Revlon • Ciara • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
used to wear in mid eighties in high school for cool winter nights in germany. rediscovered and started wearing again after 11 years of wearing another fragrance that reminds me of my horrible ex husband. this fragrance has happy memories for me. bottom line, it is either you love it or hate it kind of fragrance. strong, unlike anything on the market. for bold, daring, and assertive women only. the antithesis of fruity or flowery, but somehow has a sweet undertone. i love this for fall and winter. will attempt this summer as well. get lots of compliments but spray once or twice after shower, it is strong. loving it, and hope i can find another gift set this christmas ( saves money) heard that 200 strenght is the best, unable to find it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Ciara has been my signature scent for about 20 years - since I was 16 years old. It never ceases to amaze me when I am in public and some man comes up to me and begs to know what I'm wearing (Once I had to write it down and where to buy it for one guy who wanted to get this for his wife). I wear lighter things for summer and during the day, but for cooler times of year and at night, this is my go-to perfume. Drives hubby crazy, too!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Black
This was my mother's signature perfume. It smelled amazing on her but with my body chemistry it's just not the Ciara of my memories. It's musky and very strong, sickeningly amber (if that makes sense?). Like other reviewers have said, it's definitely not a floral, youthful scent. I think I'll keep a bottle around just for the sake of remembrance and display, but I won't be using it. To me, this was and always will be my mother's perfume, the scent will always mean that to me, it's definitely not mine.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I adore and collect fragrances of the 1970s. I've loved and worn Ciara on and off since 1985. I am wearing it today. It is an unusually cool, damp, rainy, gloomy day in the desert of the Canadian Pacific Northwest and it's the perfect fragrance to wear for a walk in the rain. I caught whiffs of raspberry, incense, and amber as I walked and it was just so comforting. I coincidentally showered with The Body Shop Raspberry Ripple shower gel this morning and it really brings forth the raspberry note in Ciara. I only apply one spritz to my wrist and touch it to the other wrist and behind both ears. Love the bottle. Doesn't break the bank. I will always have a bottle of this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I have loved this scent for years, still one of my favorites.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Ciara is going to be my signature scent. I just began student teaching and my mentor smelled sooooo very good the first day I was with her. One fo the first things I said to her was, "You smell so good! What is it you're wearing?" She couldn't remember but the next day, she said, "Ciara." I bought a $24 bottle in the 80% strength from Wal-Mart that night. OMG! The kids tell me all the time how good I smell. That is honestly the best compliment since kids are so honest. They're first graders, BTW. I love my kids and I'm so happy they think my Ciara smells so good!!!
Ciara comes in 80%, 100% and 200% strengths.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have this in the 80 strength cologne formulation. It's a great floral-oriental with some spicy notes. I love this classic scent!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Ok product goes on strong Oriental scent kinda like a poor mans... er womans.. Cinnabar, or Youth Dew Which is what my great granny used to wear, but turns to Oriental powdery scent on its later notes. So I guess thats why I like it as I love powdery smelling things Its ok for a cheaper cologne by Charles Revson due to it being 80 proof or what ever I put on just a squosh, A good Winter Fragrance... Ahhh takes me back to JR High
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Though this scent reminds me of an older woman and it's definitely not a favorite of mine but I have some strange attraction to it I just can't explain. I honestly can't identify ANY notes in this perfume... nothing stands out for me. It's not sweet. It doesn't smell of flowers, or musk, maybe some woods. It's just so... Ciara. Maybe I'm just drawn to it because it smells like the linen closet in my Dad's house since that's where my Dad's wife stashes her ancient collection of Ciara bottles... hmm. I'd wear it on occassion. It's not offensive it's just different.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I ran into a bottle of this today for $6 for 2.3 ounces, 80% at Big Lots. I was struck by how it smells like a poor man's Shalimar. Not in a bad way, more of an upscale Designer Imposter. I use both Shalimar and Habanita all the time. A previous poster compared it to Habanita - that is a major stretch. Definitely Shalimar, I can't remember the scent of Bal a Versailles. Definitely worth the $6.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I found a duo pack of Ciara and a huge original Cahrlie just before Christmas at my local CVS. The prices were too good to resist.
I wore both thirty years ago and even though these are now drugstore scents I remember both being sold at department stores, specifically Ciara at the Ultima II counter. There actually was a Charlie counter where Charlie was sold and a makeup and skincare line was developed in conjunction with it. I guess I'm dating myself here....
For some reason I always get compliments when I wear Ciara. My son just told me he likes it a few days ago and for him to give me a compliment, I am impressed.
