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Overall rating
33%
would repurchase
4.1/5
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2.0
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Jun/01/2009

Going against the hype, I do not find this fragrance to be anything original or so special. If one has not had the opportunity to try the Original Comme des Garcons then I can unerstand why this would be something new to be appreciated. While I do enjoy the notes of saffron, coriander and pepper which I love in fragrances, these notes are more smoothly presented in the original CDG fragrance. …Read more

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age36-43

skinAcne-prone, Dark, Warm

hairBrown, Relaxed, Medium

eyesBrown


3.0
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Feb/10/2009

The perfume is supposed to smell like gold. Gold doesn't have a smell but lots of goldish looking metal do have a metallic smell and this is what I spot in this perfume. It is the smell I find on my fingers after I'd been fiddling around with lots of hard drives / computer parts all day long. I am not v good at separating the notes listed on osmoz (see end of this review). Normally …Read more

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skinOther, Other, Not Sure

hairOther, Other, Other

eyesOther


3.0
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Dec/09/2008

Just got this juice yesterday without having smelled it from a sample before. It was a bit of a wildcard for me since I'm not that into amber. But the artificial saffron note made me curious. Well, this fragrance is strong, one spray lasts all day. The top is very aldehydic. Cant really say what it smells. However the drydown is a beutiful vanillic flower with LOADS of amber. Yes amber. And …Read more

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age25-29

skinSensitive, Medium, Unknown

hairBrunette, Unknown, Unknown

eyesGreen


5.0
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Dec/02/2008

888 is one of my current favorite perfumes but it is so artfully blended and unusual that I can't figure it out. For some reason, I always think I smell a bit of red or black grape in 888 (a la Mona di Orio's Nuit Noire). At other times it seems like a wonderful spicy mixture of white flowers (esp. orange flower) and white musk. The "official" information put out by Comme des …Read more

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age36-43

skinOther, Other, Not Sure

hairOther, Other, Other

eyesOther


3.0
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Aug/10/2008

Hmm, I like this - it's very nice. Not - oh my goodness, I have to have this now let me go order this - but nice. I consider this a soapy fragrance - very fresh and clean (like a cross between Keiko Mecheri Musc and Clean original). Sort of like your skin but better scent (just out of the shower). It's quite lovely and comforting, but I think if I wanted this, I'd get a decant …Read more

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age30-35

skinCombination, Unknown, Unknown

hairBlond, Unknown, Unknown

eyesBrown


4.0
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Jul/28/2008

This gets a "4" because I admire the artistry. When it gets past the topnotes--and who knows? I may be in the base by now--this does fit my mental image of what gold smells like. I am amazed. It's not something I would wear, but I have to admire the artistry on it. It seems thin though, and that's why it's not a "5". The topnotes are fresh smelling. And …Read more

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age44-55

skinDry, Other, Not Sure

hairBrown, Other, Other

eyesBrown


4.0
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Jun/12/2008

First of all: mushymamma made an excellent review on this fragrance, please read it. My impression of this fragrance is exactly the same.

As you all probably know, the intention with this fragrance was to "translate the smell of gold into perfume".

It is centered on safraline, a molecule derived from the most golden of all spices, saffron. Other notes are …
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age44-55

skinDry, Fair, Unknown

hairBlond, Unknown, Unknown

eyesHazel


2.0
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Mar/31/2008

Ugh, I hate to ruin mushy's perfect 5, but I've got to be honest about my reaction. You know how sometimes people get all immature and say a scent smells like "bug spray?" Yeah, that annoys me too. It's just so much hyperbole and isn't particularly creative. So I won't use that term. 888 doesn't smell like bug spray, it smells like... insect repellent …Read more

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age36-43

skinOther, Other, Not Sure

hairOther, Other, Other

eyesOther


5.0
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Mar/27/2008

Am I the first review for this? Oh my. Well, I'll start by saying that I love it. Really love, love it. It was a sleeper hit and a total surprise for me, and something my favorite SA at Apothia slyly spritzed on me while I was shopping. I wandered around, playing with the lotions and creams and kept sniffing. "Wait, what is that? Sweet mother, that's yummy." Yes, she …Read more

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About reviewer (41 reviews)

age36-43

skinVery Dry, Unknown, Unknown

hairBrown, Unknown, Unknown

eyesBlue