Fragrances -Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Perfumes - Soir dOrient
LavenderSword 9/16/2007 5:12:00 PM
Thanks to a kind, generous, lovely lady I finally got to try this after hearing so much about it and yearning to test it for years, LOL! Itís the most gorgeous, soft, wearable leather scent ever! I feel like a million bucks in it. Itís soooo hard to find but a little goes a long way and a dab lasts for several hours on me. My favorite leather ever!!!
Why? Why, why, why do I even try these things? Okay, because I liked the name. This thing has notes? I thought it was just liquid vinyl.
Read a story once about a woman who got away with murder while wearing Diorissimo. Of course she did, who would suspect a murderess would wear Diorissimo? Very feminine, floral, suitable for all occasions, no matter how nice or naughty.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Pink Manhattan Purrfume
LavenderSword 2/6/2007 4:20:00 PM
This is just some terribly sweet and heavy artificial fruity perfume oils that might have been okay if theyíd been blended with something to lighten them up. Itís like the New Age oils from the Ď90ís, when everybody was mixing oils together without knowledge of how the different fragrances worked when they were blended with each other.
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - La Chasse aux Papillons
LavenderSword 2/6/2007 4:04:00 PM
Really pretty, and who doesnít love butterflies? Reminds me of going to the country for the weekend. Well-made, could become a classic, but very light.
Heavy artificial almond extract with a melted acrylic base but thatís only the notes and doesn't begin to describe the smell. Itís absolutely horrid, like flesh thatís been burned with plastic. Iíd pay a lot of money to not have the memory of ever smelling this.
Iíve been hooked on this since I first sniffed it and am so glad itís become easily available here. Itís the essence of clean and dry with a base of cedar and musk. Itís woody and totally non-sweet and girly, but I donít find it too masculine.
Smells of everything all at once and nothing in particular. Like walking into a busy greasy spoon that hasnít been cleaned since it opened in 1955. And I think this company needs to ease up on the exciting new world of manipulated scent molecules and quit marketing their failed experiments.
I donít get Kublai Khanís camel, horse, or goat, just Kublai Khan himself. Itís not sweaty exactly, more like Ďheavily-perfumed fat man sitting around in an overheated haremí. I donít mind masculine (or animalistic) scents but itís too Old Fa--, I mean, Old Geezer, for me. There are probably worse smells but old KK is way down there on my list of people Iíd want to smell like.
I like this a lot, itís very masculine and rough for a while but I donít mind because I know the wait is going to be worth it, itís like slipping on a velvet cape on a cold night.
For some insane reason I put my hand on a tester when I was wandering through the cosmetics section. I just meant to sniff it, but some leaked on my fingers, where it stunk for the rest of the afternoon. Thereís no way the soap in the ladiesí room could get rid of it. Iím sure Krazy Glue is one of the base notes, I guess they thought they had to use something to get the plastic top notes to last. Sickening.
Fragrances -Frederic Malle - Angeliques sous la Pluie
LavenderSword 3/10/2006 12:54:00 PM
This is a cool and charming fragrance but I appreciate most of the Frederic Malles and am a big fan of his anyway. Itís green and earthy, and not too sweet. Lasts well on me.
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - Premier Figuier
LavenderSword 3/10/2006 12:50:00 PM
My mother gave me a bottle of Premier Figuier sheíd bought in Europe when it first came out. I wore it clubbing all the time and thought I was knockiní Ďem dead, which I probably was. Now it seems too heavy and fruity and not very wearable. I still like sniffing it in the privacy of my house.