Hervé Léger 1999

Hervé Léger by Hervé Léger
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Hervé Léger is a popular perfume by Hervé Léger for women and was released in 1999. The scent is floral-sweet. It is being marketed by Avon. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot Green notesGreen notes Mandarin orangeMandarin orange PeachPeach RosewoodRosewood BlackcurrantBlackcurrant LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesHeliotropeHeliotrope IrisIris JasmineJasmine Lily of the valleyLily of the valley RoseRose Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber BenzoinBenzoin MuskMusk PatchouliPatchouli SandalwoodSandalwood Tonka beanTonka bean VanillaVanilla

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7.5119 Ratings

Longevity

7.484 Ratings

Sillage

6.372 Ratings

Bottle

7.376 Ratings
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7.5
Scent
5
Longevity
4
Sillage
6
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Pinkdawn
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Pinkdawn
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Top Review    19  
Tender, gentle, soft, delicate and very feminine - a fragrance full of emotions
Does it make sense to write a comment about a fragrance that apparently no longer exists?

But from the beginning: In 1999, Hervé Léger launched a fragrance called, not surprisingly, Hervé Léger. It took a while for this fragrance to find me. More precisely: over 10 years... Because just recently, a lovely perfume sent me a sample of the EdP for women.

I've worn it three times now. And it will probably stay that way, because unfortunately there was only a little bit left in the glass vial.

I liked the smell right away. How shall I put it? It is described as sweet and flowery. And that's exactly what it is. Does it sound trite? I suppose it is. I'm not expecting any great sensations here, nothing "daring", "hyped", innovative, "niche", surprising. It is simply a graceful, lovely floral scent with a pleasantly harmonious sweetness.

I know Hervé Léger as the creator of dreamlike elfin dresses for women in black or natural pastel shades, some of which look as if they were wrapped from wide ribbons and are all very feminine, usually super-short and extremely figure-hugging. Accordingly, they are only available in small sizes up to about ladies size 36, occasionally 38, at designer fashion prices.

Does the scent go with these little dresses? Yes and no. In women's fashion, Léger pays homage to the delicate, androgynous creatures that seem out of this world - simply beautiful and ethereal. The perfume, on the other hand, is more "down to earth", I'd say. Although it has a similarly transparent, fleeting sweetness, it seems to me to be wearable even by ladies beyond size 36. You could say it's a thoroughly conventional scent that probably pleases everyone and that you don't rub off on anywhere. So boring. Isn't it? Right? Right. I was surprised myself that I still found this perfume quite remarkable. Sweet floral scents are - with a few exceptions - mostly too inconspicuous and bland for me. This fragrance is not really innovative. But how shall I put it? It has something that distinguishes it from so many other sweet scents. It is difficult to describe this special feature. I would say: somehow you don't succeed in disliking this fragrance and dismissing it as bland and "nothing new". In no time at all, it was so ingratiating to me that I began to search for it on the Internet - with little success, however. Let's call it that: "normal" this fragrance is obviously no longer available. There should only be leftovers somewhere in Great Britain or used goods on ebay at juicy prices. A pity, I thought when I first wore the fragrance and found it so cuddly, comforting and yet sensual. A fragrance full of emotion - tender, gentle, soft, delicate and very feminine.

He opens with a green freshness that soon becomes sweet. The fact that the citrus notes from the fragrance pyramid do not appear in my fragrance, I do not feel at all as a shortcoming. Of the fruits that are supposedly present, peach and currants are the ones I most likely perceive. Then quickly it becomes flowery. Here I am also overtaxed to sniff out the individual nuances. Because they all appear delicate and only appear as a round whole. Only heliotrope is what I think I am trying to sniff out. Because of its gourmand scent, this shrub with its abundance of purple flowers is also called cherry pie flower or vanilla flower. Its scent profile is reminiscent of almond, vanilla and marzipan. Heliotropin has long been used for scenting - for soap or perfume, for example. I associate heliotrope with strong fragrances like Poison or LouLou. But also Cuir Beluga. Oh yes, because Hervé Léger EdP is often described as "powdery" - compared to Cuir Beluga or Shalimar it is not, in my opinion. They seem to do that better with Guerlain. Hervé Léger also cannot stand comparison with these stars in the fragrant sky. The EdP may not be as concise and intense, but it is completely suitable for everyday use, even though it radiates something quite valuable. The fragrance was created by no less a person than Alberto Morillas, who later proved that he knows a great deal about florals with Daisy, Flower by Kenzo and some flankers from L'Eau d'Issey. Before Hérve Léger, he had already created a similarly graceful and pleasing fragrance with Pleasures, which I am drawn to from time to time, especially in spring.

