Unlisted Brand • Nanette Lepore Shanghai Butterfly EDP • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have to jump on the "this smells like D&G Light Blue but different" bandwagon. It does and it is. On me, it has what's good about Light Blue plus a soapy, wood-like smell. It is a tad masculine, but a man couldn't wear it without getting strange looks, IMO. More interesting than Light Blue and not as ubiquitous, and that's what I like about it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
I really got this perfume for the mint green bottle and the cool box. I wasn't sure what I expected this fragrance to smell like. When I first sprayed it on, I thought it smelled like Axe body spray for men. It smells very masculine to me. After 5 minutes or so, it turned into an oriental scent that reminded me of Elizabeth Arden Green Tea.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I like it. I was afraid it would smell too masculine after reading the reviews - and it does on me, for a couple of minutes. Then it goes through a minty phase, but within 10 minutes this perfume smells divine on me- it reminds me of a flowering apple tree =) This is a definite try before you buy. But then again, when you see the gift set dirt cheap at Marshalls it's hard to resist - and I see it there quite often.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
My roommate has D&G Light Blue and I smelled the two in comparison to each other. I've never understood the appeal of Light Blue, which seems rather flat and asexual to me. SB smells technically similar but with more warmth and complexity. It opens with some sharp green notes that remind me unpleasantly of chopped parsley (probably the carnation), but those dry down within minutes to a creamy green version of Light Blue. Still not particularly sensual, but less one-dimensional than LB. Not powerfully fruity (LB was a bit citrusier) despite listed top notes; I'd call it a green floral, and I don't detect any rose or gardenia. Final judgment would be that Light Blue is a bit lighter and fruitier, Shanghai Butterfly is a bit more green and slightly masculine. I prefer SB. Lasting power is not great though.
Top notes are carnation, mandarin orange, green apple and lemon; middle notes are gardenia, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and rose; base notes are sandalwood, cedar, white woods and musk.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I definitely smell the similarity to Light Blue. I also agree that Shanghai Butterfly is a more complex version of the perennial best seller. It's a darkish and slightly spicy citrus. I thought I could smell a hint of incense but it's not in the official notes. Maybe I'm influenced by the eastern name. At any rate, I enjoyed this fragrance, this is not at all what I expected from the girly frilly designs of Nanette Lepore.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Like so many others, I feel that this is similar-to-but-better-than D&G Light Blue. The little mint bottle with its tassel is so much prettier too! I saw this on a clearance table today, tried some on and liked it but did not buy it... but I may very well go back and get some before it's gone. It's a very lighthearted scent. The citrus topnotes sparkle, making the first impression of the scent refreshing and stimulating. It's upbeat and clean and dries down to a nice light woodiness that lasts well on me. Would recommend this a million times over Light Blue! 3&1/2 lip.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Ok, I love this perfume. It is gorgeous to me; crisp, woodsy, exotic. Not heavy or too musky.
I was very intrigued cause I could SWEAR I caught the slightest smokey scent intermingled with the floral, sweet tones.
I love the scent, but would love it if I knew it stayed for more than an hour. I'm going to buy the lotion as well, see if layering helps.
Hopefully I don't become one of those woman who is doused and perfume and can't smell it----but I don't think that's the case with this one.
Adorable bottle too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This has been my HG fragrance for over a year with no sign of stopping. Bright, green, & floral- just what I like. I get the many comparisons to D&G's Light Blue, when I was scent-hunting, I took home a sample of Shanghai Butterfly & Light Blue for final decision by my DH. Light Blue went completely sour on me & that settled the debate.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this scent.
Yes, it is kind of similar to D&G Light Blue, but, and a big BUT, Shanghai Butterfly is a much more sophisticated scent, and seems to have more layers of complexity than Light Blue.
