Etro • Lemon Sorbet • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||30%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
A pleasant lemon citrus opening, a herbal dry down - it’s a crisp, summery splash, but I doubt that even if I bathed, gargled, rinsed, sloshed, and splashed in it, and then drank the dregs, would anyone be able to smell it on me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I firmly believe that when one commits a sin it should be done passionately and lustifully so for this reason I do not like Sorbet and go for the ice cream every time. I also do not like lemons as I always associate them with misery!
When I bought my last perfume which I think was Serge Lutens ( I cannot remember which one exactly as I have bought so many in the last months); I requested samples from Serge but I was told they were all out. This was very strange as I am accustomed to having 2 SL samples with each purchase. Amazingly I was told I could have as much Etro samples as I wanted. Being that this counter is always empty at the Ludwig Beck Department Store, I can imagine that they were having a "give as many Etro samples out as possible" day.
What the hell, I have seen so many raves on the boards so I said I will try them even I have sampled them in the store and did not care for them. Taking samples home and trying fragrances out at your own leasure is always the right way. Why not.. I gave it a shot.
Lemon Sorbet - I would consider this to be a refreshing water or using fancy French EAU FRAICHE. Please do not call this a fragrance in the traditional sense. The only perfume quality this has is the alcohol as my sample was EDT. Plainly put this is something which should be used to revive ones self when feeling faint. But for that price point, Florida Water would be a better choice and I must say it smells better. I really cannot comment about the notes as this is such a mess it is not possible. The perfume description did say I should feel a Mediterranean feeling, however I do spend lots of time in this part of the world but never felt sick. The only good thing I can say about this scent is that it has no lasting power so I was able to get rid of it quickly.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I got a sample of this from a really nice saleswoman who was trying to help me with picking a nice, fresh summer scent. I can see how this is able to fullfill ones needs in that direction...but just not mine. It's a very strong, very realistic and deep citrus scent, which I really do not like. It made me feel old and sour. Quite refreshening, yes, but for me defenitely not in an uplifting way.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is just my kind of citrus fragrance: lemony, zesty, dry, spicy with a hint of rosemary. As Racheal Ray would say on her TV show, “Yum-o!” The only thing that bothers me though about Lemon Sorbet is its woeful lack of sillage and the way it leaves my skin after 30-40 minutes. I just want to yell, “Hey, come back, Lemon Sorbet. I really liked you!”
Here are Lemon Sorbet's notes, as gleaned from various perfume websites: lemon, rosemary, vetiver, bergamot, orange, lavender.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I'm with Cheri on this one... LS is a *nice* lemony scent, without any sweetness or "tang." The rosemary makes it a nice, dry, aromatic EdC worth its 7 or 8 minute life-span. If it were longer lasting, I'd be looking at my scent for some future summer... but it doesn't stick around long enough to make an impression. Sigh.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Immediate tart lemon (no sweet) and rosemary, but it only lasted several minutes! Wonderful concept, but needs more lasting power.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
At first sniff Etro Lemon Sorbet seems remarkably well named. Exactly like sitting outside at an Italian cafe eating a lemon gelato or sorbet. Pure, fresh lemon. However, it's so realistic that it's as if I had let the gelato sit in sweltering midday sun for a few minutes while I was distracted reading a paper and then looked down to it to find it completely melted. All gone...evaporated, vanished, what have you. The realistic lemon sorbet comparisons end there, however, since no lemon sorbet I have ever eaten has rosemary and lavender at the bottom of the cup and the one thing I did notice during the last fleeting seconds of this scent on my skin were rather distinct herbal notes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Silver Eyes: Blue
Loved it wet - sparkling lemon, yum!
The drydown made me start thinking about HG - unlike most posters, on me the lemon almost went away, leaving just a hint of lemon and a fresh, sweet, powdery aroma - I couldn't get my nose out of my elbow. Never smelled herbs.
Then, poof, it went away after 90 minutes - for this price, they must be kidding!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
this one opens with a strong lemon scent, and quickly drys to a mixed herb (with rosemary dominating) scent. i can see this as someone's perfect summer scent....just not mine.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Too watery a lemon fragrance, and also far too herbal for me (in the dry down this smells like a stuffed game hen). Lasting power is approximately 2 minutes, 47 seconds. (Game-hen-ness was assessed by smushing nose against skin and inhaling as if life depended upon it.)
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
My Lemon Sorbet Haiku:
this fragrance is lovely for
about five minutes
then it is gone-- like a breath
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I received a sample of this in a swap quite some time ago, and have enjoyed it. I love citrus scents in general and this lemon and herb combination is quite refreshing.
Lemon is definitely the dominant note in this composition, but there is also a good dose of rosemary and other herbs. The effect is more complex than most lemon scents, which tend to be more linear in composition. It's not "me" enough to induce purchase of a full-size bottle, but I am glad I tried it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Grey, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I don't usually care much for citrus scents, most of them are "faux-fresh" and turn sweet or just sticky, or then they are irritatingly fresh like an air freshener, but Etro Lemon Sorbet is a glorious exception! It stays dry thanks to the rosemary and lavender and has depth thanks to the sandalwood.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
What a lovely summer scent! I rank this along the lines of Acqua di Parma Colonia and Heirbas di Ibiza in terms of its fresh/clean quotient. Goes on dry and stays that way without going powdery, as some lemon fragrances tend to do. It has a certain effervescence, a sparkle to it that can't be defined. A keeper!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Loved the scent. It reminded of good lemon ice. Unfortunately it lasts about five minutes. Disappointed.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I have mixed feelings about this fragrance. I loved the mixtrue of lemons, rosemary, bergamot, etc. I am into citrusy/herby smells. It definitely delivers in a delightfully light way, and has some depth and complexity.
the down side is that I have applied it three times within the last .. lessee, six? ... hours. it just does not last, which is so unusual for me because fragrances cling to me and turn somewhat storng and/or rancid.
So, on the one hand, it is wonderfully light yet complex. On the other, it fades within twenty minutes. Boohoo. Again, I wish to stress that I wakes up threee days later with frangrances still sticking to me -- after a shower, working out, etc. For 80 or more US dollars, it is hard to determine whether it is worth it. Although, sometimes I enjoy reapplying fragrances throughout the day (I like Demeter for that reason), so decide for yourself, but definitely get a sample. On the other hand, If you have unlimited funds, then go for it! It is wonderful otherwise.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is not bad, and it is a pleasant and interesting fragrance. To me it smells similar to Eau Sauvage or O de Lancome. It is a mixture of lemon, rosemary and some greens. To me the herbal is a bit heavier than the lemon. The staying power is not great. It is a nice fragrance, but for the price I would not buy it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
No lasting power indeed! It's like watching a video while fast-forwarding it. I like the top notes of lemon, orange (of course), and bergamot. Then ten minutes later, they've disappeared and all that is left is rosemary, faint lavender, and sandalwood. Then about fifteen minutes more....nothing. It's like Etro's olfactory version of disappearing ink, except that this really does disappear. Just like your $80.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Orange, lemon, lavender, & rosemary. This smells like some cheap 70's lemon fragrance to me. Others said it smelled like lemon Pledge. It also has a bit of a masculine smell also from the lavender and rosemary. It has very little lasting power either. A stinker in my opinion. No wonder it has been on sale for 10.00 a bottle. :(
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Got this today from the fabulous Kristen! Lemon, sandalwood, bergamot and orange. Everything I love in fragrance. Very unique scent. Fresh, clean, great lasting powder. Not girly or powdery or floral. Some might even find it a bit masculine or a tad too herbal, even medicinal. Reminds me of Borsari Acqua Classica. Two Italians close to my heart!