The initial burst of citrus fades very quickly, which is a positive aspect for me since my chemistry and citrus is a bad combination, and it settles nicely into a warm and comfortable spiced floral.
Navy by Dana, 1990
This would be a good fragrance for someone who dislikes florals, which I do, because I don't find anything feminine about this scent. It has a faintly woodsy smell but is also a little on the industrial side. I won't be wearing it again but the low price can make it an option for anyone to try.
I loved Navy as a teen. I always felt so grown-up wearing this fragrance, as opposed to something like Sweet Honesty that seemed too immature for me at the time. It was a nice, fresh scent and it lasted all day! While I no longer use it (smells a little on the strong side now), I have fond memories of my first "real" perfume.
This is surprisingly nice for the price. Hard to believe. It is called a floral oriental with citrus, flowers, cinnamon, coriander. It is not one of my favorites by Dana so I will give it a maybe.
I had many bottles of this in middle and high school...Didn't we all, I mean hey, it came with the covergirl holiday giftsets! I loved this fragrance. I think that we all bathed in it from time to time, but it was SOOOO much nicer to smell than the White Diamonds that the girl who sat next to me in Geometry wore! I think that it smells like a younger, less expensive version of Boucheron.
I have a sample size of this received as a gift with an online purchase of Sensi and to my nose it is not at all offensive. Something about Navy reminds me of a fragrance which I think belongs to one of the following: Pears soap, Kiku or Babe, I have no idea what, but Navy is very similar to the "just bathed, clouded in talc and into jammies (pyjamas) ready for bed" wonderful smell I remember as a child in the seventies. It smells clean and fresh settling down to a warm, comforting base and I definitely think I should buy some. I know there are bath products available too!
I remember loving this scent in high school. It was a great smelling scent. Cool, crisp and long-lasting! I don't find this heavy or 80ish at all. I don't use this anymore as I find it a bit immature now, but great scent for a teenage girl.
Another one of those puzzlingly named scents - sounds like it should be an understated, effortlessly elegant fragrance, like something along the lines of Bill Blass signature. Instead, it smells like a knock-off of Giorgio Beverly Hills and a scary one at that! Of course, the striped box - navy and white, versus Girogio's yellow and white, should be something of a giveaway, but still. Way, way too strong, intense and spicy-florally-heady to be called something like Navy. Not my type of scent, never was, never will be (same goes for Giorgio - ugh!), this fragrance consists of some citrus topnotes, heavy floral heartnotes and spice accents that include coriander and cinnamon. As with Giorgio, though, the description of notes doesn't really reveal the true character fo the composiiton. Everything here is balanced toward the heady and heavy. If you want something properly power-80s-like but in a good way, my advice is to skip the Navy, skip the Girogio and look into some Red instead.
Navy by Dana, 1990
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