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Anais Anais is one of those brands I constantly see on my mums dresser. It was her birthday in February so after snooping through her dresser I noticed her eau de toilette was feeling really low so I decided to buy her some as a replacement as I knew she would love it!
The perfume comes in a little cylinder shaped bottle which is quite stumpy and looks like deodorant if I am honest! It has a really gentle floral design which looks like something from the 80s and reminds me a bit of my nan's old wallpaper lol. The lid is made of plastic but looks frosted over to add some edge to it but all round I would say it looks a bit plain on the dresser and I used to mistake it for deodorant all the time. It does look quite delicate but there is nothing exciting about it.
The smell of this perfume is really delicate and very floral. It has notes of lily, blackcurrant, jasmine, orange blossom, musk, rose as well as patchouli and citrus. I find it very gently and it reminds me of talcum powder as its so soft and gentle and lightly fragranced. I definitely think the Rose and Jasmine fused together are extremely sweet upon first sniff and so only little sprays are enough to create ample aroma on the body. After a while it has a distinct smooth smell which lasts long but after a couple of hours it fizzles into a musky base. I stayed at my mums over this weekend and I used this on the Saturday on a day out and I really just felt old! It's not zesty or spicy or attractive at all but more of what I can describe as a comforting scent, very homely and subtle so definitely nothing special for a night out!
A 100ml bottle costs £14.99 in Boots so this really doesn't break the bank. I personally am not a big fan but for my mum or nan it would be nice as a gift as it really is a scent for a more older woman and lasts long. It is nice and long lasting and it does smell nice so I can't really knock it and I would recommend it.
On the whole I tend to like Cacharel fragrances and wear Noa and Amor Amor quite regularly. I think Cacharel are great if you are looking for a perfume which smells great, lasts well and doesn't cost the earth, however Anais Anais is one scent I've never really been a fan of. The only reason I have this scent, is because I got a small bottle in a set of miniatures.
For me, the bottle is half of the fun when it comes to perfume. Unfortunately the Anais Anais bottle really isn't my thing. It is white in colour which is a downside for me as I really prefer glass, both for appearance and being able to see how much is left. It has a floral label which I think looks old fashioned and in some ways it looks more like a short deodorant bottle or even a cream of some kind rather than a perfume to me.
==My experience of using it==
The top note of the scent is apparently hyacinth and this is the fragrance which can be smelled as soon as you apply the fragrance. Immediately when applying this I can smell a strong floral with a powdery undertone. I don't know if I could actually manage to pick hyacinth out as I'm no expert when it comes to flowers, but it is a rather intense and old fashioned floral scent that comes out.
The middle or heart notes of the fragrance are jasmine and rose absolute. The rose in particular is very prominent here and the rose smell is quite distinct. I love the smell of jasmine and I can smell jasmine in here, but only a hint of it. I personally would have like it to have been the other way around with more jasmine, less rose. The overall scent to me, is quite an old fashioned one. It stays smelling rather powdery and reminds me of a rose scented talc I once owned from Marks and Spencer.
The base note is sandalwood and I do think I can detect it very faintly once the scent has settled down on my skin, but it retains that powdery floral aroma right up until the end.
Talking of longevity, the staying power of this fragrance is not bad. I can apply it in the morning and it will still be there eight hours later, albeit a lot more subtle.
In terms of who this is suitable for, I would definitely suggest that an older age group would like it. I'm in my twenties and I feel it's a bit too old fashioned for me, but I'd assume my grandmother would love it. Each to their own though and fragrances can smell different on different people - it's just I'm not a huge fan of this.
I would also suggest that this is more of a day time scent than an evening scent. It's quite light and I would prefer something a little heavier and more sophisticated for evening wear.
As I said at the beginning of this review, Cacharel perfumes tend to be very reasonably priced and Anais Anais is no exception. The Perfume Shop is currently selling the 30ml bottle for £14.99 which is a reasonable price for a fragrance in my opinion. Larger 50ml and 100ml bottles are also available and strangely the perfume shop currently has both of these listed at £29.99. Should you wish you can also buy a matching shower gel and body lotion.
