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  1. Fragrance Review: Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne


    Genre: Fruity Floral

    This is basically the same kind of Del Monte canned peaches note that you can get for $245 US from By Killian's Flower of Immortality, offered here for a mere $60 US retail. Or you can just go out and spend $1.99 on the canned peaches. (Actually, the Jo Malone smells better than the expensive ultra-niche stuff – though maybe not better than the Del Monte.)

    Granted, it’s a pleasant smell, but as a fragrance it’s
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    Updated 29th July 2014 at 03:22 AM by Way Off Scenter

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  2. Fragrance Review: Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne


    Genre: Citrus

    Blackberry & Bay Cologne confirms my suspicion that Jo Malone makes fragrances for people who dislike fragrance. The central berries and clean musk theme parallels predecessors like MŻre et Musc and FraÓcheur Muskissime, but is offered here in a tenfold dilution, as if to ward off the calamity of somebody accidentally smelling it. The bay should make an interesting savory contrast to the berries, but in a fragrance this faint and fleeting, it hardly
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  3. Fragrance Review: Amouage Interlude Woman


    Genre: Floral Oriental

    Interlude Man strikes me as a cacophonous nightmare of a fragrance, but Iím happy to report that Interlude Woman is a much more successful and congenial composition. No shrieking horror of pseudo-sandalwood here, and no thunderous head shop patchouli. Instead, we get a novel, yet understated accord of nutmeats, frankincense, and white floral notes over a delicate opopanax, vanillic amber, and tonka foundation. Whereas the oudh reconstruction
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    Updated 28th July 2014 at 11:04 PM by Way Off Scenter

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  4. Fragrance Review: Amouage Interlude Man


    Genre: Woody Oriental

    Iím afraid I have to break with the pack on this one. Frankincense, opopanax, an oudh reconstruction that smells of burnt hair, and a whole lot of patchouli add up to a very loud, crude composition, which I really donít enjoy. This fragrance seems to have too much going on, all at once, and all at stentorian volume. The frankincense and patchouli fight one another like two mismatched paint colors, the opopanax is a bit too powdery and sweet,
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  5. Fragrance Review: Serge Lutens De Profundis


    Genre: Floral Oriental

    The photorealistic chrysanthemum top note is unique in my experience, and truly arresting. Chrysanthemum is an autumnal, melancholy note, with associations of turning leaves and early frosts. As De Profundis matures on the skin, the evocative chrysanthemum gains support from an accord of liturgical incense, carnation, and woody violet. Itís all rather moody, despite the floral content, and the composition maintains a brooding, bittersweet air
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    Updated 19th July 2014 at 07:23 PM by Way Off Scenter

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