Molinard • Molinard de Molinard • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair, Cool Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Molinard de Molinard, on me, is the perfect clean, green-floral, crisp 'white shirt' scent that I've been searching for. When I don't want to be distracted or surprised by what I'm wearing but still want to feel elegant - it's a bit more one-dimensional than YSL's Y, and not as musky as Glow. It really is like having freshly showered with French-milled soap. Decently lasting.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I would describe Molinard de Molinard as a soft chypre. Meaning there are no harsh notes and although the fragrance is substantial, it wears close to the skin. This fragrance is not weak or watered down by any means, just very subtle. I've taken off 1 lippie as the lasting power was poor on me. Lovely fragrance - floral, green, woody, and classic.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Well this is going to be the oddest review yet. My sister and I since we were little loved perfume and makeup, etc. When she got married in 1976 she gave me a few bottles of her fragrances. Molinard de Molinard was one of them. This is back in the day when killings and serial murders were not old news. So I am reading the boston globe, when newspapers were real with all thier facts checked, about the story of a prominent college professor who killed his callgirl/lover and stuffed her body in his trunk before he hid it. They caught him because they found some of her body in the trunk, and her signature fragrance was molinard de molinard, and one of her friends tipped the cops and they found a bottle in the backseat. This man was married and it was not his wifes scent. Well he goes to prison, but my heart went out for the life lost, and I immediately started wearing this scent as a memorial to this complete stranger who lost her life so young. I stopped when the bottle was empty, but yesterday I recieved in an ebay score a vintage bottle, and i am right back in time with her face in my memory and I hope someone knows I didn't forget her 30 years later.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I was given a sample of M de M in 1981 by a friend who had hoarded it for over a year until he found just the right person to receive it. That bastard, now I can’t live without it. Since every perfume smells a little different on every one of us, I always thought that there was only one true perfume love for everyone. This is mine. This works better on me than any other, & when people smell me in it they run out & buy it themselves; unfortunately not everyone is as happy with how it smells on them. It captures the attention of the room, that’s for sure, sharp, clear, vibrant -- yet not loud. Certainly playful & sexy. Absolutely sophisticated. This is about a million times better than any of the mass-marketed celebutante-branded choices, the mix of florals, amber, green elements etc makes it difficult to suss out the individual elements, but it’s all real, no synthetic “captures” to give a blinding headache to everyone else on the elevator.
Don’t wear this unless you have tried or at least considered one of the following:
Gender-switching role play
You get the idea.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Notes from BeautyHabit:
Top Notes: Bergamot, Cyste Esterel, Fruits, Galbanum and Bourgeons Cassis
Middle Notes: Jasmin de Grasse, Ylang Ylang, Rose Centifolia, Narcisse and Encens
Bottom Notes: Ambre, Patchouli and Vetyver
I can't pick out a single note. It's just a pretty green/floral/soapy scent.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
'Molinard de Molinard' makes no apologies in its opening statement. It's clean as a whistle and not in the least bit shy about proclaiming its greener-than-green credentials. But the greeness here is too sharp, too one-dimensional for my money, and appears to overwhelm the other ingredients (which on paper would appear to be a winning combination of blackcurrant, ylang-ylang, jasmine, rose...) This green top-note lingers far too long but eventually those florals do get a look in. I'm just not sure it's worth the wait.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Just received a generous lot of this in a swap. Hadn't worn it in a while. I am in love with scent and glad to be reacquainted with it. It is a bit unusual for most people, but it could be my SC. Clean, spicy, floral and mossy, right up my alley.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Sooooo not my thing at all, aldehydes everywhere and a celery greenness to it, like a bad Christmas smell that just wouldn't relent ... (I hate celery and my mom makes it every Christmas) ... Sorry gals, but I know what people mean when they say this one is "old lady-ish" - it is musty and perfumey and ick!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I fell in love with Molinard de Molinard when I was a teenager. It was such an inappropriate scent for a teen, but I couldn't help myself. I aspired to be all the things the fragrance brought to mind. I don't wear it as often these days, mostly because I have so many choices, but it's still the same wordly, deeply romantic, and confident scent I first fell for. Sigh.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I received a sample of this from a generous MUA friend...what a fascinating, unique and wonderful scent! At first whiff, I get a lot of green--yes, I smell celery, as another reviewer mentions. For some reason, I associate this with the scent of green figs, which I've never smelled in real life. However, I used to have an Annick Goutal fig room spray that had a definite celery scent to it (hence the association, I suppose...unless real green figs do have a celery scent...?). Anyway, this fresh, stemmy greenness rests on a beautiful, sweet, ambery bed. As the scent dries down, it retains some of its greenness, but it becomes more melded to the soft, sweet amber. It's strong, but not overwhelming. I would never have thought green + amber would work, but it does here. I'm perplexed by one reviewer's "old lady" description...I don't even find this "old fashioned," but I agree with other reviewers that it's a sophisticated scent.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Dear Molinard ,
This little note has been written in a attempt to reclaim you as mine , be patient with me ,darling, for a little bit.
It has been so long since we were one So achingly have I searched for you high and low. To no avail…..Those were technologically-challenged days.
