Cacharel • Gloria • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I bought this based on the good reviews here, but have to admit I don't really like it. To me it reminds me of a cologne/opium type smell. A bit too heavy, spicy and old ladyish. I might see if my mother wants it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I got a sample of this in a swap and was blown away at how neautiful this fragrance is. It was very hard to find in the 3.4oz bottle and easier to find in a 1.7oz. This reminds me a little bit of POTL. I like this better believe it or not. It's spicey and very sexy while being delicate at the same time. Warm and woody, it is a must have. I think they have disc. this fragrance so please get it while it's still available.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
VERY delicious smell!!!! I can not really say what exactly can I smell in that, but I just simply know it smells like EVERYTHING I ever wanted from a fragrance to be like! Warm, hugging, velvet, feminine, sexy.... I have EdT, body mist, shower oil and body lotion. Just can´t get enought of IT!!!!
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Cacharel Gloria is a hidden gem, one of those perfumes that should be much more popular with most people than it is. It's yet another scent that should not have been discontinued. What a shame! I love Escada Collection and Givenchy Hot Couture, and Gloria seems to me like a variation of those two. The amaretto, vanilla, and pepper blend is stunning! This is a very warm and sweet fragrance with definite vanilla notes, as well as the almond-coffee. After application and sitting on my skin for a few hours, Gloria changes into a wonderful sillage of vanilla almond that is anything but basic. Beautiful, glorious, and just so fun to wear. It doesn't last long enough, so I have to reapply frequently. And then the fun begins all over again, me sniffing my wrists every few minutes to inhale this lovely scent. Quite different and fabulous. I must add it to my collection very soon.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This was my first HG fragrance. I found this three years ago, before I found perfume on the internet. I was looking for an almond frag and tried this at the perfume counter in Boots. It was a bit of a revelation, most perfume I had bought before was floral or green, and didn't sit well on my skin and so I didn't wear often. Gloria is sweet and oriental, with amber and a touch of almondy amaretto. Very yummy.
Even though I now like more "high end" fragrances (eg Serge Lutens, L'artisan etc), this stands with some of the more expensive frags, and I still really enjoy wearing it on days I need a perfume "hug". The dry down is very comforting, sweet and almondy and it makes me feel warm and happy. This is definitely a fragrance for autumn and winter, it does not wear well on me in the summer, it is too sweet in the heat.
This perfume is definitely full bottle-worthy, and I am now onto my second. I also have the bath oil (which also works great as a room fragrance in a burner!), the mist and the lotion. Its good to find an HG fragrance at first try and even though I have moved on a bit taste-wise, I still come back to Gloria.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This smells quite a bit like Collection on me, although I may end up liking it even more. It's got a woodsy/nutty note that deepens the scent on me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Another wonderfully wearable and delicious-smelling fragrance in the family of Escada Collection, and Roma, that has been discontinued. It can be purchased at etailers for great prices, and I'm taking advantage of this. But I'll be sad when I use up my bottle(s) and this fragrance won't be found. The fragrance is composed of hibiscus, Rosa Damascena, Malagasy white pepper, grey amber, vanilla, cedarwood, and Amaretto. If you enjoy vanilla-almond fragrances don't miss your chance to try this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
Wow!! I have finally found my HG… this is my signature scent now. I absolutely love everything about this fragrance… the top, middle, and base. Which leaves such a warm and sexy smell on me.
Edit 8/8/12: Still my fav, although JS Fancy is a really close second. I use this sparingly since I have about a half a bottle left and you can hardly find this anywhere. The amaretto in this is amazing on my skin!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Truly, nothing really registers for the first 15 minutes of wearing Gloria but a kicky white pepperiness, a faint sweetness and a definite alcohol accord. When it dries down though, the almond and the tobacco come out and start partying hard, rending the fragrance frightningly similar(but for that pepper kick) to Escada Collection.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
For me, the tobacco in this overpowers everything else. I enjoy wearing it layered with something deep or sweet, but on it's own it is too dry and... weedy and brown for me. I think this is a nice and interesting scent, but just not to my taste or chemistry.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love Cacharel's Gloria! Love the beautiful bottle and love the rich yummy floral-gourmand fragrance. Osmoz.com describes the scent as containing "hibiscus, Rosa Damascena, Malagasy white pepper, grey amber, vanilla, cedarwood, and an original note of Amaretto". To me, it smells like Les Belles Almond Amour with some rose added -- a creamy rich almond-vanilla-amber-wood base with some rose topnotes. Fortunately for me, the pepper is barely there -- wouldn't have known it had pepper without seeing the notes (I'm not a fan of pepper at all). The lower notes of amber & wood in the base give it depth, so that it avoids being too desserty. It's a just-right strength, neither too strong nor too weak -- and also a just-right blending, not too floral, foody, or woodsy. A top-to-bottom great balance & blend of notes. The scent is medium-range and is round, full, sweet (but not too sweet), & delicious! I've never seen it at a perfume counter -- ordered my 1.7oz tester unsniffed from Perfumebay.com at a great price, loved it immediately, and have continued to be delighted with it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The former reviewer writes how awfully this fragrance smells. Well - we are all different.
