Unlisted Brand • La Base For Her • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
My first thought when I smelled La Base for Her was Guerlain's Apres l'Ondee. Imagine the violet-iris accord, only higher pitched, with masses of cold white flowers and soap. Indeed, this proved to be too high-pitched for me. If this is a symphony of flowers, it is a shrieking, headache-inducing movement. I prefer the quiet moodiness of Apres l'Ondee; LaBase screams it's flowery head off.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Am I ever glad I sampled this before plunking down any money for it! The description on Luckyscent makes this sound like a gentle light floral, one which would bring to mind memories of the Alps. It sounds lovely and the notes (see paschat or kirstylux's reviews below) are primarily scents I really enjoy.
However, instead of Alpine Springtime, when I tried this on, I got Giorgio goes to Switzerland. No fragile wildflowers or rolling meadows for me. The perfume opens with an odd, stale hay accord that dries down into a sweet floral. At first, I caught whiffs of jasmine and something sweeter - possibly mimosa. However, the longer I wore this scent, I started to smell more orange blossom and it got sweeter and heavier. It reminded me of a slightly toned-down version of something familiar. At first I couldn't quite place it, but then it came to me. This scent smells like a slightly more subtle take on Giorgio. It's not horrid, but it isn't worth the price either.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
totally agree with ayden 55..very snobbish attitude of the la base company regarding the offering of a sample..which will prevent me from buying this scent, even if i would utterly fall for it. the association of this scent with their arrogance would always remain. otherwise a very appealing, posh floral scent, my nose tells me and appreciates that essences of very good quality have been used for its composition. however, the use of mountain flowers seems rather unlikely, even ridiculous to associate with, as most mountain flowers do not have any scent at all, something to do with higher altitude.. bluebells..? edelweiss..? alpine rose..?! lol they do barely contain any scent, let alone that could be used for perfume industry, the la base company would have to harvest all of these flowers troughout the swiss/french AND austrian alps (and these flowers are legally protected!) to squeeze out the few scent-molecules they contain, which would hardly cover for a single bottle. neither can this perfume be compared in any way to swiss mountain air..no perfume ever could..;-D been visiting the alps regularly, since living in switzerland..and never came across anything resembling the la base perfume anywhere in the alps. so, imo just another well overused marketing attempt at "exploiting" peoples ideas of the 'ideal world' in switzerlands mountains and what this should smell like..still, i do like the scent, in that it is a clean resemblance of fresh flowers, light and clear but still with depth and lasting power and i do like that above mentioned aspect of good quality...as the drydown progresses it increasingly 'dejÓ vues' my nose somewhat of ChloÚ..albeit less cloying and with a better prelude..
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
The initial decaying grass smell was offputting, but that dissipated then disappeared. Now it's a very pleasant smell, yet the kind of money they want for it I can't justify...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
After wearing this several times, I've come to the conclusion that if you like Apres L'Ondee and Guerlain Insolence, you'd like this quite a bit. It smells like a revved up version of the previous scents I just mentioned. Well, maybe not the Insolence. Worth a try if you like woody, violety, anise scents.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PERFUME...THE LA BASE COMPANY ARE THE BIGGEST SNOBS IN THE WORLD! I KINDLY ASKED FOR A SAMPLE OF THE PERFUME BEFORE I SHELLED OUT 130 DOLLARS PLUS TAX/SHIPPING. CUSTOMER SERVICE RESPONSE WAS:
"IF YOU ARE DYING TO TRY IT, THEN BUY IT. WE AREN'T CHARITY AND LUCKYSCENT REALLY NEEDS SALES."
