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  • Arpège by Lanvin

    by Shifty Bat

    Aldehydes and indoles - All that flowery by-product goodness that was once all but unavoidable in perfumery. The listed notes might makes this sound like a fresh, semi-sweet bouquet, but this juice is practically filthy. And, whereas this used to ...More

  • Aer by Angela Ciampagna

    by rbaker

    The opening combines bunch of citrus fruit with a touch of mint, the mint herb that is, not a peppermint. A very nice combination, not a splashing opening blast but more a gently crisp start of this olfactory journey. Very soon after the beginn...More

  • Côte d'Amour by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    by Shifty Bat

    Cote d'Amour is similar in a weird way to Le Roi Soleil Homme in that I feel it has to be worn to the beach to really shine. It is an exceedingly fleeting, dry-grassy scent with a hint of creaminess which remains close to the body unless one is in ...More

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