Marilyn Miglin • Pheromone • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||44%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair, Cool Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I REALLY like this and came to it via cherryblossomdiva's excellent oil dupe. It's mostly a potent, powerhouse green - strong, dense and certainly of its late-70s time (fine by me). There's rather a lot going on in Pheremone...it brings to mind a complex mosaic of piney greens and dark, earthy resins. I've not tried the one now sold on the shopping channel as I have an older bottle, but if you want to try before buying, CBD's dupe is remarkably close.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
To my nose a higher quality, more upscale Charlie. Definitely a 70's or early 80's fragrance. I dont do well with galbanum so this is not for me.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This smelled like stale cigarette smoke mixed with a weird chemical pong.If I was trapped in an elevator with someone wearing this I'd be sick!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love at first sniff! Unfortunately, it was on someone else's dresser and I have no idea where to get my own full bottle (the bigger the better!). From the top note, this contains big florals and green notes then dries down with strong oakmoss presence. That combination of notes are what I love in classic perfumes from the 80s like Chanel Coco, Estee Lauder Knowing, YSL Opium, Guerlain Shalimar. This perfume is for a woman who is confident yet elegant. Worn by the right woman, it can come off as a sexy scent. Definitely not for those who like soft, almost imperceptible scents.
Just checked online and shipping costs make it too expensive. I would buy more than one bottle. Anyone know a brick-and-mortar that sells it in West Coast Canada??
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This review is ONLY for the Bath & Body Oil off Miglin's own website. This stuff is sex in a bottle.
Over the years, I have learned that I do not like other forms of the fragrance, whether EDP/EDT or body products. They all pull a sour, urinaceous topnote and funky indolic basenotes, neither of which rock my boat. In addition, the stuff sold on HSN in cheaper-looking bottles is of inferior quality and smells horrid all around. I once received a giftset of Pheromone products from HSN and ended up throwing it away, bag and all.
But this oil-- this slightly anachronistic green oil from the disco age-- is heaven. It is not really a bath oil, but a concentrated perfume oil with no additives. (Which makes it an amazing bargain.) Just one drop in my cleavage and another at the base of my neck is all I need. Pheromone is a big green floral along the lines of Norell, Fidji, and Ivoire de Balmain. I think it's the best of the bunch. Soothingly herbal and clean, yet sultry with cola-like spices and a warm-skin accord, this stuff projects womanly self-possession and sexual confidence. It is top-notch perfumery.
DO NOT OVERAPPLY, and do try the oil as it is qualitatively different from the other products. Much as Youth-Dew bath oil is tolerable while the spray could kill gnats 30 miles away.
Several women in my family have used Pheromone over the years; I have such fond memories of sniffing my mom's bottle of Pheromone oil in the late '70s/early '80s. It was a perfect fragrance for that time period: opulent, big, complex and gorgeous. It still is wonderful today.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Very interesting fragrance. I too have purchased this on ebay (horrible, perhaps it ws old, very acidic) and then on HSN. THE PRODUCT I JUST GOT FROM THE MIGLIN WEBSITE IS NOT THE SAME PRODUCT THAT YOU GET WHEN BUYINGFROM HSN! I actually them at Miglin's in an email and they said they sell the juice directly to them and it is in a contract that it is not allowed to be hampered in any way. They swear it is the same juice that they sell in a fancier bottle. But that is not my experience. The bottle I received last week I have used 3 times. It is an herbal, heady, yet sophisticated (not old lady) interesting musk overtone scent. Its very sexy and I do love it. With the weather getting warmer, I am curious as to how it will evolve on my skin. I see why its still being sold since the 70's! A winner.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I didn't know if I would like this, as I normally prefer very "clean" or single-flower scents. I don't like Opium-type spicy perfumes. However, when I got this earlier today, I did NOT sniff it straight from the bottle. After reading dozens and dozens of reviews on it, I knew that it had to "warm up" to my body chemistry before I would know what it really did for me. I lifted my hair and sprayed a little on the back of my neck. A few hours later, I can tell you that I absolutely LOVE this! It smells great and has a bit of a "clean" tone to it. I intend to stick with this one. :-)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I think Europeans generally like this scent better than Americans...something to do with American vs. European ideas of sexy. I have been wearing this off and on, along with Opium, J'ai Ose, and musky scents for decades now and love the animalistic drydown. Not for everyone, but for those whose idea of sexy is the opposite of White Linen, Calyx, Bulgari EDT, etc. A little warm skin and sexy, a little musky, not at all dirty or unwashed, but not squeaky clean, either.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This is a fragrance that I had when I was in my early 20's and loved. Since of late I have been thinking of the fragrances that I have loved and lost and reminising of those days and why I wore a particular fragrance. So I have been on the search for some of those loved scents. I saw this on HSN a few days ago and thought I would order and see if it was still as lovely as I remember. It is. Alot of people don't understand this scent or like it from the reviews, but this is not a scent to be taken lightly. It is a "grown" womans fragrance. It's subtle sexiness at its best. One tiny spritz to the back of my neck just into the hair and it lasts on me thoughout the day, drying down to a soft subtle whiff that brings back memories of my BF lifting my hair gently to just breathe me in. I remember he told me once that he loved the smell of me because no one had ever smelled as good to him. Lovely. We still keep in touch even after all these years and he still tells me he remembers my smell and how good it was. Thats when I know that it just works for me. Now if I could just locate another beloved scent "Fidji" and I would be a very happy person. Try it and see how if affects those around you. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
