Unlisted Brand • Laura Tonatto Dama • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I've read the reviews: Dama smells like Tocade. And that's true, it does... for a while. But then, after a few hours at the party when Tocade bids her hostess goodnight, kisses her on both cheeks, puts on her gloves and takes her leave, Dama hops up onto the bar and begins a slow burlesque strip tease, peeling those gloves right back off again. Under the rose and vanilla opening that is almost a dead ringer for Tocade, even sniffed together, is a skin musk that is the olafactory equivilent of ivory satin lingerie- barely noticable unless you're looking for it and ladylike, but still deliberately, carefully sexy. Presentable enough for any company, yet sensual enough for the boudoir, Dama is a little gem in her multi-use perfection. The only other scent I can think of that blends ladylike class and such balanced sensuality is Chamade. (No, they smell nothing alike, but both of them are perfect works of day to evening, dinner to bedroom, perfume to skin scent sonnets.) I bought this unsniffed (breaking my own rules) then read the reviews, and was afraid- Tocade is lovely, but too well behaved for my tastes. I spritzed, packed it up to return it, and had to retrieve it from the box the next day. I am SO Glad I kept it- I wear it more often than I would have imagined- it goes everywhere, in all weather, at all times of day. Truly, a perfume gem.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Very, very, very dusty drydown on me...dust over powder, which I'm guessing is opopponax from the other reviews. Someone compared this to Tocade, which I definitely agree with; however, Tocade is much sweeter. It does, though, have the same dusty quality on the drydown. I only smelled the violet note initially. Even as a mid-note, the violet disappeared. The iris is in there amid the dust, vaguely. I don't care for this scent.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
ChattyKathy is totally on the money with her review below. There is nothing particularly special about Dama (especially in the first half an hour), but something about it nonetheless compels you to keep nuzzling your wrist time after time. It's a soft, slightly soapy clean musk scent, not that dramatically different from Plaisir (a little less gourmand and cinnamony perhaps). I find it to be one of the best your-skin-but-better scents, very comforting, very snuggly, very addictive. It is similar to a lot of other clean and Egyptian musks out there (Sage Pearl, Creative Scentualizations Perfect Veil, Bodytime Egyptian Musk), but has the added depth of muted violet and soft opoponax.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have become a powder/opoponax fanatic, and a powdery violet opoponax scent sounded heavenly. However, the comparison to Tocade made by Maller in her review and by another member on the fragrance board stopped me from buying unsniffed. Tocade was slightly sharp and too sweet on me. Thank god i bought a tiny decant first. This IS Tocade's twin. It's slightly powdery, but not as powdery as I would have liked. On the other hand, the violet is sharp, nose-piercingly so. I understand the shampoo/soap comparisons, because there is a synthetic quality to this scent. I smell the opoponax trying to come through the sharp and sickly sweet violet, but ultimately it is unable to save this scent.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Much to my surprise, I have fallen head over heels for Dama. It is exquisitely well-blended, and beautifully balanced. The base is strong enough to be long-lasting, but maintains a feminine delicacy throughout. (Otherwise I would hate this scent instead of loving it so, for I normally dislike sweet, vanillic, oppoponax-based scents). Iris and violet play with and against each other; the iris lending a slight powderiness, and the violet a beautiful clarity. This scent is incredibly womanly!! I love wearing it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I had gotten a sample of this and fell head over heals. I'm a total Iris fanatic and I can really smell the Iris in the drydown. At first spritz I thought yuck to strong and sweet(that's why I gave it 4 lippies)and that lasts to long on my skin(maybe 35 min or so. But then it turns into a soft slightly sweet and powdery Iris. FBW for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Like many others, I find this frag very feminine, pleasing, and at the risk of being redundant, comforting. I love all the notes, and the puppy-soft drydown.
However, the longer I wore it, I kept thinking that it smelled quite similar to another frag that I wore a couple of years ago: Versace Woman. Anyone else?
