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My Husband suggested this perfume for me after he had smelt it on a woman who works in the same office as him, he really liked the perfume and he thought it might be something I would like.
I ordered myself a miniature from eBay to try out as I don't like to waste money on something I am unsure about. The miniature bottle is very cute is a small version of the larger bottle, unlike some miniatures that are just little glass tubes of perfume.
Upon first sniff I thought the perfume was not for me as it seemed quite a mature scent, but I gamely put some on and waited for it to develop.
I am no perfume expert so I will describe what I can smell and then give you the official version.
I like to spray the perfume on to the top of my chest/breasts as I think this warms the perfume up and combines it with my own natural smell and also on my inner lower arm.
The initial smell from this perfume is very strong and cloying and makes me think of an older woman's perfume (40's-50's) I have not asked my husband how old the woman at work was, maybe I should.
The perfume is very floral and rich, I can smell Lilies and Roses, with a slight fruity scent of Peaches, the perfume smells warm and is more of an evening wear perfume or a wintery perfume.
After a few hours the perfume has faded back and started to mature while still being floral and powdery, smelling again of Lilies and Orchids and the warmth of Amber coming through.
As the perfume dies off after 6 to 8 houres the wood notes come through, I can smell Vanilla and Sandalwood.
To me the perfume seems to start out strong and brash and then steadily matures into a lighter fragrance before fading into the background, it assaults my nose and then wraps me in feathers.
The official explanation of the perfume is, Top notes of Freesia, Bergamot, Pineapple, Orange Blossom, Lotus, Rice and Peach, Heart notes of Heliotrope, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Daffodil, Carnation, Lily of the Valley, Orchid and Iris and a base of Sandalwood, Cedar, Amber, Musk and Vanilla.
The top notes and heart notes of this perfume do seem a little crowded which is probably why I feel it is so heavy on the nose at first, I really like the base notes and to be honest if this perfume did not fade nicely and with grace I would not of committed myself to the 100ml bottle.
I personally prefer lighter, flowery, summer fragrances. When I do wear this for going out in the evenings I apply it a good few hours before leaving the house as a prefer the mid to end range of the perfume.
One of the highlights of the perfume for me is the bottle, I think it is amazing it appeals to the part of me that was a teenager in the mid nineties, who spent all her spare time trawling through little shops admiring Tarot cards and bags of pebbles seeking enlightenment.
The bottle is a beautiful midnight blue glass orb with sun, moon and stars embossed into it, the lid is gold coloured plastic and pulls off to reveal a spray button. To preserve the life of my perfume I keep it in its box, and only admire it when I take it out to put some on.
I paid around £15 for my 100ml bottle of eBay about a year ago, and it is lasting me well, I have only took the top off.
In conclusion, although this perfume starts out as a nasal assault it ages gracefully leaving me with a rather attractive feminine scent.
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Review of Karl Lagerfeld Sun Moon and Stars for Women Eau de Toilette Spray
This fragrance had been loitering around in my drawer for a year or two. It had originally been given to me in a bunch of perfumes by a friend who, knowing how I love my fragrances, knew I wouldn't be offended by her cast offs! She was having a massive clear out and this had been given to her by her husband who was also part of the clear out...but that is another story!
I am not sure why I originally banished Sun, Moon and Stars to the depths of my fragrance drawer, but when I rediscovered it recently, I was rather surprised as it is gorgeous! Perhaps my tastes have altered or I simply overlooked it in my excitement at receiving a whole bag of goodies.
Sun, Moon and Stars is presented in a good quality, dark blue glass sphere which is embossed with raised designs of suns, moons and stars. I feel the bottle is a little old fashioned and yet quite quirky in design, it reminds me of a miniature apothecary's bottle with its shape and depth of colour. The spray mechanism is covered by a fairly chunky gold coloured stopper. The bottle comes complete in a similarly designed dark blue cardboard box with, with the perfume name in a gold font.
This fragrance has been around since 1994. It is an interesting scent in that it is an oriental fragrance with a floral heart.
First spritz of the scent gives me a refreshing, fairly sharp floral scent, with tones of rose, lily of the valley and carnation. Then the deeper heart notes of jasmine, orange blossom and pineapple come to the fore. The base notes, the part of the fragrance that gives the depth, are really to my taste in this fragrance. I am a bit of an old hippy at heart and fragrances with musk, sandalwood or amber always appeal to me, Sun, Moon and Stars has all three within the base notes of the fragrance, plus they are blended with vanilla, another favourite of mine. This blend produces a warm, exotic scent.
