Givenchy • Oblique Play • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||28%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I got this as part of a job lot on eBay. May be the perfume has turned... because it has a very sharp citrusy note that is just yuck! I have smelled this note before: from bottles of perfumes that had turned (e.g. a v old bottle of Les Belles De Ricci Liberty Fizz which I love v much). Some perfume manufacturers produce perfumes that still smell gorgeous after sitting around for decades, why can't this do the same? I notice that many perfumes with citrusy notes that were created in the nineties and noughties are discontinued - could this be part of the reason? That they don't stay nice for v long? My bottle is now binned.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This was one of the first designer fragrances I purchased, so it was a favorite for a long time. I normally gravitate toward crisp, fresh, citrus scents, and this has a bit of that mixed in with something very sweet and almost foody, almost like a mix between Fresh Lemon Sugar and Aquolina Pink Sugar, though not as nice as either. The overall scent is nice but a bit too bland and sweet for my current taste. This was discontinued some time ago, though there are still plenty of bottles floating around for purchase online.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I've just had the displeasure of trying this. It was quite a displeasure indeed. I tried all 3 Oblique scents. They were all sad. One of them smelled like licorice, the other like stale cherry cigar. I had to wash myself off with dishwashing soap because I just couldn't wait to take a shower. Just.. ewwwwwwwwww.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I don't think they make this anymore. I got a 3-set at a duty free airport (sad I know). This was only my 2nd favorite. It had lemon and praline so it was fresh but a little sweet. It was good but I like FF more.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Smells like orange in a musk base. Nice enough, but not complex or interesting.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I remember reading, when this first came out, that Oblique "Play" was based on a fizzy lemon soda --effervescent, refreshing, just sweet enough. Having used this fragrance on and off for the last two years, I would have to concur with that description. It definitely bears a resemblance to Fresh Sugar -- which I also enjoy -- in that it opens with a flair of zesty lemon and then dries down to a candy-ish base (of praline, merengue and caramel, according to the "offical" rundown of notes.) Unfortunately, like Fresh Sugar, it has weak lasting power and long-term presence, which is a shame because the combination of lemony and sweet really appeals to me. Anyway, I like this for very hot weather and may repurchase at some point in the future.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Oblique Play is a strange citrus fragrance - to me it smells very similar to tang, or perhaps flintstones vitamins. Very fakey orange and tangy.