Cacharel • Anais Anais • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Perfume is great, very very elegant, not suitable for all places, just for special occasions, like meetings, job, and as it is a little warm, is better use it on autumn and winter. In my case is the kind of fragance that I classified as classic, I'm 28 and I don't like it for me, but yes for my mum. With just a few sprays it will last some hours in your skin! I won't buy them except when I'm older ehhehee
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Like for many others, Anais Anais was one of the first fragrances I ever wore as a girl. It has had a place in my fragrance wardrobe on and off for much of my life, though I took a prolonged break from it for about a decade due to my interest in other scent trends.
Recently I repurchased a bottle for the first time in ages, and I still adore that dry, sweet, carnation with a hint of incense: it is just wonderful. The huge letdown, however, is that this simply does not seem to last on my skin for longer than 30 minutes anymore. I don't know if my perception of how long it used to last has changed or my chemistry, but considering that this is not a cheap fragrance by any means in Europe, I think I would only consider repurchasing as a gift for someone else.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Oh gosh, no. Not on me anyway. On my skin, this smells of really watery, slightly decaying flowers, mixed with soap! It reminds me of when I was a kid and my friends and I used to make 'perfume' by crushing up flower petals and dunking them in a bottle of water!
I find that very floral-heavy perfumes like this one just don't smell good on me, as a rule. More fruit-based or sweet scents like vanilla seem to suit me better.
Perfumes smell so different on different people though owing to body chemistry etc, so it's always worth a spritz to check if it suits you.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Well, I guess I smell like a granny! There is something about this fragrance that intrigues me, while most people are put off by the opening notes, they remind me of French milled floral soap. The kind that sit in a guest bathroom that are too pretty to use. It just smells clean, but not in a Pure Grace kind of way. Very green, Lately I have found myself revisiting old favorites as I am sick to death of the hoards of copy cat fruity jolly rancher screech fests that keep coming out. I am going to embrace my inner old lady and wear a different grandma scent every day of the week...Shalimar one day, CoCo the next, you get the idea. I am going to flit about the cosmetic department leaving a geriatric trail of scent past the tables of Justin Beiber and Nicki Minaj displays and wonder where these scents will be in five years, maybe round up a cane and shake it at the card board cut outs, and tell anyone that looks at me to keep off of my grass.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
The opening is bright fresh green floral notes, a little schreechy so probably don't wear to the office or around people who get headaches easily. After about 10 minutes come oriental soft powder notes which help soften and round it out. I think it as an expensive sophisticated fragrance for girls who are coming of age, or, for women at a positive, self-exploratory and expanding stage.
Top - White Madonna Lily, Bergamot (orange peel), Galbanum (green woody gum), Hyacinth, Lily Of The Valley, Honeysuckle, Ylang-Ylang, Blackcurrant (?)
Heart - Grasse Rose Petals, Iris, Bourbon Vetiver (grass root)
Base - Cedarwood, Sandal, Amber, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Leather, Musk
HOW TO PRONOUNCE ANAIS ANAIS...
AnaÔs is a french variant of the Hebrew Anne or Anna, meaning "gracious, full of grace". There was a famous love goddess who went by this name, as well as a french writer AnaÔs Nin, who attempted to find fame and self-liberation through erotic writing. To pronounce is something like "Ahn-ay-ees" or "Ah-nah-eece. If a french person says it fast like they often do it sometimes sounds like "Ah-nice" but you can always hear a little wobble, or dipthong when they say the i. If an English-speaking person says it it sometimes comes out like "Anna-ease" like Uma Thurman says in her character June in the movie "Henry & June".
Don't say "anay anay" or "aneigh aneigh" or you'll sound like a horse. Don't say "anoos" or "aniss", or "anus" either - you don't want to risk looking like you're trying to claim "oh thats arsehole in english" and risk looking like a racist.
