Product Reviews by FrenchToast

Fragrances - Oscar de la Renta - Esprit de Oscar Eau de Parfum

3.0
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1 month ago

Top Notes: Sicilian Lemon, Cedrat
Heart Notes: Egyptian Jasmine, Orange Flower, Tuberose, Parma Violet, Iris
Base Notes: Heliotrope, Musk, Tonka Bean, Vetiver, Amber

This review is for the eau de parfum which is a warm, amber colour unlike the eau de toilet which is more yellow in colour.

Armfuls of Purple Flowers Laid on a Warm, Ambery Base
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Fragrances - Annick Goutal - Heure Exquise

5.0
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1 month ago

I cannot add much more to what other reviewers have said about this fragrance already. Heure Exquise is quite simply a drop dead gorgeous fragrance, and if I did not know better, I would be convinced that it is a legendary Guerlain creation. This is classic French perfumery at its finest as I have only known Guerlain to do it, and this is very high praise indeed coming from a Guerlain worshipper …Read more

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Fragrances - Lagerfeld - Chloe Narcisse Eau de Toilette

4.0
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1 month ago

(I would give this fragrance 4.5 stars if possible, and I definitely would repurchase it if I used up my bottle!)

Narcotic Narcisse

I have read many reviews of this fragrance, and the reviews seemed to suggest that it is either a love it or hate it fragrance. I am firmly in the LOVE IT! camp after blindly purchasing the EdT, which is as strong as many have suggested. Performance …
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Fragrances - Avon - Occur!

3.0
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4 months ago

Top Notes: Aldehydes, Bergamot, Cardamom, Coriander.

Heart Notes: Lily of the Valley, Carnation, Gardenia, Rose, Frankincense, Vetiver, Myrrh, Jasmine, Patchouli.

Base Notes: Amber, Leather, Honey, Coconut, Styrax, Moss, Musk, Castoreum, Vanilla, Civet.

I am not really sure how to categorise Occur! given the notes pyramid. It opens with a massive blast of aldehydes …
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Fragrances - Van Cleef & Arpels - Gardenia Petale Eau de Parfum

3.0
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7 months ago

I do not have too much to say about this fragrance other than that it is stunningly beautiful in the top notes. It is still nice in the dry down, but the main beauty lay in the too quickly faded top notes. It smells so fresh, realistic, and delicious, and it is actually quite sheer for this type of white floral, but the performance is poor.

Longevity, projection, and sillage leave …
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Fragrances - Elizabeth Taylor - Passion

1.0
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9 months ago

Passion is the second Elizabeth Taylor fragrance I have purchased. The first was Diamonds and Rubies in either an EdT or an EdP formulation. I do not recall exactly. It was a new bottle, and given the notes, I expected it to be a love or at least a strong like, but sadly, I must tell you dear readers that it smelt like hairspray to me and not good hairspray either.

I decided I …
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Fragrances - Ralph Lauren - Romance Eau de Parfum

1.0
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Sep/02/2018

Romance was a fragrance that I looked forward to testing because I love Ralph Lauren Safari and had reasonably high expectations for Romance, but Romance is definitely not another Safari. Where to begin?

I really do not enjoy giving any fragrance a negative review, but Romance is a very synthetic mishmash of notes that smell more like a very inexpensive floral-type air freshener than …
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Fragrances - Houbigant - Chantilly

4.0
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Jul/03/2018

Top Notes: Fruit, Lemon, Bergamot, Neroli.

Heart Notes: Spices, Carnation, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Orange Blossom, Rose.

Base Notes: Leather, Tonka Bean, Musk, Benzoin, Oak Moss, Vanilla, Sandalwood..

I recalled this fragrance from many, many years ago, but I could not recall how it smelt. I read a few reviews wherein the reviewers stated that is smelt like …
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Fragrances - CHANEL - Chance Eau Fraiche Eau de Toilette

3.0
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Jun/30/2018

Any time I order from Chanel, they always send me a couple of samples with my order. This was one of the samples I received. It has been sitting in my parfum cupboard with a ton of other samples for at least two years now. I want to try to use up a lot of my samples, so today after my bath, I chose Chance eau Fraiche as it seemed a good choice for this extremely hot weather.

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Iris Silver Mist

2.0
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Jun/29/2018

Some time ago I was gifted a bottle of Iris Silver Mist by a dear friend. I have had it in my parfum cupboard for months untouched. Tonight I was rummaging around trying to decide what to wear whence I accidentally tipped over the bottle, and it fell onto some clean towels I store in the cupboard. I thought, thank heavens it did not break! Then I thought, perhaps now is the time to finally …Read more

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