Lilac (1998)
by Demeter Fragrance Library


Lilac information

Year of Launch1998
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 13 votes)

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HouseDemeter Fragrance Library
Parent CompanyFreedom Marketing Group

About Lilac

Lilac is a feminine perfume by Demeter Fragrance Library. The scent was launched in 1998

Reviews of Lilac

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The light floral note that characterises this Demeter has some lilac characteristic, but it is not a very vivid or intense one, and it is endowed with a sweet undertone. In atmosphere it is more on the bright-ish side.

I get soft sillage, adequate projection and five hours of longevity on my skin.

Whilst not without its charms, this spring monofloral is a bit bland in general, and it is ever so bluntly synthetic in nature. For the lilac-seeker of interest, otherwise on the lower end of mediocrity. 2/5.
02nd December, 2017
It starts in an awfully fishy way and goes towards a very sweet and powdery floral. It's not even close to the real flower. And it's got this cloying Demeter finish.
It's dirty in a wrong way, and makes you dirty. It's like spraying oil on you, your hair, your clothes.
29th July, 2017
Excellent representation of lilac.

This soliflore takes me back to my childhood. We had two huge lilac bushes that grew side by side, melding into one another. One side was white; the other lilac colored. There was a large enough gap below them, and in between these bushes to create a "cave". As a little girl I would spend what seemed like hours nestled in, below these bushes. The odor kept me there spellbound, until the sound of mother's voice calling, brought me back to reality. I would keep crawling under these sweet, living branches until the blooms shriveled away.

This scent takes me back to simpler, happier times.
21st June, 2017
Gives me a nice illusion of lilacs in the aura, but closer to my skin it keeps to be harsh and synthetics (as if the lilac is starting to break into its building blocks). Not using it as a perfume, but one or two sprays on a curtain or a scarf near me (and sometimes under my cloth or just on my hand) gives me nice whiffs of lilac in the moment I start to miss the blossoming lilacs during the spring (I call it my personal intimate moments with a fragrance :) ). As a man I wouldn't wear it outside - too feminine and a bit old fashioned for me, but still like the lilac inside.
27th November, 2013
this smells like the beach bag my mother had when I was small. the accord suggests sun warmed vinyl and cotton toweling together with whatever the masking fragrance was in our family tube of sun cream. there's a faint powdery floral note floating above the beach bag accord. none of the parts or sum are at all reminiscent of any lilac i've smelled (and i was smelling them just a few weeks ago).

Demeter:Lilac is pleasantly nostalgic for me, but unlike any lilac flower I've sniffed.
09th December, 2011
I will say first of all that the best lilac soliflore I have smelled is not this one, but Highland Lilac of Rochester. [Editing to add that I've changed my tune, and my favorite is now JM White Lilac & Rhubarb.] That said, I find Demeter's Lilac delightful in its own way, as well as being considerably less expensive. This is somewhat sweet without being cloying, and lightly powdery without being old-fashioned. It only lasts about 3 hours on me, but has good sillage and is thoroughly pleasant to wear. It is also the first good experience I've had with Demeter fragrances, which to me have usually seemed like inept caricatures of the scents they seek to portray. Lilac was a welcome exception. Perhaps I'll try a few more Demeters after all.
05th October, 2009 (last edited: 08th July, 2012)

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