Laura Mercier • Eau de Lune • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||74%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is more of a cautionary tip than a review. If you are going to buy this from an online store, please buy it directly from Laura Mercier or one of the bigger department stores. After smelling a sample of this while browsing at a Nordstrom's counter and loving its soft feminine scent, I ended up not buying a bottle since it is quite pricey for a pretty basic fragrance. When I saw it on sale at Strawberrynet.com for $24, I jumped on it right away. Big mistake. The bottle that I received contained a clear juice. It was old and had gone off. The fragrance was awful and smelled nothing like what I had smelled at Nordstrom's. A fresh bottle should contain pink juice. If you receive a bottle that looks like the one in the posted picture above, you DO NOT want it. Luckily, Strawberrynet.com gave me a refund.
This is one bottle of fragrance that you do not want to buy from any of the discount fragrance sites.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Laura Mercier's fragrances are lovely, and each has some slight, odd touch. Eau de Lune is no exception.
On the face of it, this could pass for your standard fruity floral. However there are several odd twists. The floral is a lovely rose/lily combination, with a hit of white musk that would lift both into a really clean, almost soapy vibe if the rose heart didn't pull EdL back into rich floral loveliness. There is a top citric note -- the fruit here, along with what I think is just a touch of peach -- and in the base, a subtle vanillic/woody touch that grounds everything.
Several reviews have mentioned that EdL can go rancid quickly. I think the wood/vanillic base is at fault here - when vanilla of this sort goes bad, it goes very bad. However before throwing the bottle away, do 3-7 vigorous sprays to clear out the atomizer. I've found that only the fragrance in the sprayer attachment went bad and once it was cleared out, the rest of the bottle was fine.
There's another consistent complaint about EdL - that it fades quickly and is faint. This is one of those problems to do with musks - many of us are slightly anosmic to them. EdL has very delicate sillage, but it doesn't disappear, and it is definately present, just... intimate. All day little hits of this continued to rise up and surprise me. I also inadvertantly sprayed a little on my clothing, which may have helped. As it dried down, the citric/peachy vibe receeded but never completely disappeared, and the rosey heart slowly gained over the aromatic, top notes of LOTV. The vanilla never became overwhelming, nor did the wood; instead they kept the florals from becoming stabby, as rose and lily sometimes can.
Eau de Lune is very nicely composed. Personally, I think the bottles are gorgeous, but I haven't dropped the heavy metal cap on one of my toes yet. When I do, I will no doubt have a very different opinion!
I went to Fragrantica and checked -- per them, the notes are: mandarin orange, white flowers, violet and ylang-ylang; middle notes: orange blossom, white peach, lily-of-the-valley, rose and frangipani; base notes: amber, musk, orris root and woodsy notes. I think the vanilla (from the amber) and orris combo are what's going putrid in the sprayer. I didn't get ylang-ylang, but some of the heart and clean quality of the rose might be from violet. My nose often dulls the classic rose/violet/lily/orange flower/white floral accord into a peony-ish rose and lily combo. But I will say that this didn't smell to me like one of those million-note florals where you can't pick any single one out. It smelled like roses, lilies, and maybe violets, with orange-y bergamot pulling out the aromatic top notes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This is a totally unique and almost haunting scent. It seems very violetty, with hints of white tea. I don't remember what the actual notes are, but this is really soft, and has a gorgeous die down on me. I love this. However, it is overpriced, and the packaging, while pretty, is dangerous! The lid to the bottle is a very heavy stone, that could easily do some damage if dropped, say on a glass perfume stand or your foot! If this were much less expensive, and came in a more user-friendly bottle, I would consider purchasing.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
At first I thought this was fresh, but...now, Roses, all I smell are roses! Not liking it at all.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I was disappointed by the fact that this scent didn't last on me at all. For this kind of money, I was expecting something with more endurance. It is a fresh scent that could certainly can be worn daytime and in the work place. Just wish it didn't wear off so fast. Sorry I spent so much money on this one.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I never used to wear perfume because everything I sampled at the counters was too flowery, or too medicinal, or just trying too hard. I found Eau de Lune a few years ago and will wear it forever.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
It may be sleek but it doesn't come across as boring or generic to me. It's soft, well-rounded, floral with a touch of musk. It also has a slightly salty edge to it, which reminds me of summer afternoons on the beach. This is very much a skin scent: non challenging but not trivial.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This was my signature fragrance in high school, and I loved it. It's hard for me to enjoy it now for two reasons 1.) over-exposure, and 2.) having had a bottle that went off (years and years after I purchased it, having left it in the bathroom in bright sunlight from the skylight - in other words, it was my own fault that it went off) the smell of "Eau de Lune" slightly off is permanently infused into my memory of the fragrance, tainting the non-spoiled version in my mind.
Having come quite far, and sniffed many things, I still think that Eau de Lune is a nice fragrance, but it is a bit unremarkable. The lasting power is actually great on me - around 6-8 hours, drying down to a subtle but really nice skin scent.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I agree with the review below that describes this as Nanette Lepore Lite. It's very similar to my nose but much more fresh and sheer. I've had this for awhile now but only recently have I been wearing it nearly exclusively. I guess it's a warm weather fragrance :). Interesting fruit notes mixed with flowers, people say rose but it's not really obvious to me, Just when I think it's gone I catch a whiff, so it does have some staying power. The bottle is, ehh, not bad. I wish the cap wasn't so heavy is all. I'm anxious to try some of the other LM fragrances now.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
RECOMMENDED FOR: Women who like *soft*, subtle and unobtrusive floral perfumes that don't have sharp notes, are overpowering or cause headaches. The saleslady described this perfume to me as being a blend of roses and peaches which is fairly accurate-- I would describe it more as tea roses with some subtle hints of ripe peaches. It is a good everyday perfume because the people around you will find it a pleasant smelling enough and it is probably tolerable to >90% of the people out there. It is scent that few people will hate mostly because it is not too sweet, too aldehydic, too cloying, too young, too old, too anything.... (It is a safe bet for guys looking to buy a perfume for their girlfriend). It is a wholesome and pretty scent for those who don't want to be perceived as slut in the work place.
