Nice, but not for me
by MrsPress on Jul 6, 2016
This is a one of a kind fragrance. It's a classic and it is quality. However, I do not like it on myself. I love the smell from the spritzer and in the air, but on me there is something unpleasant that overtakes the fragrance. I think its the oakmoss. On my skin, it's okay from a distance, but up close it is not good at all. I also believe this would be better on a man, not that it is particularly masculine, I just feel it would suit a man better.
Can't get past the geriatric association
by Summer on Jun 16, 2016
I'm sure this is a lovely, complex fragrance with lots of subtle oriental notes and all, but I must have an older relative that wears this or something. The scent reminds me of a bridge game at a nursing home - i.e. it's old lady perfume. I could not wash it off fast enough - and it was extremely difficult to wash off, which, I suppose, speaks well to its longevity. If you are 70+, or want to smell like it, then go for it.
Not at all like the edt
by lls on Jun 10, 2016
The edt was a lovely, spicy peach that was way too fleeting. The edp sticks around, but where are the fruit and spice? I just get the musty, mossy base. I can recognize the quality, but I didn't enjoy wearing it.
A timeless classic!
by Jeffrey on May 30, 2016
I bought a decant of this thinking as a guy that I could pull this off. No way, can I pull this off.! It leans too feminine for me, but it was worth the try.
This fragrance smells both floral and very spicy. I don't get any fruitiness to this at all as there is at least one fruit note in it. This is also more dark or deep in it's scent due to the oakmoss making it a chypre fragrance(in the Chypre fruity group to be exact). This is somewhat of strong fragrance and in IMO maybe this is best suited for retired age ladies, but that doesn't mean other ages can't wear it as well if they want to.:)
by Alishia on Apr 20, 2016
I bought this on sephora a while back because I was told it was a classic. This is far too strong and mature for me. I couldn't stand it for longer than 10 minutes.
by Kathleen on Mar 5, 2016
Very unusual in that it seems to take hours to develop and soften. I found it very hard to like at first and found it almost sour, but once it developed on my skin it was very lovely and unique. Not floral at all. I got no sweet scent at all. a Very vintage scent from a different era. I liked it very much but can see how some would not appreciate it as it could almost be a man's scent. Which is not a bad thing. I dislike highly fruity and flowery. This is a very sophisticated scent.
The reference Chypre
by Alicia on Feb 15, 2016
Chypres traditionally start with bergamot and end in oakmoss. The present European restrictions regarding both ingredients have affected seriously most classics, and particularly chypres. This can no longer be the chypre enjoyed by the flappers, but in its last reformulation it has kept its nobility. Mitsouko has never been an easy perfume. It took me a long time to discover its beauty, and now I am thankful for my persistence. Many authorities in the olfactive art consider Mitsouko the best perfume ever created. Since I am no authority in the matter, let me only say that this is one of the most sophisticated and elegant scents I know.
by Callie on Jan 13, 2016
Honestly, I had such high hopes for this perfume. Maybe it's the oakmoss or vetiver that's turning me off because as I read the notes they all seem attractive to me, but I'm not really sure what these two smell like. This perfume has great reviews on another website and I was so hopeful I would love it - I was actually pretty sure I would love it. However, this was such a let down. It smelled like pure old woman, in a terrible way. I don't smell any spices or citrus at all. I'm not sure what it is I'm smelling, but I definitely do not enjoy it. Ah well, I guess it's a classic I'll have to leave behind.
Flapper girl perfume
by Rachel on Jul 3, 2015
I've always wanted to try this perfume - it's infamous, daring, vintage. I had to try it. I bought a sample, which I'm glad I did. There is something that keeps me smelling my arm...I do love the powdery smell that reveals itself during the dry down. Reminds me of what a 1920's flapper would smell like.
It's an intriguing scent, but to me, very masculine. I would love this scent one man...it's rather deep, woody, and musky. It's too poignant for my taste.
by Moomoos on Apr 19, 2015
smells heavenly on my wife. a soft, delicate citrus. a classic...
by Beth on Mar 3, 2015
This did not smell good on me at all. I had high hopes, but this one is just not for me.
by Lauren on Feb 13, 2015
When I think of a chypre there is Mitsuko and then there's everything else.
The scent of a poet
by Emily on Dec 18, 2014
Gorgeous oakmoss and refined peach notes. This is how fruit should be done, unlike the frags nowadays that smell like kool aid. I wear it on melancholy, quietly introspective days.
Odd, Strange, but a True Delight!
by Heather on Jun 27, 2014
Mitsouko (EdP) is so strange, almost non-perfumery, natural, refreshing, and delightful, but I find it ODD...hard to explain, but if you've smelled it - you know then!
This fragrance is oakmoss with vetiver and lemon (which together smells like lemongrass really. It is a green woodyness, like if you peeled the bark from a very young tree branch; zesty and bitter herbalness with an all-together warming powdery note; nice addition of slight cloves, and a smidgen of peach (dry, not juicy.) The ylang-ylang is noticeable, but not a main character. I also get a plastic smell like bandaids and ointment in here...that's one of the odd combos, but seems to add something to the composition.
This whole scent is magnetizing! It is so unusual with its dry moldiness and oddities. It's like nature in the raw, and kind of mysterious - like you're not supposed to figure it out! Ostentatious it is NOT! How beautiful she is!
I also like the flacon shape - interestingly strong, but yet feminine!
I even heard once that this perfume was Charlie´s Chaplin signature! Don't know if it's true, but how neat; somehow seems appropriate!
(NOTE: After the egregious prize winning reformulation by Monsieur Thierry Wasser taking Mitsouko back to its former life, this perfume is WAY better now and how it should be - back to the scent where it all began; not in the note line-up, but at least to our olfactory systems!)
by Mario on May 6, 2014
soft and citrus/floral. totally a woman's scent, don't think a man could pull this off. smells amazing...
by Lauren on May 2, 2014
This smells more like a men's cologne. Did not do me any justice.