Old World Beauty
by Gail on Aug 17, 2018
I "inherited" a bottle of this from my late aunt, and after two years, it remains fresh and classic. Delicate balance of florals with a hint of spice. There is a distinct lemon undertone that pulls the fragrance together with a heady appeal. I will cherish this one always.
by Miea on Sep 16, 2017
After seeing that it had 5 stars I was excited to try it. Unfortunately I was highly disappointed when this came in. I thought this would be something I love due to the Amber, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Bergamot, and Lemon. Imagine my disappointment when I could not even get a hint of any of those.
This reminded me of when I was younger and meeting my grandmothers friends at one of her parties. (they were between 50-60, I am now 26). They would come dressed from head to toe, in their beautiful jewelry, with hair and make up done. To top it off would be a perfume that lingers when they walked by or stuck on you when they gave you hugs and kisses. THIS would have been one of their signature scents.
I was too scared to even try this on to get the base and heart notes. (maybe you start to smell the warmer/amber scents at that time?)
A little would go a long way with this one and it is not too overpowering to cause a headache. You get a hint of the rose but that is about it. I would recommend those that DO like this to wear in the evenings, more so in the cooler time of year like winter/fall.
by lls on May 19, 2017
A very classic rosy chypre, suitable only for fans of that genre. Smells very expensive.
by Amber on May 15, 2017
Every time I smell this, my first thought is summer garden. Very beautiful!
by Sheri on Apr 7, 2017
This scent takes me on a trip! A wet spring garden full of hyacynths, every flower at a botanical garden! Then, as it dries down, it just gets sexier and sexier and sexier! Wear it on a date to start out fresh and charming, and watch him become more and more turned on as the evening develops. Takes you from day to night.
by Stephanie on Jan 22, 2017
I've always wanted to try this perfume, so I bought a sample. From the moment I pulled out the stopper, I was in love. This is now my favorite scent and I wear it constantly. It's bewitching.
One Word: Sexy
by Ashley on Jul 22, 2016
This perfume is a really good nighttime perfume. Totally love it. Very classic scent. It's strong and long-lasting, without choking everyone within a 2 mile radius.
by Alicia on Mar 23, 2016
Paloma Picasso is not for the faint of heart or for those with a sweet tooth.This is a classic chypre, very dry and complex, for a sophisticated lady. In my opinion it is a perfume for the colder seasons of the year,and for chypre lovers.
by Emily on Dec 28, 2014
Such a lovely respite from all the sickly sweet perfumes of the diabetic age we live in. Spicy and dry with a lot of mystery. Lush woods and oakmoss. This is for a woman who is not afraid to be different or take charge. I like it but am too much of a wimp to wear it.
by Heather on Jun 26, 2014
Classy, sophisticated, and florally-crisp - that's Paloma Picasso in a phrase! I find it spicy, dark, and heavy in a sophisticated and very complicated way.
I recommend "SEXY" heavier scents like PP be used in moderation. It definately stirs the emotions! Paloma Picasso is a fragrance that requires its occasions! Be picky!!
AND BTW, the dry-down is an absolute dream scent - strong woody oakmoss, velvety civet, and gorgeous tobacco! You should wait for it properly, because you will be rewarded! WAIT FOR IT!!
Successful, Appreciated Creation!
by Heather on Aug 28, 2013
This is a very classy and feminie fragrance! I expected something sharp and a bit more aggressive, partly because of the strong bottle appearance, but it actually is warm and soft. All of the flower notes become dominant after a few minutes, and this fragrance transforms into something similar to an expensive flower bouquet someone would offer you in appreciation of just being you! The opening might frighten you a little with the sharp notes, but don´t be deterred by that at all, because it changes in a very short while - you will be surprised with a true classic and a must-have for your perfume collection! Very classy indeed!
Sexy without being overpowering
by Elisabeth on May 8, 2013
I don't know how I got my original petite sample bottle, but one day when I was looking for something new to wear I took this out and fell in love. I wondered where had I gotten it in the first place and in the second place, why hadn't I been wearing it all along? Of course, I only had a small replica bottle, but now I've got more and I have a large sample spray so that I can carry it with me when I go out. It doesn't remind me of anything in particular - just a smooth, sensual French perfume, which I find are the best for in the long run. Even when I reapply, it's not too heavy but it stays softly on your skin for quite a while and my husband actually commented on it! He doesn't usually do that, so I know he really liked it.