A soft, and therefore pleasant, citrus with gentle floral notes, but unbelievably fleeting, and its brief lifespan ends with grapefruit, which I dislike.
Appropriately named--it does smell like a green, juicy stem, a bit sweet, but mostly astringent. Smells just like the Avon Mango Madness body spray I had in the 90's.
My husband's appraisal of this captured my opinion perfectly: "Smells like I have a cigar smoker's spit on me...but not in a bad way."
Lovely light floral, almost lemony. I was really looking forward to the basmati note, but all I got was a bit of something buttery. It is a beautiful and unusual scent, though, and well worth trying.
Not bad if you like this sort of thing. I prefer Kai, because of its green topnotes. Monyette is well-blended, but gets a bit cloying after awhile.
I'd love to have a beautiful blue LV bottle, but no luck so far. Donna was too many spices + the always-unfortunate sour rose note.
This doesn't seem like a remake of Angel to me, but like a remake of Poison (the original). Even the apple-shaped purple bottle is similar. It is sweeter than Poison, in keeping with current tastes, but it has a similar decadent feel. Like Poison, I like it a lot, although I can't quite figure out why--both fragrances have many notes I usually dislike.
Le Labo strikes out for me again. The rose smells synthetic, and doesn't last more than a minute. The drydown, though a potentially-interesting blend of woods and spices, turns quite harsh. I give it a 3 because I did like the heart notes.
This is the essence of Old School Perfume to me--it was "in the air" everywhere when I was a small child in the late 50's. Unfortunately, although it is tremendously evocative to me, I don't really like the scent.
I like fruity florals if they're well-done. This one isn't. It starts out pleasantly enough, but the drydown is very synthetic and cheap-smelling.
Quite a nice earthy/woodsy scent. However, I have chemistry issues with this--it hovers on the edge of pickley. It never quite makes it to that stage, but I can't stand the suspense.
There's a leathery effect when first applied. It becomes a mildly soapy floral, mostly iris and gardenia. Well-blended and well-bred.
Too much of an orange blossom extravaganza for me. It quiets down a little as it dries down, but only a little--it's still loud.
There's a luscious honeyed floral in here somewhere, but it's buried in spiny synthetic notes.
The opening has an oily quality. It turns to a pleasant cool floral which becomes increasingly powdery as it dries down. Nice, but I expect more than "nice" from Guerlain.