Thursday, April 07, 2011

Moschino Cheap & Chic

I don't get it.

The whole "Cheap & Chic" concept, especially as the name of a perfume. Who wants to smell like something cheap? Then having Olive Oyl, of all cartoon characters, as the image and bottle for this Moschino perfume. I sort of like original Moschino from 1987 with its big and flashy personality. Chip & Chic is trying to be anything but.

Moschino Cheap & Chic is one of those timid floral musks that try to win hearts by having a fresh top notes that promise they're clean and you can bring them home to momma. It also smells, indeed, cheap, and like plastic. It gets better, though, with a soft heart of a peachy rose that almost smells real. In the end, Moschino Cheap & Chic is a light musky floral of the laundry detergent variety. It's harmless, but seriously, Moschino should know better, at least for Olive Oyl's sake.

Notes: lemon, mandarin, peach, coriander, rose, cyclamen, freesia, musk, cedar.

Moschino Cheap & Chic can be found from every discounter under the sun, usually under $30.

Perfume ads from 1997 and 2001 from


  1. I love and wear the original Moschino, from way back when, I love the tonka/vanilla/patchouli combo. I just didn't "get" any of their following scents. Very screechy to me.

  2. Even though I rather like the Olive Oyl bottle and realise the name is a reflection of his ready to wear diffuse line (and meant to be playful, cheap doesn't have the same "bad" connotations for a foreigner and the brand is Italian), the scent is found lacking: the musk is bitter and doesn't sit well and I usually love musks of several different varieties.

  3. How do they think these things up?

  4. Sorry, i loveeee this perfume! I've used bottles and bottles of it. But sadly i've never find in discount. I wish to find some day! But i love your reviews!


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