Norell (1968)
    by Norell






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    What a find!!!!
    It was a blind purchase for my wife and actually I wasn't expecting too much but we were pleasantly surprized by an outstanding perfume that lasts all day long.
    It is very complex to say the least, opens with a citrusy lavander to a very spicy floral heart to finish in a sweet mossy drydown. A textbook chypre if it wasn't for the lack of the animalic basenote.
    Can be worn by confident men with aplomb.
    A winner in my book

    03 September, 2012

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    Just got this. It's remarkably similar to Estee Lauder's White Linen.

    16 July, 2012

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    A classic. The new version stands up. This was from a cycle of heavy floral-cyphres from the late 60's...Estee Super, Ciara, etc. Perhaps the last gasp of old school, mink and diamonds, old money, country club, Mrs. Robinson style concoctions. Then, they would've bathed in it. To use it unironically today would require very deft application. But then again, it is a classic. Norell defines the word "luscious".

    12 July, 2012

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    If you've never smelled vintage Norell before, then just ignore people who try to rain on your parade by telling you that the current version of it is "a shadow of its former self". What's the loss? Just smell it and enjoy it. That's what perfume is all about, isn't it?

    I've only smelled the Five Star Fragrances version of Norell (i.e., current, reformulated, "unwearable", "shadow of its former self", etc. version), and I think it's wonderful. It's a very classic French styled floral chypre - dry and bitter like Chanel No. 5, and with the depth and underlying green notes of a great chypre like Mitsouko or Givenchy III. One of the other reviewers described it as "gold and green", and I think that describes Norell perfectly. Think of Catherine Deneuve wearing Mitsouko, and you've got an idea of the kind of aura Norell projects.

    Not a perfume for teeny boppers, this is class in a bottle, for a mature, sophisticated woman who doesn't take her perfume or her image lightly.

    MY RATING: 8.5/10

    26 June, 2011

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    Green and gold. Norell is one of the only fragrances I loved at first sniff. It's also the first bottle of women's perfume I bought just to have around. A shining example of the chypre category and a solid reminder of how attractive these chaotically dense creations are, especially compared to a modern woman's designer offerings of sweet, floral, or sweet floral. Norell seems to carry a little bit of everything and carries it all so well it makes others look bad.

    15 December, 2010

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    if you want to make yourself known
    this is the right perfume this fragrance demands your attention.
    the begining the cypre greens with undertones of bergamot lavender & hiacynth the lemon just floats into the
    backround. a couple of minutes later
    going though a sweet narcissus gardenia
    stage but the spicy residue of cypre still lingers but in a earthier scent
    with rose cinnamon and cardamon.

    the drydown is an intoxicating myrrh.
    a bit dated now but i think it was ahead
    of it's time released in 1968 but the perfume design and the box with it's
    big bold black lettering NORELL
    makes you think of a 80's bussiness
    advertisments or a barbara kruger famous
    piece of work your body is a battlegroun

    this is one of those sex in a bottle
    perfumes because it is sexy
    a perfume for a young women with an
    old soul.

    15 December, 2010

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