Unlisted Brand • Carthusia I Profumi - Ligea • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||39%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Shalimar and Emeraude alike....sweet,dense opoponax mixed with mandarin, creating a very smooth but overly sweet cloud of powder...this is not Teint deNeige's powder milky quality...it is dry,candy-like,sunny,sweet and comfortable...but very basic and kinda hu-hum...
it lacks something flowery,fruity....a fig maybe?nuts?a bit of amber? coconut?
dunno....it actually IS simplistic and beautiful...buuuut,hum,no...not a FB buy....
(try Diptyque's Eau Lente- same character,more interesting and way pleasantly darker...)
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I bought this fragrance after trying literally every fragrance in the line in a little shop in Italy. The sales person was delightful, which was a plus for the overall experience. It, therefore, is a happy memory of a wonderful trip, in addition to being one of my new favorites. It is long lasting, with soft and citrus notes. It resembles nothing else in my collection. I will repurchase when it is gone, and it continues to take me back to the beach in Italy with every wearing. It is perfect for work, due to it's softness.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Coarse Eyes: Green
This has a medicinal smell, like cherry cough medicine with powder in it. Yuck! Not pleasant to my nose. It does smell like something "old" as well, like your great great grandmother would have worn.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Gorgeous, gorgeous fragrance. Seductive, very "grown up", the scent of that mystical woman-creature you aspired to being when you were little.
Its attributes have already been described below: it's a citrus-and-opoponax concoction, powdery but bright and summery. Starts with a snappy bergamot with a touch of cinnamon and evolves into a honeyed, powdery, smooth blend of opoponax and amber, I think. Lasts a full day in the EdT, gentle sillage.
This is the fragrance of sophistication of the Italian kind: it would fit with cream-coloured linen pant suits, big sun glasses and bigger hair under a Mediterranean sun. Very elegant and just a little arrogant.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I liked it in the store but at home I didn`t like it at all anymore, too much powder.
My affair told me : you smell about 40 years older than you actually are.
Bye bye Ligea!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Opopopnax is one of the only powdery scents I like at all, and this is mostly soft, powdery warm opoponax. What sets it apart from other opoponaxes is the mandarin, which gives it a bright touch, like a little spark of light in the velvety softness. Quite, quite gently lovely. Too bad DH doesn't like it. ("Too powdery".) Sigh. I'll wear it when he's not around.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I sometimes wonder if my samples are mis-labeled ... I get a slightly resinous (opoponax, obviously) ambery wood blend with this fragrance.
I like it. A nice summer combo for me. I will finish out the sample before I buy a bottle, but just like Diptyque's Philosykos I go around with my arm glued to my nose. There is something very enthralling about this fragrance.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I absolutely love the first 30 minutes of this perfume and based on that, bought a full bottle. Lovely soft citrus. By the time I got home, it was pure powder. And powder it stayed for several more hours. Up for swap it went!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
It shares with Shalimar citrus, opoponax and vanilla and the two are very similar. I am not a fan of Shalimar so this is not really me either and something in it makes me sneeze. But is is by no means a bad perfume and staying power is very good.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Edited: I grew to find this pleasant, but not FBW. This really reminds me of Shalimar in the EDC strength but a little sweeter. I am not a Shalimar fan, in the EDC, EDT or EDP- only the body cream and parfum. This has more powdery vanilla plus citrus and just a few of the resins in the base, without the "Guerlainade". This actually really reminds me of Emeraude, so it's a no go for me. Pleasant but I won't be wanting it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
at first i thought ligea was another shalimar but as it dried down, it turned out that it really wasn't enough of dupe to warrant a purchase. ligea is just too busy and the accords don't enhance each other. the powdered sugar lemon effect was pretty and unexpected on top of the old-fashioned drydown, but it quickly petered out into a very powdery amber with a too sweet, musty vanilla that overwhelmed the interesting potential of the bitter resiny pinch of the base. kind of reminds me of the old-fashioned syrupy scents like Farnesiana, except ligea doesn't have any of the darkness that made those sweet floral orientals so intriguing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey
This is what I call staying power! I can still smell the fragrance I sprayed on yesterday afternoon, and I tried to wash it off!
