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9 reviews
66%
would repurchase
4.6/5
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5.0
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Dec/06/2012

Enlevement au Serail, "The Abduction from the Seraglio", is the name of an opera composed by Mozart. I'd classify it as floral oriental rather than chypre. It opens with a cloud of mixed spicy florals, mainly ylang-ylang, jasmine sambac and rose to my nose, and woody notes with a touch of green. After 30 minutes, it settles into a warm, powdery, creamy skin scent with a touch of …Read more

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About reviewer (100 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBlack, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel



2.0
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Apr/09/2011

This is probably just my skin chemistry that amplifies patchouli and oakmoss, and makes it into a heavy, oppressive monster of a mess. So similar was this to how Mitsouko smells on me, I initially thought I had been given the wrong sample by mistake. The bright orange color made me feel confident that EaS, while different in appearance from Mitsy, is close enough in scent to be a …Read more

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About reviewer (255 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Other, Warm

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


5.0
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Jun/27/2010

Enlevement au Serail...okay where do I start? The packaging: absolutely over the top!! I would love one of the $600 bottles with the bisque stoppers! The plain ($235) bottles are also very attractive. Five stars for packaging, absolutely! The fragrance itself is also gorgeous. It smells similar to, but better than, many vintage classics. It is rich and elegant, though not particularly …Read more

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Age44-55

SkinOily, Fair

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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Oct/13/2009

Enlevement au Serail (FK3) is one of the most stunning, elegant, drop-dead gorgeous scents to come down the pike in years. Huge shout-outs to Claude Marchal and Francis Kurkdjian for this beautiful creation. It is like a rich Baroque tapestry with opulent colors and textures. The opening reminds me of the original Rochas Femme, only cleaned up a bit. This is the indolic jasmine part, but …Read more

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About reviewer (124 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


3.0
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Jun/29/2009

This is a lovely scent to start, and I won't get into all the notes as that is done beautifully below. However, what starts as a creamy indolic peachy jasmine that I might grow to love fades, rather quickly, in a pale sheen of Burt's bees baby bee dusting powder. I imagine on the right chemistry this might have a better evolution, but to me the exorbitant price is not worth the …Read more

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About reviewer (533 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesBlue


1.0
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Apr/21/2009

This fragrance left me with nothing but disappointment, anger, enttaeuschung!! As this is French, I could only scream MON DIEU where is it? I was left wondering why this fragrance gets such good reviews! I will tell you why. The price ----- SNOBB EFFECT.


Regardless of the very wondeful and long winded discription on a most famous website with notes that go on forever …
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About reviewer (546 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinAcne-prone, Dark, Warm

HairBrown, Relaxed, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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Feb/06/2009

This is an amazing, skanky white floral with hints of sweet apricot on top and a rich, earthy-woody base. Along with Invasion Barbare, this is my very favorite of the MDCI line. The frangrance has a very strong indolic jasmine note but eventually it quiets down to a rich, creamy patch-vetiver base with hints of leather. This classic composition reminds me of the glorious fragrances from the 50s; …Read more

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Age25-29

SkinCombination, Other

HairOther

EyesOther


3.0
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Aug/02/2008

"Bergamot, Italian mandarin, ylang-ylang, jasmine sambac, tuberose, Turkish rose, wallflower, patchouli, Indian sandalwood, vanilla and Haitian Vetiver" Starts lovely, expensive floral. Dry down has a bodyish smell, not quite clean. Ends with peachy, coconut incense. Nice at end, but fades almost totally away, very very faint.

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About reviewer (1714 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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Sep/24/2007

This scent is a masterpiece. I have shelves full of bottles, decants and samples of fragrances that I admire, but this is the fragrance I have been looking for all along. As the previous poster said, this isn't something to be carelessly spritzed on in the morning, it truly is a jewel for the evening. It has a velvety texture and a soft darkness that draws you in deeper and deeper. Many …Read more

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About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal

HairBlond

EyesHazel