Product Reviews by whitecountess

Fragrances - Antonia's Flowers - Tiempe Passate

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Jul/30/2011

Tiempe Passate, named for an old Neopolitan love song Antonia's grandfather wrote back in the 1920's, was made to smell like "fragrance after you’ve had it on for hours – a truly lived in, skin fragrance."
To me, it smells like the nape of a beautiful woman's neck, who has lifted up her long hair:
This fragrance combines the notes of cedar wood, amber, bergamot …
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Fragrances - Frederic Malle - Angeliques sous la Pluie

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Sep/19/2010

This fragrance is so exquisite, just like its name: "Angelica Flowers After the Rain".
With notes of angelica, juniper berries, coriander, musk and cedar, its as if you put your head on the shoulder of a beautifully scented woman holding a perfect gin and tonic. It has a shadow of violet, seen also in Apres L'ondee and from the gorgeous indie perfumer Soivohle's Violets …
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Fragrances - CREED - Ambre Cannelle

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Sep/18/2010

I SO wanted to love this! It was made for Eva Perone, who to me is one of our most fascinating figures. I can completely see how in her day, this would have been exciting. Amber floral, with a touch of sexual musk. And the french Cannelle (cinammon) is one of my favorite scents. Diptyque makes a Cannelle candle that is one of the best things I have ever smelled. But on me, Amber Cannelle smells …Read more

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Fragrances - CREED - Aventus Eau de Parfum

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Sep/18/2010

Creed is, no doubt, one of our most historic perfume houses. They began in 1760, have been the official perfumers for no less than 10 Royal Houses and have made perfumes for famous figures and perfume lovers for 250 years. They have made scents for everyone from Eva Perone to Jackie Onassis. So far, my two favorite fragrances by them have been Royal Water and Irish Tweed, made for Princess Di and …Read more

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Fragrances - Czech & Speake - No. 88

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Sep/09/2010

I first smelled No. 88 when a legendary English film actor leaned across to kiss my cheek in greeting. I nearly passed out, both from the close contact and then the heavenly smell! Nothing else smells like No. 88. Some will love it, some not so much, but it can never be mistaken for anything else. When I was back in London I went to the Czech and Speake store on legendary Jermyn street because I …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Baccarat-Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes EDP

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Sep/08/2010

With Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes Baccarat hit the perfume market, and it hit it HARD!
Listed as "One of the World's Most Expensive Perfumes" Thebes translates as "The Sacred Tears of Thebes." It retails at over $1000 for an ounce at Harrods in London.
Many of the scents that are exceptionally exclusive and expensive just don't do it for me. The JAR scents …
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Fragrances - Worth - Courtesan

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Sep/02/2010

Courtesan, made by the Worth Family, is perfectly named. I almost blushed when I first smelled it!! At first sniff, it smells like expensive makeup and perfume, and then *bang* it smells DIRTY. Dirty in a hot, sexy and almost raw way. WOW. It smells like a beautiful woman walking down an expensive street in Paris after having an "assignment" with the president.

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Fragrances - Worth - Je Reviens

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Sep/02/2010

Je Reviens is THE ultimate nostalgic fragrance. When American men were leaving for the second World War, all of the military men gave their beloveds this perfume to remember them by. A not entirely truthful translator joined with a brilliant advertiser translated Je Reviens as "I will return". This perfume became a scent infused with so much emotion that even POST WWII, it was a …Read more

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Fragrances - PENHALIGON'S - Amaranthine

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Aug/10/2010

Within the first three sniffs, you know you are dealing with a master, in this case, Bertrand Duchafour. This is the third time I'm trying this fragrance, and I get so many different notes , white floral, fruity, musky, green.
Amaranthine is incredibly complex and beautiful. It is the opposite of so many perfumes out there, where you know you've smelled this thing before. It does …
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Fragrances - CHANEL - Bois des Iles

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Aug/10/2010

This is the perfume equivalent of cashmere or silk, something soft that lingers on the skin.. If it were a voice, it would be Kathleen Turner's. Interesting that Bois is called a "woodsy" scent, because I get the most exquisite Iris which dries to a light and sexy musk.
It is a scent you could wear every day for years. To tremendous effect.
Or just on those days where …
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