Parfums De Nicolai • Temps d'Une Fete • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
There aren't a lot of fragrances with prominent narcissus notes, I think because it's quite expensive to use. I have tried to make myself love Vol de Nuit for the narcissus in it, but there is something about it which doesn't meld with my skin, although I do find it hauntingly beautiful. What else is there in this category? I don't know. But it doesn't matter, because there is this, and it is love. For me, I hardly notice the green opening or the sandalwood popping up from the base, it is all about the narcissus, which I feel is wrapped with jasmine, although I don't see this in the notes. I do see the comparisons to Chamade, but it's like the far dry-down of Chamade without having to suffer through 24 hours of headache-inducing aldehydes and powder. Those two comparisons are telling... this fragrance definitely reveals Patricia de Nicolai's Guerlain heritage. It feels like a Guerlain classic, as if it's something pulled from the archive we haven't met before. I like that most of the fragrances in the line are coming in big refill bottles now. Something I hadn't noticed before but maybe they've been doing it for a while. The big splash bottle is great value and means you can dab/splash/decant in addition to refilling the normal spray bottle. Personally, I love the stuff so much I might try drinking it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Goes on springy florals and synthetic perfume musk, but a soft nice synthetic. Green leafy notes blend nicely but are very faint. Nice, but doesn't inspire lust to own. Dry down brings that terrible horrid white-musk-wood evil and I had to scrub. Nasty nasty dry down. Shame about the dry down.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Beautiful perfume that has a scrubworthy cheap smelling drydown.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Gorgeous spring narcissus scent! The meadow I had hoped AG's Eau de Ciel would deliver.
Delicate floral composition with notes of hay. So perfect for the month of March! Quality prevails! A perfect scent for a Spring wedding or baby shower. Feminine, delicate and gorgeous! Note the five star rating! I have many other very expensive perfumes, and this one still holds its own amongst its upscale Guerlain cousins. Packaging could be nicer, but considering the very reasonable price for such QUALITY, buy a beautiful atomizer if you don't care for it. Just heavenly!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I liked the opening, which smelled floral, not grassy to me. It was a happy, bubbly and loud enough floral bouquet which I almost loved. However, after wearing it for 2-3 hours, I didn't like it anymore and in the end I had to scrub it off. The drydown was completely different from the opening for me and unfortunately it smelled very dated, sweet and generic. Not for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Green florals are definitely top of my list among scent families, but I do love this one in particular. I think it's the sappy green top note and the very rich, high quality narcissus heart. An elegant, but also fresh and spring-like scent. Combined with the name, the smell makes me think of the wedding party scene in Le Grand Meaulnes...all bucolic innocence and dream-like festivities, with a rich seductive glow underneath. Now I just need a comparable occasion to wear it at.
The only negative: the drydown is really quite dull and tawdry; it makes me think of Anais Anais, albeit the nicer earlier version, from the eighties.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Before I sampled Le Temps d'une Fete, I expected it to be a sweet, clear, springy floral. In reality, it is anything but that! It is floral, yes, but hardly sweet and clear. The narcissus is smoky and hay-like. The dark green mossiness of this perfume makes it smell more like something created 70 years ago than something from 2007, when it was released. This is a scent that a Jane Austen heroine would wear on a long walk through the countryside. Les Temps d'une Fete is all this, and more. No fancy bottle, label, or gimmicks: Just a great perfume. The nores are galbanum, mastic, opoponax, narcissus, hyacinth, daffodil, styrax, oakmoss, and sandalwood.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is very nice. I may need to increase this to a 4 once I've worn it an entire day. It is a clean green floral, very slightly sweet. The cleanness of it is really appealing, and the green just makes it smell fresh rather than feeling like you've stepped into the muck of a jungle floor.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I agree with Paschat that this is a flowery perfume and not a grassy perfume,but i guess it's a love affair with Nicolai's scent.I simply adore them all!It starts with a sweet fuit top and may be some tangerine when it dries on skin and then a very glorious(not sour on my skin)jasmine.This is a perfume that is supposed to contain a hay note but i can't smell it.Nevertheless i need that !!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
It's surprisingly nice. I don't find it "lazy" like one of the reviewers said. It's a "grown up" scent for me. Calm and confident, it stays very close to the skin. The lasting power is fine, some 6 hours on me. It gets that "common abstract sweetened scent" in the dry down and unfortunately looses it's unique qualities for me. Anyway this is a well composed fragrance that really rehabilitates Perfumes de Nikolai line in my eyes after the awful Sacre Bleau.
EDIT: I tried it again today and it smelled like a more wearable, daytime version of SacreBlue! what a surprise. I don't like SacreBlue. There are some notes, some flowers, that present (or at least I can detect them) in every single fragrance from Parfumes de Nikolai line that I've tried. This line is definitely not my cup of tea.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I read the reviews and was expecting a grassy green scent along the lines of Miller et Bertaux's Green or DSH's Feuilles Vertes. However, this is Patricia de Nicolai and she's not going to miss a good opportunity to use floral notes and produce a casually elegant scent. To my nose, this is definitely a floral scent with green notes and warm hay - not a grass and hay scent w/ a touch of florals. It's slightly soapy and clean and reminds me a bit of the Armani Prive Jade scent or the discontinued original Valentino - both green florals with a hay note. Another beautifully composed scent from PdN
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Temps d'Une Fete is a clean composition that betrays the craftsmanship of Ms. Nicolai with its seamless blending of notes. My ultimate impression is that of a sunny green fragrance -- freshly cut grass and dry hay notes predominate. And in this respect, I find it nice for study, since it doesn't distract me with visions of distant paradise or seduce me to take a moment to inhale the depth of its beauty.
I've spent a long time trying to make up my mind about this one. At first, I didn't care for it at all and was frankly indifferent. Then, on a whim, I tried it again, and while reading, I was seized by how nice it was for the quiet hours of study. As of this writing, my enthusiasm has waned, but I cannot pinpoint why. Perhaps I prefer distractions.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is beautiful, described quite well below, I would even say it opens with a note of white flowers before it becomes grassy and floral simultaneously. A well composed perfume, but...it makes me sneeze! The only reason I give it four stars and wouldn't buy it after I use up my decant. However, I will keep trying this, as I may change my mind...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
So often a grass note is disappointingly thin and bitter, like day-old lawn clippings, but the grassy top note of Temps d'Une Fete is fresh and green, with a sweet hint of hay. As the scent unfolds, a full-blown rose is prominent within the country garden floral bouquet that emerges. Pretty and summery, it wraps you in an eternal August on the lawn. A delightful scent for a sunny winter's day too.