I have #140, Mitzy, which is described as a frosty coral. I LOVE the apparatus! I would get it just for this. I like this color, although it is a bit lighter than pictured-more of an apricot or peach. I think of coral as having a touch of red. Read sarasotagirl's review-I almost always agree with her. The lasting power is not very good, but you can keep on using that fabulous case.
The bottles got me again. I thought I'd try this fragrance, perhaps for the summer, or made with Wills&Kate in mind. I admit that I am an Anglophile and can recite chapter and verse on the monarchy. This new fragrance requires some prolonged thougt. If I don't like one first smelled from the sample or the bottle, or upon first application, I most always write it off.This is a modern version of a classic wedding (Kate's gown, anyone?) Citus and light wood are the top noted to me. Then a WOW of the wedding flowers,which is feminine and divine. After several minutes comes the woods again and ?vetyver. WHY vetyver?? Does it spoil the overall effect? Maybe this is for an outdoor or beachy wedding. Perhaps this was made for a modern, yet classic girl like Kate. I'm dying to hear what others say about this.
Yuck!! I used to like Escada and the fruity, sweet frags, but not anymore. This is in the same group, but not as complex or interesting. I'm so disappointed. Luckily a small bottle was purchased unsniffed at a low price.
I love this scent. It is nothing like the original KS. It is green-perhaps a chypre-fragrance on the order of Eau de Soir or Chanel #19. This went off-market really fast. My favorite SA at Nordstroms saw my forlorn look and brought out a partially full tester which she was supposed to throw out, and she gave it to me!!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Grossmith Hasu-No-Hana
janebkrn 5/22/2010 2:45:00 PM
Read others' reviews for notes. IMHO this is the best of the 3 Grossmiths perfumes by far. The other 2 are kind of cheesy, but not this. There is a smoky, yet soft, "head shop" quality to this - in a lady-like way, softened by a glorious use of waterlily. FYI, the floral scent is just cheap. The fougere smells just like men's cologne, but nothing unique at all. I'm caught by the Art Nouveau labels.
I guess that I'm the exception, as I love this scent. You have to love the top notes. I don't get any of the amber, musk or woods.It is reminiscent of leila and the very floral Bonds.
Fragrances -Parfums De Nicolai - Week-End A Deauville
janebkrn 8/3/2009 6:52:00 PM
I usually am not impressed by PdN fragrances, however I thought I would sample the new two-this and the Love. I was pleasantly surprised by both, particularly this one. The initial balst of petigrain and pink pepper is really fun. The drydown is very faint and softer. There is very poor lasting quality, and this is one that is more like a splash to be reapplied every hour or 2.
gag,choke,this is awful! I can't even stand to make a real MUA "salute" under my nose-just a quick and distant fly-by of my hand at chin level. The ingredients are listed below. Hell,I don't know what it supposed to smell like. It reminds me of Shalimar with an after kick of that B.O. note like cumin or something. I cannot wait to wash this off!
Generally "natural" products don't seem to last, but this one does. I like the dry musky, pinch of citrus background. This is not too sweet, and at this price it is well worth it's money.
The iris is my favorite flower. I'm dying for a perfume that really smells like one. This is close. It is not dry and cold like many, such as Iris Silver Mist. It is not too sweet or cloying like Iris Nobile.There is an earthiness. While it does not smell exactly like the iris flower, it smells like someone took the whole flower, the stem. leaves and all, and put it in a blender. Unfortunately, it does last lone like most of this line.
I find this to be one of the longer lasting scents of this line, yet it is soft and close to the skin. Initially there are top notes of a clean, white musk, powder, almond and heliotrope. Then a delicate rose pops up. The dry down has more musk, a pinch of incense and that powdery note and feeling. It reminds me of a much softer version of the classic Tourjours Moi. I don't know what ladanum is supposed to smell like, but isn't also a sleeping aide? This fragrance is relaxing like one.
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - Fleur de Narcisse
janebkrn 11/13/2008 6:51:00 PM
I want to give this a good review. I do not get any herbal, mossy or leather notes. Narcisse are "paperwhites" in case you didn't know. Think daffodils, but lighter and pricier. So is this fragrance, which is why I can't rate it as high as I'd like. It is a nice, feminine, floral scent- think a Spring day and you're wearing a sundress and hat in the garden...the problem with this, and several of the L'Artisans is that they are not exceptional and are too pricey and fleeting. If they would only come up with a better fixative, this line would really rock.
Nice lemon, almost a verbena,not a true minty note. I like it, I would maybe buy it again, but it is no better than Loves' Fresh Lemon or other verbena fragrances you might find easier and cheaper.
I got a sample of this. I want to love it. I got a big blast of a lovely, crealy vanilla with burnt sugar. Also quite nutty. Great! But in 10 minutes it was almost gone. I like it so much, I would buy it and spritz all day, but not at this price!
I'd love to know all the notes for this scent. It is a soft floral, but I do detect an undercurrant of my fave L'Artisan manderin Tout Simplement. This can be worn anytime, but perfect for Spring or casual wear.