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3.0
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Nov/03/2011

For the cost of this line, I expect more. This is probably my least favorite thus far, and smells of screechy powder and plastic. The stillage does have a resemblance to Shalimar, which I do not enjoy either. On my skin it is flat and chemical. I give it two lippies for the sillage, which is more passable than actual skin scent. Edited to increase to a 3: As this dried down, it did become a …Read more

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Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesBlue



5.0
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Nov/08/2010

I didn't know this was by Maurice Roucel when I bought it, but wasn't surprised to discover it later--M. Roucel's magic always draws me in. On me, Labdanum opens with a creamy amber richness and dries down to a vanilla floral powder that reminds me just a bit of Shalimar. It's sexy in a warm cuddling by the winter fire sort of way--for me, a real comfort scent. Delicious! The …Read more

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About reviewer (30 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBlond, Other, Other

EyesHazel


5.0
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Nov/06/2010

Love this scent. It's expensive, but I only wear it on special occasions. It's very, very sexy and strong. I smell myself (inadvertently) constantly when I wear this. For some this fragrance is very overpowering so I would advise not to wear it in professional or small-room situations. It's a very comforting scent, perfect when you want to feel sexy not for someone else, but for …Read more

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About reviewer (54 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Other, Not Sure

HairBrown, Other, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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Aug/25/2010

A rich, slightly green resin. Warm and slightly powdery in a texture way, not powder as a scent. Almost opoponax in the light warm powder edge. Very nice.

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Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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Jul/12/2010

The first 30 minutes after initial application, this perfume smelled on me, like cat pee. Like urine... but covered up with powderiness. However, the second time I tried it, the initial smell was just pure vintage powdery, like the opening of Shalimar or Chanel no. 22. The opening actually smells wonderful today.

The mid-notes open up into quite a beautiful, comforting …
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About reviewer (255 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Other, Warm

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


3.0
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Jun/30/2010

I smell a warm, dusty, faintly sweet vanilla, powder, and . . . cabbage, unfortunately. The "cabbage accord" is, I think, how my mind registers the profusion of powder (and there's quite a bit), but I still can't always separate the vegetable from the scent. I like this on my skin at times--sometimes it does read as fairly spicy, sweet, and sexy skin scent, and other times I …Read more

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About reviewer (295 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinDry, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Curly, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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Jul/15/2009

Maurice Roucel is a genius, and though I don't think that Labdanum 18 is his best fragrance, I do think it's a great example of how awesome he is.
Yes, this fragrance has some similarities to Musc Ravageur ... but not so many that I would automatically always think of them together, or consider one of them to be just another version of the other. If MR was too daring for you, or if …
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About reviewer (382 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen


4.0
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May/29/2009

This is my first experience w/ LL. I have this in the balm and perfume. I really enjoy this! On me it is very similar to H. Lang as noted by another reviewer, but this is softer and a little more sweet. This is a great comforting skin scent for me with reasonable lasting power.

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About reviewer (40 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


2.0
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May/07/2009

The first couple minutes of this produced a lovely smoky resin-like/amber scent, but then that dies away and I'm left with a powdery...something, I've researched the scent and it's meant to be a powdery vanilla that I smell but for some reason the scent reminds me of cucumber and baby powder! It's nice and I keep sniffing my wrist but...let's see what drydown brings …Read more

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About reviewer (314 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesHazel


2.0
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Jan/06/2009

Labdanum 18 (formerly "Ciste 18")
I ordered this one mostly due to the review I had seen on YouTube. I was craving the Rose 31 for a couple of years now, but when I saw the review, I did not resist.
My Labdanum arrived in a small ($54) bottle marked with my first name, which, I admit, was pretty cool. It actually looked as though I had a prescription for it! Upon my first …
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About reviewer (22 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Other

EyesBlue