Unlisted Brand • LT Piver - Heliotrope Blanc • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love L.T. Piver's Heliotrope Blanc. I love that whole line of heliotrope/almond-y/powder fragrances in general, excepting the most extreme versions (Montale SOD, Keiko Mecheris' Loukhoum family).
Of the powdery/almond heliotrope family, Piver's was the first - 1850 per fragrantica. It's basically a combination of almost-Johnson's baby powder and Caron's Farnesia. Over time the Farnesia (almond/playdoh) recedes, the Johnson's baby powder gets stronger. I'm not keen on Johnson's baby powder, and for me, what makes Piver's Heliotrope Blanc bearable is a light spine of jasmine that pulls it just ever so slightly out of baby powder classic and into Baby Powder Black, or Exteme...
EDIT: I have, after all, had the problems others mention with lasting power. I'm using the "lotion" version, which I suspect is just Marketing's way of making it acceptable to manly men. Oh well, it was a bargain, so I can just respritz. Heliotrope Blanc is a comfort scent extraordinaire, and costs oodles less than Etro's Heliotrope (closest cousin, and quite lovely) or Lea (more $$ and vanilla).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
The opening of this is beautiful, soft and warm and so well blended that nothing jumps out- it's just there and wonderful. The drydown (which happens on my too warm skin in 15 min) is flat baby powder.
The price is incredible, it's well done, it won't give anyone a headache- but it's not for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
So far this is my favorite heliotrope (I have not tried the Etro). It is not sugary and skirts the edge of baby-powder territory. I think it's the jasmine that makes it a cut above. No one has mentioned musk, but I suspect that there's a bit of clean, soft white musk in the base. This has a light yet perceptible sillage that's perfect for bedtime (and as dancingoutlaw said, occasions where there's hugging). When I'm in the mood for something soft, gentle, and lovely, this is always utterly perfect.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
A soft powdery heliotrope scent with a tinge of bitter almond.
It stays close to the skin but lasts no more than 2 hours on my skin (and by this time I'm forcing my nostrils to sniff for the scent!). You can spray on a jumper it will last longer. Though it is delicate and soft, i still like Etro's Heliotrope equally as much or a little more as it lacks the almond note and is soft but the scent is more prominent than HB.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Piver Heliotrope Blanc is very similar to Mazzolari Alessandro and Lorenzo Villoresi Teint de Neige, without the aldehydes. Upon drydown it bears a striking resemblance to Caron Farnesiana, minus the resiny depth. If you like heliotrope and don't mind the "baby powder" association, you'll love Heliotrope Blanc. Soft and smooth, slightly almondy but not soapy. I still like Etro's heliotrope scent better because it seems to have more dimension, but HB is quite passable. Two downsides: (1) it doesn't last long, and (2) the bottle is hideous.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
A “bright” heliotrope is an excellent way to put it. This is soft and very pretty. I actually think this one is worth tracking down. I've worn this around my house and to both a small bridal shower and to a couple of baby showers. I think it's nice for any event where lots of warm hugs are exchanged between dear friends. It’s definitely one of those, “Mmm, you smell so nice!“ kind of fragrances to be worn lightly within small spaces. I understand and agree with most of the comparison to Jour de Fete, though this is sweeter. If you don’t care for the bitter, but you like the wheat in JdF; try this one. I prefer JdF and use my bottle of that one sparingly, but I believe this beats out Etro's lovely version of heliotrope.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
After reading all the reviews and ordering a sample of this perfume online, I was really hoping to love it...but I don't. Although the opening notes of almond/vanilla were beautiful, within 10 minutes it had turned to the distinct smell of playdough on my skin. It then disappeared completely within an hour. I might use up the decant I have, but would not consider buying a full bottle. The search continues...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Speaking of comfort scents, this is a gorgeous blend of slightly bitter almond, soft vanilla and gentle white flowers. There is none of the harshness that you'd find in many white flower/heliotrope scents. My favorite thing about this scent is how soft it is, hugging your skin with a whisper of fragrance that lasts and lasts and lasts. This beats all of the heliotrope scents I've tried, including the ubiquitous Etro version. A large 100ml bottle is available for about $60 from www.escentual.co.uk.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
A delightful heliotrope scent sweetened with almond and softened with jasmine and vanilla. Sweet and cosy but not overly gourmand. This is the best almondy edt I've tried so far, IMO better than Héliotrope by Etro and Jour de fete by L'Artisan Parfumeur... and much cheaper too!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
A nice, slightly dry almondy heliotrope that lasts, oh, maybe about 30 minutes before it's completely gone. Seriously, Demeter fragrances last longer on me. I'm glad I tried a sample first, because it's not worth the trouble of tracking down a full bottle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I received a sample of this and knew upon first sniff that I would need to have more. I like heliotrope, but usually when you've smelled one, you've smelled them all. Piver's version is unique to my nose. I can't seem to get past feeling my nose is in a huge billowy marshmallow puff, with a tinge of cherry when I smell it. It's brighter than any other heliotrope I've tried, and not too sweet. I've heard it is hard to find in the US, but it can be found at http://www.theperfumehouse.com in Portland, OR (you have to call to order).
