This is a lovely perfume. The tuberose is creamy and very soft, and the ambergris makes it very intriguing. So far I would say that it is the best Creed I have tried--the most inspired composition. My problem with this perfume is one that I seem to have with most Creeds--they are very muted on my skin. They just don't "take off". This is different from just being subtle, or a skin scent. Unfortunately, Tuberose Indiana lays flat on my skin, and within an hour, the lovely notes are almost completely undetectable.
I have always avoided green shadows because I have Pine-Green eyes, and green shadows usually wash them out and make them un-noticeable. Not Swimming. Something about the glitter and the yellow undertones actually accents my green eyes. I've actually gotten more compliments on my eyes with this shadow on than any other! If you have green eyes, I recommend that you give this one a try! It has excellent pigment. It stays put all day and half the night, too.
One thing I have learned since joining MUA is that individual chemistry makes SUCH a difference! And I think my personal chemistry is all fouled up. So many scents that smell lovely on others just DIE on me. I am always impressed when something simply smells like it SHOULD on me. When I tried Boheme recently, I was pleasantly surprised. It really smells great on me! On my skin, the carnation and frankincense play off each other and take turns at being the lead, with galbanum piping in at times. And there's a slight wood-tone in the drydown. I love the way this works on my skin; I love it when a perfume reacts this way. I'd hate to describe it as old-fashioned or old-lady-ish. But it definitely isn't "modern" or in keeping with the trends, and it is true that carnation was hugely popular long ago (that's why you see Bellodgia bottles in so many antique stores). Maybe it is because I personally LIKE it that I prefer to think of it as simply "unique". On ME, it is pretty, but with character-- and well-balanced. I couldn't rate it 5 lippies, though. It's just not in the same league as, say, the afore-mentioned Bellodgia.
This was so disappointing to me! Initially it was pleasant, but not very realistic smelling. It lacked that sharpness of true lavender. And then after 5 minutes, it went all "cotton candy" on me.
This is not the sort of perfume I am usually drawn to. For one thing, ylang ylang does not work with my personal chemistry. For another, I don't care for most floral-woody blends. The list of notes in THIS one (rose, ylang ylang, sandalwood, cedar...) makes me think of your typical, readily-available mall perfumes. Indeed, the only reason I sought to try this frag is the fact that is a Caron and I am a Caron nut. Generally speaking, this scent turned out to be exactly what I expected. But there were a couple of surprises- 1)Like many Carons, it took a long time to develop on my skin. It went through several phases, some of which I did not like. The ultimate drydown was very nice, though. To me, this perfume smells "dressy"--very suitable to formal occasions. 2)Didn't expect it, but it was there: tucked away in the drydown was a very small hint of that "Caron accord". This is a nice modern Caron scent. But it is not unique and special like some other Carons.
WoW! Great product. Fantastic texture. Long-wearing. As for the color: LOVE IT! I have dark green eyes and as a rule, never get green shadows. This is the exception--green, but with enough yellow in it that it plays UP my green eyes. In fact, you wouldn't think so, but this color looks great with my complexion.
Just love this. It took me two tries to appreciate it. I'm not a big carnation fan, but I find more and more that I love almost anything with that special "Caron accord" in it!! A beautiful scent.
I don't have anything to say that hasn't been said already! I find that I love this scent more and more as time goes by. I no longer think of it as a "novelty". It's simply a rich, beautiful, UNIQUE fragrance. It smells wonderful on my skin, not rank or mildewy, and it lasts better than many fragrances. DH loves it on me (but then again, he DOES love old books!). I completely understand why many people dislike it, but I just love it!
I'm a big mimosa fan, and this is one of the very best mimosa perfumes that I've sniffed! It's a very potent blend, and to be honest, the first hour or two it is a bit too much for me. It also smells a bit too fruity (for my tastes) in the beginning. But it dries down incredibly well. It smells wonderful all day and into the night. I am very impressed at how the mimosa note is still very apparent at the end of the day.
On me, this smells just like a very cinnamon-heavy batch of oatmeal cookie dough. VERY foody, and VERY unlike what I would expect from Dior. But I'm sure that's just a fluke of my own personal chemistry.
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - Passage d-Enfer
Suzy_Queue 10/11/2003 9:26:00 AM
This perfume was a big disappointment to me! I was so SuRE I'd love it, based on the descriptions, based on the fact that I love the supposedly-similar Messe de Minuit, and, well: based on the very cool name! Plus, it's L'Artisan, right? The same people wh
I do not like tuberose and I never have. Yet I have gone MAD for this perfume! One tiny drop is all it takes. Be sure you are strapped in--the menthol launches this powerful fragrance like a ROCKET! It lasts a long time on me, too--and I have dry, cool skin. I love this and want desperately to own a bottle.
I received a decant of this from a WONDERFUL and VERY GRACIOUS MUA-er. On me, Nanadebary was pleasantly sweet and mildly spicey, but overall, quite unremarkable. However, my daughter tried it. On HER skin it really comes alive! The various notes in the blend come through very nicely--including a hint of tangerine--and it's really DIVINE! It's amazing, and it really illustrates how body chemistry makes such a difference. Anyway, it's her new favorite, and I really enjoy smelling it on her.
Fragrances -Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Perfumes - Fleur de Comores
Suzy_Queue 10/6/2003 8:53:00 PM
On me, I get very little "fleur" from this scent, except for right after application. Then it immediately begins to grow into a dark vanilla, and over the course of an hour, it becomes increasingly fruity-- with lots of banana. It ends up smelling like banana liquor. You know, I am not at ALL interested in fruity fragrances, and (with a few exceptions) I am just not that big on vanillas. I ESPECIALLY do not like food-y scents. But THIS perfume is so banana-licious that I can't say no.
I got a sample of this in a swap. I was not impressed at first application, and was thankful I had only dabbed on the TEENIEST amount. But during the next hour it went through several changes (including a brief phase of smelling like Hermes Rouge!) and it became obvious that this was no ordinary perfume! It finally "settled down" to a wonderful, uniquely sexy blend that has a special way hovering just above the skin. In a short time, I have become crazy for this scent, some days ignoring even my newest samples for it! I will definitely be buying this one! It was not really what I expected--I guess I thought it would be a little more like Messe de Minuet (which I also enjoy) but there's not much similarity. Parfum Sacre is a more "approachable" fragrance. Despite the name and the presence of incense, this perfume is NOT likely to be amongst the congregation on Sunday morning!