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Elizabeth Arden Halston

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SorceressOfTheDark, makeupalley.com
12 November 2013
  • Summary: My sweet, sweet Halston. How do I love thee. Let me count the ways. This is a perfume that knows sweetness, but not sugar, that understands bitterness without a sour bite, that encompasses what the woods has to offer-in all that Mother Nature can produce, with the warmth and sweetness of the summer leaves, the cool crispness of Autumn bark with its lichen and mosses, the reverence of cold, crisp Winters still, and the dank, decrepitness of Springs thawing leaves,...
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10

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sunshine824, makeupalley.com
11 July 2013
  • Summary: I had to write a new review for this fragrance as I've been wearing it a LOT the past few weeks and have several different variations of it - and I love all of them. Vintage: I have a vintage splash bottle of the cologne that has 'Halston' on the bottom label and on the box as well. This one is light and refreshing. Smells very chypre-ish but never heavy or stuffy at all.
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Overall 8
8.0

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Therealslayergrrl, makeupalley.com
4 January 2013
  • Summary: I think this is where I got my love for chypre's came from. Someone in their infinite wisdom gave me a bottle of this when I was in 6th grade.. Yikes! It was super strong and WAY too strong for me then. I think I probably killed my poor classmates sense of smell with this. (sorry guys) It was so bad my Mom took it away from me and I got a lesson on how to properly wear perfume from my Grandmother. Just one whiff and I fall in love all over again.
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Overall 8
8.0

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cjenn, makeupalley.com
9 February 2012
  • Summary: The bottle is so classic, so reminiscent of Studio 54 and the heyday of disco what with Halston himself holding court at the bar of the original New York discotheque. That said, I always remember my mom had this bottle on her dresser and it just screamed 1970s! It's very powdery on the top notes and is ultra sexy and made for the confident woman!!!! LOVE THIS classic fragrance.
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Overall 4
4.0

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stayce, makeupalley.com
28 June 2011
  • Summary: Well, this is really two reviews: maybe three years ago I came across a bottle at Marshall's and tried it. At the time, it felt too adult and too heavy for Southern California, and I discarded it. Last year I was seized with curiosity and got a travel size bottle at the fancy Rite Aid. And... yikes.
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Overall 10
10

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Shadow_Witch, makeupalley.com
11 February 2011
  • Summary: I read a lot of reviews about the evils of perfume reformulation here on MUA. I too, have contributed one or two but it would appear by the reviews I am reading lately that every second review of any fragrance that has been around at least 10 years dismisses all that is not the original production year as REFORMULATED. And to perfumistas, reformulated = the devil.
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Overall 10
10

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Chamuda, makeupalley.com
25 October 2010
  • Summary: Halston, where have you been all my life? Love the feminine softly curved bottle, and love the juice even more. It's the perfect green, mossy, oakmoss, incense musky perfumey scent. It sprays on nice but dries down even nicer. I actually find it calming when I smell it - as if it has aromatherapeutic effect. The lotion is nice too, a bit more mildly green in scent, will go well with the cologne. Both are highly recommended!
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Overall 10
10

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youdroppedabalmonme2, makeupalley.com
15 October 2010
  • Summary: This review is for Halston **before** it was acquired (and reformulated, and cheapened) by EA Fragrances. I tried some of the Halston now being sold in drugstores and discount stores, and while it retains some of its original character, it falls absolutely flat in comparison to the original. My advice is to get this on eBay-- someone is always selling vintage stock. SO, to return to my point: Original 1975 formulation of Halston is a magical chypre on my skin.
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rsmuskie, makeupalley.com
15 October 2010
  • Summary: For all you sweet young naive things out there who think that anything made in the 70's or 80's is granny or old lady, have I got news for YOUZE: this fragrance is a man slayer. Period. Doesn't matter if the guy is 19 or 90. This is the fragrance that wins them all - hands down! I hadn't worn it in years, but recently wore it to the bank, and a 20 year old teller was fawning all over the scent. "I don't know what you're wearing, but you smell really great!
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Overall 6
6.0

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crickett85, makeupalley.com
25 February 2010
  • Summary: I haven't worn this scent for years but recently got a bottle while feeling nostalgic. I think the scent has changed. While I used to think of this as a pleasant mossy-woodsy scent, it now smells chypre but with a cloyingly sweet undertone (that I don't remember it having before). Somehow I think that it is less oakmoss and more something(?) else, more of a cloyingly sweet scent. This REALLY has sillage....tremendous lasting power and a little goes a long way..
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