This scent is beautiful. I have it in the parfum but the eau de toilette smells very nice as well. I never thought this perfume would smell so good...but when I smelled the tester bottle at the mall, I was pleasantly surprised. It smells like a combination of flowers and berries, but it's not too strong and in-your-face. It's perfect for any occasion, anytime of year.
Hummm such a nice fragrance. So light and delicate... a garden of flowers. It's a very nice fragrance for Spring and Summer because it's so delicate and fresh. UPDATE: After having used this for awhile, I realize I don't like it as much as before. I think it reacts differently with my body chemistry on somedays. Or maybe it's because I wore it so much during exam time that it brings back stressful memories!! UPDATE 07/02/05: It has been nearly 2 years since I've worn this fragrance, the last time I wore it I hadn't even graduated from university yet. I'm ready to try it again. I figure I'm over the exam thing, it's been over a year since I wrote one! :D It's summer, and like I said, this is a wonderful fragrance for the summer months. I'm ready to take another shot at our relationship, after all... I love Givenchy! ;)
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - mat; by Masaki Matsushima
nancy_183 9/1/2003 6:44:00 PM
Not bad, however I'm not into these kinds of scents. It's too fruity. I like fruity scents in perfume but it needs to have a little warmth and spice... which this one did not have. Instead it's a fresh light fruity scent which doesn't appeal to me... at least not in perfume. I find that too common these days. Nonetheless, it's not bad and it's a nice fragrance for summer if this scent appeals to you.
The smell reminds me of an airplane washroom. It makes me feel nauseous. Maybe it's the way it reacts with my body chemistry, but I just cannot wear it.
First of all, I don't quite understand what people mean when they say a perfume is "too 80's". Perhaps I'm just being ignorant and excuse me if I am, but it just doesn't make much sense to me. I understand that certain types of scents are more popular during a specific decade, but I don't understand how someone can smell a specific fragrance like Obsession and say right away "it's too 80's". Anyways, I remember Obsession from years ago when my mother wore it. She bought it a a Duty Free shop at the airport right before we were leaving for a trip to Europe. I can't say how it smells on me because I've never tried it on myself. From what I recall of it, it was a bit sweet and musky, which is fine as long as you don't overdo it. Thinking back now, I remember there were some nice notes in it which all in all made for a nice smelling perfume... and may I say sexy as well. I would probably never buy it for myself, unless if I realized after trying it that it smelled absolutely incredible on me but I doubt it. Since I'm undecided, I'll give this one three lipsticks.
Another perfume my mother used when I was a child. This perfume reminds me of the smell of tobacco (in a good way) mixed with a leather jacket. The combination of those scents with this perfume would be perfect... sounds odd, I know, but I find it appealing, eventhough I'm not a smoker. It's not a perfume I would buy for myself, but it suits a lot of people.
A bit heavy for my taste, but a nice scent nonetheless. My mother bought a small bottle of this years ago at a duty free otherwise, I probably would have never come across it. As soon as she finished this bottle, she never bought it again. I consider it a sophisticated perfume, perfect for evening and cooler weather. Would I ever buy it? Probably not... but it's a good choice for those people who enjoy stronger perfumes.
I used Oceanus when I was about 13/14. I am not a huge fan of ocean scents--I hate Cool Water for women, however, I do like Oceanus. Whether or not I would buy it again I'm uncertain about, all I can say is this worked well with my body chemistry and I found it very refreshing. It's the perfect fragrance for a day at the beach.
Poison... this name must derive from the fact that this stuff kills brain cells. There are some nice middle notes in it (i.e. rose, carnation) but the combination of all the notes in this fragrance make it smell like some spray used to kill flies. It's also too strong, not the type of perfume I would wear.
I have a love-hate relationship with this perfume. My mum used to wear this when I was a kid and I can still associate it with her to this day, thus it does bring back some memories of my childhood. On the contrary, I had a teacher in elementary school that I didn't like and I am 99.9% sure she used to wear this-- a little bit of an association there as well. Eventually, my mum realized that everytime she wore this it would make her sneeze so she had to stop using it. Come to think of it, I think I also have a slight allergic reaction to it as well. That said, I don't see myself ever wearing this fragrance despite the fact that I do like the way it smells. I especially like the parfum that comes in the little mini bottle with the stopper in the shape of a flower. I would buy the parfum just to keep on my vanity and for smelling purposes.
This is one of my mum's favourite perfumes. I must say it smells nice, eventhough it's a little strong, but it's fine if you don't bathe in it. A perfect scent for the fall months. When I smell this perfume I'm reminded of an apple orchard during harvest time for some reason. All in all, I consider this scent to be very sophisticated.
I got a little bottle of this as a gift with purchase and really liked it. It's a nice light floral, perfect for the warmer months.
Very nice indeed. Lou Lou has notes of spices, flowers and amber. I don't see it being sold in department stores anymore, at least not where I live. Now it's only sold in perfumeries here. I used this when I was in high school, not very often though. Then at the end of my vacation in Portugal, I left it at my grandmother's house... and never bought another one since. Eventhough I recommend this scent for cooler weather, I wore it a couple times in hot weather and my neck turned a little red, but not when I wore it in cold weather. I guess I have a slight allergic reaction to it. The bottle is a bit tacky for my taste. It looks like one of a cheap dollar store perfume. However, the fragrance is lovely. By the way, I received some compliments on this fragrance when I wore it at the time.
I wore this perfume a few years ago and I really liked it. There's not much I need to say... it's a beautiful perfume... hence the name.
Although it's not my favourite fragrance... I do like it in a certain way, but only right when I spray it on because the drydown is too powdery for my taste. I can understand the psychological appeal to this fragrance-- it's been around for ages, it's considered THE perfume of perfumes and was Marilyn Monroe's favourite. However, in my opinion, there are many perfumes much better than this one. Chanel # 5 is considered THE champagne of fragrances, despite the fact that there are better fragrances out there. All in all, it's a classic, that's for sure, and I'm positive that it will always remain so.