Sisley • Eau du Soir • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Love this. Wearing it is a treat to myself! A lovely blend of chypre, coriander and a sort of "amber-y" element. Sophisticated, elegant and unusual...as an earlier reviewer said, this is "pure class" and in a whole different class from the glut of "celeb-u-scents" that are, quite literally, flooding the market.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really loved it at first, but after half an hour it become unpleasant, spoiled-smelling. Didn't react well with my chemistry. So wear it for awile before buying if you can.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Smells of pure class!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
If ever there was a refined chypre this is it. This is a throw back to the days when certain fragrances were meant to be paired with fur, impeccable wool suits and good jewellery. The kind of scent whose sillage left other women wishing they were the wearer of such elegance. But it is the musk note that runs through this stunner that gives it it's modern twist. This deserves to be worn after the sun goes down and the romance fires up. A definite jewel in the fragrance world.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Eau du Soir is one of those fragrances that evolve and evolve to give you many glimpses of many visions. If you focus on it, it can grab your attention like a favourite novella. On my skin, the fragrance opens with a hot greenhouse blast where flowers mixed with vegetal aromas offer the most powerfully scented steam, like that of my beloved Kenzo Ca Scent Beau. From this cloud, the most beautiful lemony smell emerges. Although lemon is not a note that I'm particularly fond of, this one smells truly sparkly and magical. Is it spicy ginger mixed with tangerines? I can't distinguish any particular notes during the heart phase but it offers something that would go with every pastel colour that comes to my mind. This is a chameleon phase that could handle the most elegant party in a long velvet dress as well as a casual look with a loose white shirt and a black cardigan. After this, the fragrance starts to heat up on a mossy base and becomes a sillage monster even with a single spritz. I have no complaints but have received very negative comments about this from my family, so it is strictly a solo entertainment for me. Elephantine sillage and tenacious lasting power of over 10 hours. Therefore, it is indeed a very economical fragrance.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Although Luca Turin trashed this perfume in his book, and with all due respect, I couldn't disagree more! Eau du Soir smells beautiful! It is soft and elegant, Mr. Turin describes it as a "cheap chypre". "Cheap"?! To me it is one of those fragrances like 24 Rue Faubourg that scream money! I mean, I just totally am at a loss at this review after smelling the perfume (I read the review first)! Eau du Soir is beautiful! I thought it very refined (though I could live without the tacky gold cap. If Sisley wants to do something artsy like that, they should go all the way and create something beautiful, like the bust bottles of Promesse de l'Aube, and just nice, tasteful plain caps for those who don't want to spend $600/bottle). Eau du Soir reminds me of a slightly more formal version of Annick Goutal's Eau du Sud. It has excellent lasting power, and passes the test of my harshest critics--my teenagers--with a "that's nice, a little soapy--in a nice way, Mom!--so take that, Mr. Turin! :-) So my advice is, the books can be a great guide but nothing's better than smelling a perfume in person! Give Eau du Soir a chance, perfumistas!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Spicy, somewhat old fashioned smelling at first application. I find the florals overtake any citrus at the opening. Musk evident close to the skin as the fragrance wears. Then it kinda takes over and that's pretty much all I smell. The musk note is such it straddles that fine line between good musk and stinky, fake smelling musk. It does get better as it wears since the fragrance continues to soften. Ultimately I do like it but not enough to justify the cost of a full size bottle. Worth trying though.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
If this fragrance were a woman, she would be a very elegant, very sophisticated woman of a certain age (meaning, not in her 20's but possibly in her 30's, 40's or 50's - she takes such good care of herself it's hard to guess her age, but she's no ingenue!); she's well-spoken and cultured, is well-mannered but does not suffer fools.
Men who are successful, self-confident and well-educated are intrigued by her, as mesmerized by her conversation as by her stunning good looks. Men who want someone to look up to them are intimidated by her.
This spicy green chypre is not everyone's cup of tea, but that's a huge part of its charm. Unlike the generic, all-smell-the-same mass market scents which pop up and disappear, this is a true classic, an original which demands to be noticed, but in the nicest way.
Update; I just read Luca Turin's review and I cannot believe the nasty things he has to say about this scent. Then, again, he is a huge fan of (most) Estee Lauder fragrances, which I cannot stand, which I guess just goes to prove how subjective our tastes in fragrance are - one person's masterpiece is another person's stinker.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love it. I can't say anymore than the five star reviews here.
I wear it with Child.
and I wear it alone.
It works on me. I figured the cost to be 4.25 an ounce since I paid 255.00 for a little over 3 fluid ounces of Eau de perfume, and the average cost of perfume in the US is 7.16 an ounce.
You can sell a bottle of perfume to a woman once, but not twice, the second time she buys it means she loves it. I love it.
I broke my last bottle all over the bathroom floor.
My broom smelled fantastic for a few days.
Well, perfume is always expensive, so be careful with the pretty bottle.
