Crown Perfumery • Heliotrope • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
In the vial and on first sniff on my skin this smells *exactly* like talcum powder or babies and not the snuggly kind but more like the type that reminds me of changing my nephews diapers. Too much like a baby nursery and a sharp one at that. Too sharp, too Johnson's!!! Much prefer Talco Delicato for a sharp powder - it's much more elegant.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Don't expect to be blown away by this upon first sniff. It does grow on you very quickly though. I just can't help but compare it to Etro Heliotrope since they do share the same name. However, it is very different from the Etro and does bear more of a resemblance to the Mazzoleri Allessandro. Perhaps it is because of the powdery bitter almond accord they share?
I do like this but I prefer the Etro Heliotrope over this since the Etro's a bit easier to wear.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
A sister scent in the almond/heliotrope world to Mazzolari Alessandro or Caron Farmesiana, since it is predominantly centered around a sharp, tingly almost powder-like almond note. A light veil of vanilla and what I am guessing is ylang-ylang (though it smells like lemon to me, but I can never distinguish the two) dances in the background and helps sweeten and temper the powder somewhat. It is nice, but I find it a bit too harsh to wear often.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
What a delightful, sweet, haunting scent. It seems to have a silvery quality shimmering over a golden base, both cool and warm. Created for Ava Gardner, this honey-sweet, fruity floriental scent seems to enfold me in a cocoon of pleasant feelings.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Wow. For all of you out there that love heliotrope scents, or cherry/almond scents, or powder scents (or if you love all three, like me) then you must give Crown Heliotrope a try. It starts out *just* like Johnson & Johnson Baby lotion--a soft, powdery comforting fragrance. It's nice, but I thought, "nope, won't spend so much just to smell like baby lotion." But then, it evolves into a beautiful cherry-almond-vanilla scent, *without* the bitter almond note that I get in so many other almond fragrances. The drydown kept getting better on this one, ending finally in a slightly cherry and soft vanilla with just a hint of the sugared almond. My only complaint is that this doesn't last as long as I would like, but only because it is so lovely that I would want it to last all day. It definitely will last (ending in the light drydown) for a good 6-7 hours, though. Also it's pricey and hard to find. But other than those small things, this is one amazing scent!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Ooooh, this is heaven! Absolutely heaven! I don't know why more people don't love it!
For me, this is soft honeysuckle and powder with a touch of violet and a healthy dose of powdery, lovely heliotrope.
I got this as a sample and adored it all day. It's the first time anyone at work has ever complimented my scent. They really loved it. I was smelling myself all day long. I wore it again today. Glad it was a big sample! And I ordered a bottle of it today as well.
It's just so beautiful!
UPDATE: I am still loving this more than 2 years later. I have a trove of fragrance but this is probably my very favorite of the whole bunch.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This almost immediately turned to baby powder on me...to me it was a dead ringer for Johnson's. Women who are looking for that baby quality would be very satisfied with this scent. It was fairly long lasting, but not an all-day thing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This is the only Crown perfume that doesn't knock me over in a bad way. I find this to be very pretty and creamy! It's a very soft powdery (please don't be scared by the term here, as the powderiness in this scent is faint and sweet) and vanilla like scent. Probably fairly true to the flower it is named after. Sweet and simple, nice for everyday use.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Did not like it. The smell was familiar but strange. Maybe it was that baby powder that smelled on me too. It is not that I have not smelled any worse. I just would not purchase this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I do love heliotrope as a fragrance component and had high hopes in Crown Perfumery's scent.
Alas, this is a big disappointment, as CP's heliotrope smelled artificial and fade, some floral undertones going completely over the heliotrope. None of the beautiful almondy-powdery notes of Etro's Helitrope. No staying power whatsoever .... I've heard that CP fragrances are quite expensive, so that's probably a lot of money saved for more interesting fragrances ...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I agree with several reviewers here: this did not smell like heliotrope on me, but was a perfect match for baby powder, vanilla, and a hint of soap. If you are looking for a fragrance that smells like baby powder, vanilla, and soap, then you may enjoy it, but it's definitely not for me. It lasts a long time on me (at least 10-12 hours).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This smelled exactly like baby powder to me. VERY STRONG baby powder. It's funny, because at first whiff, I preferred this to Etros Heliotrope, which I thought was too sweet. Once I actually applied them, I REALLY prefer Etros after all.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have never smelled heliotrope, either, but if this CP fragrance is any indication, it must be a lovely flower. Like manon, I detect no florals, just a prominent and sweet vanilla bean (perhaps more like the vanilla in PDNs Vanille Tonka than L'Artisan's Vanilia) and a soft puff of baby powder. If you like Violetta di Parma, CP's Heliotrope is also worth checking out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
It's alright, but no fireworks here. After lavishing the fragrance all over my body, I can hardly smell anything at all--maybe a faint trace of vanilla. What a strange concoction it is, but will do for this casual Thursday until the evening comes and I can put on something a little more daring.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I generally disliked this fragrance... at first it smells like baby powder and after a while it smells like Old Spice but drys down back to baby powder. If you like heliotrope, I would suggest trying Etro's version.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have never smelled heliotrope, so I can't compare this to the real thing. It certainly does not smell floral to my nose, but then, I'm not a fragrance expert by any means. Instead, the first note smells rather like baby lotion then it morphs into a deep rich vanilla. Vanilla like the vanilla bean. I would like this more if the vanilla were not so pronounced, but vanilla lovers might want to check this one out.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The ancient writers Theophrastus and Ovid believed the flowering of Heliotrope was dependent on the heavenly bodies-and it's very existence was attributed to"Clytie" who pined away in hopeless love of the God, Apollo. The flower emits the most delightful fragrance of vanilla together with a fresh violet accord. A rich romantic fragrance which leaves a lingering and intriguing impression. Many gardeners also liken the fragrance to cherry pie, and it is often referred to as the cherry pie plant in gardening books. The flowerers are lavender and will scent an entire yard. I have had the plant and it is probably one of the best smelling flowers I have ever smelled, just intoxicatingly beautiful.
The fragrance does not smell exactly like the real flower, but the similarity is definitely there. I really like this, but it has a tad too much vanilla for me. It is not excessive vanilla like most CSP's , much more subtle. It has fairly good lasting power and the bottle is very nice, very heavy glass, top quality all the way.