Having lived through the 80s and having my senses assaulted by big 80s perfumes, I can understand how refreshing and groundbreaking this was when released. For me the quality of the ingredients make it unwearable. The top notes make my eyes water, the middle notes are pleasant enough, however the drydown is so sickeningly sweet I can't wait to scrub it off. For me the test of a good fragrance is when I'm still enjoying it 8 hours in and this one doesn't pass that test. Inventive it was; other fragrances have done the tea accord with better quality ingredients since.
Tommy Girl by Tommy Hilfiger, 1996
A delicate,feminine, delicious floral fragrance. The nose behind is Calice Becker, the same of J'Adore Dior, great floral too. I discovered it some days ago and now it is one of my favorite.
this really is perfect parfume creation! it has all the notes i like! this is my type of scent! i dont like patchouly, ambery, mossy and animalic heavy scents, my nature cant accept easily...but here, this is perfect creation, but things they have put in smell so cheap and synthetic! that it hurts when putting on, it is masterpiece, smells exotic, but in reality it is synthetic too....so if i compare it with buildings, its like perfect building made of paper....for me to be real must be made of real material!......still i admire it, but cant enjoy putting it on, i wish they can make the same thing but with real stuff!
Awful name and anonimous bottle for this surprising aqueous-floral juice with a complex soul of floral notes, fruit, aromatic tea and musk. I catch a very appealing fruity accord at the beginning and the pungency of blackcurrant is highly edible on the side of tasty citrus, grapefruit and violets. The effect is a pungent, deep, tart and sweet-bitter fruity tea cocktail that smells cool (a touch of mint), crisply refreshing, fluidy and botanic. Honeysuckle and violets master the heart, holding on the tasty crispiness with a touch of sophistication in the air and with a floral mildness to balance the fruity acidity. The following evolution is softly woody and airy of woods and musk. The smell is light and multifaceted with a final rosey soft breeze. A nice lively juice that is pleasant in the summer time's life out and perfect for a carefree temperament.
Tommy Hilfiger has always had a very 'all-american' image as a brand, and Tommy Girl has has something of an all-american feel to it - clean, fresh, and one of the most inoffensive scents out there. The smell of spare, modern freshness combined with modest sillage and longevity is in keeping with an eau de cologne, and I see it as best suited for summer wear, but it also could easily be worn at work. Although the fragrance presents itself as extremely straight-forward, linear, and non-complex, it is a very well-done composition freshly built around a tea note - an early example of the tea genre and still one of the best. It could also make for a sensible alternative to the slew of 'clean' fragrances that perfume houses are popping out these in increasing numbers and marketing as 'anti-perfumes', meant to evoke smells of soap, clean laundry, etc. Tommy Girl is substantially cheaper than many of them, just as undemanding, yet arguably done better.
Clean, green and beautiful as a mountain girls radiance during a late Spring afternoon deep in the Ventana National Wildnerness via Big Sur, CA. Tommy Girl smells a lot like it, it's still one of most exhilarating florals there is, and there are few things I'd rather smell on a woman. I don't listen to a lot of classical music, but TG is supposed to be a lot like Prokofiev's First Symphony. So check it out. I'm going to.
Tommy girl is derided for being cheap and ubiquitous, but to my mind, easily available, relatively inexpensive and brilliant are a perfume trifecta. I know its a bit of a stretch, but I see TG as an evolution of the eau de cologne concept. EDC has long been prepared with various elements of citrus (fruit, rind, leaves, flowers, branches), culinary herbs that combine well with citrus (rosemary, lavender, basil), perhaps some other flowers (chamomile, rose, jasmine) and eventually musk. EDC works because when you wear it, the refreshing, bracing feels doesnt require a days commitment (it doesnt last long) and because you could easily want to drink it. The same could be said of TG. The citrus/wood/floral portions of an EDC are of a piece, literally, as they all come from citrus plants. That same feel of tart woodiness is found in TG, but in this case, its more along the lines of the proudly synthetic metallic flower of Lauders Dazzling Silver. The shiny tart floral is encompassing enough to fill the place of the whole citrus gestalt of an EDC. The analogue to colognes herbs is an infusion somewhere between black tea and a verbena tisane. Others have called the floral in TG bright or glowing. To my nose, the metallic tang along with the teas smokiness makes the flower a bit grim, a bit dark. Its only light is like something radioluminescent under a black light. Despite Hilfiger marketings straight-faced insistence on notes of nominal botanical Americana (American wildflowers or some such garbage---I had thought Tania Sanchez was joking) TG is an abstractly beautiful synthetic perfume. Chemical doesnt mean fake. This is only an ersatz floral if you call it a floral. To me this is a marvelous, successful piece of synthetic perfumery.
I love this scent! And I HATE the name Tommy Girl! Okay, Tommy I can see because it's Mr. Hilfiiger first name. But girl implies the it's some giggly little bubblegum scent produced for the pre-pubescent consumer. It is none of the kind. This is a sophistocated fruity tea rose fragrance. Hence, I now dub thee - Tommy Woman!
Like Nile_Etland, I also bought this blind after reading Luca Turin's five-star review in PERFUMES: THE GUIDE, which said (I'm paraphrasing) "It's tragic that such a great fragrance has suffered so much for being affordable." My bottle of TG arrived today, and I'm not disappointed. When I smelled this after it first came out, I was probably too young to appreciate the true feat of a tea well done. But after developing a better love of fragrances, and a massive obsession with tea, I LOVE this fragrance--I love its tangy, clean feeling, and the soft honeysuckle in the heart. This will be a regular for me in summertime--and I might even get my husband to try it out, since it would actually be quite nice as a masculine as well. (Clearly, I'll have to hide the bottle from him so he doesn't see the name--Tommy WHAT?!) On a side note: I had this shipped to my office, and when I got it, a gaggle of my twenty-something coworkers gathered around my desk to test it with me. We all agreed that it took us straight back to middle school, listening to bad R&B blaring in dark gymnasiums during school dances. 1996/7 surely marked the high point in the teen fragrance market...
This was my very first perfume which I think I received as a birthday gift when I was 12. I still have the original bottle but the juice is almost all gone. Now that I'm older I must say that it's not really my type of fragrance. It's a little too citrusy and rosy for my liking. The scent however is extremely long-lasting. When I was in my teens I wore this all the time, partly because my high school boyfriend was called Tommy and I thought wearing something called Tommy Girl was kind of cute. But now this perfume only has bad memories so I haven't worn this for a very long time.
Tommy Girl by Tommy Hilfiger, 1996
By: Tommy Hilfiger
|Top Notes||Camellia Flowers, Apple Blossoms, Blackcurrant, Mandarin, Tangerine|
|Middle Notes||Grapefruit, Citrus Orchards, Crisp Green Notes, Honeysuckle, Butterfly Violets|
|Base Notes||Desert Jasmin, Cherokee Rose, Magnolia Petals, Dakota Lilies, Cedar, Sandalwood, Wild Heather|
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