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.
It was such a hit that I went all over my smallish town specifically to seek it out and to my dismay I never found it. The similarities to Versace bright crystal stop when the spicy soft vanilla is revealed, but before the dry down is reached the note seems a bit dusty. Cinema is definitly a new favorite for me, I can strongly smell the Jacques Cavallier touch in this one reminding me of why he is one of my favorite noses. It's still nice, it's just probably not going to be a summer fragrance for me. Its a very safe bet as a gift or for office wear, you please many and offend none. Its rich, full of jasmine and vanilla and those are my two favorite things ever in the fragrance.
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.
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.
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.
It was as if the fragrance had "caramelized" in the heat; the notes had melted together gorgeously. I know alot of the reviews say it is best in winter, but on me, it smells much better in the high temperatures. I wish they didn't discontinued it Beautiful, but so fleeting.
Online shops offers:1 product for 31.50 GBPFragrance EUR 4 items for 34.79 - 59.44 EURFragrance 2 items for 37.69 - 50.04 USDFragrance 3 items for 40.55 - 69.29 USDNotino DE-AT 2 items for 44.65 - 55.74 EURStrawberry EUR 3 items for 60.00 - 103.00 EURView products... It is a fragrance for glamorous women who live under the spotlights, self-confident and elegant, women who know how to draw the attention. It is pleasant but in my opinion not worth the hype.
من هرروز بیشتر دوسش دارم و خیلی سریع مصرفشمی کنم ۹/۱۰ Good Lord... Scent not for every day, only on occasions when you feel like a queen when you want to shine with a drop and feel divine .is Cinema to me.
This is such a shining, luminous and elegant perfume.
The mandarin opening does not last long, it is followed with a very rich mimosa-jasmin- cyclamen heart which provides an intrigueing harmony between sweet, creamy and fresh sparkling dimension.
It is so sad that ysl discontinued this beautiful fragrance, probably in favour of more popular hits like Manifesto, which is for me just bleeh mmweeuh scent.
I blind bought this fragrance because of the glowing reviews.