Product Reviews by WentworthRoth

Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Oriza L. Legrand - Foin Fraîchement Coupé

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Apr/25/2014

Notes: angelique, star anise, mint, clover, new mown hay, clary sage, white musk, soapwort and ivy.

Opens with a blend of hay, anise and creamy white musk. The scent is very nice, perfectly balanced between herbal/aromatic and powdery/creamy notes. The composition is rather linear and is built on the fluctuating interplay of the notes I mentioned before. The fragrance's charming …
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Fragrances - Parfumerie Generale - Gardenia Grand Soir

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Apr/25/2014

Notes: gardenia, sandalwood.

Opens with a crisp, aromatic green note. The namesake gardenia accord is barely perceptible, relegated to the background. A salty citrus note joins the green top notes, pushing the floral accord further back. I think gardenia's function is to anchor the top notes to the skin and to balance their bite with its restrained sweetness. Gardenia Grand Soir …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Byredo - Inflorescence

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Mar/23/2014

Notes: rose, pink freesia; magnolia, lily of the valley; jasmine.

Opens with a watery blend of green and floral notes. The accord is sweet (rose) and fresh (freesia) the perfect opening for a spring/summer fragrance. However, much to my surprise the scent gradually takes a turn into a sweeter, denser territory: once the top notes vanish I see a magnolia-enhanced lily of the …
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Fragrances - Atelier Cologne - Sous le Toit de Paris

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Oct/22/2013

Notes: neroli, bergamot, bitter orange; violet leaf, geranium, vetiver; tonka bean, musk and leather.

Opens with a wonderful violet note - similar to the one found in Balenciaga Paris, but not as artificial and loud. A mentholated green note and bright bergamot frame the flower. The fragrance is very light and fresh, but sadly not stable at all. After only a few minutes the violet …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Honore des Pres Vamp a NY

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Oct/22/2013

Notes: tuberose, rum, vanilla, benzoin, tolu balsam and peru balsam.

I see an odd blend of tuberose, caramel and mint camphor. Vamp a New York is creamy, fruity, flowery, salty, spicy, candied and synthetic all at once. It is absolutely sweeter than Frederic Malle’s Carnal Flower, but far less teeth-rotting than Tubereuse Couture by Parfumerie Generale. Just like Tubereuse Couture …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Nasomatto- Silver Musk

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Oct/22/2013

Notes: musk.

Opens with a wonderful musk accord that combines floral, citrusy and spicy touches. Although the fragrance is fairly linear I see a clean woodsy musk replacing the sweetish floral musk from the mid-development onwards. A gorgeous grown-up scent.

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan

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Oct/22/2013

Notes: vegetal musk, costus, labdanum, ambergris, vanilla, patchouli, ambrette seeds and rose.

Opens with a heady blend of musk and ambrette seed. Dewy rose, animalic ambergris and smooth vanilla enhance the musky core accord and create a warm and sophisticated fur impression with shimmering honeyed and soapy facets. Patchouli and various resins add a dark vibrato to the scent’s …
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Fragrances - GUERLAIN - Rose Nacree du Desert

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Oct/22/2013

Notes: rose, saffron, cardamom, agarwood, benzoin, patchouli and myrrh.

Opens with a classic rose and aoud blend, but this time it is pleasantly saffron-less (or so it seems) and therefore not at all headache-inducing. The aoud accord is dry and smooth with touches of subtly-spiced leather and caramelized hazelnuts which is why I am reminded of a better, more balanced version of …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Terry de Gunzburg - Reve Opulent

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Oct/22/2013

Notes: mandarin, plum, peach, jasmine, gardenia, rose; musk, vanilla.

Opens with a rich gardenia accord interwoven with jasmine and citrus notes. The result is an airy gardenia scent with unusual fresh and fruity touches. Once the fruity top notes and the gardenia accord have vanished jasmine dominates the composition. Rose, vanilla and musk enhance the white flower note and extend its …
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Fragrances - TOM FORD - Oud Wood

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Oct/22/2013

Notes: Notes: cardamom, rosewood, pepper; aoud, sandalwood, vetiver; amber, tonka bean and vanilla.

Opens with a sweetish resin note layered over a thin spices-and-woods accord. What I see is rather lacklustre, but thankfully the notes begin to bloom on my skin soon enough and my patience is rewarded by a pleasant woodsy-resinous scent perfect for colder days. Truth be told I see …
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