After giving Creme Bouquet several tries, I've come to accept the fact that it actually IS quite a pretty perfume. The first time I smelled it, I thought it was too grandma-ish, heavy on the florals & baby-powder. The second time I tried it, however, I loved how the sweetness of the vanilla and lily of the valley/lilac mingled together. The third, fourth, etc..etc.. times I tried it solidified my opinion of CB as a very feminine, soft, lovely scent that is dainty yet pretty at the same time. Whenever I wear this, I feel girly and "huggable" haha. The lasting power is decent, and two big thumbs up on the packaging of the 1.7 oz bottle. Those real dried flowers are so cute and pretty and definitely characterizes the fragrance itself. I'm glad I gave Creme Bouquet a second chance. :)
I really love this scent. It's simple, I wear all the time in the day/for casual occasions. Cute package. The smaller roll-on one for $12 is a steal.
I got a sample of this stuff from Sephora with my order, and i fell in love with it... UNFORTUNATELY, when i actually got the product, it smelled significantly different than the sample.
It's very strong.
Very strong potent vanilla with very strong baby powder scent [that's supposed to be floral i suppose]
Will NOT rerpurchase.
Gorgeous, sweet, scent! It's not a bad price for how long it lasts, and it comes in a great bottle. I would buy it again.
I bought the roll-on version of this scent and I adore it. Seems like a fall/winter fragrance to me. Great staying power. Smells a lot like Monyette Paris.
I sprayed this on in Sephora and fell in love. I wore it the next day and it all went wrong. It's a heavy, floral vanilla scent that smells pretty good right when you apply it. After a little while you smell like a stinky old lady. Sometimes it smells very pretty, but it is higly reminiscent of a baby's butt... diapers and baby powder with a faint plastic smell. The floral smells like the bottom of your grandma's purse.... I can't decide about this. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I hate it. Extremely lightly applied it's lovely... More than one spritz and you smell like old lady.
This is the perfetct summer scent! Light, feminine and not overpowering! Not sure about the vanilla notes -- to me this is a clean "just showered" scent. LOVE it!
This is very nice! I tried this awhile back, and got lots of powder from it. This time around, more vanilla. It's a very cozy scent, and I don't think it would offend anyone. I saw the small roll-on perfume pen at Sephora for $12, and I'm thinking of picking one up sometime soon. It would be great to stash in my purse for a quick dab from time to time. It's supposedly a mixture of lily of the valley, lilac, and vanilla. It lasts a good while too.
EDITED 11/21/05: Upgrading from 3 lippies to 5. I just bought the 1.7 oz. bottle for $50 (a bit pricey), but I love it. I even received a compliment first thing this morning at work before stepping on the elevator. :-) It's a floral vanilla.. not foody at all. Just soft and beautiful.
first off, how cute is the packaging? love love love this fragrance. everything about it. this is the perfect sweet hard to place flower girly fragrance. whenever i am standing in front of my bathroom cabinet wondering which fragrance to wear, this one always wins because it is perfect for everything. i've found layering it over stonger perfumes and oils mellows them out. i just love this.
this is the hint of flowers in the wind you get when you are walking down the sidewalk on a hot day, and the breeze picks up flowers from someone porch. it's lovely and subtle and feminine.
I bought this in the 12 roll-on form. The scent lasts a very long time but that's a negative to me b/c I can not stand this scent. I thought the vanilla would be stronger but the victorian floral smell won through... this is going back to Sephora..