Unlisted Brand • San - red bottle • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I think the previous posts did a great job of describing notes. So all I can add is that after sampling hundreds of scents, this is one of my favorite discoveries of 2006. It's a gorgeous, spicey scent that is perfect for winter. I keep reaching for it instead of all my other usual favs. I think it's a bit pricey but it's lovely.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
Amber, musk, vetiver, white flowers. This pure parfum oil is refined and elegant. For me, the vetiver and a hint of white tea roses begin the journey into a sweetened skin musk many fragrant hours later. It is a dream to wear! This is the dressiest perfume I own, very black velvet night out-ish. It comes in a stunning red bottle nestled into a beautiful mink pouch. I feel special just owning this perfume and when I wear it, it makes me feel powerful and subtle, almost dangerously sophisticated. That's about 180 degrees from who I am, so it's a real treat to wear.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I tried San when it first came out. I dismissed it as being unfortunately soapy and essentially unremarkable. I retried it recently since I always like to try a scent multiple times before coming to a final verdict. Why do I feel I have to do this? It's spells bleak disaster for my budget. It certainly did w/ San. I put it on right before leaving for a business meeting. Rejoiced at hitting red lights for once (the only time) in my life because I could sniff my wrists more effectively during those breaks. By the time I got there I was wondering what the seating arrangements were going to be and if anyone there would be able to see that I wasn't typing stuff out for them while I spoke, but was busy placing an order for San. No, naturally I didn't do that. But the very second the meeting (appallingly long) ended that is exactly what I did. This does indeed start out as a frighteningly soapy white floral scent (OK...I find soapy frightening, I accept that many people wouldn't feel that way and might like even that stage). It then seems to warm on the skin, however, and magically becomes this sweet, rich, soft, near edible amber and musk scent. The vetiver is extremely faint to my nose and the white flowers get toned down and blend quietly and gorgeously into the amber and musk. A stunning, very sensual scent.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
The fragrance has a strong white flower heart, warmed and smoothed by amber and musk. The vetiver gives it a certain sexiness. Considering the notes that compose it, which are pretty popular nowadays in perfume, San is refreshingly unique. My guess is that it's the vetiver than keeps it interesting. It's rather elegant, and MUCH MUCH better than its sister scent in the green bottle. San (red) has a similar antiseptic opening but then other notes come through. The San Spring (green) is all citrusy/antiseptic awfulness. Both are overpriced, have great packaging, but ultimately, neither one is worth it for me.