Summary: I'm in the minority here, and this is strictly based on my body chemistry, but I absolutely despise this perfume. After reading all the raving reviews, I so wanted to love it. I tried it twice but couldn't handle any more. I ordered this through Fragrancenet.com, so I'm not sure if I got a bad bottle, however, I've ordered numerous times from them before and had no issues.
Summary: So I read a bunch of good reviews on this parfume, honestly for me is the worst smell a parfume can have... Do you know those old soap bars (big yellow ones) well that is the exact same smell this parfume has.... I put some on my hand and I couldn't wait for the moment to take a shower and just take that small off of me.... Someone might like it... but me... It's just not for a young individual... maybe for a granny or an old aunt.....
Summary: First wore this back in 1987. Thought I loved it until my friend politely informed me that I smelled like mildewed wet towels. OMFG! She was right! Never wore this again and from that day forward no matter who is wearing this regardless the event or their age all I discern is the smell of wet towels. Revisited this last year in the hope my nose had matured, it hadn't. I still loathe this as all I smell is musty mildewed towels with a little bit of rose oil.
Would never buy again. Has no wow factor and smells quite flat.
16 September 2011
Summary: I've read that Madonna, Kelly Brook and Gaby Logan all wear this perfume so thought it MUST be amazing. It just isn't a smell I like, either that or it just doesn't suit my skin. I think it has a very flat smell with no wow factor about it at all. I thought I could wear it for 'special occasions' but as it is I will probably just wear it to go grocery shopping to use it up. I wish I'd gone to a perfume shop and tried a tester first.
Summary: This is similar to the hated Kai with that loud cheap synthetic gardenia note that could be used in surgery as an anesthetic, the way it clobbers you over the head and knocks you out. It is ether, good for rendering those around you senseless and unconscious. I liked the name of it so much I purchased a sample but after two attempts to wear it, I had to admit defeat.
Summary: This is a very heavy gardenia smell, at first I couldn't quite put my finger on it, I thought it smelt odd, then I realized it smells EXACTLY like those oils you buy at Wal-Mart for $1 to burn to make your house smell good. So if you like the smell and not the price go to Wal-Mart and buy the gardenia oil for a $1, I however will pass on this scent.
Summary: Can't do it. I just can't. And I'm disappointed, because I take some pride in being able to wear some very aggressively carnal perfumes. But Fracas is essentially tuberose X 10, and on me tuberose becomes all indoles (the "fecal-like" note of certain heavy spices and flowers, which can actually be an invisible boost to the whole fragrance effect IF your body chemistry doesn't cause them to come front and center).