I have found this fragrance to be fairly long lasting, obviously this depends on your skin type, but I find I can spray this in the morning and still detect it mid-afternoon. To me, that is more than acceptable for an Eau de Toilette.
As with all fragrances, this is best stored in a cool, dry place and out of sunlight, on your dressing table is not necessarily the best place and although many fragrance bottles are designed to be shown off, the actual fragrance benefits from being kept in a drawer or cupboard.
A quick web search has brought up a widely differing set of prices.
I based my search on the size I own, 100ml. The prices range from around £14/£15 to over £40, so it definitely worth shopping around.
Lovely though the fragrance is, I wouldn't dream of spending £40 on it!
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
In my opinion, this fragrance is a modern classic, I love it and I would wear it at any time of the day. I think many users would consider it more of a day time perfume than evening, but of course this sort of thing is down to personal taste.
I am always a little hesitant about recommending fragrances as taste differ and the scents that smell great on a friend can be quite different on you. As the prices vary quite dramatically, I would advise readers to try a tester in a High Street store to check whether the fragrance suits you and then shop around on line for a good deal.
What I will say is that this particular fragrance is an unusual blend of scents and I would recommend it to those who like floral yet spicy fragrances.
Sun, Moon and Stars is a lovely fragrance and one I am very pleased to have discovered.
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When I was bought a bottle of Karl Lagerfeld's Sun Moon and Stars perfume, the first thought I had was that the bottle was horrible, a squat dark blue sphere that looked quite old fashioned and wasn't to my taste at all, being covered in tacky looking sun, moon and stars (sorry if you like the bottle but it's not my cup of tea at all!)
I suppose with perfume though, it's not what it looks like but what it smells like that counts, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the smell of this fragrance.
So what does this perfume smell like? Honestly, very, very nice - it's got a strange old mix of scents or 'notes' in it, including bergamot (which is lemony in scent) orange blossoms, freesia, lotus, jasmine, iris, orchid, cedar wood, sandalwood and musk amongst others, which is a lot more complicated than most scents. The smell that comes through the most for me is the jasmine and more traditionally oriental notes, but different people will smell different things from this perfume I think. It smells refreshing but substantial and confident.
Even though it's complicated in it's ingredients, I find that they blend together very well to produce a refreshing perfume with a fresh, seductive and sophisticated range of aromas.
In terms of staying power I find it's excellent and the scent stays on my skin for a whole evening after just a couple of squirts of the perfume.
It's a very cheap perfume to buy, which is surprising seeing as it's by designer Karl Lagerfeld, but it has been around since 1994 which could explain the pricing. A 30ml bottle like the one received as part of a present is usually around £8 or £9, and the 100ml bottle is roughly just £13 which is a bargain. It's widely available to buy online and from perfume shops and some chemists.
Despite the ugly bottle, I will definitely be buying this fragrance again - it's very cheap, it's long lasting and it has a very distinct, floral oriental aroma that could be suited to both evening and day wear I think.
For years now I've been a huge fan of the perfume Sun, Moon and Stars. In my opinion for me it's a perfect seductive nightwear perfume that comes in a gorgeous blue rounded shaped bottle with a great price tag to match. This perfume was launched in 1994 by Karl Lagerfeld aiming to make the perfect refreshing oriental and feminine perfume.
Karl Lagerfeld Sun Moon and Stars eau de toilette perfume:
This perfume I find has great staying power only a couple of sprays will last you all night long, but without coking people around you.
I first tried this eau de toilette back in 2001, as it was a present from my grandparents for passing my G.C.S.E's and have been using it on and off even since.
Bergamot, Orange Blossoms, Freesia, Pineapple, Lotus, Rice, Peach, Heliotrope, Jasmine, Daffodil, Carnation, Lily of the Valley, Iris, Orchid, Cedar wood, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Amber and Musk.
As you can see there are a lot of scents/aromas in this perfume but they all combine well together, what stands out the most for me are the lotus, jasmine and sandalwood. When asking my mom she thinks the amber and freesia stands out the most so different people smell different things I guess, but so far all have liked this perfume.
