Over the last couple of years I’ve managed to pick up a couple of gift sets (cologne and dusting powder) of the original Revlon Moondrops. This has always been one of my favourites since the 1970s .. I have a bottle of the prism version which I have to say I love, but my vintage stuff I save for special occasions.. I’m not great at picking out notes but I can say this perfume is just dreamy beautiful and so feminine. We sadly live in an age of sickly sweet perfumes that all smell pretty much the same, Moondrops is very similar to Estée Lauders Estée, it was probably copied and mass produced at a time when women didn’t just treat themselves to a bottle of posh perfume (I certainly couldn’t afford to) .. for anyone who hasn’t tried this perfume I can only urge you to do so, it is stunning.
Other than that it is actually similar to Estée, not completely though, but I guess it is a similar type of scent. Yet Estée and Very Estée are much better done and much better quality. There`s more sandalwood and carnation here, which makes the scent feel a bit more dated, and Estée has honey and lily which makes it more round and sweet. I mean I find both Estée and Very Estée timeless and appealing, this one smells like room-spray or air freshener according to my hubby, rather than a perfume: I guess it`s because of the scent being watered down also.
Overhyped? I certainly don’t get anything like Barbara Herman raved about! No sandalwood at all, big fat bummer.
Moon Drops by Revlon is a Floral Woody Musk fragrance for women. The fragrance features aldehydes, rose, carnation, ylang-ylang, musk, sandalwood, vetiver and amber.
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I will say, I love aldehydes- this has a makeup powder soapy vibe.
Well, I got a vintage from eBay, and some of the aldehydes have gone sour. When those burn off, all I’m left with is more aldehydes. I don’t smell anything else, and then it’s gone.
I love vintage perfumes, and I’m on a cheapie-drugstore kick. Picked this up for $10. And it’s the Prism version.
My next day tissue test is a very pleasing, light woody/powdery floral with a creamy sort of incense! I love it now! This dries down fast, which is good, but the lovely soft drydown lasts ALL night on a tissue test, so long lasting! Smells like the color mauve to me. But it does smell old fashioned. I buy vintage scents for that reason, so it’s a good thing.
Moon Drops by Revlon is a Floral Woody Musk fragrance for women. The fragrance features aldehydes, rose, carnation, ylang-ylang, musk, sandalwood, vetiv…