Clive Christian • X for Women • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is my signature scent. I really just need three spritzes and I'm set all day. It smells divine.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
What can I say but I LOVE THIS PERFUME!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
In England, the response to this perfume was so strong that University Students actually composed a piece of Music in tribute to it!
Long Live the Queen....
X marks the return of those lush gorgeous fragrances. Perfumes that aren't afraid to be noticed. Rich, evocative, musky, and sweet but not too sweet, Christian Clive X smells like sex and money. Who doesn't love these two things?!
At $350 a bottle and up, this may be out of the price range of most. There are perfume sites that offer samples and smaller amounts for much much less. Many swear by Christian's #1, but this was the scent that made me echo the words of my English mother-in-law after smelling her favorite perfume on her own wrist, "I think I'm falling in love with m'self!"
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
well, Boy-Oh-Boy!!!personaly am in love with this perfume. I like the top notes,the middle notes and the bottom notes too:
when i was purchasing this perfume the saleperson(guy),he sad to me:
there is no middle with this perfume,whether you love it or you hate it!
and Yes,i agree with him 100% .
even here on MUA,by reading some reviews,you can tell some of them are realy in love ,some are just not.
The only dropdown to this perfume,that's damn expensive.
I also tried the legendary #1 and 1872,and to be honest i wasn't impressed at all nd thank God:))),so less spendig money on perfumes:)
p.s. it's very normal & am glad that some of us like some perfumes ,while the others don't....imagine,if we would ALL smell the same!!!!!???????????
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
X is an extremely ladylike fragrance that takes the modern fruity-floral into new and uncharted territories. Fruits and florals aren't new to perfumery, they simply seem new because they are so overly and poorly exploited. What makes X interesting is that it fuses fruit with floral in the "modern" way (the earlier reference to Gucci Rush is not so far off the mark as it would appear) and not, for instance, in the manner of Mitsouko.
X begins with a clean, en vogue hairspray accord, hence earlier reviewer's remark about Rush. This note, which I find bothersome, announces that X is not one of those "parfums historiques" that would be found in a grandmother's toilette. Like the note or not, it is worth enduring in order to experience what comes immediately after: an astoundingly realistic golden peach colored and blushed as delicately and invitingly as one in a Japanese watercolor, with each layer of scent--the stone, the flesh, and the rosy-blushed outer skin--delineated. The peach more than makes up for the slightly unfortunate opening, which also contains a hot coriander note.
The primary floral revealed in X is muguet, which marries perfectly with the peach without transcending it. The two components float together with each undulating in and out of prominence. This is heady stuff, but it is intoxicating. For some reason, at this center stage X reminds me of something Bond No. 9 would like to make (perhaps it is the very modernity of it, and the implied urbanity)...
Secondary floral is a sweet and tender jasmine, the first of the season. The jasmine meshes so well with the muguet that they become one flower, a new and mesmerizing hybrid. Rose is so very subtle that it too simply becomes part of this hybrid, and at this part of the development that pesky hairspray note is still in evidence, but quietly as an upstroke through the bouquet.
Hours later, a new fragrance emerges. This is the base, in which a warm white musk begins to throb. I am particularly sensitive to musk and find it unwearable in most instances, the exceptions being few and far between. One of these is X, and the other is Clair de Musc.
Sweet patchouli--if you can imagine the leaves steeped in the finest vanilla--is next, and it is conjoined to the musk in the most sublime fashion, as a marriage of opposing forces that works by virtue of perfect balance. Still, the peach remains as the most tenacious note, swirled throughout in a glorious rosy/golden ribbon.
