63% would repurchase
on 12/8/2018 10:12:00 PM
More reviews by littlemissrock
Curled my lashes, formula was just ok, a little overpriced, there are better drug store products.
on 11/29/2018 12:54:00 PM
More reviews by MoodyLucy
I'm with the bunch who say "soapy", though for me, that's not a bad thing at all. I don't know whether I have the italian or German version, I understand that affects sillage and longevity, but anyway, mine is average. detectable from up close or if you're moving around a lot, but not like it leaves a trail and not in any way overpowering. The floral and powdery notes are not very noticeable to me until almost drydown, that's when I finally pick up on it's warmer and elegant aspect, though it's gentle and close to the skin-that's when it smells comforting, stylish, and like a "woman" to me. Otherwise, i agree with whoever said it smells like a clean bathroom, and I'm all about that clean bathroom smell lol. Surprised people recommend this for an evening out as I personally find nothing I normally associate with an evening out about it. I do agree despite the soapiness it's well on the "womanly" side, and a safe fragrance imo. I mean, worst case scenario you'll smell freshly showered so it's hard to imagine it offending anyone, at least if used moderately. It isn't glamorous or shockingly good to me, it's just...wearable and friendly in that I can't see myself feeling nauseous from it. I'm a clean and cleaning freak so I'm biased about its "just washed" character. But the more you wear it, the more it's enticing, comforting, elegant notes start to present themselves as it's main features. Truly develops like a fragrance is supposed to, albeit in a light, demure way. I also find it a fabulous fragrance to mix with other scents, especially if you want to lend an airiness to them. I find the floral note is reminiscent of lilly of the valley, or linden blossom, or violet even, and enhances other perfumes well without adding to any possible stiffling effects (perhaps even takes them down a notch). I don't necessarily see myself repurchasing (it's close to impossible to find these days anyway), but I do think I will use it occasionally because I want to have a spritz of it available for when every other smell feels cloying and sickening and I just want something clean, light and airy. I find it excellent for extreme summer heat, but am personally not averse to using crisp fragrances in winter either. I especially appreciate this scent seems to have an intimacy with the wearer, sometimes you have to sneak under your own shirt and sniff at your chest to get that reasurring scent made feminine by body heat and chemistry, so to me this isn't a fragrance you flaunt and disperse, and even if you did, on the surface, it's just a shower scent anyway. catching the other notes requires much more proximity and physical contact.
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on 11/25/2018 7:45:00 AM
I think the coverage is ok, it is a little too oily for my skin, it is not worth the pricetag. Mark under overpriced.
on 11/14/2018 3:44:00 PM
More reviews by chiquis1
Some say that they can smell a scent difference between the original Light Blue and Light Blue Eau Intense. Whatever difference there might be between the two fragrances is, in my opinion, negligible. To my nose they are the same scent: bright, refreshing lemon lime water over a fresh cedar base. In my opinion, if you already own a bottle of the original Light Blue then you don't need a full bottle of the Intense version. If you love the original and need to purchase a new bottle because you've run out, then go ahead and purchase a bottle of the Intense while it's available. I do think the Intense version has improved sillage and longevity. I got a solid 7 hours on my skin and could smell it on my blouse when I pulled it to wash.I think this is a safe gift and also a safe blind purchase if you like fresh citrus scents. This and the original were made for hot, humid summer weather. Just pleasant and refreshing.
on 11/5/2018 3:56:00 AM
More reviews by zeynepd
Lovers of the floriental The One who like leaning toward gourmand may really enjoy this fragrance. I do. It is an out there, unashamed bomb of notes - especially in the beginning- and the golden, sweet opulance of the original is toned down with more bass tones. I think the colour of the bottle is apt. The Only One is a very direct fragrance. Notes are easily recognizable right from the beginning. I get caramel, coffee or cocoa, flowers and even a bit of spice and the clean patch right from the beginning, together with oriental, sparkly citruses. It is indeed easy to call this parade a mess but it is easy-going and likeable to my nose. I don't find it risky or daring. More like a comfortable oversized jumper, but with a statement. The Only One calms down during the heart on my skin. The dense sparkle tones down considerably and transforms into a coziness. I find the flowers sweet but airy, not totally a candy bomb. Out of the iris, violet and rose, the most noticeable is violet on my skin, paired with an airy pear. The drydown is a comfortable gourmand with caramel, coffee and patch but nothing risk taking like Mugler interpretations of these notes. The Only One is marketed as the essence of sophisticated and hypnotising femininity. I don't see it that way. It is not sophisticated in my understanding - although, by no means is it vulgar or anything. Easy to combine with casual chic stuff and maybe mulled wine in front of the fireplace. I don't believe I can and neither do I wish to "hypnotise" anyone with this. It would be more like "wrarrr, you smell so good, can I eat your arm?" If The One is a strong daytime fragrance that can easily transition into a Friday night out, The Only One is the cozy but stylish Saturday after that night. I rarely enjoy the One flankers but this is FBW for me - though I would get bored if I wore it every day.
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