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  1. [Review] Sublime Balkiss by The Different Company

    Opening notes were bursting of uplifting sweet ripe blackberries that kept me sniffing but soon dried down to a cheap smelling watered down cologne after 10mins on me. You know, the kind of smell that remains on your arm after trying to wash off the stuff that u couldn't stand from multiple testings at the dept store.

    Utterly disappointed, this being my 2nd purchase from TDC after my much-loved 1st niche fragrance of Bois et Sens... definitely expected more at such a price point. ...

    Updated 22nd August 2010 at 01:22 PM by qoo77

    Tags: balkiss, chypre
  2. late summer '10 short cuts


    Delrae Coup de Foudre - It's really nice (though ending is lackluster) but for the money they're asking I'd rather buy a Rosine.
    Chanel Bois des Iles - Dry sandalwood, doesn't last on me. Not bad but not ~revelatory~ or anything.
    TDC Bois d'Iris - Holy christ baby powder.
    Guerlain Vetiver pour Elle - Starts off lovely with florals smoothing out that bitter vetiver edge, but then the bitterness takes over anyway, so really there's no need to own ...

    Updated 7th August 2010 at 10:07 AM by Aznavour

  3. SotD Friday 06 August

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Estee Lauder - White Linen

    Blazing-hot, white rose scent- pierces through all others.
    I always think of clean, white sheets,
    and the sun bleaching them.

    Created by Sophia Grojsman in 1978.
    Top: citrus, peach and jasmine.
    Heart: lilac, rose and amber.
    Base: cedarwood, sandalwood and benzoin.
  4. Green Irish Tweed VS Cool Water - My Opinion

    If there is one topic that keeps coming back on the forum, it's the Green Irish Tweed VS Cool Water "fight".

    I own a bottle of Cool Water and decided to buy a sample of GIT.

    Do they smell the same? Oh yes indeed.
    But there are clear differences to me.

    Green Irish Tweed seems to be richer.
    The ingredients are certainly from a higher quality.
    This smells "rounder", better blended.

    In terms of longevity ...
  5. SOTF Wednesday 04 August 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Dulcis in Fundo

    Creamy, citrus-flavored vanilla.
    Childhood memories abound,
    and new ones are created.
    Delight your senses.

    Mexican vanilla bean is the key.