Product Reviews by weinhaled

Fragrances - Hermès - Caleche

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Jun/01/2007

what did luca turin say about this one--its the scent of 'a woman who neglects herself'? well. mrowr. well preferable to smelling like scented pantyliners, etc. the human body smells good. so you are reminded by the long-lasting sandalwood base. its a good choice for days you don't want to get busted perfuming yourself. mildly soap-tinged for an hour or two. a small amount …Read more

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Fragrances - Caron Paris - Narcisse Noir

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May/31/2007

somebody please tell me--has this been reformulated since this was deemed a classic? was some vital component outlawed? aughpffft! i bought a new bottle of extrait--and it is two miles of bad road. i mean, literally, it smells like two miles of hot asphalt. hours of hot molten tar as this develops. when that leaves center stage, then there is an hour of warm berry syrup, which is a relief …Read more

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Fragrances - Caron Paris - Bellodgia

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May/31/2007

number one, the scent of day old tiger lilies is sickmaking. and 'B', this perfume smells exactly like them. so what on earth is it doing to me that i craaave it? my experience with bellodgia was previously just a shot of edp at bergdorfs--hmph, didn't blow the skirt up. now i own a bottle of extrait, and it is hyp-mo-tizing. the first time with the extrait, i thought …Read more

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Fragrances - Caron Paris - Alpona

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May/30/2007

caron's alpona extrait is currently the shelf's golden child--warm, evolutive, and masculine in that ms. earhart way (but not as angular as miss dior, for instance, its more honeyed). like most carons, its best characteristic is that it is compellllling. you want to know more, more, more, yet you never hit that wall that says 'cologne here', you just eventually meet with …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - JAR - Diamond Waters

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May/28/2007

what a delicious and satisfying carnation clove perfume--i wish i were cleopatra so i could shave my head and let a concreta of this the size of a manhole cover melt over me all day...well, no, but you will come to know what i mean. with their marketing, i so wanted this to smell like huile de snake. uh, not so much. at the outset, you've turned the corner into a cold delicious raincloud …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - JAR Shadow

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May/20/2007

very l.a. hair rock drydown from this highly suspect line of overpriced sophomoric fragrances. sweet peppery gourmand that is heavy, heavy on the cloves. this will remind you that clove oil is quite sexy. it should also remind you that clove oil is quite affordable. i'd like to smell this on a musician hookup, but that guy would be too cheesy and passe to actually date. i feel that if i …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - JAR -- Bolt of Lightning

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May/20/2007

i call emperor's new clothes on this one. i was so excited en route to bergdorfs--green berry and thunderstorm ions? oh my! however. can you carry that chamois in the jar around all day? you cannot. and great perfume should be engineered to be worn. on my skin, this was lots of fun for the first five minutes, then it became an okay berry that bossed out the other notes. my friend was …Read more

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Fragrances - Sage Machado - Amber

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May/18/2007

in the words of the boyfriend, 'oh my god. now that is the real deal.' in the words of my preppy sister who stoically refuses to wear perfume, 'when it wafts past, its very welcome and pleasing.' i hate sweet cloying fragrances, so i was happy to find this amber. the sweetness of the amber is cut, but with citrus, not harsh wood. and i love her stoppered crystal bottles. …Read more

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Fragrances - L'Artisan Parfumeur - Safran Troublant

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May/18/2007

this came in a set i bought from artisan, so best believe i gave it a sporting chance. niet. goes way beyond gourmand. stomps oafishly past cloying. its like a scratch n sniff breakfast--diet maple syrup, biscuits and gravy. so sloven and unsexy. i like pepper notes, but they can't rescue the tacky glamour-shot syrup here--if tresor/marc jacobs/most of the le labo line make you …Read more

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Fragrances - GUERLAIN - Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune Eau de Toilette

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May/18/2007

feeling squalid and despondent? this unisex, impossibly fresh and brisk scent is instant therapy. when i'm wearing this i feel so clean, stoical, and self-superior that any woman coming within 10 feet of me wearing fendi or poison risks getting beaten to death with a handbag. fresh fruit dries quickly to razory grapefruit oil and wood. wear this with an inviolable white shirt to project …Read more

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