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  • Popy Moreni by Popy Moreni

    by Shifty Bat

    This was a rare 'first sniffer' to me, in that I liked it right away. The sweetened coffee and geranium tones, along with that lovably waxy-woody-chalky base of heliotrope, amber, and woods reminded me instantly of the later Yohji Homme and Belle en...More

  • Poupée by Rochas

    by Shifty Bat

    This reminds me of a bunch of scents from around '99 when the herbal-Oriental theme had run dry and experimentation lead to some weird creations which tried to be too many things at once. Poupee is on the lighter side of the weird scale but the pi...More

  • Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia by Guerlain

    by Shifty Bat

    A creamy white floral affair, unfairly toploaded and with little to nothing to offer after the first hour. I appreciate the restraint showed with the vanilla, which is here just used to bolster any missing sweetness from the distillation of certain ...More

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