Miller Harris • L-Air de Rien • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
This is my signature scent for daytime and love the way it smells on my skin.
It is bohemian for sure and might not be for everyone but I love everything about it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm so disappointed by this scent! Thinking it was all going to be a neo-bohemia bliss, I dabbed it on my wrist to test it. The initial top notes to me were herbal and mossy, then BAM! this sour, awful, BO-like stench is ruining the experience for me and I proceed to wash it off with soap. 3 minutes of scrubbing later, the lingering osmotic smell, kinda like the ocean, maybe like a book that's been sitting out in the rain for a day and is now moldy, is still there. Talk about staying power! I liked it the top notes, wish they would've just hung it there longer.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I wore this scent for 6 months straight. It's nothing like I have ever encountered. It really smells like hair and a library. In a leather chair with pipe Tabacco nearby. Sounds bad? Try it. You might like it more than you think.
Oh, by the way, I have bought about 5 bottles of L'air because of the bad reviews I have been seeing. I am so worried that Miller Harris is going to punk out and discontinue it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It's a universally shared truth that fragrances were invented to mask one's natural body odours, which aren't as lovely as someone would make you believe. In fact, the most ancient history of fragrances comes from Egypt, India or the Middle East, places where running water was, unfortunately, not such an obvious option and stinky issues were quite frequent due to the warm climate.
Therefore, I really can't see the point in replicating our natural body odours. L'air de rien is such a mossy-musky mess that I fail to consider it a fragrance: the consequence of combining together musks and salty notes is an inequivocable, inevitable "stinky feet" and "stinky underwear" effect. Someone may love smelling like "human stuff", even my subconscious will really appreciate this, but I think in case one day I might desire to smell like that, I'll give up soap and water and I'll avoid this 100 bucks bottle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I had such high hopes for L'Air de Rien. Somewhere I read that it was a must-try and had "sweet and salty" notes which I found intriguing. Also, someone whose perfume opinions I really trust loves it so I was pumped and hoped that I was on my way to finding a new love.
Well, I've tried L'Air de Rien now on 2 separate occasions and this perfume does not love me. Nor do I love it. In fact, I had overwhelming visceral negative responses to it. On me, it was cloyingly sweet and overpowering. The musk-amber-oakmoss combo was not pleasant and within 5 minutes, I was at the kitchen sink trying to scrub it off my wrist with the kitchen abrasive pad and dish soap. Even with vigorous scrubbing, I kept smelling that sickly sweet musk-amber note and felt like it was following me around all day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I am sitting here and just rocking with laughter over all the different impressions of this scent!
No poo, urine, barnyard, stinky feet, halitosis or anything dirty or foul on me. My skin turns this into a faintly vanilla-ish patchouli scent that I find extremely subdued and very wearable. My SO sniffed it and actually said it smelled generic. That made me laugh too.
I feel very comfortable wearing this and while I don't get any musk this is something I'd call a skin scent. I have no idea what the notes are, only that I fell in love with a decant, sprung for a full bottle and never had any regrets.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
It's fascinating reading the reviews of this scent--I'm guessing it has something in it that different people perceive differently, perhaps because of genetics. Anyway, it's simple---a mix of sweet musk, oakmoss, vanilla, amber and neroli--but the notes come together in a really unexpected way. It's extremely animalic, and my first reaction is repulsion. But to me it's less about barnyard and more about unwashed skin and hair. I wore it an entire day and it made me feel confident and powerful, like I had some kind of secret. I'm used to thinking of "power" scents as those that are aloof and cold, so this is the first time I realized that I could gain confidence by wearing something shockingly intimate. But, in the end I don't think I could wear this, at least not often. Someone below mentions that it smells like halitosis. Well, I don't think it smells like bad breath but I noticed that when I wore it I became acutely aware of my own breath, and after I ate I felt like I had to brush immediately. Weird, like it sensitized me to my own breath. This scent is so unusual I recommend trying it to see how you react and whether you are one of the lucky people for whom it can be a unique, intimate signature fragrance. The closest thing I've found is Jicky, with its civet-vanilla base.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This was inspired by Jane Birkin, right? Was she by any chance related to Old MacDonald? Because this is pure barnyard on me. Poopy barnyard. Very poopy.
Imagine sneaking a couple of vanilla beans into your horse's feedbag of grains, then waiting for it all to pass through and come out the other end. It plops into the straw, and you let it sit for a week. Voila: L'Air de Rien.