But I can understand why Hérve Léger, the EdP, is no longer so readily available. Too much has happened in the last 10 scent years. Hérve Léger still knows how to please, maybe even to bewitch, but time has probably caught up with him. It's a wonderful fragrance for women who like to be feminine. But - its durability is unfortunately very limited. Especially for me, that would be a reason not to chase the fragrance.

The phenomenon described by some, that the scent changes for the worse in the course of wearing it, I can't notice on me. With me it is weak overall. So weak that one hardly notices it when the floral nuances finally sink into beauty in this feel-good mixture of vanilla, benzoin, tonka bean, amber, musk, sandalwood and patchouli.

When I look at the ingredients of this perfume, I find it hard to believe that this wealth of fragrances of the most diverse kinds produces nothing more than a rather unspecific, frightened cloud of scent. It may be that my sample was already old. I could imagine that this fragrance would be simply enchanting if it had the right intensity and durability. But in the end, it goes down in a certain arbitrariness and weakness
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5
Scent
7.5
Longevity
10
Sillage
5
Bottle
Lola82

362 Reviews
Lola82
Lola82
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Herve Leger
Opens with fresh and well rooted note of
Green Tea and Bright crisp notes of citruses dries
simply with sweet smelling
note of peonies this is an simple elegant
scent it doesn't take a lot to wow me
i usually go for complex fragrances that
consists 12 or 13 flower and spices but
this is beautiful and refreshing beyond
words and it's sweeter then Elizabeth
Arden's green tea and not cloying like
Sakura & Green tea by TerraNova
This is the perfect green tea perfume
ever!.
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8
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7.5
Bottle
Awesomeness

247 Reviews
Awesomeness
Awesomeness
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Check the notes - also believed to be discontinued
I'm not sure where the notes for this fragrance came from, but I can assure you that the bottle of Herve Leger I own, which was purchased new-in-box and comes in a bottle exactly as pictured, does not contain accords of citrus, greens, or white florals as suggested by the notes list.

Herve Leger is a simple & sweet, woody vanilla with fruit on top, which I believe to be apple, maybe pear. It's a very easy-to-wear, casual fragrance, that is inconsistent with the iconic Herve's bandage dresses, or the voluptuous bottle for that matter. This is a jeans and sweater fragrance.

If you like Burberry Woman (the original, also called Burberry Classic), I think you would like Herve Leger. In fact, these two fragrances are incredibly similar, with Burberry Woman having a peach top and Herve Leger an apple one. If you have one, I think you can safely pass on the other ... and vice versa.

Herve Leger is quite good but I believe it is discontinued. Once an affordable fragrance with 50ml bottles in the $20-30 range, I think you can safely pass on this one at anything much more than that.

Note - This fragrance is NOT Herve Leger Femme by Avon. It's Herve Leger by Herve Leger. Perhaps this accounts for some of the inconsistent reviews? Herve Leger by Avon is a much different fragrance and far inferior than this one.
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1
Scent
5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Asphaltblume

45 Reviews
Asphaltblume
Asphaltblume
Helpful Review    1  
Started as a dream, landed as nauseant
Lots of alcohol in the beginning, but once that's evaporated I can smell just about everything listed above. My nose glued to my wrist, I look at the pyramid and tick off the notes mentally one by one. Now this is something I haven't experienced yet, ever: They're all there, all recognizable, and still it is a beautiful and round unity of a fragrance. Thanks to Hasi for sending me a test tube.
This fragrance is soft vanilla and green herbs at the same time, but it's also fruity and flowery and definitely woody as well, and all that goes together wonderfully. Nothing pushy, nothing disturbing. Sweetness and acerbicity are well-balanced, too.

Unfortunately my skin unbalances good Hervé Léger and not in a good way. After a time an almost stinging sweetness starts spreading, a synthetic mixture dominated by vanillin and lily-of-the-valley and boosted by ylang-ylang, with a scratchy and dry powder note torturing my nose. I get a headache, my stomach turns.
I'm sure this fragrance is to drop to your knees for on others, but I just fall flat on my face with it. No rating of longevity possible, I had to wash it off.
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