Dreams 2013 Eau de Parfum

Dreams (Eau de Parfum) by Mariah Carey
Bottle Design Jean Antretter
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Dreams (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Mariah Carey for women and was released in 2013. The scent is gourmand-sweet. It was last marketed by Elizabeth Arden.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
Candied appleCandied apple
Roasted almondRoasted almond
Star aniseStar anise
Heart Notes Heart NotesFreesiaFreesia
HoneysuckleHoneysuckle
Lily of the valleyLily of the valley
Base Notes Base NotesTonka beanTonka bean
Bourbon vanillaBourbon vanilla
PatchouliPatchouli
MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

6.38 Ratings

Longevity

5.47 Ratings

Sillage

4.38 Ratings

Bottle

7.316 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 08.11.2021.
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MasterLi

375 Reviews
MasterLi
MasterLi
Helpful Review    3  
Quietly sweet...
I'm trying this one because I always like to try new things. This is a subtle gourmand scent, and I feel like getting into gourmands more these days. I'm not one to judge a celebrity fragrance either, and this one isn't a bad fragrance at all. it find it not as sweet as other fragrances (like Britney Spears Fantasy).

This one isn't cloying at all. It's subtle, it's sweet, and it's grown up. The projection and longevity is not great, so you can spray more if you prefer. I get a vanillic, slightly caramel vibe, with hints of apple. There are other notes, but those are the main ones to me. I also get a light touch of florals, and the whole fragrance has a light, balanced, sweet and airy feel. It is grown up, and doesn't feel "girlish" but more womanly, just always in a sweet, subtle way, keeping a sweet touch throughout. It's cheap and if you're into gourmands try it out.
4
Scent
2.5
Longevity
2.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Sorceress

213 Reviews
Sorceress
Sorceress
   3  
Salty Caramel Bodyspray With Musky Vanilla
So I’m shopping the cosmetics aisle of a drugstore talking to the Beauty Advisor, and she suggests Mariah Carey’s Dreams perfume. The Beauty Advisor goes on enthusiastically telling me how much she adores the fragrance of this perfume and how it makes her feel. Out comes the bottle for a spritz.
What a lovely bottle! I love the curvature, reminding me of perhaps a champagne flute. The topper, typical of Mariah and her fascination with these diurnal insects, is of three translucent butterflies, designed to appear as if they are fluttering about the top of the bottle. The name, Dreams, is embossed in the glass with a miniature butterfly at the base.
The bottle is far more elegant than the juice inside. The bottle is the selling point of Dreams. Other than the butterflies made of plastic, which I understand in today’s marketing, the bottle is quite pretty. The target audience probably couldn’t afford what the company would charge for a topper made of real glass butterflies that would have taken away the cheesy look. But we’re not talking vintage Lalique here either. What’s inside is no more than common sweet and warm caramel-vanilla body spray. Simply put.
Frankly, it seems more like a body spray than an Eau de Parfum. It’s lasting power is minimal and its projection is no more than a skin scent for me. Nose to the bone on this one and I’ve been wearing it off and on for over a week. This is a light, gentle scent that can be seasonless, depending on the age group wearing it.
Caramel is the star of this fragrance and keeps its place throughout the run of the perfume. The almonds lend a salty flair to the caramel, keeping it less sweet for the first 30 minutes or so until the vanilla kicks in ever so lightly to make Dreams a sweeter experience. A very light, very gentle musk underlies Dreams so innocently you hardly know it’s there. Patchouli is listed also, and if you’re worried about it, don’t be. I couldn’t even smell it. After about an hour, its time to re-spray.
If you put your nose to your skin and inhale deeply, you can experience a definite Werther’s candy shop experience. Maybe Dreams is a good name for this one because its really hard for me to experience this frag during my waking hours.
It’s a safe bet for much younger women and those entering the fragrance world as a gift. It’s just unobtrusive, uncontrary, so subtle and simple. Definitely not a winter frag, a perfume like this would be consumed by the elements. I can see it worn in warmer weather to bring out its simplicity.
Thank goodness it can be found at deep discount outlets for much less than retail prices, since projection and longevity are kept at minimum standards. It’s not a perfume worth paying full price for by any means.
Its only saving grace is the bottle and that’s only if you like butterflies for your collection.
Dreams will make a good spritzer for bed-time use since you won’t be awake long enough to appreciate how little it really lasts on your skin. Spraying it on linens or scarves may make it last longer.
2 Replies
Hayven

74 Reviews
Hayven
Hayven
   3  
a nice light gourmand
This perfume is sweet, but not in a sickening way. The salted caramel apple note is predominant and thankfully last for quite some time. Then it lingers with the florals; I smell the freesia and honeysuckle. The patchouli is very subtle here, hardly noticeable. It's a nice change from the super-sticky sweet perfumes of Mariah's past, but Dreams still caters to the gourmand lovers.

Statements

ScentilityScentility 2 months ago
Just added this following hype online. Dashed Dreams for me. I smell synthetics mainly sweet detergent. Hope I am wrong Will retest later.

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