Summary: Oh dear. You see, I thought I might like this because I love the way our real heliotrope flowers smell in our windowboxes. They're pleasantly candy-scented and sweet, and they smell delicious. But this perfume...it really didn't work for me. Luckily it was a sample vial; Etro perfume does not come cheap. Even the 1 mL sample was $4 CDN! But I'll tell you this: it was $4 well spent to find out I really, really don't want to spend $150 on a full bottle.
Summary: Etro Heliotrope is one of my ultimate comfort scents. To me, it is the olfactory equivalent of my favorite blanket and a bowl of pumpkin soup. Fortunately, it doesn’t smell like the pumpkin soup, but it is still soothing and as warm as my blanket. It’s the kind of fragrance I find myself craving when it is cold and grey outside, or when I feel mentally and physically exhausted. It just relaxes me and puts me into sleeping mode.
Summary: Lovely, soft fragrance that smells of sweet dough and making cookies, and also a little bit like a Cabbage Patch Kid. I like this, but it fades so fast it is not a contestant for full-bottle worthy status.
Summary: Notes: orange blossom, almond, petit grain and bergamot; orris, jasmine, heliotrope, ylang-ylang and rose; tolu balsam, tonka bean, musk, vanilla and peru balsam. This fragrance opens with a very bright floral note. Touches of vanilla and almond emphasise the sweetness of the floral – some see cookies, I see plasticine. No matter what, the fragrance transports its wearer back to their childhood for sure.
Summary: Well after seeing all the raves about this one I thought I would try it. I'm not in the majority here, and in fact this smells nothing like almonds or cherry's on my skin, in fact I hate the way this smells, it actually smells like Toothpaste on my skin. Guess I saved myself a lot of $ with this one.
Summary: First spray is alcohol! But soon thereafter, it's almond with vanilla and cinnamon red-hots. Yummy! If "one-dimensional" means that a fragrance doesn't change during the wearing, then Etro Heliotrope is one-dimensional on me. Husband actually tolerated it. When asked to sniff, Mikey says, "It smells like icing!" (That is considered a compliment, coming from him.
Summary: This fragrance starts off as a soft cherry scent, not at all play doh on me. After an hour it has become sweeter and reminds me of baby powder scent mixed with almonds. Etro's Heliotrope smells very similar to the drydown of Rahat Lakhoum and so if you hoped for RL to be lighter then Heliotrope is your answer. I prefer it to RL as it is a subtle version of this and lasts very well.
Summary: This is my favorite fragrance in the powdery almond/heliotrope genre. It doesn't at any point become harsh or medicinal or worse, CHERRY, on me. The drydown is the most beautiful almond vanilla powder. It's also not too sweet, which was my main problem with Acqua di Parma's mandorlo di sicilia. Oh yes, and let's not forget that the opening smells like playdoh! Love the price--$46.50 on Amazon.
Summary: I was highly disappointed upon this one. Having read the pyramid, I had formed my own idea of the fragrance, but once I had the chance to try it on my skin, all that I had expectd vanished into a one-dimensional, stale note of sugary almond that almost made me choke. I didn't smell any cherry in it, rather a hint of Italian torrone melted in an oven.