58% would repurchase
on 6/17/2018 8:43:00 PM
More reviews by Asphodel9
angeliques sous la pluie is one of my favourite perfumes to wear in the dead of summer. Today it is 32 degrees outside (90 Fahrenheit) and I splashed a good dose of it on before stepping outside in the summer heat. The initial spray is a cold citrus (more lime than lemon) before it settles into a soft lime with hints of pepper, powder, and musk. I adore this perfume and always look forward to pulling it out for the summer months.
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on 5/25/2018 12:56:00 AM
More reviews by FrenchToast
Fresh, Tart Orange Peel and Little ElseI have fallen in love with a couple of Malle Fragrances, much to my wallet's chagrin, but Noir Epices is not one of them. I mainly detect nothing but very fresh, tart orange peel or rind just as if I had begun to peel a fresh orange. This citrus note dominates the entire composition for me from top to bottom. I like orange, but I prefer it a bit sweeter than this, and I prefer it not be the dominant note throughout. This is too much tart orange rind for me. Perhaps if the spice notes were warmer and more pronounced, I would like this fragrance more, but they are barely there at all.There is not much more I can say about this fragrance. Projection, sillage, and longevity are average. It is as unisex as is orange juice. This might be a good fragrance to wear to the club for brunch and perhaps a bit of tennis later in the afternoon, but one could achieve much the same result simply by stuffing some orange rind into one's cleavage.Fragrance: 3.5/10Sillage: 5/10Projection: 5/10Longevity: 4.5/10
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on 3/24/2018 9:13:00 PM
More reviews by DianeL
Top notes: streamlined lilac; cucumberBase notes: white musk; cedarPrice $180.00 for50 ml / 1.7 fl. oz. and 260.00. for 100 ml / 3.4 fl. oz.Description from the website:A whiff of lilac. In the spring, when women slip on their cotton dresses and warm their skin in the sun, a soft breeze, full with the scent of budding lilacs, sweeps across the countryside. A breath of cucumber absolute in a streamlined lilac accord gives the perfume an airy freshness, while the scent of a woman’s skin is bound up in wheat, cedar and white musk. Created by Olivia Giacobetti in 2000. I continue to be let down by Frederic Malle's fragrances. Every one I have ever owned i have never repurchased. When first applied the scent is of pure, lovely lilac to me. Unfortunately, that fades fast, after about 10 minutes then the cucumber kicks in and ruins it. The lilac does not become fresher and crisper in the presence of the cucumber. After a while the lilac starts to weaken and the scent becomes mostly sharp green with a touch of flowers in it. Very poor sillage. After 30 minutes or so, I have to rub my nose on my skin to get a whiff of it. If you want sillage you better be prepared to douse yourself in it and at this price, not something most will want to do. It practically disappears to nothing within 2-3 hours and the lilac is about totally gone after 30 minutes on me. It's a pretty fragrance, not cloying but certainly nothing to rave about either, not for me. It's not a scrubber but I don't find it pleasant at all after the first 15 minutes or so when the burst of initial lilac is gone. It turns into a watery cucumber with a tiny hint of lilac and not a good lilac at this point. A musty, almost aquatic green. This is a pass for me. But get a sample, use it all, see what you think. Everyone's skin and nose are different so it may smell different on you and your nose may detect lilac late in the game, but I doubt it.
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on 2/11/2018 8:30:00 PM
More reviews by AnnieT303
I've only purchased the small samples off of eBay due to the retail pricing on this, and I absolutely LOVE this fragrance.... I can't describe the notes - but I know what I like and this is soooo yummy! It's a potent fragrance that lasts on my skin for many hours, which is a bit unusual for me, and this just has a kick that is deliciously...... intoxicating and inviting! I find this Carnal Flower, as well as the Nasomatto Narcotic Venus absolutely compelling!Since I can't describe notes, here's an idea of some other fragrances I like: Elie Saab (I have the lotion and it is beautiful!), Mac Turquatic, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, Chloe, and the Jo Malone fragrances like English Oak & Redcurrant, and Wood Sage & Sea Salt. Also like Azuree Soleil.
on 1/14/2018 11:58:00 PM
More reviews by Aimbl
Really a 3.5 as I am not really a floral person. Green, fresh bright lily. I didn’t think this was particularly marine or oceanic, but it’s been a while since I’ve worn anything with saline notes. Nor did I think this was particularly spicy. No vanilla dry down like Lutens Un Lys.
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