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Here's what other people are saying about Cara...
I hate to say that I don't want to smell like Play-doh. I kinda DO want to smell like Play doh. Maybe. Anyway, I was comforted to see I am not the only one that perceives that smell here. But I don't get vanilla or smoke or caramel. AND... it is gone really fast. So, points for something different than every other scent I've tried... however, it has to last more than 10 minutes and maybe... smell like something beyond clay no matter how nostalgic it may be.
By   - writer from Chicago on 2/6/2019
The most adult, warm, gentle, wafting delicious sweet caramel and vanilla aroma. One of my top five.
By   - slaving over a hot computer everyday from Upper Midwest on 2/6/2018
An exquisite fragrance. Like walking past a dessert table in a very expensive restaurant and breathing in all the lemon/vanilla flavoured desserts: lemon meringue pie, a lemon pound cake, a pavlova ... each more decadent than the last. The only problem I have with this fragrance is the staying power, it's not great. I have another scent by Farmacia - my favourite scent of all time: Vaniglia del Madagascar - and I easily get 12 hours out of that one.
By   - Nanny from Chicago on 5/14/2017
Not even Play-Doh smells as play-doh-ey as this. Astounded by all the positive reviews mentioning other notes. (What other notes?) Dang.
By   -  from from Atlanta on 2/7/2017
This. Is. It. I have been searching for over 15 years for a duplicate of the Body Shop's original vanilla perfume oil. The one from 1996-1998. I literally have maybe 10 drops of my last vial of it left, hoarded and worn for super special occasions. I swear I have tried every vanilla on the market by now, and none were quite right. Enter Cara. Got a sample vial, applied, sniffed. Froze. Sniffed more. I legit almost cried, people. I cannot tell you how amazed and happy I was. This is my vanilla. Warm, sugar cookie-ish, with an almost Play-Doh note. I put one of my few remaining drops on to check. And yes, we have a match. I ordered a full bottle immediately and may order another few to hoard.
By   - Streamer from Florida on 1/4/2017
and also mint on the top. Beautiful!
By   - student from Seattle on 6/7/2016
This is my favourite perfume! Even when the exchange rate is awful, I will ensure I have enough pennies to constantly have this scent in my possession. Men, women, kids and dogs love this perfume. I once had a small child I was carrying lick my neck in their sleep because they were dreaming of ice cream. I get told that I smell like: cookies, cake, donuts, marshmallows, ice cream You will make friends everywhere you go wearing this perfume, but especially elevators. You've been warned!
By   - Awesome AP Clerk from Vancouver, BC on 5/4/2016
I love gourmand scents... specifically sweet ones. On me, Cara doesn't smell sweet. It just smells smoky.
By   - Procrastinator from Alpharetta on 2/9/2016
I gave this perfume every possible chance, because I wanted to like it so badly. But alas, it is straight up Play-Doh in my skin. Nothing but Play-Doh. Which, of course, isn't gag worthy by any means. But also not something I aspire to. Pass.
By   - Writer from Austin on 9/23/2015
My kids love when I wear this... It's so unlike my usual clean, spring-like favorites & perfect for fall & winter. Cozy, sugary almonds & cookies - a little sharp at first but the dry down is heaven. My only disappointment is it doesn't seem to last long on me (but most fragrances do not)-- buying myself a full bottle after sampling for a month now.
By   - from New York metro area on 11/17/2014
I was wearing Cara the other day and someone walked into my house and said "Have you been baking cookies?". About an hour later, someone else walked into my house and said, "Have you been baking cookies?". Once it finally dawned on all of us that it was my perfume, we all agreed that it smelled delicious, and everyone wanted to know what it was. Based on the above, I can also state that sillage is great. Cara is just lovely, sweet, cozy, and very appealing to others. Personally, I love it.
By   - from Houston on 2/22/2013
I like it, don't love it. I smell only almonds too. Plus it's way too light and fades so fast. I dumped a bunch on me 15 minutes ago and can't smell anything now, nothing. To me, Chia is much better.
By   - Bartender from Bay Area on 4/11/2012
All I smell is almond. I like almond, but I don't love it, and this one fades quickly on me. If you really like almond scents, try this one.
By   - from Bay Area on 3/9/2012
Soft and pretty. Cherry, marzipan, almond, and marshmallow are all in this fragrance, so on paper I would love it. Unfortunately, everything comes together to smell like a Cabbage Patch doll. I can't get over that association or the artificial note attached, so three stars it is.
By  on 12/15/2011
I found myself closing my eyes and leaning into the Cara on my arm. Smell l towards almonds rather than playdoh. For me, softer and more comforting than Lea.
By   - from Austin on 10/30/2011
Cara takes me back to my childhood in Europe. The tiny pots of paste we used sparingly ar our desks in elementry school in Paris - scented so delicatly of almond. The Mozart chocolates in our Christmas stockings, the matzipan on new years. All these delicate scents wrapped into a perfume that is delicate, soft, and precious. But not too feminine. The way a memory should smell.
By   - business from Riverside, IL on 10/19/2011
This is a very airy, light, and pretty scent. Good for hot or cold climates. I smell cherry play-doh but it's actually kind of nice. It isn't spot on play-doh but it's similar for sure. Don't know why I get a lot of cherry smell since there doesn't seem to be any cherry note in here... One major turn off for me is that I don't find it lasts long enough. Maybe only an hour or two on my skin. It also wears close to the skin which could be good for certain people but I almost find it too mellow and soft to think about buying a full bottle. I adore almond and vanilla scents and want to like this but on me it's just not up to par compared to other scent in the same category. But I do like it much better than Chia.
By   - from Montreal on 10/3/2011
I did catch the elusive "something" in this fragrance - I think someone referred to that John Travolta film 'Michael' where the angel smells of something wonderful baking. But it was 99% overwhelmed (and that is saying something in a perfume that's this wispy and fleeting) by the play-doh aroma. Disappointingly nostalgic and linear.
By   - Writer/Producer from NYC on 10/3/2011
Wow, I didn't think it was possible but it really does smell like vanilla wafers and playdoh! Maybe good if you are nostalgic for pre-school. Scent is quite faint. I was looking for a grown up Pink Sugar but I'll pass on this one.
By  on 9/9/2011
P.S. In Anne Rice's Witches series, a scent is described that occurs whenever the character Lasher comes around. This could be that scent... like something good baking, but you can't put your finger on what it is. Yummy!
By   - jewelry designer on 7/8/2011
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