Product Reviews by BasiaS

Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Parfums MDCI - FK3 Enlevement au Serail

5.0
Created with Sketch.
fromBasiaS

Feb/06/2009

This is an amazing, skanky white floral with hints of sweet apricot on top and a rich, earthy-woody base. Along with Invasion Barbare, this is my very favorite of the MDCI line. The frangrance has a very strong indolic jasmine note but eventually it quiets down to a rich, creamy patch-vetiver base with hints of leather. This classic composition reminds me of the glorious fragrances from the 50s; …Read more

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?


Fragrances - PENHALIGON'S - Elixir

5.0
Created with Sketch.
fromBasiaS

Jan/23/2009

This fragrance deserves a lot better than a 2.0 average rating!!! Elixir is quite beautiful, and I think it's great for both men and women. The rose blends beautifully with the cedary, smoky base, and the peppery/spicy middle. I also LOVE the 'eucalyptus steam' note on top, which really keeps the spicy/peppery notes in check. For those weary of any minty notes, do not let this …Read more

6 of 6 people found this helpful. Did you?


Fragrances - Strange Invisible Perfumes - L'Invisible

5.0
Created with Sketch.
fromBasiaS

Nov/22/2008

I've been quite obsessed with some of the SIP fragrances that BH carries, and this one has become one of my favorites. L'Invisible is a beautiful, womany fragrance, complex and warm, with a touch of the old-school European elegance that I love. I know these fragrances cost a lot, but their quality justifies the price - at least for me.

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?


Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Lostmarc'h - Ael-Mat

4.0
Created with Sketch.
fromBasiaS

Aug/18/2008

Yet another charmer from this wonderful French perfume company! It smells of the jasmine I used to enjoy so much on California beaches, but this jasmine is much softer, and the scent of the sea is more foreceful. Ael-Mat is not a conventionally beautiful fragrance, but it is pretty, just a bit exotic, and best of all - intriguing.

Is this review helpful?


Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Lostmarc'h - Din-Dan

5.0
Created with Sketch.
fromBasiaS

Aug/18/2008

This uncomplicated little summer scent is kind of perfect in its own way - a burst of fresh lemon is tempered by a soft, fresh mint note and delicious, sweet peach. It dries down to a lovely lemon-vanilla musk that stays close to the skin. Din-Dan is unexpectedly charming, and it makes me think of the best days of my childhood.

4 of 4 people found this helpful. Did you?


Fragrances - Parfums De Nicolai - Balle de Match

4.0
Created with Sketch.
fromBasiaS

May/15/2008

Terrific, bracing lime-incense scent with a strong peppery edge. PdN has a terrific way with their citrus fragrances, as they are all unique and sometimes surprising. Nice for both men and women.

Is this review helpful?


Fragrances - Parfums De Nicolai - vanille tonka

4.0
Created with Sketch.
fromBasiaS

May/15/2008

An unusual take on vanilla, VT is a combination of rich vanilla and ambery tonka mixed in with resinous incense that is tinged with citrus. This is one vanilla you don't want to eat, and in my book, that's a good thing. There is a strong lime note in the beginning that quickly dissipates to reveal a warm, ambery middle and a lovely, bright incense note. Nice!

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?


Fragrances - Parfums De Nicolai - Eau D ete

4.0
Created with Sketch.
fromBasiaS

May/15/2008

Nice, light citrus-jasmine scent with a lovely orange note and a hint of cinnamon. Like all PdN fragrances it's a terrific, well-balanced blend and a must for anyone who loves light summery fragrances. Decently priced, too!

Is this review helpful?


Fragrances - Parfums De Nicolai - Cococabana

3.0
Created with Sketch.
fromBasiaS

May/15/2008

What a great tropical scent for those who like their scents a bit more complex and less shrill than so many of those pikake/tuberose/jasmine perfume oils on the market today! Cococabana starts off with a bitter orange twist over a luscious coconut note, mingled with tuberose, and a rich, amber-tonka note in the base that's present in so many PdN scents. It's a bit too strong for me …Read more

Is this review helpful?


Fragrances - Parfums De Nicolai - Maharanih

5.0
Created with Sketch.
fromBasiaS

May/15/2008

This scent is absolutely terrific! It's one of PdN's most aromatic scents, blended to perfection with citrus, herbal and woody notes, plus a smidge of tea with honey. A must for anyone craving a complex, earthy scent (I must get my bottle before fall comes around!).

2 of 2 people found this helpful. Did you?