Unlisted Brand • Prince Matchabelli - Wind Song • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||79%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This scent is both beautiful and holds memories for me.
Its a floral oriental that is perfect for anytime of the day and it isnt very spicy or strong. It winds down to a pretty powdery scent with hints of sandalwood. My dad got this for me as a kid not knowing he did. It came as a solid perfume in a vintage owl from the 50s. I wear this scent mainly at.night because its so comforting before i go to bed.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
For five years I have been smelling something absolutely wonderful off of my uncle I thought it was some kind of lotion. I finally had the nerve to get personal and ask him why he smelled so wonderful. He got very embarassed and hesitant and I thought he was going to say it was his hemmhoroid cream or something by the way he reacted. Then he told me an ex-girlfriend wore it and he loved the scent so he's been wearing it ever since. I ran out and bought some. At first I was VERY disappointed--chemical nightmare. But after a rather long dry down it smelled absolutely wonderful. Clean soapy powdery soft lotion type scent--something like je reviens only better. I won't be without it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm generally not a fan of florals, except when they are supported by sweet/fruit notes (eg. the blackcurrant in Guerlain's Champs-Elysees, & the honey & peach in Burberry Weekend), so I'm really surprised that I would end up loving a classic green floral like Wind Song (guess my tastes in perfumes have significantly matured over the years...). Having read reviews touting Wind Song as a much cheaper, less complex version of Nina Ricci's L'Air du Temps, I thought what the heck. Might as well buy Wind Song first & see what all the hoopla is about... if I didn't like it, at least I wouldn't have lost much money compared to if I had bought blind its more expensive older sister (naturally, as with most fine classic fragrances, both of them are "conveniently" not available in my country).
Of course, the first time I tried Wind Song, I hated it. I couldn't believe how harsh & chemically it smelled -- it stung my nostrils & gave me a throbbing headache. I didn't find anything appealing about it whatsoever & could not, for the life of me, understand how anyone could give this perfume a positive, glowing review. However, I decided to give it another chance & lo & behold, by the third day, I had miraculously done a complete 180. This time, instead of harsh chemicals, I finally got the soft, pleasant, old-fashioned, soapy, spicy/citrusy/green floral everyone's been raving about... & I absolutely LOVE it! Imagine that... from HATE to LOVE in just THREE days! LOL. Unbelievable! Now, I even find myself sniffing the bottle & missing the scent dearly whenever I'm not wearing it. :-)
By the way, the bird-adorned box is sooo adorable, hands down one of the prettiest perfume boxes I've ever seen. Seriously, I can spend HOURS looking at it! :-) Such a shame, though, that the cologne bottle itself is rather plain...
Fragrance family: Classical Floral (Bouquet)
Top: Leaves (green), Jasmine, Rose, Mandarin
Heart: Carnation, Clove, Ylang-ylang, Jasmine
Base: Musk, Sandalwood, Amber
(*source: Michael Edwards)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Spotted this at the ds today during lunch. Ahhhhh...a saunter down memory lane--of the 1970's. High School. Bayshore LI. Beach Club Dances. Fire Island. Artie Schiller's. One spray of this scent in a $3.00 body spray version brought back all those memories--how could I resist? I didn't. Smells just like the vintage--however, with a slight change. Does smell more powdery but I'm not getting a headache.
Nice scent. Now..excuse me while I go to my car and take out a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young CD!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Love this, even in the Parfums de Coeur (current, and reformulated) version. Vintage Wind Song did have more gravitas and staying power, but either way, this is a simply lovely soft floral with green notes that always pleases my nose, even when I am PMSing or pregnant or not feeling well. It reminds me of a very pretty soap or hand lotion, snuggly and comforting. I get lots of compliments on this drugstore cheapie, including from the hubby (who doesn't know from F. Malle or Amouage anyway... he's probably onto something in the "if it smells good, wear it!" camp of thought). I personally think smelling clean, soft, and feminine can be very sexy, even if no civet or Oriental spice is present. This works very well with my chemistry and just makes me feel soft and inviting.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
I don't find Wind Song to be strong or intrusive at all, however, I guess any perfume can be strong if you spray a ton of it on. lol Anyway, this is a nice, soft, feminine scent. Like a previous user said, not sexy, but very feminine and pretty and ladylike. This is not "old lady" as some posters put it (that is a really overused and unnecessary term for a perfume). It is just very unique compared to a lot of the fruity crap out there now. I think it is classified as an evening fragrance, but I can see wearing it in the spring or summer more. Kind of a rosey fragrance, soapy and slightly powdery, which dries down really nice and pleasant. Very pleasing to the nose. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
This smells a great deal like Je Reviens to me. It shares the same slightly sharp, soapy smell. I feel grown up in it. And one can't beat the price.
Nice for summer, and in an age of fruity sweet fragrances, it stands out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I decided to buy some of this because it is a classic fragrance. also the bottle decorated with birds was too cute to resist :) I actually got the 99¢ 0.5 oz. aerosol spray. at first I didn't like the fragrance because I thought it had an "old lady" smell, but I soon became accustomed to it and found that it smelled pretty nice. I'm not sure how to describe the smell but it definitely is powdery. I'm not sure if I'd buy it again because I don't care much for powdery fragrances and I prefer stronger scents.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The original is from 1953, according to internet sources. It reminds me of the older style aldehydic florals, very ladylike and, yes, a bit powdery, but not in the baby powder way I can't stand. Puts me in mind of a real lady (which I'm not); restrained makeup, elegant clothes, feet and hands neatly together. Still, it also reminds me of early perfume experiments which run together with Avon and early Coty, so it won't be one I wear unless I want to feel like I'm five years old again. I suppose it could be called a classic, and as most in that category, it won't be your thing if you like the fruity aquatics of the current era.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I bought this scent as part of a Parfums de Coeur trio, so the fragrance I'm reviewing is probably nothing like the vintage '70s scent most are referring to.
