Summary: Well, there is nothing wrong with this perfume. It's a nice buttery tuberose. It's not one of those strong old perfume that you could use as a disinfectant. I found it pretty, but it's nothing "waow" on me. When I am wearing it, I get a little bit bored, there is no alchemy happening. That's probably the main reason why I am giving it 3 stars only. I have read many professionnal revues about Fracas and all of them say it's a great classic, therefore I wanted to love it.
Summary: I am a perfume fanatic and love to try different ones.Had read so much about how great Fracas was.It was pleasant enough but not one of the great ones. Alas it did not smell great on my skin. I tried Sisley and my skin loved it so settled for that.Moral of this story always try before you buy.I know sometimes it's difficult to do this with the more expensive ones.Sisley Soir de Lune. Gorgeous. So will try more Sisley and not Robert Piguet.
Summary: Fracas has legendary status in the world of perfumes. And I so wanted to LOVE it because of that. I first found this in a corner drugstore back in the late 60's or early 70's (when there were still corner drugstores) that had a weirdly eclectic assortment of fragrances. I bought it with my babysitting money (that's how young I was). It was AWFUL on me.
Summary: Love the bottle and packaging-- very iconic. My grandmother proudly displayed her Fracas on her dresser, next to the Jungle Gardenia by Tuvache (another heavy-hitter floral). As a child, I remember sniffing the Fracas and thinking it was the most godawful sickening fetid thing I'd ever encountered, but I did allow that maybe it belonged to the realm of "stuff only adults like," along with whiskey sours and pickled herring and canasta.
Summary: I know this has been reviewed to death, but I just have to put in my two-sense, because my two-sense is different when it comes to this fragrance. Reviewers say that this is a strong, sometimes overpowering fragrance. However, I've tried it in both the EDP and the parfum, and neither me or my boyfriend can smell it on me after fifteen minutes. I like the scent itself though--it's classy and disctinctive.
Summary: Eh. Why do I feel so blah about this? It's a very pretty, feminine white floral, very classic and pure. It's nice, but I just can't get that excited about it somehow. I prefer Monyette Paris for a white floral with more personality.
Summary: I sprayed this on at Sephora 1 day to see what the fuss was about. It smelt old ladyish at first and very VERY strong but dried down to a standable flowery smell after a while. It lasted a few hours on me but then became very faint which was surprising since it is such a strong frangrance. There is something I like about it but overall it is too much for me.
Summary: I'm sitting here with a tester sprayed on my arm (so I can't comment on overall price or bottle). I smell, very vaguely, the garden flowers everyone is talking about but the most predominant note, even after a couple of hours is soap. Not entirely unpleasant, just not my cup of tea.