Product Reviews by lillie_munster

Fragrances - Dolce&Gabbana - Desire The One

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Feb/28/2013

Desire The One is the intenser and slightly changed version of The One with additional notes and a very sensual overall impression.
Headnotes: Bergamot, Litchi, Lily of the Valley, Mandarine
Heartnotes: Tuberose
Basenote: Amber, Caramel, Sandalwood, Vanilla

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Fragrances - CHANEL - Cristalle Eau Verte

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Feb/25/2013

Imagine a bowl of ice-cold water, floating in it: lime slices, lemon blossoms, orange blossoms, blossoms freshly picked from a very green kind of jasmine, ice-cubes and sweet scented magnolia blossoms...

The effect is fresh and clear as water but never cold, just cooling and effervescent with a sweet top (the magnolia) that takes all the dreaded old-fashioned negative …
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Fragrances - Valentino - Valentina Assoluto

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Feb/11/2013

Valentina Assoluto EdP Intense is a, as the name indicates, more intensive version of the Valentina EdP.
The woody notes, white truffles and white florals (orange blossom and tuberose, maybe also jasmine) come out more prominent and after all the scents lingers much longer on my skin, developing some slightly darker, deeper notes as the EdP.
In fact it smells like I expected the EdP to …
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Fragrances - GIVENCHY - Very Irresistible Tropical Paradise

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May/16/2012

"Very Irresistible Tropical Paradise" is the 2012-summer flanker for Very Irresistible, the famous rose-anise combo.
Being familiar with the original scent only so far and liking it a lot but not having worn it for a long time, I was curious about the summer version.
The opening is a fresh minty and cooling blast of what I would expect to be perfect after-shower body spray …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum

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Mar/27/2012

This is a sweet, almost classic, in the 1980ies sense of the word- white floral. OPULENCE is its motto!
The Cavalli woman doesn't walk, she strides with pride and still oozes some friskyness, next to all her elegance and sensuality. Imagine a Tigress.
For lovers of Spellbound, Fracas, Poeme or Amarige this one is a must-try. But unlike the forementioned fragrances this is not a …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Elie Saab-Le Parfum

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Jul/13/2011

Elie Saab Le Parfum is the first fragrance of the eponymous Libanese designer. It was created by "nose" Francis Kurkdjian (Gaultier Le Male, NR for her).

Official notes are: orange blossom, jasmine, cedar, patchouli and rose honey.

I find the slightly bitter orange blossom (which becomes sweeter later on) to be VERY prominent (which is almost always a good thing …
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Fragrances - Les Nereides - Douceur de Vanille

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May/03/2011

A very soft but lingering powdery, almondy and slightly musky vanilla.
Perfect for summer as it has no big sillage but good staying power near your skin. I also detect some tropical floral notes (Frangipani?).
I smelled a combination of those or similar notes during my holidays as a child at the Mediterranean a lot. Don't know if it it was the talcum powder Italian ladies used or …
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Fragrances - Etro - Magot

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Feb/14/2011

I, too, had no idea how controversial Magot's reputation is/was...!!
I tested this one many years ago in a small niche perfumery in Berlin and i fell in love with it, instantly.
It smelled expensive and of abundancy for me and it still does.
Sensual woods, sweet powder some overripe fruits and flowers and a splash of citrus. Eh, what's not to like in that?
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Fragrances - Chloé - Chloe Intense EDP

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Nov/24/2010

A ripe and really 'intense' version of the EdP (2008) version of Chloé. While the EdT (2009, too) is pure fabric softener, the EdP a naturalistic, fresh and musky-sweetish rose (no, it smells much better in reality than this description makes you expect), the EdP Intense (2009) is delicately strong, stubborn, mature and wintery.
Dry spices enhance a rose in full bloom (a dry one …
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Fragrances - Yves Saint Laurent - Belle d'Opium

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Nov/10/2010

Hey, why are you so harsh? Is the heritage of this perfume's name really that deeply laden?
Apart from being a distant relative of Opium only and therefore having to be judged as a whole different thing, this is a nice new perfume launch!
Many people were disappointed because thye expected something in the vein of Opium, the super-maga-va-va-voom mistress of perfumes... well.. …
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