Ciara hasn't changed much over the years and neither has Charlie original. Ciara is rather strong so I spray it with a light hand but it does last. It works for me especially during the colder months.
With all the new fragrances coming out each year, wearing Ciara or Charlie or even Heaven Sent becomes the "What are you wearing?" scent because it is so different from today's offerings. At prices so affordable, these classics will be with me a while longer.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Lost my virginity wearing this (goes to show you how old I am LOL). (Can I say that?)
Anyways so big deal if the scent has memories I think it's gross ugh sprayed some on reminds me of 24 Fauburg AFTER it's gone bad. So I think I'm gonna toss like I did with the bottle of Hermes 24 Fauberg. Ciao!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I have not purchased this product, but I have definitely smelled it! To say that this is an "oriental" scent is stretching it. It should go in its own category with Emeraude (do they still make that?) of scents that reek of pine sap and amber. I personally loathe this combination and Ciara is so strong that I can barely stand being in the same room with someone wearing it, much less imagine putting it on my body. So if someone says they like oriental fragrances (and I do), do not give this as a gift unless you are 100% sure they like it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This doesn't smell at all like Bal a Versailles on me. It does smell glorious first on, but after dry down, it's a tamer version of Tabu, with the same cola notes Tabu gives me. If it stayed in the opening medley longer, I'd be buying it. As it is, I don't much like Tabu and while this is a lovely balsamic oriental, I'm also not much of an oriental girl, either. And, yes, there is a distinct wintergreen note as mentioned by another reviewer. I don't find this a problem, but wintergreen Tabu is a bit odd to say the least. Sadness for the lost beauty this is before five minutes have passed leads me to give this only a 2. But that first hit of gorgeousness had me thinking: Gotta buy! So the first hit gets a 5+. Good things just don't last, darnit. This does have great lasting power, however. Good for some, I guess.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I love how Ciara comes in different "strengths"-- they are ALL strong! I don't shy away from assertive oriental frags; I own and wear Youth-Dew and Obsession; but every time I try Ciara, I have to wash my wrists immediately.
I'm sure a lot of this is individual chemistry. On me, Ciara smells like that sawdust stuff that school custodians use when someone loses their lunch. Seriously, just a gross, rotting gardenia-jasmine mix that somehow smells slightly of wintergreen. Its potency is right up there with Jungle Gardenia. This is one you either adore or hate; it smells very dated and cloying on the wrong person.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I have aways loved this I put it away and just found it again and forgot how much I Loved it I wear it in the fall, to heavy for summer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Can't afford Bal a Versailles? Try Ciara instead. I would agree with other reivewers who have compared the two. A lovely warm, woody oriental with soft floral undertones. Smells like heaven on me but cats p**s on my best friend. If heavy orientals smell good on you, try this out, definitely worth a go. Too heavy for the office or hot weather, but wonderful for a night out (or in) with the one you love, or someone you want to get to know better.
Edit - my original review was for the 80% strength. I now use the 100% strength and they do differ slightly. IMO the 100% smells even more like Bal a Versailles. It's winter right now and I have been wearing it to the office for weeks. A couple of people have commented on how good it smells but no one seems to think it's too strong for the office (I asked them outright). Seriously, if you smell good in woody orientals, give this a try, it's one of the least expensive orientals around and the sillage is just fantastic. Talk about value for money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This scent reminds me of one of my all time favorites, Molinard's Habanita. It might just be my body chemistry, but they smell extremely similar on me. Ciara's notes are listed as Top: Vanilla, sandalwood, patchouli, cedarwood; Middle: Herbaceous spices; Base : Frankincense, balsam, myrrh, raspberry I smell no raspberry in this. It is not a fruity scent at all. I do detect the woods & frankincense, with a slight hint of vanilla. I really enjoy Ciara. For the price, it is well worth a try!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I admit it - I like this. A lot. Don't care if it's Revlon, don't care if you can get it at the local pharmacy...I just like it! :-) If it were packaged in a fancy bottle under a designer name and three times the price at Saks, people would probably think it stunning. It's an assertive fragrance to be sure, but it's no more "loud" than Angel, Opium, Obsession, Shalimar et al. Not something I'd wear every day, and I don't think it's appropriate for the office, but when I'm in the mood for a sweet, seductive scent, this is one of my favorites. Men love it, too, which never hurts...
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I used to wear this in my teens, so obviously, it's been quite a while since I smelled it, but I loved it then. Even if it wasn't the nicest fragrance around, I'm sure it doesn't smell like "acrid urine" or "hamster turds". Come on ladies, let's show a little restraint! If it was that awful, it wouldn't have lasted over thirty years now, would it??