Dull, green floral experience.
Can't imagine this ever was released or praised. Practically a non-scent.
Barbara Herman recognizes the floral and green notes, which her nose balances with sweetness and spice (Balenciaga's Rumba).
I can see the connection between the two, but Balenciaga's product was rich and dense. Maxim's is weak and inconsequential, despite 17 ingredients. The real Maxim's never smelled like this. Very drugstore in the weakness of its oils and its unremarkableness.
Top notes: Bergamot, Marigold, int, Melon
Heart notes: Muguet, Cyclamen, Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Orris, Tuberose
Base notes: Sandalwood, Musk, Honey, Vanilla, Heliotrope, Amber
This is a delightfully full lipped aldehydic floral , and it is every bit as enchanting as its male counterpart. The denseness of the notes ensures a very deep, rich, floral experience that feels very luxurious. Despite the undeniable quality and classic feel, there is something very playful about MDP, a faint sweetness that pervades the whole experience and ensures an extra layer of intrigue and interest. It is a great shame that the Maxims concept never took off, the fragrances were absolutely first rate.
Chanel No. 5? I don't get the connection there at all -- not at all.
No, I find this to be a half-sibling of Paloma Picasso, only with more patchouli.
Loud, wonderful, earthy Eighties power frag. Closely related, too, to its male counterpart frag.
I didn't like this. I thought it was boring & forgetable. A powdery Chanel No.5 wannabe with non of the sass & class. The packaging is nice though.