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X for Women (2001)
by Clive Christian

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X for Women information

Year of Launch2001
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 33 votes)

People and companies

HouseClive Christian
PerfumerPatricia Choux

About X for Women

X for Women is a feminine perfume by Clive Christian. The scent was launched in 2001 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Patricia Choux

X for Women fragrance notes

Reviews of X for Women

This is a great fragrance. I think itís destined to become a classic, not the more hyped CC Woman No.1. I would say No.1 is for showing, X is for wearing.
It has beautiful quality florals that donít turn synthetic, sugary or thin in any part of the wearing, and which are balanced in pleasing proportion, in a classic manner. The peach didnít predominate on me, but instead gave the florals voluptuousness. My skin doesnít always register peach notes, which is what kept Mitsouko from totally winning me. I think the peach must have made the difference between nice and sublime in that one.
Iím partial to an authentic, high quality jasmine-rose accord - to me itís the pinnacle of floral blends, and that is what fell out on my skin in X, to my pleasure. As the opening dried down and I began smelling the floral accord at the heart of this fragrance, I fell in love. The tuberose and narcissus give a slight masculine moderation I like (masculine florals, yum), quite supportive with their slight green backbone, barest smidge of buttery earthiness; they got along well. But my eye was on the jasmine and rose. X stayed with this accord until the end, to my luck. Iíve become so used to disillusionment, of finding a fragragrance note I love in the beginning veer another direction, intent on evolvement at the expense of a central core, or collapse and disappear in a disappointing fashion.

X for Women was long-lasting on my skin, most of a day. It has moderate sillage, but I donít care for fragrances that project into otherís space so it was good for me, not loud in any way, unlike Woman No.1, yet its fragrance is very apparent, not timid or pale. The moderate sillage allows it to have an easy lingering quality, so every time I moved my arm, I caught a whiff of it. To me that is the most desirable way to smell perfume - glimpses, teases, small looks. A steady on barrage, which I think is most recognized as the elevator experience, has little mystery, and X for Women is best introduced to others as a mystery. It was a pleasure to catch that floral soupÁon. With that, it will do well spraying on your clothing, as it is made to waft in that manner.
This is a classic feminine perfume. Now that many old classics are gone or reformulated with tragic consequences, ones like X are worth seeking out.
Full bottle worthy, though the price seems high, even for what it is.
23rd January, 2019 (last edited: 07th February, 2019)
Awfully rich smell, both literally and figuratively.
30th August, 2017
A peachy woody (read reedy) ephemeral scent that disappears soon after you apply.

In other words, a joke. One that won over Turin with his four stars.

A real rip-off in big letters with Madison Square Garden lights. Emperor's Slightly Hand -Me Down Clothes.

Longetivity: 5 seconds. Sillage: 000000.1 %

Seriously, this is "trash" with a capital "T."
10th April, 2016
Salutation.

As you walk through a room you leave a part of you behind, making heads turn and everyone asking," what kind of perfume are you wearing?" simply say CLIVE CHRISTIAN and they will not be able to duplicate you because this regal brand has special scents.X for women is much better than GUCCI RUSH for me.it has a subtle scent that is so feminine and yet seductive in a very exciting manner. Gorgeous,Lovely,Versatile, Irresistible, Voluptuous,Expensive and Classy.

A blend of crisp and fruity resins,evening flowers with base notes of vanilla and musk,makes a exotic and whimsical Chypre-Fruity which seems innocent at first but hints at unbridled sensuality later on. in fact It opens with a blast of pineapple,peach, bergamot and mandarin orange, middle notes bloom with a bouquet of rose, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley.the dry down consist of sensual vanilla and warm musk.

If the Gucci Rush dry down is silvery, X for women has a golden dry down.This head-turning fragrance can be dressed up or down for both Day and Evening wear.It is a all purpose scent.it is soft yet makes a statement. in my opinion X For Women is great for any time of the year from summer to winter.so lovely for a men when you spray it on your neck.this EDP makes a young lady more sophisticated and captivating.

Sillage?Ok.

Longevity?Very Good on my skin.

7.5/10
01st June, 2015
A very soft, very milky/lactonic peach, jasmine and white musk combination, which seems to be impressive in sillage, it has generated positive comments several times. It has an underlying butteriness which is charming. I can only relate to natural shea butter that has a slightly smokiness to it. X however lacks the sour component I find disturbing in smoke scent. The fruity aspect is balancing on the very ripe side with a honeyed sweetness and sometimes dangerously close to be rotten. The jasmine smells of high quality. Nasomatto Nuda feels like a close sibling. Nice done, but ultimately too linear and therefore boring to justify the price tag.
06th March, 2013
X is a peach perfume from beginning to end with leanings towards a gourmand scent at the very dry down .
It begins with this shampoo-esque peach note -bright and neon on my skin . It stays a bright peach for some time and then become a richer ,more delectable peach including the peach skin around about midway of the scent . I do not pick up muguet which is meant to be in there somewhere. At this point I thoroughly enjoy X perfume.

X is a loud perfume at the beginning only - dense but ultimately lacks longevity . The middle is a calm of that yummy peach , a ethereal sweet jasmine and then it gathers up force again with a clean patchouli /woods .
The ingredients are very good IMHO and it's a sexy scent . X has some interesting points but I would have to think 100 times before spending money on a scent that ultimately does not last longer than 2 hours before becoming so faint as to be hardly perceptible . No one else will smell it on you after 2 hours and you yourself will have to press your nose into your skin for a whiff of X.
I am giving X for Women a green thumbs up because to be fair - it IS a good scent overall but please, Clive Christian do something about that longevity . A scent of $ 355 plus tax for 50 mls should last longer than a scent like Coco Madamoiselle which has wonderful tenacity at $ 115 plus tax.
I love this perfume but hesitate and am disappointed with the lack of tenacity .

Despite the lack of tenacity - I bought it. Yes, i couldn't help it - I love the smell of it.

22nd May, 2012 (last edited: 28th June, 2012)

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