Product Reviews by maggiequinn

Fragrances - L'Artisan Parfumeur - Jour de Fete (new)

3.0
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Apr/17/2014

Jour de Fete (new version) is a pleasant blend of vanilla and almond, delicate and sweet. Very nice quality and easy to wear. Nothing wrong with it except I know we can expect much more from l'Artisan and Olivia Giacobetti. Somewhat pointelss. I Imagine using it on a day when I have a headache but still don't want to go scentless.

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Fragrances - PENHALIGON'S - Bluebell

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Jan/01/2014

Penhaligon's Bluebell is harsh, loud, synthetic and imbalanced. Does not develop and would not go away. Simply awful. Beautiful bottle and color though but I don't think I could find any reason to put it on my skin again.

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Fragrances - TOM FORD - Violet Blonde

4.0
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Dec/11/2011

The opening is violet and iris (reminds me of Creed's Love In Black, one of my favorite fragrances), then it turns green (I like that part very much), then the drydown is nice musk and suede. Very well blended elegant fragrance, develops nicely, the ingredients are definitely not cheap, but it does not have that: "OMG, I must buy the bottle immediately" factor. Still very good …Read more

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Fragrances - Trish McEvoy - Rose Oud EDP

3.0
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Dec/10/2011

It's an alright oud, but nothing groundbreaking. Very smooth and well blended. I'd say office-friendly, so you might consider it if that is what you need. I much prefer my ouds to be more dramatic and for that price you can get something much better from Montale.

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Fragrances - By Kilian - Beyond Love

5.0
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Sep/28/2011

Pure tuberose the way it smells after dark. I do not detect any other notes in it – whatever else has been used only serves the purpose of perfecting the main note. It is quite difficult to review Beyond Love since almost everything has been already said about the distinct smell of tuberoses. I’ve been growing these flowers for the first time in my yard this summer strictly to familiarize myself …Read more

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Fragrances - CREED - Royal Oud

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Sep/17/2011

Oh, what a disappointment! Being a fan of oud fragrances, as well as of several Creed perfumes and their excellent quality, I was impatiently waiting for this release. I was expecting it to be some sort of crown jewel among all the oud fragrances available on the market these days, smelling closely to the oud oil in its purest form. Well, sadly, it is not what I got from it. I must state here …Read more

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Fragrances - Bond No.9 - New York Oud

4.0
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Aug/24/2011

This is a drier and more masculine version of Bond No 9 Signature perfume. The oud note is the same in both, strong, simple and a little sterile/synthetic compared with for example Montale fragrances. New York Oud has a little citrusy and bitter opening and then oud takes over. It is from there pretty linear. Stays for good 12+ hours. Beautiful bottle!

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