Your mysterious greenness , that fresh stemmy note on top eluded me and left me with a yearning for that first throes of romance when it was you that got chosen by a beloved hand to be my first scented gift. Such a memory.
On opening the bottle I was intrigued and expected a sharp and astringent perfume , but how wrong I was…..How I misjudged you , dear. How you put me in my place with one elegant sweep off my feet as soon as I put you on.
Remember the flirt we had with each other , the way you taught me jasmine should smell , the deep passion that followed , the way I savoured the last drops from that precious Lalique bottle with the voluptuous nudes carved on the crystal? It was a splash bottle that contained you, alas , and thus it meant a quick consummation of our relationship. Why , oh why , did it have to be that way? Where did it go wrong?
Those deep and sonorous notes of your base enslaved me for ever. That amber and incense smell that blend oh! so delicately on my skin…. That softness and your unmistakable sillage are precious to me.
Come back to me and stay with me for awhile , for I have been reminded of you and it makes my heart ache.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
A perfume for an empress. Younger girls should run screaming from the building. If you have not at least willing to try a third of the Kama Sutra positions, go find some nice White Linen and go back to your badminton racket. Molinard ladies are interested in games of another kind. Powerful, rich, smelling of Solomic woods, chypre and fruit, this is a fragrance of Aphrodite.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm not sure I should review this. Maybe I should just keep the secret to myself!
I had to give it a "4", butlet the record show that this product deserves 4.5 lippies.
Molinard de Molinard is an understatedly elegant fragrance. It's ladylike and dignified, but in the most unpretentious and natural way possible, so that even though it works smashingly when you're dressed up, it is also super-sexy with casual clothes (or, I admit, nothing at all--I sometimes wear this to bed as my husband really likes it). This scent has great personality. It's intelligent, it's refined, it's comfortable in its own skin, it's charming, it's MAGNIFICENT.
What are the notes? Hell if I know. It's a Molinard. These are the people who make Habanita--the Cuban tabacco perfume with no Cuban tobacco. All I can tell you is that it is a nice blend. It smells softly "green", not from any particular green note (such as grass, black currant leaves, pine, etc), just soft "green" -ness, muted and uplifted with a blending of various flowers. If you are a fan of green scents, you should by all means, check this out, but even if you DON'T like greens, you really should keep an open mind--you might like this anyway. It is a perfect "medium" in intensity as well as duration. You will smell lovely, people won't have to attach their noses in your skin just to catch a hint of it, nor will they run and hide from you in order to avoid a headache. I have the EDT and it is the exact potency I would like; most fragrances I require an EDP or better (because of my "cool" metabolism). It lasts just about all day, maybe coming up a bit short at the end.
Perfect for almost any occasion: sexy, attractive, vivacious, but SO respectable, that's Molinard de Molinard. It comes to you from Grasse, France, where Molinard has been in business for over 150 years. But you can buy for next to nothing. I paid less than $15 for a small bottle from a popular e-tailer.
SHHHHHHH! Let's just keep this our little secret!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I found the green notes too persistent--very stemmy green notes that lasted about four hours. Otherwise, this has a lot to recommend it. It seems dressy to me, but is neither stuffy nor stiff. I love these delicate fruit notes, the strawberry in particular. The incense and sweet wood notes are fascinating. I'm sure this would have grown on me in a big way if not for the stemmy notes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is a fragrance i can see the Queen of England wearing. It is very refined and subtle despite it's sharp green notes, and the sweet florals add just a hint of playfulness to the fragrance. It's very elegant, something to wear to a garden party or wedding.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
The green notes of this perfume just never died on me. It was hard to tell that it is a floral. It is not at all sweet or flowery like. Just really green & crisp.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I admit this love grew on me, but Molinard de Molinard is the most underrated French floral perfume in my book. It's not trendy, so it's marked down to $20 a 3.4oz bottle even if the bottle is a precious Lalique design (hand-carved nudes on frosted glass). The voluptuous, sweet floral fragrance starts off sharp (citrus and herbaceous-green), then softens into a lush floral bouquet sweetened by subtle fruit (cassis?) and dries down to--surprise--smoky, incense-y woods glazed with honey (but it's a light base overall--this is a floral perfume). It's not a well-mannered floral but rather an animalic one. M de M is an ultrafeminine and unique perfume for a woman who knows the art of quiet seduction and appreciates the quality of one of the finest perfumeries still in existence.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
with notes of of cyste from esterel, blackcurrant bud, fruits,
jasmin of grasse, rose centifolia, narcissus, incense, ylang ylang,
vetiver and amber...i'm not a fan of this scent. to me, it's an old lady-ish floral and is almost cheap smelling before the drydown. upon drydown however, is much more tolerable. it becomes a light nondescript floral with not a heck of a lot of staying power. the scent seems to fade rather quickly.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This average fragrance is composed of jasmine, rose, amber.
It is not bad, but certainly nothing I would buy, but I didn't have to wash it off either. Just average. I used the entire sample and it sort of a forgettable fragrance, nothing special. I maily smelled the jasmine and vanilla after it dried down. It smells like many others and I like unique scents.