Missoni 2006Eau de Parfum

Version from 2006
Missoni (2006) (Eau de Parfum) by Missoni
Bottle Design Stephen Burks
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Missoni (2006) (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Missoni for women and was released in 2006. The scent is gourmand-sweet. The longevity is above-average. It was last marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
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Perfumer

Maurice Roucel

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Bitter orange, Mandarin orange, Loquat, Persimmon
Heart Notes Heart NotesMagnolia, Peony, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Chocolate

Ratings

Scent

7.5 | 26 Ratings

Longevity

8.4 | 17 Ratings

Sillage

7.5 | 17 Ratings

Bottle

7.6 | 23 Ratings
Submitted by Dala, last update on 20.11.2020.
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Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
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Kaleidoscopic, Indeed
After having read so much about MISSONI edp, I finally decided to give this perfume a whirl, and my initial impression was a positive one. After the opening blast of synthetic ("abstract") florals cleared out, this composition seemed to me like a chocolate-orange fougère about half-way between Hermès ELIXIR DES MERVEILLES and Sarah Jessica Parker COVET, both of which I love. Happily, I was not reminded of Estée Lauder BEYOND PARADISE in the least. I also did not find any similarity whatsoever to Rochas TOCADE, which I happen to like.

Everything was going fine, and I was even reminded of those dark chocolate oranges which come with the individual pieces wrapped in foil. What a nice perfume! I thought to myself. Then it happened: the dreaded headache arrived. In the drydown, there is a decidedly cucumberesque quality (aka aquatic) which really ruined the overall experience for me. (Past tense because I will not be wearing this again...) Something in this composition does not agree with me at all, and as a queasy feeling akin to seasickness overtook me. I found myself imagining this bottle being sold alongside the budget-couture Missoni items at Target (pronounced "Tar-zhay"). There is just no way that I could wear this perfume, because the headache stage is much more intense and longer lasting than the pleasant chocolate-orange fougère stage. Désolée.

As an aside, I am quite surprised at the price which this ill-conceived, truly kaleidoscopic concoction is commanding these days. People must be buying blind on hearsay, which in a demand-based perfume market causes the price to spike. Is anyone really wearing this? I think that it would work for those who frequent the lower-grade celebrity scents and are of sturdy constitution or else have sanded-down nerve endings.
jtd

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jtd
jtd
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Incongruous
There are any number of expressions that convey incongruity. For rhetorical use, the oxymoron (eg. deafening silence.) The unintentional, often humorous contradiction in terms (eg. compassionate conservative.) The misplaced modifier (“I bought a doll for my sister with a plastic head.”)

A non sequitur though is less a mistake than a peek into somebody’s thought process. A good non sequitur gets at that wonderful, riotous feeling of a mind racing faster than the ability to communicate. My favorite was someone saying, “I like ice cream! Can you swim?!”

There are perfume equivalents that exemplify the distinctions. Contradiction in terms: Britney Spears’s unquestioningly conforming Curious. Oxymoron: Lalique’s blindingly bright Encre Noir pour Elle. Misplaced modifier: Chanel Bleue’s shrill saccharine note.

Then there’s Missoni, the non sequitur that points to a mind just buzzing with invention. It’s a chocolatey floral. A starched, crisp, sweet fruity. A savory wood. We sometimes say “synthetic” to connote “bad” but will say that synthesis is an accomplishment. Roucel trashes the negative connotation and makes the distinction meaningless. Missoni is simultaneously exuberant and harmonious, composed yet somehow spontaneous. It succeeds conceptually, merging and twisting perfume genres while still managing to be strikingly beautiful to wear.
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Awesomeness

247 Reviews
Awesomeness
Awesomeness
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Well below Roucel's standards
This opens with chocolate on me. I've got a fresh bottle - wonder if that has to something to do with the inconsistent reports of Missoni's opening. (?) Anyway, as it dries, I pick out the plastic magnolia that is characteristic of many Roucel fragrances, at least on me. The base is chocolate, woods, & nuts, and it's really good. Thankfully, I don't find Missoni as sweet and sickly as some other Roucel fragrances, such as Tocade.

Turin tags Missoni as a kaleidoscope floral. Well, with the citrus & chocolate & florals & woods, it is. In fact, I find Missoni most similar to SJP Covet in that regard. I do like Missoni better than Covet. But given the price differential, I'm not sure that a purchase of Missoni is justified. I was *lucky* to find a 30ml bottle of Missoni for about the same price as a 100ml bottle of Covet.

Unless you're a Roucel fiend, keep your money. Turin says 5*? No way. More like a solid 3*, maybe 4* on a good day after a martini. Missoni was developed in conjunction with Estee Lauder - given Turin's love affair with all things Lauder, that might be a reason for the excessively high rating on this one.

The bottle is frugly, as is the tacky fabric near the spray nozzle (really?). Good example of the picture of the bottle being more attractive than the bottle really is.
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4
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
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Not my cup of tea at all
Missoni just doesn't sit too well with me. It disturbs me, yet it's difficult to pinpoint exactly what it is that turns me off it.

For starters I dislike strong, overly juicy citrus openings, which is exactly how Missoni opens. It was a mixture of bitter and sour oranges with a touch of salty ocean water. It fizzled in my nose and made me a little nauseous.

As it settled it became much more bearable, however the oranges do tend to clash with the softer floral notes in the heart. I am a little confused and amazed as to how 'Perfumes: The Guide' rated this fragrance five stars.

I was looking forward to the chocolate note in the base, however when I finally smelt it on my skin, it was the last straw and I promptly went to the bathroom and scrubbed Missoni off my wrist. It goes from being refreshing, tangy and sharp to dark, chocolatey and far too foody.

Missoni almost turns me off orange-flavoured chocolate for good. Jaffas are like a worst nightmare for me now.
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