Waterford Lismore ~ new perfume

Waterford Lismore fragrance

Waterford has launched Lismore, a perfume for women "that fills the heart with all the joy and love and laughter that befit the most romantic perfume in the world".

Lismore was developed by perfumer Harry Fremont, and features notes of water lily, freesia, ylang-ylang, Bulgarian rose, mandarin, carnation, peony, jasmine, vanilla, woods, musk and violet.

Waterford Lismore is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum; the bottles are packaged with a silver ring that can be used to convert the bottle to a bud vase after the perfume has been used and it's empty. It can be found now at Bloomingdales; look for matching body products to debut in September. (quote via waterfordparfum, additional information via wwd)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    You know, for a company that manufactures crystal, that is one boring bottle.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I was hoping this would be up for review. I haven't had a chance to smell it in real life, yet, but the scent strip from the magazine was quite pretty, IMO. Not innovative or exciting, but pretty.

    I love the Lismore pattern from Waterford, and a perfume bottle that becomes a Lismore bud vase is going to be hard to resist for me! (I'm an even bigger crystal junkie than I am juice junkie…)

  3. Anonymous says:

    I think the bottle is beautiful in it's simplicity. Nothig too fancy, nothing overdone about it. It is just as simple as a spring flower, delicate and beautiful. I am not a fan of “romantic” perfumes but it just sounds so beautiful!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I love the idea of being able to reuse fragrance bottles; imagine wearing a fragrance while also accumulating enough little bud vases to scatter blooms throughout a house, or give them away as gifts. Hopefully the scent will make this idea worthwhile.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I got a sample of this and was fairly disappointed. There is nothing unique, interesting or even particularly pretty about it. I will give it another shot but it is pretty blah.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I'm afraid I'm not up on my Waterford — isn't that the “standard” Lismore pattern? I don't love cut crystal in any case.

  7. Anonymous says:

    If you are a huge crystal junkie, you might as well buy it, LOL…go to the Waterford website (link above) and you can see what it looks like as a bud vase (with the silver ring on the neck).

    I have only smelled it very quickly on paper, but I think you're right on target: pretty, not exciting or innovative. IIRC, it is rather “fresh” in the opening so I'm probably not going to love it, but will review it if I come by a sample.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like that bottle is going to sell :-)

  9. Anonymous says:

    I also think it's a great idea — especially for all the HUGE bottles.

  10. Anonymous says:

    It did not wow me on paper either, but guessing it is pleasant enough to sell, & many people will just buy it for the name or because they love the Lismore pattern.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I saw it in the ad, and I can feel myself being sucked into the Vortex of Impulse Purchasing as we speak…. whoosh!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Yes, that is the Lismore pattern.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Yes, It does sound somewhat Straightforwardly Floral, pretty and Romantic, But those for me are all wonderful things! Love Freesia, Jasmine, Ylang, Waterlily, Bulgarian Rose, Mandarin and Peony, all are Very Beautiful essences, and this seems like a distallation of their Beauty into something Pure Simple and Pretty! the Bottle seems to evoke this theme by being just So Magically Simple and Radiant, No Bells, No Whistles, No Baubles, Beads or Bangles, Just Class and Elegance! It's A Rare treat to find something like this when so much goes into trying to make Fragance so Opulently Over the Top nowadays. But i feel i am going to fall Passionately in love with this scent when i smell it and hope it fulfills the expectations i have of it!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Yes, but will you ever empty a huge bottle? ;-)

  15. Anonymous says:

    Any fragrance that claims to be “The World's Most ______ Perfume” really needs to be amazing to live up to it's name. This could pass as the worlds most boring perfume.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Is that bottle already on its way to you?

  17. Anonymous says:

    True, that's another problem! But even the 100 ml is not going to make a vase I'd use very often.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Now I'm dying to know — since you so frequently think you will love a new fragrance — are you usually right, or are you usually disappointed when you actually smell it?

  19. Anonymous says:

    It's not an exciting fragrance by any means.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Unfortunately… Yes! :-) When i read the essences in a fragrance on a website or on a place like this… i kinda get a olfactory picture in my head since i have literally smelled Hundreds of Fragrances, i have some small ability to extrapolate what those essences when described might smell like together… just like i recently within the last 2 days smelled Jessica Simpson's Fancy… and it smells like a Cookie, a Flowery Sweet Spicy Cookie, but a cookie nonetheless which i kinda expected and already knew it wouldn't be very Transportive, Scent-wise (and t isn't! It REALLY ISN'T!) I was also quite correct about Feerie by Van Cleef and Arpels. I do love it so! but My Mother doesn't like it, which i knew she wouldn't!

    so to answer your question, yes i am usually very happy when i smell something and am usually not far off in my initial feeling of what the scent may be from it's description! And anyway, i am just a fragrance Addict! I like most fragrances because they all have something to say, whether i will wear it or not or whether anyone i know will wear it or not. Some are bad (Sean John Anyone??? CK Flankers???? ANYONE???) but most are really actually pretty damned good, i just don't think most give the scent much of a chance if it doesn't feature this specific note or that! and are somewhat limited in the range of what they find… Stimulating or Attractive. I Love Scent so much i like to delve into the scent and find the place in that scent where something magical, Even it's a brief moment, Happens!

  21. Anonymous says:

    I would have to agree with your “unfortunately”, LOL…because if you like that many scents it must be hard not to drain your wallet! I'm lucky, I like only a very small percentage of what I try.

  22. Anonymous says:

    I am constantly amazed at what I think will smell “pretty” and it smells likes something I've smelled a million times. I think this scent could be unique depending on what they play up. I alas, a romantic woody floral gal either think it's too floral with no umph, or eek! where did they hide the flowers?

    I believe in simplicity also, I like Chevrefeuille and other soliflores. I like complexity too-but I feel some fragrances try so hard to be different that they just smell…yucky, springs to mind.

    You like what you like when you smell it. Its whats makes the fragrance world go round. Viva la difference!

  23. Anonymous says:

    well. as extensive as my fragrance collecton is…i'd be broke half a thousand times over if i splurged on every fragrance i smelled and liked. usually i just collect samples ad give them a try every now and again until it is advantageous wallet-wise for me to purchase the fragrance! which if i don't hurry i'll miss out on my new favorite… Jo Malone's Dark Amber and Ginger Lily which redefines AWESOME!

  24. Anonymous says:

    that's the bottle for femme de rochas! slightly modified, but the same basic mae west shape.

  25. Anonymous says:

    I can't say I'm enthused about the notes, but sure like the bottle. I like having a pretty bottle on my dresser. And, using it for another frag is a great idea!

  26. Anonymous says:

    I like that JM too. I heard it's already sold out in some stores — hope they'll add it to the regular line!

  27. Anonymous says:

    Alotofscents, agree, and there are many very simple scents that I adore (Chevrefeuille included).

  28. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like you need one too :-)

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