Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels


Overall rating
3.9
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65%
would repurchase
3.9
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Overall rating
65%
would repurchase

Recent Van Cleef & Arpels Reviews

Feerie
5.0
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10 months ago

Very very nice, I've tried thousands of samples of different perfumes over the past year and this reached my favourites list. It isn't as delicate as I thought it would be from the reviews on fragantica (the edt is but I can't seem to find it anywhere), but this is still really lovely, it's quite unique aswell. I get the violets and berrys not one note takes over the other, it's a cross between delicate violet and jammy berries it's quite an addictive scent. The price for this is fab, the fragrance lasts and the sillage is good, very pretty juicy/floral scent will be lovely for summer

Feerie
5.0
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10 months ago

Very very nice, I've tried thousands of samples of different perfumes over the past year and this reached my favourites list. It isn't as delicate as I thought it would be from the reviews on fragantica (the edt is but I can't seem to find it anywhere), but this is still really lovely, it's quite unique aswell. I get the violets and berrys not one note takes over the other, it's a cross between delicate violet and jammy berries it's quite an addictive scent. The price for this is fab, the fragrance lasts and the sillage is good, very pretty juicy/floral scent will be lovely for summer


Gardenia Petale Eau de Parfum

I do not have too much to say about this fragrance other than that it is stunningly beautiful in the top notes. It is still nice in the dry down, but the main beauty lay in the too quickly faded top notes. It smells so fresh, realistic, and delicious, and it is actually quite sheer for this type of white floral, but the performance is poor. Longevity, projection, and sillage leave much to be desired, unfortunately. If the beauty of those top notes hung around for a good while longer, I would award this fragrance ten out of ten stars. Because of the poor performance, I am giving it five stars overall. It performs much more like a cologne than an EdP, and I do not feel it merits VC&A's price point. This fragrance is utterly gorgeous but fleeting. Fragrance: 10/10 for the top notes. 5/10 for the rest of the notes. Longevity: 5/10 Sillage: 5/10 Projection: 5/10

Gardenia Petale Eau de Parfum
3.0
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10 months ago

I do not have too much to say about this fragrance other than that it is stunningly beautiful in the top notes. It is still nice in the dry down, but the main beauty lay in the too quickly faded top notes. It smells so fresh, realistic, and delicious, and it is actually quite sheer for this type of white floral, but the performance is poor. Longevity, projection, and sillage leave much to be desired, unfortunately. If the beauty of those top notes hung around for a good while longer, I would award this fragrance ten out of ten stars. Because of the poor performance, I am giving it five stars overall. It performs much more like a cologne than an EdP, and I do not feel it merits VC&A's price point. This fragrance is utterly gorgeous but fleeting. Fragrance: 10/10 for the top notes. 5/10 for the rest of the notes. Longevity: 5/10 Sillage: 5/10 Projection: 5/10

Lys Carmin
4.0
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2 years ago

Notes: Lily, Ylang-Ylang, Pink Pepper, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Powdery Notes, Sandalwood. I am not strictly speaking a great lover of straight up floral fragrances, but I am drawn to the white floral notes in a few outstanding fragrances, e.g. Guerlain Mahora and Hermes 24 Faubourg. Over the course of my perfume journey, I have come to know and to love some white floral notes such as orange blossom, neroli, gardenia, and tuberose, and over the course of this last year, I began an exploration of another white floral note--lily. I purchased several outstanding fragrances with a prominent lily note: Guerlain Lys Soleia; Donna Karan Gold; Cartier Baiser Volé; Cartier Baiser Volé Essence; and, Serge Lutens Un Lys. With my appetite for lily throughly whetted, I next sought out and purchased Lys Carmin. Lys Carmin is unlike any of my other fragrances that contain a prominent lily note. Lys Soleia and Gold are both warm lily fragrances that incorporate several other floral notes whilst Baiser Volé Essence is made lightly warm and soothing by vanilla. Both Basier Volé and Un Lys on the other hand are very fresh, green lily-centric fragrances, studies of one flower only---true solifores. Lys Carmin, however, is neither especially warm nor green. Instead, as others have noted, it is a spicy lily fragrance ever so slightly sweetened by ylang-ylang and vanilla. I find LC quite airy and light. On my skin it wears as a hazy, gauzy lily mist that seems to float around my body rather than project off of my body. It brings to mind the Spanish ironwork lace balconies of the French Quarter, long white silk gowns, wide brimmed hats dripping in white flowers, and gently scented white handkerchiefs discreetly tucked between soft bossoms that glisten ever so slightly with perspiration borne of Summer heat and humidity. I find LC to be an undeniably feminine, lily-centric fragrance. It is fairly linear but nevertheless quite lovely. Projection and sillage are both soft. Longevity is average. It would be appropriate in virtually any venue any time of year except perhaps during the coldest months where its lovely fragrance may be eclipsed by frigid temperatures and icy winds. In short, it is a quite beautiful white floral fragrance, and I am very pleased to have added LC to my collection. Fragrance: 9/10 Projection: 5/10 Sillage: 5/10 Longevity: 6/10

Lys Carmin
4.0
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2 years ago

Notes: Lily, Ylang-Ylang, Pink Pepper, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Powdery Notes, Sandalwood. I am not strictly speaking a great lover of straight up floral fragrances, but I am drawn to the white floral notes in a few outstanding fragrances, e.g. Guerlain Mahora and Hermes 24 Faubourg. Over the course of my perfume journey, I have come to know and to love some white floral notes such as orange blossom, neroli, gardenia, and tuberose, and over the course of this last year, I began an exploration of another white floral note--lily. I purchased several outstanding fragrances with a prominent lily note: Guerlain Lys Soleia; Donna Karan Gold; Cartier Baiser Volé; Cartier Baiser Volé Essence; and, Serge Lutens Un Lys. With my appetite for lily throughly whetted, I next sought out and purchased Lys Carmin. Lys Carmin is unlike any of my other fragrances that contain a prominent lily note. Lys Soleia and Gold are both warm lily fragrances that incorporate several other floral notes whilst Baiser Volé Essence is made lightly warm and soothing by vanilla. Both Basier Volé and Un Lys on the other hand are very fresh, green lily-centric fragrances, studies of one flower only---true solifores. Lys Carmin, however, is neither especially warm nor green. Instead, as others have noted, it is a spicy lily fragrance ever so slightly sweetened by ylang-ylang and vanilla. I find LC quite airy and light. On my skin it wears as a hazy, gauzy lily mist that seems to float around my body rather than project off of my body. It brings to mind the Spanish ironwork lace balconies of the French Quarter, long white silk gowns, wide brimmed hats dripping in white flowers, and gently scented white handkerchiefs discreetly tucked between soft bossoms that glisten ever so slightly with perspiration borne of Summer heat and humidity. I find LC to be an undeniably feminine, lily-centric fragrance. It is fairly linear but nevertheless quite lovely. Projection and sillage are both soft. Longevity is average. It would be appropriate in virtually any venue any time of year except perhaps during the coldest months where its lovely fragrance may be eclipsed by frigid temperatures and icy winds. In short, it is a quite beautiful white floral fragrance, and I am very pleased to have added LC to my collection. Fragrance: 9/10 Projection: 5/10 Sillage: 5/10 Longevity: 6/10