LaLique • Perles de Lalique • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Unisex fragrance despite the name. Perles de lalique is a modern dark rose wood chypre along the lines of FM portrait of a lady POAL, so worth trying if you are interested in this genre.
Perles is considerably lighter in tone and easier to wear than POAL. One spray of POAL makes itself very known to everyone in the room around you. It would take perhaps 2-3 sprays of Perles to make itself known. (I always prefer dabbing because I hate silage). Price per ml of Perles is very reasonable at about 33 usd for 50 ml.
Perles is primarily cedar, with patchouli, vetiver, pepper, incense and rose. Some women have criticized Perles for being too 'masculine,' but I am a woman who is happy to wear scents regardless of gender labels, and I find Perles deep, interesting and subtle.
Other reviewers have mentioned Gres Cabaret as a less expensive option to POAL, but, to me, cabaret has some spice - perhaps cardamom - that makes me think more of a somewhat gourmand feminine like original rochas Femme. Perles has pepper, but it's not gourmand. The pepper just underlines the crisp, dry nature of the smoke and wood in Perles. There is enough rose to create some lift out of the darkness, but not so much to make anyone feel self consciously rosy. (Perles has perhaps the same amount of rose effect as Lyric Woman, which is more smoke than rose, and far less rose than Lyric Man).
Because of its strong dry wood incense note, Perles comes across as much more masculine, IMO, than a feminine dark rose chypre like Estée Lauder Knowing or Ungaro Diva. Knowing and Diva evoke a brighter, sweeter, warmer and more feminine scent.
I am delighted to have discovered the wallet friendly Perles for whenever I crave either a cedar tinged rose like POAL or a pepper incense rose like Amouage lyric.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Love this scent so much - although for me the rose is a secondary note! There are few others like it. I find it has excellent staying power (up to 24 hours) and good sillage.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is a beautiful, peppery rose. It has excellent projection and superb longevity (around 24 hours). I smelled this everywhere in Germany, but it's uncommon in the States. Really sparkling in winter. A spicy, rosy treat!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
It is a rather light and romantic rose fragrance with a prominent pepper note. As another reviewer noted, it is good as a day fragrance in wintertime. Average sillage and lasting power. A nice one to try ( I have a mini) but I do not think I would purchase a full bottle.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love the smell of this on me, according to my husband it smells sexy and sensual. It makes me feel flirty and feminine and powerful. The lasting power is also amazing, 5/5 for me. The bottle is incredibly pretty.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a wonderful chypre! It's sophisticated and feminine and not at all overpowering. I find it very calming. I also find LaLique's Amethyst calming. This lasts better than Amethyst, but I still wish it had better sillage.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Every time I wear this I am told I smell gorgeous, women especially seem to love it and have often gone on to purchase it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Le Perles de Lalique is a subtle rose fragrance with some patchouli and woody notes. It is not a serious sweet heavy rose, but very transparent, fresh and uplifting one. There is a hint of pepper in this fragrance and I think this is what makes the whole composition sparkle. It smells fresh and clean in a good sense, not soapy, and stays close to the skin. I wouldn’t call it a masterpiece, but it is a well made pleasant fragrance. I like the bottle, too, not surprisingly since it is Lalique.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love the smell of this perfume on me. It's unique blend of spices, woodsy notes and a musky finish is fabulous. It feels great during a cool, winter day and is also fabulous during a warm summer night. It evolves on the skin and has long staying power on me. I love the camphor-type of note that comes out about halfway-through. But it's difficult to find so when I fianlly saw it in Seattle at the perfume shop of the Alexis hotel while on a business trip I finally snatched it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I've been wearing Perles de Lalique for quite some time and have had so many people compliment me on it - more than any other perfume I have ever bought. However, that usually only happens just after I have sprayed it on and although this perfume to me has the most beautiful smell in the world (I adore that kind of damp mossy smell) the lasting power is absolutely crazy non existent!. I can get through a 50ml edp bottle easily in 2 weeks and never smell over perfumed! If this lasts on you I can't tell you how lucky you are but for me, no matter how much I love the smell, I just can't justify keeping up with the cost of repurchasing on such a regular basis. Anyone who likes PDL and wants to purchase a frangrance for their other half might like to try Lalique White. It is the most beautiful fragrance for men that I have ever smelt and needless to say is the only one that my husband will now wear! For me, I've now changed to Annick Goutal's Songes and am absolutely loving it!
UPDATE: I've gone back to this. I so adore it and so many people stop me to ask what I'm wearing that I'll just have to buy it as often as I need. I'm wondering now whether actually everyone else can smell it and its just me that can't since so many people comment on it. NOTHING else stands the test of time with me apart from this.