Les Saisons par Van Cleef & Arpels - Hiver (2004)

Les Saisons par Van Cleef & Arpels - Hiver by Van Cleef & Arpels
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Les Saisons par Van Cleef & Arpels - Hiver is a popular perfume by Van Cleef & Arpels for women and was released in 2004. The scent is fresh-spicy. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Amber, Cardamom, Lime, Musk, White pepper

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (16 Ratings)

Longevity

6.3 (13 Ratings)

Sillage

5.9 (12 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (19 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 18.08.2019
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Awesomeness

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Helpful Review    3
Hiver for Summer
Although this fragrance is Hiver (Winter) in the Les Saisons series (The Seasons), it's really not appropriate for winter to me. It's a great, light & cool musk that best for warmer weather.

A green floral? Not to me. I primarily get a linear, lime musk. Sometimes I get a bit of spiciness, but for the most part VCA Les Saisons Hiver is a cool, citrus aromatic, which makes it an ideal scent for warm days.

I have to overspray Hiver because the EDT is so light and my skin just drinks it in. It wears close to the skin but does have good staying power, like a good French cologne. Hiver does reveal different layers and it "kicks in" at the second or third hour. But the layers seem to repeat themselves, offering nothing new. This is why I say it's linear. Maybe to a trained nose it's not. Or, maybe that's what makes it special - the repeated unfolding of itself.

I'm glad to have a bottle, but it won't warrant repurchase. The bottle is beautiful in its simplicity, like the SJP Lovely bottle in that regard - simple beauty. However, the metallic snowflakes are just plain cheesy.
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Lola82

362 Reviews
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Snow falling on Ceders
Winter captured in a bottle Like a Minuscule carving of a painted Cabin inside a Snow globe
The smell of winter is Diffidently captured in V.C & Arpels Les Saisons Hiver,

With one spray a blast of cold & sharp tincture of Frosted Lime and i can Detect
Ceder that is not in the Scent Pyramid but notices a nice amount not alot but decent enough not to be overwhelming, Conjours enough for me A thinly disguised metaphor of Snowflakes
Soaking though Cederwood through a vast forest the smell of dry Smoky and bitter Cederwood
slowly steeping though the Cold wintery air adding Freshness Lime is the frost that gives
A bit of Sweetness to the woods, like sweet Snow,

Cardamom adds warmth with spicy underpinnings like a Blanket wrapped around you to get
warm as you watch the Embers glow from a Dying Campfire in the mid winter's Night

Like Icicles on window Ledge, sitting in front the fireplace with warm Chai with a Good
Book or Making Snow angels while staring at the Dark gray sky watching the flakes falling
upon your face V.C & Arpels Les Saisons Hiver is the Winter captured in a Bottle.
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PBullFriend

299 Reviews
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Helpful Review    2
arctic blast
This is a lovely and too-little-known scent that is great to have around when it's hot outside. Everything about it is cooling, from its pale blue and white box to the thick cool glass of its bottle to the scent itself. (The bottle is so cool to the touch that it reminds me of the thick pale-green rippled glass bottles that Coca-Cola used to come in.)

The scent itself uses cardamom and lime to create a minty-cold feeling that is just delightful. It's not aquatic in any traditional sense. Just cold and clear, like waking up in a warm, stuffy cabin in the woods and being the first one to enjoy making footprints in powdery, crisp snow.

Its only deficit to me is poor lasting power - it's mostly gone in three hours. At the bargain price it's going for in the US (generally about $30 for 125 ml on eBay & at the discounters), it's still an excellent value. I'd be a little disappointed in the lasting power if I were spending a lot of money for it.
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