l was so sure l would love this one from reading the notes, & out of the vial it smelled lovely; heady tuberose & gardenia, hints of coconut & creamy vanilla. However it fell disappointingly flat on my skin; it was pleasant but didn't "sing" for me, & there is a definite plastic, artificial feel to it. Maybe it's a skin chemistry thing, but this one didn't impress me.
Tuberose is a love or hate scent for me. This one gets the thumbs down because it smells cheap, cloying and unrefined. This perfume is a crime against tuberose.
Tuberose city arrives and envelopes you in a gorgeous halo of jasmine, gardenia, coconut and vanilla...and then you are allowed into heaven as Mugler Alien opens the door waiting for you to play similar longevity and sillage ...I wonder if there will be a child waiting to be born to show their parents assets...
To be continued...
27th May, 2010 (last edited: 23rd June, 2011)
I thought I would like this because of the coconut and jasmine, and I like a few other Bond No 9 frags, but this was awful. Too sweet and synthetic - it made me nauseous. I've been trying to scrub it off my arm for an hour but I can still smell it.
Saks Fifth Avenue is a white floral composed primarily of jasmine, tuberose, and gardeniaÖ Itís THE traditional, THE classic white floral structure. Itís not quite as heady as Fracas and on my skin it seems comparatively restrained. Although this is not really a tuberose bomb, it does manage a lot of sillage and longevity. It is a bit tropical, very well constructed, and beautifully refined. As forceful as it is, I believe itís very wearable... actually more wearable than the other white floral icons. In my opinion it doesnít have the panache of Fracas or Carnal Flowers, but itís a beautiful and elegant white floral.