2nd review, I have been wearing this a few days and the notes I pick up the strongest is Lily and Lilly of the valley. Lily and lilac notes stand out very much in this scent which is very nice and sweet.
This is a mere dupe for Pleasures if someone could not afford Pleasures try this I looked up the batch code from my bottle and it’s a (2012) bottle this does last 12 plus hours with good sillage. This is a beautiful smell, 5th Avenue does smell very close too Pleasures but considering I hate Pleasures with a passion yet I love this I much prefer this beauty over Pleasures. Although i would consider it more of a day fragrance, it could be worn at night nicely too. I wonder about the rest if the flankers, there are so many. I detect a lot of lilac, which I love, plus other light sweet floral notes including lily-of-the-valley.
Fifth Avenue is a beauty but it's lacking the bite I prefer in my perfumes. It's by the nose Ann Gottlieb whose fragrances I adore. This is a sweet woman's perfume with a casualness and lady-like inoffensive charm.
The base is composed of amber, Tibetan musk, sandalwood, iris and vanilla. It’s true to it’s name, it really does smell like you’re walking down 5th Avenue in NYC shopping or on a film set!
It’s a really lovely luxury sophisticated scent but at a very fair price tag and the bottle looks great on a dressing table.
This is a mature fragrance so right off the bottle one smells the same kind of perfumy air of such fragrances as Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds, Oscar de la Renta or Gloria Vanderbilt.
I think this is like a sleepier version of Vanderbilt which I also really love.
5th Avenue is a chameleon scent and like all perfumes it performs differently for every woman.
I wore the vintage original back in '96, '97 and '98 and think that there are some slight differences and tweaks.
They smells a lot like each other but I adore 5th Avenue it’s stunning. i wouldnt have ever tried this perfume if it was not sent to me along with a lot of perfumes in a perfume lot i got off ebay. Floral loving girls, you'll almost definitely love this. I took a second look at this I thought is was a bit old, I think it might be a bit heavy for a teen... My first thoughts were - proper champagne, the taste is how it smells, no bite, rounded edges, not overtly creamy as such. Have a look if budget requires you to be frugal, it's well worth it. If you just go by what the nozzle smells like you'll get a sharp aldehyde blegh... 5th Avenue isn't too sweet though, making it a perfect office scent.
im glad this captured my attention in that way cause it smells really good. Lilacs in the beginning but after 10 minutes comes a creamy combination of lily of the valley and mostly freesia on my skin and stays like that all day and I am surprised that it turned out that way because I hoped for something more complex. This predominantly smells like a vintage hairspray to me. She is 1,000% confident in life and who she is, and has no time for nonsense. Actually, it can really take you anywhere, as it's completely inoffensive, with moderate sillage and longevity.
) a lawyer or female doctor, college professor, or President of a big company CEO businesswoman in a blazer and suit kind of feel to it.
Starts off with a faint citrus and orange blossom which they refer to as a linden lime blossom, but to my nose it's totally orange blossom.
even though i do love sweet candy gourmands , some days i just want to smell flowery, fresh and aquatic like a flower garden and this is definitely something i would wear on my days when i want to smell like a garden. The one that the smell lingered in the bathroom many hours after spraying. Reminiscent also of a vintage fragrance one of my great-aunts wore. Brings to mind a cold, snobby, well-to-do woman (sorry but that is the image I get from this) who does not play games and is pretty self-reliant, and has her own money, and plenty of it, yet still finds the want/desire/need to have a man around. Elegant and feminine, 5th Avenue makes me feel completely dressed even if I'm only wearing jeans and a tee-shirt. Ironically this perfume reminds me of quite a difficult time in my life - being young, inexperienced, recently graduated and struggling and failing to find a good job, freshly having moved to an overwhelmingly huge city with no friends or relatives there, living in a really bad area just to afford rent, scared daily for my life, BUT nevertheless working on The 5th Ave, albeit as a very low-wage office help and not strolling confidently "between luxurious showcases". I'm perplexed by this because all I smell is synthetic watery notes.