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I really like Dama very much. It is a soft and feminine scent that is perfect for year round wear. I also think this is a perfect daytime/work scent. It is soft and unoffensive. To me it smells of soft vanilla, powdery iris and oppoponax. I find it very similar to Plaisir without the gourmond cinnamon thing. It is absolutely gorgeous. I am contemplating a full bottle. I still like Plaisir better but Dama is equally beautiful in its own way.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Dama is pure perfection to me. The iris and vanilla really stand out to my nose, so it is a powdery vanilla perfume, but not overwhelmingly so at all. I also get the oppoponax, which also lends a little powder to the scent. I find it similar to Plaisir in that cozy sweet way. It's less gourmand than Plaisir, but just as comforting and beautiful. I absolutely adore the scent of the mingled notes, and the drydown is delicious. Dama doesn't last as long as I want it too, but I only have the oil formula so maybe the EDP is better for that. Gorgeous scent I like to wear all year. UPDATE 10/24/06: Dama ultimately got too powdery for my tastes, so I had to swap it away. I couldn't get along with it anymore. I'll still have the little Piccola Magia perfume oil from time to time, but not a huge bottle of it. It's just too much powder and iris in the end, and it almost smells like shampoo in the drydown. Not for me any longer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Pretty feminine floral with notes of amber, vanilla, iris, violet, and opoponax. The opoponax really mixes well with the amber/vanilla top notes. Ultimately, though, this is not something I'd want to buy.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Tocade and Dama are fraternal twins. Initially, it would appear that they're identical, not fraternal twins, but whereas Tocade remains it's well mannered, ladylike self throughout, (essentially having no real change from opening through dry down) Dama has a somewhat fickle soul and does change as it dries down with more of the powdery iris and some pepper notes emerging. On my skin it's more complex, subtle and sophisticated than Tocade. I'm afraid I'm not in love w/ either of them, however.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Eh :\ This is a powdery scent which at first sniff I thought I would love but as I wear it, it is sort of like a peppery powdery bottle of Flex. I am not impressed and much prefer some of the others from Laura Tonnato. The dry down is nicer vanilla - minus the pepper and rather similar to Noir du Mexique - and I appreciate the softness in LT's perfumes but it's just ok - nothing amazing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I can't get any more feminine, sultry or sensual than this. I am tangled and twisted and caught up in an exotic thicket of sweet tropical scents - the more I flail about to find my way through this tangled, scented mass that has me captured the more the scents becomes a part of me. When I finally find my way through and out into the open, it is more than a scent on my skin.I am a part of the Dama, the Dama is wearing me. Go with a very light touch, it is magical; mystical. I save this fragrance for when I am around only those that know me and know me well. I would not dream of wearing this fragrance out amongst strangers, It would tell them too much about me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Neutral Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Ditto on all the compliments of the lovely Dama from below - it's one that is actually physically addictive - the more you smell....the more you want...I have absolutely no earthly (~~~or heavenly~~~) idea what notes I smell in this one, so I can't be helpful there, but this is one of those fragrances that I hope and pray will stay around forever. I hope to always have some of this on hand. This is definitely Holy Grail material, here ! ! !
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I was originally attracted to this perfume because it is based on an original Renaissance perfume recipe. The concept of a perfume from another age was very appealing to me, even without sampling it first. So, I placed my order. When I first tried the perfume I was initially disappointed. The top notes seemed to be almost unpleasantly sharp. However, after a few minutes I realised that it had completely changed into a soft sweet powdery fragrance which lingered delightfully throughout the day. I found that it was my perfume of choice the next morning, and indeed have worn it every day since I bought it two weeks ago. This is not a perfume that needs to be overdone - spray too much on and it is a bit overpowering. However, if you spray it on sparingly the result is delightful and very feminine.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I agree with all the reviews below that this scent will not knock you over upon 1st try...It took me at least 4-5 times of trying Dama before I actually realized that I do want this! I find it hard to identify the notes in Dama but I think I identified a sharp metallic smell upon 1st spraying it that is similar to "nail polish remover". But really, that note doesn't bother me since Dama immediately morphs into a beautiful & very elegant second skin scent. I think this will be make a lovely spring or summer scent. The lasting power is great too!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Thanks to the lovely chattykathy I was able to try this scent. The impression I got (not knowing the notes) was a fruity vanilla (kind of like strawberry bubble gum) with a touch of musky floral and a hint of almost powdery but not quite anise. It reminds me of a girls fragrance, young, light, soft & innocent. (The actual notes are: amber, vanilla, iris, violet, & opoponax.)
It is different than the type of fragrances that I usually wear in that it's not making any sort of real statement. It nice & unoffensive and though I don't think most people would be "wowed" by it, I do think most people would find it pleasant and comforting. I catch lovely whiffs throught the day and will most certainly enjoy my sample, even if it is not a "me" fragrance.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
After all the raves about this fragrance I was really disapponinted when this did not work for me. All I got was a manly,peppery smell that was so unattrictive in all it's ways. I am really glad that I had the pleasure of testing this fragrance before I brought into all the hype and got the bottle without sampling first. Thanks God for sampling.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this perfume. On a recent trip to New York I went into Takashimaya and low and behold my favorite shopping splurge, perfume, was in full bloom on the first floor. I tried many of the perfumes and I smelled like an old lady. The last perfume I tried on was Dama. The packaging is hideous and I suppose that's why I didn't gravitate toward it in the first place. I sprayed this perfume on, shopped, and split only to find myself returning to buy it. I love this perfume. I bought the last bottle of this stuff. Every single person compliments me when I wear it. I'm bummed that Tak has decided not to carry any longer. Does anyone know where I can buy it in the elsewhere???? I'm desperately seeking.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Chokingly sweet, powdery and overblended, this is like being smothered by a satin pillow. I can see how it might work rather well in the laundry detergent and paper-scenting formats it is also available in, but as a personal fragrance it just smells as if you've been a bit heavy-handed with the fabric conditioner. Dove and Fenjal Classic offer superior variations on this theme in more appropriate formats and at rather more affordable prices.