Reviews and Problems with Agent Provocateur L'Agent
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19 January 2014
Summary: Intriguing composition of live-smelling roses anbd unexpected spices such as coriander and saffron. I am notoriously unsuccessful at wearing florals; they become piercingly sweet on me and then disappear completely. This perfume was different. Initially, I rejoiced at the scent of the roses, but overall, the scent was sour and peppery on me, live roses dried out.
Summary: This is a shameless copy of Knowing by Estee Lauder. I can't believe no one mentioned it so far?! But definitely softer and unlike Knowing - powdery. Knowing is darker, richer and more potent, hence it lasts longer. To my nose Agent Provocateur is distinctly a rose chypre. I like the opening notes of coriander and middle notes of rose and jasmine. The dry down is less impressive because much of the spicy scent disappears into a not-so-unique sweet powder.
Summary: I was very excited to try this "oh so hot and sexy" fragrance. Hypnotized by the gorgeous campaign surrounding the scent. I enjoyed the whimsical website with all the pretty eye candy. Unfortunately for me the fragrance is an Utter Disappointment! The first whiff nearly knocked me over and brought back scary/sad memories of my elderly piano teacher as a child. Her house was overwhelmingly musty and stuffy smelling, with only dead air to breathe.
Summary: If you read through the fragrance notes above, you might not catch the right drift of Agent Provocateur. AP is a dirty and suggestive (in all the best ways) rose fragrance. The saffron and corainder combined with the musk, takes this uprtight powdery rose in a somewhat inappropriate and backroom direction, which is quite addictive.
Summary: This is one of my all time least favourite fragrances. I tried it in one of their London stores, and immediately regretted it, certainly a reminder to always test on a card first. It is one of 3 or 4 fragrances that I not only don’t like, but that actually make me feel ill. As I learn more about fragrance, I think the common theme in fragrances I have this reaction to is Gardenia, and it just isn’t for me.