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: 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.
Summary: I bought the rollerball of this one in search of a new fragrance for spring and I just don't 100% love it. I am usually a spicy/oriental/woodsy gal but have been expanding my horizons lately. It's too much for me at first spray, although the dry down in phenomenal. It takes a good hour for me to get to the point I love it (but it lasts long which is a great thing!). I will try it a few more times before I give up on it however I won't be repurchasing this one.