Product Reviews by blowfish

Fragrances - L'Artisan Parfumeur - Traversee du Bosphore

3.0
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Oct/08/2011

Start is juicy fruit (apple and/or cherry), wetness (like a grey day), and plush softness at the same time…I definitely get the suede note. Juicy fruit plus suede make for an unusually compelling start. Also a bit of powdered sugar which I think I could do without…..a bit of Lutens Rahat Loukoum territory. Quickly gets softer and less juicy, and less interesting. Middle and drydown - soft …Read more

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Fragrances - Etat Libre D'Orange - Vraie Blonde

5.0
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Oct/08/2011

Sweet resin/incense, honey, woods – smooth and soothing. Almost fruity and chewy, but not gourmand. Middle starts getting fizzy (like gingerale or champagne) and fuzzy – impression is of a peachy honey glow but still woody. Far drydown – still sweet resin, and now some vanilla. Gorgeous! Good lasting power.

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Fragrances - Etat Libre D'Orange - Like This

3.0
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Oct/08/2011

Start is creamy spiced musk. Soft and cuddly, but not too dense and sweet. Woods and cream. Character similar to Lutens Douce Amere (yes, I agree w/ Bois de Jasmin on that one). After about 10 minutes I smell anis (must be the fenugreek) – again a Douce Amere tie-in. Then the sandalwood comes in. I can smell the pumpkin accord after about 1 hour. I never smell the citrus. After about 1.5 …Read more

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Fragrances - CHANEL - No.19 Poudre

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Oct/08/2011

Plush powdery iris start. Within 5 minutes, iris dryer sheet. Functional product smelling. Dire drydown – just dryer sheet. Annoying to wear.

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Fragrances - SONIA RYKIEL - Belle En Rykiel

4.0
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Oct/18/2008

Very nice and wearable fruity woody oriental, warm yet fresh (not fresh as in ozonic/aquatic). Sheer but not light. Drydown is less fruity, more dry woody amber. Good fragrance, I would wear it, but didn’t knock my socks off. Start is similar to Hillary Duff With Love but no patchouli, drydown is similar to Ambre Narguile (that sheer amber thing).

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Fragrances - Bond No.9 - West Side

5.0
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Oct/14/2008

Lovely and very wearable floral oriental. Soft sweet bright fruity rose to start, with a vanilla and clean woods dry down, no spices. Long lasting. One word to describe this would be Charming.

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Fragrances - Balenciaga - Rumba

3.0
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Sep/28/2008

80’s style in-your-face floral. Aldehydes, smoke, tobacco, dust, and green floral start, the brief must have asked for “sexy”, maybe with a reference to Habanita. Not candy sweet, but sweet in the manner of a stale cigarette stub mushed into an ash tray into which part of a sweet cocktail has spilled…………. Angela’s review on NST says the heater turning on for the first time that year – that …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - S-Perfumes 100 percent Love

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Sep/19/2008

Smells like warm vomit – you overindulged in chocolate ice-cream, cherries and fruit syrup, then threw up all over yourself. Sister of gucci rush – that overripe fruit and milk thing. Putrid but not boring.

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