Giorgio Beverly Hills • Red • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I had smelled this years ago and after seeing a big 3 oz bottle on amazon.com for 25 bucks, I figured I'd give it a go. I really love it!! It's spicy, sutlry, and sophisticated. The bottle I got is a spray mist which I really like for this is a strong fragrance. If you like whimpy, fruity scents, you may not like this. I find myself reaching for it almost everyday for it has alot of personality unlike most of the newer scents. A classic from the 80's!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I was feeling nostalgic. I wore "Red" 20+ years ago, when I was in college or grad school. I spotted a sale on "Red" this week in the Walgreens circular. 19.99 for a bottle. I picked up a bottle, wanting to walk down memory. I guess my olfactory nerve has evolved in the years since I wore this fragrance. It's dated, heavy. It's got that powdery, Grandma's perfume note to it, along with spice. Not a winning combo. If you are looking for a pretty fall scent, I recommend YSL Cinema. "Red' isn't awful. But with newer options out there, I say don't bother.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Loved it then, love it now. One spray lasts forever... another one that men drool when you wear it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love this fragrance. I used to wear it when I was younger, and before that I wore "A Little Sexy" which is a knock off. Good stuff, tons of compliments. Must work with my chemistry.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Your mileage may vary-- that explains the 71% repurchase rating on this one-- but for me, it is the most barftacular Super Scrubber ever. More so than Youth-Dew. I just cannot stomach this deep, ponderous '80s brew of sandalwood and heavy tropical flowers.
It may be classified as a chypre, but I don't get many of the notes I normally enjoy in chypres, like oakmoss and patchouli. I do get a loooot of sandalwood and indolic jasmine, two notes I dislike. There is also a sour aspect to Red, rather like (sorry to say) a washroom after someone's been ill. I suspect this is a side effect of the fragrance trying to hit too many notes and winding up in confusion. I find this scent nauseating, claustrophobic, dark, dated. But again-- ymmv. I know women who've worn it very well.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is by far one of my favorite fragrances, I love Tabu ( the cheapest thrill), Spellbound, White Diamonds, and Knowing. I remember receiving this bottle for the first time in the early 90's and I have been wearing it every since. IMO it has a really long lasting power and it is strongly scented. It has always worn well with my body chemistry. Just for a reference - I like musty, oriental spices with a light undertone of floral fragrances.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
A classic beauty that is nice for fall and winter. I got the small 10 ml bottle the other day at Walmart. This doesn't seem to be strong in a bad way and sort of whispers a pleasing and warm lingering impression.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I got this for Christmas and love it. Strong Oriental Front notes drys down to baby powder scent mmmmmmm
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Oh my God. Terrible, terrible, terrible! Absolutely the most sickly sweet smell I have EVER smelled. Just like rotting fruit .. or fruit already dead and full-rotted and in hell. I love Tabu (one of my top five favorite fragrances), but Red I just can't stand. I can't. I wouldn't be caught dead wearing this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This was one of the big eighties babies that didn't do it for me, and I loves me some big eighties frou-frou. Too much goin' on in this one, though, and I also get the so-called puke-y note mentioned by others. I'm guessing, it has something to do with the peach & lichi combo mixing with ALL those florals. I have to say I'm with the don't-dig-it crowd that find it pretty offensive. Big pass on this one.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I loved this when I was a teen & it had just hit the market. I was just a kid so I mostly wore knock-off versions & had just 1 little sample bottle of the real deal.
It's been so long now since I've worn it that I almost forgot what it smells like, but I know I'd recognize it if I smell it. To me it's one of those classic scents that never get old.
Definitely a repurchase type of fragrance in my book. (Very few fragrances mix well with my chemistry.)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
"SWEET oriental"...my thought on first whiff of Red by Giorgio of Beverly Hills.
I was actually wearing Giorgio's Sunshine and decided to try just a dab of Red up by my elbow to check the scent out. It quickly "ate" the Giorgio Sunshine and became the only scent noticeable on me. True '80s sillage but in a sweetly spicy oriental way, not a cheap way.
I then put on a sweater and went out to walk the dog. All the while just this one little dab of Red wafted through the sweater and enveloped me. Even my son, who was walking our other dog, noticed it. He says it smells "nice"...sometimes that's the best you'll get out of him. But he said he really does like the scent and he's not just being polite. He thought he might like it on his girlfriend so that's a complement.
Two hours post walking the dog and this wonderful spicy oriental aroma is still wafting up towards my nose. I actually find it pleasant and I keep smelling my elbow area. On drydown there is still this sweet oriental but more smokey now and a little powdery. I can detect the oakmoss, sandalwood and the touch of myrhh.
