Hanae Mori • Butterfly EDT • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Too sweet for me. I've tried it twice. Very disappointing but if you're into sweet scents with a vanilla note, this would be for you.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I don't know what exactly it is about this fragrance but this somehow manages to be pretty and delicate yet cozy and warm at the same time. This is a very comforting scent. It's sweet, but is not reminiscent of the fragrance a sixteen year old would wear. I am not a "sweet" person at all and I absolutely love this perfume.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Quite possibly my HG EDT. As I have a rather odd skin chemistry, I find many scents tend to go quite sour on me, especially those that border more on the vanilla-esque/sweet side. That being said, this does not, which is one of the reasons I love it. It gives this wonderful, rich, light vanilla that is not overwhelming as it is not *actually* vanilla, and I love that the dry-down is more on the floral side but retains the lightness and never goes too floral.
This EDT has great staying power and wears down very nicely, and I honestly prefer the EDT to the EDP. As odd at it sounds, this scent is kind of... cuddly? It's like the kind of perfume you could just wear and cuddle up to like... a meringue or something. It's fantastic.
If you like lightly floral, rich vanilla scents that are light but still sweet without being overpowering, I would absolutely say you should give this a shot.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
My Mum bought this for me, I have to say for some reason it is reminicent of Chanel Allure to my nose. Very warm, very vanilla, but a cozy vanilla and not too sweet. It has many berry notes, an entire fruit salad actually, but I do not detect any. When this jewel blankets my skin, I get a beautiful warm vanilla, sandalwood and praline aroma. I love this fragrance, I save it for special occasions but for those who can afford, it is a pleasent fragrance for the workplace in the right dose. Butterfly is not an "In your face" scent at all. It is ultra light, ultra feminine, ultra "Butterfly" :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is my signature scent. I have received many compliments when wearing this. The bottle has a beautiful butterfly wing top. From the Hanae Mori website:
"Butterfly arrives in a jubilant flutter of wild strawberries, sweet blackberries, blackcurrant for contrast and bilberries for charm.
Her heart opens in a melange of lush Bulgarian rose, ylang-ylang, lilting jasmine and French peony.
Butterfly's lasting impression is the deep warmth of rosewood, gentle almondwood, richest sandalwood and French cedar."
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Grey Eyes: Green
Tried it thought it too sweet then maybe too sharp .... then I decided I love it! It lasts and it is lovely vanilla cookies to me and candied almonds and a little muskiness rosewood and powder and the bottle is so gorgeous and my husband likes it so it is a winner! It is quite strong so it only takes a litte bit to last for hours this one I think I will not tire of and it really seems like a classic good signature fragrance and it doesn't seem like it would bother people with allergies I really do love this one and to me it is quite unique
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have always been jealous of people who find their signature scents. I have too much product ADD to stay devoted to just one fragrance. Then, I tried Butterfly. It is MY scent! It is sweet but not in an obnoxious tween scent way. It smells like strawberries and vanilla to me. I have the EDP and the EDT. The EDP has a stronger vanilla scent, and I don't recommend spritzing more than twice with it. I can smell more of the notes in the EDT, and the juice isn't as strong. I prefer to wear the EDT. It is lighter and fresher than the EDP. I still love the EDP; I just tend to wear it on special occasions.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
I would love to raise my nose snootily in the air and sniff about glorpy sweet candylike scents and the lack of refinement in today's perfume market. But I'm afraid you're gonna have to confiscate my perfume snob membership card because so help me, I love this stuff. It's much sweeter than anything else I can stand to wear (even BPAL Morocco, which is very very sweet, and that reminds me, I need to do a two-wrists comparison between those two), but it's so snuggly and comforting it just makes me happy.
Even though it smells like funnel cake and waffle cones.
So shoot me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I do not like this fragrance at all. The beginning burst reminded me a little of Kat Von D's Saint, with all its vanilla sweetness. But then the sweetness turned into something that smelled old and bitter within 5 minutes. This reminds me of a vintage bottle of Chanel Allure that I can't seem to get rid of. Sorry, not my taste.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Love love love this fragrance. It smells amazing on my skin. This is currently my favorite perfume and I think it's perfect for the Spring. It's very feminine, laid back and warm. The bottle is gorgeous, too! I currently only own the rollerball and two handfulls of samples (thanks to the lady at Sephora!) but I will definitely be purchasing the bottle when I run out. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a sweet berry scent with a vanilla undertone. The sweetness is soft yet dense and almost heavy, as opposed to light and airy. It isn't a juicy berry, rather, it's a bit weighed down. This is definitely a feminine, innocent scent; but the sweetness is a little too cloying for me. I like that it's a warm scent, and don't dislike it overall, but find that it just doesn't work with my body chemistry.
For those who like berry scents, Viva la Juicy and Philosophy's Falling in Love are brighter, juicier alternatives. If you like the warm vanilla notes in this fragrance, Vera Wang Princess is worth a try.
Overall, a pretty scent, but a little dense for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Another generic fruity floral scent. Funny, I smell peach which is the only lovely thing about this scent. This is funny because peach is not listed as one of the fruit notes but this is why it gets 2 stars from me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Is it just me, or does this scent smell better in the summer?
It worked magic on my warm, tan, summery, plump skin...like bees to a honeyhive the boys swarmed I swear to god.
I live in canada, and once the snow came, the scent just seemed to sit harshly on my clothing. None of the sensual vanilla honey from the summer. Just a sharp, abrasive stinging smell that lasted for maybe a couple of hours instead of long into the sticky summer nights.
Am I crazy?
I WOULD buy again, but solely for summer use.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
If you enjoy vanilla fragrances, you should probably give this one a try. It tends to give me a head ache after a while and the fragrance seems to dry out my sinuses? I like my vanillas way more toned down and mixed with other complementary fragrances, this one is pretty much a straight up vanilla and therefore not my cup of tea.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Note: this review is for the rollerball version, which is probably more affordable!
I really like this perfume. The best part about it to me is that it is sweet, but in the least cloying way possible. Like the review below I get more of a creamy feel from the scent rather than straight up vanilla/strawberry. I think it's the almond and praline that give Hanae Mori its smooth scent. I also feel like it is a noticeable scent but not sharp. I will definitely be wearing this a LOT over the fall and winter, but I feel like I could get away with it in the spring or summer which is rare for me!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I initially liked how this smelled on me. I don't think vanilla, but I think CREAMY. However, after it dries down, it ends up being a little too strong for me. It has great staying power and smells lovely on others. I wish I could rate it higher, but it ends up giving me a scent headache.
From the Sephora website:
Hanae Mori Butterfly
Hanae Mori, the great lady of Japanese fashion and Parisian haute couture, introduced this fragrance in 1996 and the subtle composition of scents make it unlike any other.
The fragrance is a rare blend of berries and flowers, with a distinctive tone of strawberries and almond, giving an impression of vanilla.
Strawberries, Bilberries, Black Currant, Bulgarian Rose, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood, Almond, Praline.
Sephora also considers this a woody oriental scent.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my signature fragrance and is very special to me since I used it on my wedding day. It's a sweet calming scent that's gentle (won't give anyone a headache). I LOVE it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I would describe Hanae Mori Butterfly as a very 'pretty' scent. While it is very pretty, it also quite ordinary. There is nothing too special or unique about it. But that may be a good thing; I wouldn't imagine many people being offended by it because it is so ordinarily pleasant. There is a sweetness to it, but on me it doesn't have much of a foody sweetness. I certainly wouldn't classify it as a gourmand scent. So if you're looking for a softly sweet scent, this might be for you. If you want a more unique scent to make you stand out, I don't think this is the best choice.