Nevertheless, I find this recent incarnation quite enjoyable. It smells like an old-fashioned pharmacy, all Dial soap, cotton balls, and Luden's honey-lemon cough drops. Some have described this as a soft, feminine and romantic scent, but for me its brisk and antiseptic. I like that it creates on my chemistry no sweet, spicy, woodsy, or foody smells.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this scent and i love mixing it with tea rose.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I wore this in the 70's, I guess that makes me pretty ancient. I liked it a lot and don't know if they have reformulated it as I haven't worn it for a very long time. To my recollection, the original version did not smell like L'Air du Temps at all. It was light, clean, and uncomplicated and to be honest probably all my unsophisticated nose could handle because in those days I detested the complex scents.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Found at CVS for $3 as a body spray. Love it. Reminds me of my mother too. Will be wearing often. Not too overpowering in the body spray. Nice subtle fragrance.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This also reminds me of my mother :) I guess it was popular in the 70's and 80's. I would never wear it myself, but I like it just for the memories.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I was shopping at a big box type store today and found myself over at their "perfume" section. The perfumes we behind locked glass doors so that should tell you i was not in the most upscale of places. There was a little shelf near the glass doors that had scents sitting out and Wind Song was one of them I tried it as i did not think I had ever smelled it before. I sprayed some out and the very first thing i said to myself was "this smells like mum".....my mother. I didnt realize she wore this until i smelled it today. The powderey, floral scent of Wind Song is unmistakenly what my mother smells like. I felt very nostalgic smelling this and thinking such warm memories of her. I could never wear this myself because of those memories but it really is a beautiful, ethereal type scent. Also, i later liked to think of the field of poppies in the Wizard of Oz. You know that field of flowers Dorothy and the others ran across to get to the city of Oz? I like to think that field smells just like Wind Song.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I'm not sure what took me so long to review this lovely scent! Wind song is so lovely and elegant- I can't tell this difference between this and 'LAir du Temps (accept for the price tag, that is) I also can't tell the difference between the Matchabelli version and Parfum de Coeur's version. It's floral with a hint of spice, incredibly soft, but not sexy.t I couldn't think of a time when it would be overpowering. I admit I buy the purse size versions (in the metal cans) at Sprawlmart because they are portable. I get more compliments on this than any of my other scents. Try the powder if you can find it, it layers well.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Wind Song really does smell just like my vintage l'Air du Temps edt in the bottle, and when first applied. It is a cool, fresh, elegant green floral - very bright and uplifting. There are some citrussy and bergamot topnotes, leading to a soapy green floral heart (jasmine and rose mainly) with definitely some herbal notes. Where this differs from l'Air du Temps on me is in the dry-down. Somehow Wind Song gets sweeter and sweeter the longer it is on my skin, and also more powdery and musky. For this reason I'm only giving it 4.5 lippies; still, a very pretty scent, and lasts well!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Wow - what a blast from the past this scent is for me. My mother had multiple bottles of this, I think it was her go-to scent back in the 70s and early 80s. I remember all the different bottles it came in throughout those years. My older sister was also a fan - I remember she had the tiny gold detailed glass crown bottle (parfum?) with the maltese cross stopper. She probably still has it somewhere. As for me, I used to borrow Mom's from time to time. I recently saw it in a scent shop downtown and knew at once that I had to acquire this rare bottle as an xmas gift for Mom. So of course when I got it home, I had to re-live it. And what a rush of memories. To me it is a cool silvery green metallic scent with the merest hint of soapy-floral. I don't get any powder at all, powder to me is soft and Wind Song is cool, dry and metallic but not really soft to me. Experiencing Wind Song after all these years has been a reawakening to me: I thought my memories of it were accurate when in fact they were not. But I can say with certainty that this bottle I bought today smells exactly as it did back in the day. I would not part with this except I know that it will make my mother very very happy to be able to wear this again after all these years.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm reviewing the new formula. Starts off nice with subtle florals, but the dry down is horrible. Smells like hair spray and very powdery. Makes me sneeze. I like the old formula a lot better--it was less powdery.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I was feeling nostalgic and cruised some "retro" fragrance reviews before finding the review for this. I kept the reviews in mind when I went to my d/s looking for some "cheap thrills" in the form of a retro perfume to grace my wrist (and dresser). I don't think you could find any cheaper than Wind Song- Eckerd had the original Prince Matchabelli cologne in a small bottle on clearance for only $2.49. I snapped it up and sprayed it on as soon as I got in the car. It started off as a fairly intense scent and dried down to a very clean, bright floral. It has notes of jasmine, rose, and sandalwood, as well as a very SLIGHT powdery musk scent. It doesn't smell cheap (although that's probably subjective) and my boyfriend has commented several times that he likes it a lot...I will definitely repurchase this. Maybe next I'll try Sand and Sable?