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  • Aqua Allegoria Foliflora by Guerlain

    by Shifty Bat

    This fragrance may as well be the benchmark for 'pretty good floral.' Nothing is bad and nothing really stands out. The Guerlain quality of ingredients is reliable as ever, but there is just so little personality at work here that I feel like ther...More

  • Lady Gaga Fame by Lady Gaga

    by Shifty Bat

    I can't help but feel that Fame is a pale imitation of Deep Night. While that should be disparaging I love Deep Night, so anything close is bound to be good. If you like sweet jasmine scents in the vein of Hypnotic Poison this is bound to be pleasa...More

  • 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

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