I bought Eau de Champagne by Sisley tonight. I love it too.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
DrCantrel has nailed this remarkable stuff - it is very period and reminds me of an earlier, more pared-down period. I would call it 'sumptuous', but that doesn't do justice to its lean, very un-girly gorgeousness. It is strong, and would certainly stand out in a stand-up-and-shout cocktail party where everyone smokes and everyone else is wearing drearily repetitive Angel imitations. That I was knocked out by it in, of all places, the Heathrow duty-free (and airports early in the morning are never the best place to sniff intelligently) is testimony enough for me. It is redolent of the Cold War, when no one named perfumes after D-list celebrities or lifestyle choices. As someone who is always drawn to anything green, citrus-y, mossy, woody (ie, most chypres) and most of whose favourites are men's perfumes, I think Eau du Soir is the perfect answer to the problem of sophisticated feminines for people like me who really don't like florals. If instead you want to smell like you not only survived the Cuban Missile Crisis but also argued Khruschev out of the kitchen and did both in Dior and a chignon, then this is for you.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I do like tihs fragrance but I find it is very similar to Miss Dior. The difference being that Eau De Soir has more spice on top of the chypre notes. It is definitely a strong scent and a couple of sprays suffice ! It is also expensive but it does not jump out at me as being original .EDIT : Upgraded to 5 lippies. I bought this ! I find I like it better than Miss Dior - it has more depth and lasting power.
EDIT again : I have identified what is special about this fragrance for me after wearing it for several days - Yes, there is a similarity to Miss Dior- both being chypres- they both seem to open the same way but what I adore about this scent are the heart notes and the long lasting dry down which I am sure has clove or / and mint in it- it gives it a deliciousness and 'sniffablility ' that is quite unique.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have repurchased this 3 times. I first tried it in 1995 or 1996. The body cream is the best and very well rounded or blended. I always love the perfume too, but it is in 2nd place. Always get compliments...Spray and walk through or you will overpower yourself and others...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This is my 1st review here. I LOVE this perfume! Really my favorite for quite awhile. I do like verdant green scents with mossy wood notes. I do not like sweet, floral, or citrus scents too much.
I wish I could find something different but similar to wear. That is part of why I joined MUA -- to get other recommendations for products I need to update.
I know this perfume is not for everyone -- probably another reason why I like it! ;o)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i really really lovveeeeee this...it is really refreshing..i bought one for my mum and i have been always itching to use it lol...if it is not so expensive i would buy one for me also..
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Oh vow. I feel humble if this perfume is present. There was a time when I was actually afraid of the Sisley counters beacause there was this killer sillage around them that came from Eau de Soire and Eau de Campagne. It smellt too classy, too expensive, too everything for me. I have this perfume now and call it my "Eau de Self Confidence." It works.
It's a great combination with Sisley Eau de Campagne body lotion. I find all three Sisley scents match each other wonderfully, layering can be done with every perfume and lotion.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Received a bottle of this via swap, and I'm so pleased with it. It's actually very much like Chanel No.19 on my skin...similar sweet green floral. This one has more intensity and something cool like mint. It really wafts off my skin - really lovely and elegant. I can see why some people might say this is "old-ladyish" -- it does have that powder aspect to it...it works for me though. It doesn't go stale or musty. It stays crisp and vibrant and has the perfect amount of sweetness to keep it from being too zesty and sneeze inducing. My new love :D
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
My 2 daughters love this on me, but they think it is misnamed! I wear it for daytimes, keeping to Arpege for evenings. I like its fresh green and chypre notes, very appropriate for work. Bought it on the Web at a discount sdo it wasn't very expensive as fragrances go, the EDT spray lasts (just a couple of spritzes goes all day) quite nicely. I do not like so-called modern scents- fruity, or unisex- bleah. I'm allergic to the ingredients in some great ones (Chanel No 5 raises hives on me, though I love to sniff it). And DH hates anything with a lot of rose (good-bye Nahema, spritz White Linen very carefully when he's not around). He actually likes Eau de Soir. And that's a first!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a perfume I consider the most classy, elegant, and beautiful. I used to hate this at first because I am not into such perfumes, but the more I smelled it, the more I loved it. My grandmother wears this, and she's quite the classy, proper woman. It suits her. I have a mini that she gave me. Eau du Soir does not match my personality, but every once in a while I will consult my mini and dab some on. :) It lasts so long and it's just so feminine. Unique, absolutely lovely.I find it to be timeless, memorable, strong, classic, and confident. It's expensive, but I have to agree with a previous reviewer that the price matches the quality and is worth it.
I'm pretty sure I'll be wearing this one when I'm in my older years.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I like old skool 70s grandma perfumes (cf Cristalle, Diorella), I like chypre (cf again Cristalle, Diorella), I like the mixture of moss and powder, and am not against paying top dollar for the right perfume, so what I am about to say may be a bit of a shocker:
This smells like cheap grandma perfume on me. This coming from the girl who is not afraid to kick it grandma style, I mean I wear Cristalle for crying out loud! I do get way too much aldehyde (which I like anyway but it comes on strong) but it dries down into this powdery je ne sais quoi that is quintessential rich tobacco addled grandma who is waiting for her hospice nurse to come to bathe. Sample this two or three times before you buy. An expensive perfume, but to be fair (ooh I will say something nice) it does smell like an expensive perfume, yet still cheap, if that makes sense. A cross between perfume and BO. Although I am a sisley convert, I have to pass on this perfume.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I've been wanting to try this for awhile, since it always shows up on "If you like XX fragrance, you'll like this" lists. Good initial burst of green, nice moss, but eventually turns leathery/powdery. I like leather, I like powder, but this combination made me think of a fashion tip from the Golden Age of Rock & Roll--tight leather pants will go on more easily if you put powder in them first! Also, the bottle cap looks like a golden pile of poop.