Availability and Cost:
There are 2 sizes in which you can get this perfume, 30ml which will cost from £8.99 and the 100ml which will cost from £12.99. There are many online stores, perfume departments and supermarkets that stock this item too. I have found it tends to be cheaper offline than online so far, Bodycare and Superdrug being the cheapest I've seen.
What I love about this perfume, not just the smell but the bottle itself. As you can see from the picture it comes in a rounded blue bottle with suns, moons and stars standing out from around the glass. Finished off with a golden round top which sets the bottle of nicely looking very eye catching on your dresser.
Like I said it has great staying power, I tend to use two sprays round my neck and one rubbed between my wrists. I have no need to top up during the night, great as this frees my bag up a little more!
It's easily available from a wide range of perfume outlets, to even your local supermarkets. So there's no need tracking the high streets to try and find it. Cheap and cheerful but doesn't smell cheap at all!
This perfume shall also last you ages by only needing a couple of sprays for each use, I had four bottles given to me for Christmas so I'm set for a good few years yet! Not even half way on my first bottle yet, making it even better value for money.
As with all perfumes it best to store out of sun light, and away from heat or flames.
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Having tried other Lagerfeld fragrance before, I really wasn't overly keen to test that one out but I have to say that the wonderfully elegant bottle won over me and it was with some real dose of apprehension that I purchased it. I fell in love with this perfume at once. Contrary to Lagerfeld's other rather heavy fragrances, this one was really light and sweet- and I usually am someone who doesn't go for sweet perfumes because they are just too sickly for me. There was, however, nothing sickly about this one.
This perfume was launched in 1994, but like I said, I was never interested in purchasing it until I saw the bottle. It's really, really pretty and elegant in a very soft and rounded shape and it also comes in the most exquisite shade of blue. I usually buy perfumes according to the bottles- very biased I know, but I tend to look for the elegance of the bottle first. This one was quite pretty to look out for sure, but the downfall is that I'm quite clumsy and tend to drop things often, and this bottle (as elegant as it might be) is not really handy in terms of shape. While I didn't drop it yet, I really have to be careful while holding it since the round shape doesn't really allow a firm grip.
The fragrance was just as exquisite as the bottle: I would describe it as being sweet and light, but with a touch of something like musk of sandalwood. In fact, I noticed that after the initial sweetness evaporated, there were some other fragrances emerging- I might be mistaken but I think that I smelled something floral and slightly fruity as well. The blend of fragrances work really well and they're quite catching without being overpowering. I would describe the smell as being quite oriental and exotic, something which I would personally favor for evening wear, but I don't see any reason why it shouldn't be worn during the day either.
Contrary to many expensive and nice-smelling perfumes, this one really does last for quite some time. The first time that I wore it was at a party and hours later, the scent was still on my clothes. On a whim, I sprayed some on my wrist before going to bed and in the morning, the smell was still there. It was of course fainter, but still smelled as fantastic as ever. I just don't like to use it during daytime because I found that if the weather it hot, the perfume tends to cause a slight burning sensation on my skin (I like spraying it on my wrists and neck)- but that might also be due to the fact that I have really sensitive skin.
This perfume is currently available on Amazon for £15, although I would recommend that you get it offline instead. The base fragrance is definitely floral but as this lightens up, the delightful mixture of musk and fruity scents definitely create quite a unique perfume- and one that actually lasts! Overall, I will very highly recommend this perfume if you like sweet, light, flowery and romantic fragrances.
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SUN, MOON, STARS applies with a heavy blast of pineapple, but I now find the sweetness of it sickly rather then edible as I used to when I was younger.
However; it's the combined florals in the fragrance's heart that have now deadened my cheery childhood memories - it's just way too much, everything becomes a jumble. I can't pick out a single note.
There was no noticable difference between the heart and base notes on me. Just pineapples and unseperable florals. I was surprised to learn all of the individual scent notes used; I certainly couldn't pick them out.
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Freesia, bergamot, pineapple, rice, peach, heliotrope, intensive jasmine, orange blossom, daffodil, carnaton, lily of the valley, orchid, iris, sandalwood, cedar, amber, musk and vanilla.
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The navy bottle is engraved with a sun, moon and stars, and is so lovely to display on your dresser. But the bottle is now a cheap feeling heavy plastic, instead of being glass as it used to be.
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The staying power is good. Around 4 to 6 hours.
