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Missoni (2006 version) (2006)
by Missoni

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Missoni (2006 version) information

Year of Launch2006
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 84 votes)

People and companies

HouseMissoni
PerfumerMaurice Roucel
Parent CompanyEuroitalia
Parent Company at launchEstee Lauder Companies > Aramis and Designer Fragrances

About Missoni (2006 version)

Missoni (2006 version) is a feminine perfume by Missoni. The scent was launched in 2006 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Maurice Roucel

Missoni (2006 version) fragrance notes

Reviews of Missoni (2006 version)

If the chocolate-oranges sold around Christmas were issued without sugar you would have a good handle on Missoni. I rarely enjoy gourmand scents to this extent but this is quite nice. If you combined Grand Marnier with a dark chocolate liqueur it would smell surprisingly close.
13th February, 2016
Genre: Floral Oriental

Missoni opens with a buxom honeyed fruit note that’s rescued from triviality by a judicious helping of …bittersweet chocolate. I can just imagine perfumer Maurice Roucel deciding to show off his brilliance by taking up the fruity floral cliché that now dominates the realm of mass market women’s fragrances, and through virtuosic sleight-of-hand transforming it into something original and beautiful. This grand initial flourish left me curious as to what might follow, and if Roucel could possibly sustain the act. As it happens, the next episode is a cool, bright, yet paradoxically indolic/animalic floral accord that’s at the same time both heady and refreshing. Meanwhile, the fruit takes on an exotic, tropical character as it recedes a few steps to further expose the floral blend. The honey and dark chocolate march on steadily beneath it all.

With its tropical fruit and blossoms, Missoni brings to mind Estee Lauder’s Beyond Paradise, but Missoni is a richer, weightier scent. Where Beyond Paradise has hints of green aquatics in its background, Missoni rests on what smells like a trimmed down oriental amber base, and where Beyond Paradise is cool, abstracted, and ethereal, Missoni seems comparatively warm, grounded, and organic. Fruity floral oriental is how I’d sum up Missoni, and I enjoy it for the fact that it avoids on one hand the ponderous, opaque gourmand style, and on the other the crude, excessively cheerful banality that typifies the modern fruity floral. Nice.
19th June, 2014
chocolate pool water (the chlorinated kind) - revolting. like dior's dune from a nightmare dimension.
03rd March, 2014
Turin gives this 5 stars and calls it a kaleidoscopic floral. He likens it to Tocade, which I loved (smoky, dry, dark oriental with a touch of sweetness), and to Beyond Paradise, which I felt so-so about (white florals with a green note).

Missoni has an unusual opening, one which is entirely new to me, but comes closest to freshly shaved milk chocolate. There's a dry, slightly musty quality to it as well, like that of a spice I can't quite place.

Obviously, a gourmand scent, not a floral - I detect no florals at all - it's a bit like sniffing a chocolate croissant, where the cocoa is definitely in the middle, but instead of encasing it in a sweet pastry dough, it has been served up in a bitter herb and spice savory dough. Reminiscent of a country store where bakery products, teas and chocolates are all in open display and all their scents mingling in the air.

Unique, yes, but rather unpleasant on one's body.
26th February, 2014
A juicy bouquet dipped in chocolate. Contra Sophia Grojsman's gross 100% Love, Maurice Roucel proves that an elegant chocolate fruity floral is possible. The effect is crystal clear at first – orange blossom, rose, peony, melon, apple, and that fine cocoa – but I should point out that the chocolate melts before the flowers drop their petals.
11th September, 2012
I love Missoni knitwear, especially the original vintage pieces. This scent doesn't quite fit the house for me though. I think Missoni should have employed a dirty-ish patch note in place of the chocolate for a more suitable blend. Yes, it would be a bit obvious for a "gypset" brand, and patchouli is done to death anymore, but it's usually clean patchouli. The ideal Missoni-matching scent and, though different, a great alternative to this is Dior's Dune: complex and intense, earthy yet supernatural, colorful but dramatic and a bit mysterious. An updated, slightly sunnier version of Dune would have been perfect in place of Missoni's lab experiment misfire.

Missoni's milk chocolate dominant note was an especially puzzling choice that reads as careless drugstore boxed chocolate brought to someone in a hospital with magnolia trees outside the window.

There is indeed a phantom vomit whiff that floats in and out of the wood polish citrus overdose. A nasty cucumber flirtation with aquatics cuts through the middle notes.This scent should be a discount Halloween-themed bodyspray still languishing in the clearance aisle come summer.

This is supposed to be very innovative and "symphonic" according to Luca Turin. Four tries, and I think this is one of Roucel's major duds. Interesting+good = wearable, interesting+bad= no. Here the second equation applies.

If you actually like the notes, it's a well-constructed perfume. There's plenty to nauseate lovers of classic style and plenty to confuse lovers of modern.
04th September, 2012

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