booooom!!right in your face,no mercy... sticky sexy and gourmand almonds in ammaretto liqueur... amazingly gourmand,soft, maybe a bit over the top, but exquisite winter treat... sexy to the heaven and back....you can't go unnoticed with this one....
more expensive version of Clinique's Eau Dynamisante.... especially the 2009 les creations line.. not exciting nor special....herbal,patchouli combo for refreshing summertime... boringly unisex
a very very chanelesque perfume, but unfortunately didn't leave me breathless... this is very much Coeur de Vahine by CSP like, and this fruity aspect can be rather annoying for the nose once this perfume settles down.. it is a beautiful and correct aldehydic floral, with a very dry aspect of sandalwood...not dirty, not unpolite and not especially exciting either... it has some Rue Cambon dna,but Rue cambon lacks this fruitiness and goes in a completely another woody dimension which makes it more wearable and more fascinating for me.. I adore RC, and though they actually are a bit alike, 1932 is much more sustained,cheerfull and plain....I could even say - to polished and without that wow aspect for me... almost the safest Chanel out there (in Exclusifs line.....), and regretably not my cup of tea...
jasmine?? hm... this wonderful spring floral smells like the most amazing Lily of the valey scent, including the genious Diorissimo by Dior... I really can't detect any jasmine, just LOTV and hyacinth... anyway this stuff is crisp, wonderful,cold, a bit metallic but ueberfeminine spring nectar.. one of my favourites amongst all the fumes in AA line... (if you like Jacobs's splashes, this is definitely something for you....yes Gardenia, my eyes are on you now....)
I usually don't tend to spend a shitload of money for a perfume. and Opus I is not an exception...it is a very good and cosy LEATHER scent (for me at least), with woody character,subdued by the beautiful dance of tuberose,guaiac,cedar and sandalwood.rose ,jasmine, lotv,tonka are completely not noticeable to my nose, so I can't say this perfume is near chypre cathegory....it is more like woody/leathery/aromatic cream (like Bond No 9's Succes is a job...), that has a musky (but a gentle one) base.. this could easily be an unisex scent, and yeah-it really is wonderful and rich... but taken the price-won't go to my collection any time soon:))) 4/5 (EDIT: after couple of hours this expensive perfume turns to something inexpensive and very familliar- ROMA MEN by L.Biagiotti...not the way I want to smell;))
ok, first of all, when you write a review, pls. make sure you actually know how to spell the name of the perfume, k...? it is called MUKHALLAT.with 2 ''l''. I'm not surprised that people take this one as a joke from mr. Montale, but I don't. it is a good perfume with a very strong and prominent grape note (Isabella grape)...I can't say I dig the ''strawberry'' note 'cause I've tried lots of strawberry based perfumes, and only one ''strawberry'' reminds me of this one Montale has. and that is Yves Rocher strawberry lotion...it smells like wild (forest) strawberry without any sweet dimension, and soon it turns to strawberry/grape jam that actually smells quite good if you have the chemistry for it. I don't see any resemblance with chinese shops, fake strawberries or round chewis :)), maybe because I did't like to eat them at the time... all in all,this juice is pure delight with its almondy poisoned allure seasoned with thick grape jam...very deep and sexy scent...in the latest phase, it calls Gaultier's Gaultier 2 (cube) to mind...and other than that,it is a very unique and specific scent that isn't suitable for anyone... i like it and I'll keep liking it till I ran out of my 10 ml. I doubt I'd buy full bottle but I'm happy to have the oportunity to try it and appreciate its uniqueness:))
the thing is- anyone (imho), who says this perfume is a wreck, really doesn't have the nose for it...it is that simple.... i quite understand the utter disgust people spread on this review site over this one, but (as usual), I kinda ignore the reviews written in a very subjective and kinda degrading way, thiogh I absolutely understand a common disliker of TT.. on me TT is a gorgeous perfume, that screams JASMINE (just like other Lush monster-LUST), but there's so much going on, that (as with other Lush perfumes)I'm looking forward to ride the Gorilla rollercoaster of developing on my skin... a nuclear violet (just like the one in Stephen Jones's for CdG violet) emerges with a vulcanic, heated stems and vanilla cream...a weak but rich sandalwood and very prominent ylang-ylang... later I can smell some vetyver, but on a very low pitched stage.... surely there must be some jasmin here, ..or....?hm... after an hour, this becomes a very sexy,feminine scent,a very victorian violet...and it is creamy and beautiful indeed... me gusto mucho...