Anais Anais is not the worst scent I've ever tried so I don't want to be too mean about it, but it's just not for me! If you're a fan of rose or powdery floral fragrances, it may suit you, but I feel that it's a little old fashioned for my tastes and I would not use it again.
Cacharel's Anais Anais is a well-known and established perfume which has been around for years. I like it because it brings with it a sense of nostalgia for me. It evokes memories of my grandmother, of being younger and trying on adult perfume and generally of a more carefree time. I don't think this fragrance is for everyone - I like a very floral, classic scent and this embodies it, but it isn't particularly daring or exciting.
The bottle is a white with a label which is adorned with pastel coloured flowers and the name of the perfume. The lid is frosted plastic and the pump silver metal. Honestly, the bottle is not great. It looks very dated and as though it is aimed at an older generation of women. The shape is almost reminiscent of a deodorant and the colour palette just reminds me of talcum powder. That said, I think the smell more than makes up for the design and you do really have to take this perfume at face value - it is an older scent and therefore the design is not strikingly modern either. I would probably not display it on my dressing table but for a lovely day perfume which is extremely cost effective I don't think that really matters.
I wouldn't necessarily describe this scent as light or fresh, it is smooth though and again almost reminds me of the lovely floral scent you find in a talcum powder or pot pourri. It has a musky base to it which gives it a slightly older smell to it, it is definitely reminiscent of an older generation. However, I actually find this smell extremely warm and comforting and the perfect antidote to a cold winters day. The opening notes are hyacinth, orange blossom, jasmine and rose. This is followed by iris, cedar wood and vetiver which results in notes of sandalwood and incense creating a flowery heart. Florentine Iris mingles with the warmth of Virginia cedar wood and Bourbon vetiver and, to prolong the mystery, a musky sandalwood rises up through a spiral of Incense. The resulting fragrance literally transports me to my grandmother's dressing table and I love it, if only for that reason. I would definitely use it only as a day perfume. It smells very sophisticated and elegant and for that reason I think it is perfect for formal events in the day time or just for everyday use. It has such a clean smell to it, like freshly cleaned linen, that even if you've missed your morning shower you'll still smell fresh and beautiful all day. In the evening I prefer a more exciting and vivid scent so I probably wouldn't choose this one.
In terms of cost this is an extremely cheap perfume - it can be found at under £15.00 for 30ml. The price is very competitive and though you could get a more modern fragrance for a similar price I don't think you would get the same quality. I will definitely be buying this from time to time when I see it cheaply on offer or duty free in the airport. It is a fragrance that you don't feel guilty about splashing out on and one that you can rely on to deliver a classic, clean smell time and time again.
Though I would definitely buy this again for myself I would probably avoid buying it as a gift for anyone. It has a lovely floral, musky smell to it but it is quite dated both in scent and design. I think whoever was receiving the gift (unless you knew them very well) might assume you thought they had slightly dated tastes. Saying that, it probably it something I would buy for my grandmother as a safe choice that would appeal to an older generation of consumers.
Overall? I will definitely be buying it again, but probably not as a gift. For me it is a perfume that conjures memories, and maybe one that will make memories for you.
As I mentioned in a few of my perfume reviews a few months back just before Christmas me and my mom decided to take full advantage of the Boots 3 for 2 offer to get ourselves a couple of new perfumes - and hopefully try out and few we wouldnt normally have bought in the shop. The idea was that we would have half of the perfumes each but as my mom got quite a few full sized bottles from other people I ended up with all of the small bottles to work my way through. One of those small bottles was of this 'Cacharel Anais Anais' which to be honest Id never even heard of before and was quite looking forward to trying out until my mom told me 'it smells like you'd expect a granny to smell' so not a glowing review to start off with. But I decided to try and make my own mind up on the scent - but now Ive smelt and worn it myself I have to say my moms analogy of it was spot on!!
Price: Around £25 - 30ml bottle.
Stockists: Boots, Superdrug, The Perfume Shop, Amazon ETC ...
Other Info: This perfume is also available in 50 & 100ml bottle sizes for different prices. This is described as a floral/pastel perfume designed for everyday casual wear - thats actually quite spot on really - it would be great for everyday wear if you like it!!
