Hanae Mori • Butterfly EDT • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Sitting in misty, foggy woods, drinking a strawberry milkshake and eating salted almonds. That pretty much sums up Hanae Mori for me. Oh, donít forget the black eyeliner. Thatís a definite wear. And listening to drum circle music. This is one perfume that takes you places.
Itís a perfume Iíve learned not to overspray. Itís there when I think itís not. Itís vanilla wrapped with a nutty feel but not a traditional vanilla. This vanilla is smooth, creamy, mellow, powdery, fruity and musky. Itís moonlit nights, eyeliner, jazz music and funky shoes. Itís mood perfume.
There is a sophistication and maturity to Hanae Mori that can be pulled off appropriately by the right woman if sheís flaunting herself naturally. Itís a sensual perfume that begs to be worn by a Seductress. The incense of this fragrance wafts around her innocently yet captures others. Thereís a smokiness to it thatís not heavy at all but there, just light enough to mesmerize.
Hanae Mori is a thick perfume if applied too heavily. It will come back with the heat of your skin and tickle your nose when you least expect it. Although its thickness can be somewhat off-putting to some, that quality gives it a unique, almost viscous feel. Thatís its muskiness drawing you in. Itís a heavy and thick musk with a sweetness that wraps around the vanilla with a gauzy scarf. This is a season-less perfume with mild floral undertones that can be worn anywhere, anytime, as long as you donít go heavy on the spritzing finger.
There are four fruits in the top notes to tantalize you. Blueberry, blackberry, strawberry and black currant work together with the middle and base notes to create the vanilla which is actually not listed. Wearing Hanae Mori you definitely feel this is a vanilla-based perfume.
Hanae Mori is considered a linear perfume, meaning that altho there are three layers of notes, the perfume stays the same throughout its run. It just stays beautiful throughout its many hours of runtime.
The day I picked this up, I was on my way to visit my grandson. Naturally, I spritzed some on as soon as I bought it. I really didnít notice it while I was with him, thinking I had sprayed it very lightly earlier. When I returned home, I received a text from my daughter asking me what perfume her son was now wearing. I didnít realize so little would transfer to him. Thatís how strong Hanae Mori really is.
Hanae Mori doesnít announce herself but youíll remember she was there. Kind of like a butterfly. She leaves a lasting impression.
The notes for Hanae Mori pink butterfly are:
Top Notes: Black Currant, Wild Strawberry, Blackberry, Blueberry.
Middle Notes: Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Rose, Peony.
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Virginia Cedar, Brazilian Rosewood, Almond Tree.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I wear Angel, Hypnotic Poison, Addict, Prada Candy, you get the idea. I am a certified vanilla whore, but I love branching out into fruitier gourmand scents. This Hanae Mori scent sounded perfect on paper- almond and sandalwood with berries. I enjoyed it when sprayed on a blotter as well. Then I wore the EDT and everything went horribly wrong. My skin chemistry warped this into a synthetic floral nightmare. The ylang-ylang was way too prominent and all the berry notes turned very sharp. As such, I had to remove it and had a similar experience with the EDP. I think I would like this if it had a darker muskier side but in its full throttle happy fruity true form, I have to pass. Additionally, I noticed a strange similarity between this and JS Fancy, the latter having a much more caramelized finish. I already have and enjoy Fancy so I probably won't revisit Miss Mori, but I recommend it to those with a sweet tooth who wear fruity gourmands well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this. Truly my HG fragrance.
This was the first fragrance I ever bought for myself (and I bought the BIGGEST size using my part-time job income AND being a student owing debt!!). I fell in love with it since I received a sample from Sephora. I couldn't help it :p
It's sweet.. that's the first impression you'll get -but in a good way. It's a sweet scent that isn't the typical fruity bubble gum stuff. It's NOT (in my opinion) for cheery, poppy, sugar-high girls. Not saying they can't wear it! I mean, it's fruity and sweet but NOT a scent that'll remind you of a crazy hot pink lady (if that makes sense lol)
It's a mature sweet... not innocent, in fact I'd say it's seductive. I wore this to literally attract guys LOL, this was BEFORE I had a boyfriend... and yeah, it really worked. The guys I hung out with adored this scent. Alright, fast forward, TODAY: I wear this with elegant blouses or work dresses. I also think it goes well with black suede heels and black skinny pants.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Like many other reviewers, I am not usually one for the sugar-sweet scents. I got a sample of this at Sephora and kept it in my office for months, using very occasionally, sometimes just squirting it into the air to freshen the room. Over time I became more and more fond of the scent. Finally, I decided I wanted to add it to my fragrance collection.
I am a fragrance layer-er. I like to start with a base of an oriental or musk and then layer a light white or green floral over that. But I have NOT layered the Hanae Mori and I think the reason why is also the reason I like it so much.
