first spray it smells like a classic rose scent, then dries down very powdery. I am not a fan of rose but love the drydown on this. I don't wear it every day, but I keep it in my collection and love the memories it evokes of my first job.
I love this fragrance. It is a rose fragrance, but not overly rosy. I am not good at describing fragrances, but it is romantic and fresh. Yes, it could definitely be described as sexy, also. I love the lotion and wear it alone often as a daytime scent, adding a spritz or two of the EDT for evening.
My dad bought me this fragrance in Bermuda, its actually cheaper there than in the US. Anyway I saw this, and being a girly-girl I loved the packaging and decided to test it. It was very fresh and clean. My dad(who is a tough critic) liked it too because he said it wasn't too strong. It is labeled as a romantic scent but I also think it's sexy. And romantic and sexy was what I was going for!
The most glorious, delightful, elegant, romantic rose! One of my favorite fragrances - ever. Nearly a signature for me. I love, love, love Paris. This is such a fresh, sparkling, energetic fragrance, it never fails to make me happy.