Originally Posted by Warum Chanel Cristalle EDT
- what a smell of Spring! I love the hyacinths! I did not expect to like Cristalle as many described it as cold and even "bitchy", but it is a lovely Spring fragrance on me. If you like Bluebell or Victorian Posy by Penhaligon's, you will be likely to like this, at least I think so.
You talkin' to me?!I love this!And I do love Bluebell,love and own Victorian Posy.I can't imagine anyone who loves those two not enjoying Cristalle.I prefer the EDT as well,though the extra grassy-minty opening of the EDP is quite nice.I didn't care for Eau Verte;I don't want Cristalle citrus-y,I want it GREEN!My skin was also thirsty for Eau Verte,apparently;it was the worst luck I've had with any Chanel on longevity.I think the EDT will find its way to my wardrobe eventually,maybe even instead of No.19.
Iechris nailed it about Chance
for me,too.I happen to like Coco Mademoiselle(I know many don't;I'm o.k. with this),another fruity one that takes a thumping for being "un-Chanel-like" but Chance is the one that really deserves that bad reputation!I did sample the Eau Tendre flanker of Chance not long ago;didn't like it,either but I do feel it's better than the original.
I also want to mention Coco
in this post;I'm not sampling it this time as I do have a tiny sample of it.I wore it not long ago since we're having a fairly cold spring and I was in the mood for those spicy topnotes,they are beautiful.Coco does like to go soapy on me,however-and not in a pretty way like No.s 5&19 or Ivoire de Balmain.More of a hissing,loud,headache inducing soapiness.While wearing it though,one thought I kept having was how entirely unisex Coco seems these days.Given the sad reformulation of Opium,people of either gender would do well to sample Coco when shopping for 80's style spice bomb orientals.Congrats to those who wear it better than me!
Looks like I'll be finished by mid-week,probably will have them in the mail to Al Gae by Wed. at the very latest.Of course,I'll be updating before then.Bookwyrmsmith,I'm loving this sampling group-having all the Cristalles here at once was especially helpful to me!