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Eau de Parfum Helmut Lang for women

Eau de Parfum Helmut Lang for women
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male 25- 25+

I have it: 116 I had it: 64 I want it: 88 My signature: 8

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woody
floral
aromatic
fresh spicy
vanilla
powdery

Eau de Parfum by Helmut Lang is a Oriental Vanilla fragrance for women. Eau de Parfum was launched in 2000. Top notes are rosemary, lavender and coton candy; middle notes are jasmine, heliotrope, lily-of-the-valley and rose; base notes are sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla and cedar.

Perfume rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 140 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Rosemary Lavender Coton candy

Middle Notes
Jasmine Heliotrope Lily-of-the-Valley Rose

Base Notes
Sandalwood Patchouli Vanilla Cedar

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This perfume reminds me of  
Eau de Parfum (2014)
19 no yes
Eau de Cologne
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Eau de Cologne (2014)
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Habanita L'Esprit
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Eau de Parfum Fragrance Reviews

PerfumePatty
PerfumePatty

I'm very surprised that musk is not listed as a note here, because I find this perfume to be primarily a soft lavender musk...it reminds me quite alot of a high end version of the drugstore classic, Skin Musk! Very good quality perfume, no synthetic chemicals, soft and cozy scent.

Jul
10
2016
maggieip
maggieip

LOVE it so much! Own it since 2000! It works well in all occasion, work, date night, music fest a-must(!), traveling.

This is exotic, smart, sophisticated, charming to me, and is one of my signature scent.

Only have 2 bottles of 2000 version left on my shelf. Using it with gratitude.

Apr
23
2016
guest_
guest_

LOVE it so much! Own it since 2000! It works well in all occasion, work, date night, music fest a-must(!), traveling.

This is exotic, smart, sophisticated, charming to me, and is one of my signature scent.

Only have 2 bottles of 2000 version left on my shelf. Using it with gratitude.

Apr
23
2016
polly golightly
polly golightly

straordinario ma assai difficile, questo profumo ormai fuori produzione nella sua formulazione originale, è per me un archetipo di bellezza poco accessibile. ho trovato per caso un tester dal mio pusher personale di profumi, che per sbarazzarsene me lo ha venduto ad un prezzo ridicolo. e poichè ne avevo letto come di una meraviglia l'ho preso al volo! ed effettivamente di meraviglia si tratta: un profumo astrattissimo e dicotomico, in cui le primissime sensazioni "sporche" di erba terrosa si smorzano presto su un effetto legnoso-floreale di raro equilibrio, trasfigurandosi infine su uno skin-scent lievemente dolce. non cito nessuna delle note della piramide semplicemente per il fatto che non si distinguono: qui siamo alla sintesi perfetta in cui non solo i singoli componenti non hanno alcun senso da soli ma acquisiscono valore nella totalità della sensazione olfattiva, ma anche per il fatto che l'evoluzione della sua percezione nasce da una iniziale sgradevolezza piacevole (non so descrivere meglio di così l'esperienza sensoriale che ne deriva) per assestarsi su un odore quasi innocente, che richiama vagamente il talco da bambini. come molti ritengono anche secondo me questa fragranza è assai simile al musc ravageur di malle, ma qui l'effetto complessivo è ancora più astratto e, per me, decisamente superiore. ottimo.

Apr
07
2016
Angela Agiannidou
Angela Agiannidou

I must admit, I did not treasure this gem as it deserved. I am going to be one of those irritating people and describe the 2000 version. It was given to me as a Christmas present by one of my exes relatives, a lady of refined taste and ladylike demeanour (that was one of the positives being with him...) So, on first spritz a spicy, masculine mix of Musk and woods appear, I believe there IS musk in the composition, but that lasts a few minutes, what follows is a very seductive combo of patchouli, vanilla and herbs, the Vanilla here is more of the spicy kind, NOT gourmand thank God, and the whole concoction becomes softer, smoother, still spicy but there is a definite nuance of sandalwood and heliotrope. What I absolutely love about this perfume is that soon it starts giving, an aromatic concoction of woods, florals and a whisper of vanilla, never cloying, dull or common. At this stage the herbs kick in and add a very aromatic and persistent depth that stays with you for a long time. I always thought that this scent smells of understated elegance amd money! Mimosa reigns supreme throughout with the help of cedar and herbs. I can see why it can be perceived as more of a masculine scent, but this is not true. This perfume is elegant, refined, smooth, deep, spicy and utterly memorable! This is the scent that lead me to Miller et Bertaux and eventually to Fragrantica, and to appreciating all things fine and beautiful. I do hope the current reformulation lives up to its predecessor! Pure love!