Delicate, warm, spicy scent. Very soothing, a little incense I get as well. Close to the skin. This feels real, nothing synthetic or other distracting ingredients to be detected. Perfect for cold winters. The drydown is very, very much like Shalimar and as Shalimar is my signature scent for winter nights, I won't buy this.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
A powdery, nutmeggy, gingerbready sort of scent. Good lasting power.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This one sneaked up on me. Ligea doesn't exactly leap from the bottle thumping its chest and screaming "Look at me! I am UNIQUE!". It's the polar opposite of a Serge Lutens (and I bet Serge would hate Ligea). It's quiet, well-behaved and delicate. Lemon sorbet is demurely underlaid with almond essence (which is the opoponax, I believe). The lemon fades very slowly, leaving a delightful skin scent that somehow envelopes me. I smell perfumed in a clean, talcum-y way that is utterly charming. It's also surprisingly long-lasting, in its undramatic way - it has an affinity with fabric and settles in for a long stay.
Ligea reminds in both style and effect of Extrait de Songes, which has the same understated quality of 'smile'. This will not be one that I expect to make an entrance with, but I suspect it's one I will reach for often, simply because it makes me feel happy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is one of my favorites. It reminds me of Shalimar. The mandarin and opoponax are delicious. It's a great wintertime fragrance because it's powdery and rich.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
sweet, lemony & powdery YUM, but smells off on me for some reason =( kinda musty..the OPPONAX perhaps?...It has to be my chemistry! Anyway, If you have smelled Flowerbelle Vanilla this smells very similar!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
This is something completely different. It's along the same lines as Boudoir - but sweeter, in a candy/foody way.
It starts out with strong fruits: mandarines, grapefruit, lemon, lime. They are gone in 4 minutes.
Next it goes pink cotton candy. I mean, pure sugar. It's just like candy, and pretty good, too. You want to eat it, not wear it.
Then this strange flower starts to bloom right in the middle of the cotton candy. The bloom gets bigger and bigger and bigger, and more and more night-fragrancey, seductive. The flower is the same as in Boudoir by Westwood. Opopnax? Plus something else... remember those edible violet candies? Just a hint of that. This part lasted three hours on me.
Final drydown: Sugared violets, a hint of green sour candy, loads of pink cotton candy, and the opopnax flower.
It's foody sweet, even though you know it's mainly a floral. It's also strangely refreshing. I think it's a great summer perfume
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Let me admit right off the bat that I wouldn't know the specific smell of opoponax if Grenouille from "Perfume" smothered me with it. So this review will suffer from that, I suppose. What I do get on the top of this scent is a strong lemon-cleanser type smell. In the middle it gets rather powdery, and a touch more floral in the drydown. The name conjures up wondrous things - Poe! Mythology! Vincent Price! - and I wanted to love it. (I imagined the conversations: "What are you wearing?" "Ligea. As in, 'Tomb of.'") Unfortunately I only start to like the scent, just a little bit, toward the end. Otherwise it is tiresome. I didn't find the end to be worth waiting for, quite unlike one of Mr. Poe's stories.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Six months ago, I loved, adored, was fascinated by, wanted to marry, etc. this scent. I was captivated by *something*, although I can't remember what as I am horribly disorganized and didn't bother to take any notes. Now however? Well now I've met another lover, so to speak -- Les Nereides Imperial Oppoponax, which has risen to the top of the Oppoponax roost as well as my buying queue. Ligea now seems like a sort-of-pleasant, lemony-orange powdery-resin scent, but one that is ultimately weak and insipid. Even Opoponax scents I *don't* particularly like, like CSP Opoponax, seem to rise above Ligea's level and develop into something more interesting and exciting, with more depth. Sigh. A pity though, because Ligea's EDP has one of the most gorgeous, classic atomizer bottles I've laid eyes on.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I do like this fragrance when it is first applied. I detect sweet citrus, light florals with warm scent of opoponax, but on my skin the nice bouquet disappeared rather quickly leaving behind more foody, powdery, sweet lemon suggar candy scent. It's not very long lasting fragrance, and turns out to be quite bland, with luck of complexity.