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Oh gack! There's so much wrong with this perfume that I don't even know where to start....
It kicks off with citrus, but it's that fake, artificially sweet kind that reminds me of Tang. But it's really concentrated and somehow warm. I can tell that they wanted it to be rich, but the result is the smell of putting your face into a steamy hot canister of 1970's Tang powder and deeply inhaling the sweet fake orange powder.
Then there's the greens. There's tomato leaf, and if you've ever smelled tomato leaf extract, you know it has an undertone of bile smell that needs to be carefully subdued if you don't want your perfume smelling like someone threw up. Well, MIA doesn't bother hiding it, so the overpowering Tang smell is sitting on a thick pool of tomato leaves and barf. Oh, and they threw in some fennel too, which gives the Tang barf a distinct onion smell.
Then, in what I assume is a cruel joke, they smelled their Tang onion barf and said "what can we do to make this slightly more unsettling?" So, in a clever twist, they put the whole thing over a candy-sweet "fruit-chouli" marshmallow base, so it has a weirdly dense rich sweetness that makes the onion Tang barf smell even more disgusting through juxtaposition.
Sweet candied onion Tang barf!!!
18th August, 2012