Agent Provocateur • Agent Provocateur EDP • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Wow. This starts out with a scent from decades ago and then goes into the latex/rubber scent that RedKayRed describes below. Unbelievable. I can't wear this around the house, let alone in public.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I like more "unique" frags (i.e. two of my favourites aer Bulgari Black & Notte) ....don't like the candy sweet ones but am not generally fond of anything florally either (though they seem to work nicely on my skin). I was a bit unsure of AP as I know it has so many mixed reviews, but decided to take the risk and order it scent unsmelt (I did go based on fact I do like the bottle of Maitresse I own which though a lovely white floral has a nice subt;e sexiness to in it in the dry down)
First time I tried AP I sprayed it a bit too heavily (just was too close to my wrist when I sprayed it) and it was really overpowering for me....definitely spicy (which I like) but I felt too strong and "rosey" (as I said, not fond of florals overall except in rare cases). I was not sure how I felt about it.
I tried it again two days later with a far lighter spray on the wrist at a distance and I was immediately impressed. I can detect the rose, but I get this very beautiful spicy, dirty and even a bit of a sex-toy latex/plastic to it (sounds unpleasant, but for some reason it warks and is more warming than crude!) that takes it from "bouquet" to exotic sex appeal. The spice is intriguing, but in a very warm "draw me in" way.
It's definitely thought of as a "nightime scent" but I find it pretty suitable for daytime winter wear as long as you go really light and are not in a tight, closed space all day. Besides, it's nice feeling like a sex kitten while you are decked out in office wear or your jeans and t-shirt time to time! Your little secret :)
I am glad I did not go by that first impression (which I probably would of done had I not bought the bottle!). This one blew me away and I definitely am impressed with it - more than I thought I would be. I definitely will be re-buying when I use it up (which may take a while as you don't need much in an application!)
Some complain about the pull on the bottle that is common to the other AP frags too, I actually think it is a clever little design and as someone formerly in the military whom got to throw the real grenades, it does bring back this feeling of pulling the pin to unleash your inner "bombshell".
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Well, the bottle is quite interesting, but the scent is nothing special. And I think the price is also too high.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Well, I got a sample of Agent Provocateur at a Sephora in Paris and immediately felt sick to my stomach upon smelling it for the first time. Like other reviewers, to me it smells musty and old-lady like, which is sad because I love the name..so French and scandalous :) However, I'm glad I read these reviews because many ladies are saying that it smells better on your body than in the bottle. So I might give it a second chance.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I heard raves about this perfume on this site so I checked it out at Sephora. ICK! I was totally repulsed, it smelled *very* strong , musty, sharp, old lady-like, and soapy. I sprayed it on my jacket and left. A few days later, I put my jacket on and smelled it--it was totally different. So comforting, warm in a non-heady way, woody--kinda manly. It just smells so damn good. I can't really describe how it smells like. I love this perfume but can totally understand why some people hate it, it smells horrible straight out of the bottle. It smells best a few hours after it's sprayed...I like it when it's warmed up on my skin or sprayed on my coat. This perfume is expensive for a small bottle but it's so strong and concentrated that a little bottle will go a very long way.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I completely understand hatred of this fragrance; it's a bit like bug spray at first, bordering on a musty-overperfumed-geriatric vibe; HOWEVER, I keep catching slight wafts of this and it smells so good, so sexy, and so different to me. I spray this once on my chest and eventually the screaming, assaulting mess that initially came out calms down into a soft, woodsy, musky, animalic scent that I want to just keep inhaling. I can't think of any men I know who this would appeal to, though. (One of my first thoughts after settling into this was "I love this! But my bf won't!). Also, this has been described as both powdery and rosey--I get neither of those. I strongly dislike powdery scents and usually strong rose as well; there might be a hint of rose in the bug spray stage of this, but I can't detect it after the drydown.
Notes: Indian Saffron Oil, Russian Coriander, Moroccan Rose, Egyptian Jasmine, French Magnolia, Ylang-Ylang, White Gardenia Flowers from the Comoroes, Amber, Virginian Cedarwood, Haitian Vetiver, Musk.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love my florals and chypre's so couldnt wait to get my hands on this one. its a spicy, rose scent with a very powdery dry down. Almost too powdery which does become somewhat old ladyish.
Very Moulin Rouge. The bottle's lovely, however i would have prefered a see through one.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I was super excited to try this EDP after reading the reviews on here. I even did what a couple of them said, spraying it on my wrist and waiting an hour to pass judgement. It MUST be a skin thing, because I really thought it smelled like old woman, too, as did my friends. Three hours later, the scent has not improved. I get no "sexy" at all, just musty.
