Product Reviews by amv10

Fragrances - Yves Saint Laurent - Paris

5.0
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fromamv10

Nov/20/2014

Floral fragrances and especially huge floral fragrances are at the very opposite of my fragrance range, considering my unchanged love of leather, smoke, amber, woods and dry spices notes (read Black, Knize Ten, Habanita, Histoire d'Eau and so on). I don't ever wear any properly floral perfume. And I don't like pink. ....Except for Paris! I cannot explain it at all but this …Read more

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Fragrances - Estée Lauder - Youth Dew Amber Nude

4.0
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fromamv10

Aug/06/2014

This is one of the cases where I just don't understand the reasons behind a decision to discontinue a fragrance. YDAN was such a beautiful more modern sister of YD that I really din't get it why this went out of production. it is one of the most well done ambers, without the sticky syrup and heavy notes that some ambers have and without being just plain amber either. It is a sparkling …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Mauboussin Histoire d 'eau

5.0
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fromamv10

Jan/20/2014

I discovered this fragrance in 2002 when it was released, and I still remember exactly the day, sunny, cold autumn day, which seemed to me to fit so well with all the notes. Since then, I get back to it regularly and make small stocks from fragrance.net every now and then, from fear of discontinuation (especially since even the sellers in the Mauboussin shops, which do carry their other …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Knize - Knize Ten

5.0
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fromamv10

Jan/19/2014

I will be short on this one: if you look for the ultimate leather fragrance, search no more. This is it. All the rest are just smaller sisters or brothers, or a full kindergarden of children. Especially Cuir Mauresque, which is almost the twin more shy sister, but less endowed with a soft note that makes Knize Ten more round, balanced and elegant overall (and wearable by women as well - as I tend …Read more

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Fragrances - Etat Libre D'Orange - Secretions Magnifiques

3.0
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fromamv10

Jan/19/2014

If it was to rate the innovation in the fragrance, I would have given it a 5. Totally stands out from anything else on the market, niche or not niche. But i can't say I like it or that I will wear it. On the other hand, I don't find either all the "animalic" notes that a lot of people seem to like, or dislike in this fragrance. When first reading the descriptions I would have …Read more

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Iris Silver Mist

5.0
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fromamv10

Jan/09/2014

Is this fragrance actually made to be worn? I still don't know the answer since I bought it some months ago (and I wear it on and off). Maybe I will not find the answer, as this fragrance is weird from beginning to the end (I mean, who wants to smell like an iris root roting in damp earth amongst some random patches of grass and metal scraps? ....me actually, from time to time). But is it …Read more

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Fragrances - Lavanila - vanilla grapefruit

3.0
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fromamv10

Dec/02/2013

This is one of the nicest feel-good fragrances. On one hand you have the real perfurmes, with all their complexity and sofistication and on the other hand you have these nice fragrances which, without pretending to be equal to their more complex sisters, actually beat some of them on many counts. I can name a very long list of latest commercial releases by big houses which are so much boring …Read more

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Fragrances - CHANEL - No.19 Eau de Parfum

4.0
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fromamv10

Jun/25/2013

With No. 19 anybody enters the area of serious perfumery. The green, dry, yet immediately recognisable iris opening is one of the best top notes that are out there and its evolution into the middle and bottom notes is one of the more harmonious and seamless in transition that I ever experienced. Similar to only a very few, and different from the rest of the other perfurmes, I can never say about …Read more

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Fragrances - Roger & Gallet - Fleur de Figuier

4.0
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fromamv10

Apr/27/2013

My ratings don't properly reflect how much I like this scent just because I cannot leave aside all the other "real" fragrances I rated before. But this is also why I question myself now how much of a fragrance "snob" I am. Last weekend only I went out of Lutens' shop in Paris with - finally! - Iris Silver Mist (for the deadly price of Eur 130 of course) and since …Read more

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Fragrances - Cartier - La Treizieme Heure

4.0
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fromamv10

Mar/16/2013

Wonderful fragrance! I discovered Treizieme Heure today by chance and I am delighted. What a pleasure to discover a smoked audacious fragrance in the wave of flowery sweet and unremarkable commercial fragrances of these last years. And by coincidence, I am wearing these days Bulgari Black, so it was like meeting somebody from the family. A more feminine sister, less abrupt, less urban and dark as …Read more

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