Originally posted by: Amanda OMGWTF
i just went to sephora and smelled the new pucci...if you like that, sniff the issey miyake.
i bought prada. for months i've ignored it because at first spray it smells horrendous, but a girl next to me sprayed it on my arm accidentally and like a half an hour later it dawned on me that the amazing smell i couldn't get away from was, duh, the prada. it really reminds me of mac mv2 but more sophisticated.
right now i'm sitting on the fence about a big perfume purchase...molinard habanita, flowerbomb extreme, etro heliotrope and stella sheer, or child. seems too early to be wearing child but it could be too late for habanita and flowerbomb extreme if i keep putting off ordering them. heliotrope and stella sheer are great inter-season scents but i just have put off buying them for like a year or two. sigh.
i'm also kind of torn about hermes kelly caleche...i don't really like the original caleche, hate 24 faubourg, etc., and didn't like this at first sniff either. but it's kind of one of those scents that is instantly comforting once it settles on the skin. it reminded me of my grandma. not in like an old-lady-moth-balls way, but of how her powder room and dressing room always smelled. light and sweet, powdery but floral, and kinda like a good hug.
I felt the same way about the Prada at first, but ended up loving the way the scent transformed on my skin, and bought it.
Issey is another scent that I wear pretty frequently, but I don't think that it's that similar to the new Pucci. Perfume reacts differently with different skin pH levels, so I could smell something very different than you. None the less, I find it to be amaaaaaaaazing. It seems like a bit of a light, airy scent at first....but it opens up into this broad range of complimentary floral/citrus tones with a hint of... something else. haha. It's very skillfully crafted.