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Total people voted: 117
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male 25- 25+

I have it: 54 I had it: 11 I want it: 112 My signature: 1

main accords
white floral
warm spicy
woody
tuberose
rose
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Divine opens with fresh peach, gently spiced with coriander. The heart of the perfume blooms with sensual gardenia, tuberose and May rose. The base is warm and spiced: oakmoss, musk, vanilla and other spices.

The designers are Richard Ibanez of Robertet and Yann Vasnier of Givaudan, USA. Available in eau de parfum and pure perfume. Divine was launched in 1986.

Perfume rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 117 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Peach Coriander Tuberose

Middle Notes
Orange Blossom Rose Jasmine Patchouli Gardenia Spicy Notes

Base Notes
Oakmoss Musk Vanilla Sandalwood

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This perfume reminds me of  
Moments
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Jil Sander No 4
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Divine Fragrance Reviews

Madrona
Madrona

What a lovely aldehydic slightly soapy peachy oakmossy classic white floral. Smelling it makes me giddy, even though it is not the type of perfume I would wear myself. Smells more like 1992 than 1986 to me, if that makes sense. Beautiful.

Nov
18
2016
Smucci
Smucci

Reminds me of tauer Perfume Une Rose Chypree. Very feminine. I don't get anything animalic at all, just a little spice. It's all about the florals. It's the perfume for an impossibly ideal woman. A woman who is never in a bad mood, who is always desired, who is always perfect, who never gets angry, who never has to exert herself, who lives on a pedestal.

Oct
08
2016
drouhin
drouhin

This is

Complicated.
French.
Perfume.

I don't know what Luca Turin was thinking when he called Divine "buttery".

It is in fact nose-singeingly aldehydic. This is not a criticism! If you grew up smelling aldehydes and animalic musk and layers of notes so woody and spicy and dense they almost require fighting through, you will love this perfume.

Pure love from me.

Sep
22
2016
nhledger
nhledger

I am in Australia and can't find this one in any of the usual places. Does anyone know where it can still be bought from? It sounds really interesting and I'd love to try it. Thanks

Jun
27
2016
LadyPilot
LadyPilot

I have just become a happy owner of this gem and my first impression is that it is indeed a classy perfume which makes you think of old, monumental mansions, beautiful ladies (be it in the 1950s or 1990s or now - doesn't matter), high heels and big hats - all that is the synonime of luxury.
The most amazing thing is that this scent has absolutely nothing artificially smelling in it - even the aldehydes (artificial by definition) are in place.
I got this as I desperately wanted a replacement for my long lost love - Moments. Well, there is some resemblance but insufficient IMO. Moments is an ingenuous maistream American/German thing while Divine is a French classic - different category, different planet, different universe. I also craved for something of 24 Farbourg category and this one is probably the most noble representative I could imagine.
What I slightly dislike about Divine is the animalic base note - but luckily I don't detect it at all times - the tuberouse it dominant here.
I will surely be pleased to wear it on some elegant outdoor occasions.
ONE BIG DRAWBACK - IT IS A SPLASH, NOT A VAPORISATEUR!!!
Update: It smells ALL DAY LONG despite being applied with an eye-drippy-thing, not a vapo or a spray. AMAZING!

Dec
17
2015
kxnaiades
kxnaiades

Wow, it's the march of the big florals. Those who love huge powerful florals featuring gardenia and tuberose should definitely try this. It opens like brilliant sunshine flooding a room when the curtains are pulled apart with one sweep. Bright, green, tingling aldehydes greet your nose on the first whiff. Then an abundance of flowers conglomerate- tuberose, gardenia and orange blossom (all my favourite things) are most obvious to me but I also smell the rose and jasmine, just that they are not as striking as the other flowers. To add to the luxuriousness of it all is a beautiful creamy sandalwood and a mellow patchouli. I didn't get spices or musk on me but this is still true to its name, it is divine. Projection and longevity are both good for me.
EDIT: There is musk and it's definitely not clean. Not sure if jasmine contributed some indoles but the drydown is amazingly sensual and a wee animalic.

Jul
28
2015
melia
melia

Be prepared for a crafted oakmoss-aldehydey-blend; it's very classic and big. The tuberose provides the sweetness but please, don't expect a very distinct tuberose, because it's accompanied by LOTS of other notes. Divine represents the way a perfume used to be. It's projecting a soapy aura miles away from you. What could I add... Wouldn't like to admit this, but I can't get away with it... Maybe you do.

