Great rose, but definitely some soapiness in it. Otherwise, it would have had a four.
Beautiful red rose that has a little something else going on, but definitely all about the red rose. The topnotes were interesting and not too fruity. They're definitely gone by the time the heart is reached with the rose. Notes: topnotes: bergamot, black currant and litchi; middle notes are jasmine, geranium and rose; base notes are musk, virginia cedar and white honey.
It opens with some citrus but then becomes an ultra-realistic red rose. Beautiful, but kinda simplistic. I think I'd rather have a vase of these flowers than wear it.
This review is for the urn parfum from Paris. It's beautiful. It is a smoothed-out green fragrance of being outdoors; it has the stunning Caron base. I would love to have a decant of this. None of the floral notes stood out, and the citrus was discernable only in the very beginning. Notes: lemon, grapefruit, bergamot, rose, orange, jasmine, orchid, thyme, patchouli, myrrh, cedar, sandalwood, musk, and oakmoss.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - profumo.it (Abdes Salaam Attar) - Tcharas
debrsl 12/20/2012 1:01:00 PM
Castoreum and civet strong on the opening, followed by patchouli and then incense with the animalic notes going to undertone. Unisex and very dry. A floral note barely peeks out once in a while, making it interesting, but not a floral fragrance. Notes: civet, castoreum, resins and flowery essences. Overall, a great dry incense with very interesting side notes for something besides a linear experience.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - profumo.it (Abdes Salaam Attar) - Tawaf
debrsl 12/19/2012 2:28:00 PM
This is jasmine overload. It starts out with a funky note to it (I had to wonder mushrooms, but perhaps it's just the indoles from jasmine). When that dissipates, it's a straight-up jasmine. Not indolic, not overly sweet, true. Supposedly there's rose in there, but I didn't detect any. I did smell the oppoponax in the far dry down; it was very good.
Has the character of a fine vintage fragrance. Impressive!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - The Different Company - Tokyo Bloom
debrsl 12/16/2012 4:03:00 PM
Very green; however, none of the bitterness I sometimes get with galbanum. What was really interesting was that it cleared nasal congestion so that I could breath. I'll probably buy a feature just for that. Before I noticed that, I was thinking that it bore some resemblence to a stronger Bel Respiro, but more green and not as sweet. The drydown is a lovely combo of gaiac, amber, musk. Soft, warm, cuddly. Notes: Dandelion, Jasmine, Galbanum, basil, cassis
This is so gorgeous. It opens with a burst of powder aldehydes. They're retro and, true, powder, but so well done! And then it goes into a floral heart of utter class, sophistication and femininity. It dries into a sweet, warm, peru balsam heart. The persistent on the latter was amazing. 24 hrs+. This came out in the 20's; available at TPC in decants for those who are curious. Well worth the sniff, particularly if you like scents that feature powder, vintage floral hearts or warm, longlasting drydowns.
There's a period of time in the beginning when the violets are just too much, but once that settles down, this is a beautiful violet-wood fragrance, perfectly balanced and blended.
Sadly, I couldn't get past the extremely sweet pineapple in the beginning. It was really intense on me.
Very pretty white floral, predominantly gardenia but not totally. Dewey, feminine; not sultry and no overtones of indoles, mushrooms, cheese, etc. The Perfumed Court lists notes of jasmine, gardenia, orange blossom, and tuberose, heart notes of clove, sage, pimiento, and base notes of musk, patchouli, sandalwood, and vetiver. I really don't get anything except white floral.
Lovely, soft, feminine fragrance. It opens with lemon-tinged camelia that morphs into a camelia-magnolia mixed. I never smelled plum. Basenotes are grounding and deepening nicely. Notes per Luckyscent: white tea leaves, Umé plum, camellia petals, magnolia, woods, amber
Wonderful pine and incense. Absolutely no turpentine or Pine Sol. This doesn't make you feel like you're in a small room with a large, fresh Christmas Tree either....as some pine fragrances have done in the past. It's more refined and airy than that. Had to take a lippie off for weakness, in terms of both sillage and persistence.
I'm getting soft, creamy, wood, but wow. Like zero sillage. Obviously, I'd need to use more or this is indeed a wood for summertime wear.