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on 2/14/2007 9:56:00 AM
More reviews by Ciciban
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Gorgeous scent! If I was a mermaid I would wear this fragrance everyday. I would wear aqua-blue dresses and aqua-blue bikinis. I would wear blue accents in my golden hair and aquamarine jewels. What a beautiful fragrance with hints of salty warm air wafting about you - just fantastic.
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 2/14/2007 8:05:00 AM
More reviews by heaven07
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
This is my HG summer scent. It smells so unique. I donít really get any orange notes when I wear it but I do get a salty note. This may sound horrible but it smells like a fantastic skin scent, it really blends with my skin. It is not very long-lasting but I love it so much that I layer it with shower gel and body lotion. I have the 100ml edt and wear it all summer. I will definitely repurchase this as I am totally besotted!!!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 2/11/2007 8:11:00 PM
More reviews by sushi82
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Very nice scent... less citrusy than I would have liked or imagined, but the intensity is amazing. Lasts all day. The packaging is gorgeous (the finest epitome of art and luxury) and given the fact it came from Hermes, I guess the price is right... even if it was over $100 CDN for 100 ml (which I assume is like, 50 cents a spray)... which I think is diabolical for anything that doesn't save your life or turn water into wine. I'm just glad it wasn't MY money that bought it, and I still get to timeshare/ borrow it.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 1/24/2007 2:05:00 PM
More reviews by sucrose77
I have a sample of this, and I keep reaching for it because the opening notes are so attractive: a bright orange, a little spice, something warm and almost leathery (the ambergris?). And I keep reading good things about it, which make me think: maybe I can wear this after all. So I spray it on, and am convinced I love it for about a minute. It has a very strong and unique orange note--I think they call it "bitter orange"--but it smells extremely artificial to me. This is the one note that dominates, to my nose, and no matter how wonderful the other notes are they can't compete with that orange. This is one of those fragrances that I can admire for its original composition but makes me physically sick to wear.
on 1/4/2007 5:38:00 PM
More reviews by cs30
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
all i have to say is, to all of you lovers of merveilles, please stay as far away from me as possible!!! one sniff, my face goes white and my stomach literally turns. cleaners, solvents, pine sol, hospitals, funeral homes, maybe a little formaldehyde. i touched the bottle, and couldn't get the scent off my hands no matter how hard i tried. the worst part is, someone in my office has taken to it, so now i have to cover my nose for a good hour while i wait for their skin's ph to neutralize it.
on 12/30/2006 12:14:00 AM
More reviews by morris4489
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
Okay I don't own a bottle of this -yet. However I do plan to purchase it soon. I got a sample of it and feel in love right away. Yes at first I thought it smelled a little unisex but loved the way it smelled still. So I asked my husband what he thought and he said he liked it too but would rather smell it on me than to wear it himself. Anyway I like it regardless who would wear it because it smells soooo good!!
on 12/23/2006 12:52:00 PM
More reviews by SpinDiva
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Other, Wavy, Other
Add me to the citrus and patchouli camp... Smells a bit like a Jo Malone... except without the Jo Malone base note that I don't like. This could be a summer staple - but will have to hold for warmer weather. I like it - and I don't typically like beach-ey or citrus-ey scents!
on 12/21/2006 8:11:00 PM
More reviews by LittleGnome
Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I agree with the reviews that mention this being 'beachy' or like the ocean- but it doesn't have a calone or aquatic note- more a salty air note, if anything. This is not a sweet fragrance at all- it's woody, peppery, a bit grassy, citrussy and has a wonderful ambergris base. While I don't find it too masculine, it is definitely unisex. I find it very energizing and at the same time soothing, like walking at the beach. It lasts on clothes well, as another reviewer mentioned. I don't find it too strong or too weak. The bottle is also very pretty, but the sprayer can be a little annoying. I think it's a very sexy frag. Good for a lot of occasions but especially nice for fun, relaxing or casual times.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 12/18/2006 7:23:00 PM
More reviews by TresMode
This smell doesn't even deserve to be called a perfume. Yes, it's that bad. Just a musty very cheap cologne kind of smell. I don't know what sexy, beach, ocean smell people are talking about. The name totally misled me, should have been named eau des stinkeilles!
on 11/10/2006 4:29:00 PM
More reviews by wcw74
Yes, this is a very polarizing fragrance...one that you either love or hate. Unfortunately I fall into the I hate it camp. Upon first spritz, I get a whiff of citrus and ocean, but that only lasts for 5 seconds. Then it degrades (imo) into some weird peppery piney powder smell. Reminds me of a closet for some reason, and I could not stand it. I think it just doesn't work with my chemistry, at least I've been using a sample so I didn't feel any guilt when I threw it out.
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