I also get occasional whiffs of a shorting-out electrical appliance. I am *completely* mystified by the raves for this fragrance. Beyond unpleasant.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love this perfume, I finally found something that doesn't smell like the latest designer fragrance, which all smell the same by the way. Love the mix of jasmine, neroli, vanilla. I never had so many people telling me "you smell so nice" what is it?I guess it must be a question of skin chemistry because I never thought that this fragrance was smelling like horse stable, cant see the connection there.I am also a fan of Dolce Vita from Dior and those two are the fragrance that I have been sticking with for some time now.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I like this. When I first sprayed it it smelled salty & a floral kind of sweet. Over time it gets a bit more musky. I *can* see the references to horse barns, but in an abstract way - not literal. To me it seems a nice and unusual skin scent. Will keep sampling to see if I'll buy or no.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I find it totally reminiscent of the mostly feared MKK! Dry sweet grass and animalic musk. Not my kind but if you want a *nicer* version of the Serge Lutens - and also less expensive - this might be for you.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love love love love love L'air de Rien. So much so that it's my signature scent at the moment. It smells like a place rather than something (06130 Yuzu Orange, YOSH stargazer 7.71) or something that should be worn (All That Matters Anamor because it needs to make contact with skin and Aroma M Geisha Blanche because it smells foul in the bottle). L'air de Rien comes off a bit dreamy, earthy, musky and sweet. I have yet to wear it in winter, but it strikes me as a spring and autumn scent.
It comes with a vaporizer which I'm not too fond of. It's an eau de parfum and just a few dabs go a long way.
Perfect for going to the farmer's market in a cardi, t-shirt and jeans with messy hair. I've also found that it's perfect for going to the local, because it mixes with the smoke so well. It's not a scent that screams extrovert, so if you're going _out_ I'm not sure this is the right scent; I might just end up wearing it going out because it's a bit of a security blanket.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
L'Air de Rien smells like someone poured syrup over a day-old pile of horse manure. I owned horses and practically lived at the stable during my childhood, so I'm quite familiar with their excrement. Sweetness and poop do not mix well. It reminds me a bit of Dzing (which I like), except no one has cleaned up after the circus animals in a while and it's getting unbearably foul under the big top.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Wow, I did not get stables, dirty men, urine or any other unsavory thing previously mentioned in the review for this fragrance. I actually liked it and thought it smelled like some cool European girl who wears men's Chanel cologne or something (hello, Jane Birkin). At first it was a bit heavy musk, then morphed into a clean almost masculine smell with a bit of cashmere sweater. Overall, it was nice but I decided I'm not Jane Birkin-y enough to pull it off
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Have to jump in and help this one out. This is a wonderful, warm, dirty, rich skin scent. I am a big fan of MKK and MR so I tend to like these scents. This one may be even more dependent on chemistry than the other two. I get positive comments from both men and women when I wear this. One friend was even lifting the lids on the stove asking , "what smells so good?" It's very much worth sampling. There is a hint of vanilla in it and it tends to be sweet on me. Lovely, everyday, like a well-loved, well-worn cashmere sweater.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Scrubber! And I did want to like it - in common with others here, I get eau de stable, which is not a bad thing if there is a lot of warm horse and clean hay. Unfortunately, the horsies have long gone, the hay is filthy and there is a lot of aged pony pee on the floor.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I like this. I didn't when I sampled it first time, or the second time, but now I find it fascinating.
It's extremely animalic - musky with a heavy wet cat fur feel to it. I adore Lutens MKK, so this is a new slant on the musk thing for me. I can't imagine people asking me what I'm wearing, just accepting this scent as a 'body' scent.
It's salty, sweet, leathery, very rock 'n roll and deeply, very deeply sexual.
It's a 'private' scent, the first I have encountered as 'private'...it's a scent to share with your own personal incarnation of Serge...
I think this smells like unwashed man, infact, I can imagine Janes beloved Serge smelled just like this.....musk, sweat, tears and leather.
Very, very unique and not for the faint hearted.
Try it on, don't buy it.
Try it again.
Think about it.
Try it again.
Be open minded, if you still find it offensive - leave it.
For me, it's one I have to have.
I have to add (6 months later....I am COMPLETELY in love with this. I have a brand new bottle (which is NOT for the fainthearted) and a bottle I got off Ebay, which was older - and the older one is HEAVENLY. This is one of the uniquest scents around, extremely confident and very, very special...it gets better with age, like a fine cognac....it's my absolute Holy grail scent. If you are after something really unique - and if you are a risk taker, go for this - it's the scent of freedom.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This fragrance starts out with a loud burst of manure top note. It is followed by mud, hay, dry dirt, more hay, and perhaps a tinge of urine. It is a very complete picture of a barn - not an cute, empty barn with paint falling off the sides like you see in pictures but a real, working farm with live animals in it. I say this with some authority having extended family in the farming business and having grown up in farm country. It is not as vile as pig manure nor the wet dirty smell of sheep - it is a simply a horse stable. It's always worth it to sample something once but be forewarned: the woman who sports this fragrance is no Birkin-bag toting fashionista.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This smells of unwashed feet. Jane Birkin should sue.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Ooooh, I have to help out here! L'Air de Rien isn't really all that bad! It's a dirty musk, sure, but I've smelled stuff that makes this smell positively innocent! This is also so soft that to me, it does not smell offensive in the least. I like it! When it comes to dirty musks nothing beats the complexity of SL's MKK, but this is quite nice and I imagine it layers well with vanilla and rose scents in desperate need of something to make them more interesting, more dangerous. I wouldn't splurge on a bottle only because I find Miller Harris scents to be overtly expensive and not really worth the price tag. But a decant would be nice.