I believe the day I stumbled upon Shanghai Butterfly amongst the sea of scents in Sephora, I met Light Blue's more cosmopolitan cousin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love Nanette Lepore's first fragrance, so I thought I'd give this one a try and I love it! I never owned Light Blue, but I have smelled it at the sales counter just because of the comparisons made on MUA. Although the notes are definitely similar, I think that Shanghai Butterfly is much more lovely and complex. Light Blue smells artificial on me, while Shanghai Butterfly works perfectly with my body's chemistry. I often get compliments when I wear this perfume. And just like all of Nanette Lepore's scents, the bottle is absolutely gorgeous. My only complaint is that it does not last nearly as long as her namesake perfume. Nanette Lepore lasts all day and I can still smell it when I climb into bed. But Shanghai Butterfly lasts only a couple of hours on me. I may try the matching body creme and see if that helps its staying power.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Very lovely, fresh, creamy floral. I don't get the sharp, masculine notes as others have mentioned, just a soft almost ethereal, slightly green, somewhat woodsy scent. I cannot liken this to Light Blue since I have never tried it, but I find a very striking similarity to Antonia's Flowers Sogni del Mare (which I adore.) I wish I still had my sample of SdM so I could compare the two because I am very close to buying SdM but find it a bit out of my price range. The only thing that might prevent me from buying Shanghai Butterfly instead is the awful lasting power. Within an hour, it is a distant memory. Boo.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I'm not a big frangrance person, meaning that I have one that I've been using all my life and have found a handful that I have ever used besides it. This is one of those and I really, really like it. I like oriental , woodsy scents and this fills the bill for me. It is very feminine imo and lasts a long time on the skin. A little goes a long way, so don't overdo it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I tried this at Sephora and I didn't like it at all. I'm actually confused by people likening it to Light Blue, as I own Light Blue and adore it. Shanghai Butterfly smelled very sharp and acidic to me, it put me off right away. My fiance took one whiff and said "NO". So I guess it just shows how much body chemistry can play into fragrance, for some people this might be an alternative to Light Blue, but for me this was very bad indeed.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I spritzed on my sephora sample of this product today, and by the time I got into work, I had to run here to see if everyone else thought the same thing - it's D&G light blue, exactly.
Light Blue - and therefore Shanghai Butterfly - is a very nice, pleasant, lovely, yummy, soft sweet-florally-musky scent. It's really one of the great options out there. I won't however, be purchasing this, for the same reason I won't purchase Light Blue: Everyone owns it! Every time I leave the house, I catch Light Blue on someone in a crowd (or maybe it's Shanghai Butterfly). Anyhow, I'm enjoying it on myself today, it's worth a try if you don't mind this scent's popularity.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love the blue bottle, thats why I gave it 2 lippies. That's where any love with this product dies. This scent is very sharp. It smells like some sort of bug spray on me or strong mens scent. It tickeled my nose so much I felt like I was about to sneeze the whole night I wore it, but never did. Which is more annoying then actully sneezing because it hurts your nose, kwim? I got it because the reviews said is smelt sort of like light blue but lighter. I do smell that somewhat but this smelt stronger than light blue to me. Everyone' opinions different. Oh well back to sephora :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm reviewing the Nanette Lepore 'Shanghai Butterfly' Eau de Parfum, the one with the green bottle. I'm totally in love with the scent. It smells soooooo soft and feminate, and I just couldn't stop sniffing my wrists! Great lasting power too. Can't say enough good things about this perfume!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love this scent, it is so fresh and pretty. I can see how some compare this to Light Blue, although this one smells much better on me. The drydown is not musky like Light Blue is on me. I get alot of compliments on this one, plus the bottle is so cute also. The lasting power could be better, some days it seems to last better than others - not sure why? But I would buy it again because it just smells so good :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Unique fragrance. Not "OMG I love this". Just ok.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The bottle is beautiful, nice design. The top note on me was all litchi, the flowers came up later and the drydown was unremarkable. I much prefer the blend of notes in the original Nanette Lepore. If you love litchi, though, you may want to try this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was looking for the regular Nanette Lepore and accidentally tried this one at the store. I initially loved it, but after a while, it turned on me and began to smell masculine. (I have this same problem with Light Blue. I'm glad I only took a sample bottle of this and didn't purchase, because it is not good for me after an hour - it loses the floral notes and smells musky.) It might be "lighter" than Light Blue, but seems to me, like the other reviewer said, almost identical in notes. The bottle is cute, I just wished it continued smelling the way it did when I first sprayed it. Oh, for the reviewer who said "sweet and spicy" - that was my husband's description exactly, after I had it on for a while. "You like things that smell sweet but peppery."