I'd class this as a day fragrance. You could wear it for most of the year, though it is sickly in hotter weather.
I think this would suit women of most age groups, but I wouldn't think of buying it for girls in their teens as it's a strong fragrance.
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SUN, MOON, STARS is too much of a 'busy' fragrance for me. All of the scent notes mingle together so I can't seperate them. It's as though someone just mixed up several testers in Boots.
It did have good lasting power though, and the pretty looking bottle and outer packaging make this an attractive gift choice to give someone.
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It's very inexpensive to buy; a 30ml bottle will set you back £9.99 at Superdrugs. They only seem to stock the 30ml bottle, so I'm wondering if it's being discontinued?
I've not seen it at any other high street store, but many online stores stock it in a choice of 7.5ml, 30ml, and 100ml. Matching shower gel is also available.
Sun, Moon and Stars was the very first proper grown up perfume I ever had. Granted, it wasn't so much the scent that attracted me in the first instance, it was the bottle.
The bottle design is wonderful and great fun - so unique and mysterious. The dark blue of the glass with the raised sun moon and star motifs - it's not hard to see why as a teenager I was attracted to it.
I used it for many a year, but eventually the scent became a little bit sickly for my liking. While it has a very unique scent - mainly flowery, but definitely contains something a bit different to make it more oriental - it still seems to me more of a young person's perfume. Maybe it's simply because I associate it with my teenage years, or maybe it's the market they've aimed for.
When you look at the price of this fragrance, however, it does seem to back up the argument of the manufacturers target audience. This perfume is excellent value and in my opinion would make a great starter perfume for a teenager who is also into mystical, magical, trends!
The perfume lasted a great deal amount of time, and survived for a few years (being a teenager, I didn't wear it every day!!).
Not a bad perfume overall, but it's definitely a unique fragrance, so definitely try before you buy.
Sun Moon Stars is if you can find it in a miniature bottle one of the cutest things ever. The small bottle has a wonderful design with sun, moon and stars symbols imprinted on it and would make a wonderful inexpensive gift.
When I was a child I never been exposed to many types of perfumes so I do not have any nostalgia regarding any of them. Over the years I noticed that those so called old fashioned scents by the society's standards I love in particular,but I think I just like good quality perfumes. Sun,Moon and Stars makes no exception perhaps that is why I love it so much.
As a scent this is very fruity and flowery but feels infused in alcohol a bit, yet in a tasty, delicious manner. It is very subtle while wearing it and does not last as long as other perfumes but defiantly worth having it as it quite cheap yet exquisite and you may splash on as you wish.
Is a combination of the fallowing notes: freesia, bergamot, pineapple, orange blossom, lotus, rice and juicy peach, followed by a heart of heliotrope, intensive jasmine, orange blossom, daffodil, carnation, lily of the valley, orchid, iris. I can detect a insistent vanilla smell to it.
This has got to be my favourite perfume at the moment. It is mysterious, slightly sweet and original. To me it does not have a flowery scent, this makes it dfferent from most perfumes. I first came across this it by chance, I won it in a raffle an did not give it much thought and just put in my cupboard. About a month after my other perfume ran out and I remembered it. When I first took it out the box I could not believe what a small amount there was. It was in a very small bottle for the size of the box, but when smelt it was so exotic and different from the usual flower scent. The perfume did not run out as fast as I thought it would, but after a while it did run out. I then wanted to get some more but I could not find it easily. I had seen it in my local perfume shop but it looked a little expensive. I was going on holiday soon so it was suggested to me that I got it at duty free from the airport and it was cheaper. I bought a 100ml bottle at the cost of only £21.50. It comes in a square box that is blue and gold with pictures on in dark blue. The perfme bottle inside is beautiful, it is blue frosted glass with raised sun, moons and stars. The top is round and gold and when taken off it reveals a gold nosel. I think that it was very good value for money and compared to other perfumes it is different. Sometimes my Mum nicks some, so it must be good as she is rather fussy. Everyone who has tried the scent has commented on how nice it, either they do like it or they are just being polite. To tell you the truth I cannot believe that this is the first opinion for this product. Well all I can say is give it a try it and it is a great gift or just a present for yourself.
This exquisite Lagerfeld perfume, recommended for daywear, is an e xotic and floral fragrance / Blending fruits, oriental florals, orange blossom, amber and musk /