Revlon • Charlie Gold • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Good value for money. I decant and dab, I can't work it when sprayed, it's far too potent. It smells like what it is -- a very well-priced, pleasant scent with huge sillage and excellent lasting power. But the notes make it enormously 'perfume-y'. I'm not sure it's aldehydes, rather a bombardment of 'big' smells. Rubbing unscented lotion on where I dab the perfume softens it a little - but, wow, this projects! I've had my fill of well-priced, 'big' perfumes lately and although this is nice, it's hard to wear unless my nose is prepared for the onslaught - or I'm prepared to wait the full hour for the top and mid notes to settle. The bottle is ordinary, I doubt I'll repurchase.
I can't figure it out: it has gourmand elements, floral elements, woodsy elements. Like Mad Scientist Dr Revlon just chucked it all in there and made 'PERFUME'. That said, I don't hate it; it just doesn't have any stand-out features that grab me. The first time I wore it I liked it. I like it less now but give it three lippies because, for the price, it's pretty decent, and the dry down is actually quite yummy...if you have the patience to wait for it. Some of the scents I reviewed recently are the opposite of top loaded; they make you wait half a life time for the best part. And I'm not patient.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm jumping on the bandwagon for this!
FIrst, yes, this is another one of those perfumes with a bad opening. In CG's case, the unpleasantness is over within a minute or two, but while it is bad, you are afraid you have just entered the anteroom of 1980's tuberose stinker hell. There's a sense of the bitterly strident sourness. But suddenly the clouds part, and you're left with...
A lovely sandalwood spice, with a warming and slightly tart fruity middle and a very graceful jasmine/rose floating throughout. I didn't get SuperSugar!!! or even carmella notes. The sweetness, on my skin, was minimal in fact, and I'm not even sure I could honestly say there's vanilla in here. Well, maybe a touch on the topnotes, but not huge vanilla declarations. It doesn't have a ton of lasting power on me, but at this price, who cares?
I also didn't get killer sillage -- a nice, mid-range sillage with not huge projection. The spice, btw, is not coming to my nose as cinnamon, just as a spicy-sweet woody edge not unlike Organza Indecence. In fact, one could say this was like OI but with a fruity/tart middle and a strong floral presence.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Grey
Ladies if you like/wear Channel Allure/Lancome Tresor/Jimmy Choo ..then try this abs beauty...ordered it unsniffed arrived yesterday spritzed the air walked through & got on with life.....a short while later was out walking my dogs & noticed the most beautiful soft caramel spicey fragrance with notes recognised from perfumes I already own....not a mismatch but subtley intertwined...this is the most perfect everyday autumn/winter fragrance ..so snuggly & cuddly & I wore it to bed & sprayed my pillows with it ..so for me to do that it must smell beautiful ..Its very comforting fragrance ..a soft fresh spicey oriental
I'm totally useless with notes thats why I used examples of perfumes I already own ....
The juice is dark orange ..and the bottle is the triangle shape Charlie bottles usually are very large & chunky but I like that ....still looks good on a dresser imo...and the price of my new found favourite was £5.25 for 100ml EDT..which is strong enough...lasted at least 10 hours on me..and my bedroom & linen smell delicous .....
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Reminds me of a beautiful rose potpourri. Love this stuff. I hope I can keep on finding it online!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Shame this is discontinued this fragrance reminds me of tresor but with a bit more oomph with soft vanilla and a kind of toffee/caramel middle note and some musk. Very nice
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I like this alot..This goes to show,that you don't have to spend an arm and a leg for a nice fragrance...Some of the nicest scents come in the plain bottles and packaging..And some horrible scents came in fancy expensive bottles...This smells like Yves Rocher's Cantate fragrance,if you like that scent you might like this also.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
Charlie Gold is a delicious oriental-floral type of fragrance. As for this type of fragrance, we can expect the lasting power to be pretty good, at least better than fruity or floral type, and it does last quite a while on skin. The bottle is very simple but fits nicely in my palms and it usually can be had for less than $15 for a 100ml bottle. It is cheap but by no means a cheap smelling fragrance, here are the notes I took from a website:
Top Note: Bergamot, Mandarin, Violet, Plum Middle Note: Freesia, Rose, Cinnamon Base Note: Cedar wood, Amber, Musk, Powdery notes, Vanilla
I feel that while the initial spritz might be strong and alcoholic, it will mellow to a softer, warmer dry down. I suggest waiting at least for half an hour for the fragrance to develop, and then it becomes very nice.