Sunday, October 31, 2010

DelRae Debut

Doesn't like my skin at all. Top/middle notes are sharp and dirty. It's a beautidul perfume but nor my cup of tea( which happens to have a beautiful soft anise scent right now).

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Profumum Fiore d'ambra

Synthetic MKK. Hints of the dirty that I so hated in Lutens'. Without MKK's honesty. Doesn't smell all that bad on my skin but for the imbecility of the concept: 2/10

Profumum- Alba

Luca Turin: " This emetically vile composition smells like a cross between Tia Maria and floor cleaner. "
On mah skin: not that bad a floral. It's one rather subdued sweet floral I should say. Sweet floral = tamed sandalwood. My skin loves it and it reminds me a bit of ambra di venezia. A bottle is out of the question unless it comes for 30 bucks or so. 240? Not in this lifetime.
6/10 (6 rather than 7 because of the price)

Odin Nomad

Pretty nice, wonder what will this develop into...hey where did it go??!! I must be anosmic to most of the middle and base notes of this perfume...
2 ( for cheekyness)

Fleur de Comores

Luckyscent says "deep and edgy", not "frothy, beachy". A somewhat complex fruit salad perfume, but no more than a fruit salad. I'm sure it would be great on the beach for that matter.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

BPAL Ayzen Myoo AlSHairan

Yuzu, kaki, and mikan with cherry blossom and black tea.
Another sweet one, interestingly enough, well done

clove, peach and orange with cinnamon, patchouli and dark incense notes.
not bad, perhaps a bit too much cinnamon, there's nothing dark about that, it starts off nicely but then it's a discordant mess

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

DSH - Mahjoun

Bad testing day today.
Top notes of Mahjoun hit me as just the most annoying iodine note.Or some other hospital note that unearthed unpleasant memories. It should be "bitter almond, cardamom, cherry blossom, lavender, lemon and orange"....right. After a few minutes now it's starting to show some ambery notes but I just can't stand the beginning to consider waiting for anything after that. And the damn iodine note is still there anyway.

L'artisan parfumeur Fleur de Liane

green green green Wouldn't wear, can't say I like.

Maitresse AP

Not entirely forgetable, not necessary to mention either. Bottle is pretty, wouldn't mind it for office scent.

Monday, August 30, 2010

MDCI Enlevement au Serail.

I'm thinking of this as a variant of Mitsouko and need to investigate differences as well as look into layering Mitsouko with something like a Jasmine attar or essential oil and see if that would do the trick. 200 somefin is a lot of money and &drooling for those 600 $ bottles may cause too much of a dent in finances.

geisha nobara-cha

Rose tea?
Top notes are rather acidic/alcoholic. even though this is oil...It does remind one a lot of Tea Rose . Can't say I'm lemming for the juice but the bottles sure are pretty.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Lavender D Karan vs Yves Rocher

The first whif of DK is Lavender, the actual scent of the flower as if encapsulated. Just the lavender without the herbal smell or other scents distracting. It settles in a pleasant but somewhat forgetable floral wherein the lavender leaves center stage. Will have to layer with stronger bases.
The YR is is light sweeter lavender. Settles into somewhat sweet and plasticky ...something with only a vague reminder of the lavender.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Houbigant - Bois Dormant.

Quite gorgeous! Can't remeber the top notes but after a few minutes of development I got a surprising dose of elegand wood, reminiscent of Bois des Isles. It seems to have settled in a gentle, cozy tone. Would love to have bottles and bottles of this.

La Labo Oud 27

Very metallic oud. An interesting exercise but wouldn't be crazy about wearing it a lot.