Unlisted Brand • Parfums Delrae- Eau Illumine • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
One fragrance that strikes me as so much better hours after the application. For instance, I sprayed myself one night before going to bed and thought: a nice fresh herbal fragrance with a character. Then what a surprise the following morning upon waking up in an olfactory symphony of cleanness and freshness, almost an incarnation of Serge Lutens' anti-fragrance concept. And, I am not one to bow down to generic fresh fruity floral-ness because it's branded with an fashionable image or some such.
Eau Illuminée is so aptly named and is a keeper for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Notes: tonka bean, woodsy notes, lavender, vanilla, basil and bergamot.
This fragrance opens with a melange of citrus, fruit and flower notes. The fruits and florals are sweet and creamy to which the citruses provide a welcome tart contrast. As a base for this delicious melange I see a barely detectable herbal note. This note becomes more prominent, once the top notes have all burned off. Roughly after an hour I see it very clearly: smokey lavender with a sweetish iris-like gloss. Very pleasant to wear, this scent is best-suited for balmy spring days. Although its starts strong and sweet, the fragrance loses strength rather fast. Lasts for roughly 6 hours on my skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am not such a huge fan of citrusy/fresh scents but this one kept me interested enough to finish the sample and to consider getting a full buttle. This is a very refreshing and vitalizing scent which brings one to attention. Unlike many acqua citrus scents on the market which are very linear and lacking of character, Eau Illumine has depth and the lasting power is great. The smell of fresh herbs, lavender and vanilla were the most pronounced notes for me and very welcoming on a hot stuffy summers day.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
EDP 11.40am Opens with a tart herbal citrus. Lavender peeks its head out within minutes as it softens. Not my cup of tea so far. Definitely a masculine aftershave thing going on here. But not the kind of aftershave I'd want my husband to wear, too soapy clean, no sexiness. I'm waiting for the tonka/orris drydown...
OK about an hour later this has morphed into a divine soft but clean lavender tempered with tonka and orris. Its BEAUTIFUL. Still unsure if I'd buy a FB, but definitely worth the wait for the drydown. Not a sexy scent at all. Its a totally 'clean' scent to me and Im usually not a fan at all but this is lovely. There's something in here that is reminding me of something, I HAVE NO IDEA what, but it's very comforting, and I can't say Ive ever truly been comforted by a scent before!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
In one word...this Delrae spells "refreshing'.. It makes you pucker up with it's zingy-tangy bergamot & herbal citrus openingt that just energizes upon first spritz! It's citrus characteristics make it super refreshing but unlike most citrus note scents that disappear quickly, Eau Illumine lasts and lasts... and lasts. Upon spritzing on a hot night.. I woke the next morning smelling wonderfully fresh.. so much so that it was energizing! Not even Annick Goutal's Eau de Sud can do that. If Eau de Sud left you wanting more... try Eau Illumine. Notes are: Bergamot, basil, French lavender, wild aromatic herbs, vanilla, tonka bean, and orris. Reminds me a tad of AG Nuits d'Hadrien, but more zesty and longer lasting. I adore it... and would love a bottle for the summer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Sorely disappointed. This is the 4th and last of the DelRae perfumes I have tried and I guess I set the bar too high. I really like the other 3 but this one smells like a cleaning product or a car freshener on me. I am sorry I cannot be more original in my description but those are honestly the first 2 things that came to my mind when I wore this. I smell lemon and maybe a hint of lavender but it all feels very synthetic. The perfume itself is pricey so I have no doubt they used quality ingredients. But somehow it all translates to nothing more than a dangling leaf from the rear view mirror.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Love this one for summer. My perfect skin scent, all about melting into my own skin's smell. This one is sparkling (citrus and bright lavender) for 10 minutes or so then the melting begins. Herbs (mostly lavender) with vanilla and a kind of salty amber stay for hours and hours. This is great for work.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is such am expensive perfume ($125 a bottle) that I knew it would have to be amazingly good for me to recommend it. This is a warm yet refreshing fragrance. It is well made, starting out with citrus scents and then developing into lavender with hints of amber and light vanilla. I really detect the citrus and lavender through out the top and middle notes and at the end mostly amber with a little lavender and vanilla. This perfume reminds me of an ultra soft cashmere blanket wrapped around me on a stormy day at the Oregon beach eating an orange as I watch the waves come in.It's like a little cocoon of warmth, softness and airiness at once. Perhaps when I have more $ to spend I will purchase a full botle rather than just sample. The bottle itself is one of the most beautiful I have seen. Modern, simple clean lines with a warm gold and glass top and cap.