Unlisted Brand • Bob Mackie "Mackie" EdT • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Reading about the staying power and sillage in reviews of Mackie, I decided to spring for some via Amazon. It's definitely an unusual scent, and unless I notice something special after it's been on my skin for hours, I probably won't wear it often at all. It's not unlike Estee Lauder's Spellbound in that there is a sweetness to it that is almost syrupy, it's so cloying -- to my nose anyway. I am always looking for major, kind of in-your-face, super bold fragrances, hoping one will work for me when I really, really want to smell over the top, outrageously good. This one probably isn't it, but I'm on the right track as far as the fact that this is one powerful smell!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I like it. I bought it based entirely on the reviews and I have to say i do like it. Its nothing earth shattering but if I ever run out of my 50-smth bottle of other perfumes, I might use it up. For now, I just use it when I feel like using smth different from my lolita, samsara, opium and other expensive favorites.
Oh and I found it for $20 at SDM. It is longlasting and if you overdose, you might get a headache.
Update: I completely agree with the reviwer that said it smells like a stranger. It does not seem to mingle with my body chemistry like opium, angel, lolita or givenchy VI
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Wow, I'm a little surprised to see this one listed here as it's been hard to come by since it's brief introduction in the 1990's. If you had a liking for this and have trouble finding it these days, you might want to try Dior "Hypnotic" (red bottle).... to my nose they smell very similar.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Very nice floral oriental with some faint smokey notes, which dries down surprisingly soft and feminine.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
Based on some super-enthusiastic raves I've heard on this website and on Basenotes, I decided to buy a bottle unsniffed, something which I rarely do. It wasn't quite the Holy Grail fragrance I was expecting, but I like it well enough. I just don't love it wholeheartedly.
The most interesting thing about Mackie is the mysterious combination of notes which I can't pin down! Other reviewers on this website have detected tuberose, cinnamon, apple pie, carnation, Zest soap, and Pearl Drops toothpaste. None of those really fit, in my opinion, but I'm hard-pressed to offer a better example of what it smells like. There is definitely something lightly sweet, lightly spicy, and personal hygiene-ish about this scent, but I don't know what.
I actually sniffed my entire kitchen spice collection just now, as well as several kinds of soap and toothpaste in my bathroom, in the hopes of identifying the notes that say "Mackie." No dice. Cinnamon toothpaste and tuberose is probably the closest descriptor, but even then, it fails to capture the full story. I have a feeling this is going to keep me up at night, LOL.
As for the bottle, its asymmetric shape threatens to tip over at the slightest touch. Don't keep this close to the edge of your dresser or countertop unless you have carpeting.
EDIT: Today I tested Burberry London, and I discovered it's quite similar to Mackie because of the vaguely minty, cinnamon-y white floral scent. If you like (or dislike) London, you'll probably feel the same way about Mackie.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
this was my highschool scent...yuck..don't know what I was thinking..it's a mixture of aqualina pink sugar and ysl opium...I found it a year ago at my local drug store and although it brought back fond memories, it did make me nauseous.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair, Cool Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Kept seeing this super-cheap at either Winners/Shoppers and was intrigued by the reviews and opinions on MUA...as I'm currently digging for underappreciated cheap thrills, this piqued my curiosity! Like many might, I'd thought that a scent by Bob Mackie would be huge, overblown and room-filling. It is a couple of these if you're not careful!
On me it is mostly tuberose, slightly restrained - I can see the Fracas in there but Mackie is more polite. There is sweetness from the fruity topnotes but it's not girly - there's an echo of LouLou but it's more mature. There is no darkness here - it seems anchored by a cleanish musk but the florals dominate in an entirely pleasant and daytime manner.
I rarely veer to florals, but tuberose is a favourite. This is perfect for office/daywear, pretty, and very affordable.
ETA: this ended up smelling too much like a stranger eventually; as if it belonged to someone else completely unlike me. Great if it suits you, though!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is the only fragrance I have repeatedly purchased over and over for the last 15yrs.
It is a spicy oriental. If you like sandalwoods/ambers/tuberose, I think you will like this.
I get the most compliments ever on this perfume. No Joke.
You can find it occasionnally at TJ Maxx for 14$.
It is strong and lasts forever- don't wear to work.
Walk thru a spray-cloud and go out for the night. Men love this sexy scent.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
This is a very unique scent that is a great marriage of spicy and sweet, although on me, the sweet tends to dominate. I can't quite pinpoint what the sweet note consists of. Part of me leans toward a sugarized gardenia, but another part of me thinks its even more tropical than that, like a bougainvillea or an orchid. The spicy note is mainly amber with a little cinnamon. This combination makes it neither gormand nor totally oriental, but it works.
