Miller Harris • L-Air de Rien • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I am not an overly sensitive soul, honestly, but this perfume had me gagging and demanding that the salesgirl show me to the bathroom so I could wash my wrist, immediately. The topnote was, quite simply, halitosis. What were they thinking?
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I wholeheartedly agree with the reviewer below: this smells of stables. Could it get worse than that? Indeed it could and it does. I get latrines later into the dry-down. This simply does not work for me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I usually enjoy 'human' smells and a nice bit of skank. But l'Air de Rien doesn't smell like anything approaching perfume to me. To my nose, it's like toe-jam would smell if you could concentrate and bottle it. Gross. I wouldn't put this anywhere near my body.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Gorgeous, soft, oakmoss and neroli. So perfectly blended, and soft. The
drydown smells like a good quality suede/leather jacket or pocketbook. Similar
to the smell of entering a leather or suede coat store.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I didn't get this fragrance at all, sorry Jane Birkin. On my skin it smelled of stables, an unpleasant combination of hay and stale urine. All I wanted was to wash it off but held back hoping for some positive development, which did not really arrive. Curiously enough I then tried to get rid of it by spraying MH Noix de Tuberouse on top and the mix was just fab, very, very sexy.
Update 06.04.08 Had not tested since the miserable experience above but had another go yesterday: no stables, no urine, just hay on skin scent musk and lots of pencil shavings and wax, quite lovely really. Am puzzled and leaving the original lippies rating but think I am about to make a big turnaround on this one !
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
WOW, This next to Noix de Tubereuse are the only 2 Miller Harris' perfumes I can wear! what a nice surprise. I received a sample of this in a swap and when I smelled it I knew I would have to actually spray it and further investigate it! it's just awesome!,,,and best of all different from anything I currently own! FBW but it's sooo darn expensive...may be a while before I get it! ;p
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Absolutely wonderful!! Such a pleasant change from all the "ladylike" fragrances I have been using (take a bow, Prada!).
I only know Jane Birkin from that frightful song, so really feared the worst - but one should always experiment. After all, the Hermes bag is very elegant too!
Not that this is unladylike, but it is certainly different. Has a certain unusual component, reminds me rather of the Sixties. Must be the musk.
What I like is its contrapuntal quality - because I am a very boring ladylike person, but this evokes hidden possibilities - only to myself, I'm afraid - most people seem to find it pleasantly floral.
Anyway, a great pleasure to wear - must look out for other Miller Harris
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Miller Harris Líair de rien was created for Jane Birkin by Lyn Harris.
Description: "Líair de rien is a sensual translation of Jane Birkinís fascinating life. It is an exquisite oriental fragrance of amber, vanilla, neroli, oak moss and musks. Janeís intention was for the scent to reflect herself and her passions, an earthy fragrance to be worn simply, like a veil over oneís body, hence the name L'air de rien."
I expected to like it because I normally like fragrances with amber and vanilla and neroli. However, this is a strange one. I cannot imagine it being very popular. I wonder if it is my body chemistry but on application (dab) I got a lot of dust, wood, possibly some dry herbs (not fresh) and a rather off-putting note which I can only describe as a gentle whiff of latrine... That, thankfully, faded but I was left with an extremely dry and dusty woody scent with an indefinable hint of something not entirely pleasant. Vanilla there may be, but it is not in evidence. This does not smell at all like an oriental to me. Big thumbs down. (Then again, Jane Birkin has always appeared to be a bit of a "quirky personality" to me, so perhaps that explains it...) I would be interested to see if anyone else likes this! The two lippies are for originality - at least it does not smell like a generic drugstore juice! ***UPDATE*** I have to do justice to this scent. In a couple of hours it has morphed into something much much better. My husband liked it on me, said he could smell the vanilla. It's still not at all my usual style but I like it in its drydown. Too bad I find the first phase so unbearable! Hence 3*