Summary: Four wearings now. Today was the first day I could even detect any peach. The first wearing, the chypre was too much for me. It's so not-sweet, not easy. it's a heavy, serious smell. But I tried it again. The second time, I noticed that the drydown smelled an awful lot like horehound candy, or sarsaparilla. That was intriguing enough to keep me interested. So I wondered what part of Mitsouko was vetiver, and set out to Nordstrom and Surrender to Chance and did vetivers.
Summary: When I was a child, my mother had a great friend who was an elderly White Russian aristocrat, a woman of great elegance and taste who'd lived in China, and had a house full of remarkable, rich furniture and impossibly deep wool carpets. This was her signature scent. I'd always been in thrall of it, but it seemed too complex for my palate - I tended as a younger woman toward simpler scents, white florals etc.
Summary: What is the scent of melancholy? This bizarre child of some post-war Europe is staring at you with its beautiful slanted eyes and smiles wistfully. Noone is certain how it was baptized with that delicate and mellifluous name anymore. A name that steps in two different worlds. The one of mystery and the one of the morning light.
Summary: I got the EDP during a 6 hour wait at cdg airport after smelling some - quite frankly - atrocious scents (that's you, poeme by lancome!) and I'm glad I did. I didn't want to rush into buying it so I spritzed some on and took a long walk to let the scent develop on my skin properly. I wasnt wowed at first spritz but when it dried, it evolved into this complex mesh of glamorous feminine elegance.
Not as good since reformulated, but still beautiful
S. Hamrick, amazon.com
25 February 2013
Summary: The newer formulation has a lot less of the oakmoss and jasmine than the vintage, but it's still so elegant. I don't get the peaches and florals in the drydown as much, but the dusty-spicy-powdery feel with that green-fruity tinge underneath is amazing, nothing like anything coming out now.
Summary: A heavy, mature (not in a bad way) fragrance. Very warm. I find it best for winter wear. Lots of lasting power and projection. With my chemistry it's not at all fruity. Lots of earthy oakmoss, cinnamon, vetiver and bergamot. Mitsouko will not be everyone's cup of tea. To me it's a very cozy scent, like a down comforter & hot herbal tea.
Summary: Mitsouko is instantly recognizable, very French imo, and quite agreeable on my skin. The Asian influence is subtle, and the notes & structure are refined. On me, the EDP starts heavy and then moves to something surprisingly light & fresh before the base asserts itself. I'm working through a sample vial, and I've been fully prepared to buy a bottle. Yet, I can't bring myself to love it enough to own.
Summary: I originally found out about Guerlain from a male friend who had the men's Vetiver fragrance and I was very impressed. I noticed so many other Guerlain fragrances that I decided to take a risk and go with Mitsouko even though I usually only like sweeter, fresher, not near as spicy fragrances like Calvin Klein Euphoria, Vera Wang Shier Veil, Miyake L'eau D'issey, etc., so this truly was a surprise when I tried it.
Pros: Classic Fragrance, Classic scent, Draws Compliments, Great Smell, Long-Lasting, Sensual, Sexy, Unique scent, Unique to each Woman, Unisex
Summary: I bought this perfume as a present for my wife. She is absolutely delighted with it, and now wears it every day which delights me. Finally a big thank you to Fragrance X. I ordered the perfume in the week before Christmas ie a New Year present. It arrived on Christmas Eve and I live in the UK!