WHO THE HELL SPENDS THAT KIND OF MONEY PURCHASING SOMETHING UNSNIFFED. IF THEY HAD SO MUCH MONEY FROM SALES, I DO THINK THEY COULD SPEND A COUPLE OF CENTS TO DONATE A ONE TIME SAMPLE. THE CONSENSUS IS THAT IS SMELLS LIKE TOILET BOWL FRESHENER MIXED WITH SH*T! THE LA BASE COMPANY CAN KEEP THEIR SH*T!!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Hazel
Love it, just finished the second bottle. "Scent of Sweezerland" is a poetic image the perfume brings, but not the exact smell of edelweiss. Beautiful, rare, very gentle with exquisite simplicity, but strong enough. The drydown is heavenly to my nose :) ; a hint of dry smoke clove, dry irises, a little bit oriental, something which is so elegant and precious.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
If you tried La Base and are consequently planning a trip to Switzerland in order to inhale this soft, woodsy floral air there - don't. You'll be setting yourself up for a crushing, heart wrenching disappointment. It's not Swiss air. That would be more like a IUNX creation (# 9 or #00 possibly) - clean, light, vanishes in minutes. However, if you go to a fashionable outdoor cafe in Lucerne, you might easily sit down next to a chic woman in a pale blue or cream Armani or Jasper Conran outfit and find that the air around her does indeed smell like La Base. This is precisely the fragrance that I imagine floating around a sophisticated Swiss woman. It is a scent which conveys a mood of understated elegance, quiet composure and refined beauty. It's a soft, but rich floral which is well grounded with a woody base. It's also a scent which I associate with shades of blues and purples since I can quite clearly pick up on the distinct notes of bluebells, violets and iris in it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Blech. With all the raves I've heard about La Base, and well, off the price point alone, I had slightly high expectations for the fragrance...at the very least, I didn't expect it to be a clone of GAP Dream of all things! Yet this is indeed very similar -- it has a sickly sweet neroli/orange blossom combination in the top and middle notes that is disturbingly reminiscent of cheap bathroom sanitizer or air-freshener. Beyond that you can kind of sense a rather pleasant base of raspberries, mimosa and other watery flowers, but their beauty can't' fully shine through the Eau de Glade.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
La Base is extremely sophiscated and elegant - it screams "rich". It is complex - it smells like a million different kinds of flowers blended in harmony. One thing though: it could be overpowering if applied with a heavy hand. If you spritz it in the air and walk through it, it just takes you to paradise.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I went to Takashimiya solely to try this one out. I have visited the Swiss Alps several times, and have many fond memories of my trips to Switzerland. While at first I loved the clean, icy, fresh burst of flowers, after about an hour I realized that I smelled like...air freshener. So yes, this smells like "fresh air," but the kind you find in boxes at the supermarket. A pity.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
No intrigue for me here...and I do love intrigue..just the ordinary and average floral. Two lippies for the lovely violet.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
oh, La Base La Base, how i so wanted us to be friends and companions. i was eager for our afternoon together and put much preparation into it.
sad to say, you didn't share my anticipation. you were instantly jealous of my former memories of Switzerland in summer, and how they didn't quite mesh with yours... you turned spiteful and bitter on me, pelting me with spiky synthetic raspberries and then scattering your magnolia and rose petals to be stepped on and crushed underfoot in busy city streets - i think you chose the specific street of Central Park South for a reason; the horsey smell was something else.
though i tried to be patient with you, tried to let you come to me at your own pace, i had enough of you when you whacked me upside the head with that (quite large) cedar branch. didn't you understand that was uncalled for? i only asked where your "rare woods" were hiding; i didn't imply that there were none, and it was not as though i'd asked you to remove your pants or any such thing.
ah La Base, such a pity this was not to be. as temperamental as you are, i hope you find happiness elsewhere.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a really beautiful scent! At first I didn't like. But that drydown is heavenly.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Franco at LuckyScent suggested LaBase when I told him about the problems I usually have finding perfumes that can work with my body chemistry (usually they turn horribly when they hit my skin). At first I thought he had to be nuts, since it includes many notes that don't usually work on me (such as iris and rose). But he turned out to be absolutely right. The fragrance is indeed sophisticated and complex--different notes seem to arise and predominate as the day wears on. On me, the most consistent note is violet (another scent that usually turns strangely on me). Overall, La Base seems so unusual that it's hard to describe. To me it smells a bit like one of those fabulous (and presumably expensive) scents that one catches whiffs of at the opera or ballet, wafting off some elegant woman in furs. But it's also strangely clear and true--the floral notes remain themselves and never take on musky undertones. The only problem I've noticed is that it doesn't work quite as well when it's hot and/or humid out. But in cooler weather, it is true (and unusual) perfection. This is one that I will probably end up buying--and that's saying a lot!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have been searching for the ideal perfume for years. Being incredibly sensitive to offensive scents, I have never been able to find a fragrance that I can wear without getting a headache. That said, I love La Base! The description at Lucky Scent was intriguing and I was not disappointed when I ordered it. It is a uniquely fresh, natural scent with terrific lasting power. I will definitely be re-purchasing when I run out!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I first experienced La Base when I went to TAK with cavewoman,liongirl and azax. Liongirl spotted it on the first wall to the right. The minute she sprayed it we were hooked. It is one of the most enchanting fragrances I have ever owned. It is breathtaking beautiful. The notes are alpine rose, iris, jasmine(the best and most subtle jasmine note I have ever tried!), bluebell, violet leaves(this comes through!), wild raspberry(I never get this note during the drydown process), mimosa, marigold, alpine bell flower, oudwood, and other soft rare woods. The drydown is outstanding. It just keeps growing more lovely as the hours tick by. I love smelling my wrist when I wear this. I am surprised that it is not more popular. I would imagine that anyone that loved Creed's Fleurissimo or Jo Malone's French Lime Blossom would be instantly smitten with this scent. The drydown, sillage, and lasting power of this scent is magnificent. I think this is one of my holy grail perfumes. Seek it out at TAK in NYC or luckyscent.com.