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5.0
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7 months ago

Mmm, where do I start? Dorian is a gorgeous, well-balanced unisex perfume. When slathered on, the lemon takes precedence and melds beautifully with the more herbaceous fougère and pale musks (the traditionally masculine notes). As it dries, the sharpness tempers considerably, leaving a very subtle sugary scent with a base of rich black tea.

I can’t get over the delicate freshness of …
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Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair

HairRed

EyesBrown



5.0
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Jun/24/2017

I absolutely love Dorian, it is delicious and amazing, and I wear it quite often. To my nose, when I wear it, I get the tea and the citrus and a hint of the vanilla, but other people tell me that it smells straight-up like yummy vanilla cookies (which isn't a compliment I ever complain about.) This oil strikes the perfect balance between fresh and comforting, and when I am at a loss for …Read more

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About reviewer (564 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


3.0
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Dec/28/2015

I smell roses with pale musk and leaves. Very nice, but not getting much fougere. It dries down okay, but has a suggestion of kiddy cologne somehow, with some lily of the valley paleness to it. It's okay and well blended but not going to be a favorite for me.

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About reviewer (1714 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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Oct/19/2015

Keep in mind my bottle of Dorian is from like, 12 years ago.

I had a phase where I spent hundreds of dollars on BPAL scents -- and mind you, these were college dollars, meaning they were much more precious and hard to come by than my current situation. What can I say, I had a Livejournal.

Anyway, even though I had an obsession, if I was to be totally honest with myself and …
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About reviewer (538 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Olive, Not Sure

HairBlack, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


3.0
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Nov/12/2014

While I think this could work very well for men looking for a musky tea scent, but it's not for me.

Posted April 23, 2005 on BPAL.org
"Category: Tea/Vanilla
Rating: 2/5; Lovely, but too much sweet
Overall: I might have liked this blend if there wasn't so much sweetness. The lightness of the tea and musks is very pleasant and this is the only vanilla blend …
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About reviewer (296 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesHazel


1.0
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Aug/13/2014

Sweet vanilla aftershave. That's what i get.
Emphasis on the sweet. i don't understand the BPAL hype! Seriously

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About reviewer (118 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinVery Dry, Dark, Warm

HairBlack, Kinky, Fine

EyesBlack


1.0
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May/21/2012

Oh Dorian... I love antfarm's review of this! Like every other BPAL fragrance I have tried, this stinks. It doesn't matter that it doesn't smell like a hippie head shop, it still smells cheap and thoughtlessly thrown together. It's like a lemon cupcake and irish spring had a baby. Eck.. Another fail.

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About reviewer (5 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOther, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBlue


5.0
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Mar/10/2012

Dorian is magical. Some detractors and critics of BPAL say that all of their scents smell like a hippie-filled, patchouli-burning head shop right in the heart of Haight-Ashbury in SF in the sixties. To those people, I say: DORIAN. Dorian is light, delicious, beautiful, and there isn't a BO, play-doh, or resin stink to be found anywhere. Along with Snake Oil, Dorian is one of BPAL's top …Read more

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About reviewer (391 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairRed, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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fromGaijin

Jun/22/2010

Why did I wait so long to try Dorian? It's fantastic, one of my favorites from BPAL. Musky, lemony, vanilla, sweet yet a bit masculine. Big bottle purchase for sure. A very sexy scent.

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About reviewer (339 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


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Apr/06/2010

Smells of too-sweet lemon when it is still wet, but quickly transforms into a generic aerosol-like spray. It reminds me of the cheap toiletry kits they give you during long international flights.

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About reviewer (10 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Olive

HairBlack

EyesBrown