hell no! Coco is probably turning in her coffin from embarrasement for this one.. this is totaly lame, boring,fruity-patchouly combo not unlike Chanel Allure Sensuelle, but Sensuelle has some kind of aristocratic feeling to it, it definitely has the Chanel DNK,whereas this piece of c..p has zilch character,zilch feeling and nothing oriental whatsoever.. fruity concoction wrapped up in a beautiful bottle, isn't nearly worth the hype... this to me is like someone tried to analyze connection between a reputational name such as Chanel, beautiful bottle and awful liquid...so, if this is popular, people just don't know what a good perfume is..(sorry this is my opinion) I'm as objective as I can be! horrid experience... and, yeah, it is simillar to Coco, as Lagerfeld is to Brad Pitt...
!!samba de Janeiro....ta da da daaa-tata-taaa-da-daaaaaaaa!! caipirinha with beautiful sugary note,zesty citrusy lime and salty undertone that's it... wonderful!!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Sarah Horowitz perfumes- Chocolate Sunset
cocorocha 2/13/2013 4:21:00 AM
What a beautiful, ambery/musk perfume... when I first dabbed it on my hand, a generous waft of dark,mysterious chocolate immediately started to develop,and not much after-oudh... now, oudh isn't the component I'm specially fond of, because it has this dry,incensy,earthy,resinoid quality that has to be craftly composed, and usually most of the perfumes containing it-aren't pleasurable to my nose... I was affraid I'll end up with some of Montale's sick and twisted creation, but after some 30 minutes, Chocolate sunset changed its path and went completely ambery on me... Wery simmilar to AP Strip, but Strip tends to be very,very potent and amber is absolutely all I can smell... here it lingers between oudh, egyptian musk, patchouly, cholocolate, and makes this perfume a quiet little skin scent, not unlike EL Youth Dew Amber Nude... very beautiful creation,yet unfortunately not for me ,because though this amber is really wonderfully crafted here, I canot stand it even in the smallest pinch, so it has to go to my dear friend who's skin marvelouslly drinks up and exudes amber... all in all worth trying,but only if you really love the patch/amber/vanilla drydown which is beautiful and soft...
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Ramon Monegal Cuirelle
cocorocha 1/31/2013 9:04:00 AM
the closest ''mortal'' perfume to this one is PdE Equistrius,with a beautiful and uttery strong powdery and sweet iris root,becoming softer,creamier and a bit stronger to my nose as the time passes by... Cuirelle Notes Somali incense, Indonesian patchouli, bourbon vetiver, green cedar wood, cinnamon, extract of beeswax. these fellas are absolute dream team of my parfume favourites,where the sweet bourbon's embrace starts to wrap itself around a dry cedar tree,where patchouly oozes a very sensible and sensitive note of earthen power, where incense brings this summery composition to a whole another wintery level.... Cuirelle sounds to me like something made for women liking leather component...but it aint the case here...this is a soft whisper of leather, maybe it even doesn't exist here (not listed in notes),but I sense something reminding me of soft suede....chocolaty bourbon part is extremely flirtatious and on my skin I get the most of it... like I said to my dear friend who gave me a decant (love you Ivana)- this is very close to the character of a wonderful scent by Nez a Nez Marron Chic....same warmth, same feminine sweetenes, same old makeup smell... but Cuirelle lasts much,much longer and developing on me, starts to magically metamorphoses into a heavy,old scottish bourbon with incense... you will love it if you like sweet(but not powderpuffy) perfumes, chocolate/bourbon combo and Karleidoscope by K.Lagerfeld or/and Aquistrius... the thing about a ''hint of a violet'' that I've read on luckyscents review is absolutelly accurate...yes Equistrius has it too, as well as Karleidoscope.... very delicate mixture of woman's favourite candy, or a cake...just tried it couple of hours ago, but assuming men will drool like crazy over this one.... price is hefty,but it surely pays off IMHO
a shortes review ever- this smells like a love child of Lalique's Perles du Lalique(spicy,peppery rose) and PdE's Wazamba with it's bonfire, pine ,camphoric feeling... a wonderful perfume, totally colliding with it's name....