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR: Women who want a distinctive signature scent or more of punch out of their perfume-- the initial scent is quite floral & fruity but the dry down is far less interesting-- slightly powdery.
The scent, though pleasant, is slightly generic and after about 2 hours is barely perceptible.
If you want to project a vampy persona, are into rave parties, sport half a dozen tattoos, or if are the type that wants a more "executive" or "aristocratic" fragrance-- or if you just want some zing from a fragrance, this is definitely not the scent for you. Also, women on a religious quest for the perfect blooming red rose perfume need to look elsewhere-- it will not be heady enough or pure enough for your taste.
FINAL ANALYSIS: Though not terribly distinctive, this floral/fruity perfume doesn't smell cheap or sickeningly sweet like most adolescent perfumes that are flooding the market in places like the Body Shop or even Walgreens-- but certainly it lacks the mystique & sophistication of Guerlain et al. If I had to buy a perfume as a gift for someone I didn't know very well-- this would the first that I would reach for because it is a pretty safe bet-- you might not love it but you probably won't detest it. I plan on picking up a bottle for Mother's Day and possibly as a birthday present for friend. A nice, palatable scent. I give it a 3.8 out of 5.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
for some reason, I actually enjoy this more as a body creme than I do as a perfume. the body creme is heavenly & lasts as long on my skin as the perfume.it's floral & sexy without being over the top.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
Beautiful. Not your typica fruity floral to me. Lasts absolutely all day on me, and most things disappear fast. Does have some rose on me, but only a little. I get fruit and comfort and rose and not sure what else...just some gorgeous blend that not only makes me really feel comforted but also makes me feel happy. I love it.
Watch out, though, and make sure you get a bottle with pink juice. This one doesn't turn as fast as Petite Cherie, but it will turn n.a.s.t.y.
This is one you might want to just go ahead and buy from Saks or Bloomie's or wherever.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This smells like a very dilluted Nanette Lepore. It is perefct for me as I had bought Nanette Lepore but returned due to it being so strong and giving me headaches all day long. The only thing I don't like about this product is the staying power.There is none!!! Other than that it's really a beautiful scent. Just wish for the price you pay 65.00 a bottle it would last all day long
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
VEry feminine and sweet. inoffensive. perfect for spring and summer! it's floral and fruity in a very classy way!!! it is a more youthful perfume, imho, and i cannot picture wearing it after age 35.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
When I first smelled this, I loved it. I waited dutifully for an hour or two to see what happened, and although it had changed *ever so slightly,* I was so enamored that I bought a bottle. Although the initial burst of scent is lovely, here's what I don't like about it:
~ doesn't last... at all
~ what does linger is that dried-up celeryroot/alcohol/cheap perfume scent... yuck!
~ goes bad very quickly -- not only in the obvious scent category, but my bottle even changed color: from lovely light pink to light yellow!
~ the top is cute, but very impractical -- doesn't really even fit on the bottle.
~ all in all, the quality is what's lacking IMO.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I came across this scent at Henri Bendel a few years back when the perfume lady came up to me with a sample. I was a bit skeptical at first so I went back to work with my scent stick. After a few sniffs I was in love. I went back to the store after work and bought my first bottle all excited and giddy. The lady also gave me samples of the shower gel and the lotion.
This scent is the most unique that I've ever come across - it is powdery and rosy and sweet. My husband LOVES it on me ;) .
It is my signature scent and nothing has come close to it.
The only problem I have with it is, it doesnt last on my skin for long. You would think for the amount you are paying , the smell would stick around !
I wish they made it as a perfume ( ultra concentrated !)
I just bought the creme - it smells a tiny bit different then the scent - it has more of a honey top note. But I still love it.
However, it doesn't feel like you have it on ( albeit the scent)
- it doesn't spread well. I guessed Im just used to all this heavy and thick and greasy creams out there.
Ah wells, you cant have everything. I hope they never ever discontinue this product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Smelled this at the Laura Mercier counter the other day, after trying a spray from her other scents. This one wowed me. Loved the initial strong orange scent, followed by flowers. I'm no perfum expert, but that citrus opening seems unique to me. Fresh yet floral.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i smelled this at the counter, but went with ambre passion instead. it was a hard decision, though, because this smells soooo good. very flirty and flowery kinda. i didn't smell the roses in it at all. it's kinda like the summer version of ambre passion, although i wear that one in the summer, too. it's definitely the most wearable lm fragrance.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I started wearing this when i started working for Laura Mercier. And i actually love it! It smells like pure roses on me. That's it. I get compliments every time i wear it (although, it's always from girls, so i don't know what that's all about)
It's soft but it lasts a long time. I like to layer it with the lotion and bath gel, but you don't need to.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
Yummy! It reminds me of something I used to wear years ago... Mariel by H2O Plus. Not a to-die-for fragrance, IMHO, but sweet and nice.