The cost of X is dreadful. There's no way around it, and yet it is absolutely worth sampling to experience the high level of the perfumer's art when working in the same genre that has been so badly maligned by cheap synthetic and poor mixology.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have tried this about 6 times now and every single time I adore it. I know I will own a bottle some day, the price freaks me out a bit. But it smells incredible. I sprayed it on my wrist yesterday around 3pm, and today at 11am, I can still smell it. I love it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Yes, I will buy this insanely expensive "perfume creation" (that's what the bottle says) over again. Oh God, the fragrance is so deep, so feminine, with such a strong Personality, if you will. Even with this economy I couldn't resist. The staying power is fantastic. And in order to get all the tones and undertones of it, just spray it on your wrist and give an hour to settle. Although initially I didn't like it, after an hour I was so impressed with the smell that I OWE IT NOW.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Im a very picky person with fragrances. I hate people that wear Pink Sugar, Dolce Light Blue, Chanel 5 (Except maybe Marilyn), Juicy Couture, Vera Wang Princess you get the idea. I don't care if I get flamed for the above statement. Fragrance is an expression of a person's personality. Smelling like 50 million other people says your..... pretty stinkin (pun intended) ordinary. I would rather smell bad than like the person next to me. But then again that would defeat the purpose of fragrance all together. When I walked into Saks an aggressive sales girl chipped in with "This is our new True Religion Fragrance". She forced the strip in my face. I was in a bad mood that day, I actually looked her in the eyes and said yuck, the only place true religion belongs is on my ass not in a bottle". After smelling next to 30 different fragrances including the infamous Clive Christian 1 I stumbled upon a cool black opaque bottle labeled X. I sprayed some on and my first reaction was ok this is nice, jasmine hits first. I wasn't wowed by it. So I left to do my shopping. An hour or so later I smelled my arm again and WOW. This was beautiful, but distinctive, elegant and sexy at the same time. It is so well blended, Im not sure anything could possibly top it. None of the other reviews mention it but there is a coriander note in it. It' just enough to add just a hint of warmth and softness. I read the previous reviews that compared X to Gucci Rush. Remember the Designer Imposter perfumes? If you like Tribe than you'll love Taboo! Thats what this very faint resemblance reminded me of. Just....don't. In the current economy I admit that I cannot afford $400.00 a bottle for the stuff. For that matter, anyone who can afford it is super foolish to right now but this is makeupalley not Saving With Susie Orman. There is a reputable website called The Perfumed Court that sells and stands by decants of fragrance. I purchased a 5ml roll on for my purse for $70.00. It will take several months to use up the decant. I have been getting endless compliments on this fragrance and it's the you smell good variety not the what fragrance are you wearing variety. If you are picky about fragrance and your not into sweet foody or musky headshoppy or boring aldehydes than I suggest you try this one. It's truly in a class of it's own.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
Probably the most complex perfume I have ever tried.
I have gotten a sample from a generous MUA'er so I could try it more than once.
At first sniff I said "This is not for me" it cried out loud, like those instantaneously recongizable frangrances of the Eighties, announcing an arrogant, selfish and egocentric woman (as I am not so, this style of frag does not correspond to me!).
At first it is strong, bold, spicy/fruity, overpowering.
Then i waited and kept on sniffing every now an then.
It turned into so many differnt perfumes! I could perceive something different each and every hour...it turned into an elegant white floral (I love tuberose, neroli & jasmine) then it was classical and powdery, then after it was sexy (patchouly i guess), then after it was dry and woody with a hint of smoke... almost masculine; then the dry down was so... lovely... quiet and powdery, smooth and femnine. I could smell that the day after as well.
Like an entire life, that goes through so many different stages, this fragrances changes as time passes by.
This is I guess it's unicity: a super layered, complex fragrance that unfurls many other perfumes on after the other.
I really love it... although I am sure I will never be able to afford one full bottle!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Now, come on. I am willing to spend $$$ on an amazing perfume but this is not it. At frist sniff it smelled like a hairspray I used to use in jr. high. Aussie maybe? Anyway, my skin ate this scent so I couln't tell you what it smells like on one's skin. Perhaps it smells great on some people but, on me, it smells like zilch.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Gucci Rush. Hands down. You do not need to spend the extra $ on this! Buy Gucci Rush and just TELL people you wear Clive Christian X--they will never know, I'm telling you!!! Yes it's sexy--my husband said I smelled good--but that just tells me I need to break out my old bottle of Rush again. Save your money (but tell people you wear X b/c it sounds more glam!)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love this fragrance. When it was first spritzed on my wrist and allowed to settle, I couldn't stop sniffing. The store was closed when I finally decided to take the plunge and purchase a bottle.
