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.
I was in the mood for something new and had a Sephora giftcard in hand so off I went. I have very strange skin - it tends to turn most florals very sharp, so I don't pick up florals very often (Michael is the only exception). I gravitate towards florientals, which tend to help out with the sharpness. Given that information my Sephora assistant brought me this to try. I had Prada Tendre on one arm, purchased Narciso Rodriguez for Her and had this on the other. Driving in the car (whew!) I kept getting whiffs of the most beautiful smell. Really, just amazing. When I smelled the Prada arm, I loved the way it smelled but it wasn't the whiff I was getting - that turned out to be Hanae Mori and it was such a soft, sweet smell that I eventually broke down and bought it. (buy the EDP - it lasts way longer and stays truer than the EDT)
This is NOT my typical kind of scent - in fact I didn't want to like this as much as I do. It seems like this is such a popular perfume. The lady at Sephora even said that she is amazed by the loyal following. But I find that it is light, sweet and warm. I can see how this is not right for a lot of people, but this has suckered me in and has become my absolute favorite for daily wear. Give it a whiff and see - you might be surprised.
Very sweet, fruity floriental (I definitely smell lychee, almond and vanilla), but lacking any depth or complexity. It's nice, but I found it to be quite bland and uninteresting. I don't know why you'd shell out the cash for this when Victoria's Secret makes fragrances that are VERY similar for half the cost.
I purchased this after all of the chatter on the boards, without even smelling it. I love the smell of almond so I figured I would love this. Unfortunately when I wear this people think I am wearing vanilla (must be the combination within the fragrance). Although I like it I won't be purchasing it again.
This smells like some sort of confection. Its very sweet and very vanilla smelling, even though there is no vanilla in the notes. This actually lasts on me, and is quite strong innitially. I sprayed twice and it lasted all day, so this isn't one to bath in.
I have to be in the mood for this, but when I am I find it comforting and delicious. I don't think this would work on a hot day, I can see it getting cloying and sickeningly sweet. I would buy again eventually, but probably wont have too. I'll never make it through the bottle.
I got several samples of this at Sephora and like it a lot. Like the previous reviewer mentioned it's a very pretty scent. Warm and sweet with hints of vanilla smelling undertones. I tried both the EDP and EDT in the store and prefer the EDP because it smells a bit richer and warmer. I like it so far and may purchase a full bottle.
This review is for the Butterfly EDP. It's every bit as yummy and sexy as the lighter EDT, but it lasts longer. This is the only fragrance I've ever worn for more than a year; I've gotten tired of absolutely everything else. Lovely!
Yuck. Smells like a combination of Vanilla Fields and Dial antibacterial hand soap (the orange-coloured one).
Yes, a strange description. Why does it remind me of this? 'Cos I used to wear Vanilla Fields and a young'un, and my mom used this hand soap in our bathroom.
Now, Vanilla Fields gags me.
Didn't like this at all. It smells a bit cheap. I did give it two lippies, though, 'cos even though I think it smells like rubbish, the scent lasted a very, very long time. I washed and could still smell it.
Thankfully, this was merely a sample, and I didn't purchase it. I chose the sample from Sephora, 'cos the description made it sound nice! Unfortunately, this was not the case for me.
I wore Hanae Mori EDP (blue butterfly) for the first time today and received 3 compliments from male co-workers. They stood next to me, inhaled deeply and said that I smelt really really good. One of the guys thought this was a vanilla scent and was really surprised when I told him that this contained no vanilla.
This is very lovely in the beginning but the drydown turns a bit plasticky on me. After a few hours all I can smell is barbie dolls I used to play with as a kid. Not sure what causes this .. maybe the almond? I smell lychees in the beginning and I wish it had more of that resemblance and less plastic on me. ;-)
Not sure yet if I would repurchase.
overall: i love the mature fruity, vanilla scent. i've been wanting to buy this for awhile but restrained from it since i have this problem with buying perfumes, but never wearing them. i finally gave in, bought it, and have been wearing it everyday. i think it's light enough to wear during summer, but but not too fresh- smelling (like ysl paris springtime fragrance) that you can wear every other season as well. if you're looking for a unique perfume, this probably wouldn't be the best choice because i asked the woman at nordstrom what her bestsellers were and she said hanae mori, blvgari, anf thierry mugler angel. i don't really care though. i've tried using unique perfumes and they just end up being discontinued.
package: it's a tall, flat, elegant glass bottle with a butterfly top.
price: $85 for 50ml.