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  1. Tom Ford Plum Japonais

    Goes on somewhere between incensey and woody, with a hint of cinnamon and benzoin. As ever with my skin I don't get a lot of wet/fruity plum but an extra squirt gives me a pleasing, well-rounded aura of Something Nice. It's classy and restrained: like breathing in the scent of an antique Chinese incense cabinet, as opposed to being assaulted by the aroma of a hippy shop. Very enjoyable.
  2. How to tame a sa(u)vage...Part 1

    The news hit me with the same severity they hit me everytime I hear that a legendary fragrance must be modernly reinterpreted, no matter what. This time it was Eau Sauvage's turn. As a silent watcher who has seen tenths of magnificent fragrances destroyed for no apparent reason, I thought I knew beforehand all the "arguments" that Dior was going to use. I was wrong. This time the shameless ridicule blew every fuse I had still unblown.
    Here is how Dior explains the reasons of launching
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  3. How to tame a sa(u)vage...Part 2

    But let's also have a look at the oeuvre of the luminary responsible for Eau Sauvage's rejuvenation.
    It's Francois Demachy. Monsieur Demachy's picture should accompany the "workaholic" entry in every encyclopaedia. Or be under "perfume machine", if such a term was included. You see, creating 101 fragrances from 2005 to 2015, with 80 of them made for Dior, is something that must have helped perfumery's diversity a lot. An awful lot. It seems that his exhausting rate of spitting
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  4. Mona di Orio Les Nombres d'Or Vanille

    Intriguing. It's sort of like what I imagine a Mini Milk ice lolly would taste of once it had grown up and got dumped a few times. There's something smoky in there and a hint of saffron or sassafras or something similary acrid - which may be the citrus. It reminds me of a BPAL scent inspired by the cowboy character from Dracula, but where that drowned in root-beer horribleness this is surprisingly unisex and pleasingly stable. Other reviewers praise its complexity and blendedness - I'm finding it ...
  5. How I got scar(r)ed for life... Part 1

    Coming of age during the '80s may be more ambiguous than it seems at first glance. Although I feel very lucky that I was present at the birth of so many legendary fragrances, I can't help but underline how deeply they have affected me and how they shaped my aromatic preferences for ever. Sometimes to the point of rendering me incapable to smell any new fragrance without inevitably comparing it with what vintage formulations I have within my reach. Even when they belong to completely different genres. ...
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