Divine (1986)
    by Divine



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    JackTwist
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    This is a superb white floral that is very old-fashioned in a good way.

    It smells like a perfume that was created in the 1920s, 1930s or 1940s.

    Very feminine but not overdone in either strength or sweetness. Classy and sophisticated with a deep, warm melding of oak moss, sandalwood, musk and vanilla in its base. The neroli is perfectly balanced with the rose, jasmine and patchouli. There is just a hint of peach which the coriander tames with tuberose.

    It is a strong scent which should be used sparingly. A little goes a long way. This is made for someone who still wears furs and big hats.

    Outstanding for a debut scent and just plain outstanding on its own.

    12 March, 2014

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    Joe_Frances
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    Stunningly Beautiful-- A Top Woman's Fragrance

    Divine is knock out fragrance. I love the way it meshes so many wonderful constituent elements into a beautiful complex whole-- peach, white florals, sandalwood. It hearkens back to the great compositions of the 20s and 30s. It is a heavenly creation, and would turn any man's head. It certainly turned mine. It makes me think of Monroe, and Denueve; the young Candace Bergen and maybe Diane Lane. It is the scent for women of natural elegance who want a scent that compliments their take on life. It is dressy and glamourous, just a touch retro, and as it dries down it stays complex and very feminine. It is in a word an admirable creation. I am glad they can still make fragrances like this. Put on your beautiful St. John suit and Hermes scarf, darling, let's go for a drive in the country in the roadster.

    Pros: Glamourous Floral; Complex and Elegant
    Cons: Not for everyday or casual or sporty wear. In effect not for everywoman"

    10th August, 2013

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    gimmegreen
    Netherlands Netherlands

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    This is the way to do a white floral: with elegance, evolution, balance, not the hammer to the head that is more commonly encountered.
    After a quick burst of peachy fruit, the coriander (that trusty bridge between fruity and floral notes) ushers in a soft tuberose overlaid on a gorgeous musk. All the elements of this perfume stay in balance over time whether they are in the ascent or receding. Slowly the tuberose gains in presence backed by rosy floral notes of Amouage Gold quality. Itís soapy, itís a bit greasy (animalic seems a bit too strong a term for something this refined), itís old school to the roots of its dyed black Hedy Lamarr hair, itís not wildly original, but itís pretty near perfect.

    08 August, 2012

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    nonnative
    Italy Italy

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    Luxory parfume without personality. It seems a contraddiction, I know. But with this perfume I got complimented but ... I did't feel special while I wore it. And also it disappeared suddenly after an hour and half. Honestly I can't see any comparison with chloe.

    12 December, 2010

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    Hmm. I wore Ysatis for many years and still have some of the original for old time's sake, but I would never wear it today. This, I'll happily wear. Saying they're similar is like saying Chanel No 5 and Madame Rochas are similar. I guess there just aren't enough animalic florals out there to make distinguishing between them easy, unless you've really lived in one of them enough to know it well. Divine has a spicy peachy opening, which Ysatis lacks, and a gentle powdery drydown (ditto), and in between there's a very animalic Mai Rose poking through the tuberose. I guess it's the tuberose/oakmoss accord that invokes the comparisons. Ysatis feels dated; this feels timeless. Miss Dior also originally was a gardenia-tuberose/oakmoss chypre, and I see this as a modern version of that.

    09 July, 2010

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    soirdelune
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    Nice enough but, in a word, YSATIS. Fine quality, handsome, but owes too much to its Givenchy predecessor to be truly remarkable.

    05 June, 2010

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