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a fresh and lovely scent. It's clear and bright on my skin, not too sweet, a little powdery - but not cloyingly so - and uplifting. The floral notes become more pronounced as they warm on my skin, and I find myself longing for a bit more of the freshness of the opening. The drydown is soft, fine baby powder tinged with vanilla. It's not a top ten scent, but that's rather a relief, given that this appears to be near-impossible to obtain. Still, I'll happily finish my decant and might even seek out another when it's gone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Another baby powder scent which is quickly becoming one of my favorites ever. Heliotrope Blanc is baby powder mixed with gentle flowers (definitely ylang ylang comes through for me similar to and soft like Guerlain Ylang/Vanille) and a resonant doughy jour de fete almond/heliotrope underneath. Over time the flowers subside and the almondy heliotrope prevails leaving your skin feeling soft and delightful and so snuggly. I would like it even better if the flowers stayed around longer but even so it is still fantastic as it dries to a gorgeous soft "barely there" vanilla. It is perfect for those who do not want to invade the whole room with their perfume and would rather keep it for themselves and their bedmates.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
When I first tested this, I got the impression of sugary, almond-cotton-candy goodness, sort of like Etro Heliotrope minus all the flat doughiness. Upon further application, I find it far less gourmand, but still nice. There's a strong floral aspect to it that I somehow didn't sense before -- a sharp lilac or mimosa (or possibly even violet) riding on the top. The almond is also now quite heliotropic, rather than sugary -- a little reminiscent of Crown Perfumery's Heliotrope in fact. (And by that I don't mean that it's sharp or tingly like the Crown is, but rather that the scent has a slightly soapy, clean, powdery base to it). It's nevertheless a soft, gentle, pretty, ethereal and childlike scent that I find myself liking quite a bit. *However*, it does remind me a lot of a scent a dear MUA friend of mine makes -- a dupe of LUSH's Snowcake -- and since the Piver now quite hard to find in the US (pretty much only available at the Galleries Lafayette in France and in Harrod's and Les Scenteurs in London) and priced at about $60, I would not buy again since I consider her fragrance a much better alternative.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Well, I wanted to try this for eternity, being an etro heliotrope lover, I was naturally curious. This is virtually unobtainable in the U.S.. Believe me, I tried and tried for over a year to find this stuff everywhere online and in every imaginable place but it seems to be only in France and in England. Bless the heart and soul of the generous MUA'er who heard my pleas on the board one day and donated her unwanted bottle that she got at...*get this* MARSHALLS a while back. This is an EDT. This also comes in something called a "lotion", which is a watery alcohol-y aftershave version. If you want to wear this, get the EDT. All this said, it's just lovely! It's very soft, powdery...but not powdery in a bad way. It smells modern powdery to me if that make sense, not old fashioned aldehydic powdery despite the fact that it has been around since God made apples. I really like this. I do not initially smell the almond punch of the etro, this is softer, less sweet but still sweet enough for me to like in the same way I like the Etro. I hated the Crown and Molinard heliotropes if that helps you see where I am coming from. There is really no one note that stands out to me it is just a soft, candied powdery girly scent. It reminds me of babies a bit and then the vaniila or the almond will waft up and the baby feeling will abate for a while....The almond does kick up a notch as it dries down and the floral fades into the background a bit but it's still there lightly supporting the almond and vanilla, like a gentle cloud. Really lovely and comforting. This is very lovely and I can see why it's been around forever. Here is info I took off the piver site which descibes it...........
Fragile and voluptuous bouquets of jasmine and ylang ylang combine in a delicate blend which is perfectly complemented by warm notes of almond and vanilla. Derived from natural essences, and painstakingly extracted from several hundred kilos of hand-picked petals, this floral cortege heralds in the seductive scent of the heliotrope, the white flower whose infinitely sensual overtones envelope the body in an irresistible veil all day long. Intoxication guaranteed, an intense blend heightened still further by the balmy warmth of a summer’s evening, an invitation on an unending voyage to far-off exotic shores. Reputed to bring good luck, this precious flower, like the day which draws to a close each evening, has certainly worked its charm for generations now...............now doesn't that make you want to try this as badly as I did? Can you see why those notes and that description haunted me for over a year? I wasn't disappointed and it get's better as you wear it ...delicious!