Agent Provocateur • l'Agent • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||33%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I agree with the reviews who commented on the masculine aspect. I don't see this as a negative since the fragrance would otherwise be too potent "rosey". It's somewhat interesting but not enough to warrant a full bottle. I smell woods, rose, incense, and musk. I like the packaging, as with all other AP products.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Ugh. I don't know what everyone else is smelling, but on me it's a scrubber. I smell none of the floral or incense notes, just some dry but aquatic mess that dries down along the same lines as Issey Miyake (another nose-burner in my opinion). A bit masculine, and I can't seem to cover it up with anything. It's presence is lingering in the most unwelcome way.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Sexy, seductive, spicy. It's not the sort of perfume I usually wear, but I enjoyed the incensey dry down. The top and heart notes smelled very strong and perfumey on me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
In theory, I ought to love this scent - rose, jasmine and an amber base are all favourites. In reality this packs one hell of a punch. I bought it blind searching for a cheaper dupe of Illamasqua's Freak scent, and I have to say, this is pretty damn close, both have a masculine whiff at first spray, a more pleasant floral dry down and both feature davana. The dry down is spicy yet floral, a very heavy perfume. I can't fault the scent, it was what I was looking for, but I wouldn't buy again. On me, it's a bit too heavy and smells a bit too old - the sexiest perfume I own is Alien which I feel suits my age group more. L'agent is a strong powerful scent for the over 30s. Great for a knock off of Freak though, especially at about 1/3rd of the price!
edit: This scent comes into its own in the colder weather. I tested it on a hot day and found it muggy, but thought it might do better in the cold. British weather as it is, I didn't have long to wait, a squirt this morning has brought the florals out and created a genuinely sexy and seductive smell without the hooker vibe! def still an evening scent however!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue
Oh my! Diors Hypnotic Poison has been knocked off my top fragrance spot! L'agent has stolen my heart...and possibly any trace of innocence I may have had left! I liked the first AP fragrance and was on the lookout for something new in The Perfume Shop. I saw this beautiful bottle and asked to try it on my skin as i remember the first fragrance was completely different on skin than on card.
I let this settle and had a sniff "oh no that's strange, very dark" the lady then stated "it's much spicier than the first one isn't it?" I decided to leave it, continue looking around. Yet I could not stop smelling this on my wrist mmm... my mind very quickly changed, this beauty just gets better and better as time goes on, so sultry, dark and temptuous.
I'll go into the notes just to give you an idea-
Top Notes- Geranium Bourbon, Rose de Mai, Jasmin Sambac, Tuberose absolute and Osmanthus
Heart Notes- Davana Oil, Baies Rose, Ylang Ylang, Rosewood and Angelica
Base Notes- Patchouli, Sandalwood, Amber Crystals, Tonka Beans, Rock Rose, Myrrh and Black Incense Musk
At first smell it is almost masculine, strong, not what you would expect from the pink bottle but more the grey/black it fades into. it changes quite quickly, the way it melts into the skin is to die for! It is then you realise just how much the scent does match the bottle, the contrast of ingredients works so well, like a dream! I have never smelt something so good in my life, the way that distinctive smokey rose from the first fragrance plays with the sandalwood and osmanthus! It is like a layer of sexiness for your skin, it has a wood, insence (but not overbearing due to the florals) leathery quality to it yet remains ultra feminine due to the rose and the ylang ylang. It apparently also contains pheromones which really would not surprise me, I feel very minx like wearing this and my boyfriend loves it too!
Do not be afraid of the patchouli and musks this fragrance is really not "old lady like" the musk is smooth, although it does have a maturity to it, I would say ladies aged around 21 and to well above. In my opinion this is timeless and could never lose it's sensual qualities.
I don't like overly sweet or sharp tangy scents, I really like the smell of nuts most notable brazil nuts and almonds, I like powdery vanilla and sandalwood scents. As I have said Dior's Hypnotic Poison was my all time favourit scent for 4 nearly 5 years for the almond quality and how different it is to other scents, this has outdone HP for me it is so sultry and different, I also have the body lotion on the way and I want the other products in the L'agent range also the solid version. Please go and have a smell, I have heard it is a little like Vivienne Westwoods Boudior or 1889 Moulin Rouge by Histories De Parfums and I have not smelled either but now I have got to! Gorgeous scent probably a new signature for me as I just want to wear it all the time even though it is very much for the evening!
I gave it 4 on price as it is expensive but not the worst price and it is very long lasting, also on the bottle as although it is beautiful, the ring pull to stop it spraying in your bag pulls the cap off so you have to be careful, I think i would prefer a lid. x
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
L'Agent is a bit of a freak in the Agent Provocateur lineup. Don't expect it to smell anything like the others. There's a smattering of some of the dry flowers and greens from the original fragrance, but this is a very new direction for the line.
What I love about l'Agent is that it's a heavy, baroque floral oriental chypre that reminds me intensely of a lot of different fragrances that were popular in the 80s and 90s. It's the rosewood/patchouli/vetiver combination that does it to me -- very remeniscent of Paloma Picasso, YSL Nu, and Donna Karan original. But at the same time, though it's very familiar, it doesn't come across as an 80s or 90s fragrance. It's something new.
What I think makes it new is a very creamy quality and a whopping dose of incense, along with a little hint of that drier sheet accord that I think comes from ambroxan. Smelling l'Agent is like licking barely-sweetened rose and vetiver ice cream in an incense-filled boudoir that's a couple floors above the laundry room.
It's a very husky and unique incense fragrance, and what makes it more modern than the fragrances it reminds me of is that it's not oppressive in close quarters. Like many of the newer perfumes that I like, it's got a cleaned-up feeling to it. It's just simply not as raw and heavy as some of those older gems. For that reason, I find it extremely wearable and deeply sexy at the same time. It's got that highly attractive quality of reminding me of a lot of other lovely smells and times from a half-remembered past, yet it's somehow totally unique. It's finally something that can stand in for my beloved and discontinued Nu, and without smelling dated. The incense in it is so similar and so addictive.
The bottle is gorgeous, too. Absolutely lovely. And much better looking in person than in pictures. This is certainly starting out as a real sleeper. I hope it gets the recognition it deserves.