Nanadebary • Pink • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||51%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a more sophisticated and better-done version of some the Victoria's Secret fragrances. Despite its list of hardhitting spice notes (coriander, etc.), the overall effect is a very girly-girl--a soft yet still bright, cosmetic scent rather than an oriental spice bomb. I agree with the "sexy in a wholesome kind of way" comment.
I've been through several decants of this fragrance. I love it! One: it is surprisingly gentle and would be a good line to try if you get allergies, migraines, etc. Two: I've found if I over apply I get the "mothball" notes, so less is more. Good lasting power, too, but no powerful silage. Great for daytime.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
A makeup scent. Warm musk with spice add dimension but not edge. Turns very perfume-y as it dries. Similar to Courtesan and Terra di Sienna (two great loves) but less rich. It would be fine stand in should I run out of the other two, though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I find the coriander in this is quite strong, and overpowering, then it smells like a spicy soap to me. Then I can hardly detect it at all , not my cup of tea!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Nanadebary Classic Pink + my chemistry = one helluva sexy fragrance. Many years ago, CCB Paris had a wonderful fragrance called Love, Etc. Nanadebary Pink reminds me of this, but Pink is much more elegant. I've tried thousands of perfumes, and owned hundreds more, yet Nanadebary Pink remains outstanding, and rare. According to Nanadebary.com, Pink's notes are Bergamot, Ginger, Jasmine, Iris, Sandalwood, Vanilla, and Musk. The notes themselves aren't unique...but whatever magic the perfumer used in this blend makes it a multi-level olfactory experience. In the beginning of wear, Pink is almost innocent; a pure, clear, soft pink with a hint of sugar. As it develops, it becomes strikingly spicy, and an earthier, adventurous pink steals the show. It makes me crave a huge piece of sourcream frosted carrot cake. This is the part of the fragrance that dominates, and lasts the longest. The drydown is extremely unusual for such a spicy fragrance, because it's slightly astringent, and almost soapy; a glass of pink lemonade after the cake. Sandalwood and jasmine emerge as a soft, graceful woodiness, but the ginger note lingers in the back of my throat, like a memory. According to my fragrance friends, my skin makes fragrances smell "spicy", so the cinnamon-like, nutmeg-like "gingeriness" of Pink winds up being the most outstanding component for me. Nanadebary's recent reformulation of Pink, Classic Pink, is still dedicated to the goddess in every woman, but this tenacious edp format was inspired by the strength of the people who helped to save Nana de Bary's life during a devastating tsunami in Thailand in 2004. Nana de Bary's courage and inspiring tale of survival add depth and enjoyment to my deep appreciation of this all-natural fragrance.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Nanadebary Pink is another one of those perfumes that has an incredibly devoted following on the Makeupalley Fragrance Board so that when The Perfumed Court had their 1st Anniversary Sale, I just had to get a sample to see what all the fuss was about.
I have now applied it twice and have pondered what to say in my review. At the risk of upsetting the diehard "Nana Pink" MUA gang, I can't help but ask "what is the big deal??" Pink is essentially an aldehyde perfume with a large dollop of nutmeg and clove notes thrown in. I guess you could say that it mostly smells like a fresh grating of nutmeg on top of the vat of Christmas eggnog combined with lashings of Mom's Elizabeth Arden's Red Door perfume wafting by as she scurries to the living room to make sure that the porchlights are on for the carolers. Pink's drydown is a pleasant enough vanilla-ish scent. Mrs. Beasley's homemade poundcake, anyone? With these perfume images and smells in mind, I can see why Pink might be a "comfort/cozy" scent for some, especially those who enjoy gourmand fragrances. (And, FYI, I am not joking about Red Door above - Pink is rather similar from what I can recall about it.)
Personally, if aldehydes turn you on, Le Labo's Aldehyde 44 easily surpasses Nanadebary Pink in terms of style, sophistication and quality. If you are looking for a spicy, special Christmas scent, I think that Caron's Parfum Sacre is much better made and more elegant.