Maitresse was less offensive, but it didn't catch my fancy either.
Extra lippy because I did adore the bottle.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
The bottle is cute as is the name.
But you can get it for much less under it's other name - "Clinique Aromatics Elixir."
Agent Provocateur is Aromatics Elixir with a little less of the bitter citrus opening.
I wouldn't buy it because I already own Aromatics Elixir and since a little goes a long way, it will probably last me forever.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Hmmm. This is shockingly "perfumy". Obviously it IS a perfume but it reeks. Smells more masculine than i can stand at first (?!?) Then strong powder sharp. Very "grannyish". Im confused. I enjoyed maitresse a lot and it could be construed as an older womans scent. Maitress perhaps is for older than me ladies but not grannyish. But this is. Powder and sharp floralish. Well, its not for me maybe it works for others.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Must be a skin chemistry thing, coz I don't want to argue with those who love this, but it's pretty nasty. It's not vile, per say, but it's powdery and sharp at the same time without ever being feminine or pleasant. I can sense deep down underneath the nasty something pretty and flirty trying to get out, but it can't overcome the awful. DH says it's okay, but he didn't really like it. It didn't make me scrub it off, and that's all the good I can give it. Brash, loud, baby powdery (never my fav) sharp and sullen. It's a spoiled, loose woman who pouts and thinks that's still cute. It isn't, lady. Grow up.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
a friend of mine thought this would be a nice birthday gift ... but i´m sorry this fragrance is a NIGHTMARE. pleaaaaaaaase.... it smells like horny old woman, my bf said.
the smell is very heavy ...
DON`T BUY THIS ****
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Not to offend anyone who likes this fragrance, but, I really hate it. It smells like old woman's stale talc powder. Its too strong, too floral and just not for me.
I tried to give it a try and sprayed it a few times and left it but I was literally feeling sick with the sweet smell of it. The packaging is really cute though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
The secret to loving this scent is not to judge it by the first spray! On the skin, after about 5 minutes it settles into something at once erotic and demeure. I think of it as a bedroom scent more than a seduction scent, which may sound strange....It evokes the minutes, the seconds before love, and then the morning after. The saffron is exquisite: it lends a refinement and elegance to the sensual rose and jasmine notes...it is a scent reminiscent of a woman who has just come out of the bath after a night of love and now stands before the mirror buttoning her fine-textured chemise over her delicately embroidered lingerie..
I simply love it. I own two painfully expensive bottles.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
It took me ages to decide whether I liked this. I tried it on a strip of card and didn't like it, walked away and kept on shopping. But I kept getting a whiff of something delicious and eventually realised that when I sprayed the strip, I got some on my fingers. What I initially (on the card) thought was horribly musty miraculously transforms, when on skin, to something musky, sweet and gorgeous. I bought some and can't stop sniffing my wrists! It really is the most gorgeous, addictive, seductive, sexy scent ever.... a worthy successor of my beloved, discontinued, "Sheer Scent" which Ultima II was selfish enough to stop making.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
Oh gross! I thought I would love it since it received so much praise in the reviews. No. No. No. IMO you cannot get any more old lady-ish than this. Disgusting, overpowering, just plain wrong for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I can't say that I fell in love with it, right away. Prior to my purchase, I read rave reviews and impulsively bought it because I thoroughly enjoy Maitresse. However, this smells better when you walk through it or hold it far from the body and then spray. If it's directly applied to the skin, too close, it's too strong and overwhelming. Too spicy. But hold it far from you and it does do wonders. It's absolutely a night scent. Or winter. In the warmer months, it would be too intense.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
very strong very sexy scent. too strong for daytime, i use this in evening for events, parties, etc.. always getting compliments.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I agree with other reviewers who said that the way you apply this scent is quite important. I spritzed a big dollop on my hand in the Sephora to test it, and I could understand where the negative reviews came from. There were beautiful bits peaking through, but there was a rather predominant icky, rubbery bit. However, I wasn't willing to give up based on the good reviews, so I impulsively bought a bottle. When I got home I spritzed into the air and walked into it and voila - gorgeous. Seriously, not even a hint of rubber or nastiness. Whatever seemed rubbery with a big dollop of the scent now seems fresh, amazingly enough. Applied this way it's a soft, feminine rose, and seems to fit the bottle perfectly - very pink, very French, with just enough sultriness to keep it perpetually interesting.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Good lord, all I get on this is the cedar, vetiver and musk - quite possibly my least favorite combination of notes. It smells like heavy, cheap oily men's cologne on me. I just don't get the 'flowery' aspect at all. An immediate scrub'n'swap.