After about an 11 year lapse, I've decided that Donna Karan's Cashmere Mist is going to be my fall 2009 fragrance. Back in the 90s, a friend's mother gave me a Cashmere Mist EDT gift set for Christmas. Being a smarmy young lass, I fancied myself far too sophisticated and avant-garde for good old Cashmere Mist. Still, it drove the men crazy and I found myself reaching for the bottle on days when I felt particularly down. I used the bottle up and never thought about it again, until I started using the brilliant Cashmere Mist deodorant a few years back.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago, when I replaced my summer deodorant with the CM variety. The smell really started appealing to me, and I pulled out an old sample of the fragrance and wore it again. Just like the boys from days of yore, my boyfriend went wild for the scent. For some reason, he was immune to the deodorant, but loved the fragrance oil. Well, since he insisted, and I needed to use up my VIB discount, I ran down to Sephora and blew $90 on the biggest bottle of the EDP I could find. After reading all of your reviews, I knew that the EDP and the EDT differed significantly, but the store had no EDP tester, and the sales assistants were completely useless. They kept insisting that all EDTs and EDPs were the same scent, differing only in concentration. Yeah, right.
Well, the EDT and the EDP are pretty different, but they're both great in their own way. The EDT is quite powdery and comforting, while the EDP is more bold and luxuriously floral. You can tell they're the same scent, but the EDP is really a heightened version of the heart of Cashmere Mist- it lacks the baby-powder note and really ramps up the bergamot and jasmine. It's especially lovely when layered with the matching body lotion, which is a dead-on match for the EDT.
I've been loving this scent so much that I spray it on after I shower and before I go to bed. The scent lasts for ages on my skin (six hours at least), but I like to refresh throughout the day if I'm at home. Heck, I even sprayed this stuff on my pillows. And my cats. The only downside is the ugly, dated bottle. And since I bought the EDP, I got the even more ugly clear version with the pink breast cancer ribbon emblazoned on the side. Charity or not, that thing is hideous. Still, this fragrance gets five lippies from me, especially for fall and winter.
well i will be very honest about MY opinion and thoughts on this perfume.... when i first sprayed it the first thing i thought of was, industrial cleaner that has been set alight (!) it smelt horrible and rancid. like burnt cleaning products. i kept sniffing my arm and screwing up my nose, BUT, after half an hour, after that horrible top note starts to fade, my nose was met with something very sweet and comforting, lovely like a warm woolly (or cashmere) jumper, it really has that comforting scent that would be perfect for the winter. i know im being a bit harsh giving only one lippie, but i just cannot forgive that first burst of nastiness. will not buy this perfume BUT i can understand why people love it so much
I bought this fragrance when it was first released, and I loved it then. It's so powdery and light, but with staying power. A couple of months ago, I sprayed it on again for the first time in a long time, and I discovered my bottle had gone bad. OMG. Needless to say, I had to toss it. Then last week, the new Nordies catalog came, and there was a scent strip with Cashmere Mist. I opened it and left it on my nightstand so I could enjoy the scent. Needless to say, I was reminded of how much I loved it. Of course, I had to get another bottle:-) If you like powdery, light floral scents, you'll probably like Cashmere Mist.
My favorite scent right now. This is definitely powdery, quiet and sweet but in a sensual way. I just love it, and it works with my light, cool coloring and chemistry. I wear it during the day as well as at night. Be careful when applying this, however. At least, for me, it does not come across in its full potency until after having been worn a few hours, so you might have a tendency to think you haven't applied enough. It actually gets stronger a few hours after it has been applied, in my experience. The lasting time is great, too. On me, it lasts 8 to 10 hours; more with a reserved 'touch up.'
I love it all on its own, but I also love cocktailing this with Clinique Happy. The freshness and clean bite of the Happy really enhances the soft, sweet, powderiness of Cashmere Mist. If Cashmere Mist is too soft for you, try layering it with Happy. I spritz one spritz of Happy in one palm, followed by two spritzes of Cashmere Mist, wipe my hands together gently in a circular motion, and then wipe them onto me in my strategic fragrance points.
I really like the fact that the bottle is clear, but I wish that they would redesign the bottle because the plastic cap is cumbersome and doesn't stay seated very well at all. I've read that the EDT is actually better than the EDP, but I haven't noticed all that much difference. A lovely, year-round, all-purpose scent!
I never would have thought that a powdery scent could feel refreshing to wear! It must be the jasmine in this...I love it. It seems perfect for the office, quiet, soft and understated, but still interesting. I'm fickle with my fragrances but I always go back to this, especially in Spring and Summer, when it really comes alive on my skin. I've always been a fan of jasmine, sandalwood, and musk, and this satisfies my craving for all three. The Moonlit Path line from B&BW resembles this fragrance a little, so I use the lotion and it makes this last a little longer. continued >>
Oh, almost. This perfume has SUCH potential to me. It has a soft and quiet presence, which is what I think I perfume should ideally have. But the drydown is awful! It smells synthetic and musty, like perfume that has settled into clothes in the dirty hamper. The bottle is beautiful and unique, but, unfortunately, the contents of that bottle disappoint.
I received this as a gift. I had to go back and repurchase after I used it up. I use the layering effect, because it just does not last as long as I would like. If you use this fragrance, you must try the deoderant. It really does work.
Easily one of my Top 5 Scents of all time.
I dunno what it is, I just love the musky, soft, comforting smell. It reminds me of soft cashmere sweaters (go figure)
It's pricey, but if you like warm, sensual musky scents this should a must-buy for you.
I think this is just beautiful. I actually prefer the EDT - it smells nicer to me. Its a very comforting scent - light - fresh - gets tons of compliments. I can't imagine anyone not liking this.
Yum, I am in love with the heavenly light and baby soft scent of Cashmere Mist! I got a sample of the lotion at the Seattle Women's Show a couple years ago and knew I needed to have it. When Christmas came around this year I saw a DK sale display in the Macy's fragrance section and was pleased to find a gift set featuring edt and lotion for 20% off so I got it. My boyfriend does not care much for fragrance as he is sensitive to most parfumes, sprays, and incense, but he actually like the clean light scent of Cashmere Mist. I am not sure what the spastic reviewer below me was talking about, but this scent is very clean and very pure smelling. With high floral jasmine notes, a smooth sandalwood and amber base, and a slight undertone of white musk, it leaves one smelling like they just emerged from a Persian day spa or a romantic garden sanctuary!