Jul
15
2015
irisjetaime
irisjetaime

Je reviens sur ce parfum magnifique pour dire que c'est un véritable parfum de peau dans le sens où il change selon votre humeur, selon la température du lieu ou vous vous trouvez, de beaucoup de facteurs...
Du magnifique gardénia de ma première aspersion je découvre aux fils de mes usages de l'eau de parfum une mousse de chêne superbe associée à la pêche et une rose fine et délicate, les épices douces assagissent son côté chypre mais la coriandre asssociée au patchouli lui redonnent un côté fougère/chypre exceptionnel !!
Parfum multi facettes où l'on ne s'ennuie pas une seule seconde !!! Sans compter sa longévité sur le corps et les vêtements vraiment remarquable !

Jul
14
2015
irisjetaime
irisjetaime

C'est un des trois parfums Divine qui m'a été offert.
Et c'est tout simplement magnifique !!
Sur ma peau c'est presque un soliflore Gardénia mais quel gardénia !!! Whaou !!! La classe !!! La grande classe !!! Et même la très grande classe !!!
Mais j'ai dit presque parce que la tubéreuse a son mot à dire ici qui donne un côté langoureux. Le gardénia a déjà un côté langoureux me direz vous et vous aurez raison mais là, les choses sont plus chaudes genre nuit d'été dans un jardin.
Ainsi que les épices douces qui sont elles aussi superbes !!!
Pour une fois un parfumeur n'a pas mélanger la tubéreuse avec l'ylang-ylang qui à mon avis n'apporte rien à la tubéreuse et peut même la desservir (je n'ai rien contre l'ylang-ylang ;o)
Sans oublier la mousse de chêne qui se détache tout en jouant un rôle mineur mais bien présente.
Divine est digne des plus grands parfums de niche.
Vous ne le sentirez pas sur une autre peau même si à un moment on a l'impression de reconnaître Faubourg 24 d'Hermès ou encore le Gardénia d'Isabey mais ça n'engage que moi.
Divine, divin parfum...

Jul
06
2015
sleepy*weasel
sleepy*weasel

A well kept secret, this one. A superb floral with animalic notes, musky and smelling like something ten times the price. This is the kind of rose I like - sweet, not overdone, just part of a lovely composition. Creamy and beautiful, nothing cheap about this and no horrid chemical soup - after one sample I was hooked, and I was delighted to find a bottle. Bliss! 10/10
Update: on repeated wearing, I've realised it's the tuberose which has me hooked. It's creamy yet dries down powdery. Very skillful. *loves*

Apr
02
2015
Christinasegal123
Christinasegal123

Now at first this is truly a divine scent, I can hear Nina Samone singing "my baby just cares for me" when I smell this beauty..

The gardenia and tuberose are so beautiful and creamy and it stays that way for sometime... the rose is slightly detectable to my nose but I don't get any peach, nor do I get any of the spices. I remember why I loved it at first....But sadly now I remember why I don't reach for it as much. Its the longevity and silage, it is week, closer to the skin on me and lasting power maybe 3 hours...

Jan
16
2015
kishka
kishka

I recently tried the sample pack of Divine and I'm really impressed! Much better and more unique than the Ormonde Jayne line which I find too samey. Divine was the star of the bunch for me closely followed by L'ame Soeur. Divine has that beautiful proper old school opening of heavy white florals which morphs into a lipstick leather feminine beauty on my skin. Love it from opening to drydown. I could smell it on my sweater the next day and the sillage is excellent. Ten out of ten from me on this one - will definately be buying a full bottle!!

Dec
26
2014
Maenad1
Maenad1

I've only recently tried Divine, but I'm hooked. It's just the kind of fragrance I like -- a bold, bright floriental, which is not surprising, as it was released in the 80s. It reminds me quite a bit of my beloved Ysatis. It's almost as though someone took Ysatis and removed much of the chypre/oakmoss notes, and amped up the tuberose. Sillage and lasting power are excellent. This fragrance smells, to me, as though it is largely composed of natural floral extracts; it doesn't have that "synthetic" vibe that so many newer fragrances do. It's floral without being overpowering; sweet without being sickening. Overall, the effect is classic, ladylike and elegant, and I look forward to owning a bottle someday. I just wish it were easier to find in the U.S.

Nov
22
2014
Fizzy
Fizzy

In the opening I smelled jasmine and golden narcissus. Then comes tuberose and after that peaches. Incredible rich, strong and aldehydic scent, let me think of strong jasmine soap. The tuberose is in the dry down more evident than in the opening. It overlays with lightness every odor. It lets me think of the residents of Monaco, you know, the Millionaire Ladies in the age, they don´t talk about it anymore, never learnt to manage theirs age and therefore looking like Frankenstein after theirs 10 plastic surgeries.

Mature, endless expensive smelling and highly perfumey scent. Once you put it on, there is no chance to scrub it off. This is a kind of an art and a proof of the highest perfume quality. Women only!

