Wonderful scent! It was my mother's signature scent for a long time (after Nina Ricci misguidedly discontinued Fille d'Eve). My parents were in the diplomatic service and this scent brings back memories of my mother, dressed up to the nines, preparing to go to a reception or other. The sillage would remain long after she was gone. I never wore it myself (it was almost an impertinence), but I would gladly do it now.
Another all-time favorite! AND very popular when I wear it. I used to have a co-worker who literally begged me to wear this scent, he liked it so much. LOL. My sister just gave me a full bottle (she does not tolerate strong perfumes, poor dear) and I was thrilled.
This perfume is heavenly! I don't usually go for florals, but I love this one. So elegant. So refined. So femenine. A winner.
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - Passage d-Enfer
hesperia 12/31/2007 5:58:00 PM
Great "incensy" perfume. Very different. However, count me among those who do not care for the name. That's why I reated Packing Quality as 3.
Apart from the fact that I am a HUGE SL fan, this scent is out of this world. It was my first SL and I loved it to the last drop. I have never had a scent that so faithfully reproduced the smell of orange flowers. I love SL. If it wasn't so bloody expensive, I'd buy the whole collection. :(
Lovely scent. NO staying power. Pass.
Fragrances -Viktor & Rolf - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
hesperia 12/31/2007 5:34:00 PM
Hmmmmm. Personally, I find this to be more bomb than flower (and I'm a woman who LOVES strong scents). It's not awful, mind. I mean, I would not kick it off my vanity. It's just ... well, not for me. You know how it is with fragrances. However, I'm glad it works for so many other ladies. :)
Ah! The Queen of Perfumes! Never mind how many scents I try, I always have this one at hand. Opium is not for everyone. This is for a WOMAN, self-assured and assertive. It is right up there in my perfumes Hall of Fame. :) I totally agree with MarksCarltonLane3's great review. Opium separates womanhood from girlhood (I don't mean this as an insult, mind). I wore this in the 80s, when it first appeared, and when I was much younger. I've never been concerned about scents "defining" a woman's age. It is I who wears my scents, not the other way around. And now that I am in that "dreaded" age bracket, I feel lucky that I can be even less "concerned". ;) LOL.
Another great classic. I sincerely hope the people at Guerlain won't kill it by "reformulating" it, like they did with Mitsouko. There ought to be a law against reformulating scents. :(
What a ripoff. And the box is well marked as Soap Water. It lasted 5 minutes, if at all, and it smells like baby Johnson. Not to mention it's waaaay overpriced.
Yes, it does have a grapefruity side to it, which makes it lovely to wear in summer. I like this scent. It's sweet, but in a nice, yummy way. Hubby loves it.
I LOVE this scent. It's a great oriental (my favorite type). Also, it has good staying power. I get so many compliments from both men and women when I wear it. Deffintely a keeper.
Another favorite. Very femenine and womanly. A good year-round fragrance.
Lovely, lovely, lovely perfume. I have a HUGE collection of scents (I'm a junkie) and this is one of my favorites. And if you have not tried the new Allure Sensuelle, please do. It's even better.
Yes, it's nice. I have the "grown up" Coco and I must say, I'll take that over "mademoiselle" anytime.