So beautiful it nearly made me faint. On first spray, it smells like vodka, but then on the skin it fades into a slightly woody, creamy, sweaty-yet-delicate scent. It reminds me of the character Willow from the 1973 Wicker Man movie.
This review is for the vintage version: Be gone evil one! Your sharp green knives shall assault my nasal passages no longer. (I go into the bathroom and attempt to wash it off) Tenacious green beast...glaring green eyes of jealousy bottled. You will let me smell of no other scent but you! (I hold up my fingers in the sign of the cross).
This is what this fragrance evokes--a lightly sweaty, elegant woman bicycling down a Parisian street. There are street vendors with bread and delicate flowers waving to the woman on the bike. Very uplifting and reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. Too bad this one doesn't work with my chemistry. Within a half hour it's almost completely gone and all I can smell is the faint breath of a sweaty, crushed rose bud.
This was what I was hoping Ormonde Jayne Woman would be. Sycomore is as fresh and foreboding as an unexplored evergreen forest. Really, really like this one.
Fragrances -Etat Libre D'Orange - Putain des Palaces
AntFarm 6/9/2010 7:08:00 PM
I really wish this one was raunchy on me. All I smelled was pleasant but boring face powder mixed with white, dusty baking flour. Where is the putain? All I got was the palaces. EDIT: I am wearing this today and it is sexy, but in a classy, feminine way. I guess the name of the fragrance is what put me off because it made me expect something that wasn't delivered by the product.
Like all L'Artisans on my skin, this one was an hour of something interesting and wonderful that quickly faded into nothingness. So I'll review the first hour--this went on my skin smelling like rain on a summer sidewalk. It smelled both cool and hot at the same time. I could almost see the steam from the rain rising up off the sidewalk--giving some relief to a hot and humid summer's day. I wish this one would have lasted longer. L'Artisans always depress me with their interesting scents that don't last. It's such a tease.
Sadly, this is one of my least favorite fragrances out of the several that I have sampled. It goes on overpowering and cheap-smelling. It made me want to cough all day long. I cannot pick out any individual notes, but I do get a strong whiff of rubbing alcohol. It smelled very "perfumey" like something that would be easy to find at any shopping mall. This just wasn't special or "provocative" in the slightest.
I like this one very much, but I'm not sure I love it. It's very unique and has distinctive character. I am a fan of Vivienne Westwood's fashion and scents. To me, Libertine smells like a woman who has just taken a shower, and then went into an Indian restaurant. I like its hip edginess, but when all the spices are gone, this one turns soapy on my skin. This review is for the EDT.
I don't normally like rose fragrances, but this one is an unconventional beauty. On my skin it starts off with a kick of spice and roses, then it morphs into a creamy-salty rose. Very unique and creative. It smells expensive. This was what I was hoping Andy Tauer's Incense Rose would be. Definitely recommend this one!
Jasmagina! I wouldn't wear this one in pubic. Oops, I meant to say "public." However, I do enjoy the novelty of this scent and its strangeness is addictive.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Parfums Delrae- Amoureuse
AntFarm 5/8/2010 1:44:00 PM
Very lovely and spirited. It's a girl-next-door kind of pretty, yet subtly sensual fragrance with a whole lot of white florals and a little bit of honey to skank it up in the drydown. The honey, while not sweet, prevents it from smelling like every other floral. I'm not a fan of white florals, so I can't stomach this. But I do appreciate its composition.
Upon initial application I get a blast of cedar with something slightly sweet in the background. It smells like my father, who works as an arborist and loves cream cheese danishes. I was hoping for all the caramel, hazelnut, smoky gourmand yumminess because I normally like gourmands, but this was just all woods and sweet powder on my skin. I would definitely say this is a likable fragrance, but this is not something I would purchase, or contribute to the hype of.
Woodstock in a bottle. Both the muddy Woodstock of '99, and the hippie one of '69. At first it starts out extremely soil-ly like you just dug out of your own grave and are now covered in fresh earth. Then it transforms into the kind of patchouli that you'd find paired with a tye-dyed t-shirt. Not my thing really, but I can imagine this suiting someone else--a modern day Janis Joplin or Jimi Hendrix.
Very uneventful fragrance for such a cool brand concept (Odin, Nordic God), and scent name (Nomad). I love the bottle design and the two crows that represent "Mind" and "Memory". So genius--a scent based on Nordic myth with a dark image! But therein lies the pretension because this scent is miles away from mythic darkness. Odin 01 Nomad smells like a watered down version of something that could have been interesting. There is a citrusy, powdery, almost nutty scent in the beginning with a slight tinge of something earthy, which fades away as soon as the fragrance dries. Smells like something I'd find in Macy's. The only nomad I envision in relation to this fragrance is a person walking around the mall. Please, if you're going to go for a cold, dark brand image...then you better deliver. It's like marketing Hanson as a Norwegian metal band.
The EDT of Shalimar smells like a cheap mess on my skin, although it was intended, and is regarded, as a masterpiece by many people. Initially, I get a whiff of lemon and kitty litter. When it dries down I get a strong powdery scent with a little bit of cat litter in the background. When I sampled this I got the mental image of a grey tabby cat wearing a bonnet and wire-framed glasses selling lemonade out of its litter box. Why does my chemistry always sour up the classics. (Sigh)