While it seems like a simple, sweet fragrance, it is actually surprisingly complex. For me, it has base notes of powder overlaid with musk, vanilla, white florals, jasmine and more that I can't identify. As a result, one of my favorite things about this fragrance is its staying power and its long, complex dry down during which it morphs every couple of hours. By the end of the day on me it is down to just a very stripped-down, sweet, simple powdery scent (that I LOVE) but it has gone through at least three or four different stages to get there.
Overall I am really glad I finally bought this and I am looking forward to getting to know it better over the coming months.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I love this so much. Very warm and sweet, but in a totally unique way; I'm not usually into the sugary food fragrance genre, and a lot of vanillas have sort of a scratchy quality, but this is smooth and lovely and makes me want to keep finding ways to discreetly sniff my arm all day. Definitely gets compliments, often food-related; I've been told I smell like cookies, cupcakes (I think it smells better than either), and just "really good."
The EDT formula is PLENTY strong, as in all-day staying power, and unlike many fragrances, it doesn't dry down to either "powder" or "musk," but stays soft and sweet.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This was a real scrubber for me. I thought it smelled somewhat nice on paper, but on my skin it turned deadly within 20 minutes. I'm not able to identify exactly what happened to turn this fragrance into a train wreck, but it seemed that the vanilla exploded and took a sort of rotten turn. I've had this same experience with a few other perfumes - L'Instant and Dior Addict are two that I can think of. It's a shame, because the top notes of all of these fragrances are nice, but once you get past those top notes, they're unbearable.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I got this as a sample tube from Sephora. The first time I sprayed it, I sprayed a big good spray and it was really overwhelming. Very overly sweet, fruity and big vanilla tones to it very harsh and sharp. Made me kinda gag. I shelved it and then picked it up again a few weeks later, this time only squirting a 1/4 squirt (my sample squirts, not finely mists) to where I felt 5-6 droplets. It was perfect. This way I was able to smell all the notes, I definatley smelled vanilla, also musk and jasmine and roses. I really like it and it might take place as a signature scent as I like it that much! And I'm feeling that this sample will def last me since I just need a few drops and I'm good. If it runs out, I will purchase!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I tried this in Sephora and then again with a sampler at home. It's soft, pretty and sweet. I don't get vanilla, it's not caramelized like pink sugar, it's not BAM FRUITY. It's very light sugar water with a few drops of fruit juice stirred in, but cleaner and more refined than that sounds. More powdery than floral, it brings to mind Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme, and fades to the barest whisper on my skin in less than an hour. I wouldn't buy a full-size, but if it works for your chemistry, lucky you.
ETA: I tried the EDP version of this, and something about it keeps bringing me back. I wish I could give this a 3.5, because I do see myself purchasing it in the future, but it still has poor longevity and doesn't have the oomph (for me) of a signature scent.
Edited 7/11/13: I did get a bottle of the eau de parfum :). And I just ordered some travel size body creams to help with the layering/lasting powder. I use a shitload of sprays when I first put it on, which makes me sneeze, and by the time I've exited the bathroom I have this soft scent wafting around me and through my clothing. I don't think this is a signature scent, still, but it's a good fallback-when you just want to smell pretty and a bit warm. I like it for cooler/gloomier weather, and use something crisp like Light Blue or L'Eau D'Issey for warmer summer days.
ETA 2/9/14: Bumped up to 4 lippies. I swapped away my edp and went for the EDT instead. I like how the almond/sweet powder stands out more than the berries this way.Yes, I do have to reapply throughout the day, but that makes it easier (and more feasible) to completely finish the bottle, which is a difficult feat if you're a perfume hoarder like me :). It makes my dog bury her nose in the crook of my elbow, it melds fabulously with my boyfriend's cologne when we're cuddling (right now he wears Declaration D'Un Soir), and I definitely see myself repurchasing when I run out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I passed this one up many times because I felt it was just another sweet vanilla perfume. My collection is full of opulent orientals and straight-laced chypres, and I thought it was time I bought something fun. Hanai Mori fits that bill perfectly. Sweet, yes, but it makes me feel so light-hearted and pretty. My perfume, after all, is for me, and Hanae Mori makes me feel like I'm on top of the world.
So how does it smell to me? Sort of like a soft-serve vanilla ice cream cone, the part where you've eaten it all the way to the cone, and now you are taking bites of the ice cream and the cone together. Melty and sweet, but totally delicious and fun. I'm sure there are berries in there somewhere, but this perfume is all about the sweet cream. I love the butterfly cap too, but beware--it is glass, and I've already dropped mine twice in one day. The matching body lotion is stellar, also. It has a texture and moisture like Lubriderm, but it smells exactly like Hanae Mori.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my all time favorite perfume. It smells like everything as a little girl. Strawberry shortcake, apricots, markers and the classiness of adult flowers. Applying it immediately makes me feel sexy and the smell lasts for hours and hours! Can't say enough about the magnetic scent.