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on 1/4/2015 3:26:00 PM
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Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Cotillion caught my eye because I have been reading a bunch of reviews regarding the fact that older budget fragrances have more quality raw ingredient than the high end niche perfumers today. I have been particularly interested in Persian Wood and Cotillion because of the scarcity of sandalwood. Cotillion is described as soft, sweet, spicy oriental with a powder finish, and I would agree with that. Sweeter and slightly spicier than Persian Wood. No strong pungency from carnation compared to EL Spellbound, mitsouko extrait, or floris malmaison. Cotillion is softly rounded in the same way as vintage Caron Poivre, but far quieter and less spicy. I used to be a big fan of Serge Lutens (and own over 15 SL full bottles). Cotillion is softer and far less throat scratching than something like fourreau noire or fumerie turque, or FM musc ravageur or vintage Guerlain le heure bleue. However, those who don't like soft powder scents may want to steer clear. Not as blatantly oriental as Shalimar or opium. Not quite as unisex as Persian wood or even To a Wild Rose, but if you would consider wearing a feminine Guerlain, Lutens or Malle, then cotillion is a possibility. It could be worn either in the office or at night. My bottle does not appear to be light damaged, but it's very probable that it's become softer with age. When buying avon vintage perfume on line, I recommend buying bottles that have been stored in their boxes as there will be less chance of degradation from light.
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