The reason why you pronounce the i like "ay-ee" as well as gently say the final "s" instead of leaving it off, is because the i has umlauts - those 2 little dots above the letter.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Iím glad Iím not the only one that this smelled like old lady. I had seen this a few times at TJ Maxx and was curious about it. I then saw it at a Duty Free Store and thought this was so gross. I will not purchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Been around for ages, real old school. Best reserved for little nieces or elderly aunts!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Totally gross. My sister and I (jokingly) call it "anus anus" because it smells so disgusting. What can I say, we're 12 y.o. boys at heart I guess :)
Seriously though, stay away from this perfume if you don't want to smell like a stinky old lady.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I know that this perfume is old but so is the scent. Its a flowery, baby powdery mess with some musk thown in. Not a good look for anyone under 60.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I finally gave in and 'bought' it today with my Boots Vantage card points. I could never see the appeal when I was at school and some of the girls went daft for this and then 'graduated' to CK Be and CK One. Well, I resprayed a while ago and was completely taken aback by this fragrance!
This is a floral but a floral with a difference. It is not in the same vain as the likes of EL Beautiful. Rather it reminds me of an old fashioned Church building with lots of wood, dust and floral arrangements - some fresher than others. if you can give fragrance a personality type, I would say Anais Anais is a bit of an EMO. Not very seductive, but very striking.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
A cheap yet lovely powdery lily fragrance, instantly memorable!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Sadly, this just doesn't work on me-- a fleeting, very loud and sharp lily note followed by a blast of rocks and chemicals. I've smelled this on other women and it's a nice clean, soapy floral on them. Ah, well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Distinct, but subtle, lasting. I like it more the longer it's on my skin. This fragrance isn't overly-anything and I appreciate that.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Now that it's time to bust out the fall and winter scents again, I fell back into AnaÔs AnaÔs...wonderful. Super floral, but also powdery. If you wear more than half a spritz of this stuff you'll pass out, though, so be sparing. I get compliments all the time when I wear this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I LOVE this scent. There are only 3 or 4 perfumes that I like (the rest I can't stand), but this one is my absolute favorite.
I've just discovered it and I think I won't be wearing anything else ever again. Why mess with perfection? It's so distinctive, unlike anything else, and the hyacinth note is clearly noticeable.
Distinctive, romantic, feminine, spring-like, dreamy... I'm addicted to it.
It deserves a better bottle design (this one looks rather cheap and uninspired, which is a shame).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
It has an earthy floral smell to me. Nothing else I have found smells like it ahhhh Im in love
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I like flowery scents - and this definitely falls into the flowery category. Im also a lover of classic fragrances and this was one "classic" i just had to have...
Ive smelled this many times before and hated it! (same with no5, for which i recently developed an obsession over ... ) I guess when you're young you do not appreciate the classics. Now i do..
WIth no 5 it has a strong aldehyde opening but once it settles it beautiful smelling, the opening is not bad at all. However with Anais Anais - i dont think its an aldehyde opening its something else, but its absolutely horrible, I hate it when I spray it on myself and it takes a while to go away, that cloying smell that has put me off this perfume for years. BUT... if you just suffer through it for ... uhm... 30min... you will be rewarded with a lovely soft burst of white flowers mixed with talcum powder (or atleast thats how it smells to me). Its very feminine and romantic. If you go on a date, spray this perfume about an hour before he comes pick you up :) Its a classic, its soft, flowery and pretty
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Yikes this was definitely not one of my favorites. I scooped it up at Marshalls for about $20 but yeesh... Not for me. The scent is very powdery and airy but heavy at the same time. There is a backdrop of floral but I was too distracted by the powderiness to care. Needless to say I'm not a powdery or green fragrance person so this turned me away.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I don't like Anais Anais personally.
My Grandma used to wear it and I have always thought it smells like bad body spray.
It reminds me of a last minuet Christmas gift because I some how always end up getting this off some one at Christmas.
Not my thing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Anais Anais has always seemed to waft around me. A great big cloud of aunty maud floral. It's a fragrance i just never seemed to be able to get away from. My mum wore it throughout my childhood, my nana started to wear it after i started living with her and there was always that lou lou/anais anais/CK one combo at school. I have finally escaped this floral nightmare and for that, i am extremely grateful. To me, there is nothing pleasant here. As familiar as it is, and as much as i like all kinds of scents, this (for me) is just awful!