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This isn't quite a review, just my thoughts on my particular bottle of vintage Egoiste.
I loved my Egoiste mini which was bought new, and lots of people seem to think the vintage formulation was better or much better, especially the sandalwood note. I looked for a bottle on Ebay, from a seller with strong feedback, and took the plunge.
My experience has been interesting. At first I thought, everyone is right, this is better than the current formula, more dense. But
Survey results confirmed perfume use have evolved into essential personal care items which are used daily, allowing the user to smell nice, feel luxurious, beautiful, pretty, and feminine.
Which confirms industry data trends from NPD Group 2010, & IBIS 2011.
A friend of mine recently asked me why I donít like vanilla in perfume, even though it is one of the most universally-liked notes out there. Not liking it eliminates a staggering number of perfumes right off the bat. One of the fragrance wheel theories says it is the base for all orientals, so that is a whole class right there. Yet I love vanilla as a flavor (I will take vanilla ice cream or cake over chocolate any day.) But the question got me to thinking about the real why behind this.
I'm fortunate in my friends. Besides the samples I've bought, I've been given many more - some several years ago and many more, lately.
When I had a couple of dozen samples, I kept them in boxes. Filling the boxes about half full of little plastic pellets lets the samples stand up nicely. (I originally saw this idea suggested by 30roses.) But now I have more than 100 sample bottles and
So I've finally gotten around to testing out the sample I got months ago of Miss Dior Cherie. I was testing mostly because I rolled my eyes when strawberry was a listed note in the new Valentino Valentina scent and wanted to test the note in other frags before I committed to such haughty dislike. So here goes...
A notes list for MDC on Basenotes includes mandarin, strawberry leaf, violet, jasmine, caramel popcorn, wild strawberry sorbet, musk, and patchouli.
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