Paloma Picasso • Paloma Picasso • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I don't like this it's too 80's and masculine and old woman smell all in one
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I adore this! It's gorgeous and so sophisticated and has amazing staying power.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Paloma picasso is my grandmas, aunts and mom fragrance! It's a 80's parfum, strong, floral, rich,very complex and womanly! A woman who's confident, elegant and sophisticated; with a real sense of style!!! The fragrance does the job creating a luxurious aura around you! The notes are well balanced, longevity is great, do not over apply could be overpowering! Maybe it's not the best choice for a young crowd but for somebody who grown up smelling on mom's grandma cabinet and appreciate a well done fragrance it's for you! Right now I'm on old ladies fragrance mood, trying to handle it on my own way; that's something beautiful about fragrances that they really transport you to a lovely past bringing to you old good memories!!!! Definitely a hall of fame fragrance;) package quality 4/5 take one lippie of for the bad plastic cap that don't stay in place, anyway it's a memorable designer fragrance.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I was in high school when this came out, and I didn't feel self-possessed enough to wear it then. I liked it immensely, but for me it projected a ballsy sexuality best suited for a grown woman. Well, now I'm grown and I can rock this stuff with the best of 'em. PP is absolutely a masterpiece of a chypre.It's deep, rich, and elegant, like a beautifully tailored black leather coat-- or bustier, for that matter. I can usually spot it right away on someone else; it's different enough from other dry chypres like Aromatics Elixir and Magie Noire that it truly has a signature all its own. I LOVE that about it. Yes, it's a bit large and bombastic, like the '80s, but I haven't found any more current fragrances that offer quite the same rounded complexity and womanly depth. Oakmoss, oakmoss, and more oakmoss, skillfully woven with dark flowers and woods, giving a finish that is almost soothing and herbal, like a walk through a loamy forest at night. I can see where people feel "clean" wearing this, but in a much different way than Bath & Body Works feels "clean." PP is not a personal deodorizer; it's meant to work with skin chemistry rather than hiding it. The EDP of this works wonderfully on my skin, better than other chypres, which sometimes get sidelined into indolic or "dirty" notes that turn me off. I am careful to only buy vintage (black glass bottle) versions of this, as I find the current one being sold has been altered for the worse.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Beware of old bad tester bottles and knock offs. If you smell this and it smells cheap, strong, or "old lady" :/ I would say you got a bad bottle. This edp is really fresh smelling without being too wimpy or light.
On my skin it starts out fresh, almost like one of my husbands colognes, but rounds out after about two hours and becomes softer and warmer with just a hint of incense.
Right now I have some on my sweater I swear it smells like a slightly ?better? version of Ralph Lauren Romance. This fragrance has been described as provocative and sexy, but to me it is not either of those. It's good for all seasons, all occasions.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I bought a knock off of this. I don't know how true my knock off is to the real deal because I've never smelt it. I bought the knock off because of all the great reviews on here. At first when I had sprayed this it came out smelling like an old lady. I was confused since there were so many good reviews about this! I think what I was smelling was the citrus in this and I truly do dislike citrus fragrances. Well I decided to give it a try since I have a huge bottle sitting in my closet and wore it for a day. Well I am so glad I gave it a try! It starts off very strongly smelling like grandma's nasty perfume and settles into a deep clean scent (it was written that there's woods & greens fragrance to this which is what I must like in it). I feel that this would be a very good late fall, winter, and early spring perfume. The scent just reminds me of clean and so I'll probably wear this daily until I buy a different one I like more. Then it'll be my go-to perfume when I feel dirty/gross.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I've never been a fan of green fragrances until I discovered this little gem. Oozes sophistication, one of my favourites, I nearly always have a bottle of this on my dressing table and it's still the only green fragrance I really like.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
A lovely dry thick chypre...to me there is a layered dark floral complexity between the tightly knit rose and patchouli that sparkles with a hedione top. This is a fabulous contrast. The EDP is different from the EDT in terms of notes, with the EDP being more complex. floral (IMO) and with better longevity. I do also like the EDT as it still has the dry base, but liking one does not guarantee you'll like the other. So do sniff first. Vintage also differs from current formulations..as noted by other reviewers. I do think someone who enjoys L'Artisans Voluer de Roses may be pleasantly surprised by this 80's classic. Worth a try.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Blue
I've had this stunning chypre twice before; once in the early 90s and again in 2005. I found it once again at TJ Maxx. I purchased the large bottle in edp for just $24.99 much to my delight. The strange thing is, I am very much a shy, introverted woman. Yet this powerhouse of a fragrance beckons me every time. I like to wear Paloma Picasso in the fall/winter, spraying it onto a scarf or spritzing only once above my head. It is a gorgeous chypre! I was really pleased to have found it again.
