Lorenzo Villoresi • Teint de Neige • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||51%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is a powder monster. bitter, harsh and boring. too bad it has a huge giant sillage, when one woman wears it the entire room suffers. should be banned.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
This is the most powdery perfume ever! It gives this high-end baby talc scent that is very comforting in the cold weather ( but suffocating when the temperature is high). Really long-lasting and great sillage. It is not for everyday, but certainly a treat for certain times during the winter.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
ok,this is THE POWDER...
soft, gourmand, almondy, talcum powder...expensive as hell...
ever tried a small but amazing little apothecary(Europe) brand called L'Erbolario?
they have exact scent, with a killer lasting power calle simply- IRIS....
or a softer ,more flowery version Iris Tenue....
that is the most unbeleveable brand with gorgeous scents...if you ever stumble upon one-don't hesitate much...especially if you like powdery iris scents.....
wow for T de Neige but even more WOW for Iris by L'Erbolario!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Unlike Love's Baby Soft and others, I don't get pure baby powder from this. I can easily detect the almond and rose notes, as well as the vanilla. It is not as musky as I had hoped. It's slightly aldehydic and VERY strong and sweet. It's a nice fragrance, and different from all the synthetic, boring, mainstream fuity-floral 'sweet' scents out there, but it's definitely not my thing.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
"Powder", as stated. I love powdery perfumes, but this one quickly can go to migraine territory. Use sparingly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Green
This scent is heavenly, another review said this smelt like “an angel’s dressing table” and I think that’s an amazing description. From the first moment I smelt it I was transfixed - I have never smelt a perfume like this before. It is very powdery like numerous others have already mentioned but not in a heavy, musty or old-fashioned way. I feel like I'm walking on clouds wearing this and it has the most wonderful calming effect. It feels utterly tranquil. Villoresi's own description: "the rosy hue of a powdered face. The unmistakable scent of perfumed powders, the fragrance of face powder, the perfume of talc, a soft, gentle, enveloping eau de toilette. An aroma delicately permeated by the richness of the natural extracts of precious flowers, recalling the light, images and atmosphere of the belle-époque". The name “Teint de Neige”, meaning colour of snow, evokes images of the Renaissance period when the beauty ideal was a ‘Snow White’ complexion - I think of scented face powders and powder-puffs. It can also seem somehow edible to me, making me think of Laduree macaroons, cupcakes, millefeuilles, custard, icing sugar, cream, marshmallows and sugared almonds. The overall impression can be ‘baby powder’ at times but for me that’s a very comforting and nostalgic scent so I love that about it. But it’s definitely more complex than that. I would say that vanilla, almonds, jasmine, rose and soft musks are amongst the most prominent notes. The name can also be misleading in this way as for me it implies coldness and transparency when this fragrance is actually warm, thick and enveloping. And if anything, the ‘colour’ of this scent feels more like a soft pastel - Laduree’s mint green or Tiffany’s delicate eggshell blue. I think it’s very romantic rather than sexy - for the ‘sexy’ version look to Hypnotic Poison by Dior, the two are surprisingly similar (not least because they share the vanilla, almond, jasmine and musk notes). While most of the scents I love (Angel, JPG Classique, Pink Sugar, Hypnotic Poison, Flowerbomb) can be described as ‘sexy’, I think beautiful and elegant are adjectives better suited to describe Teint de Neige. As for the packaging, it’s so beautiful. I love the frosted glass and the atomizer is designed so that it delivers the finest mist of ethereal scent. It has an almost sedative quality for me; perhaps in the way most modern fragrances seem to compete amongst each other as to who can provide the biggest sugar hit this seems comparatively ‘subdued’. It is versatile; I have worn it in the heat of summer, its scent playing in the breeze around me and loved it equally in the biting cold of winter when its warmth offers comfort. I like my scents to make me feel I'm being enveloped in a soft, sweet cloud. By the way Chandler Burr, the most famous perfume critic in the world, gives this five out of five. I also can’t believe it’s an edt because the longevity is unbelievable - and a little goes a long way.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Okay. I put this on and couldn't handle the soap. I mean, like the classic bars of soap you'd find in any bathroom before we all got those hand pumps. The soap was more bothersome than the powder.
Several hours later (and even after a shower), there's a lot less soap, but something remains. Something joyful and uplifting, like laughter around a corner in a sunlit garden, and you can't wait to get there. Perhaps you're playing a game of chasey and somebody's trailing blue satin sash just slips out of your hand. You can't help it, you're grinning, panting, there are roses in your cheeks. Things around you smell alive and you can taste them. The roses in the garden smell wet and it makes you thirsty. It's a thirst that feels good.
