68% would repurchase
on 10/6/2018 7:42:00 PM
More reviews by chiquis1
For as long as I can remember I have always owned at least one or two bottles of perfume, but back in 2013 I got SUPER into fragrances. I’d be truly embarrassed to share how much money I spent trying to find “the one”. I think it was early 2014 when I discovered Classique EDP. I fell in love. I had never before smelled this fragrance on anyone and I couldn’t understand why that was… This fragrance was intoxicating. Sweet, powdery, boozy. It really smells like a sexy, grown lady’s boudoir dressing table: fancy makeup, a vase of beautiful roses, and a glass of fine liqueur on the rocks. Classique EDP is a powerhouse. It leaves a sexy trail that even the strongest couldn’t resist. It’s ladylike, but not in some stodgy, buttoned-up sort of way. Now my only complaint is how hard it’s becoming to find a bottle. In the past I’ve bad experiences with discount perfume retailers, so I really prefer to purchase from Sephora, Nordstrom, Neimans, Ulta, etc. It was probably around early 2016 that I noticed Sephora was no longer carrying Classique EDP online in the US. About six months later Nordstrom stopped carrying it. Once I noticed Ulta stopped carrying Classique EDP, I decided to invest in five 3.4oz bottles from the last major retailer carrying it: Bloomingdales. So, at least I can keep it as my signature scent for the next few years.Some things to note: the bottles I received from Bloomingdales had a slightly different look from the usual. Instead of the lace bodice they have a plain red one. Apparently, this is the “Classique EDP 2017 Anniversary” release. The appearance might be different, but the scent is the same. Also, the EDT and EDP are two different scents. In fact, they should have had two different names. Both are based around rose, but the EDT is lighter (not in longevity or sillage, but in “tone”) while the EDP has that “thicker” boozy rum note that gives it more depth. I like the EDT quite a bit, but LOVE the EDP. Both are great fragrances.I get huge compliments from Classique EDP. People always want to know what it is that I’m wearing. It’s sweet like most of the popular modern fragrances, but nothing else on the market smells like it. It’s distinct and longlasting. On fabrics/clothes this fragrance lasts until wash day. On skin, I can smell it lingering for well over 10 hours.I don’t understand why Jean Paul Gaultier is doing away with his feminine fragrances… He did such an amazing job creating them.
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on 6/9/2018 2:38:00 AM
More reviews by LilBitofSunshine
In the top notes delicate rose scent is spiced by fresh anis. Middle notes combine sweetness of orange blossom and exciting ginger, a powerful aphrodisiac. Vanilla and sensual amber gently embrace in the base.This is very strong. I get a brief waft of spice that dissipates into a fresh, clean soapy scent on me.It's nice but no signature scent for me. Too expensive.If you like this, you should try:~BS Hidden Fantasy~Tocca Brigitte~
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on 3/10/2018 7:06:00 PM
More reviews by tessture
Listed notes: Blood orange, honey, patchouli, gardenia.My sister liked this fairly well, but on me, I got bitter orange with powdery sweet patchouli honey. It was very warm and cuddly but also not pleasant. A strange combination of bitter and warm, with the sweet sweet honey. It’s not sticky sweet, and the warm soft powdery is comforting, but the sharp woody/bitter notes don’t meld. It’s almost like Gaiac wood on my skin, (which is a scent that always goes into screaming, rubbing alcohol with my chemistry) coupled with that smooth honey powder warmth. The honey powder part is just lovely, but the overall mélange is LOUD as hell and won’t scrub off now matter how I try. Really disliking this one, but it can obviously work for others. Try before buying.
on 12/3/2017 7:01:00 AM
More reviews by plsthink2ice
Now perfumes are completely a matter of taste , this I learnt by too many bad blind buys. So now I try to buy only what I have tried several times. Madame is a love or hate perfume . To me it is pure love and joy. It is so full of character that is why no one can remain neutral to it. It is happy sweet orange , white flowers , musk and pomegranate ... But not a bit cheap , it screams expensive and class !
on 11/10/2017 1:22:00 AM
More reviews by rosbergs3
I remember years ago when i was a little kid my parents would take me and my brother out to a restaurant and they would get a beer or a 🍷 then i would get a drink called a Shirley Temple. It was a mix of sprite and grenadine and the glass would have such a pretty color of neon pink just like the bottle of Madame has. The bottle kind of actually glows a neon pink or orange if the light hits the bottle right. Kind of in the same way the ocean glows blue and green when it is full of organisms. And the Shirley Temple would smell so sweet and fizzy just like Madame. This is a strange little scent but its really avant garde and different. Nothing on the market quite like it. The note of grenadine is so intense and syrupy and mixes so well with the 🌹 note. Lasting power is good and gives good sillage. I dont think this is a straight up masculine scent but it could easily pass as unisex due to the musk and cedar notes. Good fragrance to have in your collection.
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