Sits very close to the skin and longevity is poor, I'm afraid. Something in it even reminds me of Chopard Casmir (maybe it's the fruit and benzoin? They are all very different BUT they all have a warm floral vanilla vibe, despite not sharing many other notes. In my opinion, Cinema is in the same family with frags like JPG Classique EDT, Givenchy Organza, Lancôme Poeme, etc.A very lucky blind buy indeed :) Such an elegant, warm and classy scent! Cinema is long-lasting scent, with moderate sillage. The white flowers rounded things out nicely, and I remember it being sexy but not too heavy. It's the heavy blast of cheap hairspray and mandarin that shouts her presence and gives a really Southern European balmy summer sexy feel, but the golden almondy floral heart reveals her strength of character.
;-) If associated with a movie, this perfume would be in Italian movie, scent of those sexy, over the top glamorous ladies, wearing luscious curls and red nail polish with flowery summer dresses.This is all creamy vanilla and taste of sparkling mandarin wine in your mouth. I got my red dress on tonight Dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight Done my hair up real big beauty queen style High heels off, I´m feeling alive /Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness/ Cinema is a glamorous scent for a red carpet event.It offers you a unique blend of smoky vanilla & sparkling oriental notes /candied orange peel, soft almond blossoms, mysterious scent of cyclamen & honey-sweet resins/.She says you have to have the height and the weight to be able to pull these off.
And while I admit that I would like to be in place where I can just borrow Elle from my mom, I would actually like to own Cinema. Though, i will give it a second chance due to good reviews here. I was gifted a small 1m L decant of this by a very generous friend and I adore it.
I blind bought this fragrance because of the glowing reviews.