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Wow, I don't get masculine or even unisex from this! My first whiff of this perfume and my daughter and I both immediately said it smelled like "me". Reminds me perhaps a little of Chanel no.19 but only a little. Top notes are green and fresh and dries down to a lovely soft floral that lingers for hours. Absolutely lovely!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Eau Illuminee is cleanly, cheerfully unisex, so I can understand why women who prefer overtly feminine fragrances might deem it too manly to wear in public. Personally, I love it. The bergamot is zingy, the lavender and herbs stay smooth and interesting throughout, and the vanilla gives it just a touch of sweetness. Very underrated.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly Eyes: Brown
The combination of the lavender and vanilla remind me of Caron Pour Homme - which is one of my absolute favorites. Eau Illumine has a herby lavender start on me but evolves into an amazing soft skinscent in the drydown. If it wasn't so similar to my Caron I would go for a full bottle.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Well...at first I was not impressed it smelled like baby cologne and kinda sharp and masculine! But hubby had to open his big mouth and say that he really liked it! Oh well, must please the man once in a while....actually I like the drydown allot feels nice and clean!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Sharp, masculine, articially sweet, and overall a huge disappointment. The only redeeming thing about it is its lavender note, which is about the only thing I can smell. I find the lavender to be soothing and rather nice for my linens. I'll use up my sample to sprinkle my pillow for when I want to go to sleep. Aside from the aromatherapeutic benefits, this is no better than a cheap cologne. I love the way they advertise it: "aromatic, aristocratic and harmonious" fragrance that's supposed to remind me of San Francisco. Not even close. "Sparkling" my a**. This makes holes in my nasal passages with every sniff. Notes: bergamot, basil, lavender, wild aromatic herbs, vanilla and tonka bean. One lippie more for the lavender note.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Hideous, hideous, hideous. Ack. On first blast, Illumine reminds me of the men's fragrance counter at the mall, that heady mix of conflicting notes duking it out for alpha male status. Similarly, Illumine is a very masculine fragrance - as a woman, I doubt I'd feel comfortable wearing it. It's a lot like a hyper-masculine version of Heirbas de Ibiza, only the bergamot "goes to eleven." The dry down is simplistic and unoriginal - a dry lemony concoction that clings faithfully to a base of bergamot. I'm lucky that I was able to try a couple of samples; I cannot imagine why anyone would ever want to spend $125 on this when there are other scents that blow doors for much less, e.g., AdP Colonia, Heirbas de Ibiza, Etro Lemon Sorbet, etc.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
At first it smells nice crisp, sweet and lemony, and then it dries down to slightly spicy, creamy lemon scent with a hint of lavender. Unfortunately disappeared quite quickly on my skin. I also tested it on dh and I liked it better on him. Reminded a little bit of CK One. It's a fragrance that gives you that "just right out of the shower" kind of feeling.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Grey, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
The worst one of the three DelRaes I tested. Described as "sparkling" and as usual that means a very annoying fragrance! To my nose all DelRaes share a "house smell" I find very unpleasant and melon-like. Not for me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
An original and very attractive fresh water with herbaceous (seashore bushes)notes in the beginning, becoming more and more sensual, sweet and warm in the end.It gives me a lot of energy in the morning and then remains a delicious reminiscence of a contemporary "Jicky".
For an Eau de Cologne note, the lasting power is amazing!
This fragrance seems to be used as well by men and women, young or old.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This smells exactly like Boucheron Pour Homme without the rosewood accords. According to the Art & Parfum website, notes include bergamot, basil, lavender, wild aromatic herbs, vanilla and tonka bean. On my skin, a hint of coconut and lime (think Dolce and Gabbana) emerges after the first hour, and the dry down is a clean, faded version of the opening citrus accords. I suppose if one thinks the floral accords in Boucheron are not masculine enough, one might give Eau Illuminé a try. I happen to like roses, however, and since Boucheron Pour Homme is easier to find and less expensive, I’m going to stick what that.