Fragrances -Dolce & Gabbana - Sicily eau de parfum
cocorocha 1/11/2013 8:09:00 AM
what a beautiful aldehyde!!! this is soft,powdery,sensual honeysuckle, that really reminds me of unripe banana skin....but it is so much more....Sicily is very cheerfull, I can't really say that the commercial with gorgeous Monica pinpointed the perfume's character, but it is extremely sexy in its own, sicilian way....this perfume is far from mainstream, boring, generic,or somewhat legere.... it has a joyful character due to the powderiness slightly resembling first lush and voluptious D&G (the one with the red cap)....but Sicily is far less dramatic and needy, and D&G is drama queen must have!!they are both amazingly feminine,beautiful, and creamy but without going in the gourmand category path.... Sillage is fantastic, it is very long living on me and it doesn't change much....and that is great,because it means I can still sense it after 8 hrs!!! nowadays it is a very hard perfume to find, but if you see it somewhere,give it a try.....honeysuckle honeyed gold,with shiny,sunny sprinkles of bergamot and aldehydes,heliotrope that gives a childlike sweeteness,sandalwood that gives it calm,sexy spine.... almost good enough to eat spread like a butter on a piece of toast<3 I love it, but I agree with the others-wear it in the cold weather, because it could be very nauseating during the summer or in hot ,humid weather... 8.5/10
one of the most interesting,unique,sweet and eccentric perfumes in the world! it couldn't be confused with anything else....ok, maaaaybe ETRO's Benessere Raving comes very close to this, but all in all the muted twin perfume brothers remind me of Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant...and not vice versa... sweet,oriental,politically incorect,brutally spiced,amazingly soft and with the most amazing drydown ever... has the same lush,rich and gorgeous character like Chinatown, but Chinatown is rather tame comparing to the God of oriental scents... I looove it to death... an absolute try!! 10/10....and going... (shame about Le Tigre...it was the same 1996 or 7 edition...and I remembered that Le Tigre smelled equally unique and amazing.....but in another spectrum....seems to me and according to the manufacturers, L'Elephant was THE winner,whereas Le Tigre was not demanded.....pitty!!)
Tinted Moisturizer -Unlisted Brand - Nassomato China White
cocorocha 1/3/2013 4:19:00 AM
...well it wasn't a love at first sight,but boy o boy, after I got it as a beautiful present from a dear dear friend, I gave it to my bf to try it out...and ended up sniffing him during the New Years celebration and actually SWEATING in pleasure of how good it was on him - I understood the point of this one.. Nassomato is a extremely heavy artillery perfume, and together with Duro, Narcotic Venus-the third perfume from this house that I had a privilege to try....I was always wondering,what the hell is in those small bottles that cost sooo bloody much and since I have a strange aversion towards very expensive perfumes, I never wanted to pick up the bottle of Nassomato perfume intentionally... until that day that I realized that in this case the price absolutely suited the feeling and lushness that it oozes!! this is s druggy kind of scent, I swear to you.I just couldn't stop sniffing my bf,after that sharp,initial blast of vetyver which was too butch for me and on my skin it smelled totally blah....but on a man's skin...like,omg!!! it starts off with the green sharp vetyver and woody note, soon to be transformed(ok, not so soon, cca. after an hour)to a beautiful and very powerful mixture od something foody and addictive.... since Nassomato doesn't reveal the notes in their perfumes, I was extatic to find out what was put in that strange and (may I say,ugly )bottle with a overdimensional wooden lid... but I could't....I really have no idea what's inside, but I know this, even if you've (like me) never ever tried heroin, you could get this olphactory dimension of pure carnal craving when smelling China White....so be carefull on who you'll be smelling it!! extraordinary,beyond interesting,over the top expensive and gorgeous MAN'S fragrance!!!