This is a nice cross between Cristalle (top notes) and Amouge Jubilation 25 (drydown). I haven't looked up the notes but I would classify it as a spicy citrus. It has more staying power than the average Goutal but is still a bit too fleeting for my taste. Otherwise, I would give it 5 stars.
It may be sleek but it doesn't come across as boring or generic to me. It's soft, well-rounded, floral with a touch of musk. It also has a slightly salty edge to it, which reminds me of summer afternoons on the beach. This is very much a skin scent: non challenging but not trivial.
It is one of those no brainer perfumes: you know the one you grab when you don't really want to think about what to wear. It's very cheerful but not boring. It's a good combination of soap and flowers with a hint of fruit. This is how I wanted Madison Soiree to smell.
This is one of the most unusual floral fragrances I have tried. The opening smells like daisies and dandelions, which is weird because they don't really smell that much in reality. Somehow, they managed to capture that fleeting smell and make it quite intense here. Then, it gets sweet but not unbearably so. The drydown is a strong musk. I can't really compare it to anything out there so it's fairly unique which may be a big plus nowadays.
I agree with Winterwheat's review below: It is similar to Red Door but not as strong and therefore a lot more wearable. If you are looking for a soft and slightly sweet floral scent which is easy to wear, this would be perfect.
I find this very similar to Comptoir Sud Pacifique's Matin Calin. It is less sweet and more complex but it has the same buttery cocoa feel to it.
L'Eau de Circe = Clive Christian X < Gucci Rush. Okay, I am a bit of a geek but what I'm trying to say here is that both L'Eau de Circe and X are subdued versions of Gucci Rush. I like them all but from a price perspective, I'll stick with Gucci Rush.
Those from the Middle East will know exactly what I am talking about when I say this smells like rose jam: deliciously sweet and very true to the essence of rose. Not particularly interesting.
This does not strike me as one of the more interesting PG creations but I love it just the same. It's a sparkling jasmine scent, which vaguely reminds me of L'Eau de Givenchy. Indolic jasmine haters: rest assured that the jasmine in this one is rather well behaved.
Fragrances -Parfumerie Generale - Un Crime Exotique
drvogue 4/8/2009 3:36:00 AM
This initially smells like a holiday potpourri with an overload of spices and sugar. It does calm down a bit as it dries down but the "Holiday Special" aspect still remains. It doesn't give me a lot of pleasure to agree with the "oh so witty" Guide (by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez) but I will have to do it for this one. They said "Candle Shop" and nailed it!
Fresh but still interesting and long-lasting floral. I got this because I like Tocade but I don't really see a lot of similarity. On the other hand, it vaguely reminds me of L'Artisan's La Chasse aux Papillons Extreme but much more floral and much less woody. It's an absolute steal for the price.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Badgley Mischka Couture
drvogue 4/2/2009 4:02:00 PM
I really like the previous 2 fragrances by the same duo so I had high hopes for this one. I was slightly disappointed. It just doesn't have the edge the previous ones did. The original is fruity, the Fleur de Nuit is tropical floral and this one could be classified as a floral oriental. I don't think it's as interesting as the other 2 and I would probably not buy a bottle. It's nicely done, still strong but more subdued than either. I smell the musk and woods more than anything else. The notes suggest a lot of fruit in the opening but I have trouble discerning anything in particular. I guess I was expecting more of a fruity blast, similar to the original BM, and it is definitely not there. Bottom Line: Perhaps if you thought the original was too fruity and loud and the fleur de nuit too floral; you might be happier with the Couture.
This is an ever changing scent. It starts with chocolate, then moves on to the patchouli, all the while carrying a stuffy library note or moldy wood house (both of which I actually like). The drydown is very masculine, like an aftershave; which is really weird because the reviewer below compared it to Angel. I am only giving it 3 stars because it is not wearable for me, just a bit too intense and weird.
This feels like a soft and powdery oriental so I would agree with the Shalimar comparisons. I can smell the banana and that ends up bothering me a bit towards the drydown with its extra sweetness. Still, it is a great perfume and there is definitely something feline about it. My beloved cat's fur used to smell something like this (Yes, I have nuzzled up close to her neck): powdery clean but also a bit musky.
This is one of the best gourmands I have ever tried. It smells candied but it's not sickly sweet. The iris is there but the coolness is balanced beautifully with the fruit and candy. Definitely unisex but in a very sexy way for all parties concerned.