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Should have been the first sign that this perfume would be way too grown up for me as the design is very dated in my opinion. Not surprising considering the perfume was created in 1978 - I highly doubt the bottle has been updated at all since then - I guess the bottle is quite nice (its certainly not horrible) but it just looks very old in my opinion. As I mentioned I got this bottle as part of a small sample set so the bottle I own might be slightly different to what you'd get if you bought the singular bottle in a shop. The bottle I own is white in colour and the front is covered in little pink flowers - quite a cute design but it reminds me of curtains you'd find in a nursing home - as I said before the design isnt exactly horrible but its not my type of thing and its not a bottle I display with the rest of my collection. At the top of my bottle is a small white stopper which is simply pulled off and then you dab the bottle on your skin to apply the perfume - again if you have the full sized version there MIGHT be a push down spray nozzle. However Ive found the bottle to be secure - its never leaked - and effective enough. Its just too dated for me to like it and it would never have caught my eye in the shop to be honest.
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Im pretty rubbish when it comes to describing the individual notes in a perfume so I did some digging around the net and found the main notes in this fragrance are -
Top Notes: Citrus, Blackcurrant, White Lily, Lavender & Orange Blossom.
Middle Notes: Rose, Orris, Tuberose, Jasmine & Honeysuckle.
Base Notes: Incense, Amber, Musk, Leather (?)! & Sandalwood.
Now to be honest I found this scent to be very one dimensional - its floral, floral and a bit more floral. Id say the middle notes of Rose & Honeysuckle are definitely the strongest straight away and throughout the whole time your wearing this which would be pleasant if the scent changed slightly after a few seconds or had any kind of edge to it but it does remain pretty much the same throughout. I can detect a VERY slight citrus scent in the background but because the floral notes are so much stronger that remaind very much a background scent and definitely gets overpowered by the middle notes - if that citrus scent had been stronger I think this perfume would have been much nicer as I wouldnt have been so blah!
Also throughout the time your wearing this there seems to be a very musty smell. I said the same thing about Armani Diamonds and this must have one of the same ingredients as the same odd dusty odour is present - not too sure what ingredient gives off that smell but it is very off putting in my opinion. The 2 middle notes are the only ones I can smell in the perfume at all so maybe they are just so strong that anything else is overpowered - theres just nothing special about this scent at all which is why I agree that it would be more suited for casual wear IF you do like the scent. Its light and powdery - which just isnt my cup of tea, I need a perfume with a bit more of an edge, this ones simply boring.
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I have to admit Ive only ever worn this perfume once - first and last time but I will say the staying power was pretty good. This lasted about 6-7 hours on my skin which is better than average Ive found, thats the one good thing about the perfume overall.
I would have to recommend this to women of 40 and over as I think this is WAY too grown up for anyone below that age personally. Having said that my moms 40 and she hates it to so Id definitely say try before you buy as this scent wont be for everyone!!
Day Or Night? Summer Or Winter?
Id recommend this perfume for daytime wear but I dont think there is a season thats more appropriate for wearing this as its just an ordinary fragrance - I would need something much heavier to wear at night though.
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I wont be buying it again because I really, really dont like the scent. It simply isnt worth the money and I dont recommend this to anybody - 1* from me because the scent and bottle are dated and boring!
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For Christmas last year, I was delighted to receive a couple of boxes of miniature perfumes, one of which was Anais Anais. I'd seen plenty of advertising for this scent over the years, so it was one of the few bottles that looked familiar, and I was eager to try it out.
The mini bottle I have is simply a scaled down version of the standard bottle. Unlike most perfume bottles, it's made from opaque white glass- it actually looks more like a little bottle of body lotion than a perfume. While it's not the kind of bottle I'd choose my perfume to come in, it's certainly distinctive and instantly recognisable, and in some ways looks more accessible than the fancy glass bottles you usually get. The lily design on the front does look dated and a bit mumsy, but it certainly couldn't be accused of being pretentious, and at least it makes it clear that this product is going to be unashamedly floral.
