Product Reviews by zeynepd

Fragrances - Elizabeth Taylor - White Diamonds Eau de Toilette

5.0
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7 months ago

A very stylish perfume that smells way more expensive than it is - especially as higher end houses are leaning toward its style and we are getting more accustomed to getting similar vibes from more recent products.

I'm a child of the eighties. Like many of my peers in my country, I started my fragrance journey with fruits and I was surrounded with adults wearing big orientals of …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Olfactive Studio Lumiere Blanche Eau de Parfum Spray

3.0
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7 months ago

Cardamom and cloves, settling into a milky cardamom on a base of cashmeran and musk. I get woods as well. Less milky and cozy than than these notes may connote. Tingles my nose a bit. Settles into a skinscent - a bit airy, a bit soapy on me- that is not memorable to me at all. Maybe a tad too harsh to be truly enveloping. It then becomes a light sandalwood.

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Fragrances - Hermès - Hermessence Vanille Galante

5.0
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7 months ago

One of my long-term love affairs and pure bliss in a bottle.

Jean-Claude Ellena is commonly described as creating haikus with scents, conveying tremendous complexity despite the superficial lightness or the ephemereal quality of whatever he is playing with at the time. His creations are beautiful watercolor drawings in my mind, sometimes as big as murals and despite their light brush …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - YS-UZAC Lale Eau de Parfum

2.0
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7 months ago

Very disappointimg fruity floral with wintersweet, osmanthus and benzoin as composition highlights - as the Ys-uzac website calls them. Again, on their website, it is described as a 'A perfume that makes you smile. It is a sketch about a dream – an ephemeral silent love story during blooming season in a frosty land. Cheerful, tender, irresistible.', which is partially true …Read more

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Fragrances - Hermès - Eau D'Orange Verte

3.0
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7 months ago

Beautiful cologne with next to zero lasting power on me - otherwise, I would have given it 4 stars.

It is a creative, playful cologne that has nice surprise elements. And I actually find it more whimsical and playful than the brand image conveys. It opens with a green citrus that immediately makes me wonder what else is there. Sometimes, I get a clear mint but on other days it is a …
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Fragrances - Lancôme - Sikkim

5.0
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7 months ago

Beautiful, complex, elegant fragrance both in vintage and reformulation. It unfolds over a long time on skin, writing a well-thought composition that is - to me- a joy to witness.

Sikkim opens with white, fuzzy aldehydes - more Rive Gauche and Dia to my nose than more yellow-smelling, maybe peachy or stale aldehydes. Some very lush galbanum joins immediately, transporting me to an …
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Fragrances - Les Parfums de Rosine - Une Folie de Roses

3.0
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7 months ago

A chypre leaning toward old-school chpres though not as opulent, well-blended or complex to my nose. The Rosine website says this is to be worn with fur and silk, which gives me the impression that we are after that Chanel feel here - for some reason I'm thinking of No.5 and Coco Madem.oiselle. And Une Folie de Rose may give you that during the drydown, although I think it has a more retro …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Profumum - Acqua di Sale

3.0
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7 months ago

I grew up by the side of Bosphorus, the strait that inspired Bertrand Duchafour to create a light loukhoum perfume with suede and tulip notes. My bosphorus is not sweet and well-behaved like that. It smells of iodine, pebbles, and this seaweed with which you can have a love/hate relationship.

I tried Acqua di Sale, first and firemost because I wanted to see how seaweed would be …
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Fragrances - diptyque - Eau Duelle Eau de Parfum

3.0
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7 months ago

A cozy and enveloping fragrance for autumn and winter if you like cardamom on a soft, spicy and mildly resinous base. I like the idea and the EDT - though I'm not in love with it- but I think the EDP does not work for me.

Eau Duelle EDP opens with a boozy bourbon and woods, a bit spiced and a bit honeyed to my nose. I find this opening very inviting because it is rich with …
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Fragrances - Annick Goutal - Rose Absolue

3.0
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7 months ago

This is a rose bouquet that has 6 different types of roses. Although it is a soliflore, it is not boring and keeps evolving during its time on my skin - which is very short unfortunately. I appreciate experiencing different facets of rose though I cannot say that I'm happy with its performance on myself.

The opening is much woodier on me than I would expect. After the initial …
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