Parfumerie Generale

Parfumerie Generale


Overall rating
3.5
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50%
would repurchase
3.5
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Overall rating
50%
would repurchase

Recent Parfumerie Generale Reviews

Musc Maori
5.0
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2 years ago

Parfumerie Generale's Musc Maori is a truly luscious scent, but only suitable for the gourmand lover. Its dominant note is milk chocolate. A creamy, cocoa-rich pot of it. You can smell it clearly in the top notes and just as distinctly in the drydown, with no evolution in that particular note. What changes is its accoutrements. The top notes feature a sweet, milky citrus that I smell as lemon but others have noted seems more like orange to their noses. It brightens and lifts and cuts the candy element a bit. As the scent dries down, it warms a bit with a touch of tonka and a slight hint of wood notes. It is remarkably tenacious. I spritz once and it lasts a good 24 hours. It even clings to the skin after a shower.

Musc Maori
5.0
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2 years ago

Parfumerie Generale's Musc Maori is a truly luscious scent, but only suitable for the gourmand lover. Its dominant note is milk chocolate. A creamy, cocoa-rich pot of it. You can smell it clearly in the top notes and just as distinctly in the drydown, with no evolution in that particular note. What changes is its accoutrements. The top notes feature a sweet, milky citrus that I smell as lemon but others have noted seems more like orange to their noses. It brightens and lifts and cuts the candy element a bit. As the scent dries down, it warms a bit with a touch of tonka and a slight hint of wood notes. It is remarkably tenacious. I spritz once and it lasts a good 24 hours. It even clings to the skin after a shower.


Rework Collection - Arabian Horse 3.1

There is something in this that reminds me too much of Etat Libre's Charogne, and a "rotting carcass" is the last thing I want to be thinking about while also thinking about a horse. I suspect it has something to do with what was used for the leather or animalic notes. I can't wear it. I get absolutely zero of the listed topnotes. Perhaps my sample is old. Notes per Basenotes: Top Notes Wet grass, Sap, Wild flowers, Narcissus Heart Notes Leather, "horse's mane" accord Base notes Animalic musks, Cypriol, Woods, Amber, Labdanum

Rework Collection - Arabian Horse 3.1
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2 years ago

There is something in this that reminds me too much of Etat Libre's Charogne, and a "rotting carcass" is the last thing I want to be thinking about while also thinking about a horse. I suspect it has something to do with what was used for the leather or animalic notes. I can't wear it. I get absolutely zero of the listed topnotes. Perhaps my sample is old. Notes per Basenotes: Top Notes Wet grass, Sap, Wild flowers, Narcissus Heart Notes Leather, "horse's mane" accord Base notes Animalic musks, Cypriol, Woods, Amber, Labdanum

Aomassai
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4 years ago

Aomassai has a rather puzzling opening consisting of a bright bitter herbal accord; at this point I'd expect it to evolve as a classic chypre rather than a gourmand. 10-15' later an unusual fuzzy woodyness comes to join and that's what I guess must be the hazelnut accord. Still don't expect anything roasted - until the traces of incense kick in, that is! After that definitely gets warmer and cozier, somehow brings campfire logs to mind with just a hint of licorice. I love it when a fragrance goes to unexpected directions and surprises with its evolution. This one in particular keeps a constant flow between contrasting accords and textures going. The drydown is where the - non sticky - caramel smoothes things out taking the place of the remaining woody notes before fading as a spicy skin scent. Overall Aomassai is a lot less gourmand than I expected judging by the notes and more of an atmospheric mildly sweet woody scent with green opening. Still a very interesting one which I'm glad to have tried.

Aomassai
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4 years ago

Aomassai has a rather puzzling opening consisting of a bright bitter herbal accord; at this point I'd expect it to evolve as a classic chypre rather than a gourmand. 10-15' later an unusual fuzzy woodyness comes to join and that's what I guess must be the hazelnut accord. Still don't expect anything roasted - until the traces of incense kick in, that is! After that definitely gets warmer and cozier, somehow brings campfire logs to mind with just a hint of licorice. I love it when a fragrance goes to unexpected directions and surprises with its evolution. This one in particular keeps a constant flow between contrasting accords and textures going. The drydown is where the - non sticky - caramel smoothes things out taking the place of the remaining woody notes before fading as a spicy skin scent. Overall Aomassai is a lot less gourmand than I expected judging by the notes and more of an atmospheric mildly sweet woody scent with green opening. Still a very interesting one which I'm glad to have tried.