Sebastian • Design • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
When I was in the 6th grade back in the 80's this is the fragrance all the cool, popular girls rocked (along with their treetorns). I have to admit, now that I'm in my 30's I have 2 bottles sitting on my dresser. I really love this stuff. It has a very unique smell. I don't know if it's because it's a staple from my teenage years or what but Design is one of a kind and I continue to douse myself in it. I get a lot of compliments when wearing it and most of the time people know what it is and ask "You're wearing Design, aren't you?" I just think it's a classic. I wear it during the day. It's incredibly inexpensive as well...never used to be. Anyway, if you liked "Exclamation" from the 80's you'll bathe yourself in this stuff.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
**please note: the current version by EA Fragrances, being sold at discount outlets and online, is a dreadfully watered-down and generic-smelling travesty. To really appreciate Design, order the pure perfume in splash-on bottle or an older spray bottle made by French Fragrances, not EA.**
I am not a big fan of gardenia, but I make a huge exception for Design, because it's just plain fabulous. An underappreciated drugstore gem from 1985 that followed Giorgio Beverly Hills by just a few years, and could be considered its tasteful and discreet sister. Design is just pure fresh flowers, but not in the modern sense of air-freshener synthetics. It really does smell like a bouquet of dewy honeysuckle, gardenia, and tuberose. The overall effect is fresh and soothing, but with real presence. Design is never cloying or overly sweet (something Giorgio and Fracas can't claim). It kind of reminds me of the smell of Aussie Sprunch Spray, another '80s memory... only better and more classy.
Design is fresh, feminine, extremely well-made, and strikes a perfect balance between discretion and style. It has gorgeous sillage. But please try it in vintage version, there is no substitute! I keep mine in the fridge.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
While I have never purchased this scent I love smelling it on others. It is my aunts trademark scent and I find it very unique and lingeraing. I personally feel this is a perfume popular among women slighly older than myself so it might not be appealing to girls in their teens/twenties as much. I would definitely miss smelling this if my aunt ever switches, I will have to buy her more.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love this, use to wear it in the 90's and just re discovered it. And since I hate all the generic smelling fragrances currently on the market, this is a breath of fresh air. It is aldehydic but not heavy like Chanel. I always get compliments when i wear this. I think it smells unique and intrigeing. Not everyone will like it because body chemistry is different with everyone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
No joke--found the 15ml bottle at Big Lots for $3.00. Why don't they make scents like these anymore? I love the beautiful carnation note which gives it depth. This can be worn anytime. I'm in love. It smells less strong than White shoulders which also has a honeysuckle note.
It's great to wear because it is unique, not everyone is wearing it since it is an 80s fragrance. It may be 80s but it is a classic and will never go out of style.
Introduced in 1985. Fragrance notes: honeysuckle, spicy carnation, citrus, warm musky notes and rose. Recommended use: daytime.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
have been wearing this for years and have always gotten compliments on it. Just love how light and refreshing it is. Never overpowering but it seems to linger that nice soft scent for hours. one of my hg's.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This smells like a extremely sharp floral, almost bitter. Since I've seen the good reviews, I was shocked that people like this perfume and thougth it smelled beautiful. I guess I either got a spoiled bottle or this is just not for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Too strong! It was sour smelling on me. Like sour or bitter fruit.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This has beautiful packaging, but it smelled like strong hospital cleaner on me. I recommend you try this though because it might smell wonderful on you.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I just got back from Marshalls today and got 2 huge bottles of this stuff for $16.99 a piece. What a steal! As the other lady had said, find the deals, dont get ripped off!! Ive seen this stuff retail for $65 at some department stores. This is a one of a kind unique fragrance that always got attention when I wore it so I decided today that its time to get more!! TJ Maxx and Marshalls is where I always bought this fragrance.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Today I purchased a bottle for $7 at TJMAXX, which is very inexpensive. This fragrance is very nice smelling and fresh. I had a bottle about five years ago, and stopped wearing it, but I was tempted to get another bottle and try it again. I'm glad I did...some advice, if you do decide to get this fragrance get it at a discount price, do not pay more than $20 or you'll just get ripped off.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I found a large bottle of this FULL at a thrift store for less than 3 bux. I have never smelled this before and for the price I said why not give it a try. I love it. It is sweetly floral but doesn't give me a massive headache like some sweet perfumes do. It to me is light and airy if you don't spray too much. I am sure I would buy another bottle once this one is gone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
You can really find this for almost nothing on certain fragrance sites. I'm considering trying this fragrance again. I always liked it. Reminds me of my senior year in college. It always made me think of drier sheets or something clean and bright. It's one of those springtime genteel scents which can go anywhere and with any outfit. I took off a lippie, though, as this is a floral, and after a while those florals get to me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've been wearing this scent since high school. This was the first perfume ever bought for me and brings back fond memories. This perfume is also timeless and elegant. I love wearing this perfume so much I reach for it almost daily. Very sweet and also very distinguishable. I notice anyone near me who is wearing this perfume and usually compliment them on it. It's one of scents you'll always remember.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly Eyes: Other
This is a beautiful scent. Whispers and hints, but never screams, at class and sophistication. I'm biased though, because my mother has worn this my whole life and it makes me think of her. It also reminds me of my early teens when she'd let me wear a bit of her perfume for special occasions. Definitely nostalgic scent for me. Though it's not as great on my chemistry as on hers, on me is smells a little sharp, and on her it's soft and beautiful. On the right person it's a gorgeous fragrance, and definitely a far cry from overpowering or in your face, just a light floral powdery softness.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I love this scent. It is a great day time scent and my husband loves it too. It is a scent that is to me one of a kind. I always get compliments when I wear it. Not too musky, not too sweet. Just a great perfume.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My HG scent...sooo pretty. I always get compliments on this one. I've gone through many bottles and will always repurchase. My signature scent.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I dated a guy in college who once told me, "There is a woman's fragrance that I love, and I've always thought that I would buy it for the girl of my dreams." He was, amazingly, talking about Design. Well needless to say, after we had dated for a while and had gotten rather serious, I thought I'd surprise him and show up wearing it one day. I purchased a small bottle and was absolutely dismayed to find that I almost couldn't stand the scent! I definitely think it's a chemistry thing, because I can envision how this might smell lovely on someone else -- but not on me. It was cloying and overpowering and almost gave me a headache -- which fragrances rarely do. Blech. (Oh, and the guy and I broke up, so at least I didn't end up doomed to a life of having this one in my perfume collection. :o)
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is hard to describe, but I absolutely love it. I would say it's very pretty with out being flowery. Musky with out being too masculine. It's unique. I have never gotten compliments while wearing it, but I sure do enjoy it anyway.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I loved this frangrances from the first time I smelled it. I have noticed though some people can't wear it and smell that great. But they are still some that smell so wonderful.