Ayala Moriel • L'Herbe Rouge • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Strangely, I can't wear Jicky, but I can wear this. I rather love this one, and while it lasts a bit better than the other Ayala scents I've sampled, I have to complain about the price and longevity. These are the single-most expensive fragrances I have ever tried. You pay more for a 1/8oz bottle ( and they are little gems of bottles) than you do for 3oz of another scent. As I said, this one lasts an acceptable length of time, but it just so muckin' expensive I shrink from committing to a 'full' bottle. Four lippies for love and one off for price. Seriously ridiculous. As for the fragrance, see the below review: purplebird's got it right, it's a walk in a late summer field, hay, herbs and all.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Move over, Jicky. I'm going to get into trouble for saying this, but I prefer this to Jicky. Admittedly, I am not comparing them side-by-side, nor am I claiming that they smell alike. I love Jicky, but I hate what commercialism has done to vintage formulas. The "dumbing down" of artistic creation takes the form of satisfying regulations, increasing profits, and catering to mass markets. L'Herbe Rouge and Jicky are both lemon-lavender-hay-amber fougeres. Whereas one has undergone centuries of adjustments, the other is a new, all-natural, handmade fragrance. L'Herbe Rouge smells zingier, more spirited, more alive. It is full of grasses, hay absolute, lemongrass, lavendar, even vetiver, plus red carnation. This results in a three-dimensional aroma that is the hallmark of quality ingredients. Itr isn't creamy or leathery like Jicky, but it sure takes you outdoors. At first, it smells of lemon, but it changes slowly and surely until I wondered if I had accidentally applied it over something else--something deeper, sweeter, woodier.
The grasses are rustling in the dry wind. A haystack dries to sweetness in the sun. The herbs are crushed underfoot. A meadowlark sings on a fencepost. It is late summer, and you are outside. The different notes move around, unlike a "wall of fragrance" that signifies cheap perfume. This is listed as a men's fragrance but, like Jicky, that should not deter women from wearing it.