Tokyo Milk • Honey and the Moon • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love this. I don't really wear perfume because I tend to feel like they all smell basically the same / i.e. like a mall. This smells so unique, and it really does smell like honey, but more interesting and warm than just plain honey. It's really delicate and feminine without falling into the annoyingly peppy floral-citrus thing that seems to be the norm lately. It smells really romantic in a nostalgic sort of way. It always makes me think of dust motes floating in a sunbeam. I guess that's not the most "romantic" imagery to some people lol but oh well.
If you're weird like me and interweave your senses to describe things, maybe you'd get what I mean when I say this is like a smellable version of Debussy's "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair" or Saint-Saen's "The Aquarium".
I also like how it's sweet but not sickeningly so. It lasts a long time but after a while you can pretty much only smell it directly on my skin (which I like, actually). It changes scent a bit the longer I wear it, and by the end of the day it smells really subtle and blended with my natural scent in a way I really like.
tl;dr - HG, smells feminine but not in the typical cosmetics counter sense, good for someone who likes scents that change/become more subtle throughout the day
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I loved smelling the honey all day. I felt warm and relaxed. I can really only smell the honey and sandalwood but thats ok cause it smells delicious.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have to admit that I bought this because the bottle was so cute.....see through the glass bottle to see the little bee on the other side. I don't love it, but I sure like it once in a while. For an inexpensive perfume, it has great silage, still smelling it, however faint, after 12 hours. I would describe it as a "smokey" honey with a violet/sandalwood drydown. If the scent is too heavy; spray it and quickly walk through it, just don't douse yourself, you'll get a headache.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Wanted to love this. I love honey but.
Smells like pee pee
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I do love a good honey heavy fragrance. This is a good one. Not a great one. This plays out as a warm violet-honey liqueur with a soapy undertone. Not much in way of development. On me the notes stay exactly the same, except for one negative...the soapiness becomes heavier on the dry down and more apparent throughout the day. I smell like I washed vigorously with honey soap...after awhile I feel like I've eaten honey soap!
Since the sillage on this is 5 star ( hours and hours ....maybe DAYS since I can still smell this after a shower and a good night sleep!) it might be a consideration to apply with a light touch.
If you prefer your perfumes to develop and really play upon the notes as you wear them this may not be the honey frag for you.
Still pretty and interesting for an inexpensive perfume. Worth a bottle for sure.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Too much honey. Like someone double the sugar content of honey and left it out on a hot day. Oddly sharp. I've never understood the fuss over it as it's easily my least favorite of the line.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
I adore this fragrance. My favorite out of the TokyoMilk line. For starters, the bottle is just too cute for words. Very simple, with a girly apothecary feel. Love the little bee on the inside of the bottle. I'm obsessed with all things honey.....eating it, having it in my skincare, haircare...and smelling like it so this perfume is right up my alley. Been wearing it for years. Really does have a true honey smell. Not synthetic at all to me. Nice and affordable for such good quality. If i want something more potent/"expensive" to wear for special occasions i reach for my "Botrytis" but "Honey And the Moon" is perfect for my everyday honey fix.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I ordered this online because of a great review in the "Worth it" section of Jezebel. I got this for around $20 on Amazon, but it's not much more expensive on the actual Tokyo Milk website. I love, love, love this fragrance. I've been inhaling it all night. It smells like smoky honey marshmallows....I love it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Ahhh give me a non-patchouli gourmande any day! After all those bad encounters with scents like Angel, Wish, and Jo Malone's English Pear & Freesia that made me want to cry because of good fragrances being plagued by the evil Count Patchouli, this is a breath of fresh air! I got my bottle today morning and even smelling it out of the bottle, I knew I was in for a treat!
Smelling this up close on my wrist, (to my nose) there are some powdery and floral notes- which I assume are violet and jasmine. However, genuine-smelling/real honey (mixed with a bit of toffee) is the dominant note- yum! There is a slight similarity to Pink Sugar, but it's nowhere near as tooth-decay-inducing! I love sweet fragrances, but even I could not tolerate Pink Sugar very much! Drydown brought out the honey even more, and the overall smell is subtle- the floral notes are in the background. I don't see how this is a unisex fragrance, although it may easily smell tempting on a guy as well!