Mar
12
2016
prettywhitestars
prettywhitestars

Before Escentric Molecules, there was Helmut Lang EDP...

I love this perfume so much that, without realising at the time, it became my signature scent. I have the original EDP from 2000, which does not smell like much at first spray. However, it warms beautifully on the skin and diffuses throughout the day into a permanent state of being. I cannot believe I just typed that.
It smells warm yet new, sweet yet woody, cosy but fresh, familiar yet unique. I love it.

I have yet to smell the re-release, but I hope they have not changed the formula, because I adore the scent - and the effect it has on me - so much.

Dec
07
2015
aistionnelle
aistionnelle

Beautiful woody and flowery combination on a delicious vanillary base. It has got a special powdery echo made by heliotrope as well as candy cotton.Not sweet, not loud, but slightly aromatic and spicy in a rather dry way.
I can`t understand why it `s classified as masculine perfume?It`s a scent of warmth, safety and idyllic childhood. Almost like a sitting on your mother`s knees:)
Helmut Lang`s composition has much in common with a younger Maurice Roucel`s evergreen - Musc Ravageur .Although not mentioned among the notes it is musk which joins both of them.There is some art of conversion,like in a mirror: what is clean, soft and silent in HL becomes dirty, powerful and wild in MR.Those two are telling a kind of story, a fairy tale about inner change.Childhood breaking into growing up.Archetypes :Yin and Yang if you prefer;)Man in woods and spices and woman represented by vanilla, powder and flowers.
Outstanding longevity with a tender aura around a wearing person.Moderate sillage and a very good emanation.
In a word :alluring !
Unfortunately some years ago classic version disappeared from the shops and 2014 reedition though promising is not as good.

Jun
19
2015
Katrin77
Katrin77

My husband bought this for me in 2002. He said that he tested it in a tax free shop in an airport while travelling, and he fell in love immediately. I thought the scent was okey. I do like it, but it doesn't have the same Whoa-effect on me as it has on him. He first gave me a 50 ml bottle, and when it was finished, I managed to buy one of the last 90 ml bottles on Strawberrynet just before everyone stopped selling it. I keep it in dark to keep it fresh. And I use it really seldom because it is so rare now. It still has this magical effect on my husband, and therefore I use it almost only when I am on a date with him. He just can't stop sniffing my neck and kissing me constantly ;) That's good enough fo me!

By the way, I am wearing Balenciaga Cristobal today, and I find some similarities between these two. Unfortunately it has been discontinued too.

Sep
19
2014
lisa o
lisa o

when it came out, whole arthouse cinemas in vienna smelled of it because so many women (and men) in that specific arty surrounding were fond of it. hmm musky babypowder gentleness. sadly I haven't encountered it for many years...would be like being in a time capsule to smell it now: mulholland drive in a dark cinema or helmut langs big atelier in zelinkagasse when he closed it only some years after HL EDP was presented, werner schreyer at the top of his carreer lasciviously hanging round in the "volksgarten"-club. when I miss those wild years, I get my HL jeans with its gaffa-strips, sheer tops with white elastic bands and the fish-leather-half-of-my-monthly-salary-at-that-time-shoes out and try to catch a whisper of his perfume:-)
ps.: I find the comparison to musc ravageur kind of misleading because helmut lang perfume was not bitchy nor vulgar (as I remember it) and it was actually not spicy, more herbal (lavender)- so it had a very different- and I find more original- tune than MR. it was just this "double underlined" musk which made it smell kind of futuristic at that time...and the integration of a masculine quote into an otherwise VERY feminine perfume was unusual too.

Oct
16
2013
Little Cooling
Little Cooling

I still have some high hopes, that this will be re-released. If any have something left, then please get in touch with me :) Thanks :) One of my very fave scents :)

Sep
23
2013
aurigavr
aurigavr

Great scent. Very similar to roucel's musc ravageur, with a bit of seductive purple velvet flowers.
One of my favourite scents as a charming potion.

A rare and precious jewel, unfortunately recently discontinued, that remains one of the most brillant pieces to have from collection.

9.5/10

Aug
27
2013
al.to
al.to

An interesting parfum
wearable and original..in the line of Roucel Maurice muscs.
Sadly discontinued..
definitely a piece to obtain .

