Agent Provocateur • Agent Provocateur EDP • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I was very excited to try this perfume because i love mature sexy scents. However, when i smelled this, i almost passed out! It is very strong at first and some what nauseating. I sprayed a little on and my sister said "who smells like a grandma?" haha. I'm pretty sure this would scare men away instead of attract them!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have such a love/hate relationship with this perfume! I'm a massive Agent Provocateur fan and have a ton of their lingerie, so I couldn't wait to try this when it was launched. My first impressions were not good - it was too musky, too overpowering, had too much rose, and it felt kind of old ladyish. I thought it was trying to be retro for the sake of it -and was a bit try hard (in that 'i wear a 50s conical bra' kind of way). However, after many visits to the boutiques, I began to crave the smell and succumbed to buying a small bottle. Gradually my opinion had changed and I began to see the appeal - it reminds me of something a glamourous and wealthy burlesque dancer in Paris might wear in the 40s for an assignation with her lover. And who woudn't like a bit of that magic?! I only wear this when I'm dressing in a vintage style, but strangely, I never wear it when meeting a new lover, as it's a perfume that I think the modern man might find disorientating and overwhelming (at first) but I think over time he just might become addicted to it...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I just adore this. It makes me feel like a forties screen goddess (so much so that I usually wait until I have my hair up and am wearing Russian Red lippie to put this on).
It smells musky and is remiscent of a cross between Chanel Number 19 and Number 5 (which I know everyone says is an oldies perfume but I love it anyway).
Don't test this anywhere but on the skin, as it smells different on everyone I know. It is delicious on them all though!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
If I were stranded on a desert island and could only have one perfume, this would be it.
My skin eats perfume, but this one at least hangs on for a while.
AP is NOT for the faint of heart. It was produced by a lingerie company if that tells you anything.
This one, at least on me, is a dark rose/woods scent, unlike anything I have ever tried.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I really wanted to like this, but it is unpleasant. It actually stinks. I get the old-lady, dirty sheets scent.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this perfume, I love the bottle, I love wearing it. The best way I know to check if a perfume is right (because sometimes I like the fragrance, but it doesn't like me in return) is to have someone touched by it when I am wearing it. Well, it happened with Agent Provocateur. I saw the person was sincerely impressed. I am happy because it's been a while since I last found something that got me a compliment in terms of perfumery. My chemistry pretty much ends up rejecting all the great perfumes I wish I could wear. Anyway, this might be an average classic for a grand nez, but I love the rosy green smell. To me it's the best. Knowing that I do not like rose perfume, it means a lot. But this one is like a reminiscence of rose, because according to Osmoz.com, there is no rose in the composition. I read the comment below, and I must add that I bought my bottle just recently, in year 2012 and that they might have change the composition. Because I see nothing masculine or specific for mature women in it. It's classy, quite light, no headache. I feel sassy and in love when I am wearing it. I also quite like the egg packaging in porcelain and the little one for the purse is too much cute. It symbolizes fertility. Here I am, I found my love pomander !
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Green
I have heard many people say they canīt stand it. They call it masculine and old-ladysmelling.
To my nose this is a breathtaking beauty. The musk in combination with rose and a hint of tobacco is stunning. The drydown is to die for. Love it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Nice spicy and soapy musky saffron is the predominant note on my skin then I also get the cedary florals. I love this one. It's very sexy and sultry. I agree with the reviewer who said this was "clean and sexy, but dirty and erotic at the same time".
This scent and Dolce and Gabbana pour Femme are my go-to power perfumes. The one's I wear when I want to feel powerful and confident.
This has great sillage and it lasts a very long time on the skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
So the opening is a smack in the face, pungent and not too pleasant. From my experience and reading all the perfume blogs, it is these rather nasty openings that grow into the classics. I'm thinking CK Obession and Guerlain's Shalimar. (Btw it has a similarly powdery feel to both of those so if they're are not to your taste ...)
It is a lovely powdery rose with a hint of green to keep it from going all too sweet, and then it becomes a bit sweaty and dirty. A lovely mix really, not at all like Stella's modern clean and well behaved supermodel rose, nor Gres Cabaret's overly sanitised 'walk through a rose garden with your mother' rose
It really can be worn year round where I live Ireland, one spray and then wait patiently for the ultra adult feminine dry down
Firmly adult. I say this at 21, perhaps prematurely. One spray people! Lasts and lasts and lasts. Can be found cheaply online
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
The EDP is intially a burst of honeyed rose petals and intense leather. After 20 minutes its leather, patchouli, honey, cedar, warm amber, with hints of smoky oak, musk and white pepper. Staying power is 3 - 4 hours on me.
The opening floral is simple rose. Not a powdery floral rose you might expect like Versace Baby Rose Jeans or Bulgarian rose oil. Its a honeyed rose with hints of citrus. Some of my real roses are similar. I like it but, on my chemistry the rose turns sour plastic, or "off" after an hour. I couldn't detect any of the other floral notes Jasmine, Gardenia or Magnolia.
When I hear a fragrance has leather notes I always take interest, as I love leather-based scents and these are harder to find in woman's versions. And Provocateur's leather notes do not disappoint. The scent of imitation leather is dominant, rich and luxurious. Its close to what really good vintage leather smells naturally if its kept conditioned. To be exact I think it is exactly the imitation leather scent you will smell when your car comes back from the car groomers! So if you love that "new car" leather smell you may well love this.
One of its charms of this fragrance is it obtains its sensual warmth from patchoulli, making it a little different to the usual powdery vanilla orientals we often turn to when we want seduction. The patchoulli is mossy and mysterious and is not too heavy or hippy, it is carried off elegantly and combines well with the leather.
Don't be put off by believing the parrots who say it smells "dirty" or like "lady bits" or "morning after" sheets.. Do they actually think their private parts personally exude the scent of roses, exotic spices, leather jackets and moss?? REALLY!! I can assure you it just smells like a rosey chypre perfume and thats all.
Finally, want to comment on the adverstising hype surrounding this. I notice everywhere journalists blogging claiming outrageous high-end qualities in their blogs saying this is a "future modern classic", "investment dressing", "rare sillage", "exotic" and "sourced from around the world", "couture parfum", "guarantees heart-racing excitement" and "contains secret pheromones" even. The Jasmine is sourced from Haiti, no less. The coriander all the way from Russia. As if it contained the latest scientific secret formula for lust and they are the only company in the world with the knowledge. Ha ha if if you spray it on any man who comes close will be sexually enslaved to your every whim?? Or if a drop touches your skin you transform into someone so desirable and special that people will invite you into the secret rich persons club all doors open and you'll never have to work again??
NOOOO - thats all just marketing. These people are paid to promote the illusion the fragrance justifies a high-end price as if it were composed from expensive natural resins and rare extracts like a classic vintage fragrance. Well its not. Like most modern fragrances it is water, alcohol and cheap industrially synthesized chemical compounds costing mere pennies and evaporating quickly away from skin. And it comes in a stupid childish milk-pink bottle that lies around on its back with a chain around its neck and does not have even bother to have a cap!!
In conclusion its nice to try if you have the money to throw around. Otherwise I suggest exploring other older Chypre fragrances that have stood the test of time, are more balanced, and, many of which are much cheaper!! Yes save your money for an actual experience like a holiday or interesting hobby or some really nice food.
FRAGRANCE TYPE: Woodsy Chypre
Top - Saffron, Coriander
Mid - Moroccan Rose, Jasmine, Magnolia, Ylang Ylang, White Gardenia
Base - Vetiver, Amber, Musk