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on 12/16/2017 9:42:00 AM
More reviews by AnneElise
Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
A blind buy, based on my reading of many, many favorable reviews and my adoration for all things made in Italy. But I think after many disappointing blind buys, I have finally come to realize that I am not a spicy fragrance gal. I used to love Magie Noire, Paloma Picasso and Cinnabar, and Moschino reminds me of these. But lately, heavy fragrances like this are too much for me, even if spritzed lightly. Maybe something in my own makeup that makes these fragrances too dark on me, and this one was no exception. There was something sweetish at first spray, but it turned into a more bitter, un-pretty scent that didn't make me happy or soothe me. And if a fragrance doesn't make me happy or soothe me, it ain't for me. But it may be for you! It's a rich, lush concoction that smells like a million bucks and, as I said, if you love spice and warmth and mystery (I have a vision of a Medieval European church, with tapestries and incense), then this may be a winner for you.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 9/5/2016 6:57:00 PM
More reviews by BigEars
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
Huge, sexy and gorgeous. A big beautiful womanly scent with amped up carnation and amber. Like a hug from your favourite girl friend - warm and comforting. I stockpiled.
on 8/7/2015 5:57:00 PM
More reviews by tranny0590
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This smell is different and nice but I would rather have something more like Versace for the money.
on 8/7/2015 11:58:00 AM
More reviews by lipglossjunkee
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I do get a bit of the comparisons to Obsession, but as I prefer Obsession for men over the women's version, I don't get it as much as other's might. This one is a throwback--as mentioned, a gorgeous 70's-80's smelling 'fume. NOT an old lady perfume, a beautiful melding of the galbanum (very very prominent here, which I love), amber, carnation, musk, vanilla, marigold (I love when this one shows up in my scents, very unique note!), and a hint of patchouli married with the nutmeg for some spice. There are also comparisons to Passion for Men? Yep, I feel it---but yet, this one is far from masculine. It's feminine, but from a time period when feminine meant resinous, slightly green galbanum (the kind that makes your mouth water a bit when you smell it--just a bit bitter, and that's a good thing), spicy carnation, a hint of soapy, and a lot of personality. If you like vintage scents, or vintage SMELLING scents, this one is a must have. It brings to mind the feel I get from vintage Timeless, and vintage Miss Dior. Love it.(crosspost)
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 10/8/2012 6:07:00 PM
More reviews by ShellyMum
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Kinky, Fine
Moschino is a rich oriental launched in 1987. It's definitely an 80s (big and loud) powerhouse scent. It reminds me very much of Coco by Chanel which came first in 1984. I'm not sure how many notes they share, but on my skin I find them very similar. I also think of Obsession by Calvin Klein when I'm wearing this. So you get the idea, it's nothing unique, but it is a very lovely warm spicy oriental scent.
5 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 6/20/2012 8:49:00 AM
More reviews by beautyprincess303
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
This fragrance has a nice tone to it once it settles in, a very warm, spicy scent which is great for fall/winter. I do think it smells a little old lady-ish though, so I don't wear it that much. I actually gave my bottle to my mum as she likes the scent, but I still wear it sometimes during the fall.
on 1/11/2012 8:39:00 AM
More reviews by yum_yum
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Old school, proper oriental perfume. At first it gave off a Shalimar vibe -- but then clicked: this reminds me of L'Heure Bleue and Must de Cartier with possibly a geranium note thrown in. Not sure if geranium is in the official notes, but there's something dry and herbal in the background. Not 'grassy' -- it's not sharp or 'in focus', so to speak. Just a layer of dryness somewhere in the middle. I wouldn't say it's powdery, but the dryness stops it from being juicy or humid.It's 'rich' -- probably the amber combined with dusty spice notes. And that's where some wearers might have problems. Even though it isn't overkill or oversweet, there's something 'weighty' about the base. It works for me. If you like old-style perfume, it's one to try. I'm confused by it. It's tenacious but there's something sepia-tinted about it; it lacks LHB's heliotrope rush and the heavy amber of Must, but somehow references them in its structure. Given the price point of the Moschino at discounters, this might make a luxe substitute for lovers of the mentioned Guerlain and Cartier.Although it was made in the 1980s, it suggests an earlier aesthetic. The eau de toilette has good sillage and lasting power. It has sufficient 'glamour factor' and would hold up for formal occasions. Then again, there's something cozy and charming about it -- it could easily be a signature for those who like traditional perfumes with a twist. I think that's the main difference for me, between perfumes in the new style (many recent Calvin Kleins, modern niche scents by Bond No9 and general mass-market or youth oriented stuff -- to name a few 'types') and juice made in the old style. I'm comfortable with the classics (or scents emulating them) whatever the occasion. The more modern ones require too much deliberation: is it too fruity, too frivolous, too linear? -- and so on. I feel a well-structured perfume is better suited to a variety of occasions.This is an excellent one to try. Put it in a Guerlain bottle and it'd pass.
8 of 9 people found this helpful.
on 12/29/2011 11:38:00 AM
More reviews by highrise
Skin: Other, Fair, Cool
A warm cloud of spice, amber and carnation. Moschino edt came out in '87 and is reminiscent of the time: it's womanly, with a bit of heft and bombast, and sexiness. Definitely Italian in character and sillage. Perhaps I should be wearing an armful of clanking bracelets or some outrageous underwear with this - but the scent itself gives enough of a mantle of glamour. A real pick-me-up for my dull commute in the middle of winter.
6 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 8/27/2010 2:21:00 AM
More reviews by Canadianpetite
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
Found this at local Superstore for $9 (return perhaps?). Initial reaction from spray was Oh, so 80's. By the time I drove away, it mellowed to a creamy floral. It's lovely for a more sophisticated taste; I prefer a little more fruit to my scents.
on 3/29/2010 12:09:00 AM
More reviews by ellizam
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Moschino is beautifully made. From the lovely bottle, with it's elegant ribbon and inset pearl, to the ingrediants, to the blending, there's not one bad thing I could say about it. It's an interesting balance -- a combination of a smoky, spicy amber with a hint of leather, and a fruity floral. It's almost as if someone decided to layer a light aromatic citric, say 4711 or MJ Blush, over one of those deep, smoky amber snarlers, say maybe Parfums D'Empire's Ambre Russe or Armani Prive Ambre Soie or DK Black Cashmere.It almost works. There's just a hint too much of the bitter green, possibly the galbanum in this, which the perfumer tries to balance with some extra vanilla. Overall, Moschino is wearable, beautiful rather than pretty, and interesting. I have heard complaints that it's too bitter, that there's something biting about it. I can understand that. But still, it's quite pretty. I was a bit reluctant to keep this because in the end it seemed to me basically an amber that wasn't distinct enough from my other ambers to justify it. While I can tell differences between ambers, I don't wear them enough to need many. I do enjoy the leathery aspects, and this is certainly pretty. What my nose picked out was a citric/bergamot top waft, some hints of rose and maybe jasmine wrapped in green -- probably the galbanum. Then there's a lovely layer of spice -- nutmeg, maybe cardamom, and something peppery. Underneath there's amber, a nice smoky patchouli (giving that hint of leather), and vanilla.It's in the Opium family, and is almost a smellalike for Jean Couturier's Keora. I agree with everyone, though -- the opening is way shoulderpad and big hair. You know a bottle of this is going to fall out of Melanie Griffith's purse. But again, as everyone else has said, give it time and it calms down.
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