One reviewer mentioned the bottle looked "cheap and tacky." The bottle definitely harks back to the 80s, when the fashion called for insanely big shoulder pads, jump suits, and loud colors. The plastic doesn't help at all, I agree there. The juice, however, is divine alchemy!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Ahhhhh....Paloma Picasso...as formulated by Paloma in 1984....an absolute MASTERPIECE of a chypre...green, mossy, woodsy...with oak moss and tobacco. Pure class....world class style and elegance in a bottle.
Paloma Picasso as reformulated by L'Oreal....smells like cheap bathroom deodorizer....nasty mess....industrial grade deodorizer....
Should have left the masterpiece alone...and left it to the original artist.
Negative lippies to this poor imposter.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
The vintage '80s version was just too chypre, too dry and sophisticated, for my then-teenaged tastes, but I recently rediscovered this scent (vintage EDP) and I absolutely love it. It is a serious, ball-busting chypre with massive sillage that can be devastatingly sexy or completely nauseating depending on how it's applied. I use one tiny squirt in my cleavage and that's enough to give off a delicious aura all day. Oakmoss, patchouli, leather, and civet... now THAT'S a sexy fragrance. Smells fabulous on the lining of a leather coat... prrrr...
I have recently smelled the reformulated version, available in drugstores and TJ/Marshalls, and it is but a feeble and generic whisper of its former glory. Some of this may be due to changes in the original formula, as certain natural ingredients got outlawed in the '90s... but I suspect there have also been changes to the quality, complexity, and scent longevity of the product. I suppose it is more "wearable" for being less complex, but on me it just smells like cheap herbal shampoo and has no longevity. It isn't even the same fragrance as the original, IMO.
BTW although both vintage and newer bottles of P.P. have the same shape-- a glass oval of juice suspended within a larger plastic oval-- vintage bottles of EDP can be distinguished by the solid black glass in the center. The newer, reformulated EDP uses clear glass. The scent originally came in pure parfum strength too; this was discontinued when P.P. was reformulated.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I used to work in cosmetics/fragrance & I can tell you that this fragrance is something that men absolutely went nuts for. Out of hundreds of fragrances, this is the one that seemed to have a hold on people. I guess it's not as popular anymore & some people have referred to is as 80s. But I think everyone appreciates a fragrance that is distinctive. I think the main thing that stands out about this one to me is its effect on people. It was extraordinary the way that people would seek this fragrance out. It is memorable, smells wonderful.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
My all time favorite. Strong, long lasting scent. I never like strong perfumes, but this one is an exception. Just a little lasts all day.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Absolutely the sexist frangrance that I've ever worn! I wear it on special days, so that it always feels like a treat. It lasts a long time, especially when you layer it with the other products. It's heavy and perfect for the winter months, but I wouldn't wear it in warmer weather.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Nice floral oriental. Though reasonably priced, there are other alternatives in the same price range that smell better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This has always been my older sisters signature fragrance and I remember falling in love with it every time I saw her. I received a bottle one birthday and Ive been wearing Paloma Picasso for over 10 years. This is a very strong, long lasting fragrance. For me, its the kind that you put on and feel like getting dressed up and going out to somewhere fancy. I wear it all the time and always have people comment on how good I smell. Its definately a more womanly scent...not for kids. I would recommend trying it first just as with any other perfume. Wear it for an entire day and then decide. Its a little more pricey than the more modern perfumes but if it works for you its soooo worth it. Also, I usually buy the less expensive eau de toilette vs the more expensive eau de parfum. I love to bathe in this stuff and since its very strong the eau de parfum is too concentrated.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this stuff! I discovered it in TJ Maxx one day. Actually, I'd seen it on several occasions but never thought to inquire until someone left a box open...for all to sample. At first, the scent reminded me of one of those dated fragrances for much older, fancy women but once the dry down hit, I was in a trance. It's so expensive smelling and sorta reminds me of Narcisco Rodrigez for Her without all the musk. I feel so luxurious everytime I wear it. Its very strong and long lasting, so a light hand is a must. This is definitely my grown-woman signature scent. This is truly for the confident. Update: I don't really reach for this anymore. The last couple of times I wore it, I felt that it was just too dated. I need something more modern.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Clinique Aromatics Elixir + Kiehl's Musk Oil = Paloma Picasso.
I like them separately but not together.
I already have both so wouldn't repurchase the PP.
The bottle is tacky and stupid looking.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I don't object to this fragrance in general, just on me. I tend to like dry chypres, but this one is a real challenge between the patchouli notes that have almost a disinfectant/wintergreen scent on me, and the floral notes which smell like cat pee on me. Overall, you can see why I'm never spritzing this sucker again.
Again, this is all ON ME. On the right person, this is a dynamite mossy dry chypre with intriguing sillage. But it is a challenge to wear, so do test before you buy!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I have been wearing this off and on for twenty years. I still love it! I get people asking me everytime what I am wearing. It is a bold scent, but it is all mine.