The silver cap on my miniature bottle acts as a stopper, and can be pulled off to get to the perfume inside. When I opened this perfume set on Christmas day, the first thing I did was to pull off all the lids in turn and get first impressions of the different scents. On sniffing this, I was immediately struck by how different it was to all the other scents, and not really in a good way! I probably should have guessed from the pink lilies on the front of the bottle, but I just wasn't expecting it to be quite so sweetly floral
The notes of this perfume are listed online as follows:
Top Notes: Orange Blossom
Middle Notes : Lily, Hyacinth, Carnation
Base Notes : Sandalwood, Incense
As a perfume novice, these really don't mean a lot to me, and I'd never imagine this combination of notes to add up to the scent of Anais Anais! For me, smelling this really was like burying my face in a huge bunch of lilies, and although I generally like this smell, it just wasn't something that I wanted to smell of myself. The strongly floral scent was far too overtly feminine for my liking- it reminded me of something a very sweet natured, fifty-something housewife in a pink cardigan would wear!
On the plus side, once on, the floral elements of this fragrance lose some of their potency, and the scent becomes a bit more subtle and rounded, with new notes coming through. For me, it's still a scent that would be much more suited to someone in their fifties, which seems strange because it has an undeniable warmth and optimism to it which you'd usually associate with a more youthful scent. Perhaps the sweetness captures an old-fashioned ideal of youth, which is why it makes me think of someone from a different generation.
I'd say that the staying power of the perfume is pretty good, and I can still smell a hint of it on my skin after a good few hours. It's just a shame that I don't like smelling it! This is definitely not a perfume that suits me, although I can see how it could suit other (older) people, and maybe I'll be coming back to it in a few decades' time! But from my perspective now, I can only give it 2 out of 5 stars.
If you do like the sound of Anais Anais, by Cacharel, it's widely available, and at very reasonable prices- around £20 for a 30ml bottle of EDT.
I can remeber using Anais Anais many years ago, probably when it was first launched by Cacherel in the late 1970´s. I had remembered it as sweet and flowery and so I was greatly interested to know how I would like it now as I have changed a huge amount as I have got older, for the better I hope!
The packaging on the EDT that I received as a gift, remains the same, as I remember, a pale pink lily on a white background with the writing picked out in silver. The container itself is attractive and distinctive being an opaline glass jar topped with a luminous lid which has a swirl of the lily embossed on the top. It is designed to remind us of ancient perfume jars and to my mind the design with the three silver bands bordering the subtle pink and white lily design, gives an air of beauty and lightness. Remove the snug pull off top and it reveals the curved silver top and spray, easy to use, unlike some more fanciful designs.
The key to this perfume is that it say it portrays purity and innocence, eternally young and tender. A tall order indeed! It contains,
Top notes Hyacinth, orange blossom, lily, jasmine and rose absolute.
Heart notes Florentine iris, viginia cedarwood, boubon vetiver.
Base notes Sandalwood and frankincense.
For me it is definitely a flowery scent and at first I can smell the sweet rose and lilly, the first impression is powdery,sweet and pink with traces of how the scent will develop and deepen.
After a couple of hours the heart notes appear and I can smell the cedarwood but it is still a sweet scent.
After three or four hours the sweetness has decreased and the frankincense becomes a little stronger and then, the scent is gone!!
For me, the scent is now too sweet and powdery. I prefer something sharper for day and more grown up for evening, but then I suppose tastes in perfume change as we change and develop too. The scent is short lived and needs to be renewed throughout the day but even so it would be a good gift for someone whose taste in perfumes you were unsure of.
A light and happy perfume which isn´t world shattering, nice as a gift but I don´t think I would buy it for myself. Perhaps if I am lucky I will get to try it again after another 30 year gap!
Available from Boots and other perfume shops at around 15pounds for 30ml. there is also a range of matching body lotion, body shampoo, deo spray and deo cream roll on available.
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This perfume oozes with flower power which does make it smell a bit like an old persons fragrance, I also think the bottle makes it look like an older persons perfume too. I love the name and it's a perfume that's been in my family for a long time since it was launched back in the 70's but it is just a tad too flowery for me.
