A somewhat overly sweet violet is the first impression in an in-your-face- insect repellent kind of way. BUT WAIT!....after a few minutes it mellows out into the most lovely violet imaginable, and develops over hours into a bright fresh floral without being too cloying. My only wish is that the longevity was better on me.
28th February, 2015 (last edited: 01st March, 2015)
Top notes are very fruity, but not so fruity as say, Calyx or Eternity. There is an equal note of lily which takes the sharpness off the fruit and makes a nice blend. Notes of other florals are not too heavy. Lasts about 6 hours. Bright and nice, but I am not feeling the need to rush out and buy a bottle.
Pleasant florals and just a touch of amber over a synthetic watery note...(that ubiquitous water note that seems to be everywhere). Meh. Cute bottle, but I won't be buying it
Soft, warm & woody. Quite nice. A good daytime scent
Am wearing this in Florida in the summer. Very nice in the heat..not too much, but definitely there. Nicely blended...there are no "watery" notes..which I personally hate. A little muskiness comes out later. Well Done
I don't know where people are getting aldehydes in this...this is a straight up floral blend,
appropriate at all times and nice in warm, even hot, weather. Never too cloying
This perfume reminds me of the smell of Halo shampoo..remember? That blue shampoo from the 60's?? However, that is not a bad thing, because I absolutely LOVED that smell and was thrilled when I found it in Champs-Elysee. In short: clean and floral with a mysterious note that is hard to define. Appropriate at all times
I agree with the above rating except that there is a woody note in this, perhaps a bit of sandalwood that is not too strong and makes this the perfectly balanced scent. This is suitable for wear anytime because it is not too sweet or fruity
A more floral violet than other violet frags thus losing the "old lady" quality of some violet scents. Not strictly violet, but smells better than the other fragrances in Gucci's Flora line
Smells wonderful, but not much lasting power...and this is for the EDP
Like a combination of Angel and Shalimar, only lighter and less jarring. Very nice drydown...a patchouli note that is not too heavy. Good longevity. The EDT lasts 8 hours on me
Just got a sample of this and am very pleasantly surprised..I am female and don't usually like "unisex" scents but this is somehow different. A fine amber and woods in good proportion with an incense note. USE SPARINGLY however.
A fresh floral with just a touch of sweetness from the rum top note. The osmanthus lightens it up and keeps it from being too candy sweet or powdery. Nice bottle too. Price reasonable. I would wear this all the time
Pros: Good all-around Fragrance
Cons: Wish it lasted longer"
This review is for the original Elizabeth Arden version, not the Long Lost version. The bottle is frosted glass with carvings of a lady in a long skirt all around it.
This is a cool weather scent; indescribably pretty. A little goes a long way.
NOTES: Sicilian bergamot, Mexican neroli, fresh apricot, Romanian chamomile, tarragon, soft honey rose , violet, opoponax, Moroccan oakmoss, amber, musk, Haitian vetiver.
This original version was awarded the grand Coupe D'or in 1960 as "the finest fragrance ever created and acclaimed in France."
Described as " a cool floral with green undertones."
This is deceptive-smells almost too strong at first, then within about 20 minutes it turns into something lovely and warm, with a nice clean drydown. Very lasting, so one or 2 sprays will do it. Love the bottle and packaging. This reminds me of Le Baiser de Dragon by Cartier, and probably has some of the same notes
This smells like incense. Fine worn by itself but is a cool weather scent
Got a sample of this at Nordstrom after smelling a fragrance strip in a magazine and saying to myself-WOW. Well, I was not disappointed. This is clean and distinct with sort of a patchouli note from the oak moss. I do not detect the gardenia, but the whole thing blends nicely. Good sillage, but not too strong. Some might consider this unisex, but I don't-and I lke it better than the original Bottega Veneta fragrance. Elegant and well done.
14th March, 2013 (last edited: 03rd July, 2014)
This starts out like Tabu, but lightens quickly into something more elegant, with a burst of freshness at the end of the drydown. Too bad it was discontinued. Unknown to me what the notes are.
This starts out floral...It seemed like a gardenia note, ( not as in-your-face gardenia as the original Truth or Dare), but it is actually honeysuckle, and not too overwhelming.
This evolves into an incensy drydown, but a clean incense; not a "dirty" incense like Opium. In fact it reminds me a bit of Opium, but lighter and more feminine. I would wear this even during the daytime. Love the bottle too. Well done.
Hard to find, but I think it is better than his more recent fragrances. Elegant without being old-ladyish.
Am wearing this now, at work. I work as a hotel front desk agent, so I can't wear anything too overbearing. This fits the bill nicely-soft, citrusy, woody and sweet without being too sweet. Someone just peeled an orange in the back office and the scent of the peel seems to meld with the perfume...lovely.
Very nice...smells of fresh flowers with a touch of sweetness. (This is the EDP). Has that "water lily" note, but dries down to sort of a woody base. Good sillage, but I had to reapply this about 5 hours after the first spray.
Light and pleasant, but not impressive. Nice bottle, though. I tested this in the store and kind of like it but don't want to rush back and buy a bottle.
As a female, I will tell you guys out there that this is the best juice I have ever smelled on a guy (with Dior's Fahrenheit a close second). If you are wearing this, I will follow you anywhere, as long as...with most scents...you don't use too much.
Two thumbs way up
This is surprising-the violet note has a sugary (rather than powdery) drydown, which keeps it from being "old-ladyish". Very well done
A powdery floral, with more floral than powder...but the floral smells real, not synthetic.
Even though this is the "Absolue" it is not overpowering. Really lovely.
The best part is the drydown.
12th October, 2012 (last edited: 13th March, 2013)
This is a light chypre-classy and distinctive;
BRIGHT is a good description. One of my favorites, and hard to find. Elegant
08th October, 2012 (last edited: 03rd September, 2014)
This is unique..perfect for a dinner party; and whatever comes after!!! Vintage Vogue has it exactly right.
Vibrant...basically, a party in a bottle.
Tried this in the store today. Smells much like Gucci Flora, only lighter with a woodier dry down. This is OK. Bottle is beautiful, at least