Months later, I couldn't stop thinking about it and finally purchased the traveler set while in Vegas. I decided this was MY souvenier from Vegas! I still love to wear this and can't stop sniffing when I wear it. I pick up the spice in the scent and get an overall sensual feeling when wearing this one.
I have to give this an average rating on the price even though I agree it is very expensive, I just personally feel the ratings on the board for price should be 1=very expensive and 5=least expensive.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
i love this perfume. If you are looking for something that people will comment on all the time. and just generally tell you that you smell good, then this is the perfume for you! I absolutely love the fact that my clothing still smells like me sometimes...
EDIT: I love this perfume..it is still one of my favorites, but for some reason the ALL natural products caused huge skin irritation and I can no longer wear it:(
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Straight Eyes: Hazel
X is an intense, fruity chypre fragrance. It lasts much longer than most perfumes without being heavy. It's just a bit too fruity for me...but it does have a somewhat woodier dry down. I bought the pure perfume for $850..... but due to the excess of sweetness (for my taste), I mixed it with Guerlain Mitsouko (also a chypre but much more woody). UPDATE: 7/07: Since I originally wrote this review, I have fallen MADLY (and you have to be MAD to spend the kind of $$ that CC#1 costs!!!!!) in LOVE with Clive Christian #1. I am certainly going to finish my X.....but then I am going to X "X" off my list and switch to CC # 1. CC's X is very nice, but #1 is 100% ME and works perfectly for my chemistry...I cannot stop loving it and sniffing it. WOW to MY new #1 scent....OW to my checkbook!!!!!!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is an amazing perfume. It is unbelievably expensive. I can't believe I purchased a full bottle, and I'm so glad I did. It goes on with a floral oriental opening that shifts and changes. I get no peach, nothing faintly offputting. I get a delightful opening, a sexy middle and drydown that lasts 20 hours. It is not loud and I was in an elevator when the woman next to me asked what I had on. I asked if it was too strong, and the woman on the other side of me said she couldn't smell it. All the women in the elevator sniffed my wrist. One guy, too! All declared it lovely, but no one knew what it was. That was great, I don't want to wear the thing everyone else wears. At some point, there is a slight whiff of cardboard, but it passes quickly. And yes, I'm glad I spent the money. There aren't a lot of fragrances that make me feel special and this is one of them.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
X is a nice scent, very nice, veru classy, very feminine, not overpowering, a floriental with some fruit. It lasts on the skin and makes you feel refined and chic. Is it worthy the shocking shameful price? No.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a very special scent I only wear on those rare occasions when I need to feel very dressed up, very sophisticated and very sexy. It is not for the weak of heart -- and sufficient time should be given to permit it to drydown past the initial burst of peachiness to get to those beautiful middle notes. On me, this dries down ultimately to an amazingly sexy floriental with incredible longevity. Would I buy a full bottle of it rather than sparingly use the 10 ml bottle I own? Probably not. But for those once in a while events, yes, this scent merits being worn and worn with confidence.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
An extraordinary perfume. Initially, shock of peach and citrussy mandarin. Two hours to calm down the high mid-note lily of the valley. The dry down (hours later) is soft and spicy jasmine and roses, with vanilla and sandalwood warming it all up. It's hot and spicy!! At the very end a deep earthy patchouli note comes out to play with the sandalwood, roses and jasmine. WOWEEE! I want to eat my wrist. I can't take my wrist away from my nose. I have to have this. WOW. It pops with imagination and sass. It's very complex! If you like hot sexy modern perfumes this will be heavenly for you.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a big, loud, glitzy, fruity floral that harks back to fragrances of the 80's. I'm reminded of Giorgio and Chloe Narcisse in style, if not in composition. There is something annoying about this scent that really sets my teeth on edge.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Way too strong, perfumey and departent store juice. I needed to wash it off my arm and it still is there. Argg