Yves Rocher • Ming Shu • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is by far the only fragrance - out of the hundreds I have happenend to sniff in life - that has a strange calming and therapeutic effect on me! It is serenity and peace of mind in a bottle!! I know, the composition is probably rather average, and it may smell a little too cheap at times, but it has one note - a surging fresh oozing, but not at all alcohol-like note - that wakes up a buddhist monk in me! I immediately get an urge to distance myself from everybody and everything, go up somewhere high up into the mountains overlooking an ocean, breath in a steam of a freshly made cup of jasmine tea and feel eternity unravelling. No matter in what circumstances I smell it - it brings me right back into this picture and I feel incredibly tranquil. I wore a deodorant once as I explored Ireland's landscapes, all of which were so raw and powerfull, and I believe this couldn't have been a better scent for soul-searching when outdoors somewhere strikingly beautiful like the irish west coast! I got a bottle of EDP for a better staying power, and I am anticipating the moment when I will be taking my hubby back to IE to show him around the paradise on earth that it is. The notes that I could sniff right away were water lily, lily of the valley, jasmine, probably cedar and a little vetiver, all of which blend into a " humid aroma of a seawind from faraway lands" impression. The staying power of the EDP is very good - i can smell it 4 hours later and it doen't loose the refreshing quality even then. The perfume does develop, but it's not the phoenix kind, it rather stays true to itself rather than evolve into something unexpected. Perfect for hot days in spring or summer and whenever one feels in need of recharging the batteries. I love it and will be purchasing exclusively for travelling/holiday.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
Beautiful aquatic floral, like walking beside a gentle stream with water lilies...but then said stream dried up out of nowhere. This lasted all of 15 minutes on me, then disappeared in a poof of cedar. Pity, it was nice while it lasted, and I'm glad I was given a bottle rather than purchasing it myself.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Love this stuff - it's a light watery floral that I find both calming and refreshing at the same time. It doesn't last long on me,. though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Though this is absolutely not the type of perfume I go for, I liked thisone very much. My mom gave this to me a couple of years ago. Itīs not agressive and I like the waterlily scent but I donīt know what this has in common with CoolWater, as CoolWater really makes me feel sick and almost throw up, while Ming Shu is somehow very calming. But I took two lippes off, as the composition is not really interesting... you know.. it doesnīt smell extraordinary/unique, itīs pleasant but nothing special. I liked it more when I was younger (about 15) and I would repurchase this as a present for someone who likes light scents or for me to spray it around in the room as it has a calming effect on me...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Loooooove this perfume. Have bought it for several years now. Love the fact that it's a light scent but it has staying power. People are always asking me what I'm wearing when I wear it. Love it. Highly recommend if you like light scents.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I don't think this smells anything like Alfred Sung's Shi. Shi is a very wood musk w/a hint of citrus. Ming Shu is a watery light aquatic w/ a hint of peach. I prefer the Ming Shu by a landslide..!
EDIT: I might be thinking of the regular Ming Shu. Don't think I've tried the d'Aube.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I brought this a long time ago and this was one of my first perfume. It's a light floral and aquatic scent. It's an ok fragrance for me. I rarely wear it. But this is definitely light enough for work. I like how to bottle is shaped. And when you open it- you can use the cap to dab it on your wrist or other hot points.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
It smells good in the bottle, but not on me. Too marine and a bit chemical like=not good. Not for me, anyway. It also didn't stay on very long, good thing, in my case. A bit cheap smelling. I've not done too well with Yves Rocher's fragrances. Too Avonish which isn't good. But I had this in the toilette, which smelled like it had been watered down. The eau de parfum was nice, a bit like Cool Water.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Ming shu smells like honeysuckle after a brief rainshower has dampened the air. It's a light fragrance for spring and summer. I spray it under my arms and the folds of my inner arms and backs of knees. It doesn't have much lasting power, but it's cheap to purchase. The glass bottle is shaped like a darling little pagoda. I would repurchase this fragrance but I want to play the field for a while first. I'm bad at commitment it seems.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Got it for free as a gift so can't say much about the price. I liked years ago but now it seems to be too overpowering. Maybe I will try the body lotion.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I actually don't like the fragrances from Yves Rocher. In my opinion, they smell a bit cheap. I gave this one 3 lippies because the fragrance is okay. Nice and not too strong. Loevely for everyday use
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This was one of my first fragrances that I really made a regular part of my routine. It falls into the same category as probably Davidoff Cool Water -- it's an aquatic scent. It's playful, however, where Cool Water is sexy. It's not offensive. It's safe. It's very light and easily wearable by just about anyone.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
beautiful, quiet, light, water lily smell that doesn't smell like candy floss.
