Unlisted Brand • Miller et Bertaux : #4 Close Your Eyes and... • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||42%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Haven't found the difference yet between this one and Kenzo Amour. Will edit when I do since I have them both.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Close your eyes and.....berate yourself for even thinking of spending $100 for a small-ish bottle of such a totally ordinary scent. Now I really normally love scents like this and had this been oh, say $50, I may have had a different reaction but the price and the hype is just not warranted. It is a totally soft, velvety skinscent. Very doughy and bland, almost flat but in a good, comforting way. A soft, calming scent. The drydown is redolent of heliotrope and slight clean powder with a tad of almond on me. It's quite nice but there are many scents out there that are just as nice, even nicer and are far more affordable and easier to find. Remove 1 polint for the price, another for the commonality of this and that brings us in at 3 points.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I gotta admit, I'm a sucker for anything Miller et Bertaux. This is one of those lines that either works for you or it doesn't. The impression Close Your Eyes and ... gives me is more emotive. Spiritus is elusive and gorgeous in a touch-me-not sort of way; Green, etc. is flighty and uncentered (and still gorgeous). CYEA is, quite simply, the warmest, most familiar scent of the lot. It has that woody spicy base, ala Spiritus; then toss in a hefty dose of hearty wheaty goodness (think Bois Farine) and a tad bit of softness (Jour de Fete), and that's what this fragrance reminds me of. It's the warm, solid moment when you fall into the arms of the man you love ... and finally feel that wonderful sense of familiarity, that sense that you're there for the long run. The memory that makes you smile when you're at your desk at work. I can't express how much I adore this scent. To me, this is the smell of long, enduring love.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I like Close Your Eyes, and... quite a bit, and might even purchase a bottle for next spring, but I have no clue how to describe it. It's not overly fruity or "in your face." It's not strong. I guess you could call it a very light powdery gourmand with some creamy woods and a tiny hint of fruit. If I had to compare it to something, I'd say it reminds me of the scent of saltwater taffy. There's nothing particularly unique or exciting about it - I just think it smells nice.
Edit: Sampled again, and it deserves 5 lippies. I'm adding this to my Christmas list!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I love #1 and #3. I really like #2. I had high hopes for this fragrance. However, I find it very ordinary. It is a fruity floral with some woody vanilla edge to it. The fruit and the sweet vanilla are very evident. This fragrance has good sillage, but I find this too similar to almost all the fruity florals out there nowadays. This one, unlike its sisters, fails to stand out in the crowd. This is way overpriced-IMO. However, consider that I am really not a fruity-floral lover --and this is no exception.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm a big fan of this line - both #1 and #3 are part of my regular fragrance collection, so I didn't expect anything less than great stuff from these guys. But sadly, #4 Close your eyes and... is a huge disappointment for me. It supposedly was created with 40 separate ingredients, but that didn't seem to help matters. I was weary of the pear middle note (not a fan of fruity scents), but happily, it wasn't too obvious nor sweet. There were other notes I was looking forward to sniffing - Antique Roses from Turkey, Cinnamon Tree, Almond - but the whole mixture was so bland that none of these notes made a significant impact. I mostly smelled a heavy woody heliotrope-vanilla mix. I think that's my biggest problem with this fragrance - it's just kind of dull. Again, this was something completely unexpected as the same people created the wonderful rose-woods blend that is #1 (a very Serge Lutens-like scent) and the terrific, aromatic herbal blend that is #3. Even though I don't wear #2, I still think it's an interesting and unique incense blend. #4 has little going for it, though. There is little magic in this blend and so my wallet is happy. Top Notes: Sicilian Lemon, Mandarin de Calabre. Heart Notes: Fresh Jasmine Petals, Antique Roses from Turkey, Bois de Gaiac, Crisp Pear. Base Notes: Cinnamon Tree, Heliotrope, Almond.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am not capable of writing the almost poetic fragrance reviews I have admired from other members, so I hesitated to be the first to review this...but, deep breath..here it goes.
Supposedly, this scent has 40 some ingredients. Among them (from the lusciouscargo website) are:
Top Notes: Sicilian Lemon, Mandarin de Calabre
Heart Notes: Fresh Jasmine Petals, Antique Roses from Turkey, Bois de Gaiac, Crisp Pear
Base Notes: Cinnamon Tree, Heliotrope, Almond
This is a very unique scent, in that, in my opinion, no particular note dominates; they all seem to blend seamlessly. Woodsy, slightly spicy, with floral undertones, and a subtle pear that seems to pull it all together.
Downside is that this is half the amount of product (50 ml) for the price of their other creations. Also, staying power is not great. Still give it 5 though, as I can't stop sniffing my wrists, and that's pretty rare for me. I bought mine at Barney's, but it is available at lusciouscargo.com.