I love this perfume!!! And I get a lot of compliments about how it smells on me, from both men and women. I think it´s a warm and comforting fragrance, and it´s not heavy at all on me. You just smell it if you come close, and that is how a fragrance should work - not being too obvious. It works day and night, winter and summer. Good for me, as I rarely switch to something else.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Reminiscent of Habanita (that's right--powdered rose at the top), Gloria struts off, annoyed at having been miscategorized as an Oriental/gourmand-type scent (despite notes of amaretto and marzipan that are not discernible) when her personality and bearing are floral, sharp (due to the pepper), and balancing on the sourness tightrope; not a good combination. Suspect mimosa lurks heavily in the background, developing a bit of creaminess to add to the perversity of the pepper, which is a difficult note to contain. Blended properly, it can accentuate and define certain compositions, but toss it in for effect and it becomes harsh, a bad trill, as is the case here. This should be a delightful, near-artisanal scent, but it misses the mark by a sneezy edge. There appears to be little in the way of development; a misinformed plie into the realm of oddly formed neo-gourmands all taking baton cues from Mugler. Remains relatively light, possesses decent sillage, and could be saved by some amber or santal. Would be entirely claustrophobic to wear this and yet I can see it carrying a more upmarket label and being coveted. Reminds me a bit of an SL frag in the sense that it might not be meant to be worn. Ach, this makes my jaw clench, and I am rather relieved that I am not sitting next to anyone wearing it on a regional jet.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Gloria is a very foody vanilla based scent with a powdery note & a surprising amaretto note. Like other Cacharel fragrances this one is way too foody for me. Gloria is very long lasting w/good sillage on me (I added 1 lippie for that). My Hubbie didn't like it either. If you like vanilla you should love this one. It really isn't too original. If you like Gloria you'd like Liz Claiborne's Spark & Hugo Boss' Deep Red.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I don't like sweet scents. Most of them give me a headache, but this one didn't and I really enjoyed my little sample. It's of the same family as a very inexpensive lotion called jasmin/vanilla at BBW...sorry, but true. The BBW lotion has a stronger finishing note of tea, and a stronger beginning note of fruity vanilla, and I don't smell jasmin in the least in BBW jasmin/vanilla! But in the longer duration of both scents, they are very similar indeed. The other fragrance this is similar to is the Mary Kay scent called Tribute. My niece wears it constantly...so I know the scent well. If Gloria is your cup of tea you may want to give Tribute a try for less $.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't know what it is but I'm one of those who actually likes the bottle! Minimalist but exotic, nostalgic and sleek to me. Like Shiseido's red serum bottle. Still, I find this one the most overpriced of all the Cacharel scents even though it does last quite well for an EDT. It's creamier than Stella but I can't smell the pepper. And I found Tanya Sarne's Ghost to be somewhat similar, but more complex and with a soft fruity-dessert (peaches'n'cream) strain. Also more reasonably priced than Gloria. If you want an amber-rose that's not as simplistic as Stella but without a sweet-fruit hint like Ghost, then get Gloria.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This scent evolved through a series of scentsations for me...at first application, I detected a sweet, fruity/floral layer - quite pleasing for a few minutes - then, after 10 minutes of the drydown, the scent becomes thickly sweet with an overpowering Powdery wood scent, with reminant floral/no fruit - the kind of scent that a passerby might stop you and say "Mmmmm what are you wearing" - as a they get a whiff of the breeze you created as you walk by them, but...Is not as pleasant when you are thick in the middle of it, and cant get away. The bottom notes after approx 2hours is pleasant though, still sweet ( someone without an inclination toward sweet scents would not be able to handle it), but reduced to a clean sweet with reminicent soft woods (my favorite part - if you can wait the 2 hours without getting too much of a headache). Overall, I was glad to have a decant, but would not spring for a bottle purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I like this fragrance alot. It is very different to how I thought it would be, I have never really liked Cacharel fragrances, but this one is so nice! Love the vanilla and pepper mix. It can be very overpowering, a little goes a long way. Boyfriend loves it too!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love Gloria so much. It's beautiful and makes me feel good about myself. I think it's the new Chanel #5 it's a fresh sexy scent.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
:) My story with this slightly foody, smoky floral oriental reads quite similar. Bought it just after it had been launched, shopping in the nobodylikesme state of mind. Fell in love. Wore it in hot summer nights. Men loved it on me. And then it was all over. I still reach for it when I want to feel like a doll with an attitude. It's like eating a baklava in a Mediterranean café - a little makes you spoilt, too much can make you sick. A three because it doesn't develop well on my skin, i.e. in two stages only.