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Fragrances -Sonoma Scent Studio -Ambre Noir

on 5/31/2018 4:25:00 PM

I have a 34 ml bottle for swap, 2/3 full! Email me if you are interested! Thank you!

Fragrances -Sonoma Scent Studio -Winter Woods

on 5/31/2018 4:24:00 PM

I have a 34 ml bottle for swap, 2/3 full! You can send me a mail if you are interested!

Fragrances -Sonoma Scent Studio -Voile de Violette

on 7/1/2017 5:44:00 AM

More like Voile de Paint Thinner, on the opening salvo.

Turns into Voile de Pulp Truck, complete with diesel fumes and wet sawdust.

Settles into something that smells like khus khus.

Nary a whiff of violet in this thing.

....commences to scrub.......

Fragrances -Sonoma Scent Studio -Velvet Rose

I love a good rose perfume. I know to a lot of people they might smell a little old-fashioned, but there's just something about a simple, juicy rose that puts a smile on my face.

Velvet Rose is a great example of a rose soliflore. It smells fresh and vibrant, like a natural blooming rose rather than something you might find in a soap or body wash. It has reasonable staying power and silage, but isn't overwhelming even in warm weather. As usual, Laurie Erickson does a fine job.

Now, my only complaint (and the reason I selected 'no' to the purchase again question) is because Sonoma Scent Studio no longer ships outside the US. Therefore, I would have to use parcel forwarding in order to purchase it, which significantly increases the cost. And while Velvet Rose is lovely, it's not unique or special enough for me to warrant all the hassle of trying to purchase it. So, I'll be finding my rose scents at places that are a little more accessible for me outside the US (Australia and Canada).

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Fragrances -Sonoma Scent Studio -Femme Jolie

I wasn't sure what to expect with Femme Jolie. Fruity florals are not really my thing and I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with peach notes. But the addition of the spices is what drew me to this scent. I've had a sample sitting in my 'sample box' for far too long, so I brought it out recently to try.

Official scent notes are: Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Plum, Peach, Orange blossom, Violet, Cedar, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Musk.

Femme Jolie opens with a beautiful 'dusky plum' note. There's a hint of the spice (mostly clove with a touch of cinnamon) and lovely, rich fruit. It reminds me of a more refined mulled wine - warm, comforting and slightly festive. It's interesting without being weird, and in the opening is all about the fruit.

As the scent wears on, the spices recede and it becomes softer and more floral. I get a nice mixture of the woods and violet, with that delicious plum note still lingering. The peach doesn't really make much of a showing on my skin, which is probably a good thing.

If all fruity florals were as well-balanced and elegant as this, I might enjoy that sub-genre more. If there's one thing SSS knows how to do, it's creating a balanced fragrance.
There are no harsh lines in Femme Jolie, it's soft and round and comforting. It also fades nicely and melts into a creamy musk and wood scent with a touch of vanilla.

I believe this scent has been discontinued, which makes me sad because there's a chance I may have bought a full bottle. So I have marked 'would not buy again' because while I enjoy it a lot, I wouldn't pay a premium to find a bottle of it now that it's no longer available.

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