Summary: As much as I tried to love this perfume, I couldn't. It was a gift from a friend, and I could never tell her how badly I thought this stunk. The smell reminds me of pine needles mixed in with a strong lemony dish detergent, combined with stale cigarette smoke. Drydown smells like musty old dried flowers to me. I have just sprayed it on my wrists and the smell is nauseatingly cloying, cold and unfeminine.
Summary: I recently purchased the EDP version of this fragrance, and perhaps it's been reformulated because of IFRA restrictions on oakmoss. I never wore this before, so I have nothing to compare to past memories or bottles. I get no oakmoss note on this. No green, musty mossiness, only a bitter, stale cigarette odor in the drydown. It's difficult to even find Cristalle these days, and I had to go to a particular Nordstrom to sample it.
Summary: Like a walk through a wet forest in the spring... This is a review for the EDT. This fragrance, whilst being a classic, is certainly (not) for everyone! What hits me upon initial impression is the bitterness of it all. A hit of very citric lemon and oakmoss which stays throughout the life of the fragrance, coupled with a floral drydown (I'm detecting a little hedione, or jasmin-like smell). This is very "green" and sparkling, hence the name Cristalle.
Summary: This is my signature scent which I have been wearing for years. I absolutely adore it but only tend to wear it for best because it is outrageously expensive to buy. I only ever buy this duty free when I go away on holiday because in the shop its about £80 per bottle which is purely for the design name.
Summary: This fragrance, whilst being a classic, is certainly (not) for everyone! What hits me upon initial impression is the bitterness of it all. A hit of very citric lemon and oakmoss which stays throughout the life of the fragrance, coupled with a floral drydown (I'm detecting a little hedione, or jasmin-like smell). This is very "green" and sparkling, hence the name Cristalle.
Summary: This is supposed to be a sparkling Woody Citrus but the citrus/lemon notes fade quickly into a classic dusty chypre drydown. Smells ok, I like the boardroom-serious personality of the scent and the lasting is not bad at 5 - 6 hours on me. But I think there is something missing from it.
Summary: You can't argue with top-of-the-line quality. Chanel is reliable and delivers predictable outcomes, very classy. This was first introduced to me by my mom's friend, who sold Avon. I was only about 16 but I was enamored. My mother gave me both a bottle of Cristalle and Coco. I kept them, actually, until I was old enough to wear them. (I'm still waiting because I'm only 30 and these are definitely scents better designed for someone at least 35.
Summary: Of the many fragrances I own they all have their own story. Cristalle was introduced to me in a plastic surgeon's house on the beach in Florida. I was told to use their daughter's bathroom to shower. When I did I noticed the bottle on the counter. Of course I smelled it. I told myself someday, I would be able to afford a nice bottle like that..It stuck with me. Funny how fragrance works..
Summary: I usually find chypres have a dusty quality to them that I just can't stomach. But Chanel Cristalle EDT exemplifies the cool, dry green that you would think oakmoss should feature. It is crisp and refreshing, with a touch of citrus accord to lend it brightness. It is an oldie but a goodie, created in 1974, and yet it seems very modern.