Here are Nanadebary Pink's notes, courtesy of The Perfumed Court: nutmeg, coriander, Sicilian tangerine, bergamot, sandalwood, cedar, Indian amber and Bourbon vanilla.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this scent, it works well on my body and it is so light that I can wear it daily. I checked the other reviews and tried to "look for" the plastic ordor that everyone's talking about, but I just couldn't detect it on me... It smells natural and floral without being too feminine. My first nanadebary was actually the Bronze, and it came out so strong on me that I didn't feel comfortable wearing it daily. I guess it does depends on the chemical in your body. Anyways for those who likes sexy, light and feminine scent - Pink works like magic!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I agree with songscent on this one, gah! A horrid bug spray note that settled right in and would not leave is all I can get out of this. I don't smell sweet, or sensual, or anything. Just bug spray. I tried really hard to appreciate it, but on me it just doesn't work. Would never purchase a full bottle, will happily swap away the large sample!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Another disappointment for me. I had high hopes for this one because I had sampled it before, but not extensively, and my initial impression was that it reminded me of Frances Denney's Hope. The truth is, Hope is about 100% better than this. This has much sharper top notes and a thin, plastic-alcohol quality that makes the fragrance develop thusly: sharp top notes and with strange aldehydes that are not pleasant, spices that don't sit well with the plastic alcohol smell, powder and a clean smell that doesn't mesh with the rest, vague thin woodiness. I think that the concept behind this is a good one, but I don't find this pleasant on. Really cute bottle and packaging, but Hope has this scent nailed. This is a cheap imitation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
OOO pretty! I got this as a sample and lurrrrrv it completely! It's nice and feminine with that bit of kicky nutmeg. Full bottle please!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Iím on my 3rd sample of Pink. I love it, but am not sure itís my style so I canít ever decide itís FBW. Itís a warm spice fragrance that melds nicely with the skin. There's once spice in particular that is the main note on me and it reminds me of my friend from India...her house bares a similarity to Pink from all the spices she uses to cook with. This in turn, absorbs into her skin and hair for a scent I love on her. An interesting perfume, I never quite know what to make of it, although I certainly find it to be an enjoyable break from my other sweet perfumes, Iím not sure Pink is my style even though I want it to be. Certainly not a run-of-the-mill, smell it on every girl perfume. Iíd love to have a bottle as a gift but just donít know if Iíll ever fork over the $70 for 1.7 oz.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have smelled this before. It's DK Cashmere Mist on my skin, only sweeter, smokier and spicier. My mother took against it which immediately stands in opposition to me ever purchasing it. It isn't quite the fragrance I'd expected it to be. Like I said: Cashmere Mist, Penhaligon's Artemisia plus clove and soap. Comforting, and yes, I can see it might be sexy, in a wholesome way. 3.5 from me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
Nanadebary Pink is sexy little fragrance isn't it? I think it's delightfully sweet and a 'lil naughty. It's luscious notes are fruity but warm. It reminds me very much of Hanae Mori Pink Butterfly. I do appreciate the sexy little vixen packaging of Nanadebary Pink but I think I like Hanae Mori's Butterfly fragrance a little bit more than this. It's definitely a sexy little something something. I know guys love this one for sure!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Aweful, just aweful crap, but the bottle is chic and cute. Pink notes: nutmeg, coriander, Sicilian tangerine, bergamot, sandalwood, cedar, Indian amber, Bourban vanilla. It's like a trading bizarre in India or maybe those orange with clove decorations you make during Christmas. Very yucky perfume and was given to me as a compliment- gee thanks!! Madonna has very bad taste in perfume and so do those magazines that say it's great.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Soft pink powder and Old Spice. Goes on with a peppery kick, then settles into an understated skin scent. Remains strong and spicy throughout day-just a little does the trick.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Spice? What spice? All I get is an indistinct, soft, plastic, powdery mess. Another highly overrated "niche" fragrance. It's a shame such a beautiful bottle is wasted on.... this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
A friend gave me a decant of this one, as I had a major lemming for it after seeing it in the Bliss catalog. Unfortunately, it just didn't do it for me. I get the plastic note, the spice note, and the slight powder note, but it all sort of adds up to a "big woop" for me. I'll try it again in the winter, but right now it's somewhat overrated in my book. Also, I don't get the image of "pink" in my mind when smelling this - to me, pink is more sparkly and flirty.
I will say, however, this brand has the cutest logo/icon in the universe. I think that is what attracted me to this fragrance in the first place. So cute!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING COMPLEX DELICIOUS SPICY FRAGRANCE THAT REMINDS ME A BIT OF CINNAMON. I DO LIKE IT VERY MUCH AND WOULD WEAR THIS IN THE COOLER MONTHS AS IT COULD BE A BIT OVERWHELMING IN THE SUMMER AS THIS IS A BIT STRONG AND OVERPOWERING. I ASKED MY HUSBAND WHAT HE THOUGHT WHEN I SPRITZED IT AND HE IMMEDIATELY SAID IT SMELLED LIKE A MANS FRAGRANCE. OH WELL, MAYBE I WILL NOT BE PURCHASING THIS AFTER ALL!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Vitabath used to make a "Fresh Pink" scent (along with its "Green" and "Lemon"). My fav of the 3 was always the Fresh Pink, and I felt that scent didn't smell like a bouquet, flower, or spice - but it did smell pink! Nanadebary Pink doesn't smell like Vitabath's did, but it is another successful scent interruptation of a color. It took awhile for Nanadebary to stabilize on me (or to my scenses). It was first very faint to me, and then I felt it was strange, plasticy, powdery, and made me think of a little girl's room that needed some windows opened. (A previous reviewer felt this way too and even mentioned the plastic barbie dolls!) Each time I tried it on it was different; sometimes sweet, another time harsh, then plasticy, then powdery, then bakery-like, then spicey, and then it seemed to all blend into this marveously girlishly, and very addicting, "pink." It is astonishingly original, and do you believe this - it now smells very strong and powerful to me. It's a very original composition of contradictions; just like the classy mud-flap goddess that graces the bottle.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
The warmer it gets, the more I feel like a gingerbread house when I wear this. NOT becoming in the least. I can see the appeal, and it had some for me initially but in the end I don't want to smell like a spice cookie.
Glad I figured this out before considering a bottle.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This does great things for me. I'm surprised it's so controversial on here, but then again I realize that there are some people who like spicy/powdery and others who don't. I guess I'm one of those who enjoys smelling like pepper and vanilla!