I can highly recommend Red to any lover of sweet orientals. More on Red:
Giorgio Beverly Hills perfumes and colognes
Oriental Floral fragrances
Red by Giorgio Beverly Hills
For: women Designer: Giorgio Beverly Hills Olfactive Group: Oriental Floral Giorgio Beverly Hills Red
Red by Giorgio Beverly Hills is a oriental floral fragrance for women. Red was launched in 1989. The nose behind this fragrance is Bob Aliano. Top notes are bergamot, osmanthus, ylang-ylang, orange blossom, peach, black currant, hyacinth and aldehydes; middle notes are carnation, rose, jasmine, rosemary, gardenia, tuberose, iris, lily-of-the-valley and litchi; base notes are patchouli, oakmoss, amber, cedar, sandalwood, vetiver, tonka bean, vanilla, myrhh and olibanum.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
beautiful sofisticated & feminine
that how I descripe .it also make me feel very confident
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This smells really good. The opening is mostly sandalwood and baby powder. But the drydown is divine.....Sandalwood, cinnamon, and creamy vanilla. Warm and spicy. Took off 1 lippie because I'm not a fan of baby powder.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Launched in 1989, Giorgio Red is a floriental that starts off fruity and slightly sweet with a hint of orange flowers and honeysuckle, then dries down to sandalwood, musk and oakmoss. It is VERY long lasting and my husband loves it. In fact, most men do. It can be heavy and heady so a light misting (1 or 2 sprays) is all you need. I like to put the perfumed lotion on my feet and the scent stays with me all day and on into the night. I receive compliments each time I wear it. The average price for a very large bottle is about $60.00, gift sets can be found for about $45.00 and small collectible sizes for as little as $5.00. If you like Basic Black, Only, No. 5, Red Door, White Diamonds, or Romeo, you will most likely enjoy Giorgio Red.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is the only truly mature "perfumey" perfume that I own. It's very grown up but not old ladyish at all. I prefer fresh, clean, subtle scents but this is very sophisticated and not overpowering at all. It lost a lippie because it goest on heavy and takes a long time to die down.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I first smelled Red my first year of college. This was my roommate's signature scent and it always smelled so divine on her, sultry, spicy, and sexy. While not a conventionally pretty girl, men always gravitated toward her with compliments on how divine she smelled. All through college, I never wore it, as I felt it was "her" scent and something unique that I only associated with her. Years later, my friend and I had moved to different parts of the country and I now felt like her spell over Red was broken and I could wear it myself. As it turns outs, this is definitely a full on chemistry perfume..you either wear it or it wears you. Sadly enough, on me this lovely beauty turns rather sour and pure alcohol on my skin as though to say I had broken my promise. I gave the bottle to my aunt who immediately fell in love with it, and rightly so, on her it was again that divine smell of my college roommate. Still, I give it high marks for being such a lovely scent on those who can wear it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought a purse sized bottle after reading glowing reviews on it. Plus, my mom used to wear it way back and I kind of liked it. First sniff-major dissapointment. It was very strong but not in a good way. Immediate impression-strong, spicy and sharp bringing to mind little old ladies drenched in something awful. 10 min later it mellows out into spicy yet warm chypre scent, kind of like dry wine and it remains that way until the drydown. It definately brought back memories from the time I was a teenager and used to smell it on my mom. Unfortunately, its just not right for me-its not a bad scent but it doesn't appeal to me anymore. i give it 4 lippies because I think this is a unique(and long lasting)scent.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I really like Red. It has been my go-to perfume for a long time. I like that it's a very nice smell for a very reasonable price. I actually keep a bottle in the car for those emergency moments.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
When I first sniffed this I was 11 years old. My English teacher(who always got the boys' attention - pretty, thick dark hair, perfect make-up and nails, beautifully dressed) would walk past me smelling wonderful. I asked what she wore and she said she usually wore "Red" but sometimes she would mix Red and Eternity together.
I know some are thinking they would keel over and die from this combination, but she just smelled womanly, beautiful, sexy, with a touch of clean.
As a teenager I could only afford 1 perfume so I chose Eternity. I loved that bottle(it was parfum) and used it till it was gone always intending to go back and try Red. I'm just now trying it!!!
It smells just how I remembered it - warm, spicy, sweet, clean, feminine, womanly, sexy, beautiful. Yes, it's strong and long lasting but why pay $$ for perfume that no one can smell? Or even worse, that only YOU can smell for all of 15 minutes? What a waste.
This is definitely a perfume that draws attention, but the kind of attention depends on how you wear it. If you over spray, then there may be a few glares in your direction on warm days or in cramped elevators. Spray lightly(1, 2 tops) and you will have men of all ages wanting to follow you down the street and women giving you dirty looks for daring to wear *that* scent around their significant other. ;-)
While I enjoy aquatics(Issey Miyake, Body by Victoria), chypres(Aromatics Elixir, Mitsouko), gourmands(Angel), and soapy scents are my "go to" scents(Glow, Heavenly, Cherry Blossom), I find Red to be the one fragrance that I own that is womanly(without being too mature), sexy(without being too dirty), has good sillage and is long lasting(without being over bearing or offensive), is smooth and well blended(without being over priced or hard to find), and easy for me to wear(without smelling like "everyone" else).