Product Reviews by Wyrmiax

Fragrances - Annick Goutal - Eau du Sud

4.0
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Jul/09/2011

A lovely herbal/citrus chypre, but its performance on my skin is so hit-or-miss that I can't in good conscience give it a 5. At its best, after the sharp snap of bergamot and grapefruit, it takes on a wonderful gray-green, dusty quality. But it's just as likely to turn into an acidic poison-green sort of smell that reminds me of 7-Up. I realized I was actually becoming reluctant to …Read more

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Fragrances - Jo Malone - Lime Basil Mandarin

3.0
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Jun/09/2011

I love basil, and was hoping this would be similar to Eau du Sud. It isn't--it's very masculine to me, which is surprising, since it's sweeter than EdS, and I find EdS to be a "true" unisex, equally appropriate for men and women. LBM is like a fainter, less well-done version of Frederic Malle's Bigarade, which is again puzzling, because I love Bigarade and it …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Jovan - Woman

5.0
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May/07/2011

I'm a fan of chypres from way back, so when a Walgreen's ad offered to "find a fragrance to suit your personality!," this is the one I tested. Lots of patchouli and oakmoss in this one (maybe more moss than in some high-end scents these days!). Reminded me a lot of Paloma Picasso, and a little bit of Prada. If you like either of these, but don't want to pay …Read more

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Fragrances - Annick Goutal - Grand Amour

4.0
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Feb/27/2011

A lovely bouquet. What I noticed most was the wonderful hyacinth note. I'd definitely recommend this to any hyacinth-lovers out there.

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Fragrances - Annick Goutal - Un Matin d'Orage

2.0
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Feb/05/2011

The previous reviewer mentioned a cold zingy metallic note, and I got the same thing, except at the opening of the fragrance instead of at the end. I found it extremely irritating, in a dentist-drill sort of way. The fragrance quieted down a little bit as it developed, but was still an annoyingly high-pitched white floral. EDIT: Correction on that screechy opening note--it's more like …Read more

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Fragrances - Annick Goutal - Musc Nomade

5.0
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Feb/03/2011

Lovely pearly musk. My husband wrinkled his nose and said, "It smells not quite clean," but he says that about any musk other than the starchiest white ones. On the dirty-to-clean musk spectrum (with 5 being filthiest and 1 the most immaculate), I'd give this a 2.

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Fragrances - Annick Goutal - Encens Flamboyant

5.0
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Feb/03/2011

Magnificent. It does not make me think of church, but of the olibanum tree itself, and the arid landscape it grows in. The other notes are there merely to accentuate the frankincense. Rough, outdoorsy, exhilarating.

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Fragrances - Annick Goutal - Myrrhe Ardente

4.0
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Feb/03/2011

This is like "starter" myrrh--if someone wanted to know what myrrh smells like, I'd recommend this. A bit more resinous than Ambre Fetiche, but like AF, a little too heavy to suit me in the long run.

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Fragrances - Annick Goutal - Ambre Fetiche

4.0
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Feb/03/2011

A pleasant amber, if you like yours sweet, as I do. However, I eventually found it too heavy and rich to suit me. It's listed as unisex, but I can't imagine a man wearing this.

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