I would certainly reccomend this if you're a fan of floral scents, but if you aren't then this won't be the fragrance for you as it literally smells like a bouquet of flowers. It is constructed around the Madonna Lily and i also think it's supposed to have a hint of a fruity smell too but it doesn't come through that much because of the strong florals. It's definetely one of the most feminine perfumes i've smelled that's for sure.
This definetely isn't a scent for a younger person and i also don't think it's best for a night time occasion. It's also not the cheapest of perfumes and for a 30ml bottle you are likely to pay at least £22.
If you love florals buy it otherwise don't!
I have never really had a favourite perfume so I was overjoyed when I got a large selection for Christmas. I have over the past few weeks been testing them all out on a variety of occasions and have found I have a likeness for them all apart from this one. The perfume I am reviewing here is the Anais Anais bottle.
The perfume comes is a white bottle which is a standard cylinder shape. There is a label around the centre which has a background of pink and green flowers and the perfume name and brand on it. The lid is a shiny white plastic which is very easy to remove. There are parts of the bottle which are silver and these form lines around the label and neck of the bottle. Under the plastic lid is a spray top which means the perfume is very easy to spray and wear.
The scent of the perfume is very floral and light. When I smell it I am instantly reminded of lilies, which are my favourite flower. The only problem for me is that it is overly floral and I would have liked another deeper scent to have taken the edge of this. I have been looking online and found the notes for the perfume as I have no idea how to detect these myself and they are as follows:-
Heart notes - Madonna lily, Hyacinth, Muguet, Blackcurrant, Citrus, Jasmine, Rose, Orange blossom, Iris, Ylang Ylang, Vetiver, Cedar, Patchouli, Oak moss, Musk, Russian Leather.
I am quite surprised by reading these as I am not able to detect any of them apart from the floral ones, I certainly cannot detect the blackcurrant, citrus or leather in it.
The scent is very light but there really is no staying power in it. I sprayed this on in the morning and no more than 1 hors later the smell had completely gone so I had to reapply it before going out. This is a let down for me as it means I have to use more of the perfume just to get the desired scent and for people to be able to smell it on me. I have also fond that I am initially spraying over twice as much for each wear compared to my other perfumes and for me this is poor value for money.
The scent is easy to wear when it can be smelt and I have found it does absorb well into the skin and not leave any sticky or horrible patches on the skin. I have not had any irritations from using this perfume at all. I know the scent of the perfume can change on the body at different times of the month, something to do with the hormones but I have not noticed any change at all from this perfume at any time over the last few weeks. I would say that this perfume is more for the older age bracket and it is not one for the 20-30 year market who like the musky or stronger seductive scents. I think this would smell good on a woman in her 40's during the warmer and summer months.
The retail price of the perfume for the 30ml spray is currently £22.99 at the perfume shop, this will slightly vary depending on where you purchase it from. It is available is a wide variety of shops and online retailers.
I am disappointed to only be able to give this perfume 2 stars. The scent is nice and light but there is no staying power and you have to wear twice as much compared to other brands. Not worth the price tag at all in my opinion.
~Tell me about Anais Anais~
Anais Anais seems to have been around for so long that I had almost put it to the back of my mind and hadn't worn it for a good number of years until recently. I bought myself a gift set which contained a bottle of Anais Anais after re acquainting myself with the scent at the fragrance counter and found that I still rather liked it. The bottle and box still seem to be the same as when I used to wear it and the familiar fragrance that Anais Anais gave off in previous years seemed to be as pretty, light and easy to wear as it always was.
The fragrance is one that will suit a variety of fragrance buyers, yet may appeal to a more mature woman as the box and bottle design do convey a slightly mumsy Laura Ashleyesque feeling due to the uber fussy florals used in the presentation of the fragrance. I feel that I rather like the slightly old fashioned look of the bottle and the box however that may be partly due to the fact that I know the actual fragrance inside is rather pleasant and easy to wear. I do feel that had I never sampled Anais Anais, I may have been put off by the overall look and passed it by and so I would suggest that you give the fragrance a chance before writing it off as you may be pleasantly surprised.
~The fragrance notes~
The fragrance smells very floral yet light and soft with a slightly powdery feel that rather suits it. There is a slightly sharp tangy feel when you first spray on a little of the fragrance although that does fade as soon as the fragrance dries down on the skin. I do feel that the fragrance gives away its age a little, as it does give off a late 1970s early 1980s feel when you smell it. I would say that even so the fragrance is still very wearable and pretty and provides reasonable value for money when you weigh up price verses longevity on the skin and quality of the fragrance as it wears.
Cacharel say that lily, sweet rose and amber are blended with frankincense within the fragrance to give a sense of intrigue and pleasure. I cannot say that I have found those last two sensations to be anything like my own experience with the fragrance, however I can say that I do like the sweet lily and rose combination that works well in the fragrance. I feel the ingredients give off a very feminine pretty and light scent that is soft, powdery and easy to wear throughout the day. I do find that the fragrance fades after a few hours and does need to be spritzed on again if I want it to remain with me for longer, although just a light spritz is generally enough to re-invigorate the fragrance again.
~Summary and product rating ~
I feel that the opaque white fragrance bottle with its easy to use spray applicator sits well when in use and is heavy enough to stand a few knocks without breaking or chipping. The lid goes on with a little click yet it seems to come off all too easily even with a very light pressure which is a very slight minus point. A small sized bottle of the fragrance begins at 30mls, with the next sizes being 50mls and 100mls. Prices can range from £14 to £16 for the smaller 30ml bottle which seems a fair price for such a light and pretty floral fragrance and can be as much as £35 plus for the 100ml sized bottle. As far as rating the fragrance I feel it is a very easy to wear fragrance that will suit a wide range of fragrance wearers with ease and as such I would like to give Anais Anais a 4 star product rating.
I have lots of perfumes but one in particular brings back memories for me. Its Anais Anais by Cacharel. My Aunt always wore this back in the 80's and even as a child I loved how she smelt. I mentioned this one day to her years later and she bought me a bottle! I was so pleased.
Anais Anais is a perfume by Cacheral. It was launched in 1978 and my Aunt told me that its named Anais Anais because like New York it was so good they named it twice. I have since discovered that its named after Anaitis a Persian love goddess.
The bottle of Anais Anais may be considered a bit dated today but personally I like it. Its girly, pretty and sometimes its nice to have something feminine.
The bottle is made of opaque white glass, and has a rounded lid, a bit like a roll on deodorant bottle. It has a pink flower on the front along with the names Anais Ansis and Cacheral.
The fragrance is dispensed by a simple silver spray button.
I am aware that Anais Anais is a floral fragrance but when I investigated the various notes, I found several different results.
Anais Anais opens with Hyacinth, strong and sweet. This is then softened with Orange Blossom. The heart notes of the perfume are Jasmine and Rose Absolute and the base is made up of Sandalwood and Incense.
As I said I got various different results but the above are the notes that all the sites had in common.
When I use Anais Anais the most obvious smell to me is Jasmine, a heady fragrance, but not overpowering. Anais Anais has a slight musky element to it which I think just takes the edge from the Jasmine so its not too strong
There's no doubt that over all this is a floral fragrance. It is something I wear in the daytime, its not quite strong enough for me to wear for an evening out. I tend to wear it more in the summer months too.
Anais Anais has quite good staying power, although as I only wear it in the daytime I cannot comment as to weather it will last all day and into the evening, but it definitely lasts for a whole day at work.
Anais Anais is widely available and costs approximately £22.00 for a 30ml Eau De Toilette spray. However if you are looking to buy this one its currently reduced in Boots to £13.87.
Anais Anais is also available in a deodorant spray, a body lotion and an Eau De Parfum spray.
I would recommend Anais Anais by Cacheral, its been around for over 30 years and still proves popular today. If you like a nice floral girly perfume then this one could be for you.
Some people associate Cacharel's 'Anais Anais' as being an 'old lady' fragrance. Personally I love vintage fashion, and if you are a vintage fashion enthusiast then you will only adore it even more for being very much of its time. Let's not forget - those 'old ladies' were once young, and wore this style of fragrance in their youth when it was highly fashionable. I'm sure Britney Spears' 'Fantasy' perfume will be classed as an 'old lady' fragrance in another 40 years time, too, though I'm guessing it won't be around as long as Anais Anais has been - and that's very telling.
My mum first bought this is the 1970's around the time it first came out, and I remember her distinctly telling me that Cacharel based this fragrance on the scents that were highly fashionable in the 1930's. Pretty old lady-ish? Pretty awesome! Who wouldn't want to smell like a flapper girl? I've wanted to try this perfume for years, and I finally got it after requesting it for my birthday.
It's a very light, floral fragrance - not the over-powering kind that can tend to give me a headache and smell absolutely terrible in sunlight. It almost has a milky, soapy, white-musk, baby-powder scent in its base - though none of these are listed! There is something really nice about the fresh woodland scent within it - something smokey - and you can definitely pick up a hint of leather. It smells very 'clean'.
Florally - it's more known for its Lavender, Orange Blossom, Iris, Sandalwood, Moroccan Jasmine, Bergamot, Amber, Carnation, Lily, Rose, and earthy Patchouli. Again, none of these attributes are overpowering. With it being an Eau De Toilette - it's not so concentrated, and that's perfect for me. It really is very delicate and feminine, and makes you feel all Princess-like!
The bottle design doesn't really bother me. Some might find it looking a little dated - but I respect it being a fragrance very much of its time - and to me that's part of its character, and appeal. I'm sure plenty would be in mourning (if not secretly!) if its packaging changed.
By its nature - I'd say typically it's more of a day-time fragrance - and you can usually find this particular sized bottle (30ml) from under or around £15.00 - so definitely don't be too precious on spritzes, and remember to wear your tiara!
In the early '60s Cacharel was one of the first designer houses with ready-to-wear clothing on
the market as an alternative to the couture designs. Today the label is still there and focus on the
younger women. It also focuses on women with their perfumes. Anaïs Anaïs was launched in 1978
by Cacharel. This fragrance is delicate and feminine. Anaïs Anaïs is a mixture of sweet rose, lily and
sandalwood. This fragrance from Cacharel gives a fresh impression of a mixture of various floral
scents, which in turn provide the feminine character of this eau de toilette.
The fragrance is very floral when you spray it but after about fifteen minutes there is a
surprising blend of wood notes which put the flower scent more to the background. I think he
smells really nice after those 15 minutes. The Eau de Toilette is not a too heavy smell, so think
people of all ages can use it well. I think it's a wonderful scent for daytime.
The eau de toilette comes in a white non transparent bottle, with a label which is in a soft
pink color. Here you also find the brand name and product information. The sprayer is
made of silver metal and you can close it with a glass of milk-colored like plastic cap. The
bottle comes in a cardboard box where the pink lily again is prominent present. It gives me
a somewhat antique look or more chic look. The spray works perfectly and once spraying is
really enough. I have a 30ml bottle, but it is also available in 50 and 100 ml.
I think it's a nice not too heavy Eau de Toilette, great for daytime or for young girls. I find him too
flowery at first, but then it becomes really good. The bottle is not quite my taste whatsoever. It
reminds me a little of the wallpaper of my grandmother. The smell will hang around for an hour
or four, I think quite long for an eau de toilette. Cacharel Anaïs Anaïs - Eau de Toilette comes for a
price of 15 pounds for the 30ml bottle.
Anais Anais is my mums favourite perfume and it is always something that seems to be on her Christmas wish list! Most years I buy her a bottle for either Christmas or her birthday and though I sometimes worry that it is a little boring to keep getting the same thing she just loves it and never tires of receiving it as a present.
The perfume comes in a bottle shaped a little like a roll on deodorant, but of course it is much prettier than one of those! The feel of the bottle is more like porcelain than a standard perfume bottle which I feel adds to the beauty of it. There is a picture of a lovely pink lily with the name of perfume in silver at the top and cacharel at the bottom of the flower. There is a silver rim to the top and bottle of the "label" and the lid is a frosted plastic so you can't quite see the nozzle underneath.
The scent of Anais Anais is very floral and fresh, and I would say it is a very delicate fragrance. The notes in this perfume are as follows:
Madonna lily, hyacinth, muguet, blackcurrant, citrus, jasmine, rose, orange blossom, iris, ylang ylang, vetiver, cedar, patchouli, oakmoss, musk and russian leather.
I have to be honest and say that I can't smell a single one of those notes in the perfume but there is a definate floral smell to it! My mum says that she can smell the lily and hyacinth in there so I take her word for it, I am pretty useless when it comes to noticing certain smells in perfumes!
When using the perfume, it does last quite well and fades quite slowly so you could get away with putting it on in a morning and getting through your work day. I say work day as I feel this is more of a day perfume than a night one, but of course that is just my opinion. This perfume has a nozzle so it is a simple spray to use and it comes out quite softly and evenly so a quick spray to the neck and wrists and you would be ready to go!
Along with the perfume there are other products in the Anais Anais range, body lotion, deodorant and shower gel and all these are available at The Perfume Shop (and possibly many more places but this is the only place I ever buy it from). A 30ml spray will cost £14.99, 50ml £19.99 (on sale down from £31 at the moment) and 100ml £46.50 so I would say it is definately more cost effective to purchase the smaller bottles at the moment, but this may be cheaper elsewhere so as always it is probably better to shop around.
I wouldn't personally use this perfume myself but I do like the smell of it on my mum and whenever I smell it when I am out and about it always makes me think of my mum and I think it always will.
All in all I think this is a lovely perfume even though I wouldn't wear it, but then again I prefer much stronger scents. I would recommend it, and you can get some lovely gift sets for Christmas presents!
Thank you for reading my review :)
I have recently tried the "Anais Anais" fragrance from Cacharel, and this is my review.
I have used this fragrance before although it was some years ago. I got the perfume as part of a gift from a friend recently. The perfume can be bought in either an Eau de Parfum or an Eau de Toilette. In my experience, the Eau De Parfum version of a fragrance usually costs a lot more.
The fragrance I got as a gift was the Eau de Toilette version of the scent and so that is what I am reviewing.
The packaging is nice looking and very girly. It is a white bottle and the bottles label has an image of a large flower which I think is a lily. There is silver detail around the top of the bottle and underneath the lid of the bottle is a silver spray. The bottle I have is 100ml in size and I believe this costs around £45.
The first thing that I notice when I spray this perfume is that the fragrance is very floral. I usually don't like floral types of fragrance but the difference with Anais Anais is that the scent is quite subtle and is not over powering in the same way that a lot of floral perfumes are.
I think the scent of Anais Anais is very sweet which can be sickly in a lot of perfumes but with Anais Anais I think the makers have found the balance as it does not feel sickly when I spray it or when I am wearing it.
The perfume contains rose and lily which ties in nicely with the packaging as there are pictures of flowers on the bottle. I think the rose scent could make this perfume to sickly and over powering but it really isn't even though I can smell the rose.
I have used this fragrance on and off since my thirties so I wouldn't say that the fragrance is aimed at older ladies even though it has a floral type of scent. I think a lot of flowery perfumes are seen as being aimed at the older lady but this is not one of them I wouldn't think.
The one bad point I find about the Anais Anais is that the scent does not last that long. If I spray the perfume on me in the morning I find that by lunch time I can hardly smell it and I need to re-apply the spray. This will probably be due to the scent not being that over-powering as I said earlier, but I would rather the fragrance stayed a bit longer if I am being honest!
I believe there is a collection for the perfume which means that if you liked the scent you would be able to buy products that match it. For example I know there is a deodorant and a body lotion available to buy and at Christmas time I think you can buy a boxed set of Anais Anais goodies from all good perfume stockists.
I would suggest giving the Anais Anais fragrance a try out as I don't think it is over powering or sickly at all and I think the scent of the perfume is very pleasant and will suit a lot of different tastes and styles. I think it is a bit of a classic perfume and I would certainly buy it for a friend.
The perfume can be bought online from www.boots.com and the 100ml spray bottle of Eau De Toilette costs £47.00 and the 50ml spray bottle will cost £31.00.
Cacharel Anais Anais EDT For Her; brings back memories of the good old days when your beauty routine involved just a dab of lip gloss and a spritz of something light and flowery? What's the betting that there was a bottle of Anais Anais lurking somewhere in your collection / Light and summery, it's the perfect fragrance to make you feel young at heart / whatever your age.