Revlon • Charlie original in blue box • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have worn vintage Charlie for nearly my entire life and I wear it well. It's very femme and always the right fragrance to wear whether I'm dressing up or down. Appropriate for work and hits the right notes for evening as well. When I was much younger, Charlie made me feel older and more sophisticated. Now that I'm a little older, it makes me feel free, confident, and sophisticated. I love the packaging and a little goes a long way. I get my fix on eBay and it never disappoints. I must assert that the current formulation is not bad -just less intense. The new formula is a little lighter on the base notes. Brighter. But the 'feeling' is all there. I always receive compliments when I wear Charlie. Men, women (often surprised at what it is I am wearing), children, etc. "A most original fragrance." Indeed.
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This was and is my mother's favorite scent of all time. It reminds me of her so my review may be biased:) I have always liked it, loved the ads as a kid, it really was everything I wanted to be, that sophisticated, free spirit, who looked like a lady but could be one of the boys. I can hear the jingle and see Shelley Hack sashaying down the street in one of the commercials! To me it's a warm scent that's non intrusive, comforting almost, not a frilly girly one, but still feminine. When I have to get my mom a gift this is a safe bet. I have always liked it though I don't wear it, being my mother's signature scent (when I was a kid she smelled like Charlie over Nivea Cream plus there was a lipstick that had a certain scent back in the day, and it all smelled very womanly, and feminine at the same time).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I wore this in the seventies, when I was a teen. Didn't everyone then? It was good for the time it was worn. Would I wear it now, probably not, but I would have to smell it again. I remember it smelling pleasant, but I can't remember the specific notes. I usually don't go back to a fragrance I wore in my teens, somehow can't relate to it now, doesn't mean it's no good. The only "oldies" I would wear now is Opium, Halston, & Shalimar probably. Enjoy if you do...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a clean green floral that is perfect for daywear in warm seasons. If you want to power up for evening or winter, try layering it with Jovan Musk. This gets me compliments galore.
Also let your boyfriend or husband try it on. On many men this is a fantastic fragrance due to the green notes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Maybe it's me, but I wore Charlie in the 70's and it was a great scent. The Charlie sold now in drug stores doesn't smell as nice as it used to. It's still recognizable as "Charlie" but it seems like the quality of the ingredients has changed. It smells cheap now. Too bad! Another one bites the dust. :-/
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Rose, oakmoss and sandalwood - those are the notes listed on all the websites I check for the original (and best) Charlie. Charles Revson put his name on this one back in 1973, and I was given my first bottle of it somewhere around 1978. Back then, Charlie was still sold in department stores and even had a full line of makeup. When it was time for my 8th grade prom, my mother bought me my first 'officially sanctioned' makeup (as opposed to the makeup I smuggled to school LOL) from the Charlie line including a lovely pale pink lipstick/nailpolish duo and an artist's palette of lovely eye, cheek, and lip colors. Charlie was a mainstay in my fragrance collection through the late 70s and early 80s, probably until I went to college. In college, I "graduated" to more grown-up fragrances like Obsession. But I recently bought a bottle of the classic Charlie on ebay; not one of the ones labeled "Charlie Blue," as the original Charlie came in a blue box but had no such descripter saddled to it. Charlie is a modern classic. It's a green floral, not cloying or sweet; I would categorize it as "crisp" - woods and grass with just a bit of rose peeking out to remind us of the femininity within. It may not be to everyone's taste, but it smells of an independent free spirit - much like its advertisements and commercials of the day. Shelley Hack (who went on to short-lived glory as a Charlie's Angel replacement) was the face of Charlie, and she had the bright smile and confident stride of a career-minded woman who still liked to have some fun. When I spritz on my Charlie, I am taken back to a time when I was still idealistic and dreamt big. It's not a bad place to visit now and again. Charlie will stay on the dresser; an old standby that is good to lean on when I need an old friend.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
So after reading the reviews on this fragrance, which I had so totally forgotten about (the fragrance that is), I was in a chemist today and they were selling all the different Charlies for such a cheap price - so I just had to smell the original again for old times sake. MyBuddy's review is perfect and I totally agree with it. I am not a perfume snob either and i wear a different fragrance everyday depending on my mood, so when I tried this - I really, really enjoyed it. My Mum bought me my first bottle for my birthday when I was 14 years old so I used to wear it to school, back then it was mighty strong and i just didn't care or even realise. I still do think it is strong but like MyBuddy said it is so nice to smell something that doesn't smell like you are baking a cake or the sea-side. I think I will go back and purchase it, it's just good for a laugh really and for such a bargain - who really cares ........
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I was able to get the concentrated version of the original "Charlie" off ebay for a low price. I love the dry oakmoss and the spice- I don't find any sweet in it and that's just fine with me. It's a warm, subtle scent when sprayed with a light hand. Very well done!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This review is for the original Charlie in the blue box, not the red, white, gold or "Charlie Blue" adaptations of the original formula. I wore this in the late 1970s, and I haven't worn it for years until today. It was a trip down memory lane for me. My fragrance habits run the gamut of all decades and prices. I'm the kind who will wear Chanel No. 5 one day, Prada the next, Amouage (rare & ulta-expensive) when going out, Giorgio or Poison on another day, J-Lo Miami Glow on the weekend, and then...drugstore Charlie. I'm no fragrance snob, I just wear whatever my mood dictates. It dawned on me that this is a very affordable version of Guy Laroche's Fidji, a tropical green floral that was popular during the 1970s but faded away when Charlie came in. Perhaps others caught on that this is the better bargain? Fidji is in limited distribution but Charlie is readily available. A nice change from all those fruity-floral-candy-vanilla sweet scents that are so popular right now.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Right on to the reviewer before me! LOL. Charlie has grown on me and it is a sexy oakmoss and floral scent perfect for work or play. It takes time to grow on you. And you can find good deals on this scent. Great scent.