reminds me of dubbin (its used to clean and protect saddles and shoes). the orange is fairly obvious to me, but i am senstive to orange. beneath that is a soft weighty waxiness like, like.... dubbin. the character of the scent is quiet, elegant but approachable, warm, classic.
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - Premier Figuier
marymary 1/24/2003 4:59:00 AM
where did my fig go?
the SA at the guerlain store on the champs elysee gave me sample of this, and during my stay in paris i wore it every day and loved it. i bought a bottle to take home with me and hardly wore it again! probably best worn in paris, in the springtime, as you wonder along the seine. i absolutely agree with victoria, its such an easily-remembered scent that theres almost no need to actually wear it. having said all that, im thinking of revisiting my neglected bottle. there must be something about it for me to have worn it so devotedly while i was in paris. (days later) i like it! now that i know the sweet honey note is mimosa i appreciate it much more. i used to think of it as 'bubblegum' but mimosa sounds so much better.
i find the opening quite crisp, then i smell indole, which i just cant get past. the price is unwarranted, especially when compared to joy which is just glorious.
in EDT i found this sharp and grassy, but it may have been an old bottle. in EDP, its fruitier and softer, the grass note is more mellow. i wish it was longer lasting and stronger but that might make it a different scent altogether.
i should like this but i dont. i think its the burnt tyre smell referred to before. i prefer tea for two for my spicy tea.
i love oriental, heady scents but sometimes i crave something fresher and lighter. this is a tea fragrance, lemony with a distinctive bitter orange note. its well put together, not sharp and lasts a good few hours.
cute pkg - silver tetrapack embossed with cows, dinky milkchurn-style bottle with rubber lid. fragrance itself is like cold milk. has a slightly dry quality to it, not sticky as such fragrances can be. a little musky in the drydown. fraid it does smell synthetic to me, but i purchased it as a fun scent, so im quite happy with that. LATER: yuk, horrible. i dont even like milk
Fragrances -Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Perfumes - Secrete Datura
marymary 12/31/2002 6:38:00 AM
i must be completely missing the point of this fragrance. to me its like a coconut and vanilla soap for kids. weeks later: a complete u-turn! when i first sniffed this it reminded me off all the drugstore bath products that try in a rather hamfisted way to capture the scent of the tropics, which put me off this scent. however, this fragrance really does capture the scent of the tropics. its the scent of tropical flowers brought to you on a warm breeze - soft, airy, slightly coconutty. its also a longlasting scent, always a bonus!
think serge lutens rose de nuit minus the 'nuit'. its rosey, a little weighty but without the spice and amber of rose de nuit. lush and fresh.
i like this - its fairly rich and a little heady, which i prefer to sweety gardenia/tuberose scents like jean paul gaultier's. the base is warm, which i always like. i think its more of a winter than summer scent. its not as loud as fracas. quite oldfashioned.
the first time i tried this it made me feel sick, but i was smoking at the time so any tobacco-like scent was going to remind me of how BAD smoking makes me feel. now that ive been clean for a month i tried it again and liked it much better. its an antique leatherbound book, a sweet cigar, the afterglow of fine cognac. an intensely rich scent to me, heavy on base note though there is a green top note which lasts about twenty minutes. this fragrance is like shalimar's partner in crime. i see them out together, in the roaring twenties, kicking up a storm.
a lingering top note of coconut, with an undercurrent of creamy, full-fat milk, hints of chocolate - not dark, bitter chocolate but swiss milk chocolate. a subtle tropical, green note lifts this fragrance out of the 'teenage foody' category. it doesn't have the jarring sweetness i often detect in coconutty/foody scents if i were to describe it in one word i would say 'smooth'.
my overall impression of this: a longlasting top layer of blackcurrant/blackberry against a very sophisticated backdrop, the components of which i am unable to identify. this backdrop adds weight to the fruitiness, so that this isnt just another teenage-style fruity fragrance. its like the bodyshop dewberry for grownups.
soft, a little musky, very powdery and inoffensive UNLESS you have an aversion to babies. as discussed with kerr,this smells like the freshly-shampooed head of a baby. im not adverse to babies and quite like this scent. its one of the few that ive used up before it went off.