Great thread! The Cacharels don't get brought up often on here.
I bought my first ever bottle of LouLou today! I sniffed it for the first time a couple of months ago and thought I hated it for being too sweet, too overpowering, too much. But then I couldn't stop thinking about it. And then I sampled it on skin the other week and, lo! it just smelled carefree and summery and proud and I couldn't resist... I may report back in a couple of days when I've had the chance to spend some time with it. But I think we're going to be friends.
I adore Anais Anais, though I rarely wear it out. I find the minty notes really strange and wonderful and the powder extremely comforting. Such a distinctive smell deserves to be sampled by all, though it's a difficult one to pull off... that said, a dark-haired, soft-skinned friend of mine wore it beautifully for years. Its almost dowdy structure works best on youth, I'd say. I still own it and always replenish if I run out.
Amor Amor was my "European holiday" scent for a few years - my best friend who I always travelled with wore the male version and we thought it suited us terrifically. Again, it's a bright, carefree scent for fun times. It's by far the fruitiest fragrance I've ever owned and I'm not sure I'd purchase it again, but that is mainly because I wouldn't feel justified in doing so unless I was jetting off to Italy the next day wearing a Topshop blazer and footless tights. Sigh.
I sampled Scarlet today... oooh, this is radiant! It smells just like something of its fluorescent pink colour should. Lots of notes listed that have little to do with it, but my overall impression is of a soft, luminescent rose. I never, EVER go near fragrances like this, but after a brush with a woman wearing Tresor this evening, I feel myself drawn into the ultra-girlish, ultra-radiant pull of pretty scents...
I hated Noa when I first tried it 5 years ago (it just turned disgusting on my skin), but have recently fallen for its quiet soapy musk... Another one I'd love to spend some quality time getting to know. It may still turn sour on my skin, but I'll give it a go.
Never smelled Eden! Or Gloria, which reading all the above comments I'm lamenting.
Thanks kewart for bringing up this wonderful house which has produced some pretty remarkable scents... and yes, wouldn't it be exciting if they delivered something new and wonderful now?