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  1. [Review] Cumin 31 by Le Labo

    Rose 31 by Le Labo should be renamed 'Cumin 31' from the smell of it. This would seem like a cumin-laced rose when it was first described to me. Presumably naming a fragrance 'Cumin' was hardly sexier than 'Rose'.

    Reviews have summed it as a masculine rose, the flower playing a peek-a-boo throughout the day for me. So do not make the mistake of assuming this is predominantly a rose soliflore as I had from its namesake. I seem to get shades of Diptyque's Tam Dao - ness but incredibly ...

    Updated 21st August 2010 at 09:50 AM by qoo77

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    Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia - The pear open is nice when hanging around, then disappears under a grip of perfumey freesia. Eh.

    Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia - Enjoyed the watery sourness of it and is thankfully not too floral. More interesting than Fleur de Liane which seems to be aiming for same category. Like the recent Balenciaga, it's perfectly nice and wearable without being totally dull. (Though, it's a little bit dull.)
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  3. SOTD Friday 20 August 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Caron-Violette Précieuse
    This is the earthy, dark green original version.
    Created in 1913 by Ernest Daltroff, it has the gorgeous shot of
    oakmoss that grips the throat and turns the shy violet into a bossy babe.

    Updated 14th January 2012 at 08:38 PM by kumquat

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  4. SOTD Thursday 19 August 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Salomon van Ruisdael, 1602
    Heeley-Sel Marin
    A perfect rendition of a salt marsh or a
    romp in the ocean on a hot day.
    My eyes are closed and I float aimlessly, quietly.
    I dream of the beautiful parrot fish darting
    among the rocks in the dappled sunlight.

    Sel Marin Notes;
    lemon, Sicilian bergamot, sea salt, seaweed, vetiver, birch, cedar
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  5. Does anyone know a perfume similar to JPG Classique?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsbutler View Post
    All I seem to wear is JPG's Classique or Ghost, the half moon one!
    Does anyone know a similar perfume to JPG's Classique? I adore that perfume!

    Alison
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