10/10

there is a clear/dirty animal note
maybe could be unisex like Malle's Musc
if you are interested to have one ; contact me,i'm in Italy

Aug
20
2013
zucchera
zucchera

This is one of my favorite frangrances, i feel really feminine wearing it. It´s very long lasting on me. To bad that it´s so hard to find. I use it only at special occasions becouse I only have a half bottle left.

Aug
18
2013
rakkoma
rakkoma

Why is this so expensive? Does anyone know?

Jul
30
2013
ecofreak2001
ecofreak2001

This is such a beautiful fragrance; cozy, soft, feminine and very elegant. It has everything... Well worth the price tag.

Jul
22
2012
kit1982
kit1982

It is simple scent that gives you a feeling of being clean.

Jul
13
2012
alfarom
alfarom

Musc Ravageur's sister. No doubts. In my vision Helmut Lang EDP was Roucel's prototype for his much more hyped Musc Ravageur. Replace the cinnamon/spices combo of the Malle with slight yet spohisticated floral patterns, tame it down a little bit et voilà, here's Helmut Lang EDP.

Same dirty/clean vibe, same overall allure. Simply brilliant and undeservedly overlooked. Terrific!

Rating: 9/10

May
05
2012
flower*fairy*75
flower*fairy*75

I LOVE IT!!!BUT IS VERY EXPENSIVE NOW AND DIFFICULT TO FIND.SMELLS GREAT!!!!!!

Nov
11
2011
NanAxlRose
NanAxlRose

LOVE IT !
It´s one of THE BEST perfumes I´ve ever had.
It´s very special.
Dry, fresh, aromatic, spicy, masculine ....
BRAVO

Jun
20
2011
parmania
parmania

Страхотен парфюм,свежа лавандула и мек памук-секси комбинация!Много ми харесва,искам го!!!
Awesome perfume, fresh lavender and soft cotton-sexy combination! I love, I want it!

Apr
28
2010
Mimmi
Mimmi

While lovers of oriental vanillas might get dissapointed by this one, this is the one to try if You generally find that cathegory too volouptious or gourmand. The herbal notes that to some feel masculine adds a fresh quality, defining it a contemporary interpretation of classic notes. Wich to me corresponds well with the designers name. Not complicated, but still sophisticated.
Cant feel any cotton candy, the patchouly are used lightly to ground this experience.
On me; medinum sillage, lastingpower very good.

Apr
12
2010
Cyndyava
Cyndyava

In 2000, I would stop at Barneys downtown on my way home from work just to smell this one. I loved it then...I would fantasize that this would be the only bottle of perfume on my beautiful cherrywood dresser. However, I will never, ever, ever, be a one perfume only kinda girl...So, I decided I'd leave the fantasy alone. Now, I never see this one. I guess I could find it online if I really wanted it. I remember it being lovely, unisex.

Mar
31
2010
redenvelope1
redenvelope1

Helmut Lang Eau de Parfum is one of my favorite goto parfums - perfect for a quaint evening out because of its subtle but lasting drydown scent thats sexy and powdery that's not in anyway offensive. This does remind you of baby powder but I think it has a sprinkle of edge to it elusively airing more towards cedar and sandlewood. NITTY-GRITTY: Last 10+ hour,for anyone, similar to philosophy scent family.

Feb
12
2010
LadyJedi
LadyJedi

On my skin this one is more on the masculine side. I cannot detect the sweetness of vanilla I expected. The opening is rather green and herbal but the drydown is more agreeable. I consider myself an oriental-vanilla kinda girl but this is definitely not my cup of tea.

Dec
21
2009
allexa27
allexa27

lavender start,but great ,powdery,wram base .it really smells like expensive sweet baby powder.:)

Nov
18
2009
TheBritishEccentric
TheBritishEccentric

Helmut Lang smells like babies bums when they have been bathed and powdered with Johnsons baby powder! Soft, powdery, delicious and edible!! A very feminine fragrance, I did not realise it was for men!!!

Jul
27
2009
c_donna
c_donna

A nicely balanced fragrance that's warm, slightly woody and wears close to the skin. It's marked as a male scent but can be worn by both sexes. The vanilla note becomes prominent during the dry down. Overall, a pleasant scent that is not loud or harsh and is perfect for those moments when you want to cozily invite someone in a little closer. [NB: This review is for the EDP; Fragrance recently discontinued in U.S.]

Nov
10
2008

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