i like the blue triangle glass bottle, it is cheap compare to all other fragrances on the market. I bought this for my friend and she absolutely loves it.
i would wear it daily
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I cannot believe people compare this to L'Eau d'Issey and Cool Water! I really hate those two fragrances, while I absolutely love Ming Shu. It is quite ordinairy, but it just smells so good. I read a review that mentions that it smells like Hugo Boss Woman and I do agree with that. Although this is one of my favorite fragrances, I do not like the packaging, sincethe spray-head happened to break off the bottle twice.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Ming Shu is a light, breezy, summery scent; the water lily stands out, and I also pick up traces of melon. To me, it doesn't really change from when first applied to dry down. It does lack a certain depth or uniqueness - the scent reminds me of a tropical body wash scent more than a perfume. That's not necessarily a bad thing - it's good as a slightly relaxing, casual daytime scent.
The perfume comes in a pretty triangle-shaped transparent blue bottle. I got the splash version, and the stopper doesn't fit securely into the plastic holder set into the neck of the bottle, so I'm nervous about it leaking if the bottle accidentally gets tipped over.
I also had, (and used up), the cream perfume version - It smelled sweeter and richer, but was much weaker applied. It didn't seem to last more than a half hour, and even then it wasn't noticeable more than a centimeter away from my skin. It came in a pretty, light blue opaque plastic tear-drop shaped case; this seems to suit the smell more then the bottle version - pleasant, feminine, but slightly artificial.
According to Yves Rocher:
Olfactive Family: Transparent Floral Aquatic.
Head Notes: Marine Note, Peach.
Mid Note: Water Lily.
Base Notes: Cedar, Musk.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Watery floral with a strong musky blast upon application (hated that musky opening--musk makes my head hurt). Becomes noticeably sweeter and slightly less aquatic on me, though definitely floral (but I tend to bring out any sweetness in a fragrance rather quickly and strongly). This is fine but doesn't blow me away by any means. It's also not my kind of thing so I would not buy a full size.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is one of my favorite Yves Rocher scents. It's beautiful.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Ming Shu was probably my favourite Yves Rocher fragrance. An aquatic floral, it was subtle enough for daytime, and the container was a lovely transparent blue glass with a pagoda-style cap. It however didn't last very long.
In my last Yves Rocher order though, I received a full-sized 30ml EdP as a free gift. They really upped the strength, and now it lasts the whole day. Whatever they did to make to make it last seems to have reduced some of the original subtlety. However it's a welcome tradeoff, now I can actually smell it on me hours later.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
I'm glad I sampled it, because it is not my kind of fragrance. It is too fresh and clean for my taste, and scents like that get very synthetic on me. I guess it doesn't work with my bodychemistry. I do believe that many would enjoy it if they like watery fragrances like the before mentioned "cool water" or "L'eau d'issy", fresh fragrances I can't wear. However, I find it a teeny tad more flowery so I suggest to sample it first. UPDATE: I received a whole bottle of it for free and I find it more and more similar to Hugo Boss' Woman, and gave it to my mum.
Just a note:
After more than 15 years of being a repeat customer at Yves Rocher, I've closed my membership and account after being treated rudely one last time by their customer service in Norway. Clearly the company has a worldwide issue with their customers if they are dissatisfied, after reading more than one review mentioning it.