Etro • Messe De Minuit • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||59%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I don't understand this "fragrance"
I want to call it an odor. It smells of mildew, mold, rot. It smells ugly.
I love insense fragrances but from this I got none of the sexy, mysterious scent that I associate with insense.
I didn't associate it with church either.
It smelled of death and decay...unhealthy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I got this from kind pgarridoc. Why? Why did it take me so long to try this?
I love amber notes. I am usually NOT a big fan of vanilla, but the incense in it adds depth and dimension.
I now am a dark, mysterious, fatal woman. Yes, that's me!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Oh yeah. This smells very dark, old, musty, and damp. Like a leaky, dilapidated house. It's interesting, no doubt, but it's certainly not something I'd want to smell like. I admire those who can find something sexy or beautiful about this fragrance. I guess I'm just not that creative.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Very interesting frangrance! I find myself very drawn to it - I can't stop smelling it - as it is everchanging. I find more similarity to L'Artisan's Ambre than Passage d'Enfer, which I also love. On my skin, it is long lasting.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Well, I actually didn't buy this product...but if I had, it would have been because it was one of those wear it all the time and forever fragrances.
But, I don't want to smell like a library, even though they're sexy. I don't want to smell like a church, because they're not. Nor a suitcase or an attic.
I get a must, dust, incense and mothballs. So...no. Very interesting, and a daring frag. But not for me!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
What a unique scent! I like it, but not a personal fragrance, It reminds of the basement of a Roman Catholic curch. Very musty, and somewhat damp, with lingering wisps of incence. Unfortunately, it became somewhat sour and mildewing smelling on me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I had high hopes for this one, me being a lover of L'Artisan's Passage d'Enfer and Creed's Angelique Encens I had expected a mix of these two or something like that. Let me say that after an hour or so, I did smell the church theme but for the first hour, all I smelled were clothes that were left in the washing machine too long before being put in the dryer...moldy and musty! This fragrance would be absolutly unwearable on me for the first hour - I wouldn't be able to leave the house! Although the ultimate drydown was tolerable, I'd much prefer Angelique Encens which has a similar theme but is more pleasant and wearable.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Rare books, crumbling around the edges; incense wafting through the air. Strong, smart, and sexy - my hips swing a little more and my chin goes up when I wear this. A scent to rule the world in! Be warned that this one has no middle ground - you will love it, or you will hate it. One of my handful of staples - heats up the winter nights. Sharp but warm, like sunlight on a pile of autumn leaves.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Messe De Minuit is much as I expected!!! It does smell exactly like very dry musty books or musty papers. It reminds me of the smell one gets when walking into houses with dry, rotted wood. Not anything I would ever choose to smell like. The initial burst is delightful, but after that, it's all over as far as I'm concerned.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i can't add anything new except this really doesn't last well at all. i knew it was edt, but i figured w/the heavy notes it would last reasonably long, nope.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
this is the worst perfume I've ever encountered. I ordered the samples, thank goodness before decided or not not buy it which I won't. It smelled exactly like old books and musty. I asked a few people what they thought. They said it was different, but they didn't like it. I rushed to wash it off because it started to make me nausea.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is SL Arabie for the summer.
Same feeling to me...I just don't get the basement/mold/musty smell that others seem to associate with this fragrance. To me it is warm, haunting, and delightful...sort of psychotic, yes, but wasn't it Emerson who said that consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds?
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
I give it 3 for uniqueness, but I would never wear something to make me smell like a damp, mouldy basement, however unusual and interesting it might be.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Grey, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is it, the mother of all church incense scents! Haunting, mysterious, ghost-like. Messe de Minuit smells like Medieval damp cold stone rooms, musty old volumes... A true masterpiece, not for everyone, though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Ok, I will give you some insight into Chineseopera's past. Once a long time ago I had a beating heart and the liquid in my veins was warm with temperature. With these things going on, it was natural that a young girl such as myself take a suitor time and again. For five years, the same guy and myself danced around the topic of love. I tell you, it was purely innocent ( well, up until the last soul crushing months of it) He would come to my house every day after school and take a nap together until I had to go to my evening job. It was the most innocent and pure time of my life, I would give ANYTHING to have it back. With that being said, I decided to settle on trying to find the scent that surrounded us. Considering that this took place in a basement-I have been on the search for a basement smell- mold, books, etc. A generous MUAer mailed a vial to me, I waited with baited breath. Maybe I could win him back, who knows? He did clutch something of mine two months ago, and exclaimed "Basement smell!" Anyways, to make a long tragedy short, you can't bottle time. This scent is an attic/basement smell but it's not yours or mine, it's a generic non familiar uninviting sour basement. the quest continues...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
As a Catholic Girl(TM) and a Former Goth(TM), I was veeeery intrigued by the reviews and descriptions of this scent in Productville(TM). I slept patiently by my mailbox while my MDM Aedes sample puttered along in a really, really slow UPS van. By the time it arrived, I had already gotten several people, including my mom, also a Catholic Girl(TM), involved in the anticipation. I'm sad to report that - for someone who has attended plenty of midnight Masses - MDM doesn't conjure up the same connotations of horror and mystery that my latent goth perked up to check out. MDM smells very much like church incense, which doesn't creep me out or keep me guessing, though it does make me kind of bored and sleepy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
The most unusual scent I have ever laid my nose upon. There is a ride in Kennywood amusement park in Pittsburgh, PA called the Old Mill. It's a really old haunted house ride where you float through the ride in a "boat". This scent reminds me of this experience. Kind of like damp paper, old, mysterious. Not pretty or feminine, and it could potentially creep some gals out, but I keep wanting to try it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This DOES NOT work on me. I have to say I hated it , it made me a little nauseous to tell the truth. However its a well-constructed fragrance, and should be sampled as I can see it really working on some people NOT ME! hence the two stars.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
As a native Californian, I practically grew up at Disneyland...have you been in the Pirates Of The Caribbean? You know that musty smell when the pirates are having a cannon battle? Welcome to Messe de Minuit! It is, hands-down, THE most evocative and intriguing perfume I've EVER had the pleasure of sampling. It's a deeply psychotic scent with a definite personality disorder, it keeps changing every 15 minutes or so (ALL incarnations are wonderful, except for the one little period where it smelled like a nice version of my grandma's dresser drawers.) It calls to mind so many things, ranging from a haunted house to a beautiful, warm mansion or a box full of old dresses stored in a damp attic, but the absolute best description by another poster was it smells like an old instrument case stored in a basement. It's beauty and darkness, and a very dramatic scent. It's not heavy--maybe a little creepy and super moody, but please don't let the descriptions turn you off if that's not your thing--it's a must-sample. I agree with the other poster...there is a definite "vintage clothing store" note to Messe, I don't know exactly WHAT that scent is, but it's there. I also detected no sour notes like mildew, and no sharp notes like cedar or anything approaching it. Sample this through Aedes.com ($12.50 for 7 samples), or through the swap board here at Makeup Alley. Wow, I've been excited by perfume before, but never perplexed, confused and adoring all at the same time. Love it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Very weird, but I love this fragrance. Dark places, incense in the church together with cold marble, dust, vintage...these descriptions come to my mind when trying to define this scent. It's extraordinary. Not for everybody as it's really very special, but I like incense. It reminds me of times when I was a child, searching through my grandmas stuff under the roof...