Excerpt: There is a woman at my work who wears this and it is way too overpowering. The patchuli smell takes over the entire office. Honestly, it smells like old lady perfume. I dread having to go to work when this woman is working.
Excerpt: I bought the sample and... it just does not smell good. It is an awfully powerful smell, like a cleaning product. I did not even try wearing as it smelled extremely strong. My mom, dad and boyfriend all smelled it and said it was a terrible, terrible perfume.<br /><br />Will not buy again, fragrancex has been great but the product is just horrid.
Summary: The most foul, disgusting perfume I have ever smelled in my life. Smells like a hippie's armpit (one that works in a headshop and hasn't taken a shower in months). I don't detect vanilla, chocolate, or anything "gourmand" about this. Just nasty skanky CHEAP smelling patchouli. I feel sorry for the people who wear this because they don't know how utterly gross they smell (trust me, those "compliments" you get "all the time" are just ppl trying to find out the fragrance so...
Summary: Unfortunately, this perfume did not work out for me. I know that scents are very subjective and is affected largely by preference so I will try not to be too harsh. This perfume is very masculine and STRONG. Straight out of bottle, it is overpowering if you are not careful. I sprayed maybe about half a spray and even then the scent was so strong. If you actually do like this perfume, this is great for you because it'll probably last you all day.
Excerpt: GOODS PACKAGED WELL AND PROMPT DELIVERY BUT......<br />I bought 2 bottles of eau de toilette unpackaged and two candles.<br />The eau de toilette did not last on my skin - I did two testers - one from FragranceX and one I already have. FragranceX was weaker and faded within an hour, while my own is still detectable 4 hours later.<br />The candles arrived with an oily substance around the glass. They have very little fragrance and it's not Oscar!
Excerpt: This Pavlova was one of the worst sent that one can come across!? This is not the same Pavlova I used in the 70's. It is not the original sent? Maybe because it came in a plastic bottle? I never known any scents to come In a plastic bottle, unless it came as a lotion.<br />It was very cheap, not worth the $4.00 I spent. Pls. take it off the shelf. This is not the orgnial Pavlova.
Pros: Terrible Sent
Cons: Doesn't Hold, Pricey / Poor Value, Very cheap
Excerpt: I don't know why Clinique decided to reformulate this fragrance, which was used to be awesome. The original version was clean, powdery, and spicy. Dreamy in sultry late summers. In contrast, the new version smells like burnt hair. Clinique, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Summary: I know this was supposedly one of the first "gourmand" scents that started a fragrance avalanche of foodie scents, but even so, I find it to be very off-putting. It's basically a sharp men's cologne scent with a dash of honey. It might have been ground breaking at its inception, but now it just seems stale and cliche. Very manly, very long-lasting and very irrelevant.
Excerpt: I bought this perfume for my 25 year old daughter. It is very overpowering and smells more like a man's cologne than a woman's perfume. My daughter thought it was terrable. So did the other young ladies in the room. I have never had to return an item to Fragrance X but $20 is a lot to loose on a tiny bottle of stink.