When I first opened the package the scent was rather pleasant and was excited about it. Next morning, put it on (and NO... I am not one of those women who bathe in their france....) and within 15 minutes.... YUCK. Overpowering. Absolutely nothing pleasing. Ended up with a headache. Couldn't wash it off fast enough. In fact, had trouble even washing it off! Save your money ladies!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I had been curious about Pheromone for a while so I finally bought a bottle from HSN. It was not what I expected, and no, it doesn't work for me but I didn't find it as traumatic as some have. Initially it does smell awful. My first reaction after spraying was, "they've got to be kidding". I hung in there and after about 10-15 minutes I got something that was very reminiscent of Estee Lauder's Private Collection, which I own and love. That's where the similarity ended. It stayed very clean and green and soapy on me. I also got a hint of the marine element mentioned by another reviewer. After that it just faded into nothing. Never got really pleasant, but wasn't horrendous. Definitely a weird and unstable fragrance. Maybe the version sold on HSN is just cheap. I'd love to smell this on someone whose chemistry is compatible with it just to get a sense of what it could be. I'll be sending mine back.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Green
i hate it!!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Omg, itís horrible! I just tried it a little bit on my hand at Ulta (it was an open box on a clearance rack). I have to rush immediately to bathroom to wash my hands. Never again!!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
***IMPORTANT*** the "Pheromone" products being sold on HSN are very, very different than the products M. Miglin sells directly. You can tell by the el cheapo plastic packaging and suspiciously low prices. I cannot tolerate the HSN line; even the "pure perfume" they sell is just not the same--harsh, jarring, linear, like a bad designer impostor body spray. I only use the green Bath & Body Oil from Miglin's own website-- I hear the pure parfum in crystal bottles (starting at $125) is great too, but I can't afford it!
OK, on to the review. This is one I've nearly always owned, and I find that I like it a lot more as I get closer to 40. I seem to have grown into it! Pheromone is certainly distinctive-- it was my grandmother's signature scent and believe me, she was no "old lady" in the pejorative sense-- she was sexy! It is a magnificent, deep green floral in the same vein as other '70s and '80s "big & gorgeous" scents (Chanel 19, Charlie, Cie, Fidji, Norell, Private Collection, etc). There is not a hint of fruit or vanilla here, but there is a delicious cola-like note that I love. It's simply all woman, all the time, spicy and exotic and floral and green and hoo boy, stand back, the grand dame has arrived. Beautiful, mysterious, intoxicating. Not a day-at-the-beach scent, but works as a confident day-at-work scent and definitely a night-in-the-boudoir one ;^)
**EDIT: Turns out the oil is the only form of this fragrance that works for me--the other products from Miglin's website (powder, lotion, EDP, parfum) have this heavy, dated, indolic/musky thing going on that turns my stomach. Guess I just do better with oils--as with Youth-Dew (love the oil, HATE the EDP).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I bought this from HSN becuase I loved the descriptions of its complexity. Unfortunately, the complexity is reminiscent of cheap public rest room disinfectant and it's just as overpowering. I had to return it for a refund.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Not a fragrance I wear, but I wanted to write a review since I've enjoyed it on others. The women I've known who have worn this well have been over 45, sensual and confident. Several of the women I admired most as a young woman wore this fragrance so it brings back wonderful memories. I think it's divine on those whose body chemistry it suits.
It seemed like their men especially loved it, too. In college I worked at a high-end women's clothing boutique that also offered Miglin's fragrances and we sold tons of the stuff to men for gifts all year long.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I don't understand why this is getting bad reviews here. I love this stuff. I ordered the kit on qvc - go both regular pheremone and the pheremone breeze - sent back the pheremone breeze, but the pheremone is great!!!!
It is NOT fruity or too light --- It is a very sexy smell - and yes you do have to be careful of using too much - but I can't get enough of it. I even spray a little in my hands with some aloe vera clear gel and put it in my hair. The body oil is what is so strong, but just don't use too much and it still makes your skin feel like velvet, even the elbows! LOVE the body lotion - it actually smells like the perfume and many times a perfume's lotion and mist are NOT the same.
I get asked what am I wearing all the time - and I'm glad to tell!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Amusing to see the dichotomy here . . . you either adore it or despise it. No middle ground. It is, of all perfumes, the very most dependent on a synergistic relationship with your body chemistry. It's also not for those who like a light, clean smell, citrus, or florals. It's sharp, almost acrid, when first applied (I understand the cat piss comments); but it warms to something dark, woody, and complex. If you want to try it, I would advise patience. It takes at least an hour to kindle.
Pheromone is the only scent I've used since I was twenty years old, and I wear it every day. BUT . . . I use only the oil, and I layer it with a little (very little) Aura Cacia patchouli oil to deepen the wood notes. It must go on under the clothing on the body's warmest places. Do not expose it to air, or put it on your wrists. Worn this way, it is a subtle scent, but very long-lasting . . . in fact, it doesn't ever really leave me. I can't wear any other perfumes. After all these years, they smell foreign to me, and they're all terribly one-dimensional by comparison.
At least once a month, someone who gets close tells me I smell wonderful and asks for the name of my perfume. I really don't understand the old-lady comments. Men are absolutely entranced by this scent. I often have to disengage from hugs!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
omg this should be sold as a promotion for Imitrex, Maxalt and Treximet. Just being in the same room as someone wearing this bug zapper would give me a ferocious migrane.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Smells like bug spray when first sprayed and then dries slightly better once it mingles with your body chemistry but still very unacceptable. I would never wear this scent. What a waste!