Stella McCartney • Stella- Eau de Parfum • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a very "me" fragrance, I love sophisticated, expensive smelling florals. My favorite perfume is L'eau de Chloe. Stella is very rose smelling, a much more pronounced fragrance than the light, spring-y smelling L'eau de Chloe. I've been wearing it all winter, and it could pass as either a day or night perfume. The lasting power could be better.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Stella comes across to my nose as a deep rich purple jam-like rose -- almost like a "plummy rose", "grape-y rose", or "blackberry rose" -- possibly due to the combination of mandarin & amber. It reminds me of the original purple-bottle Anna Sui (which I also liked -- it always reminded me of wine & roses).
Here are the notes of Stella EDP, per parfumo.net:
Top Notes: Mandarin, Peony, Rose essence
Heart Notes: Rose
Base Notes: Amber
It's strong -- I find it very "perfume-y" at first spritz -- on the assertive side -- so spraying lightly is recommended. It stays strong, lasts very well, the drydown is delicious, and you can see how much you have left, since the bottle is transparent.
I'm wearing it right now and enjoy it best in cold weather -- a strong purple fruity jam-like rose, similar in tone to Givenchy Very Irresistible L'Intense (plum, rose, patchouli), Dior Midnight Poison (rose & patchouli), Euphoria, or Tresor Midnight Rose (lighter & sweeter).
Stella is very deep, rich, & delicious but doesn't smell much like actual fresh roses to me, since there are other notes going on.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Oh how I adore this fragrance, it is UNCOMPLICATED and gorgeous.
Rose, jasmine, madarin..it is a summer evening in the midnight garden, jasmine climbing over the stone walls, warmth in the air, the sound of the waves crashing in the sea, good company, late nights and secrets whispered.
There is something very reassuring about this perfume, I immediately feel safe yet enveloped in the beautiful mystery of life.
There is some science which suggests trust is more easily gained with jasmine and I would tend to believe that, there is a strange connection with people that occurs when I've worn this and met for the first time. The bottle is stunning, chic yet uncomplicated just like the fragrance, I like the graduated colouring of the glass. The deep purple is like nighttime.
I first got this in a LE roller ball pen set, when it first launched, there were four purple glass pens in a box and it was the perfect way to have this fragrance. Easy to carry in a bag to apply to the wrists. It's one of those perfumes you can't stop smelling, it's divine. And not at all heady or cloying, yet it has a reasonable time before you no longer smell it. It's a scent that someone grabs your wrists and deeply inhales, then does it again.
Stella has stripped away all the complications of fragrance here and has left us with something..pure. To me it is lovely day or night, but I think it is best at night in summer, with that jasmine.. Though it is comforting enough to be a gorgeous winter scent too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This reminds me of Chloe, which makes sense because they share similar notes (rose, peony, amber). I personally prefer Chloe, but Stella is a good perfume too. I'm just so in love with Victoria's Secret Noir Tease right now, so it's tough for a fragrance to get a 5 star rating for me at this moment. If you love the smells of roses, I definitely recommend this. Very feminine.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I loved this. It's one of my all time favorite fragrance. The rose scent is just right, not over powering. I usually wear this at work or evening and been receiving so many compliment. Last but not least it has a good lasting power.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Beautiful scent, without being overpowering. Alot of scents give me a headache, this one doesnt. Sits nicely on my skin, dosent irritate and lasts really well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have a "Summer" version of this one, which I swear is identical to the original "Stella" with one major flaw- it has no staying power. Maybe it's diluted on purpose to make it less strong, but the fact is that I put perfume on before leaving the house and by the time I am at the door, there's no trace of it left. It disappears so fast, I don't even know what to think about it. The bottle is blah too..
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Grey
Beautiful rose scent that (quoting SO) is perverted enough to be interesting.
Most perfumes give me a headache or nausea, this one doesn't.
Have bough several times.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
A nice rose fragrance for people that normally don't like rose fragrances. You definitely smell the roses, but there's enough sweetness added in to prevent it from being overpowering and dare I say "old lady-ish." This has become one of my go-to scents for a nice night out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I purchased the rollerball of this perfume at sephora. Impulse buy while waiting in line lol. Anyway I got home and when I applied it I did not smell anything but rubbing alcohol. I promptly put it back in it the box and in the bag with the receipt. I was so annoyed that I wasted $20(!!!!) on this weak watered down NON perfume. Anyway I forgot about it for a while and when I found it several months later I applied it again and it smelled like fresh cut roses. I was so happy. It is still a weak perfume but I like the rollerball so I can touch up whenever I feel like it. Maybe that's why there is a larger purse spray? cause there is no way this would last through an 8 hour work day, or even a trip to the store.