SONGES is an excellent fragrance that invite to love. fresh and sensual.it has admirable scent,not too loud,not too low just right for a romantic mood.for me it is like stepping on a cloud and sailing off to a dream world;being myself,feeling refreshed and energized by the aura that surrounds me.a blend of florals for a young girl's whismy with a sophistication that pleases the mature woman.Deeply Romantic,Intensely Feminine and Absolutely Breathtaking.
On my skin it starts off quite florally,inspiring and fresh and then slowly slowly fades into a elegant, sweet and lovely scent.in fact the fragrance best part appears after a few minutes when sensual ylang ylang offers a modern femininity alongside jasmine and promises to linger for more intimate moments.it is perfect for spring&summer.it also suitable for wedding and when you want to get in the romantic mood or when you are going to a share a nice evening with your man.
Longevity?Pretty Good on my skin.
Frangipani and jasmine galore, a light white floral opening, and floral it remains! Although the drydown displays ylang-ylang nicely, there are some temporary light peppery whiffs, but the base adds a nice vanilla that dominates until the ends, with a few wood notes added here or there. I get little amber, and essentially on me it is a white floral/vanilla fragrance.
Is it too sweet? Not on my skin, it is well balanced in its sweetness. It is well blended, and whilst not of high originality it develops quite nicely. I get adequate sillage and projection, with four hours of longevity. For spring days for the sweet white floral lover. 3.5/5
Genre: Fruity Floral
Dreams? Nightmare is more like it.
The sinus-hammering candied fruit and indolic white flower accord upon which Songes opens smells entirely artificial. Its central element is a Godzilla-sized tuberose that’s been miraculously shorn of every trace of grace or charm. If a flower could chew tobacco and expectorate loudly into a spittoon, this one would.
I was pleased to discover that the sweet “froot” recedes within an hour, but I can’t decide whether leaving the nasty plastic flower accord exposed on its own amounts to much of an improvement. In all honesty, this is the kind of perfume that gives tuberose a bad name. (Amarige and Giorgio are its co-conspirators.) The good news is that the entire experience is over rather quickly, as Songes slides into its soapy, woody-vanillic drydown within a couple of hours. Thank heaven for small mercies.
I love this so much that I have it both in Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette.
Both are breathtakingly beautiful and in my opinion the best tropical scents.
Both are very similar but there are still a few differences:
The Eau de Parfum is my true love as the ylang note is a little less prominent and the frangipani note which I adore a little more present.The Eau de Parfum also has an almost edible,addictive vanilla note which made me fall in love with it.This note is more present in fresher bottles.I definitely recommend buying it in reputable stores as Songes seems to lose its freshness within a couple of years.
Due to the complexity and deepness of Songes it seems suitable as a winter tropical,but I still find it best on very hot days when it's mellowed out a little and envelopes me with a sensual,creamy cloud.
The initial blast of strong jasmine, gardenia and tuberose with yang yang is reminiscent of Fracas, but Songes does not remain at this high level of concentration for long. Within half an hour it has calmed down and a pleasant light wood scent is balanced with the white florals. Somehow though one misses that initial blast and wishes it hadn't shared the stage with the wood notes.
In the opening blast there is a short moment when the rubbery banana note mentioned by another reviewer takes center stage and one wonders if this is going to be Fracas with banana replacing peach, but the moment is fleeting.
Since it so resembles Fracas with nothing new of note to say, I can't give it points for originality, hence the neutral review. Perfectly decent, but if you like white florals, stick with the grande dame, Fracas.
02nd January, 2014 (last edited: 10th January, 2014)