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5.0
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Nov/17/2018

One of my long-term love affairs and pure bliss in a bottle.

Jean-Claude Ellena is commonly described as creating haikus with scents, conveying tremendous complexity despite the superficial lightness or the ephemereal quality of whatever he is playing with at the time. His creations are beautiful watercolor drawings in my mind, sometimes as big as murals and despite their light brush …
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Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairRed

EyesHazel



5.0
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Feb/26/2015

As the odd male reviewer on MakeupAlley I must say... I love this fragrance! And it is weird because I normally despise vanilla fragrances. They are a throw back to this period in the 90's where everything was vanilla scented. But when I wear this magnificent fragrance by Hermes, I smell the pure scent of... a birthday cake or a buttery French madeleine. It makes me so happy to wear it and I …Read more

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About reviewer (6 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Fair, Cool

HairBlack, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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Sep/24/2012

Over the last few months I've become interested in sampling fragrances from Houses/companies that I'm not very familiar with. Hermes fragrances are well reviewed on MUA and Fragrantica so I've become particularly interested in sampling them. The first two fragrances I sampled which introduced me to the brand, Eau des Merveilles and Mediterranee, were so amazing that I immediately …Read more

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About reviewer (179 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Tan, Warm

HairBrown, Relaxed, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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Sep/13/2012

I am a huge fan of unusual vanillas and a self-confessed Jean-Claude Ellena groupie. But, until the life-changing moment I tried Vanille Galante, “Ellena” and “Vanille” were two words that didn’t belong together in the same sentence. My brain would short circuit and collapse before I could make any sense out of that: vanilla is a creamy note, and JCE, the king of the transparent scents. Its …Read more

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About reviewer (27 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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Jul/10/2012

LILIES! beautiful lilies cascading down on you. Not at all foody TG, and appears to be evanessecent but you keep getting faint whiffs of it for hours later, how do they do that? Fairylike and ethereal, perfect for a wedding. God Bless JCE!

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About reviewer (325 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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Apr/29/2011

This is a poem in a bottle. No, a haiku. Of all perfume I've ever smelled this is the one masterpiece that like all brilliant creations is simple and genius.

And yet the simplicity is deceptive. The subtle non-edible vanilla, the salty sea water and the gentlest of white flowers that reigns in a thoughtful and delicate way is the height of sophistication. There is something …
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About reviewer (35 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium

HairBrown

EyesHazel


4.0
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fromgioja

Dec/08/2010

This is not something for foody, gourmand vanilla lovers. It is a beautiful, elegant, tender and subtle gardenia scent with just a hint of vanilla. Very demure and feminine, cosy and innocent and somehow exotic. But for the outrageous price and the weak sillage I wouldn’t consider buying it.

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About reviewer (142 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesHazel


5.0
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fromkisa

Nov/17/2010

I tried this perfume in the boutique, spraying it liberally over my hair and jacket. I though it smelled "great," but I did not buy it. I came back to work and hung my jacket in my father's office. After I finished a day of work, I went back to get the jacket and was stunned with amazing fragrance. The notes were indistinguishable, maybe with an exception of a whisper of white …Read more

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About reviewer (26 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOther, Fair, Neutral

HairOther, Other, Medium

EyesGreen


5.0
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Apr/19/2010

Vanille Galante is exquisite. A sister of Osmanthe Yunnan! Instead of being sunshine in a bottle like Osmanthe Yunnan---- Vanille Galante is that first spring day ... warm , rejuventaing and inviting you to come outside! That freshness that you can't quite put your finger on when you open the window and let the rebirth of the world fragrance inside! The notes are three simple ones …Read more

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About reviewer (635 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Other, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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Apr/11/2010

This is AMAZING. It reminds me exactly of the freshly blossoming honeysuckles my grandma used to have growing in her backyard in North Florida. Also reminds me of when I was little, sitting outside next to a bush of yellow jasmine in my neighbor's yard, just so I could be outside in the sun and the breeze, smelling the flowers all day.

It is perfect----- this could never be too …
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About reviewer (255 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Other, Warm

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther