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I was recently given some samples of perfumes from a friend who works in a department store, and one of those samples is the Jean Louis Scherrer perfume.
I had personally not heard of this before, or anything linked to it, so I was a bit dubious to give it a try, but it was free and at least I would know whether to ever go near this scent again or not. Upon the first sniff of opening this perfume, I was instantly hit with a floral scent, which was quite strong and a little bit sweet. I didn't like it too much, but I didn't hate it, so I put some on my wrists to see how it smelt on my skin.
The scent smelt almost the same on my skin as it did in the bottle, and it failed to impress me. I smell this and I feel it would be better suited to an older woman, as it seems to have a more mature feel to it. It has a strange powder like smell, and it would be more of an evening/ night scent and I think it would be too much of a scent to wear during the day.
It is a strong perfume though, and I only needed a small drop on each wrist to get a great amount of scent, which annoyingly wouldn't go away until the next morning when I got in the shower! It gave me a little bit of a head ache, it was that strong for a while!
The perfume is an odd green colour, and usually comes in a clear glass bottle. There is quite a lot of notes in this perfume. The top notes are: Violet, Cassia, Hyacinth and Aldehydes (I'm not too sure what one of these is exactly!) The middle notes are: Rose, Jasmine, Carnation, Gardenia, Tuberose and Orris Root. The base notes are: Amber, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Musk, Oakmoss, Cedar, Civet and Veviter.
These notes all blend well together I think, to make a generally ok scent, but I do not find it to my taste and liking. I am only 24, so I do not think this type of scent is aimed at women my age, more someone of my mothers age. It does have an edge of glamour to the scent.
After looking around, the best price I could find for this perfume is on Perfume Emporium and costs £23 for 26ml. As this scent is so strong, it will last you a very long time, and makes it truly worth the money, if you like the scent. I recommend this scent for the women of middle age and above, as an evening fragrance, but it was not for me and I will only be giving this product a 3 out of 5.