Oh, what to do with you, Teint de Neige? I don't know if I could live with 50 ml of you. You're a 1 ml powerhouse, and maybe that's just right for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Unfortunate baby powder. Has nice aspects, very pretty layering, nicely floral, delicate nuance, but the overall tone is baby powder. Too bad. I so wanted this one to work for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love it! A little goes a long way...Im going to buy the parfum as well!!! :D
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Had a sample of it and today have bought a whole bottle. It is very tender and soft powder scent. It is sweet but not sugar sweet. Reminds a little bit of chanel 5 but much sweeter. All in all it is a perfect example of powder scents and that is why it is going to my collection. It smells very nice on skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Sweet & powdery at first application. Initial powder note faded to the background (but never completely goes away) after a few minutes pushing the musk and rose forward close to the skin. And almond came out too. I find that the air is perfumed more with the scent of powder than my skin which seems to cling to the rose and almond notes more. I really think if you like powder you should at least give this one a try. It's quite elegant and lovely and priced equal to department store brands.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Yes it's all about powder and more powder, but a powder infused with beautifully sweet floral and almond notes... when the weather is cold and life is miserable, It's a comfort scent, an infantile fixation for me. It's cosy, soothing, innocent but potent. It does not demand too much of your attention. Nostalgic too, it also has an old-world's charm to it. That's how I'd like to smell when I go to bed in a cold cold night.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I love powder, and to me this is the king of powdery perfumes. Applied lightly it will linger for hours. Applied heavily it will rise up and choke you with a big cloud of powder. Yes, apparently there is such a thing as too powdery for me... but I do love this applied judiciously. I would not repurchase, as I prefer Divine L'ame Soeur and Chanel no 22 for powdery fragrances.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought this in a little upscale perfume shop in Munich's Marienplatz (love that shop, but unfortunately does not ship to the US). Yes, I do agree with all the reviewer here this is very much a powdery scent, but to me it does not remind me of baby powder. It just turns into a vanilla type of powder scent on my skin. This is a comfort scent on me. The bottle is beautiful but I don't think I will ever run out of this stuff...hence the bottle is huge! Would I buy this again? Probably not only because I don't think I will ever finish this....LOL. But I do agree with past reviewers here that this probably is better in cooler weather.....a little spritz goes a long way!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is the fragrance an angel would wear. Beautiful.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
As you have gathered from other reviews TdN is heavily powdery with almond and heliotrope notes. I have rated this high due to compliments that i received a few hours after leaving 'Les Senteurs' In London. Being a potent fragrance it can be overwhelming in which case Ava Luxe's Angel Face is a better alternative - a softer version which lasts long and remains close to the skin. Having said that TdN smelt better on my skin compared to AF which had a slight off putting metallic note.
Update (01/02/09): I have sprayed very little on my wrist and can smell this so well after 6 hours. On me this is a slightly sweeter version of J&J powder. I have tried many fragrances for that baby powder like scent (including Abdul Kareem's Baby Powder perfume oil and Demeters Baby Powder fragrance, and this is the closest on me.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
This truly does smell on some people exactly like Johnson's Baby Powder. But it has more dimension. The drydown brings out some faint subtleties. Warning: don't deluge yourself in this or you will be nauseous. A little bit does the trick. It's a nice, clean smell for any season, but probably works better in the winter.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Let's get something out of the way here -- powder. So many people (including, I'm sorry to say, ME in the past) write "powder" in a review as if that's all that's needed, the be-all, end-all of descriptors. No.
There are many KINDS of powder. There's true baby powder, eau de Johnson and Johnsons, which is flowery, toilet-papery, with a bitter edge. Then there's lady's face powder (LFP). LFP comes in multiple variations, from a sort of spectrum between violet/rose (tweaking the violet and rose much as one tweaks colors on one's computer array) to almond-influenced sweet sweet sweet amber, with overlap.
Teint de Neige flows along the almond influenced amber, but there's a dark, rich, salty vanillic base anchoring it which comes out in the drydown. The opening is a little brassy, a little bright and trumpets of sharply sweet -- the sharp sweet of old fashioned amber, of the top aldehyde-y notes of #5, or Brousseau's Ombre Rose. There is a soft mid section of almond/floral, probably heliotrope or mimosa (both are often rendered the same way). I think some of that sweet bright floral could be musk; not egyptian musk but sweeter body/girl musk.
At the bottom is the vanilla, and as the fragrance dries down, it turns more and more into a warm, creamy, cherry-ambery, slightly salty beauty. This is wonderfully blended, a real delight. Opening is not, however, my favorite part and I'm tempted to take a lippie off for it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
i love this scent because it is powdery and classy at the same time .then the parfum doesn't change in a few hours . i received a lot of compliments wearing it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Apparently, Americans associate the smell of talcum powder with the nursery, babies, diapers, infantilism, etc.; but I've been told that European noses have that reaction not to talcum powder, but to orange water, which is used as a calmative on the other side of the pond. I suppose this scent decodes itself as "White, pure, clean" in a continental nose. In mine it decodes itself as babysitting, babies, baby stuff, and more babies - it might be interesting to layer this with something that has some lactones and musk to get the whole extreme eau de postnatal mothering thing (though I'd be unlikely to wear it) but since it's just baby powder, one might as well buy and wear that instead of an expensive eau de behbeh.