Graceful and playful fruity-floral concoction conjuring me ideally a less sophisticated sort of Givenchy Amarige with its tonkinian-musky-vanillic base (and partially the YSL Vice Versa's semi-gourmandish fruitiness). The first approach on skin with Dueto Parfums Lady Cool arouses on mind the "infamous" Cacharel LouLou's texture (a common synthetic foundation of sandalwood, vanilla, orange "rose-tuberose-iris" and sweet spices) but while the Chacharel's one tends immediately to evolve towards an highly spicy-resinous (almost sticky) and vanillic-incensey-heliotropic "creamy" accord Lady Cool tends to fade towards a sharper and softer fruity floral, far more influenced by citrus, by "liquid cardamom" and vaguely powdery in its final wave. At the beginning the aroma is paradoxically more dense and fruity (with a touch of eliotropic pear) but the density morphs towards sharper-citric (more mature and anyway still vanillic) territories exalting the floral articulation, an undiscernible fruitiness (simil plummy) and the smokey (tobacco rounded) final woodiness. In this phase the aroma plays in a warm and sensual (almost sweaty) way (the wonderful young women subtle, vaguely acid, organic aroma combined with sweet foams and creams) despite its synthetic hesperidic background (with vague but really vague J'Adore accents). I detect in this final stage also several points in common with the (better appointed and more subtle) fragrance Soul Drops by Giulietta Capuleti. Not a masterpiece but a more than decent "Chic" fragrance nice for the youngest that (daring) do not renounce a touch of sensual attractive charm.
12th November, 2014 (last edited: 17th April, 2015)
Lady Cool is a musky-floral scent, quite conventionally "young" and effortlessly stuffed with calone, melonal and that stuff which makes scents smell – exactly – "young" and contemporary. Metallic, fruity and floral, fresh and menthol-balsamic (basil too?). Basically nothing different from any feminine green-floral "fresh and summery" fragrance, especially the cheaper ones given Lady Cool does surely not exude quality, refinement or appeal. Not stinky, just mediocre (and short lived too).
One could waste many more words on this but what it boils down to is a drugstore sweety. Completely synthetic smelling soft fruity floral, as if the ranks of those needed swelling. Has a faint bit of ammoniac discord somewhere in the mix. Won’t offend for sure but similarly fails to please.
I was luckily gifted samples of this and the other Dueto perfumes recently adn this was by far my favourite.
Heady cardamon and rose top notes linger but are joined by spicy undertones after an hour or two. They mingle beautifully, creating a warm and entirely unique fragrance. I could still 'just' smell this on my wrist the next morning.
Reminds me a little of Vice Versa by YSL just for its in your face top note combo but I prefer this one, no contest- this has its heady top notes but a gentler dry down, warmer, more inviting. I cannot WAIT to get my hands on my own bottle. Thanks for the samples, Dueto!
Edit - now I have my very own bottle of this loveliness. It IS sweet, when the orange blossom, vanilla and cardamon combo burst onto the scene but to me, it isn't the nauseating sweetness I can't bear in frags like Angel and other vanilla heavy scents. It is strong but then it is a welcome change to me in a sea of same same wishy washy clean rose scents to smell a 'dirty' rose.
19th June, 2012 (last edited: 11th September, 2012)