Close Your Eyes and...
    by Miller et Bertaux

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    Lovely but aldehydic. This one's also known as Bois de Gaiac et Poire.
    It's been compared to Kenzo Amour and found wanting, so it hasn't gotten much love, but it works for me, a soft rose powder of a fragrance. The gaiac wood isn't prominent, so it was probably wise to change the name to Close Your Eyes and... Those expecting a woody frangrance will be disappointed.
    I'm surprised to see it listed as unisex, as I think you'd have to amp up the woods a lot more to get it out of the airy, powdered rose-heliotrope-jasmine ambiance that prevails. It's sort of dreamy, soft, traditional, pretty to wear. It has been dissed for being unoriginal, from a house that has made its mark by being original. I'm not sure this is enough reason to reduce points for a fragrance, so I'm going to use my nose, and stay out of the politics. Original and cutting edge have little to offer me by way of liking a fragrance.
    What keeps me from pursuing this fragrance further are the aldehydes. I have a sensitivity to them which renders Chanel No. 5 unwearable, and this one is borderline, but still problematic for me because of them. The fragrance that it is, is nice, but unwearable for me.

    19 January, 2013 (Last Edited: 06 December, 2013)

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