Lady Knize is a flowery fragrance dating from 1938. Joseph Knize, one of its inventors, lived in Vienna and was a supplier to the Royal and Imperial Court. I discovered this fragrance recently and fell in love with it (though I'm not usually a flowery person). I'm really surprised there are no other reviews here on this fragrance. Top note: fresh, flowery and fruity (rose, jasmine, tuberose) Heart note: spicy (coriander, clove) Base note: woody, animal (sandalwood, ambre, musk)
A very complex fragrance and a nice surprise from Lalique. I wasn't a fan of their perfumes but this one goes beyond the "wonderful bottle" feature. It is a woody/oriental, and I am sure it will appeal to all lovers of woody/orientals!
One of the first perfumes I literally fell in love with (along with my beloved Opium). That was 20 years ago (Poison was also launched that year i.e. 1985), I was a young teenager. I still love this fragrance dearly and still wear it occasionally. It is not for the light-hearted, granted. As an adult, I still find it as unique and beautiful as I did 20 years ago.
This existed up until now in a set of 3 perfumes ("Les Epices de la Passion" along with Poivre Piquant and Safran Troublant) but, as of December 2005, it exists in the regular 50 ml and 100 ml version. I couldn't be happier! Here is a description I found: "A hot Mexican Pimento sets the chocolate on fire...". I find this to be the best of the 3 Epices de la Passion mainly because of its base note (chocolate). The combination of peppers with chocolate turns out to be really successful and perfectly blended (read: not sickenly sweet). Thumbs up!
This existed up until now in a set of 3 perfumes ("Les Epices de la Passion" along with Piment Brulant and Safran Troublant) but, as of December 2005, it exists in the regular 50 ml and 100 ml version. I couldn't be happier! Here is a description I found: "The vibrant warmth of white pepper combined with the velvery tenderness of honeymilk -a spicy touch of sweetness - an irresistable contrast". I love spicy and sweet scents so this is perfect for me. Thumbs up!
A lovely everyday scent on the sweet side. I bought it unsniffed at TJ Maxx for peanuts, I'm not regretting it!
I already own the original Marc Jacobs perfume so I didn't really need this. But at 29,99$ (at Marshalls) the big bottle how could I resist? It's as nice as the original, somewhat stronger and more long lasting. A must for gardenia lovers!
I bought it unsniffed real cheap at TJ Maxx last week. No regrets whatsoever, it's a lovely everyday floral scent.
Saw it at Marshalls last week while in Florida. There was a bottle opened in the store so I sprayed all over me. Well, it's a cute, ordinary scent, nothing to rave about, there are zillion others of the same sort. I was tempted to buy it for the price (it was either 24.99 or 29.99$) but I'm glad I did not as I don't think I would wear it.
This is another masterpiece from Knize. So far, I had only tested Lady Knize thinking Knize Ten was exclusively men's. However, I am sure all leather lovers will enjoy wearing it. The previous reviewer did a great job with the notes. All I can say is that for me Knize Ten is the BEST leather fragrance currently in the market. If I had to look for similar scents, the closest would be Etro's Gomma (but not as perfect as Knize Ten).
This is an ok scent but definately not for me. It's grapefruity and fresh. Nothing to do with the original Addict.
I came across this perfume at Neiman Marcus (or was it Macy's, I can't recall anymore, the mall I was had both department stores so I'm confused now). A very pussy SA tried his best to convince me this was the sexiest perfume on earth. Well, it did smell sort of oriental (thus inevitably the "sexy" label) but also really cheap to my nose. Seeing I was not really convinced by his blabla, the SA then made me try Deauville, which even though it is not my family of scent, I found it somewhat classier. I did not buy either and regretted spending 5 mins on these 2 perfumes which I personally find their place to be in a drugstore along with Skin Musk, Charlie and the likes.
Pepper, pepper, pepper, along with a hint of raspberry, this is all I get from this. No sweetness whatsoever, unlike other reviewers have mentioned. Blah!
This was a nice discovery! Annick Goutal's Violette reminds me of some childhood candies I used to eat as a kid. It's a sweet single-noted fragrance, nice sniffing (oh, it brings back so many childhood memories!), but I really don't see myself wearing it. It reminds a lot of Berdoues' "Violettes de Toulouse", for the price I'd rather have the Berdoues...
Fragrances -La Maison de la Vanille - Vanille Givrée des Antilles
martika 11/2/2005 12:21:00 PM
My favorite LMDV scent! Indeed, I'm one of those who love Angel, Prada, Wish, and so forth so no wonder I love Antilles! I get a warm vanilla/chocolate note in the drydown, dare I say I like Antilles better than Angel?