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27 reviews
25%
would repurchase
3.9/5
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5.0
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Jun/17/2012

I love this. Love it. It's just perfect for it's variety. A gorgeous, classy floral but not flowery summery scent with style. It has an Ormonde Jayne-y feel and I mean that in the best possible way. It smells like the kind of class and style exuded by a woman who knows herself and really, really likes herself. It comports itself with dignity and grace. I would have loved this on Kate …Read more

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fromqoo77

Sep/04/2010

I can't decide between boring or plain boring. This is floral water scent they put in cheap hair gels that sell by the barrel-full. Meh.

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Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone, Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Medium

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4.0
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Jul/10/2010

smaells like an extremely light version of route du the, but i love this. i lippie off for lack of longevity, the rest just beautiful- the box has the notes listed as - et vert de feuille, bergamote, orange, mandarine, rose, baies roses, castoreum, foin, musc...
i love this flavor.

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Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair, Cool

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4.0
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Oct/26/2009

In Perfumes: The Guide, Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez rarely give Jean-Claude Ellena's scents more than 4 stars, and, based on Osmanthus, I heartily agree with them. Ellena founded The Different Company so he could use the most prized ingredients in perfumery without some profit-conscious CEO setting limits on his art, but I ask, what's the point of using such precious ingredients if you …Read more

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Age44-55

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fromHawko

Sep/14/2009

Osmanthus is not a "rare" flower as described by the ads, they just want to hype people up to believe its something precious. This flower is abundant in China. I have 2 osmanthus plants, both waist high, they flowered 4 times a year at least. The flowers are the size of a grain of rice. I sat next to it while having my morning tea & enjoy the aroma.
Anyway, I found a local …
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Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Warm

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4.0
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Sep/03/2009

I don't get the bad rating (17% only to date?).
I mean these are quality perfumes....
It's a big floral, and smells very exotic. I learn that this fragrance was inspired to JC Ellena by a trip in China, where the very rare (and scarce) flower "Osmanthus Fragrans" was harvested and reduced to a concrete form for travelling to the West.
I can clearly see why it …
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Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Other, Fine

EyesGreen


2.0
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Sep/02/2009

It smells like TDC Bergamote, a pretty uninspiring scent, with Osmanthus added. So boring and so fleeting. It's just a tad more exciting than spraying air.

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4.0
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Jul/20/2008

It took me a while to get into this one -- it didn't immediately resonate with me. But now I really like it. Osmanthus is one of my favorite notes, and it's usually made to smell very fruity-floral and femme, but here it smells more like blossoms in a natural context, with notes of grassy hay and citrus. Definitely the most unisex osmanthus scent I've tried. It's very …Read more

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Age30-35

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4.0
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Jul/03/2008

Jean Claude Elléna’s Osmanthus for The Different Company sets the slightly-soapy apricot-peachiness of osmanthus flower in the center, and gilds it with a touch of citrus and a hint of pepper. The overall effect is of a ravishing sunlit beauty with a touch of reserve.

Elléna’s style is often remarked for its transparency, considered by some to be over-refinement and a certain …
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3.0
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Jul/01/2008

What a tease. This is so lovely, in a heart-breakingly celestial and pure way. Like many of Ellena's creations, this is sheer; very sheer. The top note is Ellena's signature bergamot, crisp, dry and citrus peel like. Then in rush the aldehydes, less peachy-apricoty than I would have hoped, and more like a very soft version of Rive Gauche. It reminds me of of the Ice Blue Secret …Read more

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Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Other, Other

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