This perfume (black lid) falls into the "okay" category for me. It's nice and dries down to a powdery scent. I have to be honest and say it didn't "Wow" me but it's definitely not one to dislike. If you want to go for a subtle, powdery light floral scent this one's for you.
This is nice. It's what I would term as a sweet feminine fragrance. On me, however, the smell doesn't last too long. I tested 3 scents at the same time, and this one faded the fastest. I don't dislike it though, but I don't think it's worth the money if I have to keep topping it up.
As much as I want to dislike this (the intial spray just made me think of a mature lady which isn't me) there is something that I just LIKE about this scent. It has a mixture of citrus, green, white florals and exudes an array of moods. The scent is very distinctive, it's very classy in a mature way, and as much as I say this isn't really me, I just can't help smelling my wrist and saying "this isn't really me ... but I really like it." I'm torn ... maybe I'll test it a few more times before I decide whether to purchase it or not.
This one's a real stinker, trust me. It really is like B.O. in a bottle - unwashed bodies, sweaty armpits, male changing rooms, sleazy orgies in hot dirty rooms ... I'd put this in the category of "nasty". The scent is not in the slightest bit feminine which is a shame because it could have been so nice. On a top level it's okay but all it takes is one wrong note to ruin it all ... and Kingdom certainly has that rogue note which makes it all fall down. To make things worse my son got ahold of it and had the hairbrained idea of spraying it out in my mother's room ... the WHOLE bottle - he used every last drop. Of all the perfumes he could have chosen ... *dies*... the whole place stunk of funk for months no matter what we did to try and get rid of it. This makes me hate it even more. I don't think there is anything that could make me like this, it's just too disgusting for words. The trauma of those weeks living with the rancid stench of this "scent" will haunt me forever.
Fragrances -Narciso Rodriguez - Nr for Her Musc Collection
coolfreshair 10/22/2012 7:44:00 PM
I agree with the person below who said it smells almost medicinal when first sprayed. I got that also, but it doesn't take long for the scent to metamorphise into a beautiful soft musc. I don't actually possess this as yet, but I hope to before Christmas :-)
Ancient, sweet and creamy. Definitely not for me.
I remember buying this years ago because it was cheap, but not disappointing. I loved it and used to wear it all the time. I'm not sure if it's for me now but it was perfect for me in the summer of 95. It's light, fresh, flowery and unique ... and it would last on me forever. Not one that would generate a lot of compliments from men ... strangely women seemed more drawn to this who would always say it smelled really good :-)
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Mont Blanc - Femme Individuelle
coolfreshair 10/22/2012 4:03:00 PM
This scent is surprisingly very nice. It is certainly unusual and is not something I would usually go for. It wasn't too expensive so I thought I would give it a shot. I have to say I am pleasantly surprised. The unusual fruity burst upon first spaying was a pleasant surprise. However, it didn't 't take long before the alluring soft spiciness seeped through. The spicy notes are definitely soft, there's no overpowering or heaviness to it. Rather like still waters which run deep - it almost promises something more ... but somehow is just enough as it is. I've only worn this a couple of times as I'm currently wearing another scent as my signature at the moment, but have enjoyed wearing it each time.. I will definitely be coming back to this one.
I loved the top-notes on intially spraying it and thought it could defnitely work for me, but I can't get past the marzipan-esque drydown. It's very much a heavy, evening-time scent and I found it quite overpowering. Its heavy essence somehow takes over and the scent wears you rather than you being caressed by it. This perfume is definitely not what it first appears to be, especially if the packaging is anything to go by. I expected something light and romantic, but was presented with something that started out as romantic but dried down into a scent which was more daring and seductive ... but not for me. I'm not sure if this will be for everyone but I know there are many who will love it for the very reasons I don't like it. The licorice/praline/marzipan-like tones are just too much for me.
This has definitely grown on me. I was a little disappointed initially as I'd felt it was very similar to their Paris scent the previous year with a little extra mixed in. It was quite strong on initial spray and went through quite a few different notes until it dried down into a pretty more subtle scent. Although I still feel it is reminiscent of Paris it is definitely it's own scent. It is more youthful with a bit more fun. It's like the smell of a beautiful rose without the overpowering rosiness (if that makes any sense). It's a very fragrant floral and definitely has lasting power but not in an unpleasant way. It's an amazing clean and fresh scent without being horribly 'green'. I've found that this goes through a range of different notes until it finally settles into a beautiful slightly creamy flowery smell whilst still maintaining its freshness. I would wear this as an anytime-of-the-day scent and it could quite possibly become my signature perfume (if I wasn't so fickle when it came to perfumes). I not so sure about the name "Florabotanica" It's not very alluring, but I'll forgive it this time. A least it smells better than it sounds. I'm very glad I gave this a chance before condemning it to the "boring" category.
First thing I got upon spraying this was a blast of green. Woah! Cut grass, lush green foliage, ivy, moss ... made my eyes water. However, once the shock of the green tones have passed you're left with a strange soapy aroma. I have to admit I'm not sure about this one. The green is way too intense initially, but the drydown is very different. It's ALMOST pleasant. I do like the creamy soapiness (I know the soapy smell isn't for everyone) but there's a strange undertone which doesn't sit well with me. I find it a bit annoying. The perfume is certainly different and I DID purchase this as, at the time, I quite liked the drydown but after wearing it for a day I'm not so sure. It COULD be nice ... but there's something in the drydown just ruining the whole scent, I wasn't aware this was an older scent as it seems to have been 'rebranded' and relaunched with new packaging but I think I will set this down to rest for now and see how I feel about it in a few months time.
Without being insulting I did NOT like this. I actually thought I would as I recently purchased a bottle of Mon Jasmin Noir L'eau Exquise and loved it. I just don't understand how these two scents can smell so far removed from each other. This has a sort of dark, mysteriousness to it and has an aura of maturity , however, it's just a little too mature for me. It doesn't make me feel youthful or happy. Rather it makes me feel as though I have to "act like an adult". It does have an air of seductiveness ... but there's no fun, light element to it, which isn't the way I would want to project myself. This would smell lovely on a glamorous, sexy mature lady ... but that's definitely not me!
This scent came from the era of power. Power ballads, power singers ... and powerhouse perfumes. Whilst I am not adverse to all powerful scents I found the lingering intensity of this one veered toward the unpleasant side. Like a huge bowl of fruit can smell wonderfully delicious, that same bowl of fruit can also at times become slightly cloying, especially if some of those fruit are over-ripe. Whilst not exactly unpleasant you feel a need to distance yourself from that pungently fruity intensity. I feel the same about this perfume. It's not completely unpleasant but there's something within the notes that reminds me of fruit that is so ripe that it's beginning to turn ... and for me it spoils the whole scent.
I will always love the smell of this and I always have. I've bought it twice but have have ended up giving it away each time. Unfortunately this scent just doesn't suit me which is very annoying. How can something so lovely sit so badly on my skin??! This is no criticism, however, but more a disappointment that I couldn't wear it in it's full glory.
I loved the top note of this but the dry-down was unpleasant in an insipid kind of way. Was very disappointing for me. However, the lady-bird themed bottle was interesting.