This review is for the body spray which is cleaner with less sharp citrus scent than the lotion, and not as sweet as the EDT. This is nice, fresh and sweet for when I want to smell like clean crisp fruit punch. It's overpriced for what it is though. The lotion lasts longer than the fragrance. I would definitely repurchase for those warm days when I don't want to wear anything too heavy or complex.
I bought Glow even though I don't like J. Lo. She seems a bit needy attention-wise and I don't like that in a person. The fragrance itself is pretty nice though. On me it starts out clean and a little musky. Not too sweet and not "old gym socks" like others have stated. It quickly dries down into a very pleasant soapy smell that is not harsh at all. As the day wears on the soap scent gets softer and sweeter. I wish it had more sillage though. It lasts all day on me but I don't know that anyone else can smell it on me as I have to put my arm up to my nose to smell anything there. You can't beat the price and the packaging is just ok.
Eternity was my first "grown up" scent when I was 16. I smelled it in Vogue magazine and there was an article in the back with a pic of Cindy Crawford when when she was in her heyday(1992). I think I kind of associated the fragrance with being beautiful like her. lol But I really like the fragrance alone. I thought the smell was beautiful and warm without being too heavy. Sweet but not cloying with just enough spice to keep it interesting. I bought the pure perfume and dabbed it on everyday until the bottle was gone. It was a beautiful fragrance and I got compliments on it all the time. I don't know why I didn't repurchase it. I got a small trial bottle from Rite Aid awhile ago and it smelled "off." I don't know if it changed or if it was just an old package exposed to too much light and heat. I might try it again in the future. The packaging and price are just average.
Fragrances -Dolce & Gabbana - Sicily eau de parfum
sunshine824 8/2/2007 3:00:00 PM
I bought this in 2006 looking for a new HG. At the time I wanted something "soapy" but perfumey too. I sampled Sicily in a perfume shop and immediately loved it on the test strip because it smelled like very nice soap. I took it home and put it on. Again, soap. Deep, beautiful, clean soap with a little sweetness to it. Then, there was A LOT of sweetness to it. I know there's no "banana" in here, but it *does* smell like banana to me. Banana and soap. Unfortunately the banana ruined it for me because the beginning is nice and soapy and the in the end it dries down to a nice, sweet musk, but banana(?!?!?!).... I gave it 4 stars because it smells nice in the beginning and end and lasts all day. It also was fairly reasonably priced and while the bottle wasn't pretty it wasn't easy to drop either(like J.Lo Glo or Issey Miyake).
This was my HG perfume for about 7 years. On me it started off very light and "watery" and progressed to a sweet woody scent that suited me perfectly. It lasted all day on me and I guess it worked well with my chemistry because people would often follow me around and ask what it was. Sadly, after so many years, I couldn't smell it anymore. And what I *could* smell I didn't like anymore. After taking a break with many perfumes in between I tried it again and it was too light at the beginning and ended up bitter in the end. That might be because I had bought the EDT instead of the EDP I usually wore, but never the less, I'm now on a search for a new HG or one I can at least wear and enjoy often. The bottle is boring but the scent is great if you can wear it.
Update 7/9/12: I recently purchased the newer reformulated EdP in the gold box. I'm on the verge of tears. Gone is the constant evolution of this amazing fragrance which is a ride I enjoyed and part of what made Mitsouko so unique. Gone is the slow, sensual reveal of this beautiful fragrance layer by tantalizing layer. Gone is the initial bitter bite followed by easily discernable notes as you go from fruits, to woods, to warm vanilla laced skin and back again. Mitsouko is now virtually linear. There is a bit of a fruity opening but it dries down into a single mish-mash of the fruit/wood/vanilla/skin within an hour and stays there for the duration. The only positive I can see is that it will probably be easier to wear for those who found it overwhelming. But for those of us that loved Mitsouko in all her moody glory, it's a travesty. Sure, it still basically smells like 'Mitsouko', but all the life has been drained out of her and she sits there listless and sad. I can't believe how sad I am over this reformulation. It's like a loved one who has experienced some trauma and is no longer their usual self. I'm starting to grow wary of enjoying or becoming too attached or invested in fragrances. Original review: I *should* start small since this is my first product review on here, but this perfume is just gonna make me talk about it. So here it goes... After reading all the reviews and taking numerous fragrance "tests" on the internet I was inclined to give Mitsouko a try. Even in Philadelphia it was rather hard to find, but find it I did at a little perfume shop in the Gallery Mall downtown. I took it home and opened the box. I could smell what I thought was bugspray inside the box and hoped it wasn't my new eau de parfum that I bought unsniffed. I was brave and sprayed it right on my chest area and one on my left arm and dabbed that onto my right arm. 1st scent impression (11am)- Orange rinds. They were so bitter I could taste them which accounted for the bugspray smell. I also smelled something like a lightly sweet powder but that was fleeting. 2nd impression (about 11:30am-12pm) - the bitter orange was slowly melding/melting into a soft peach scent. It wasn't sweet but the bitterness was fading into the peach. 3rd - (about 1-2pm) the peach scent was turning to a lightly sweet mossy/woody note. It was deeper than the peach and resinous. If it had a sound it would be a cello. It was very beautiful and at this point I could feel myself wanting to wear this forever. But it didn't stay that way. 4th - (3pm - 8pm)The woody resinous scent continued to deepen and sweeten ever so slightly. I kept smelling myself. The funny thing was the area I sprayed on my chest turned to wood first with my arms lingering behind in orange rind and peach territory for a lot longer. But as good as the mossy/musky wood scent was I could wait. This stage lasted the longest. HOWEVER - intermingled in the beautiful wood scent was an occasional moment of old dirty diaper. It was disconcerting to say the least. But what was funny is that it was there one minute and gone the next(off and on for a couple of hours). The dirty diaper "accord" was fully gone by 6pm. 5th -(6pm-11pm) With the unpleasant dirty diaper accord gone I could continue to obsessively smell myself without any unpleasantness. Mitsouko had finally become at one with me and all I could still smell a slightly resinous woody scent with a light musk. It was a beautiful almost skin scent. I say almost because my skin doesn't naturally smell "that" good. lol Final - At 11:30pm (a full 12 hours after putting it on!) could still smell it on me and... what was this? It seemed like it was almost starting over again as I smelled a faint hint of peach coming back except it was sweetened by the woods and musk. But I was too tired to keep smelling it all night to see what happened so I took a shower. But before bed I sprayed it on again and - HOLY MOLY! THAT BITTER ORANGE RIND WAS KILLING ME!!! I tried to wait it out, but didn't feel like it and took another shower. All in all it's worth trying just to experience how amazing it is. It's more of a rollercoaster ride than a "fragrance." I don't know if I could wear it often as it's kind of tiring to be honest. I don't get the "melancholy" or "mysterious" from it that others got, but it was beautiful(most of the time) and interesting and unpredictable(all of the time). I've worn it a few times and kind of want something more easy to wear. I've been thinking about going back to the store to trade it in for something else, but part of me doesn't want to let it go....