I think this scent could be worn in any season except for summer, perhaps- this might smell a bit cloying then even though it does not smell cloying at all when the temperature is less than about 25 degrees celsius. This is easily a 'love'. : )
P.S. For those who can't find this (especially people living in countries other than America or Canada), there is one reputable seller on eBay selling this- that's where I got my bottle from.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
i was loitering at anthro & spritzed a few from this line. when i got to honey & the moon....i squealed! <2 LOVE<3 AT FIRST SNIFF! it's very honey, but not clying, sticky, or *too* gourmand. another reviewer said 'earthy' and i agree. i had been 'interviewing' scents & trying to find a new love for a year or so now. i love my ginestet botrytis, but it's a fall/winter thing for me (also a deep honey note). i immediately bought both bottles and my friend who works at anthro is going to buy 3 for me with her discount. i feel like the luckiest girl in the world after finding this scent- it seems like such an awesome & amazing underground find... one that NO ONE ELSE will be wearing. it's a great feeling when a scent just speaks to you.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
The name and notes of this perfume led me to believe it would be really saccharine and/or girly. Not so! I don't detect any flowers on me, and underneath all that honey there's something woody and earthy happening. It's much more complex than I expected. My picky nose can't get enough of this. I find myself reaching out to wear it every day - and I'm not even a perfume person! I just love it so much on me. The packaging is charming and the price is unbeatable - I can't give it anything less than five stars.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Just discovered this line of perfumes and soaps. They are ever so adorable, but smell great as well! I haven't tried the soaps, but they come in huge squares for $11 and have good ingredients in them like shea butter! I have been wearing Honey and The Moon all week now which is very unlike me considering I have LOTS of fragrances. It just works so well as an everyday scent for work, and my SO loves it on me.
The scent does smell like honey but dries down to a soft gourmand/carmel type scent. It is not too sweet which is a plus. It is still very grown up. Perfect for a summer day with a light breeze. This scent will get you noticed in a good way.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Warm, melted notes of honey, sugared violet, jasmine and sandalwood. I don't get much of the violet, but there is a nice blend of floral underneath the buttery honey and I get a little bit of smoke and spice which develops more in the drydown. It's a feel good fragrance that lasts all day. The packaging is really nice...when you turn the bottle around, and look through, the back of the label has a vintage illustration of a bee, and the label looks typed. I think this is so nicely done and not like anything mainstream I've encountered. Nice to find these locally at Anthropologie.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I almost bought the full bottle based on the reviews and the name of this fragrance. I'm so glad it did not. I recieved a sample in a swap and what a surprise. I'm not one for notes but there is definately something sharp and bitter going on here. I can smell the jasmine but not the honey . I am a gourmand-girl so this is definately not for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I love the way everyone picks up different things from this fragrance and they are all valid!
On me personally, I get pure honey and violets first, and a deep dark rum in the background.
It is surprisingly complex and sophisticated. Lasts all day, too.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I'm on my second bottle of this, and contemplating a third. First ever for me. This is an awesome scent at a great price. Unlike some of the other reviewers, the first and formost note I get is the woods...honey comes in right behind to soften it up. I don't smell the flowers, but Im sure they are adding to the very slight sweetness. The honey on this is in no way gourmand but very earthy, and blends well with the woods. It lasts forever and all it takes is a small spritz. Probably one of the best scents I've ever purchased and it just happens to probably be the cheapest. I keep thinking of trying something new with the next Tokyo Milk bottle, but I can't stand to be without this. Will continue to buy and make sure I have backups just in case! Try Anthropologie or Beautyhabit.com
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
i just got this the other day and am really liking it. i didnt at 1st sniff but its been growing fast on me since then. smells just like yummy honey with a hint of jasmine. plus cute little bottle and reasonably priced. def love as a new part of my fragrance wardrobe!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
If I had to scent a song with this I`d choose "bitter sweet symphony" for sure. Gorgeous scent!! I want to eat myself when I wear this!
It is a very dark honey (think Miel de Bois darkness) with dark toffee and bitter-sweet caramel and it has something dirty going on too. This is not one of those girly gourmand fragrances, this has depth and richness and is very grown up imo. It is definitely something special.
Sillage is amazing (so be careful not to apply too much)..
This will be my winter HG for sure!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
To me, this smells good, but it's not amazing. It's a little bit spicy and very sweet! I think it smells sort of like honey mixed with cotton candy. For some reason, I'm really drawn to the packaging. It's cute and quirky, which also probably describes the type of girl who would like it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This was a completely serendipitous find for me. I was in Anthropology and saw this line of small rectangular bottles and when I saw one has the word "HONEY" in the name, I grabbed and spritzed...expecting to dislike this as the packaging was unimpressive and I have yet to find a main stream honey scent which I find wearable....but this was WONDERFUL! It has a lot of floral notes listed, but I didn't get those notes....all I got was pure, unadulterated honey from a jar. The staying power is amazing and the price point is inexpensive at $28 for 1 oz. This reminds me of a scent I had made by DSH called Noem, which was supposed to be a type of Lush Honey I Washed the Kids scent. Noem never quite turned out like I wanted, but DSH's Lush Honey was spun off from Noem...and Honey and the Moon reminds me very much of DSH's Lush Honey. Also, as a bonus, the staying power for this scent is fantastic! Many honey scents have a cloying quality or dark almost musty quality, but this one does not. As I said, it is like sticking your nose in a fresh jar of honey and inhaling deeply. I am in love!