Oct
31
2014
dalmajen
dalmajen

„Let's Play Ladies!”
Time to get out the hats and gloves! Make-up carefully applied, with some fancy jewellery. Divine comes across as a real Ladies fragrance. I imagine this been worn in the 40's and 50's, as it has a real old fashioned floral vibe. The opening doesn't last very long...as the peach and coriander seem to run straight into the flowers. And this is a large bouquet of flowers! Tuberose being in the opening, seems to be the leader all throughout this fragrance. It remains strong, and somewhat independent. Almost like it doesn't like sharing the stage with the Jasmine and rose. Which, both are very faint. Patchouli is listed, but I really can't detect it. The dry down is nice, but still old fashioned. It has quite good longevity, and sillage is average. Tuberose lovers will enjoy this fragrance, and vintage lovers certainly need to try this. I won't be purchasing this one, as so far I have only fallen for one of my six samples. But if you are looking for a nice dress up, and ladylike fragrance...this may be the one for you!

Jan
26
2014
naapio
naapio

Buttery tuberose, musk, gardenia and peach notes kick start this perfume and it stays relatively linear for a long time, warming gradually to a slightly more spicy floral after several hours. The sillage is average and longevity good. Unfortunately this is not my type of fragrance, it's not surprising or comforting or even very unique. Instead it feels very classic and reminds me of divas in furs and pearls.

Oct
25
2013
Sassy1
Sassy1

My first impression of Divine is it's a classic style French perfume. Not a woody musk at all but a floral aldehyde. Soapy tuberose powder prevails. This stage is a mix of Giselle and Ysatis.
As it warms, other florals come out of hiding with a rosy carnation (sans clove) taking the lead. I can't pick out any other florals.

I'll have to come back later for the drydwon, as I'm sensing this scent has very long transition stages.

Update: Yes, it's a long lasting scent but the drydown is far from spectacular and I would say I can get pretty much get the same smell from many drug store brands for 1/4 of the price.

It's a pass for me.

Jan
25
2013
kosmoskukka
kosmoskukka

This is the Chypre with floral hints I have been loking for. What a delicious gem this is indeed! All of them good reviews are the truth. This is beautifull, classy, floral with a bit sweetness, lady like scent. If You love chypre florals, aldehydes etc "old schoolish" You need to give a try for this. And Divine sell at their own webpages samples in very reasonable price, people go to look at.. . They have many other good ones too.. need to sample them first. This was love for fist sight and straight purchase. ***<3<3<3***

Jun
18
2012
artsyrn
artsyrn

My favorite fragrance of the moment! This is beautiful, powdery, sophisticated. Not one note takes center stage, but all work together in a sort of symphony. Simply stunning!

Feb
14
2012
saintlunaire
saintlunaire

Difficult to find more sensual and classy for a woman. Extraordinary refined sillage.
A very good confidential parfume.

Feb
08
2012
OlfractalInfemme
OlfractalInfemme

Lightly powdery iris, honey, orange blossom blend with a masculine herbiness. Spicy middle notes. A very pretty scent, mysteriously sweet and sensual. This scent makes me think of a traveler, an actress.

Fine silage and longevity of 4/5. Lovely perfume.

Apr
30
2011
nonnative
nonnative

I will probably be the only reviewer to be disappointed by divine. I got complimented with it but honestly it's nothing special on me. Longevity it's also minimal. Anyway I have to say it seemed a classy, expensive frag till it lasted. But without personality. I didn't like the chemical opening while appreciated the natural smell that followed.

Dec
12
2010
Ulysses
Ulysses

If I smell this on a woman, beyond the unequivocal and overwhelming expression of femininity, the bearer of this fragrance could forward another message equally deadly: "I will make you scream of pleasure, you'll be surprised at yourself." Sensual but not brash or vulgar, following the aphorism of perfection(I do not-remember-the autor), who said :to get the best of men must meet them in their worst sides (ahahah!.) Suitable for a quick and unconditional capitulation. (If you want to grant the "honor of arms "are made on your own)
Sorry,I do this review for Divine L'Eternel Feminin,the extrait variant who,actually,smell a bit different!

Nov
26
2010
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

what a distinct scent!
I had a sample and happily used it for a few days. I really liked it, but I never purchased because... I don't know.
Maybe it is too big and aldehydic for me. It is made according a typical classical French parfumery conception with modern twist. It's a big floral with lot of aldehydes or aldehydes-like notes and a beautiful fragrant woody base that lingers on skin in a very smooth and classical way.
It smells like typical elegant mom's French perfume from the '70.
It also has a hint of vanillic sweetness that may appeal more modern tastes, but all in all it remains a big floral for an assertive yet soft mannered lady.

May
11
2010
tessture
tessture

Candy, tart floral but also dressed up and classic. A bit sweet on dry down, like just-on-the-edge flowers. It is divine in it's way, but it's also very expensive. Worth a try for anyone who loves elegant, layered florals.

Dec
14
2008

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