Portrait of a Lady

Frederic Malle

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3.9

27 reviews

56%
would repurchase
4.1/5
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3.0
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a year ago

For the love of God do try before you buy. Opulent, dark, Gothic rose, church incense...to name a few of two hundred notes. The concentration of essential oils is high, plus the carrier and other...

About reviewer (13 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal, Medium

HairBrown

EyesHazel



5.0
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6 years ago

This is my favorite perfume. It makes me happy to just smell it from the bottle. I love it so much that I bought the body cream. The cream does not have as strong a sillage as the perfume. The...

About reviewer (19 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Medium, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown


5.0
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6 years ago

This perfume wowed me the second i sprayed some of it on. That has never happened! The first thought I had when i smelled it was "wow" followed by "I need to wear a dress, some high heels & red...

About reviewer (118 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinVery Dry, Dark, Warm

HairBlack, Kinky, Fine

EyesBlack


4.0
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6 years ago

My main impression of POAL is new wood, perhaps cedar, not rose, not floral. This is unisex, despite its name, and wearable in all seasons and climates. Not heavy in feel, but it throws off silage...

About reviewer (517 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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6 years ago

Portrait of a Lady is perfume with a capital P, dense, evocative and full bodied. Light, fresh roses aren't for me but this is baroque, dark and smokey. There's a lot going on here. The opening...

About reviewer (977 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinSensitive, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Curly, Medium

EyesGreen


5.0
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6 years ago

Update 07/15: Having used two 10ml spray decants of this, last week i bought a full bottle from Barneys in Chicago. I still do not get a light or airy rose here. With my body chemistry this...

About reviewer (383 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel


5.0
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7 years ago

My first perfume review, well I'm not a perfume expert, never was and probably never will be, so sorry but I just have to write down my feelings. I moved to my aunt's apartment in 2011, it's in...

About reviewer (45 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBlue


4.0
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7 years ago

THE SELLER AT AEDES DE VENUSTA WAS SO EAGER TIO GET THIS TO ME, ITS HIS FAVOURITE HE GENERALLY HAS GREAT TASTE AND KNOWS WHAT IM LOOKING FOR AND KNOWS MY BASE PERFUME IS FRACAS SO I LIKE LOUD, (...

About reviewer (4 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair

HairBlond

EyesHazel


1.0
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7 years ago

The opening of POAL is lovely, it goes down hill for me quickly and I am left with rose and benzoin...not a terrific combo. By the time I got home I had to scrub it off. This happened with Tom...

About reviewer (206 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesBlue


5.0
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7 years ago

this is my favorite perfume i have ever smelled, and i smelled a lot of perfumes from expensive to affordable. this is indeed a strong perfume that caught me off guard at first and was absolutely...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther



3.0
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a year ago

For the love of God do try before you buy. Opulent, dark, Gothic rose, church incense...to name a few of two hundred notes. The concentration of essential oils is high, plus the carrier and other...

About reviewer (13 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal, Medium

HairBrown

EyesHazel



5.0
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6 years ago

This is my favorite perfume. It makes me happy to just smell it from the bottle. I love it so much that I bought the body cream. The cream does not have as strong a sillage as the perfume. The...

About reviewer (19 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Medium, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown


5.0
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6 years ago

This perfume wowed me the second i sprayed some of it on. That has never happened! The first thought I had when i smelled it was "wow" followed by "I need to wear a dress, some high heels & red...

About reviewer (118 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinVery Dry, Dark, Warm

HairBlack, Kinky, Fine

EyesBlack


4.0
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6 years ago

My main impression of POAL is new wood, perhaps cedar, not rose, not floral. This is unisex, despite its name, and wearable in all seasons and climates. Not heavy in feel, but it throws off silage...

About reviewer (517 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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6 years ago

Portrait of a Lady is perfume with a capital P, dense, evocative and full bodied. Light, fresh roses aren't for me but this is baroque, dark and smokey. There's a lot going on here. The opening...

About reviewer (977 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinSensitive, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Curly, Medium

EyesGreen




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