As this came out in the early 90s, I was still quite young, so I didn't think I would identify with it at all. Turns out, this was wildly popular at that time, and I immediately remembered how this smells. I must have had a teacher who wore this, or maybe it was the mother of a friend? Not sure on the original association, but if you made it through the 90s, you will remember this scent. The packaging is cheesy and clearly hasn't been updated since 1991, but it's so cheap and easily available, don't pass it up. A great addition for those who prefer heavier scents, as the staying power is tremendous, making it a great value as well.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
This scent reminds me of a tamer version of Poison. It's not quite as strong, although it is an arresting scent, no doubt. It's very very musky on me, and has to be coaxed to dry down to something more subtle. For sure it isn't something that you would smell on everyone, and I think it's off the beaten path enough that you will either love it or hate it. It's strong! Sometimes it even lasts through several showers!!!! But as one reviewer said, it's very spicy and mysterious -- a dark perfume. Perfect for winter, nighttime.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This is a beautiful oriental winter musky fragrance and one of my favs. Huge lasting power. I never allow myself to fully run out of this and have been using it for years. Although this was launched in 1991 when I was just a kid it is indeed a timeless scent. I receive compliments every time I wear this to the office from men & women alike. It is certainly a seasonal winter fragrance for me. When I wear this I feel very sophisticated and it reminds me of soft sweaters and red wine beside a fire.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Before I purchased this perfume, I read the MUA reviews and I have to say that every review is so different. I decided that I would have to try it out myself so I purchased a bottle. On me it's a semi spicy oriental with a sweet, musk dry down. It is very nice in cooler weather and layers well with vanilla creams. I have nothing like it in my collection, which I like.
If you're looking for a sexy perfume that not everyone is wearing than this is your fragrance. One spritz lasts all day long and into the night. And best of all, when you wear this scent, people will be telling you how great you smell and asking where they can buy a bottle:)
**Edited- After several times wearing this scent, I decided I didn't care for it. There's a note in there that reminds me of somthing else that I can't put my finger on. It just wasn't a 'me' scent. I ended up swapping it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Funny how perfumes can smell so different to so many people. On my skin, the initial blast was pure cinnamon and apple pie. Although I don't usually like gourmand scents, I have to say it was lovely and made me think of Autumn. Unfortunately, that lovely scent faded away in no time flat (like 10 minutes) and all that was left was the smell of nice soap. Not what I'm looking for in a fragrance, but not bad.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
A friend of mine had a large bottle of this years ago, a gift from an admirer of hers. I don't remember how it smelled at the time, but I know if my friend wore it, it must be all right. Anyway, I saw the 30ml EDTs on a clearance table today and spritzed my hand with the tester... it made me think of Fracas right away... then Pearl Drops toothpolish... then White Shoulders... then Zest soap... then Fracas again. And on and on it went for a while, and then it settled into sort of a blend of all of the above. This smells clean and minty and soapy and floral, like a bathroom after one is finished getting ready for the day! I am pleased with the way the faceted bottle looks and feels in my hand. I don't like the box design, it has such an out-of-date vibe to it that it is probably off-putting to most younger women. Mackie is an okay scent on me, and on some days I think it could possibly even be really quite nice, but currently I don't feel strongly enough about it to feel the need to replace it after it is gone. It is totally, completely *different* though - definitely worth sampling.
UPDATE: (spring '08) Lately I find this scent just beautiful! I have worn it a few times lately and see now that it is a stunning springtime scent. It's really underrated, IMHO. I have to raise the lip rating. I have indicated '4' but feel it's a 4&1/2. It's a refreshing tuberose-dominant floral on an almost chypre-esque base. To me it's a definite repurchase!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
THis fragrance is FAR to SWEET. I wore it to work and caused my co-workers as well as myself to have a Sinus Headache.
It is Awful and Very Very Heavy. It also smells like an OLD LADY.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Mackie is sophisticated, alluring and feminine. I think that you could wear this fragrance any time of the day: daytime or evening and enjoy its captivating essences of bergamot, tuberose and lily of the valley blended with notes of carnation, cedar and amber. Very sexy and seductive floriental:) One of my best friends wears this and it smells so gorgeous on her.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Love it! It is perfect for autumn, and I always get compliments on it. It reminds me a little of my Claude Montana but without the monkey house muskiness.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I absolutely L*O*V*E Mackie! Better than anything I had before. I sprayed it on myself in a store, fell in love with it on the way home and just ordered a bottle on Internet. AMAZING!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This is my one of my favorite scents. I have gotten compliments from men on it too! :)One of those scents that linger on your clothes- which I like. Sales lady at Perfumania (where I have found it the cheapest) says she heard it might be d/c. I hope not!!!