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Paisley (2011)
by Etro


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Year of Launch2011
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About Paisley

Paisley is a feminine perfume by Etro. The scent was launched in 2011

Reviews of Paisley

A good scent -- not sweet, heavy. Not like everything else on the market. Distinctive.
Opening is crisp, business-like yet with a hint of spice. Mild green notes are evident.
The grey ambergris is synthetic but effective -- a cool ending to an interesting scent and works well with the spices. Aimed a a women's market but a guy could wear it. Not bottle-worthy for me but it is OK.
Vanilla (thankfully) is non-obtrusive.
30th June, 2014
I have bought Paisley for my girlfriend, who's been wearing it pretty much non-stop for the last month (and that's with immortal classics like Loulou by Cacharel and Shalimar in her wardrobe).
As far as notes are concerned, I think the advertised pyramid is pretty much spot-on - what's not necessarily clear by reading it, though, is the amazing aptness of the name: this *is* olfactory paisley. Every single time my GF sprayed it, I got a different vibe (after a while, I stopped asking her "is it Paisley?" because I just felt dumb): it smells just like the fabric pattern, with several different colors very close to each other, always intersecting and bisecting without ever quite mixing down to a dull gray-brown.
The end result is utterly fascinating and absolutely enticing - I wouldn't call it a classic just yet, but it's certainly one of the most interesting feminine (or possibly unisex, for the more adventurous) scents in the designer segment.
16th May, 2012

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