Product Reviews by rasputin2

Fragrances - GUERLAIN - Mitsouko Eau de Parfum

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3 months ago

This is reviewing a 50ml refill bottle of the EDP I bought online in August 2019. I don't know what the edition is, yet I am quite sure this is one of the most recent formulations, because yes, it is different from the formulae I have always known.

I will hasten to add that it smells wonderful... So it's not *bad*... just *different*.

Brilliant, nose-prickling …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Akro NIGHT Eau de Parfum

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6 months ago

Brace yourself for THIS one, kids. Akro NIGHT, one of the new scents created by the famous Cresp family of perfumers as part of a sextet of olfactory "vices", just might be the naughtiest perfume of which I am aware. In unambiguous erotic suggestiveness, it is right up there with Rochas FEMME, Papillon Artisan SALOME, Alexander McQueen KINGDOM, and the original pink-bomb flacon of AGENT …Read more

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Fragrances - Thierry Mugler - Cologne Eau de Toilette

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7 months ago

This review is for: Thierry Mugler COLOGNE: COME TOGETHER [nose: Alberto Morillas; 2018] Aldehydic--Hesperidic--Musqué type.

Notes (my own impressions): Aldehydes, petitgrain, neroli, lime peel, coriander, paperwhites, jasmine, grassy notes, tagetes, sandalwood, white musk.

This new fragrance is a brilliant, effervescent and refreshing scent, ideal for summer weather …
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Fragrances - Balmain - Ivoire de Balmain (Vintage)

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7 months ago

Scent-of-the-Evening: Pierre Balmain IVOIRE in the vintage Extrait de Parfum. [1980; Nose: Francis Camail and Michel Hy] Green/Floral/Chypre.

Thanks to Dede Grant for allowing me to try this perfume masterpiece.

TÊTE: aldehydes, chamomile, asafoetida, mandarin orange, violet, benzoin, artemisia, marigold, galbanum, bergamot and lemon;
COEUR: nutmeg, carnation, cinnamon …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Zibeline

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7 months ago

Zibeline by Weil is a Aldehydic/Woody/Floral/Animalic fragrance for women. Zibeline was launched in 1928. The nose behind this fragrance is Claude Fraysse.

Top notes are aldehydes, coriander, tarragon, bergamot and lemon;
Middle notes are iris, gardenia, jasmine, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley and rose;
Base notes are honey, sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, musk, civet and …
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Fragrance - Yves Saint Laurent - Kouros

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9 months ago

Just received my new flacon of the current formula. It still smells fantastic to my nose, though, to my memory, the tight/bright aldehydic/chypre accord up top was not as sharp and soapy, perhaps, and the lower notes used to be more intriguing. I think the styrax, honey, iris and artemisia used to be more prominent, and created an interestingly "chalky", powdery drydown with hints of …Read more

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Fragrance - Boucheron - Pour Homme

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11 months ago

A truly magnificent scent. Smells mostly very natural. I have the EDP. It's brilliant, cheering, emotionally cleansing. Top-heavy and totally devoid of any fusty, dark or "dirty" notes.

It strikes me, stylistically, as being an intense "eau de cologne" in the sense of a citrusy Kölnisch Wasser; if, say, EAU DE ROCHAS were magnified threefold in intensity, this …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Knize - Knize Ten

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11 months ago

Knize Ten: I am reviewing the original formula EDT from 1920, not one of its many flankers.

This is one of those scents that I did not altogether like at first... (in the category of numbers like Molinard HABANITA, État Libre D'Orange SÉCRÉTIONS MAGNIFIQUES, Miglin PHER'OMONE) but which, over a period of several days, became fascinating and irresistible to me. …
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Fragrances - GUERLAIN - Samsara

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Nov/11/2018

I am sniffing some 1980's-vintage SAMSARA EDT on my hand now. After not having experienced it for years. I had remembered I once liked it, but now might have to re-evaluate.

I know it had been initially released during the rise of the New Age/Yoga movement, intended to be a relaxing and meditative and "spiritual" fragrance-- the ad of the silhouetted nude lady sitting …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Evyan White Shoulders Eau de Cologne

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Nov/11/2018

What can you say about WHITE SHOULDERS? I've gone through three flacons over the last 12 years or so, all of it purchased relatively inexpensively at Walgreen's. It's kind of a "guilty pleasure" because it's no longer really a "haute" fragrance. And it's ultra-femme, but sometimes I like to spritz it on, anyway.

My current flacon is one my …
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