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This dries down to an aldehydic white floral which bears some similarity to Chanel No5 (due to the aldehydes), but is peachier, in a sophisticated way, and more modern. Could suit any age - the fruitiness keeps it youthful, but the aldehydes give it a classic feel. For me, Cinema is a fairly simple citrus-vanilla-amber fragrance - I don't really get much of the floral - but its simplicity is what makes it so graceful. She's dependable, unbreakable, genuine to the bitter end, and does it all in bold lipstick and pumps.
The EDP comes off as strong, generic citrus for the first few minutes, but quickly dries down to warm creamy vanilla, with freshness and sweetness from the clementine and powdery white musk in its final stages. It's really quite sweet and syrupy, it almost reminds me of some sort of liqueur, maybe Amaretto with the almond note...
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A seductive flavor reminds of Hollywood beauties from the romantic love movies, glamourous evening gowns, Hollywood hairstyles, high heels, black seamed stockings… The almond, vanilla, and amber were very smooth and sensual without being too sweet. Penelope Cruz wore this when she played Raimunda in Volver, and it suits the character perfectly.
The top note is delicate and softly fresh (clementine, almond blossom and cyclamen). The drydown is warm, opulent, and balsamic with amber, musk and sweet powdery vanilla. The white flowers rounded things out nicely, and I remember it being sexy but not too heavy. EDIT: Come to think of it, this is a lot like YSL Manifesto L'Elixir with a citrus twist. All about push-up bras with tons of cleavage, big eyeliner, and lots of hair, the fragrance yet manages to have a sober elegance all the same.
I keep seeing that word "elegant" in other reviews, and the description is apt. I really loved this fragrance, but unfortunately I ended up being allergic to something in it (the first and only time I had a reaction to a perfume) and my skin and it did not play well together, so I had to get rid of it. Longevity is very good, I am smelling the dry down from a test strip after 24h and it is still full bodied. It's the heavy blast of cheap hairspray and mandarin that shouts her presence and gives a really Southern European balmy summer sexy feel, but the golden almondy floral heart reveals her strength of character.
And while I admit that I would like to be in place where I can just borrow Elle from my mom, I would actually like to own Cinema. Though, i will give it a second chance due to good reviews here. I was gifted a small 1m L decant of this by a very generous friend and I adore it.
A friend recently sent me a sample and I like this a lot but I never see it recommended on the boards anymore. I bought this perfume in the winter, and I wasn't crazy about it. I would recommend for over 25's but that's only my opinion. scent 7 / 10 Bottle 9 /10 I tried it WAY back when it was still widely available in stores and remembered liking it but never bought it. on me it lasts and lasts, I can smell it for hours after I apply.
It smelled powdery and synthetic, reminding me of the cheap spray they use in Macy's bathrooms. Now it is a balmy 95 degrees in Southern California and I happened to leave this bottle on my desk. I got this off scentbird a few months ago, and immediately liked this perfume. I'd sort of forgotten about it, but got out all my scentbird scents, and decided to wear this today. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be stalking ebay for a full size bottle. For some reason this perfume reminds me of sunshine. For some reason I see it as more "mature" scent because its sophisticated.
I picked it up and sprayed it on my wrist, and oh my goodness. I can smell the citrus and amber and beautiful floral notes. if you want something elegant, in floral oriental family, this is an excellent choice.
Just be warned, if you're looking for a soft vanilla-floral, this is NOT it. Warm, sweet and comfortable yellow flowers and vanilla scent with a touch of almond blossom. But I'm looking for reviews from people who have tried it!
When I joined Fragrantica years ago this perfume was lauded on all over the forums. The opening sucks you in with the sour tang of a juicy citric fruit in the same way that Versace Bright Crystal does (is that the peony/citrus combo? The opening note stays for an impressively long time but the transition to base is kind of awkward. Cinema is a very special scent, the top notes kind of sparkle (the pop of paparazzi flash bulbs) delicious clementine orange and almond followed by musky vanilla and jasmine (the long sensual walk down the red carpet) which leads to the delicious amber benzoin base (exclusive after party) the silage is great, I am enveloped an a soft vanilla amber cloud... Update after wearing: After I've worn this a while and it reaches it's dry down, it becomes a much warmer scent, almost cozy. I'm very pleased to have picked this up for a heavily discounted price, bottle is just stunning. Its a true floral oriental, what I would call early 90s floral oriental.No, it is not a daytime perfume, it is a very big "hommage" perfume, not only for glamorous girls but also for girls who admire glamorous girls. It opens up mildly citrusy and with a soft bouquet of flowers, vanilla almonds and amber soon follows. Why oh why didn't I buy a bottle when it was readily available? However...in minutes the scent has almost vanished !!!